Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Patriots Shut Down Colts and Manning 20-3
ABC News ^

Posted on 01/16/2005 5:54:15 PM PST by bikepacker67

FOXBORO, Mass. Jan 16, 2005 — The New England Patriots are a game away from their third Super Bowl trip in four years, thanks to a stifling defense that shut down Peyton Manning and his receivers. Corey Dillon and New England's ball-control offense rushed for more than 200 yards Sunday and kept the NFL's MVP on the sidelines as the Patriots rolled to a 20-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

The Patriots will be in Pittsburgh for next week's AFC title game.

Tedy Bruschi, Willie McGinest and coach Bill Belichick's defense frustrated Manning on all but a couple of drives. Manning was 27 for 42 for 238 yards, but the Colts could only fashion a field goal.

Manning is now 0-7 in Foxboro, where he lost his second straight playoff game in the snow. In the Patriots' 24-14 win over the Colts in last year's AFC championship game, Manning was helpless in even whiter conditions, throwing four interceptions.

The main beneficiary was Dillon, who rushed for 144 yards in his first NFL playoff game in his eight seasons.

Tom Brady threw for one touchdown, ran for another and completed 18 passes in 27 attempts for 144 yards as he improved to 7-0 in playoff games.

New England (15-2) led 6-0 on Adam Vinatieri's field goals of 24 and 31 yards in the second quarter with the first one capping a 16-play, 78-yard march that lasted 9 minutes, 7 seconds.

The only points Indianapolis (13-5) scored came on Mike Vanderjagt's 23-yard field goal on the last play of the first half.

When Brady threw a 5-yard scoring pass to David Givens to cap a third-quarter drive that lasted 8:16, Manning had to make his remaining possessions count against the hard-hitting defense.

He didn't and Brady followed with a drive 94-yard drive that ended with his 1-yard touchdown run.

Facing a 20-3 deficit with 7:10 left, even Manning couldn't do much.

The Patriots proved once again they could win without their best defenders. Pro Bowl defensive end Richard Seymour was sidelined with a knee injury and starting cornerbacks Ty Law and Tyrone Poole are on injured reserve.

They did it against a team that had the fifth highest scoring season in NFL history then led Denver 35-3 at halftime of a 49-24 divisional playoff win a week earlier in Indianapolis.

And the season ended for the Colts where it started. They lost the season opener there 27-24 when Vanderjagt missed a 48-yard field goal attempt in the final minute.


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: afc; colts; nfl; patriots
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-117 next last
Be Very Afraid
1 posted on 01/16/2005 5:54:18 PM PST by bikepacker67
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
Cut that meat! Cut that meat! Cut that meat!


2 posted on 01/16/2005 5:55:31 PM PST by rdb3 (Real men don't whine. It's 2005 and everyone's gonna feel it this year.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
Total dominance, no question about it.

Be Very Afraid

Steelers 30, Pats 18.

3 posted on 01/16/2005 5:56:05 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67

Hey Vandy... who was ripe for the pickin?


4 posted on 01/16/2005 5:56:07 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67

Note to Mr. Manning:

Could you please give us back our coach? We need him this week. You can find him in your head.


5 posted on 01/16/2005 5:56:57 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
Steelers 30, Pats 18.
You're nuts.

Whatever the "Over/Under" is, it won't be 48.

6 posted on 01/16/2005 5:57:54 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave

LOL! Ya! Give him back!


7 posted on 01/16/2005 5:58:53 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
Whatever the "Over/Under" is, it won't be 48.

No sh/t. ....that's why I'm picking the over.

8 posted on 01/16/2005 5:58:59 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

Score is probably right, but teams are reversed! Go Pats, go!


9 posted on 01/16/2005 5:59:31 PM PST by demkicker (I'm Ra th er sick of Dan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
Steelers 30, Pats 18.


Patriots 16, Steelers 14. Gotta go with the under in this one.


10 posted on 01/16/2005 6:00:19 PM PST by rdb3 (Real men don't whine. It's 2005 and everyone's gonna feel it this year.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
This is coming from the same guy that was predicting a Yankee sweep over the Red Sox. Typical New Yorker. Probably still curled up in the fetal position after the human shank lost the game for them yesterday.
11 posted on 01/16/2005 6:00:25 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave

Yet another fool who ASSumes I'm a Jet fan.


12 posted on 01/16/2005 6:01:29 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
same guy that was predicting a Yankee sweep over the Red Sox

Considering I was within 3 outs of that coming true, I'd say that prediction wasn't too far out of line.

