Thursday Night Observations

It was a pointless game between two bad teams, but I enjoyed seeing the deservedly maligned Brock Osweiler play well and appear to enjoy himself in the process. It was as though he finally realized he had nothing to lose and might as well let it fly. I also had the Colts plus two and a half, so that part wasn’t good.

• I don’t like the QB view as the default for the game. Too hard to discern depth. It’s fine once in a while, but this was too much.

• Osweiler looked sharp (11.4 YPA), and he wasn’t bad earlier in the year. I get why they gave Paxton Lynch a shot, but no idea why they turned back to Trevor Siemian when Lynch got hurt. Osweiler probably bought himself at least a couple years as a backup with his play, and backups occasionally turn into Case Keenum.

• C.J. Anderson went 30 for 158, but had no catches and didn’t score. Devontae Booker went 11 for 39 and had one catch for 10 yards. He also had a TD called back on a reception where he hurdled a would-be tackler and landed on his feet without breaking stride.

• Emmanuel Sanders came back to life, and he and Demaryius Thomas split the production like they used to. Cody Latimer had a 4-3-60-1 line, and you wonder why it’s taken so long for the Broncos to give him a chance.

• The Colts were the Colts. No one – Jacoby Brissett, Frank Gore, T.Y. Hilton – did much. Jack Doyle led the team with an 8-7-47-0 showing.

• The Colts have a player 11 years older than Frank Gore. Put differently, Adam Vinatieri was Gore’s age in 2006.


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