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New England Patriots
As Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick dropped back and threw a duck in the direction of Devin McCourty last Sunday, a long, unified sigh of relief collectively exited the confines of Gillette Stadium.
The struggles of a defense as fickle as New England had pulled out yet another nail-biter and were once again sitting at, or at least near, the top of the AFC. The bend-but-don’t-break approach had prevailed once more, and, while shaken, the faith of Patriots faithful had been restored even if only fleetingly.
The Patriots may not be so fortunate this weekend, though, as the incoming opposition possess their own bit of “Luck,” if you catch my drift.
Andrew Luck has been a phenom in the making since his sophomore year at Stanford. He was anointed the chosen one even before deciding to leave the comforts of Palo Alto, Calif. and has more than exceeded the hype through his first nine NFL games.
Luck hasn’t been the most efficient or precise quarterback over the course of a relatively easy...
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Andrew Luck was the most hyped player to enter the draft in decades, did he have any chance of living up to the expectations? Now that we're more than half way through the season we should take a look as some of the postseason awards. We all knew that Rookie of the Year would come down to the #1 and #2 picks in the draft.
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We simulate Andrew Luck's 2012 Colts vs. his dad Oliver Luck's 1983 Oilers.
You'd think with Peyton Manning in Denver the once-fierce Colts-Patriots rivalry would be diminished. No such "Luck." Now that Indianapolis has its new franchise quarterback -- rookie Andrew Luck, the overall No. 1 pick in this year's draft -- it's become quite clear this rivalry could remain intense. Through nine games, Luck has looked incredibly poised...
Ever wanted to know which NFL games will be televised in your area? How about which announcers are calling said games? Well, now you’re in luck. Each week, we will present you with color-coded maps that designate the local broadcasts — depending on region — as well as the commentators assigned to each matchup. These maps, split between CBS and FOX, come courtesy of the website...
As Andrew Luck leads the Indianapolis Colts closer to a playoff berth this season, he also continues a march toward Rookie of the Year. As of this writing, the Colts were 6-3 and in 2nd place in the AFC South, and had won four in a row. Luck was leading the way with a [...]
Andrew Luck is just nine games into his rookie season, but he’s already playing like a seasoned veteran.
Luck, who is among the league leaders with 2,631 passing yards, has led the Colts on one of the most dramatic turnarounds in NFL history. One season after finishing as the league’s worst team with a 2-14 record, Luck has Indianapolis sitting at 6-3 and staring down a potential...
The Patriots secondary has not been very good this season, to put it succinctly. This Sunday, against Andrew Luck and the Colts, the Pats are going to need to do better than they have in past weeks if they want to get past Indianapolis.
Cold Hard Football Facts’ Kerry Byrne joined John Dennis and Gerry Callahan on WEEI’s The Dennis and Callahan Show on Friday morning to discuss...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacksonville defensive tackle Terrance Knighton has been fined 25,000 by the NFL for making helmet-to-helmet contact with Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who was defenseless at the time.
The hit came in Indianapolis' victory Nov. 8 at Jacksonville and negated an interception by Aaron Ross.
Jaguars safety Dawan Landry was fined 10,000 for a fourth-quarter hit...
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had his usual mid week conference call today, as well as his mid-week presser. One of the topics that came up was the play of Indianapolis Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck. Predictably, The Hoodie praised Luck's play thus far in the 2012 season."It looks like he’s getting better every week, playing with more and more confidence...
A little over a year ago Peyton Manning was sitting on the sidelines still in Indianapolis Colt attempting to recover from painful neck surgery. Manning did his best to give advice to back-up quarterback Curtis Painter, who in all respect is probably a painter at this point in time considering we all know how well he was able to lead the disastrous Indy squad last year. At the same...
Every great quarterback needs a great receiver to rely on during their early development. Joe Montana and Steve Young had Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman had Michael Irving and Peyton Manning had Marvin Harrison. And those are just a few of the most extreme cases throughout NFL history.
Now, the onus of that argument turns to Indianapolis, where the development of Andrew Luck takes center...
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The Patriots have to start winning at hoe
For 16 games played over 17 weeks, all of the teams in the NFL are trying to set themselves up to hold home field advantage in the playoffs on the road to the Super Bowl. Some teams ride that home field edge all the way to the Lombardi Trophy, while others, after working so hard to get the reward, end up falling...
Ryan Grigson came to Indianapolis with a plan to rebuild the Colts.
A little more than eight months after cutting Peyton Manning, Indy (6-3) is in an improbable battle to make the playoffs. One of the reasons has been Grigson's penchant for finding talent.
The first-year general manager has made all the right moves: drafting Andrew Luck, surrounding him with young teammates...
I’ve been licking my chops about this one all week, since the Colts dismantled the Jaguars 9 days ago on prime time. They will be in tough as they face the AFC powerhouse Patriots. In a rivalry that used to feature the two best quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, we now have a battle between rookie quarterback sensation Andrew Luck facing off against Brady.
In the Bill Belichick...
Game of the week.
If you looked at this game when the schedule was released months ago, it would have possibly caught your eye, but with the Colts coming off of a two win season, it was going to get lost in the morning shuffle.
But the trusty flex schedule came to the rescue and thrust it into the late afternoon slate of games for all of our viewing pleasure. It pits the face...