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AFC South Off Season Scouting Report: Houston Texans
July 14th, 2013 at 8:37 AM
***PHOTO1***The Houston Texans have broken the Indianapolis Colts' stronghold on the AFC South with a little power grab of their own. The Texans won the division for the second consecutive year last season. But despite the Texans improving their record to 12-4, the outcome was the same. After knocking off...

NFL Draft Grades for the AFC South
April 29th, 2013 at 8:39 AM
If there's anything more inaccurate than the mock drafts leading up to the NFL's annual player selection, it's the instant grades given following the draft. None of these players have even stepped foot in a mini-camp, much less an NFL game. It usually takes at least three seasons before any...

Indianapolis Colts Have Twice as Much Cap Space as AFC South Rivals
February 28th, 2013 at 8:49 AM
The Indianapolis Colts have said goodbye to Dwight Freeney and Austin Collie and have a decision yet to make on Jerraud Powers and some others. The Colts' AFC South rivals have their own free agency decisions to make, some of which could greatly impact the divisional race in 2013. The Colts are...

Four Things the Indianapolis Colts Must Do to Be in New York for Super Bowl XLVIII
January 30th, 2013 at 12:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** This week is all about the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49'ers convening in the Big Easy for Super Bowl XLVII. This time next year, the football universe will be focused on the Big Apple as New York will host its first Super Bowl. If the Indianapolis Colts are to...

Indianapolis Colts V. Houston Texans Game Watch
December 30th, 2012 at 11:52 AM
We started on a track at Anderson University watching these new-look Indianapolis Colts go through their paces. Today, we come to you from Lucas Oil Stadium for what is most likely the last time this season as the Colts host the Houston Texans in the regular season finale. The Colts will...

Indianapolis Colts Must Neutralize Houston Texans’ Defensive Line
December 30th, 2012 at 7:29 AM
When the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans squared off two weeks ago in Houston, JJ Watt and the Houston defensive line controlled the game. They sacked Andrew Luck five times and hurried him countless other times en route to a 29-17 victory. Today's game means nothing to the Colts in terms...

Indianapolis Colts Playing to Win Sunday Against Houston Texans
December 26th, 2012 at 4:38 PM
Resting players the final week of the season is still a subject that arouses strong feelings in Indianapolis. For some, the wounds are still fresh from Jim Caldwell's decision to put Peyton Manning and company on the bench during the second half of the 2009 season finale against the New...

Indianapolis Colts V. Houston Texans Game Watch
December 16th, 2012 at 12:45 PM
The Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans lock horns for the first time in 2012 at Reliant Stadium in Houston. For the Colts, this is the first of what they hope is two showdowns with the Texans for the AFC South title. With a win today, the Colts set up another...

Indianapolis Colts Secret for Success: Keep the Offense on the Field
December 16th, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Usually in this space, we isolate a matchup on the field that we think will be critical in determining the ultimate outcome of the game. Today, rather than focus on specific matchups of players or units, we'll focus on a situation. For the Indianapolis Colts to win today against the...

The Once Mighty Houston Texans Defense is Struggling
December 15th, 2012 at 11:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** Through week five of this season, the Houston Texans defense was throttling their opponents. Save for a couple of late scores by Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Houston was 5-0 and no one had scored more than two touchdowns on them in a game. Their pass rush was intimidating, their...

AFC South Week in Review: the Thin Line Between Good and Great
November 20th, 2012 at 8:11 AM
For a few minutes late Sunday afternoon, everything we thought we knew about the NFL was being challenged. The Jacksonville Jaguars had held a 14 point fourth quarter lead at Houston in a game in which they were double-digit underdogs. Meanwhile the Indianapolis Colts offense was playing the role of...

AFC South Week in Review: Tennessee Titans Respond to Owner’s Ultimatum
November 13th, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Tennessee Titans' owner Bud Adams put his team on notice after their week 9 thrashing at the hands of the Chicago Bears. He wouldn't except such a shoddy effort and everyone from the head coach to the ticket takers had better shape up or heads would roll. It would appear...

AFC South Week in Review: Have’s and Have Not’s
November 6th, 2012 at 12:50 PM
The Week 9 action in the AFC South made one thing perfectly clear: this division has two teams with legitimate playoff aspirations and two that clearly do not. While the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts were making their cases for playoff berths, the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars were on...

AFC South Week in Review: Jacksonville Jaguars Show Life in Green Bay
October 30th, 2012 at 8:36 AM
***PHOTO1***With the Houston Texans on their bye week and the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans facing each other, that left just one other team from the AFC South in play this week. The Jacksonville Jaguars were prohibitive underdogs going into Green Bay to face a resurgent Packers' squad without the...

AFC South Week in Review: Jacksonville Jaguars in Deep Trouble
October 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Just when fans of the Jacksonville Jaguars thought it couldn't get any worse, it did... a lot worse. It's not just that the Jags, coming off a bye week, blew an 11 point halftime lead on the road in Oakland. It's not just that they dropped to 1-5 in a...

AFC South Week in Review: Does Anybody Know What’s Going on Out There?
October 16th, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Only in the wild and wacky NFL could we have a week like this past one. The Colts, fresh off their most inspirational win in awhile, came out flat as a pancake against the New York Jets. The Tennessee Titans, left for dead after bumbling their way to another loss...

AFC South Week in Review: Can Anyone Catch the Houston Texans?
October 9th, 2012 at 8:52 AM
***PHOTO1*** With their win last night against the New York Jets, the Houston Texans moved to 5-0. They're now two and a half games in front of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South. If not for the Colts' improbable comeback against the Packers Sunday, Houston would enjoy a nearly invincible...

AFC South Week in Review: Houston Texans Look Dominant
September 24th, 2012 at 8:38 AM
The last minute of the game between the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars produced a two game swing in the AFC South standings. Instead of standing alone in second place at 2-1, the Colts are now jammed with the Jags and the Tennessee Titans at 1-2. The Jags were staring...

AFC South Week in Review: Your Second Place Indianapolis Colts
September 17th, 2012 at 10:20 AM
It's VERY early, but your Indianapolis Colts are sitting in second place in the AFC South. Thanks to the strong leg of Adam Vinatieri and some poor play by division rivals, the Colts only trail division leader Houston by a single game heading into their first divisional showdown this week. The...

Houston Texans Only AFC South Team to Post a Win
September 10th, 2012 at 10:22 AM
***PHOTO1*** It's good news/bad news for the Indianapolis Colts after week one of the 2012 season. The bad news is that they dropped a 41-21 decision to the Chicago Bears. The good news is that only one of their divisional rivals, the Houston Texans, scored a victory on Sunday. Houston stumbled out...