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The Colts Authority:
The Colts are in the playoff hunt after three straight wins, and with a favorable schedule the rest of the way, have a decent chance at a one year successful rebuild.
The win comes on the shoulders of the entire team, but some players certainly had better games than others. But which ones had the better games? Which ones fell off the horse? We'll look at three players on offense and defense for both categories, but first, we look at the good news.
There can't be enough said about Andrew Luck's incredible performance on Sunday afternoon, with the best performance I've seen from an Indianapolis quarterback since Peyton Manning was in town. Even if Manning was in town, a performance like we saw from Luck would have been special. To see it from a rookie? Outstanding.
Luck finished the game 30-48 for 433 yards and two TDs. The last time the Colts had a 400 yard game from a quarterback? Week 1 in 2010, Manning had 433 yards, on 57 attempts. ...
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Andrew Luck had his first “wow” game of his career. While he’s had great moments, great halves this season, this was the first complete effort, and it was a record-setting performance with 433 yards passing.
It concluded with Luck’s fourth game-winning drive in just eight games, which no rookie has ever done before.
The list of records and rookie firsts by Luck is getting...
DAVIE, Fla. Miami Dolphins coordinator Kevin Coyle really wasn't in the mood to talk Sunday night.
The Dolphins had just lost 23-20 at Indianapolis, where Coyle's defensive unit had been exploited big-time by Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Nevertheless, Coyle was on the phone with his wife.
"She said, You know, you guys have lost three games by three points each.'...
Peyton Manning overcame a pair of interceptions by throwing three touchdown passes Sunday, rallying Denver to a 31-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Trindon Holliday also returned a kickoff a Broncos-record 105 yards for a touchdown.
Manning improved to 8-0 career against Cincinnati (3-5), which has lost four in a row for the first time in two years. This win didn't come...
On this week's episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about the Oregon Ducks, how good Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck REALLY is, and the NFL.
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It wasn't that long ago that Indianapolis and Jacksonville played for the division title.
Less than two years, in fact.
Both teams have changed coaches, quarterbacks and other personnel since.
It's pretty clear which one is further along in the rebuilding project.
The Colts (5-3) have won three straight heading into Thursday night's game at Jacksonville, pulling out...
The Baltimore Ravens' game at the Pittsburgh Steelers will remain on Sunday night Nov. 18.
Week 11 is when flexible scheduling kicks in, allowing the NFL to move a more appealing matchup into prime time if need be. But with the rival Ravens (6-2) and Steelers (5-3) again battling for the AFC North title, NBC is keeping the game.
The league said Monday that the Indianapolis...
Cam Newton knows he can learn a thing or two from Peyton Manning, beginning with his ability to win close football games.
With his swagger back after outplaying one of the NFL's bright young quarterbacks last week in Robert Griffin III, Newton faces one of the all-time great signal-callers Sunday when the Panthers host Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Manning closes out games...
Peyton Manning has made all the offseason speculation surrounding whether he'd ever return to his MVP-form a distant memory.
Manning looks to direct the AFC West-leading Denver Broncos to a fourth straight win when they visit the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
After missing the entire 2011 season due to several neck surgeries, Manning is putting together an MVP-caliber season...
Week 8 Complimentary NFL Teaser Results
This week we’re featuring another sweetheart, 4-team teaser that offers 13 points per game.
Denver + 9 @ Cincinnati
Green Bay Packers + 3 v. Arizona
Chicago + 9 @ Tennessee
Detroit + 7.5 @ Jacksonville
Why we like these games:
Denver is rolling right now, and spotting Peyton Manning almost 10 points makes this an almost no-brainer...
Eight games into his rookie season, Andrew Luck has already made it into the NFL's Hall of Fame.
Or at least his jersey has.
The No. 12 shirt worn by Luck during Sunday's record-setting game against Miami arrived in Canton, Ohio, on Wednesday and will be displayed in the Hall of Fame's Pro Football Today Gallery.
Luck threw for 433 yards, a single-game rookie record...
How great is a book that lists Tom Brady ahead of Peyton Manning, John Elway and Dan Marino? How great is an all-time keeper of a publication that ranks Bill Belichick among the top 15 head coaches in NFL history, the only active coach to be so honored? But, then again, the same publication ranks the 2007 Patriots as only the seventh best single-season team in NFL history, much to...