13 posted on 01/16/2005 6:02:55 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
No... but your certainly a SKANK FAN!

Biggest choke in MLB post season history! ;-)

I luv ya Mojo...

14 posted on 01/16/2005 6:02:56 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
Biggest choke in MLB post season history! ;-)

On THAT we can agree.

15 posted on 01/16/2005 6:03:36 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

So tell me.. Is Dave Roberts your Bucky Dent?


16 posted on 01/16/2005 6:04:22 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67

It has been a bad year for NY sports hasn't it?! Welcome to the new millenium.


17 posted on 01/16/2005 6:06:07 PM PST by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: Wristpin
It has been a bad year for NY sports hasn't it?!
I have this theory that the Yankees won't win again until they lose George, and start treating their minor league development with respect again.

This annual "premier player" spending spree (more than just $$$ BTW, a lot of good prospects) is a longterm shot in the foot.

The Yankees used to be KNWON for their player development - but the lawst to come out of that mold was the awesome (As a Sox fan, I hate to say it) Jeeter.

18 posted on 01/16/2005 6:10:29 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

19 posted on 01/16/2005 6:10:41 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67

Damn.. I can't spell after a 6-pack!


20 posted on 01/16/2005 6:11:21 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave

I despise the Jets, btw. .....and the Mets.


21 posted on 01/16/2005 6:11:26 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: rdb3
Patriots 16, Steelers 14. Gotta go with the under in this one.

Agree with both predictions -

22 posted on 01/16/2005 6:12:50 PM PST by SevenMinusOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

Well, if what you say is true, you're o.k. in my book!


23 posted on 01/16/2005 6:13:09 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
I despise the Jets
A Gints fan, eh?

Given that I live in Western Mass, by default I get most NYG games for my NFC slate.

And since they rarely play my Pats, I tend to cheer for them. But I'll tell ya, your coach is the wrong mindset for that team.

He was only glorified because Jax was a upstart who overachieved.

24 posted on 01/16/2005 6:17:19 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
To avoid confusion in the future, he's how it usually works: Yankee fans are (NY) Giants fans, and Mets fans are Jets fans. Not always, but usually.

I like the Pats, actually. .....and they're worthy of more respect than any team in recent memory.

25 posted on 01/16/2005 6:18:32 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
Oh yea, and a note to Steelers fans:


26 posted on 01/16/2005 6:19:48 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
I'm a Raiders fan from way back (early 70s), but the G-Men are my NFC team.

I hear ya about Coughlin. ...and I suspect it won't be long before the team tires of his act.

27 posted on 01/16/2005 6:20:45 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
Noted. Although, I do remember you giving me lots of shiat when I posted the Johnny Damon is Jesus post. But right now, let's face it, it has to really suck being Colts fan. They were talking smack all week and tomorrow they'll be eating a turd on the national sports shows. I love it. Can't wait for Jim Rome tomorrow.
28 posted on 01/16/2005 6:22:51 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
I hear ya about Coughlin. ...and I suspect it won't be long before the team tires of his act.
From the press I've read in the Post/Daily News, they've long ago gone the passive/aggressive mutiny route.

As an aside... DAMN I FEEL GOOD! It's amazing what a win of your home team can do for your overall constitution!

29 posted on 01/16/2005 6:25:04 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: rdb3
Pats have a score to settle so, it's not going to be that close. Pats 28, Steelers 7.
30 posted on 01/16/2005 6:25:28 PM PST by Reaganesque
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
I do remember you giving me lots of shiat when I posted the Johnny Damon is Jesus post.

lol....what did I say?

Can't wait for Jim Rome tomorrow.

Yep, the smack-talking was totally out of control in the Jungle last week. Let's see how many Colts fans step it up and come on in tomorrow.

31 posted on 01/16/2005 6:26:28 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

Comment #32 Removed by Moderator

To: bikepacker67
It's amazing what a win of your home team can do for your overall constitution!

Dude, your constitution should've been permanently repaired after what happened last Oct ;)

33 posted on 01/16/2005 6:28:44 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza
GO STILLERS! RUN OVER THE PATS NEXT WEEK!
Well, you have a very good team. If the Patriots don't execute the Steelers are more than capable to capitalize. </Belichickese >
34 posted on 01/16/2005 6:31:57 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Clemenza

>>F--k you Peyton!<<

Before I report abuse, was this really necessary?


