SICK KICK & SIX PICKS IRRITATE INDY IN SAN DIEGO LOSS: An “idiot kicker” has done in Peyton Manning yet again.
Adam Vinatieri missed a chip-shot 29-yard field goal in the waning moments Sunday night, as the Colts lost to San Diego, 23-21.
Automatic Adam - the same bootsman who knotted two Super Bowl-winning FGs while with New England, sent his potential game-winner wide right.
(Before you ask, Vinatieri played collegiately at South Dakota State, and not Florida State.)
Down 23-7 in the 4th quarter, Manning managed to lead his team back to within 2 points, only to be victimized by Vinatieri.
The botched boot may have had Manning muttering again about his “idiot kicker”. Peyton previously placed the phrase on Mike Vanderjagt, in reaction to the Canadian kicker’s criticisms of him and coach Tony Dungy.
But Mr. Manning was no gridiron genius Sunday night, either, as the Pro Bowler tossed six interceptions in slick conditions at Qualcomm Stadium.
Yet, the Colts can’t feel too discouraged, since the Patriots also didn’t win this week.
Tom Brady & pals were on a bye.