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It’s Week 10 of the 2010 season, and the 5-3 Colts look to rebound from their Week 9 loss with a win over the visiting 2-6 Cincinnati Bengals. Be sure to check back throughout the week for more coverage.
UPDATED: Jim Caldwell Press Conference – Mon evening
UPDATED: Post-Game Coverage – Mon afternoon
UPDATED: Countdown To Kickoff – Sun afternoon
UPDATED: Bill Polian Show – Fri morning
Inside The Huddle:
With a great defensive effort and an offense working hard to overcome the loss of several key players, the Colts take down the Cincinnati Bengals. In pre-game interviews, the Colts listed eliminating big plays, pressuring the opposing quarterback, and avoiding more injuries as keys to beating the Bengals. How’d they do?
- Eliminate big plays – With the exception of a fake punt on fourth-and-one which resulted in a 42 yard run, the Bengals running game managed only 30 yards all afternoon. Their passing game was limited to two plays of 20+ yards. Grade: B
- Contain Carson Palmer – Palmer managed 31 of 42 for 269 passing yards and 2 touchdowns but gave up 3 interceptions and was sacked twice. Good defensive pressure on Palmer, on a pass targeting Terrell Owens, resulted in a pick-six for Kelvin Hayden. Grade: A-
- Avoid further injuries – Judicious use of several key players – Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney were on a limited play count – kept the injury risk low. Dan Muir went down mid-way through the third quarter but returned shortly after. No other injuries have been reported, although Jacob Tamme is said to have aggravated the back injury he’s been fighting. Grade: A
Too high? Too low? What grades would you give them?
Jim Caldwell Press Conferencee:
Countdown To Kickoff:
In Week 10 pre-game interviews, Aaron Francisco, Jerraud Powers, Gary Brackett, Antoine Bethea, and other Colts players discuss what it will take to succeed in today’s contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Eliminate Bengal big plays
- Pressure Palmer
- No more injuries!
We’ll find out this afternoon if they’re up to the task.
Bill Polian Show:
Colts Up Close:
Huddle Up Indy with co-hosts Pierre Garçon and Jacob Tamme: