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The temporary loss of head coach Chuck Pagano early in the season is ever present in the minds of players and fans alike.Pagano will make his return to the sideline against the Houston Texans in Week 17.The team will certainly be emotional to once again play behind their ill-fallen coach.Thus far, each saga of Pagano’s illness has provided the team a positive lift.The most inspirational moment of all will certainly be when he returns to the field. It symbolizes much more than just a head coach, or the ‘Chuckstrong’ slogan that has taken over the Colts Nation. Pagano personifies the heart and fight of this young team. Or else the team has come to represent the heart and fight within their head coach.They have rallied around Pagano all year. Every week the locker room huddle breaks with a chant of “CHUCK!”It is not hard to imagine a scenario in which the highly-energized Colts emerge from the game against Houston with a victory. Particularly after seeing the Week 15 matchup in which I...
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It’s an unfamiliar feel to a familiar situation for Indianapolis Colts fans.
The familiar: The team enters the final week of the season getting ready for the playoffs, and regardless of a win or loss against the Hosuton Texans on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, their seed is locked in.
The unfamiliar: We will actually see the Colts starters play all (or at least the majority...
What a season it has been for the Indianapolis Colts and their rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. 10 wins in his first season and 4183 passing yards has shown the fans why Luck was the number one draft pick overall in the 2012 NFL draft. Just think, if the Colts can get a win over the 12-3 Houston Texans in the final week of the 2012 season, the message will be loud and clear this Colts...
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Staying on target , Houston Texans phenom receiver WR Andre Johnson is the latest person to engage in the habit calling Colts star Reggie Wayne the one that professionally got away.
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Dwight Freeney is in the final year of a six-year, $72 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts. He's a seven-time Pro Bowl pick and the franchise leader with 106.5 career sacks.
The Colts have remade the roster, the scheme and the front office -- and they have a decision to make.
"I'm 32 years old, turning 33 (Feb. 19), going into my 12th year," Freeney...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Dwight Freeney hopes to be back in Indianapolis next season.
With his contract expiring and his numbers declining in Indy's new defense, there's no assurance that the Colts' career sacks leader will be re-signed in 2013. So on Sunday against Houston, Freeney will probably take a few...
Backup running back Delone Carter is out for Week 17 with an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:With Donald Brown (ankle) already sidelined, the Colts' running game is almost entirely dependent on Vick Ballard. But with the Colts locked into the No. 5 seed, even Ballard may not do much in Week 17 as the team protects its key players for the first round of the playoffs.
Bruce Arians is no longer the interim head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. Arians now fades back into his singular role as offensive coordinator, but that doesn't mean he will stay there when the season ends.
From looking at the landscape, it's possible that eight NFL franchises will have head coaching vacancies this offseason. Arians, who sharpened his resume in Pittsburgh...
The Texans can lock up the top spot if they beat their division rival Colts.
Entering the last week of the season I'm sitting at 153-87. That's ok but not great. I'd like to be over 170 for the season, but it is what it is at this point. Let's finish strong.
With teams resting players and teams out, I'll also take a look at the postseason and offseason...
To a lot of outsiders, Reggie Waynes decision to return to Indianapolis looked like one that would lead the 34-year-old receiver to embark on a rebuilding project with the team that drafted him, Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle reports.
When Wayne was making that decision, Texans receiver Andre Johnson was really hoping his old college teammate would join him.
On December 16th the Houston Texans gave the Colts a 29-17 beatdown in front of a large crowd at Reliant Stadium. Their win propelled them into the division title and a shot at the number one seed in the AFC playoff picture. When the two teams meet again for the season finale in Indianapolis on Sunday there will be a different atmosphere to the game. Both teams would like a win but...
With the season over for a majority of people, we decided to look back and construct another team based on how the year went.
This team is made up of studs with ADP of 100 or greater. Without further delay, let’s meet the team.
QB – Andrew Luck (ADP 109) Luck made a huge splash this season as a rookie, leading the Colts to a 10-5 record and a playoff berth. Luck has thrown for...
Houston Texans (12-3) at Indianapolis Colts (10-5)
The Texans need this win to lock up not only the #1 seed, but also a first round bye. If they lose, they’ll need Denver or New England to lose as double digit favorites or they’ll be the #3 seed. The Colts, meanwhile, are locked into the #5 seed, but the Texans are a huge divisional rival who beat the Colts two weeks ago and...
Chuck Pagano has been a source of inspiration for the Indianapolis Colts throughout their improbable season.
Now he'll finally get to do it from the sidelines.
After waging a successful three-month fight with leukemia, Pagano has resumed his coaching duties. He'll be back on the field for the first time since Week 3 on Sunday when the Colts close the regular season against...