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INDIANAPOLIS -- A battle of rookie quarterbacks on rebuilding teams came down to the final few minutes, and the Indianapolis Colts defense delivered the stop it needed. Colts defensive back Jerraud Powers managed to disrupt Brandon Weeden's pass to Josh Cooper on fourth down in Colts territory with 1:54 left to help seal Indianapolis' 17-13 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts evened their record at 3-3, while the Browns fell to 1-6. Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck finished 16-for-29 passing for 186 yards and rushed for two touchdowns. Weeden was 24-of-40 for 247 yards and two touchdowns. The Colts were surprisingly effective on the ground, with rookie Vick Ballard carrying 20 times for 84 yards and second-year back Delone Carter added 41 yards. Cleveland managed only 55 yards rushing, and rookie Trent Richardson played only the first half, carrying eight times for eight yards. The Colts took a 7-0 lead on their first possess...
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Could there be animosity brewing in the locker room of the Indianapolis Colts? Word out of Indy this week is that Reggie Wayne was asked to describe rookie quarterback Andrew Luck through his first five games of the 2012 NFL season, and Wayne did not hold back in saying that Luck was “not normal.”
Of course, he means not normal in a good way.
“He’s not your normal rookie...
Andrew Luck looked good this season, he has won some games people thought they should have lost. The Colts take on the Cleveland Browns today and the Browns have only one win on the season, can Andrew Luck beat a team that has struggled to find wins? The Colts defense is going to have to watch for the deep ball coming off the arm of Brandon Weeden. The Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon...
CBSSports.com and Wire Reports recapped the Colts' mixed-feeling-inducing win over the Browns yesterday. It looks like they came out of it with a much more positive impression of our Colts:
The victory came in typical Pagano style.
Indy (3-3) controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes, ran for a season-high 148 yards, held Cleveland to 55 yards on the ground, and...
Scoring Summary 1st Quarter TD A.Luck 3 yd. run (A.Vinatieri kick) (11-80, 7:37) 2nd Quarter TD G.Little 14 yd. pass from B.Weeden (kick aborted) (16-90, 8:22) TD A.Luck 5 yd. run (A.Vinatieri kick) (14-76, 6:20) 3rd Quarter TD J.Gordon 33 yd. pass from B.Weeden (P.Dawson kick) (6-80, 3:07) FG A.Vinatieri 38 yd. Field Goal (17-61, 8:34) 4th Quarter No scoring in the 4th quarter ...
Good old Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star delves into the difficulties and benefits of entrusting the offense to a rookie quarterback.
While his completion percentage seems out of character, that's not necessarily the case. In his final two seasons at Stanford, Luck completed 70.7 and 71.3 percent of his passes. But he was a 56.3 passer in his first year as a starter...
When he took charge of a Bills team that had won only four times over their previous two seasons, Bill Polian was confident they would one day achieve success.
His dreams quickly became reality.
Polian, the architect of the Bills' glory years when the team won four straight AFC championships in the early 1990s, became the 28th member of the Bills' Wall of Fame on Sunday...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck
Pagano watched Sunday's game from home, hours after being released from
an Indianapolis hospital.
Interim coach Bruce Arians provided the update following Indy's 17-13 victory over Cleveland.
Pagano has missed Indy's last three
games after being diagnosed with leukemia. He had been in the hospital
Two rookie quarterbacks are the headliners of a game that has all the makings of a shootout.Cleveland Browns (1-5): Brandon Weeden and the Cleveland Browns finally got the monkey off their back and got their first win of the season.Trent Richardson is dealing with a rib injury but is expected to play with a protective vest on. If he can not go, Montario Hardesty is the one who will...
Chuck Pagano Released From Hospital, Watched Colts Game From Home -
The Indianapolis Colts confirmed that Head Coach Chuck Pagano is out of hospital and watch the Colts beat the Browns today from his home as he continues his treatment for leukemia. Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia three weeks ago and has watched the team’s last two games from his hospital room. Pagano still...
Colts 17 Browns 13
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The Colts and Browns traded long drives in the first half, with the Browns answering Luck’s brilliant touchdown run with a long drive and a Brandon Weeden TD pass. Cleveland missed the extra point. The Colts fired back with a 14 play 76 yard touchdown drive. 14-6, Colts at the half.
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