INDIANAPOLIS -- Since I started on this job in 2008, this Nashville-based blogger has visited Lucas Oil Stadium more than any venue. The best team inevitably gets the most attention, and until this season the Colts had always been the best team.
This year, here we are on Dec. 18 and I’m in Indianapolis for the first time this season.
Houston’s been the story of the division, with the Titans hovering just over .500. Meanwhile the Colts are three games away from joining the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to ever endure a 16-game season without a win.
I was surprised this week when Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky, who’s played for both teams, was asked which team was better and hedged. These Colts have guys who are among the best players at their position of their era -- ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis, receiver Reggie Wayne, center Jeff Saturday. Detroit had nowhere near that talent.
This season, without Peyton Manning and in a season when several young players have failed to perform, those names have not been enough to help find a win.
The Titans won the first game by 17. We’ll bring you details form the rematch in a bit while trying to keep on top of what the Texans are doing against the Panthers in Houston.