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Luck Returns Home to Face Desperate Texans (See: Keenum)

Good analysis, and a few keys to the game on Sunday that you may not have thought of: to keep it brief, the Sports Network breaks down the game, the history, and predicts the final score for Sunday's game. The Colts have found great success upon reaching the red zone this season and are second-best […]

Mike Wells: OC Pep Takes on Toughest Bye Week Job

You know how defenses win games? Talk to Houston – the league's #1 defense in terms of yards against. Matt Schaub's exploits have dropped them significantly in the ranks of 'Points Against per Game', but as far as that D goes … Anyway, besides losing Wayne, watching his running game fall apart, and seeing Weslye […]

NBC: Colts not Trading for WIdeout Before Deadline

I mean. There's not much more than that, but here's the complete story via NBC. “We decided to stand pat,” Pagano said of his receiving options, according to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star. That puts a lot of pressure on offseason acquisition Darrius Heyward-Bey (or more accurately, on quarterback Andrew Luck), and the Colts are sorting through options […]

Hayes: the Spotlight is Primed for Darrius Heyward-Bey

Forget the injuries, the Raiders, the quarterbacks, and the drops: Darrius Heyward-Bey is playing with the best young quarterback in the league, on a top-5 team in the league (according to every major sports website), and he's just been unceremoniously promoted to their #1 receiving spot. As Reggie Hayes puts it, his time is now. Heyward-Bey's […]

Is Trent Richardson to Blame for Indy’s Rushing Woes?

Fact: Trent Richardson hasn't been good since his trade to Indy. Some Colts fans are ready to give his starting job to Donald Brown. And yet, some – like Ben Muth – feel like Trent isn't the only one to blame. Running backs are always taught to press the LOS on zone plays because it […]

Bowen: Bye Week, Week in Review

You know the stories, the pandemonium, the critics: are the Colts a top-5 NFL team, having upended the 49ers, Seahawks, and Broncos – or are they lucky, with true performances against Oakland, Miami, and San Diego? Can they be trusted against Tennessee? Will they be fighting for a first round bye? Anyway, Kevin Bowen puts […]

CBS: Followup on Irsay Comments

Jim Irsay is becoming a PR nightmare for the Indianapolis Colts, after the last week and a half. First, his comments last week implied that Peyton Manning wanted to leave Indy, therefore asking them to draft Luck –  – entirely plausible, by the way, but untrue – – and now, Irsay's comments on wanting multiple […]

Manning’s Tribute Video, from Sunday’s Game

I was busy hurriedly preparing popcorn at the time, but for those (like me) who missed the tribute video Sunday, Colts.com comes to the rescue. Logically, could Sunday's game have gone any better? The Colts win, Luck shines, Manning still looks good, and the game has instantly turned into a classic. Wayne's injury did put a sour […]

McAfee Lights up Denver Return Man: GIF

Trindon Holliday probably wouldn't have gone for a touchdown on Sunday – he was drifting dangerously close to the sideline – but Pat McAfee's hit sealed the deal. For those who somehow missed Sunday's game, the 'story' and GIF are here. In one of the wildest, and brutal, plays that you will ever see from […]

Colts/Broncos Picks, via Sporting News

Of course, Indy won't be the home favorites this week; losing to the Chargers on Monday Night Football likely pushed Vegas to a seven-point spread (on the road, so … Denver's really a neutral 10-point favorite). Had Indy won on the road, their 5-1 record would likely have pushed the spread a lot lower. Sporting News […]

Irsay’s Comments a ‘Cheap Shot’, Says Broncos Coach

The story: according to Jim Irsay, Peyton Manning told his in December 2012 to take Andrew Luck in the draft. Bronco's coach John Fox saw that as Irsay taking a dig at Manning; in other words, "Please draft Luck, so I can finally leave Indy." The story, in brief, is here. "Peyton would never say […]

Seifert: Let Luck Loose, Already

Following the San Fran game, announcers everywhere proclaimed Indy a 'run-first' offense, despite their utterly unbalanced strategy going into Jacksonville and Seattle. I mean, they ran the ball well, but the basis of Indy's offense was always Luck to Wayne, or Luck to Hilton. The run game only served to compliment the pass. And suddenly, […]

Seifert: Let Luck Loose, Already

Following the San Fran game, announcers everywhere proclaimed Indy a 'run-first' offense, despite their utterly unbalanced strategy going into Jacksonville and Seattle. I mean, they ran the ball well, but the basis of Indy's offense was always Luck to Wayne, or Luck to Hilton. The run game only served to compliment the pass. And suddenly, […]

Fan Dilemma: How Much Are Those Tickets Worth?

For some, a lot of bloody money. Michael Pointer from USA Today explains why Colts tickets for the Indy/Denver game have tripled in selling price (hint: Peyton), and why some fans are going through a difficult decision right now. About John Flatt, season ticket holder: Flatt sold his two club level seats — face value: $275 each […]

Freeney’s Quad Prevents Terrible Commentary

In an alternate dimension, Dwight Freeney went to San Diego, stayed healthy, and is prepared to light up Luck on Monday Night Football. Hence, for the entire game … the announcers can't talk about anything but, forcing me to mute my television for a second straight week. Sigh. In reality, Freeney's season-ending injury is tough for […]

Everything You Need to Know About Week 6

I feel bad about linking Kyle's work, because he's probably trying to keep his stuff on CA and Bleacher Report separate … but after reading his piece on Monday's matchup, I couldn't resist. There's literally everything you need to know about Sunday – injuries, divisional reports, etc. The Colts may get a few key players back […]

Bradshaw Might Need Surgery, Colts Fans Shake Heads

In other words, after all the hype around Trent Richardson, Vick Ballard, and Ahmad Bradshaw … the Colts are, yet again, dangerously thin at runningback. If Ahmad Bradshaw goes out for the season, no one will be surprised. On a hilarious side note, if Richardson gets injured this week, Indy will have started four different runningbacks in six […]

Myers: Seattle Gameplan, vs. Indy

EYES OF THE ENEMY this week, and given Indy's success against predictable gameplans (San Fransisco and Jacksonville) and their … lack of success against surprises (Terrell Pryor, Miami), it'll be important for them to sniff out the Seahawk's plan early. Meanwhile, Keith Myers has Seattle's outlook via Bleacher Report. Account for Robert Mathis on Every […]

Mike Wells: Colt’s Defense Making a Stand

You can't score 37 points without a good offense – and to that effect, Indy's offense did have a good game yesterday. Thing is, because of their defense over the last two weeks, they didn't need to. In fact – have fun with this – Indy has allowed the second fewest points in the AFC […]

Trapasso: Examining Indy’s New-Feel Offense

Indy sinks the defending NFC champions, the entire NFL Nation responds by hailing their 'new-offense', and I'm like "Well, I'm certainly down for some variation. Could have used it last week." In other words, I don't think Indy's offense has drastically changed; they're simply playing against opposing gameplans. San Fran put everything into stopping Andrew […]

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