I was in the car during the Colts-Chargers game, and I have to say that it didn’t seriously occur to me that the Chargers might win the game. I’m of two minds about the consequences. On the one hand, the Patriots must be stopped, and it seems that Indianapolis would have had a much better chance of doing so than will the Chargers. On the other hand, I find Payton Manning deeply annoying and don’t really want to root for the Colts. In a Pats-Chargers context, by contrast, I can happily back San Diego.