Carolina Panthers Vs. Indianapolis Colts: Defensive Preview

This post-thanksgiving, tryptophan laden journey through insanity continues with a look at the defense. If you're not sure of the tone I'm using this week then please go back and read the offensive preview, lest you be extremely confused.

X-Factor: The Structural Integity of the Lucas Oil Stadium Roof

Approaching winter domes can be fickle beasts, we all saw the famous shots of the Metrodome's inflatable roof collapsing under the weight of snow last year. The fear here isn't some catastrophic disaster, but rather a small golf ball sized piece falling off the roof and reaching terminal velocity.

Let me explain. Week in, week out Jim Caldwell looks like the most confused head coach in the NFL. Cameras cut to sidelines and his emotionless, blinkless gaze looks more Manchurian Candidate than coach of the year candidate. It is my greatest fear that he's reached some point of comatose and one good whack will bring him out of it. If a piece fell of the stadium and struck him in the melon I'm convinced Caldwell would become the second coming of Vince Lombardi. Thankfully the Colts' stadium is less than 5 years old, so I have the utmost faith in the build quality of the venue.

Edge: Panthers

Indianapolis run offense Vs. Panthers run defense

How does one evaluate mutual mediocrity? The Colts can't run, the Panthers can't stop the run... when it's all said and done I believe a picture speaks a thousand words and a video speaks a million. Just watch this and you'll know my feeling on it.


Edge: Push

 

Indianapolis pass offense vs. Carolina pass defense

Simple equations here... we don't really need to over think this one.

CJ + Hardy > Colts OL

Gamble = Wayne

Painter < Brian St. Pierre

Nothing to fear folks nothing at all... 

Edge: Panthers

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