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Andrew Luck Headed to Hawaii for Pro Bowl
January 22nd, 2013 at 11:16 AM
***PHOTO1*** Tom Brady has begged out of this Sunday's Pro Bowl with an "undisclosed injury" (read: he doesn't want to go). That means Indianapolis Colts' rookie quarterback Andrew Luck will take his place on the AFC roster. Luck will join teammates Robert Mathis and Reggie Wayne as Colts representatives for the AFC....

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...

Matchup of the Week: Indianapolis Colts’ Linebackers/Nickel Backs V. Rob Gronkowski
November 18th, 2012 at 7:46 AM
 ***PHOTO1*** Indianapolis Colts fans who have been critical of Jerraud Powers this season might be missing him this afternoon when the Colts take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. I say that not out of a lack of confidence for Cassius Vaughn or Darius Butler, but for the "trickle...

New England Patriots’ Interchangeable Parts Keep on Ticking
November 14th, 2012 at 12:58 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** The New England Patriots under Bill Belichick have been the blueprint for NFL success in the salary cap era. Since Belichick took over as head coach of the Patriots in 2000, he's guided the team to nine playoff appearances, five Super Bowl appearances and won the Lombardi Trophy three times. In...

After Further Review: Week 7 in the NFL
October 22nd, 2012 at 10:30 AM
The Indianapolis Colts are 3-3, smack dab in the middle of the mediocrity that is the AFC. They're 3-1 at home and would be 4-0 if not for an 80 yard slant route by Jacksonville against an injury-depleted Colts' secondary employing players who were still having their names engraved on...

After Further Review: Thoughts on Week 5 in the NFL
October 8th, 2012 at 7:20 AM
Andrew Luck is at the quarter pole of his rookie season in the NFL. I don't think it's too much of a stretch to say that to this point he's been a success. He's passed for over 1200 yards in four games, meaning he's averaging over 300 yards per game. His...

NFL Pickem: Offensive Outburst or Defensive Struggle?
February 3rd, 2012 at 8:31 AM
We're assuming that on Super Bowl Sunday, a few hours will be set aside to actually play the football game that has brought all this attention on the city of Indianapolis. So even if the game turns out to be a dud, we can all enjoy three or four hours...

NFL Final Four Has an Indianapolis Flavor
January 16th, 2012 at 7:22 AM
Super Bowl XLVI is only three weeks away and the entire world's focus will be on the city of Indianapolis. With the Divisional Playoff round in the books, each of the final four remaining teams brings an intriguing Indianapolis connection that will make for some interesting stories during Super Bowl...

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...

Denver Broncos’ Success Could Be Instructive for Indianapolis Colts Draft Plans
January 9th, 2012 at 10:39 AM
***PHOTO1***Critics had previously labeled Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow a "joke," an "embarrassment" and a "fluke." After leading the Broncos to a first round victory over the defending AFC champion Pittsburgh Steelers, they should call him "winner." Tebow, who has at once been the most celebrated and most maligned quarterback in...

Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots Preview: Will the Changes Affect the Outcome?
December 4th, 2011 at 7:00 AM
  ***PHOTO1***The Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots have played many memorable games over the previous decade. Unfortunately, Sunday's matchup will only acquire the feel of another one if the Colts end up pulling out a stunning victory for its first of the season. The team went away from the status quo this...

New England Patriots Keep Right on Rolling with System
December 2nd, 2011 at 10:49 AM
***PHOTO1*** In 2008, the New England Patriots lost quarterback Tom Brady to a knee injury in the season's first game. His replacement, Matt Cassell not only had never started an NFL game, he was a career backup in college at USC. The Patriots missed the playoffs that year without Brady, but...

NFL Week One Pickem Contest in Review
September 13th, 2011 at 8:38 AM
If you were using Colts 101 to guide your wagering this weekend, my sincere apologies. I just hope you took my advice instead of Steven's. I finished a respectable 10-6 this weekend while Steven failed to break even at 7-9.  I can't crow too loudly. Steven and I were both wrong...