Well, it used to be that even if you were a Colts fan stuck in someplace like Seattle or New York you could count on seeing a good number of games a year as national broadcast either during the regular game times or on MNF or SNF. When your good the NFL wants as many people as possible to see you so prime time gets to be your home away from home.
It has been that way for the last decade for the Colts; not anymore.
The NFL has announced that the Colts/Patriots game scheduled for Sunday Night Football on December 4 will be moved to make room for what they deem will be a more entertaining and competitive match-up.
I can't say that I blame the NFL for this move, but a game like that could end up being surprisingly decent.
By then, hopefully the Colts will have figured out who the lame duck players are and will bench those guys (or put them on the IR) for guys that at least want to go down fighting. Hopefully by then Jim Caldwell will have figured out that he needs to let Curtis Painter just air it out; at that point they'll have the first pick in '12 draft in the bag so why not?
Since Tom Brady is no longer the Golden Boy (Silver maybe) and the Patriots defense is as atrocious as the Colts offense this one had the potential to be a pretty good game.
Or it could be a game that fans will wish would get interrupted by a broadcast of the movie Heidi.
Either way, the deed is done and the game has been moved. Sometimes when you have been going up and up for so long, you have to eventually go done. This is just further proof that the Colts are definitely on the way down,