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Monday Night Football Unkind for Indianapolis Colts Defense in Loss
October 15th, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Consistently staring third downs in its face from the San Diego Chargers offense, the Indianapolis Colts summed up its night by being unable to get itself off the field. The Chargers outgained the Colts 374-267 and held a 72-47 advantage in total offensive plays run, as it defeated Indianapolis 19-9, Monday,...

Second Half Defensive Stops Lead Indianapolis Colts to Heavyweight Win
October 6th, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Bend, but don't break was truly the Indianapolis Colts' defense motto at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Oct. 6. Donald Brown carried in a touchdown from three yards out with 8:55 to go in the game, and the Colts rallied to defeat the Seahawks 34-28. The win put...

Indianapolis Colts Roll to Easy Win in Jacksonville
September 29th, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Nothing more than business as usual for the Indianapolis Colts in its trip to face the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Indianapolis defense was stellar in the competitive portions of the contest, and led the team to a 37-3 trouncing of the lowly Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Everbank Field. After traded early...

Indianapolis Colts Power Its Way to 27-7 Road Victory
September 22nd, 2013 at 7:30 PM
By the time running back Ahmad Bradshaw ran into the endzone from a yard out late in the fourth quarter, the expected storyline had already not played out in Candlestick Park. ***PHOTO1*** The Indianapolis Colts defense held the reigning-NFC champion San Francisco 49ers scoreless in the second half, and came away with...

Miami Dolphins Hold Off Late Rally to Win at Lucas Oil Stadium
September 15th, 2013 at 4:28 PM
A rough first quarter provided an early hole for the Indianapolis Colts to work out of against the Miami Dolphins. While the team's offense would end up doing its fair share, the early hole gave enough of a push Miami would need. ***PHOTO1*** Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill went 23-for-34 for 319 yards and...

Andrew Luck Late Run Leads Opening Week Win Against the Oakland Raiders
September 8th, 2013 at 4:02 PM
The Indianapolis Colts may not have initially thought it would get such a game-ready Oakland Raiders team in week one, but its what it ran into at Lucas Oil Stadium during its season opening win. ***PHOTO1*** Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns in the first half, and ran in the game...

After Further Review: What a Ride It Was!
January 7th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said it best following yesterday's season-ending loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round of the NFL Playoffs: "What a ride!" Indeed, Mr. Irsay. Colts fans have enjoyed one of the more memorable seasons in franchise history. And while this season didn't end...

Quick Observations from Wild-Card Loss to Baltimore
January 6th, 2013 at 4:54 PM
The Indianapolis Colts were able this season to show there is going to be a lot of excitement in the city for many more years to come. An improbable nine-win improvement into a playoff berth has provided plenty of fuel about the what the current coaching staff can do with any...

After Further Review: Ready for the Second Season
December 31st, 2012 at 1:09 PM
The Indianapolis Colts and the rest of their NFL brethren wrapped up the regular season yesterday. Now 12 of those teams remain alive to compete for the game's ultimate prize, the Lombardi Trophy.  The Colts will travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens Sunday at 1 p.m. This is an...

After Further Review: Andrew Luck is Better than You Know Who
December 24th, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Back in March, I was roundly dismissed for suggesting that Andrew Luck could someday be better than He Who Must Not Be Named (aka Peyton Manning), the former legend who redefined the quarterback position while playing for the Indianapolis Colts. After yesterday's record-setting, playoff-clinching performance, it can now be said...

After Further Review: Indianapolis Colts’ Glass More than Half Full
December 17th, 2012 at 1:42 PM
We've got just two more games left in the NFL season and the Indianapolis Colts need to win just one of them to clinch a playoff spot and continue their improbable turnaround from being 2-14 a year ago. Yet after yesterday's loss to the Houston Texans, more than a few...

After Further Review: Indianapolis Colts Playoff Scenarios and Other Week 14 Thoughts
December 10th, 2012 at 1:37 PM
The Indianapolis Colts come-from-behind victory over the Tennessee Titans yesterday, coupled with losses by Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, all but clinched a playoff berth for the Colts. Here are the scenarios that could play out over the next three weeks: Best Case Scenario: Colts win the AFC South Hey, it could still happen!...

Young Indianapolis Colts a Reflection of Their Elders
December 9th, 2012 at 8:37 PM
The Indianapolis Colts pulled a rabbit out of the hat once again today, defeating the Tennessee Titans 27-23. For the Colts, it marked their ninth victory of the season, eight of them by a margin of a touchdown or less. Additionally, the Colts overcame yet another halftime deficit to post...

After Further Review: Indianapolis not the Only Tough Cookies in the NFL
December 3rd, 2012 at 4:29 PM
Has the afterglow worn off yet from yesterday's Miracle in the Motor City? Mine either. But as I looked over the slate of NFL games from yesterday, I realized that Indianapolis isn't alone in celebrating a team that refused to quit and came up with a big victory this week....

Young Indianapolis Colts Don’t Know Any Better
December 2nd, 2012 at 9:39 PM
Veteran Indianapolis Colts' wide receiver Reggie Wayne said it best after the latest improbable Colts win, a 35-33 come-from-behind victory over the Detroit Lions. Wayne simply said his teammates are "too young" and don't know that they're not supposed to be doing things like scoring two touchdowns in a little...

After Further Review: How the NFL is Like Marriage
November 26th, 2012 at 4:02 PM
Guys, how many times can you honestly say to your wife, "Honey, I was thinking about football and couldn't help but see the similarities between success in the NFL and our marriage"? Well, today's your lucky day.  I spent the past weekend helping a good friend marry off his youngest daughter....

After Further Review: Indianapolis Colts Still Control Their Own Destiny
November 19th, 2012 at 8:39 AM
Despite yesterday's beatdown at the hands of the New England Patriots, the Indianapolis Colts at 6-4 still control their own destiny. If the playoffs began today, the Colts would still be in as a wild card team, same as they were last week. And yes, that's still an amazingly improbable...

After Further Review: Money Doesn’t Buy Championships
November 12th, 2012 at 11:16 AM
The modern era of sports has been dominated by free agency and the accompanying rising salaries. Starting with George Steinbrenner and the New York Yankees in baseball, many deep-pocketed professional owners have attempted to dominate their sports with their checkooks.  It worked sporadically for Steinbrenner operating in baseball's unrestricted salary structure,...

After Further Review: the Indianapolis Colts are for Real
November 5th, 2012 at 1:02 PM
One of the things we try to do here at Colts 101 is be fair. We're not critical just to appear "objective" and while we try to be enthusiastic about the home team (we're fans as well as journalists) we try not to let "homerism" affect our judgment. So when...

After Further Review: Play for 60 Minutes…Or More
October 29th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
The Indianapolis Colts showed yesterday the importance of playing until the final gun, coming back from a 10-3 deficit to defeat the Tennessee Titans in overtime 19-13. But let's face facts, Colts fans. This game was Tennessee's for the taking. The Titans had the ball on the Colts 42 with under...