So I went back to look at the Indy vs Baltimore game from week 6 since I didn't get to watch that one ant I wanted to figure out why we beat them so bad even though I consider the Ravens to be a pretty good team. I think this stat probably had a lot to do with it: the Ravens had 5 turnovers and the Colts had 0.
Anyway, check out this video from the game. At the 1:30 mark there's a sweet 4 man rush that resulted in a Mathis sack. On the play Mathis and Freeney trade sides after the snap so that they cross paths in front of the center and then go after the QB from the opposite side of the line from where they started. The guy who should block Mathis gets confused and ends up double teaming Freeney. Even with the long path Mathis still got to the QB in about 3 seconds.
Note: Pay special attention to how Mathis gets up after crushing Flacco.
If these two had both been healthy and able to play in the playoffs the way they're playing now the Colts might have been unstoppable. You can be sure Billy Volek would still be in therapy for nightmares after getting demolished in our game against SD.
Remember in 2006 in the first round against KC when the Colts had a slim lead and these two just took over? The camera caught Herm Edwards mouthing on the sidelines, "We can't stop 'em." This 2008 version of the Colts is starting to feel like 2006 to me.