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Colts’ Preseason: Lost in Translation

Published by on September 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts seem to lose nearly every preseason game they play, and then go on to win 12 or more games in every regular season. The team has made it a tradition to lose their final preseason game to Cincinnati; last season they lost 27-7 and the year before they were defeated 14-6. But fear not, here's a translation of what the most recent preseason match-up versus the Bengals will mean for the team in the regular season.

The Colts Don't Need Curtis Painter

Jim Sorgi missed most of the preseason with a pulled hamstring, and Curtis Painter performed decently in his absence. But in the half that he played against Cincinnati, Sorgi proved that he is an adequate backup for Peyton Manning.

Sorgi completed 11 of 19 passes for 119 yards and a touchdown, and finished with a 94.0 passer rating despite playing one series against a majority of Cincinnati's starters. He would have racked up better stats and more points if it weren't for a handful...

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