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The Colts had to declare 90 minutes before the game if they were going to open the windows and roof at Lucas Oil Stadium. (D. Orlando Ledbetter/ INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts had to declare 90 minutes beforet the game if they were going to open the windows and the retractable roof to Lucal Oil Stadium. The 0-8 team was trying to get an advantage over the Falcons, who are one of the better indoor teams in the league. The Colts were try to take away the Falcons “dome-field advantage.” Since 2008, quarterback Matt Ryan owns an NFL-best 26-6 record (81.2 percent) in games played in domed stadiums. THE INACTIVES Left tackle Sam Baker, who is out with a back injury, was amongst the group of inactives against the Colts on Sunday. The other inactives were cornerback Darrin Walls, running back Antone Smith, center Brett Romberg, tackle Sam Baker, defensvie tackle Carlton Powell and defensive end Cliff Matthews. The Colts inactives include wide receiver Blair White, …

Is Colts General Manager Chris Polian a Toxic Byproduct of Nepotism?

In his Sunday Column, IndyStar Columnist Bob Kravitz writes that GM Chris Polian is at least partly to blame for the Colts 0-9 start. Kravitz cites former Colts employees – who spoke anonymously for various reasons – saying that Chris Polian “has been a toxic force who has brought this franchise to its knees for [...]

The Colts losing: A Manning kiss off?

Let’s be really honest here. The Indianapolis Colts winless season is historic. Obviously because Peyton Manning is out for the season. And, also because head coach Jim Caldwell is no Tony Dungy. But, and I’m still keeping it real, something seems really, really odd. How can a team implode from the absence of one man? A team that in the last decade has produced...

Trade for Peyton Manning intriguing possibility for Dolphins

MIAMI - The Dolphins and Colts are locked in a battle of titans - well, titanic losers - to see which will...

Indianapolis Colts announced QB Curtis Painter remains the starter

Despite being yanked with 10 minutes remaining in their loss to the Atlanta Falcons yesterday, the Indianapolis Colts have stated that QB Curtis Painter will remain the starter moving forward. Painter has yet to log a win for the Colts this season and has looked bad in several appearances this season. Painter was named the starter for the Colts after veteran QB Kerry...

Horseshoe Hero: The Power of One

Jerraud Powers was the only Colt with a reason to celebrate on Sunday after notching his first career touchdown. (Photo by the Indianapolis Star)The Colts turned in another lackluster performance on Sunday, losing for the ninth time in as many tries this season, this time to Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. Once again, two early turnovers led the Colts to fall into an 0-14 hole...

Falcons at Colts: 2nd Half Open Thread

Hey, the defense created a turnover for the first time in six weeks. They even scored. The offense didn’t. Also, go Donald Brown! Tweetgovernment,politics news,politics news,politics

Colts perfectly dreadful at 0-9

At the Indianapolis Colts complex, the first Monday of November usually is reserved for taking an extra day off and contemplating the playoff picture. This is no typical Indianapolis team, though. In less than 24 months, the Colts have gone from chasing a perfect season to chasing the No. 1 draft pick, from Super Bowl contender to front-runner in the Andrew Luck lottery.

NFL Week Nine Game Preview- Atlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts

The Atlanta Falcons came into the 2011 NFL regular season with high expectations, but stumbled out of the gate early alternating losses and wins for the first five weeks of the season. The demise of the Indianapolis Colts has been well documented, as the Colts without their benchmark quarterback, Peyton Manning have appeared to be the worst team in football. How bad...

Jones, Falcons keep Colts winless with rout

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Colts' collapse keeps getting worse. Rookie receiver Julio Jones touched the ball five times Sunday and scored twice against Indianapolis' porous pass defense, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 31-7 victory over the NFL's only winless team. Before fleeing Lucas Oil Stadium in the second half, fans serenaded Colts players with boos after watching...

Falcons vs Colts – A Q&A With Naptown’s Finest

Across the fansided network each week during this season, we will be doing a quick Q&A with the Falcons’ opponents for that week. This week I had a chance to talk with Adam Hughes from Naptown’s Finest about this Sundays match up between the Falcons and Colts.Jamie Kelly – It’s a shame that Peyton Manning is injured, as the league is better off when he is on form....
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