Colts-Patriots: Positions by Position Matchup
Manning vs Brady-The bitter rival between these two has gone on for quite sometime....they seem to play each other every post season(playoffs)....I absolutely hate to admit this....but Brady is the better QB....not beacause he is better in the regular season but the post season....Manning chokes just about every post season......and Brady has gone to the post season 5 times and won the Super Bowl 3 times...Manning has gone there 6 times and has won 1 Super Bowl...but I am happy to say Brady has done something bad that Manning hasn't done....chocked in the Super Bowl...but all in all Brady is the better QB
Addai vs Maroney-Maroney being more of a power "plow right through you" RB and Addai being more of a finesse, faster RB....Im going to have to say the Colts win this matchup....I mean its not that Addai isn't a Power RB...I mean he seems to get right past the first guy that hits him....its just he is faster and quicker......I mean watch this play right here....This is something I think Maroney couldn't do
This shows off his pure quickness....and Addai was also the only rookie RB his rookie season to run over 1000 yards...and his rookie season against the Eagles he has 4 rushing TDs..something Maroney has yet to do
Addai:1,072 Rushing yards, 12 TDs, 65 first downs, 41 receptions, 92 total points
Maroney:835 Rushing yards, 6 TDs, 6 first downs, 4 receptions, 38 total points
Addai won every matchup there...there it is Addai is the better RB
Keith vs Faulk-Two great back-up RB....I don't even know if you can call these two back-ups there so good
Keith:533 yards,3 TDs,43 First Downs,13 receptions,1 receiving TD,24 total points
Faulk:265 yards, 0 TDs, 15 first downs, 47 receptions, 383 reciving yards, 20 receiving first downs, 1 receiving touchdowns, 6 total point
Even though Keiths rushing stats look better....Faulks reciving stats are amazing...........im going to have to say that Faulk is the better RB.....he is just so quick and when it comes to receiving yards,most of them are YAC yards (yards after catch)...so that means most of his receiving yards are him running after he catches it....and he is a very good clutch player....when they need a first down....he gets the first down....and he is more experienced than Keith....dont get me wrong Keith is good but Faulk is better
Wayne, Harrison, Gonzalez vs Moss, Gaffeney, Welker-By far the 2 best receiving cores in the NFL......both of these receiving cores are almost unstoppable
Wayne:104 receptions,1,510 yards (most in NFL),10 TDs,72 first downs,60 points
Gonzalez:37 receptions, 576 yards, 3 TDs, 27 first downs, 18 points
Harrison:5 games, 20 receptions, 247 yards, 1 TD, 12 first downs, 6 points
Moss:98 receptions, 1,493 yards, 23 TDs(record), 74 first downs, 138 points
Welker:112 receptions(most in NFL), 1,175 yards, 8 TDs, 65 first downs, 48 points
Gaffeney:36 receptions, 449 yards, 5 TDs, 21 first downs, 30 points
This is by far the hardest disicion of the team matchups....im goin to have to go with the Colts on this one.....after the loss of Dante' Stallworth I think the Colts are better...it may look like the Patriots are better...but only beacause Harrison played only 5 games.....and you have seen when Harrison can play a whole season...he breaks the record for most receptions in a season(143) and him and Manning have the most TDs together....even though Randy Moss is an amazing WR I still don't think the Pats win this one.....the one reason that made up my mind was Gonzalez is a better 3rd reciver than Gaffeney...even though Gaffeney has more TDs he played a whole season, something Gonzalez didnt do......yet Gonzalez has more receptions, yards, and first downs....and Wayne has more receptions than Moss, more yards than Moss, and only 2 less first downs than Moss and has more yards than Welker, more TDs than Welker, more first downs than Welker, and more points than Welker....so there it is Colts have a better WR tandem.
Clark vs Watson-Two very very talented TE......as good as some WR in the NFL
Clark:58 receptions, 616 yards, 11 TDs, 37 first downs, 66 points
Watson:36 receptions, 389 yards, 6 TDs, 21 first downs, 36 points
This is most defintely the easiest decision...Clark wins this one by a long shot......he beat Watson in every statistical match-up...and the Patriots lost Kyle Brady....so that is also another reason....but Colts definetly win this one.
