Indianapolis Colts 7, New Orleans Saints 62
What I Liked: The Saints’ big question going into the night was how the play-calling would work. The answer was simple. Spectacularly. Pete Carmichael, the Saints little known offensive coordinator, handled the offensive play-calling duties, and the Saints’ offense didn’t miss a beat. To be honest, it’s hard to come up with any criticisms of the Saints after they hand out a 62-7 butt kicking. My only suggestion to general audiences is that this game shouldn’t be used as a benchmark for anything. The Colts simply aren’t good. Great job by the Saints.
What I Didn’t Like: The Colts just suffered the worst loss of the season, and they’re the joke of the league. The loss was compounded by the fact that it was a nationally televised game. I guess if I had to pick something I hated more than anything else, I’d say I hated the way the Colts played defensively. I know that their offense never gave them a chance to win, but their defense looked defeated very quickly. There was multiple times that the camera would show defensive players standing, with their hands on their hips looking up and shaking their heads. Really a poor effort all around.
Where Do They Go From Here: The Colts are still firmly in the “suck for Luck” talk, and that’s as it should be. They showed nothing tonight to make me think that they aren’t the worst team in the NFL. I’ll even give you a sneak peek of my power rankings. The Colts will be #32.
The Saints move to 5-2, and they’re now in sole possession of first place in the NFC South. They play the Rams next week in another game that could turn into a blowout very quickly. They’ll finally get challenged again two weeks from now when they take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.