The Jay Graves Report

Colts beat Titans to stay alive in Divisional Hunt! “Progress”

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 20: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts passes the ball during the first half of the game game against the Tennessee Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 20, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Aristotle once said, “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” Bear Grylis, the British adventurer, broke it down like this, “Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” Then Jamais Cascio, the famous author, shut the buildin’ down when he spit, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.”

Well playas…the Indianapolis Colts didn’t expect to be in a dog fight after jumpin’ out of the birthday cake on Tennessee in the first half only to have to hold on by the hair of their chinny chin-chin to get a win. Sunday the Colts looked like they would hang, in my Barry Switzer voice, “half a hundred” on the Titans when they went up 21-0 on their division rival. Fortunately, the game is only 60 minutes long playa and the Colts survived the furious comeback 24-17.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! This team has the potential to be really good but it doesn’t know it’s last name. It doesn’t know who it’s supposed to be. It’s playin’ in a division that’s still winnable with the dull Houston Texas on top but the Colts, even after startin’ the season slow, are still in the hunt.

They did what they were supposed to do in a game like this. Win it! Why? Because you’ve got to win the ball games that you’re supposed to win. The Titans have never won in Lucas Oil Stadium. So beat them in Lucas Oil Stadium. They’ve got an 11 game winnin’ streak against the Titans and have won 16 of the last 17 in the series. That’s a start at climbin’ back into the playoff race. Win the division and it’s all good.

Now they’ve still got some work to do but they’re makin’ progress.

Andrew Luck played darn near the perfect first half completin’ 11 passes in a row and ultimately goin’ 12 of 16 for 186 yards and two touchdowns. He fell off of the wagon in the second half goin’ 3 of 12 for 76 yards and throwin’ a dull pick. Thank God for only 4 quarters and a 60 minute game clock because they looked as if they were tryin’ to give that joint away. Well a win is a win is a win. It could have been worse. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

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