Sunday, October 18, 2015

Is anybody else sneaky nervous for tonight's Patriots game?

I spent all day Friday behind the bar with ESPN on the TV, and I'd guess roughly 98 percent of their coverage was for tonight's Patriots-Colts game in Indianapolis.  The general sentiment appears to be that New England will win by a score somewhere in the neighborhood of 84-3.

OK. I'm clearly exaggerating, but every single analyst picked the Pats big.  This is one of those games that the entire universe appears to be talking about and expecting Tom Brady and Co. to unleash their fury on the poor, helpless Colts.

The thing is, Indianapolis is a professional football team too.  In fact, the Colts are a first-place squad with a 3-2 record and a three-game winning streak--the last two of which came without their Pro-Bowl quarterback, who is expected to return tonight.

Every NFL game is lose-able, especially road contests against good ballclubs.  The unbridled overconfidence in the Patriots in this matchup makes me nervous.

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