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The 2012 football season is under way and the first football Sunday begins in three days. Jay Cutler and the revamped Chicago Bears' offense are anxious to get the season started in a victorious manner, and the Colts are the perfect first opponent for them. The Colts are implementing a new defense this year, the 3-4 scheme that is becoming commonplace in the league now. In addition, the Colts welcome 28 new players on the 53-man roster and also have a new head coach and No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck to contend with.The Bears have advantages on special teams and defense as well as a slight advantage on offense. Devin Hester should get several chances to break a long return as well as newcomer Eric Weems. The Colts lost receiver Pierre Garcon to the Redskins but bring back deep threat Reggie Wayne and Austin Collie, to go along with rookie tight end Coby Fleener. Luck has looked sharp in the preseason, going 41 of 66 for 522 yards and three touchdown passes.First-year coach Chuck ...
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The Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears meet for the first time since 2008, when the Bears gained a measure of revenge against the Colts for the Super Bowl XLI loss. Chicago beat Indy 29-13 in the first regular season NFL game played at Lucas Oil Stadium.
And if you needed a reminder, this is also the first season in 14 years that Colts fans won’t see #18 under center,...
The 2012 NFL season is upon us, which means that football is finally back to give us reason to live once again. That also means the return of betting season for some. As always, there plenty of interesting prop bets for fans and bettors alike to look at, in an attempt to gauge what could be on the way for their favorite teams and players this season. Unsurprisingly, Indianapolis...
Last season, the Indianapolis Colts sucked. That goes without saying (even though I went ahead and said it). It sucked for fans, for the players, and for the career of the most decorated quarterback in NFL history.
2012 will not suck for the Colts.
Now, let me explain something. When I say it “won’t suck,” do not mistake that for me saying the Colts will win the Super Bowl...
NFL Week 1 previews and predictions for every game on the schedule:
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The Colts’ Andrew Luck era begins with a trip to...
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Below are some quick over/under plays for NFL week 1 action. Be sure to check out all of my week 1 picks against the spread. My big play this week is a teaser of Texans -3/Under 50, my little play is the Panthers -2.5 over the Bucs. Be sure to sign up for our pick ‘em league for a chance to win an NFL Shop custom t-shirt.
INDIANAPOLIS @ CHICAGO BEARS – OVER/UNDER 43 – Touch...
Just thinking, well, let’s be honest, fantasizing, about the Chicago Bears’ season opener Sunday against the possibly-hapless Indianapolis Colts, conjures up images of Will Smith sassing the alien he has just yanked out of a spaceship and punched to death in the desert in “Independence Day”. But in my Bear-centric fantasy, Julius Peppers is Will Smith, and that doomed...