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 […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Frank Gore #23 of the Indianapolis Colts breaks a tackle from T.J Ward #43 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)

GAME RECAP: Colts upset Denver 27-24, after firing OC Hamilton

PREGAME Indianapolis hosting Denver — Week 9. Manning is looking to break records, while the Colts are looking to stay atop a truly dreadful division. Pretty standard fare. FIRST HALF First drives: two straight three and outs, different ways. Denver throws on three stright, but two great open-field tackes by Vontae Davis and Darius Butler […]

A five-year-old Indianapolis Colts fan named Brady checks play at the RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana, January 4, 2004 in an AFC wildcard playoff game.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)


“Just snap the ball!” It was a ritual in my family come autumn, come football season. We would quickly shake hands with the preacher at church and pile into our family’s Dodge Caravan and rush home. The Colts game would soon be starting. My mom would get lunch started while my dad, my younger brother, […]

Most Expensive Colts Home Game On Secondary Market Against Manning-Led Broncos

With management trying to light a fire under the 3-5 Indianapolis Colts, Rob Chudzinski has replaced Pep Hamilton as signal caller for the remainder of the season. Chudzinski will try to inject some success into one of the league’s most disappointing units so far this season. It won’t be an easy first test however, as […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 11:  T.Y. Hilton #13 of the Indianapolis Colts sits outside of the end zone after a play against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

CA Injury Report Breakdown Week 9: A Foot Short

Sometimes when it rains it pours. Sometimes when it pours it floods. Sometimes when it floods you think it might just be easier to swim to the bottom and hug a rock until the bad feelings stop. Here’s this weeks injury report: OUT: WR Phillip Dorsett (ankle) ILB Nate Irving (knee) QUESTIONABLE: WR T.Y. Hilton […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:   Jared Allen #69 of the Carolina Panthers asks the crowd for some noise against the Indianapolis Colts during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Charting the Colts’ Offensive Line: Week 8 vs. Panthers

The premise that the Colts’ offensive line “still isn’t fixed” has been a big part of the anti-Ryan Grigson talk this season. It’s an easy statement to make, with the rash of penalties by offensive linemen (22 for 165 yards through eight games by my count) and the ever-present sight of Andrew Luck on the ground. It’s […]

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Week 9 Colts Roundtable: Beating the Expectations (and Peyton)

  Imagine Peyton Manning with a great defense, we used to say.  That would be awesome, we used to say.  Well, here we are.  Peyton + Defense is coming to town, and the 3-5 Colts need to find a way to send them home wondering what went wrong. Sunday’s game has the potential to be […]


Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys – Broncos Edition

Hello, Colts fans. The key to football is to score more points than the other guys. I know this and you know this, but our friends in the media need something to talk about in order to justify their jobs. Earlier this summer, a certain baseball announcer acknowledged to me that yes, I was right, the […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - NOVEMBER 02:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts calls instructions at the line of scrimmage against the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on November 2, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Dr. Filmlove: Week Eight

On Monday night the Colts went to Carolina to take on the Panthers in a game where Crisco appeared to be raining from the sky. The Colts did their usual routine. They turned the ball over early and often and dug themselves into a big hole before waking up just in time to make a […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 20:  Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts and Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos meet after the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 20, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts won 39-33.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Colts Authority Notebook: What Change Can Do For You

It’s Peyton Manning week and the talk of the town is somehow not surrounding him. Out with the Pep and in with the Chud as the Colts introduce Rob Chudzinski as their Offensive Coordinator to the league by throwing him at Peyton Manning and the leagues best Defense. Chud’s New Role What’s changed for newly […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 11:  Coby Fleener #80 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a catch against the Denver Broncos  during a 2015 AFC Divisional Playoff game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 11, 2015 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Indianapolis Colts: How to Attack the Denver Defense

Well, the Indianapolis Colts thought that letting go of offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton would solve their problems, but the timing of the firing could not have come at a worse time. The Colts are set to face the number-one ranked defense by DVOA standards this week and not to mention some guy that nobody in […]