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Colts Outpace Washington 49-27

  Because of a scheduling conflict, I’m giving you more of a game notes-style recap today, written as the game played out. Please excuse the bad grammar and enjoy the unusually high level of snarky-ness (and another Colts win):   – Out of the gate, the Colts had a nice return by Josh Cribbs, then […]

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Recap and Observations: Colts 23 – Jags 3

(pictured above: the last time Gus Bradley smiled today. Photo Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports) A home game against the Jaguars. Just what the doctor ordered, right? Well, not exactly in the first half. The Colts offense, well, let’s just says it was ugly early on, and the Jaguars were just plain hilarious. CBS should’ve […]

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Colts Waive Griff Whalen, Call up Zurlon Tipton

Yes, the Colts have shown receiver/returner Griff Whalen the door. Whalen was actually 8th in the league in kick return average at 25.2 yards (19th in punt return average at 7.2 yards), although average starting position after a return wasn’t something I could find quickly (feel free to send a link in the comments or […]

Roster Move Wrap Up: Bradshaw to IR, Saunders and Cribbs Signed

  Along with signing Josh Cribbs today, the Colts did some injury-related roster shuffling. The team signed tight end Weslye Saunders (They must have Saunders on speed dial by now), waived OLB Victor Butler, and placed Ahmad Bradshaw on Injured Reserve. It’s a tough blow to the team, fans, and Bradshaw, who broke his left […]

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Colts Sign Receiver/Returner Josh Cribbs

The Indianapolis Colts signed free agent KR/WR Josh Cribbs today. Cribbs is best known for his time in Cleveland where he racked up 11 return touchdowns from 2005-2012 and generally caused headaches for opposing special teams coordinators. Cribbs, 31, also has seen some spot time at receiver, although in 2011 he actually spend quite a […]

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Trampled: Colts 20 Patriots 42

The Colts started things off with a three and out, then on defense, allowed the Patriots to march 89 yards, mostly on the ground, for the first touchdown of the game. It bore an eerie resemblance to their playoff matchup a few months ago. There were glimmers of hope here and there – and the […]

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Colts Notebook: Patriots Preparations, Brown vs. Landry at Safety

Happy Veterans Day, Colts fans. I hope everyone takes a moment to thank someone who’s served our country, and if possible, try to do so in person, or at least over the phone. The bye is finally over, and it’s time for the top scoring offense in football to go back to work. Even after […]

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Colts Whip New York 40-24

First Impressions: – Andrew Luck is tough and also every other positive cliché you can apply to a quarterback.  He had a tough game accuracy-wise, faced constant pressure, and still finished with 4 touchdowns and zero picks.  25/46 for 354 and 4 with a 108.4 QB rating.  On the road.  His 7th straight game of […]

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Colts Unable to Keep Up With Steelers, Lose 51-34

Well, that took forever. Here are your quick-hit observations: – The Colts had little to no pass rush, which killed any chance of stopping the heretofore ambling, so-so Pittsburgh offense. – Indy’s offense struggled until an illegal contact penalty in the second quarter freed up the receivers a bit. Before that, Colts receivers were wearing […]

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Colts Shut Out the Bengals 27-0

  Well, that’s a wrap. 27-0. Quick Hit Observations in No Particular Order 1. The Colts punt coverage team (and Pat McAfee) came out on fire, and needed to be, because punts were flying early.  Even when the returner got loose in the fourth quarter, McAfee was there to take him down with a strong […]

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Pat McAfee Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

While he’s busy working tirelessly to be the best punter and kickoff specialist in the league, the NFL has taken notice once again, making Pat McAfee the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after the Colts’ 33-28 win over the Texans. McAfee no doubt caught a few eyes when he recovered his own onside kick […]

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Colts Hold Off the Texans’ Comeback Bid, 33-28

It was pretty.  Then it was really ugly.  We’ll take the result.  If the game had lasted another quarter or two, the Texans might have won their Thursday night matchup with their all-time nemesis. But alas, our Colts prevailed, though not before spending three full quarters holding on for dear life and watching as J.J. […]

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Throwdown Thursday: Blitzpatrick (Colts at Texans)

It’s time for Throwdown Thursday, the most argumentative game preview in all the interwebs.  (And yes, feel free to caption the above ‘photo’ in the comments or via Twitter) Todd Smith: This morning I’ve got a staggering hangover. I didn’t drink but feel absolutely loony about being forced to listen to the media gag themselves […]

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Colts Notebook: Preparing for Watt, Foster, & Fitzpatrick’s Epic Beard

Good morning, Colts fans. I’m sure you’ve been wondering, “Where is the fun, quasi-newspapery greatness that is the Colts Authority Colts Notebook? Has the author gone on vacation, sabbatical, double secret probation?”  Okay, you probably didn’t say that.  In actuality, the day job has been wearing me down (shameless plug, I know), but today, we […]

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Colts Throttle Another AFC South Team, 41-17 over Tennessee

Another Sunday, another game against a division rival with an identical record (going in), and once again, the record is where the similarities between the teams begin and end. The Titans came in on a two game losing streak, playing their backup quarterback, while the Colts had just moved on from a 44-17 beatdown of […]

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Andrew Luck Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Andrew Luck, the NFL’s touchdown pass leader through three weeks, has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week after his 370-yard, 4 touchdown performance against the Jaguars on Sunday. His completion percentage (79.5%) and rating (140.4) were career highs. Yes, we can talk all day about how the Jaguars defense is just awful […]

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Colts Blow the Doors off the Jags, 44-17

  The Colts and Jaguars each came into this game at 0-2, but that, my friends, was the beginning and end of their similarity. Indianapolis had nearly won a game in which they probably should’ve lost and barely lost a game they most certainly should have won. Jacksonville, meanwhile, had been shellacked this season by […]