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Good New Tuesday: The Weak Shall Inherit the AFC

I’m taking a different look at football this week. Through watching other teams on the bye, I realized something: there’s a reason to watch every game. Be it major, minor, inspiring, or simply entertaining — and when I looked at Indy’s upcoming schedule, I realize the same. Every game has something exciting in store. The […]


Colts Authority Notebook: Back To Matt

The call came on Tuesday afternoon. Matt Hasselbeck was being told by Chuck Pagano that he was going to need him for even more games this season. Andrew Luck was hurt again. Faith In Hasselbeck “You look at what he’s done over the course of his career. He’s got obviously a ton of experience,” said […]

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 13:  A lone fan of the Indianapolis Colts sits in the stands dejected after the Colts lost 28-24 against the San Diego Chargers during their AFC Divisional Playoff game at the RCA Dome on January 13, 2008 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Surviving This Season: How to Avoid a Compete Emotional Breakdown

I didn’t think I was going to have to write this. I pitched this article idea on a Tuesday following the heart-wrenching loss (in a season of heart-wrenching losses) to the Carolina Panthers. Then last Sunday happened. Our boys and blue played their best game of the season, defeating the corpse of Peyton Manning and the vaunted […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8:  Andrew luck #12  of the Indianapolis Colts throws a pass against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 9 vs. Broncos

Facing one of the league’s best defensive fronts on Sunday, the Colts’ offensive line had a rough game. Of course, the Colts still won, thanks to a vintage Andrew Luck performance, some big plays by the defense and Griff Whalen doing Griff Whaleny things. But for the first time since Week Three, the line was […]

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 08:   Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts, right talks with Matt Hasselbeck #8 before a game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Colts Bye Week Roundtable of Awesomeness

After a week punctuated by both an exhilarating win and awful news about Andrew Luck, we have…a bye.  This team has needed a bye for about…eight weeks now, and it’s finally here – but not without questions.  I posed a few burning queries that many of us may be thinking of already (or will be now, sorry) […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 08:  Coby Fleener #80 of the Indianapolis Colts catches a passl during the game against the Denver Broncos at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Friday Film Room: How the Indianapolis Colts Offense Will Look

In a season where Colts fans keep saying, “it can’t get any worse” the Colts just seem to respond with “want to see?” Andrew Luck is now out 2-6 weeks with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle after probably playing his best game this season. Now some good news, Rob Chudzinski called […]

of the Denver Broncos during the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Filmlove: Week Nine – The 36 Hours of Optimism Edition

The Colts came into their Sunday matchup with the Denver Broncos with a 3-5 record and looked awful for large stretches of the first half of the season. With a new offensive coordinator in place, some people were cautiously optimistic about the Colts’ chances going forward. When they came out with a fast start against […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - SEPTEMBER 28: Charlie Whitehurst #12 of the Tennessee Titans gets sacked by D'Qwell Jackson #52 of the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 28, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Titans 41-17. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

10 things we can look forward to in the new Charlie Whitehurst-era Colts

We don’t want to speculate, but with Andrew Luck going down with a lacerated kidney and the Colts signing 33-year-old Charlie Whitehurst, a new era of Colts football may be upon us. You might be ready to jump online and buy every piece of Whitehurst memorabilia you can find, get a tattoo of Charlie on […]


Colts Notebook: A Much Needed Bye

Late in the fourth quarter of the Colts week nine victory over the Denver Broncos, the Colts’ 2015 season took a monumental turn as franchise Quarterback Andrew Luck took a shot to the kidneys from Denver’s Danny Trevathan. Although he finished the game, Luck is now out for 2-6 weeks with a lacerated kidney. The state of […]


Week 10 Mailbag

Hello Colts fans. The National Football League. The NFL. Not For Long. That’s what we’ve had this week. The elation of the big win over Denver sure didn’t last long, as news hit yesterday that Andrew Luck will be out 2-6 weeks (bet the over on this time frame, folks) with an abdominal muscle tear […]


The Path to Victory Review: Week 9

I’ll eat this delicious plate of crow during the bye week. I said the Colts wouldn’t beat Denver. I even used a Kevin Hart meme to drive the point home. There was no reason to think Indianapolis could pull it off. All of the evidence was decidedly in the Broncos’ corner. Indy won. I was […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos looks to pass while under pressure from David Parry #54 of the Indianapolis Colts in the second half of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Broncos 27-24.  (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Rookie Watch: Week Nine

Welcome to the week nine/pre-bye-week edition of Rookie Watch, the weekly segment where I review the prior games film and “watch” the rookies get injured. All snap count data is compiled by me this week and is unofficial. On Sunday Denver brought their unblemished record into Lucas Oil and walked out with their first loss […]

4 Jun 1998:  The new scoreboard for the John Elway Stadium Dedication at Granada Hills High School in Granada Hills, California. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck  /Allsport

Who to Root For: Week 10

Welcome to Who to Root For, that weekly exercise in recognizing that this season probably isn’t going to work out the way we thought. As explained last week, Indy’s best chance for a miracle run through the playoff involves some sort of Jets-Broncos-Bengals trifecta. Again, the dream seeding for Indy is: Cincy, Denver, New England, […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts gets sacked by DeMarcus Ware #94 of the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

BREAKING: Luck to miss 2-6 weeks

The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that quarterback Andrew Luck would miss 2-6 weeks with a kidney laceration and a partial abdominal tear. It’s likely the injury occurred on the first play of the fourth quarter, on the Colts final touchdown drive. Luck was hit at the 8-yard line by DeMarcus Ware, and again by another defender […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8: T.Y Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts runs the ball against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts Week 9 Report Card

Peyton Manning was back home! As awesome (and painful and confusing and heat-breaking) as that was, having the old Andrew Luck back was just as cool, as he looked like his old self and led the Colts to pull an upset win against the undefeated Broncos and the number one defense in the NFL.   […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the Indianapolis Colts leaps into the end zone with an eight-yard touchdown reception against the Denver Broncos in the fourth quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Colts Notebook: Colts Hit Stride in Victory

As the Colts are coming off of a celebratory hangover in the wake of their victory over the previously unbeaten Denver Broncos, they come into a bye with their most impressive performance of the season under their belts. The turnover-less Colts overcame a coordinator change, three straight tough losses, and a mountain of reasonable doubt on […]


Good News Tuesday: They Are Who We Thought They Were

The Colts were up 17-0 in the second quarter when my brother — who officially wrote off the Colts after Monday Night Football — texted me “wow … Chud’s the man.” A few hours and many unrepeatable opinions of Aqib Talib later, the Colts pulled off their first upset of the season against the undefeated […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Indianapolis Colts mascot, Blue, holds a sign following a 45-44 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: A Complete Game

The Colts took care of the unbeaten Denver Broncos in what was their best outing yet this season. They finally managed to get both sides of the ball to play well throughout the entire game. The offense was able to get things done against the best defense in the NFL and now the Colts have […]


Eyes in the Backfield: Indianapolis 27 Denver 24

12 Things We Saw in the Colts-Broncos Game Last Week, the Colts fell behind early and lost a close game to an undefeated team. This week, the Colts jumped ahead early and won a close game against an undefeated team. Here’s what we saw: 1. We saw Good Andrew. The difference between winning and losing […]