Monday, February 05, 2007

Super Colts

Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts who overcame a start about as sloppy as the weather in Miami to win Super Bowl XLI 29-17 over the Chicago Bears. Here are some final thoughts on the game.

Peyton Manning was named Super Bowl MVP but did he deserve it? Manning did throw for 247 yards and a touchdown with one interception but Dominic Rhodes averaged 5.4 yards per carry going for 113 yards and a score. Joseph also rushed for 77 yards as well as racking up 66 receiving yards on 10 catches. Part of me thinks that Manning’s MVP award could be somewhat of a lifetime achievement award.

Was Rex Grossman as bad as he looked? I’m going to buy into the sloppy conditions caused sloppy play theory here. The tide did turn quickly for Grossman and the Bears but he did complete 71.4% of his passes and had a touchdown. Granted there were some fumbles and interceptions in there as well but before you pick on him to much name another part of the Bears offense that was effective.

Would the game had been different had Cedric Benson not gotten injured? I say no! Benson had two carries. The first was a fumble and on the second one he was injured. Chicago accomplished all they were going to in the running game with Jones.