Originally posted on NBC Connecticut  |  Last updated 12/5/11
We spoke of moral victories in the Huskies final game of the 2011 season, a 35-27 loss to the Bearcats in Cincinnati Saturday. The Colts, annually one of the NFL's best teams suddenly relegated to bottom-of-the-barrel status without their all-world quarterback Peyton Manning, have not only gone winless through 12 games, they have experienced very few moral victories, too. Well, Sunday against their longtime AFC rival, the Patriots, the Colts lost on the scoreboard but there was reason for excitement. Or, perhaps more precisely, nausea wasn't the overwhelming feeling when the final whistle sounded. New England won 31-24 but the game was never really close. Heading into the fourth quarter, Indy trailed 31-3. But thanks to their new starting quarterback, former UConn great Dan Orlovsky, the Colts were able to make things respectable. And for an outfit now staring 0-12 in the face that's, well, something. Orlovsky's final numbers were impressive -- 30 of 37 for 353 yards, two touc...
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