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Football Extra Points:
The Colts and rookie Andrew Luck faceoff against Joe Flacco and the Ravens. Who comes out on top.
The Playoffs start this weekend and some teams will be one and done.
Here are this weekends winners and losers.
AFC Wild Card Game - #6 Bengals at #3 Texans
This is a very interesting game. The Bengals have been red hot headed into the playoffs and the Texans have been a disaster the last several weeks. At one point the Texans were the best team in the league, now they look like a mess. I picked the Texans to play in the Super Bowl before the season started, now I think they're done.
The Bengals defense and passing game take down the struggling Texans. Bengals win.
AFC Wild Card Game - #5 Colts at #3 Ravens
The Colts and Andrew Luck are the feel good story of the NFL this season. The Ravens continue to struggle on offense. The Ravens have the RB and WR to put up points, the problem is their QB isn't any good. Looking at the Ravens schedule they haven't beaten anyone this season. Ray Lewis is coming back for one final game as a Raven.
I like where the Colts are right now and I don't trust Flacco. Colts win.
NFC Wild Card Game - #6 Vikings at #3 Packers
The Vikings and AP beat the Packers last week. That was a great story and AP almost broke the rushing record but that wont happen again. The Packers have enough offense to beat the Vikings this week but they don't have enough defense to go all the way.
Packers get revenge this week and beat the Vikings.
NFC Wild Card Game - #5 Seahawks at #4 Redskins
Everyone is jumping on the Seahawks bandwagon based on their play the second half of the season. They have a great defense and great running game, that can travel anywhere. The big question is how will Wilson play in the playoffs on the road. Good thing for Seattle, they're playing a rookie QB this week. The Redskins and RG3 have been on a roll the second half of the season. I like their running game and passing attach with RG3. Their defense is ok but not great.
The difference here is that Seattle has an elite defense and because of that, they win.
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Colts QB Andrew Luck leads his team into Baltimore for the first playoff game of his career.
The Indianapolis Colts meet the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the playoffs Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. This game is not without interesting story lines.
1). Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, one week after returning to the sidelines following a three month absence during which he...
Indianpolis Colts owner Jim Irsay loves Twitter way too much. When he’s not using it to try to build anticipation about a Colts trade or free agent signing, he’s tweeting out things that make him sound like a 15-year-old girl. And when he’s not doing that, he’s tweeting out pictures of himself dressed like an absolute d-bag.
Irsay tweeted the photo you see above on Wednesday...
After such an emotional season during his first year as the Indianapolis Colts head coach, Chuck Pagano decided to write a letter to Colts fans telling them how great they’ve been.To the people of Indiana:When I accepted the job as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts last January, it was a dream come true for me and my family. I knew I was coming to an organization with a great...
The Indianapolis Colts returned to the playoffs just one season after finishing with the worst record in the league, and actually won 11 games. Obviously, they hit payday with the selection of Andrew Luck. And owner Jim Irsay couldn’t be happier about their game this weekend against the Ravens. He is so excited that he Tweeted not once, but twice! Same picture, slightly different...
The Indianapolis Colts will play against the Baltimore Ravens in the opening round of the AFC Playoffs. Scheduled for a 1 pm EST kickoff on Sunday this game will be featured on CBS.
There are a lot of interesting subplots weaved into this game. The Colts welcomed back head coach Chuck Pagano last week. Just as Pagano is a former Ravens assistant, the opposite can be said for the...
Now that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of this season, Richard Deitsch of SI.com is reporting that he’ll be signing on with ESPN to prepare for life after football.Multiple sources told SI.com the Ravens linebacker is close to signing a multi-year contract with the network. At ESPN, Lewis is expected to have a significant...
The city of Indianapolis rallied around Colts head coach Chuck Pagano in his fight to overcome Leukemia this season. And now Pagano has shown his sincere appreciation for all of the support by publishing an open letter in the Indy Star.Here is the aforementioned letter in its entirety:When I accepted the job as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts last January, it was a dream come...
Indianapolis Colts (11-5) at Baltimore Ravens (10-6) -7
After a very dismal 2-14 season in 2011 the Indianapolis Colts were the topic of conversation in the offseason. After using their first overall pick on Stanford QB Andrew Luck, and releasing Peyton Manning fans expected a long grueling rebuilding process, yet here we are 17 NFL weeks later prepping for a postseason game....
While battling the monstrous illness of leukemia, Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano received a massive outpouring of public support. The Indiana statehouse included the Chuckstrong term in its Christmas lights, the term itself became a national trend, Colts cheerleaders and players shaved their heads in support of him. Pagano will return to the sidelines and coach for the first...
Coach Chuck Pagano, who will be on the sidelines for Sunday’s playoff match-up between the Colts and the Ravens, took time to thanks Colts fans for their support this year by publishing an emotional letter in the Indianapolis Star. Coach Pagano’s road to recovering from lukemia was aided by not only players and the Colts organization, but by a massive community effort from the...
For the Colts:
Out: G Joe Reitz (concussion)
Questionable: RB Delone Carter (ankle), NT Antonio Johnson (ankle), C A.Q. Shipley (knee), S Tom Zbikowski (knee) and T Winston Justice (shoulder)
Probable: DT Kellen Heard (illness), T Bradley Sowell (illness), CB Teddy Williams (knee), LB Jerrell Freeman (thumb), QB Andrew Luck (knee), LB Pat Angerer (illness), DE Cory Redding (quad...
Football is a game full of emotions and momentum swings. The motivation for such swings can come from something as common as a touchdown or a turnover, or it could come from something as unexpected as a teammate’s inspiring sermon before the game.
The NFL faced the fate of losing one of its great ambassadors of the game on Wednesday, when arguably the most emotional and motivational...
The NFL’s long awaited elimination tournament arrives in full force this weekend with four wild card matchups on the schedule. The Ravens welcome familiar AFC rival, the Indianapolis Colts, into M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. for their first round showdown between the conference’s fourth and fifth seeds. Baltimore finished the regular season at 10-6, and wanders...
Depending on what city you're in, Indianapolis or Baltimore, you probably think your team is the better prepared for the wild card elimination game coming up on Sunday in Crabtown.
Josh Wilson from Stampede Blue says the Colts may be peaking at just the right time. "Against Houston last Sunday, the Colts offense was very good, the defense was very good, and the special...