It’s hot dog eating time in New Orleans

We haven’t provided an in-game update for Sunday’s Colts-Saints contest yet because, well, the game has been over for a while.

The Saints lead 48-7 midway through the third quarter. Saints coach Sean Payton even had some time during the halftime intermission to scarf down a quick bite.

I’d like to think it was a Lucky Dog.

(Photo courtesy of Will Brinson on Twitter.)

81 responses to “It’s hot dog eating time in New Orleans

  1. Pathetic game. Caldwell can coax no passion from his team on a Sunday night marquee? Safe to say that he needs to be fired.

    Peyton’s importance to his team cannot be understated.

  2. They just showed Porter returning the pick to win the Super Bowl vs. the Colts… which hammers home the point that the Saints did NOT win the game because of Brees, who was wrongly handed the credit. If not for a) a recovery of a surprise on-sides kick, and b) a pick-six, the Saints do NOT win the Super Bowl, regardless of what Brees did.

    The Saints won because Manning choked. Brees was irrelevant.

    Brees went on to grab welfare endorsement money (money earned by others that he took) then criticize old NFL veterans for sucking the teat, when it came time for a new collective bargaining agreement.

    Pretty ironic, huh?

  3. Wow. It’s so weird that when their QUARTERBACK goes down, their defense completely forgets how to play football too.

    And I don’t want to hear any talk that the Colts are intentionally sabotaging games to better their draft position. Everyone knows the Colts have way too much integrity to not try and win every single regular season game they play.

  4. @badtimeoutcaldwell:
    Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.

  5. Anyone who’s ever criticized Manning over the years for not winning more Superbowls really need to evaluate what kind of crap he’s been working with…

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    It’s not the offense that gave up 55 points tonight. What does that have to do with Manning?

  6. Scoring wise, the Saints are playing basketball…unfortunately, the Colts are playing hockey.

    62-7 as of this writing.

  7. Do you really think the Colts record this year would be much differant w/ Manning Healthy?

    Grant it they wouldn’t be blown out as much each game but there overall won/loss record wouldn’t be much differant.

    In all honesty it probaly was a good thing for Manning not playing this year as the crititsism would have been more on him.

    I never thought I would feel any sympathy for the Colt’s, but after tonights performance, I DO.

  8. The league needs to step in and change the schedule to keep the colts off any more prime time games this season. I don’t even think about tuning in when I see they’re in it, for this very reason.

  9. “Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.”

    Great let’s penalize Tom Brady because Bill Polian built a terrible team.

    This debate ended last year. When we look back at this era Tom Brady will be remembered as the best quarterback it had to offer.

    Tom Brady won three Super Bowls and got within one minute of leading the first undefeated season since the 72 Dolphins.

    Oh well. I guess that’s all Manning backers and Colts fans have to hang onto nowadays.

    Brady>> Manning.

  10. david7590 says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:52 PM
    @badtimeoutcaldwell:
    Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.

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    That is the single stupidest Manning>Brady statement EVER.

    Congrats.

  11. No one is throwing a game, or the season. Why would the current players care about next season? They’re losing because they’re bad. Manning held this team up for as long as he could.

  12. I dont think this Colt team would win the UFL championship. They simply arent ready to play and are poorly coached to say the least. If Parcells took over the day before the season they would at least be competitive. Caldwell should not be a head coach and no i am not a colt fan or hater. As far as the UFL comment I think it is accurate.

  13. Interesting to see how a GM that was once considered one of the best in the business turns out is one of the worst. Polian is responsible for the Colts being this bad without Manning.

  14. this is the most pathetic display of football i’ve ever seen. if they want to add teams in L.A. and London they should just get rid of the Colts and the Dolphins first. that way the divisions don’t get messed up.

  15. Can someone please explain how a perennial playoff team ends up unable to win a game because their starting QB goes down!!! Manning plays offense so how does the defence suddenly get so bad, something stinks about the way the Colts are winless and the NFL should investigate!!!!

  16. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:49 PM
    They just showed Porter returning the pick to win the Super Bowl vs. the Colts… which hammers home the point that the Saints did NOT win the game because of Brees, who was wrongly handed the credit. If not for a) a recovery of a surprise on-sides kick, and b) a pick-six, the Saints do NOT win the Super Bowl, regardless of what Brees did.

    The Saints won because Manning choked. Brees was irrelevant.

