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Green Bay Packers (2-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
Obviously, I can’t do this write up without talking about Chuck Pagano. You’ve probably heard the news, but if you haven’t, Pagano, an 11 year NFL assistant who got his first Head Coaching job this offseason as Head Coach of the Colts, was unfortunately diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia earlier this week, a few days before he celebrated his 52nd birthday on October 2nd. He has left the team in order to undergo treatment, including chemotherapy, and will hopefully make a speedy recovery. In his absence, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will be interim Head Coach. This is obviously a very unfortunately situation and one that will impact this team.
Earlier this week, I was torn on how it would impact them. They could have come out totally unprepared and get blown out or they could have come out and had the game of their lives in his honor. However, now I really am leaning towards the latter. They’re coming off a bye, so t...
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Fans were excited when Coby Fleener was drafted in April, and they had some reason to be.
Fleener was the most athletically gifted tight end in the draft, and his connection with Andrew Luck was thought to give him a natural edge to start the season.
But so far this season, Fleener has been bad, underwhelming at best.
He’s had a few good moments, giving Luck a target to throw...
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Conrad Brunner of 1070 The Fan talked to Bruce Ariens, the refreshingly honest Andrew Luck, and Antoine Bethea about the Colts' focus moving forward:
“This is sort of different,” said safety Antoine Bethea. “Here, we talk as a crew and the head of our crew is down.”
They intend to play the rest of this season in — and for — his honor...
GREEN BAY, Wis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not considering the possibility of wearing a shield or a visor on his facemask, even after the injury he suffered in Sunday's game.
Midway through the third quarter of Green Bay's Week 4 win, New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins was attempting to tackle Rodgers near the goal line when his finger violently poked the...
Thanks to losses by the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, the Indianapolis Colts gained in the AFC South Standings despite not playing this week. The Colts 1-2 record puts them a half game ahead of the Titans and Jags, but already two and a half games behind the Houston Texans, the AFC's lone remaining undefeated team. The Titans and Texans had their initial divisional...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Jeff Saturday expects his return to Indianapolis on Sunday to be "awkward." After 13 years playing for the Colts, the veteran center will experience a lot of firsts when he arrives to Lucas Oil Stadium with the Packers as a member of the road team."The funny thing is, I don't even know where the visitor's locker room is," Saturday said...
The always reliable Paul Kuharsky at ESPN.com delivers again, compiling tweets from beat writers and some of his own commentary about the state of mind of the Colts and interim coach Bruce Ariens:
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#Colts Arians says his team's five-star players must show up Sunday against Packers.
To which I say: This is specifically for Reggie Wayne,...
In honor of ailing head coach Chuck Pagano, the Colts will sell merchandise through its website with the proceeds going towards leukemia research.
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
During Green Bay's win over the New Orleans Saints last weekend, Jennings aggravated the groin injury he initially suffered in Week 1 and left the game early. Jennings missed Week 2, and the two-time Pro Bowl selection has only 12 catches...
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Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star put together a video with the audio of Jeff Saturday talking to the local media about his return to Indianapolis. The former Colts center also talks about how his family now has roots in Indianapolis:
"I think Indy is eventually my home...My wife, all three of my kids, are hoosiers"
Who will be the top fantasy football wide receivers in Week 5? Jordy Nelson - Green Bay Packers Mr. Nelson has disappointed a lot of fantasy owners this year, including myself. Although I knew it would be near impossible for him to repeat last year's uh-mazing season that surprised everyone with 68 receptions, 1,263 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns, I still had a strong feeling...
Hard as it is to believe, Jeff Saturday needs a visitor's guide to Indianapolis.
Sure, he can give his Green Bay Packers teammates a list of restaurants to rival Zagat's after spending the first 13 seasons of his NFL career with the Colts. Have everyone over to his house if he wants. And he knows the way to Lucas Oil Stadium so well he could probably drive the team bus....