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Coming off of their 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) head to Florida for their first - and likely last - prime time game of the season as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. On paper, the Colts appear set to win their fourth straight game run, their record to 6-3 on the season, and take one giant step towards securing a spot in the post-season.
But games aren't played on paper, and despite a clear advantage in offensive personnel - especially at quarterback - a lot of factors could cause Thursday night to shape up as a classic trap game for the Colts. Let's discuss the 5 reasons I believe the Jacksonville Jaguars will earn their second win of the season - both coming against the Colts - on Thursday, and deal a major blow to the Colts playoff hopes.
1. Injuries - Despite their 5-3 record and the fact that they have a good shot at making the playoffs, the truth is, the Colts aren't a very good football te...
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Jim RacaltoWhat the Indianapolis Colts and rookie phenom QB Andrew Luck have achieved so far in 2012 can already be deemed a success somewhat. Not many analysts picked the Colts to win five games or even be very competitive, given their shaky personnel on defense, a rookie quarterback, and Head Coach Chuck Pagano being diagnosed with leukemia and being sidelined. Colts players Matt...
Finally. It's been difficult to judge how far the Colts have come this year, and at last we were able to see Indy win big. Remember when they lost to Jacksonville at home? Remember Cecil Shorts? Hard to forget; apparently, he's the best wideout in the league (just ask the Colts's secondary!). Mark Long recaps the game with some great quotes by Andrew Luck.
Two weeks after having surgery on his right knee to repair a ruptured patellar tendon, Indianapolis Colts’ wide receiver Austin Collie had his doctor astonished with how fast he was recovering. Two more weeks later, Collie’s father Scott was on his way to Los Angelesto meet with Austin and the doctor for a follow up appointment. During the six hour drive from the Collie home...
The Indianapolis Colts are going to great lengths to support their ailing coach Chuck Pagano.
In a show of support, a group of about a dozen players shaved their heads after Tuesday's practice. Pagano lost his hair while undergoing treatment for leukemia.
Director of player engagement David Thornton had a barber in the locker room following Tuesday's practice and about...
Cory Redding isn’t new to Chuck Pagano, he played for him in Baltimore. So, he knows first hand who Pagano is, and what he means to the Indianapolis Colts. Pagano is under going cancer treatment, but his spirit has shown the fight in him, and now the Colts are showing the same fire. At 5-3, the Colts are the surprise team of 2012, and according to Redding, Pagano is the reason...
The strong start by the Indianapolis Colts has everyone talking about the possibility of making the playoffs.
Interim coach Bruce Arians is more concerned with protecting No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Luck.
One day after beating Jacksonville 27-10 to improve to 6-3, Arians talked about everything from two personal foul calls on the Jaguars for hitting Luck in the head or near...
Quarterback Andrew Luck has become the latest member of the Indianapolis Colts to shave his head in support of coach Chuck Pagano, who is undergoing treatments for leukemia, a team official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Nearly 25 Colts players have shaved their heads, including punter Pat McAfee, defensive lineman Cory Redding, kicker Adam Vinatieri, safety Antoine...
Things have changed quickly over the past week. I have just two new entries into the Playoff Picture for Week 10 and it is due largely to the fact that the Dolphins and Eagles failed to take advantage of the promising situations in front of them. With the Eagles, it was more about the team that failed to take advantage of an opportunity. For the Dolphins, it's about having that...
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It's impossible not to respect Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, his battle with leukemia and his team rallying around him.
Pagano was diagnosed a little over a month ago and has been undergoing a heavy dose of chemotherapy while on leave from his job.
And the good news, Monday his doctors told him the...
On Thursday night the Indianapolis Colts controlled the Jacksonville Jaguars to improve their record to 6-3.Even if it was against the hapless Jaguars, beating a team on the road with only four days rest is pretty impressive.The 2011 Colts were the NFL's version of a dog that's so ugly it's cute, but in 2012 they have made a complete turnaround.Coming into Thursday'...
T.Y. Hilton – WR Colts:
Six catches for 102 yards and a touchdown is a good day but having 11 targets is an even better day. The Colts are playing with a heavy heart and now that Andrew Luck is figuring out the NFL their offense is starting to pick up. Hilton adds another Colt receiver with fantasy value and no defense is in his way the next few weeks. At Jaguars...
Andrew Luck may not be Robert Griffin III when it comes to running the football, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting out of the pocket like his Washington counterpart.
Luck scored two rushing touchdowns on Thursday night against the Jaguars. But on one particular scramble in the fourth quarter, the Colts quarterback took a major hit hit from Jacksonville safety Dawan Landry...
The Jaguars secondary should be scared of the young gun
Indianapolis Colts (5-3) @ Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7) 8:20 p.m.
Not many people would have thought the Colts would be playoff contenders after saying goodbye to Peyton Manning and welcoming rookie Andrew Luck to be the franchise quarterback. But that is right where the Colts are right now, fighting for a playoff spot...
At the outset of the Thursday night live blog, commenter War Machine said, “Every off-season, I promise myself that I’ll watch football when I can, given that the time between seasons feels like an almost insurmountable expanse. This is one of the games that tests the tenacity of that vow.”
Well put. Though if we’re already channeling that sense of dedication, it worries...
The Jaguars take on the Indianapolis Colts tonight in a game that seemingly only matters to the Colts. At 5-3, Indianapolis is in the thick of the AFC wildcard race, and they're Jacksonville's most hated team. The Jaguars would need to win out and get plenty of help to make the playoffs. At 1-7, it's just not going to happen. Tonight's game is all about doing damage...