In fairness, the continental drift (1.99 inches per year) was working against them for half the game and may have slowed them a bit.Buckhalter caught the game-winning touchdown pass, so at least he made a contribution. Against San Diego last week, the second-round pick split time in the base defense and had a productive game. Nine games into his first season, after being limited by a groin injury in September, Sintim is finally getting the full experience.
“He’s a good player, and I look forward to him contributing down the road.” Sintim said the fact he missed the first four games with his groin injury and that he had played only on special teams until last Sunday has him feeling fresh for the stretch run.
The groin is much improved and, based on his answer about what he’d do during the bye weekend, any other bumps and bruises probably healed up over the past few days as well.
“I’m not going to just be lazy,” Sintim said before adding: “Even though I might be a little lazy.” Mike Garafolo may be reached at [email protected]
I didn’t want to come out there and think too much or be scared or hesitant.
I just wanted to play football and be confident.” Pierce helped in that department by setting the defensive front, as he always does, and then giving Sintim a heads-up on his responsibilities right before the snap.
Line: Colts by 7 1/2Peyton Manning could take the field with the cast of ''Modern Family'' and still produce a 12-win season. Indianapolis has lost two divisional games and all of its experienced safeties are injured, but there has been little hand-wringing about the team's playoff chances.