I re-watched the game... and here's my reasons why I think we lost this game. (in order of significance) 1) Pass protection. Unfortunately for Yates, Dan O simply got better pass pro. Seemed like we had to blitz in order to get pressure. It seemed like the only times Yates had any time to throw was when we ran a naked boot. Which is probably why we saw so much of it. 2) Their 3rd string QB simply played better than our 3rd string QB. Particularly when it came to looking to make plays downfield (probably because of the poor pass pro). But re-watching the naked boot plays, Yates had two options. Throw underneath to Dreesen, or to the guy running the deep post. Every time, the deep post was open, but he opted for Dreesen underneath. Makes you wonder how many other times someone deep is open but Yates simply misses it? 3) What happened to our secondary? Was Wade our best defensive back? In the past two games, even Jojo hasn't been as dominant. 4) Refs. Right after watching the game, I would have put this #1. But after watching it a 2nd time, I cut them some slack. They called a lot of crappy ticky-tack stuff in the end, they missed a couple of calls in the 1st half, they missed a big intentional grounding by Dan O in the red zone... but still, in the end, Colts made the big plays, and we didn't. Notice I don't have Kubiak at all in my list, despite the general feeling in this forum. I thought he called a decent game. When Yates went back to pass, I saw poor pass pro, and Yates making poor decisions of where to go with the ball. I can't blame him for leaning towards running the ball more, since the Colts were giving up 6.9 ypc to Foster. You would also think the Colts can't drive 80 yards, under 2 min, with no timeouts... We are now a defensive team. Our defense is better than our offense. So isn't it better to try to win with the strength of your team?