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Road to Playoffs, Clinching Division Clear Heading to Cincinnati
December 6th, 2013 at 9:52 AM
An important win against the Tennessee Titans last week has put the Indianapolis Colts in the driver's seat towards their playoff push. The 22-14 win over the Titans at Lucas Oil Stadium gave the Colts the season sweep over their division rivals and a three-game lead in the AFC South, a...

Classic Colts: Peyton Manning Torches the Denver Broncos in Consecutive Playoff Blowouts
June 10th, 2013 at 8:03 AM
***VIDEO1***Long before he though about joining the Denver Broncos, Peyton Manning was torching their secondary for five first half touchdowns en route to an Indianapolis Colts 49-24 Wildcard round win at the RCA Dome. Manning was nearly perfect in the game, completing 27 of 33 passes for 458 yards and...

A Look Back at 1999: Year Two of the Peyton Manning Era
May 14th, 2013 at 8:01 AM
***VIDEO1*** In 1999 while the rest of the world was gearing up for the new millenium, fans of the Indianapolis Colts were wondering whether or not Peyton Manning could begin to deliver on his potential as the previous year's number one overall draft pick. Despite setting an NFL record for passing...

After Further Review: Maybe the Baltimore Ravens Weren’t the Patsies We Thought They Were
January 21st, 2013 at 2:38 PM
  Three weeks ago, Indianapolis Colts fans were not only thrilled about making the playoffs, but excited about drawing the Baltimore Ravens in the first round. The Ravens, losers of four of their last five games, were thought to be the weak link among AFC playoff teams.    So much for that.   The Ravens...

NFL Pickem: Will Dynasties Win Out or Will New Blood See Super Sunday?
January 19th, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Forget about a possible Super Harbaugh Bowl. What's really being decided in tomorrow's championship games is "old money" versus "new." The New England Patriots and San Francisco 49'ers have appeared in 11 of the previous 46 Super Bowls, with seven combined championships. The Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons have each...

After Further Review: OK, Maybe Jim Harbaugh was Right
January 14th, 2013 at 1:01 PM
Earlier this season, I went on record as being critical of Jim Harbaugh's decision to bench Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick. For all his faults, Smith had directed the 49'ers to the NFC Championship game last year, and if not for a botched special teams play, would have...

Peyton Manning with Another One and Done Playoff Exit
January 13th, 2013 at 1:13 PM
***PHOTO1***Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos ignominiously bowed out of the NFL playoffs yesterday with a stunning 38-35 double overtime loss at home to the Baltimore Ravens. For Manning, who has led his team to the playoffs 12 of his 15 years in the NFL, it was the eighth time...

NFL Pickem: Who Will Play in the Conference Finals?
January 12th, 2013 at 4:08 PM
Even though the Indianapolis Colts season is over, the NFL reluctantly decided to continue with the playoffs despite their inevitable anti-climactic outcome. Among the eight teams left competing for a Super Bow berth is one very popular former Colt. Will Jacob Tamme be able to carry the Broncos to the AFC...

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...

NFL Pickem’: Wild Card Weekend Edition
January 4th, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Twelve teams have achieved their regular season goal of giving themselves a chance to compete for the Lombardi Trophy. By the end of the day Sunday, four of those teams will be making offseason plans after a short stay in the NFL Playoffs. Steven and I are starting fresh for the...

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...

Forget Any New Expectations and Enjoy the Ride
November 27th, 2012 at 10:08 AM
The Indianapolis Colts, whether the team likes it or not, can already call this season a success and everyone should be looking at it that way as well. In 13 games last season, a big fat zero appeared in the team's win column. For the entire year, the team managed to...

NFL Playoff Pickem’: Round Two Edition
January 13th, 2012 at 8:48 AM
Colts 101's Wild Card Weekend picks went the same way as they did during the regular season. Steven went 1-3 while I went 3-1. We both missed on the Bengals, but the coup of the week was my pick of Denver knocking off Pittsburgh.  Not to be all "Les Miles" but...

Is the NFL a Passing League? Part II
January 12th, 2012 at 2:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** This morning on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" show, the question was asked as to whether the New Orleans Saints needed to rush for 100 yards to win this weekend in San Francisco. If past playoff results are any indication, the answer would be maybe not 100, but they need to...

NFL Playoff Pickem’: Wild Card Weekend
January 6th, 2012 at 7:52 AM
  Just because the regular season is over doesn't mean that Steven and I can't display our prognosticating prowess (well, at least one of us has prowess.) Just like with the teams, the regular season is finished and everyone is 0-0 right now. That means my regular season triumph doesn't mean...