35 posted on 01/16/2005 6:32:18 PM PST by 1L
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo

Typical Yankee fan stuff. Nothing notable but funny none the less. The Jungle was out of control. Rome does such a good job with his show. He keeps it funny. I could without some of the interviews but the show generally flows good. Can't wait. I tried to get onto the Indianapolis Star website to chat with Indy fan but for some strange reason, the server is down. LMAO! Losers.


36 posted on 01/16/2005 6:33:37 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67
WHO THE HELL ARE THE "STILLERS?"


37 posted on 01/16/2005 6:35:35 PM PST by Shortwave (Supporting Bush was a duty one owed to the fallen. Now, it is an honor.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
I'm a Raiders fan from way back (early 70s)

I don't normally regret being born about 20 years too late, but for that reason I do.

38 posted on 01/16/2005 6:37:37 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With a QB named Kerry, is it any wonder the Raiders finished 5-11 this year?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
Dude, your constitution should've been permanently repaired after what happened last Oct ;)
Well ya... but after listening to a week's worth of the Exaltation of Pey-A-Ton, this was a helluva BOOSTER shot.
39 posted on 01/16/2005 6:38:07 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
I've been listening to Romey since the pre-syndication days (when I lived in So. Cal). ....around '92. The days before callers read their calls. That was the Jungle's prime. Nowadays I usually listen to his first two segments only. ....before the idiot callers get on my nerves.

Yeah, he's a pretty funny guy. Except sometimes when he knows something is funny he'll repeat it endlessly before moving on.

40 posted on 01/16/2005 6:39:27 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
I tried to get onto the Indianapolis Star website to chat with Indy fan
Ohh please post a link. I have tomorrow off (thanks MLK) and could enjoy a bit of lurking schadenfreude.
41 posted on 01/16/2005 6:40:15 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: GOP_Raider
I don't normally regret being born about 20 years too late, but for that reason I do.

Did you at least catch the 38 - 9 thrashing of the Redskins (in '84)?

42 posted on 01/16/2005 6:40:56 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
Did you at least catch the 38 - 9 thrashing of the Redskins (in '84)

That game was on my third birthday, so at least I was alive for that one.

43 posted on 01/16/2005 6:44:48 PM PST by GOP_Raider (With a QB named Kerry, is it any wonder the Raiders finished 5-11 this year?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave
Could you please give us back our coach? We need him this week. You can find him in your head.

I'm sure now that Belicheck is in Manning's head. Manning looked nervous from the start. Psychology can play a big role in sports. The Colts coming to Foxboro reminds me of when the Patriots used to travel to Mile High. You never held much hope of winning.

44 posted on 01/16/2005 6:45:27 PM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Shortwave

I cant believe those idiots had t-shirts made up....big mistake

They need to work on the D cause they cant get home field losing 4 and 5 games and they cant win outdoors in january

I got the pats cause the steelers sucked saturday and were damn lucky to pull it off...big ben looking like a rookie lately


45 posted on 01/16/2005 6:56:32 PM PST by skaterboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Aquinasfan
The Colts coming to Foxboro reminds me of when the Patriots used to travel to Mile High. You never held much hope of winning.
Until, of course, you willingly give up a safety for better field position! Perhaps BB's most brilliant call!
46 posted on 01/16/2005 6:57:10 PM PST by bikepacker67 ("This is the best election night in history." -- DNC chairman Terry McAuliffe 11/2/04 8pm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: GOP_Raider

Yep, too bad you weren't around back then. ....back in the days when Al Davis rarely missed an opportunity to tout the Raiders as "the winningest franchise in professional sports history." (And it was the truth). But alas, those days a Long gone.


47 posted on 01/16/2005 6:58:55 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Mr. Mojo
"the winningest franchise in professional sports history."

From a winning percentage standpoint, that is. ....or was.

48 posted on 01/16/2005 7:08:21 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: skaterboy

"They need to work on the D cause they cant get home field losing 4 and 5 games and they cant win outdoors in january"

They can't! Payton and the rest of the offensive prima donnas have consumed a monstrous portion of the salary cap.


49 posted on 01/17/2005 4:26:57 AM PST by Wristpin ( Varitek says to A-Rod: "We don't throw at .260 hitters.....")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: bikepacker67

As you can imagine I had an absolute blast at the game yesterday.


50 posted on 01/17/2005 6:23:27 AM PST by mainepatsfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-117 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson