Found October 21, 2012 on
The Colts Authority:
The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell, on the ball as usual, says the difference in this game came down to a few big plays. The Colts struggled (I've almost reached some kind of overuse threshold on that word this season) for long stretches in this game. However, they kept coming up with one more big play to keep their hopes alive against the feisty Browns. Chappell, of course, acknowledges that one of the biggest plays today might have actually been a mistake on Cleveland's part; that colossal drop by Josh Gordon in the end zone:
When the offense went flat in the second half -- 124 total yards, 1-for-8 on third-down conversions -- a defense that was mauled last week by the New York Jets stepped up.It made play after play. And, yes, it got a major assist when Josh Gordon flat dropped what would have been a 41-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
It's debatable whether Powers really helped out on that play, or if it was the bright sunlight from the open roo...
BEST OF MAXIM
It looks a little early to say, but the Associated Press just reported that the 2012 Indianapolis Colts have a run game. Shocking, right? Still, I'm thinking it must be true. 147 yards on Sunday, next to 186 passing yards, with a backup running back. In perspective, the Colts rushed for over 100 yards five times last year, and have already rushed for 100+ three times in six...
Could there be animosity brewing in the locker room of the Indianapolis Colts? Word out of Indy this week is that Reggie Wayne was asked to describe rookie quarterback Andrew Luck through his first five games of the 2012 NFL season, and Wayne did not hold back in saying that Luck was “not normal.”
Of course, he means not normal in a good way.
“He’s not your normal rookie...
CBSSports.com and Wire Reports recapped the Colts' mixed-feeling-inducing win over the Browns yesterday. It looks like they came out of it with a much more positive impression of our Colts:
The victory came in typical Pagano style.
Indy (3-3) controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes, ran for a season-high 148 yards, held Cleveland to 55 yards on the ground, and...
Scoring Summary 1st Quarter TD A.Luck 3 yd. run (A.Vinatieri kick) (11-80, 7:37) 2nd Quarter TD G.Little 14 yd. pass from B.Weeden (kick aborted) (16-90, 8:22) TD A.Luck 5 yd. run (A.Vinatieri kick) (14-76, 6:20) 3rd Quarter TD J.Gordon 33 yd. pass from B.Weeden (P.Dawson kick) (6-80, 3:07) FG A.Vinatieri 38 yd. Field Goal (17-61, 8:34) 4th Quarter No scoring in the 4th quarter ...
Good old Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star delves into the difficulties and benefits of entrusting the offense to a rookie quarterback.
While his completion percentage seems out of character, that's not necessarily the case. In his final two seasons at Stanford, Luck completed 70.7 and 71.3 percent of his passes. But he was a 56.3 passer in his first year as a starter...
When he took charge of a Bills team that had won only four times over their previous two seasons, Bill Polian was confident they would one day achieve success.
His dreams quickly became reality.
Polian, the architect of the Bills' glory years when the team won four straight AFC championships in the early 1990s, became the 28th member of the Bills' Wall of Fame on Sunday...
INDIANAPOLIS -- Colts coach Chuck
Pagano watched Sunday's game from home, hours after being released from
an Indianapolis hospital.
Interim coach Bruce Arians provided the update following Indy's 17-13 victory over Cleveland.
Pagano has missed Indy's last three
games after being diagnosed with leukemia. He had been in the hospital
Join Colts Authority Radio as Greg Cowan and Kyle Rodriguez discuss the Colts 17-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns!
Listen to internet radio with Colts Authority Radio on Blog Talk Radio
Or follow along on your mobile device with Stitcher:
The number to call in is (619) 996-1632
Notes on how to call in with Skype: http://blog.blogtalkradio.com/blogtalkradio...
Colts 17 Browns 13
Photo credit: Indianapolis Colts' Instagram Account
The Colts and Browns traded long drives in the first half, with the Browns answering Luck’s brilliant touchdown run with a long drive and a Brandon Weeden TD pass. Cleveland missed the extra point. The Colts fired back with a 14 play 76 yard touchdown drive. 14-6, Colts at the half.
Indianapolis at Tennessee Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at LP Field, Nashville - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 712 *TV announcers: Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker *Keys to the game: The Titans plan to restore Jake Locker as their starting quarterback barring setbacks with his left shoulder. He's been out since mid-September and has separated the shoulder twice. He returns to an offense that has...