|Date:||December, 18th 2008||Location:||Jacksonville, FL
|Time:||8:15 p.m. ET
||Stadium:||Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
||High 64, Clear
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The Peyton Manning can go to Hell edition
Things to watch for: Jacksonville Jaguars
Things to Watch for: Indianapolis Colts
1. Run defense: The game in Indy was one of the few times the Jaguars managed to run the ball well at all. Despite no Fred Taylor, you can bet they'll load up to try and take the run away.
2. Joseph Addai: I was overjoyed when I learned the Colts let RB Edge James go in Free Agency. I figured it would make them a once demensional team. I was wrong.
3. National TV: Unless it's a playoff game, the Colts always play their best in front of a national TV audience. Proof, a 29-7 win over the Jags on MNF last year.
4. Peyton Manning: He's having a MVP caliber season, though I'm sure he'd take a playoff spot over the award. A top caliber performance could net both.
5. Reggie Wayne: I don't care what anyone else says, Wayne has been THE Jaguar killer the past several years. Covering him and Harrision will be a must for a shot.
Player on the Hot seat
David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville
If we are in this game in the 4th quarter, it will mean one of two things, Gregg Williams finally earned a paycheck or Garrard has kept up with Manning. I think #2 is far more likely.
It will be close through out, but I see Indy mounting a gut punching 4th qt drive to make it a two score game.
-John "If the Cardinals host a playoff game at 8-8, there is no argument left to change the rules regarding division champs and wildcards."
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