What I saw of the Colts was a pretty good team. Pretty good doesn't go to the Superbowl, though. The offense had no running game; I saw plenty of short carries where Edgerrin James would have pirouetted and gained five more yards. The quarterback protection was pretty good but with zero running game the team will not make it as far as they could.
My brother commented that the Colts were lucky that it took the Giants three quarters to realize we had no running game. Of course, every other team this season can just watch the tape. Harrison will continue to make beautiful catches of beautiful passes, Clark will be pretty good, but that's about it for the offense.
Defensively, Freeney was a nonfactor. Because I am not the sports nut my brother is, I didn't realize how many key defenders we lost in the off season. Freeney may draw double coverage still, but there is no one to pick up the slack and make a run for the quarterback. Eli Manning only really had to hurry on one play.
Side note: my "insights" during the game led my brother to call me Leslie Visser. Eep! I'm terrible!
So anyway, I'm groggy and crabby and my favorite team won the season opener, but I'm not happy about it.