Chalkboard session: Colts had more than Luck on their side

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, right, is pressured by Detroit Lions defensive tackle...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, right, is pressured by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh during the first half of their NFL football game in Detroit, Michigan December 2, 2012. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

John Kryk, QMI Agency

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I remember a radio announcer in the 1970s complaining that all a prevent defence ever does is prevent you from winning.

Some 35 years later, there’s still a lot of truth in that statement.

In this spot Sunday, I showed why the extremely loose prevent defence the San Diego Chargers employed on that 4th-and-29 against Baltimore enabled Ray Rice to scamper 30 yards on a simple dumpoff.

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Detroit Lions last Sunday in almost the identical manner.

Here’s the situation.

ore, the Lions rush four and drop seven


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