Freeney, Thomas, Mathis vs Seymour, Warren-All of these player are very talented, but the most talented is Dwight Freeney, he missed most of the season due to an injury during the San Diego game.
Freeney:34 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 1 safety
Thomas:55 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble
Mathis:63 tackles, 7 sacks, 4 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
Seymour:23 tackles, 1.5 sacks
Warren:53 tackles, 4 sacks
Here is another pretty easy desicion....the Colts win this one.....I mean Freeney missed most of the season and still got more tackles, sacks, and forced fumbles than Richard Seymour....and Robert Mathis beat both of them in every statistic and Josh Thomas beat Seymour in tackles and beat both of them in forced fumbles...and if Freeney doesn't get injured again we DEFENITILY win....HAVE YOU SEEN HIS STATS WHEN HE IS NOT INJURED...in 2002 he had 41 tackles, and 13 sacks...in 2003 he had 31 tackles and 11 sacks......in 2004 he had 34 tackles and 16 sacks (NFL record)......in 2005 he had 34 tackles and 11 sacks......and in 2006 he had 29 tackles and 5.5 sacks....so if he doesn't get injured we might have the best DEs in the league
Hayden, Jackson vs Hoobs, Meriwather-Not the best CBs in the league but definetly good enough to make two top 5 passing defenses
Hayden:83 tackles, 3 ints, 2 Forced Fumbles
Jackson:87 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 int, 1 Forced Fumbles
Hoobs:63 tackles, 1.0 sacks, 1 Forced Fumbles, 1 int, 2 total touchdowns
Meriweather:27 tackles, 1 forced fumble
This one would have definetly gone to the Pats but since they lost Esante Samuel and Randall Gay im going to have to go with the Colts....Ellis Hoobs is a good CB but Hayden and Jackson both have better stats then him....and Ellis Hoobs gave up the game winning TD in the Super Bowl so I have to go with Hayden and Jackson
Brackett, Morris, Keiaho vs Seau, Brushci, Thomas, Vrabel-The Colts have a young and very quick LB core but the Pats have an old experienced hard hitting LB core
Brackett:116 Tackles, 0.5 Sack, 1 Forced Fumble, 4 Int, 1 TD
Morris:13 tackles (missed most of the season)
Keiaho:81 tackles, 0.5 sacks, 1 Int
Seau:74 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 Int
Brushci:92 tackles, 2.0 sacks
Thomas:78 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 1 Int
Vrabel:77 tackles, 12.5 sacks, 5 forced fumbles
The Colts and Patriots linebackers are talented....but the Colts are in desperate need of good linebackers they are going to look for some good LBs in the draft....and the Pats do have good linebackers but all of them are 30 years of age or older....they are getting very old but are still good....they should get some younger players on the defense because after the upcoming season most of them are likely to retire...but im going to have to say the Pats have better LBs.....maybe after the draft the Colts MIGHT have better linebackers....but i doubt that.....the Colts linebackers are very good....don't get me wrong....but the Pats are just better
Bob Sanders, Matt Giordano, Antoine Bethea vs Rodney Harrison, James Sanders-Theses Safeties are not only talented but they really do understand the game.
Sanders:96 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 2 Int
Giordano:20 tackles, 2 Int
Bethea:65 tackles, 4 Int
Harrison:68 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 1 forced fumbles, 1 Int
Sanders:71 tackles, 1 forced fumbles, 2 Int
This one I am going to have to give to the Colts...I mean Bob Sanders was the defensive player of the year...one of the hardest hitters....Bethea had 4 Ints....Giordano had 2 Ints not even starting and one for a very long TD and he is one of the fastest players in the NFL......and Rodney Harrison is getting old and cost them to many penalties with his Unsportsmanlike actions....so there is another win for the Colts
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