    Brees went on to grab welfare endorsement money (money earned by others that he took) then criticize old NFL veterans for sucking the teat, when it came time for a new collective bargaining agreement.

    Pretty ironic, huh?
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    Yeah, clown. All Brees did was tie a Super Bowl record that night.

  17. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:49 PM
    They just showed Porter returning the pick to win the Super Bowl vs. the Colts… which hammers home the point that the Saints did NOT win the game because of Brees, who was wrongly handed the credit. If not for a) a recovery of a surprise on-sides kick, and b) a pick-six, the Saints do NOT win the Super Bowl, regardless of what Brees did.

    The Saints won because Manning choked. Brees was irrelevant.

    Brees went on to grab welfare endorsement money (money earned by others that he took) then criticize old NFL veterans for sucking the teat, when it came time for a new collective bargaining agreement.

    Pretty ironic, huh?

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    lmao lay off the sauce dude and get real. who led the drive that took the lead in that superbowl? porter? ehhhhhhh wrong. brees on that drive alone was 7 for 7 to 7 different receivers (8 for 8 if you count the 2 point conversion). if you honestly think brees was wrongly handed credit then you’re just flat out stupid.

  18. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:49 PM
    The Saints won because Manning choked. Brees was irrelevant.
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    A QB for a Super Bowl winning team who went 32-39-288 and 2 TD’s was irrelevant? Really?

  19. Manning doesn’t even have a winning record in the postseason. He is king choker and there is no way around it. Sorry kids, truth hurts.

  20. Wow Manning was the team not that i didn’t know that, but that was just cruel/sad to watch. What a beat down.

  21. @david7590

    Manning places in the NFC? And if Manning was playing, would he be on defense too, because the Colts seem to have forgotten that as well. And honestly, if you look at the 18-0, rewrote the offensive record 2007 Patriots with Brady and the 2008 11-5, missed the playoffs, Cassel with 3400 yards passing, you’ll see that the Pats sucked in 08 compared to 07. Also, this just shows that the Colt’s aren’t ran as well as the Pats. Of course, as stated above, I could see the Colt’s easily sucking with Manning, because that defense is awful, no Howard Mudd, and Caldwell might be the worst coach in the NFL.

  22. “….. Pretty ironic, huh?”

    what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  23. If Manning was in tonight, do you guys think he could have scored 63 points to take the win? Don’t think so, Manning on the sideline has nothing to do with a terrible defense.

  24. gosox2673:

    To start with, the defense has kept the Colts in every game to this point (excluding week 1), so Manning and the offense has a lot to do with the Colts record.

    As for tonight’s game, Manning has a lot to do with things other than the Colts score. The Saints scored 34 points in the first half on drives of 41, 81, 52, 69, 53, and 52 yards. Manning affects starting field position – Colts scoring means opponent starts from own 20. Plus, if the Colts are in the game, the defense plays better and harder. Not to mention that the crowd gets rocking more, which helps the Colts and their pass rush tremenously.

    So yea, even though Manning doesn’t play defense, he has a lot to do with the points the defense gives up.

  25. If the colts offense wasn’t so inept the Saints wouldn’t have that many opportunities to score that’s how it directly relates to Manning.

  26. An investigation needs to be opened right now about the Colts throwing games to get Luck. Wait, that may not be a crime in the NFL. Manning being injured does not equate to 62… sixty-two… SIXTY-TWO points being scored on the Colts. Irsay was tricky enough to sneak out of Baltimore… I think he is being a little too obvious here.

  27. gosox2673 says: Oct 23, 2011 10:54 PM

    Anyone who’s ever criticized Manning over the years for not winning more Superbowls really need to evaluate what kind of crap he’s been working with…

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    It’s not the offense that gave up 55 points tonight. What does that have to do with Manning?

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    By not going three and out he kept them off the field and pressure on the opposing offense. He clearly covers up for a lot of problems this team has.

  28. The holes on this team is WAY more than the defense and Manning being out. The whole coaching staff is a hole. The Colts special teams has been horrible for YEARS. That coach needs to go. Coyer is either incompetant or this is his idea of a joke. Christiansen is WAY too vanilla in his play calling. Caldwell isn’t good enough to be a janitor on most teams. And Polian and Irsay continuously draft offense in the higher rounds and build the defense from late rounders and undrafted free agents. Put all those things together…and the Colts – Manning is what you get. The conversation of the best qb to ever play needs to never be talked about again. Manning takes THIS team to 10+ wins every season, 2 superbowls, and breaks the record for the most wins in a decade. Nuff said.

