SB Nation's Colts blog, Stampede Blue, is still piecing together some of their thoughts after Sunday's AFC Championship that earned their team a trip to the Super Bowl, but they had some early reaction in a quick recap.
The Colts O had too many weapons and the Colts D showed yet again that the finesse, "can't stop the run" label is hopelessly outdated.
With Reggie Wayne slowed to a mere 3 for 55 by Darrelle Revis, Pierre Garçon and Austin Collie combined for 18 receptions (including a AFCCG record 11 from Garçon) for 274 yards with a TD each. The Colts put up the first 350+ yard passing game against the Jets D and racked up a QB rating of 123. They were supplemented by the Colts ground game emerging to pick up 4.6 a carry and ... outgain the Jets vaunted ground game 101 to to 85.
That 85 yards by the Jets came on 27 carries for a pitiful 3.1 average. The Colts paid early for their run focused D giving up TDs on drives built around 45 and 80 yard passes, but even against fronts stacked against the Jets passing game was unable to keep pace with the Colts O once it adjusted to the Jets blitz heavy strategy.