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It's week nine of the NFL season and the Miami Dolphins take their three game winning streak to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in a game that was not expected to have much significance. However, those expectations are three months old and the matchup that was projected to decide which team would likely land the first overall pick in the 2013 draft now has massive playoff implications. With both teams entering the weekend with identical 4-3 records and currently sitting as the 5th and 6th seed in the AFC respectively, the team that comes out victorious on Sunday not only improves to 5-3 but also claims a crucial tie breaker over the other. This game is by far the most meaningful on the Dolphins schedule thus far as it will resemble a playoff intensity considering that a win would provide a huge boost in any attempts of making a run at the postseason.
The most surprising element of the success of both team is that they each start a rookie at quarterb...
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The Sports Network's story is as much about the similarities of two unlikely playoff contenders as it is a game preview. Those similarities lie more in the their situations than in their playing style. Both teams were expected by many to be AFC bottom feeders, competing for the number one over all pick in April's draft. Yet here they are, each with their rookie quarterback...
Andrew Luck made some history for himself in Week 8. He picked up his first road win, helped the Colts end their 10-game road losing streak, and put his name in the record books as having the first game-winning touchdown pass in the modified overtime in the regular season.
Luck became the first rookie ever to have three game-winning drives in his team’s first seven games, and...
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DAVIE, Fla. -- The "Suck for Luck" campaign was in full force a year ago. The Miami Dolphins were 0-7 and in position to land Andrew Luck with the top pick in the NFL draft.
It didn't happen. The Dolphins suddenly turned matters around and finished 6-10. Indianapolis ended up with the highly touted quarterback.
But the Dolphins have come out OK. They managed to get...
In one of the biggest surprises of the NFL season, rookie quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts are 4-3 and in second place in the AFC South standings. With Luck under center, the upstart Colts have already won twice as many games as they did in 2011 and if the NFL postseason started today, the Colts would be in. Unfortunately for the Colts it may take more than...
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After yet another close victory last weekend against the Titans, the Colts return home to welcome an equally surprising Dolphins team to Lucas Oil Stadium. The visit of Ryan Tannehill again pits Andrew Luck against a rookie counterpart, and (as is the case with Brandon Weeden) both quarterbacks have reason to lament the quality of receiver they're throwing to, so it should be...
The Miami Dolphins head to Indianapolis on Sunday for an important matchup with the Colts. The Dolphins will look to improve to 5-3 and move into a tie with the Patriots atop the AFC East. To do so, the Dolphins will have to play as aggressively and emotionally as they did against the trash talking Jets last week. The Dolphins cannot afford a let down after beating their hated...
Miami @ IndianapolisWhy Should I Care? The 4-3 Dolphins currently hold the fifth seed in the AFC. The 4-3 Colts, by way of what I bet is a very complex tie breaker, hold the sixth seed in the conference. These two teams have suddenly emerged as dark-horse playoff contenders. This matchup will decide who is able to hold on to that coveted playoff spot for at least one more week.By...
Before the season began Greg Cowan and I had a long, lopsided debate about the potential this new era Colts team had for 2012. Statistics and prior history suggested somewhere between 3 and 6 wins. Anything more would be considered an abberation but my voice was somewhat quiet in comparison to Greg's booming insistance that the Colts could be a playoff team. While partly tongue...
The players had the day off from practice yesterday, but we have some quotes and information for today’s Colts Notebook, courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.
A Battle of 4-3 Teams
This week, the Colts will be taking on the Miami Dolphins at home. Miami and Indianapolis managed a combined 8-24 record last season. How quickly things can...
This Article was originally written for AccuScore.
This Sunday, two surprise AFC teams will meet in Miami that could ultimately determine which starting rookie quarterback will make the playoffs. The Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins, thought to be rebuilding projects, both enter Sunday’s matchup with 4-3 records and playing for a potential playoff wild card. While many...