Colts Week 9: A tale of two halves

Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton doing his best Marvin Harrison.  (Photo: Matt Kryger/Indy Star)

Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton does his best Marvin Harrison.
(Photo: Matt Kryger/Indy Star)

Good morning, Colts fans. Can you believe that game?

What? You turned it off? No, you didn’t really miss much…

Just T.Y. Hilton stepping out as a star (with three touchdowns in the last 15 minutes); the Stanford mafia taking over with huge fourth quarter plays by Andrew Luck, Griff Whalen, and Coby Fleener; Pat Angerer introducing himself to Case Keenum (by knocking him on his keyster); and Andrew Luck with his tenth game winning drive (in just 24 games), the most by a sophomore quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

Anything else? I feel like I’m missing something…

Oh, and Texans Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed and left the field in an ambulance. But, that was before the Colts comeback. He is undergoing tests and we wish him the best.

So, just one question for you…

Have you learned nothing as a Colts fan?

I know the first half was ugly. Trust me, I wanted nothing more than to turn the channel, or better yet…go to bed. But, I know better. I’ve seen these guys come back from impossible odds time and time again. You just can’t count them out.

I’m not judging you. I’m not going to go Nick Saban…and tell you not to bother watching if you’re not in it for the long haul. I just feel bad for you. Because, quite frankly…if you endured the first half, you owed it to yourself to see the second half.

Here’s a perfect illustration of Sunday night’s game against the Texans:

On the first half, Colts coach Chuck Pagano said (via Indy Star), “If I would have had a sharp object in my pocket, I might have used it.” This from a guy who endured hellish leukemia treatment last year. Without blinking.

By the end of the game, Pagano was in the locker room telling the players they had “hearts of lions.”

Colts, 27. Texans, 24.

Just another week in Colts Land.

Next time…try to stay up for it.

Go Colts!

Note from the author: Gary Kubiak’s health is more important than any game. I wish him a quick recovery and continued health. I know Colts Nation is with me on that. We send our love and prayers to Coach Kubiak and his family.

If ever there were a time I could have justified the opposing team winning one for their coach, it was Sunday night. Thankfully, my Colts didn’t see it that way.

We look forward to seeing Coach Kubiak back on the sideline against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 15th.

But, just so you know…we’re going to try to win that one too.

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