Colts - Titans XL

We've compiled the "Extra Large" quotes and notes from yesterday's win over the Titans and put them in one convenient article for our premium members.

XL Quotes

"We just had too much firepower."-- Colts TE Bryan Fletcher

"The pressure builds. When you don't answer them, you just start digging yourself a hole." -- Titans WR Drew Bennett 

"If somebody's going to have a chance to beat this team (Indianapolis) before this season is over, they're going to have to take advantage of every opportunity presented to them." -- Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher 

"We expect to make the playoffs. That's nothing. We have a bigger goal." -- Colts LB Cato June 

"It's always frustrating to be down and you can't get a touchdown." -- Titans QB Steve McNair

"We're really not surprised by what's going on right now. It's one at a time." -- Colts RB Edgerrin James

"They shut you out, moving back and forth, and they don't come right at you. It is a change up from most other teams." -- Titans DT Rien Long on the Colts offensive line

"I'm very proud of our team, obviously, coming back and playing like that – a very complete game, a complete win, six days after a very emotional, hard-fought game." -- Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy

"I feel like we let McNair down so bad down there. He makes three or four good throws in a row, all of them dropped in the end zone." -- Titans WR Drew Bennett

"That ball was in the air and I couldn't believe that it was falling right in my hands. I just tried to make sure I caught it, run hard, and get to the end zone." -- Colts DT Larry Tripplett 

"If there's a team ahead of them that can beat them, I'll be surprised." -- Titans OT Brad Hopkins.

"Even though on this touchdown, I was the second read, before the play started, we looked at each other. I told him I was going to look early, because the middle seemed wide open. He made sure I did. It all worked out." -- Colts TE Bryan Fletcher

"What some suggested was a trap game instead was just another speed bump on the way to a 12-0 record and the ongoing pursuit of NFL perfection." -- Sportswriter David Climer, The Tennessean

"Really, the only negative was our kick-off coverage. We were kind of feast or famine." -- Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy

"He was on our practice squad and that's where we first really noticed him. He was playing Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez and some people that really get a lot of balls in the offense and we saw that he could do a lot of things and catch the football. (TE Coach) Ricky Thomas has worked with him well in the off-season with his blocking. He has become a very tenacious guy." -- Colts Head Coach Tony Dungy on Bryan Fletcher 

"We thought that if we had played a perfect game, we could have won. But, we didn't do that." -- Titans QB Steve McNair

"Two years ago, when we were 5-0, I think we were excited just to get wins. But not this year - we got it going." -- Colts DT Larry Tripplett

"We have no excuse to let up. Shame on us if we do." -- Colts TE Dallas Clark

"Forget how they play, I like the fact that they're professionals." -- Titans LB Keith Bulluck on the Colts

"The Indianapolis Colts are making perfection look easier every week." -- Associated Press

XL Notes

Colts are only the fifth team to start a season 12-0, and the first since the 1998 Broncos....With a win over Jacksonville next week, the Colts would clinch their third consecutive AFC South title....The Colts are the sixth team in NFL history to win 12 or more games in three consecutive seasons. The Cowboys (1992-1995) are the only team to date that has done it in four consecutive seasons....Marvin Harrison passed the 12,000 yards receiving mark for his career, becoming just the 12th player in NFL history to do so....Edgerrin James' touchdown run was the 63rd of his career, which ties him with Lenny Moore for the team record...The inactive list for Sunday's game included starting cornerback Nick Harper, safety Joseph Jefferson, running back Korey Chapman, offensive tackle Kurt Vollers, tight end Ben Hartsock, wide receiver Aaron Moorehead, defensive tackle Darrell Reid and defensive tackle Josh Williams.

 


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