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In the Payton Manning Era, Week 17 meant a week of rest because the Colts had their playoff position locked up and it predictably meant a good spot to bet against Indianapolis.
But with the Colts struggling in 2011 and starved for wins, are they a good bet to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on the Week 17 odds menu?
The Colts are just 3-14 ATS past 17 season-ending games, but recently, they have been terrific in the month of December, covering 6 straight. The Jaguars meanwhile have trended towards the OVER in Week 17 (5 in a row), angle mirrored in Indy as the Colts have gone 9-1 past 10 season-ending matches.
Of note, 5 of the past 6 meetings here have gone OVER as well.
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Dwight Freeney will be representing the Colts at the Pro Bowl and is quite happy to do so:
“It is always an honor to be selected to the Pro Bowl by the fans and your peers,” said Freeney. “No matter how many times you get picked, it is always special and something that I will always cherish. This is something that is not just a personal goal, but an achievement for this...
Each week, Colts Vice Chairman Bill Polian holds his weekly radio show. Host Bob Lamey, the Voice of the Indianapolis Colts, asks questions and takes calls from listeners to pick the mind of the long-time Colts executive. Even though the Colts won their second game in a row in exciting fashion over division rival Houston, [...]
Mike Florio points out that Rex Ryan's comments about not pursuing Peyton Manning were driven not by reality but rather league tampering rules.
These are all things that would encourage a team like the Jets or any team to not say anything about Peyton Manning. But there are some who think that Peyton Manning could be very interested in the Jets.
Jason LaCanfora has been speaking with several team executives about the hypothetical value Peyton Manning would have on the market:
But let's start with Manning. The most any decision maker thought he was worth was a first- and a second-round pick. "I could see you making the case that he's worth what the Raiders gave up for Carson Palmer," one GM said, while...
Pat Angerer is a tough, no-nonsense football player, and for a defender, he has a heck of a stiff-arm. Tell the second-year Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker his end zone interception in the breakout victory over Tennessee was a game-changer and he sheds you like an off-balance blocker.
Anyone arguing against the Colts signing Robert Mathis need to read Ben Savage's breakdown of the game tape from the Texans game. Throughout his career Robert Mathis has been a clutch player whose versatility is widely overlooked. Once again he came up big against the Texans by forcing a fumble and then recovering:
Mathis starts off with an inside move, which he uses to...
Dwight Freeney, a four-year Syracuse letterwinner and current defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts, was selected to the 2012 Pro Bowl on Monday. It is the fourth consecutive season that Freeney has earned a spot among the NFL's elite players, and seventh time in his career.
The Colts – Texans recap has been long overdue however I was unable to proceed with my obligations as I have just recently awoken from a Texan Kool-Aid drunken stupor that was topped off with a psychotic episode induced by what I'm referring to as the Dan Orlovsky Disaster.
I missed Christmas Eve, Christmas, all the weekends games, and any family or friends that had wished...
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew says lawsuits have fueled the NFL's crackdown on concussions. The league's leading rusher spoke out about the issue again Wednesday, nearly a week after telling The Associated Press he would hide a concussion to stay in a game. Jones-Drew has been questioned several times about his concussion views since.
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Aaron Kampman is on crutches again after having surgery on his right knee for the second time in two years.