  29. The Colts D is VERY bad this year, but it was ok at best the past two years but when your offense goes three and out and gives the other team easy field position every down, they aren’t going to perform well. They need the offense to actually sustain a drive, and Manning put pressure on other teams like no one else and the defense took advantage of it. He made Belechick make one of the dumbest calls in the past decade and teams onside kicked because they had no faith in their D and believed Manning would either score or close it out.

    They got by plugging Larry, Mo, and Curly in on defense and on the o line the past few years, and that doesn’t work without Peyton.

  30. @gosox2673:

    They would’ve lost this one if Peyton was there, but with Peyton they would’ve beaten Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa, Kansas City, and Cincinnati and would now be 5-2, not 0-7. and they would’ve put up more than just 7 tonight.

  31. ampatsisahypocrite says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:49 PM

    The Saints won because Manning choked. Brees was irrelevant.

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    Yea, 32 of 39, which ties an NFL record for completions, 2 td’s and no picks. Is that what you call irrelevant?

  32. Not even Andrew Luck could’ve brought the Colts from behind. Shows this team has more problems than QB. P.Manning never played Defense. Are the Colts Vets. Just not Hungry anymore? After all they have a Superbowl already. They need new blood to spice up the team. Patriots stay hungry each yr, because they keep bringing hungry vets and rejects from other teams. Aka. Dillon, Harrison, Moss, Ocho, etc

  33. gosox2673 says: Oct 23, 2011 10:54 PM

    Anyone who’s ever criticized Manning over the years for not winning more Superbowls really need to evaluate what kind of crap he’s been working with…

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    It’s not the offense that gave up 55 points tonight. What does that have to do with Manning?

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    It has a whole lot to do with Manning. Offenses from other teams played very different with Manning on the other side. They tried to control the time on the clock to keep him off the field. Now they could care less if the Colts offense comes on the field. Also the defense has pretty much given up on trying when they know they have no chance when the offense comes out on the field too. Manning is the most important player on any team and this season just proves it.

  34. The last time I checked the score was 62 to 7. Is that necessary? That’s a bush league score on the part of New Orleans Saints. Why couldn’t the Saints put in substitutes long before the score became so lop sided.

    I’ve lost respect for the Saints organization after this game.

  35. Can someone please explain to me what happened to FLEX scheduling? I thought if they new the game was going to be a dog, that the network could change the prime time game they broadcast. Wasn’t that instituted a few years ago?

  36. Manning is a staunch Republican. Bree’s is an Obama supporter. As always, Karma wins out. Manning needs to re-evaluate and ask himself why he aligns himself with a group that hates women, children, minorities, and gays.

  37. @badtimeoutcaldwell:
    Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.

    If you base you’re opinion on who has won the least amount of Super Bowls, then you would be correct. Not sure about the NFC South angle.

  38. david7590 says: Oct 23, 2011 10:52 PM

    @badtimeoutcaldwell:
    Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.

    I don’t know about better than Brady, but definitely more valuable to his team than Brady is. When Brady got hurt for the year, his team still went to the playoffs and won the division. With Manning out, the team looks like it hasn’t won a game in years.

  39. briang123 says: Oct 23, 2011 11:46 PM

    Manning is a staunch Republican. Bree’s is an Obama supporter. As always, Karma wins out. Manning needs to re-evaluate and ask himself why he aligns himself with a group that hates women, children, minorities, and gays.
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    Not sure if srs. Keep this garbage out of football discussions.

  40. They just showed Porter returning the pick to win the Super Bowl vs. the Colts… which hammers home the point that the Saints did NOT win the game because of Brees, who was wrongly handed the credit.

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    Uhh…..the Saints were already up by 7 when Porter returned the pick. That wasn’t the game winner, it was the exclamation point.

    Your other “points” aren’t even worth addressing.

  41. @dawkattack

    Wow running up the score karma will be back

    This is Karma coming back. i remember a few years ago on a primetime game the colts running it up on on the Saints. Was before the super bowl, but i think Karma has evened it out after the super bowl victory and this game.

