December 11, 2009
ENGLEWOOD – The Colts have won 12 games in seven straight seasons, a NFL record. There aren’t many people walking around the NFL that know what it’s like to have much success against Indianapolis.
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels does, however. As a member of the Patriots’ coaching staff from 2001-08, McDaniels was a part of seven wins against Indianapolis, including six in a row.
He at least has been a part of a winning formula against the Colts, but didn’t know if that made a big deal for his team before this Sunday’s game.
“I don’t know, I’m happy I was part of those teams and we tried to go about it a certain way. I think their team changes and your team obviously changes from year to year so you may not be able to do the same thing over and over against them.”
One thing that remains the same is that you can’t make mistakes and expect to win, which is what McDaniels pointed out.
“If you make mistakes they capitalize on all of them,” McDaniels said. “You don’t have to play a perfect game but you have to play as well as you can play in each phase.”
Teams have kept it close against Indianapolis in a few games this year, but the Colts have always pulled off the win and stand at 12-0. The Broncos know what kind of challenge they face on Sunday.
“They’re not superhuman,” McDaniels said. “They’re just a really, really good football team that executes all the time for four quarters, plays hard and has a lot of great football players and coaches.”