AP Orlin Wagner Clifton Geathers J Charles fumble

Instant Reaction: It’s not a Dream, The Colts are in the Playoffs


Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) fumbles the ball as he is hit by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Clifton Geathers during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. The Colts recovered the fumble. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Stay tuned for our full recap within the hour. 

Outgained by 305 yards before their final two drives, the Colts pulled a rabbit out of their hat in Kansas City to come up with a victory.

First Impressions

-A win is a win.  The better team didn’t play better, but they did enough to win the game. 

-The Defense had a rough day but took advantage of every opportunity that came their way. 

-Jerrell Freeman is not a man I want tackling me when he’s angry…or ever, for that matter. 

-The Colts need to do something about their abysmal pass protection.  That kind of thing is going to shorten Andrew Luck’s career if it continues. 

-Dwight Freeney fought through some blatant holds in this game. 

-The Colts are in the playoffs, but the downward trend in offensive production puts a damper on the excitement. 

-As I type this, Cincinnati is also clinching the playoffs.

Full recap is on the way.

Marcus Dugan

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