  42. briang123 says: Oct 23, 2011 11:46 PM

    Manning is a staunch Republican. Bree’s is an Obama supporter. As always, Karma wins out. Manning needs to re-evaluate and ask himself why he aligns himself with a group that hates women, children, minorities, and gays.
    ______________________________________
    “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was the product of a Democratic president. He really must have embraced the gay community to come up with that one. Dems side with minorities on election day and then they’re done.

  43. wow this does NOT prove Peyton is better than Brady. all it proves is that the Patriots are a better organization than the Colts. If your only argument that Peyton is better than Brady is that the Patriots did better without Brady than the Colts did without Peyton then that’s pathetic.

  44. Man the comments brought on by games like this one.
    First of all Jets suck.
    Second Brady hung 59 on a similar Titan’s team a couple years ago. Doesn’t prove anything about anything.
    Third if being a democrat invites good karma then why was the heavily democrat city of New Orleans destroyed a few years ago?
    The Saints won a superbowl a couple years ago because they had a really good football team. They still do although that D was a little better.
    Finally, San Diego sucks for giving that game back to the Jets.

  45. ampatsisahypocrite is such a fool, obviously this fellow has grudge against Brees, and don’t even give me any of this “Oh I lost all respect for Brees with the CBA deal” if so then you need to move on buddy, that’s all a distant memory to everyone except you. Everyone who says that never liked Brees in the first place, it doesn’t matter how you preface your statements with how you respected him before.
    Are you still pissed at your first and last girlfriend ever in your life for dumping you 15 years ago therefore relegating you to never leaving your room and trolling message boards?

    Brees is good. Face it.
    Or just continue to live in denial and look for people on the internet to validate your bizarre, completely misguided beliefs.

  46. That wasn’t running up the score. They pulled Brees and most of the starters in the third quarter and did not throw another pass. There is no mercy rule, if they don’t like them scoring, then stop them. When the Colts ran it up to 41-10 in the opening game of the ’07 season, I said the same thing.

  47. goldsteel says:Oct 23, 2011 11:44 PM
    “The last time I checked the score was 62 to 7. Is that necessary? That’s a bush league score on the part of New Orleans Saints. Why couldn’t the Saints put in substitutes long before the score became so lop sided.
    I’ve lost respect for the Saints organization after this game.”

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    these players get paid millions of dollars to score points and win games… if you should lose respect for any organization, it should be the colts for not playing defense…. they get paid to do a job and they didn’t do it.

  48. cometkazie says:
    Oct 23, 2011 11:10 PM
    It’s a rule: You can’t eat a Lucky Dog unless you are too drunk to taste it.

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    This is funny because it’s true. Well done, sir.

  49. LOL, they didn’t run up the score – Brees wasn’t even playing in the second half. Colts’ D is just so pathetic that they couldn’t stop a run game they knew was coming.

  50. Bill Polian acts like he is the best GM in the league for years. His best decision was picking Peyton over Ryan Leaf. He has done nothing except ride the coattails of Manning ever since and it is showing. Without Peyton the Colts are mediocre at best. Caldwell is horrendous, he can’t even get a gameplan together to stay competitive in the NFL without Peyton.

  51. david7590 says: Oct 23, 2011 10:52 PM
    @badtimeoutcaldwell:
    Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.
    *****************

    Nope. It proves that the Patriots are better run organization and a better coached team.

  52. For those who, in general, can’t understand how a QB enhances the DEFENSE, when you control the ball, you control the clock, you control the game. The Colts worked only when the offense held the ball and slowly moved it down the field in a controlled way – it kept the Colts D on the sideline, resting. And since Manning was the de facto offensive coordinator too, he was pretty much solely responsible for maintaining the offensive skew that sheltered the D.

    And I dislike Manning intensely.

  53. deconjonesbitchslap says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:57 PM
    oh boy. 62-7. time to start letting the fans play.
    +=+=+=+

    Sounds like a Tulane-LSU game.

  54. david7590 says:
    Oct 23, 2011 10:52 PM

    @badtimeoutcaldwell:
    Absolutely. With Peyton at QB pretty much the same team won the NFC South last year. Now they can’t win one game. This proves Manning > Brady.

    Only a simpleton would believe this “proves” anything.

    Indy was 10-6 last year and seemingly headed in the wrong direction coming into this season, according to all the preseason “experts,” many of whom picked Houston to win the AFC South, even with Manning around.

    If anything, Belichick in a huge way over Caldwell.
    And Belichick/Pioli over Polian too.

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