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Chuck Pagano just wanted to savor the moments Sunday.
He waved to the fans, hugged his family, his players, assistant coaches even the Houston Texans. And when the Colts completed their remarkable regular season with a 28-16 victory over the AFC South champion, there was no holding back the joy in the locker room.
''Everybody was dancing. Just not taking anything for granted,'' Pro Bowl linebacker Robert Mathis said. ''The small things in life mean the most.''
There was nothing small about this win.
Only two teams - the 2008 Dolphins and the 1999 Colts - produced 10-win turnarounds. On Sunday, the Colts (11-5) joined the next-best group with a nine-win improvement.
Indy now heads to back to its old hometown, Baltimore, for a wild-card game next weekend. And although they were locked into the No. 5 playoff spot before Sunday's game, Pagano decided to play all of his healthy starters the entire game.
Those guys, who won nine times under offens...
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The halftime show at the Lucas Oil Stadium during Sunday's Indianapolis Colts game featured three monkeys riding dogs while herding goats. Seriously.
To top it off, the monkeys were wearing tiny Colts jerseys. How cute.
The idea may have been inspired by one of last year's Denver Broncos halftime shows, but the Colts took things up a notch with more monkeys and...
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck added 191 to his rookie record for passing yards in a season Sunday against the Texans, giving him 4,374 yards.Fantasy Spin:Luck also threw two touchdowns with zero turnovers as the Colts played to win in Chuck Pagano's first game back on the sideline following several months of leukemia treatment. Luck's 23 passing touchdowns, five rushing touchdowns...
The Houston Texans placed linebacker Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve because of a hip injury, the Houston Chronicle reported on Tuesday. Houston takes on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the AFC playoffs on Saturday. Sharpton was injured during Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He began the season on the physically-unable-to-perform list because of...
The Indianapolis Colts made Chuck Pagano a winner in his return to the sideline.
Andrew Luck threw for two touchdowns and Deji Karim swung the game with a 101-yard kickoff return in the third quarter, giving the Colts a 28-16 victory over Houston. It was Pagano's first game back as coach since starting treatment for leukemia Sept. 26.
Indianapolis (11-5) heads into the playoffs...
It was a heartfelt day for the Indianapolis Colts as their head coach Chuck Pagono returned to the sidelines after battling cancer for three months.Why don’t all halftime shows include a monkey riding a dog?GIF via Buzzfeed Sports
INDIANAPOLIS–The Colts threw down on the suddenly fading Houston Texans in a startling 28-15 victory.
Andrew Luck threw two TD passes Sunday in celebration of Coach Chuck Pagano’s return to lead the Colts in with confidence.
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The Indianapolis Colts welcomed back head coach Chuck Pagano on Sunday. They responded well handing the Houston Texans a defeat and later did a little “dancing” in the locker room.
They even pulled out the monkey on dog chasing goat routine.
With their win today the Colts became only the second team in NFL history to improve their record by nine wins. Last season the Colts...
Colts Coach Chuck Pagano Returns to Lucas Oil Stadium
What. A. Year. And it’s not over yet…
At this time last year, the Colts’ season was over. It had been for some time. The future was uncertain. We didn’t even know who would lead the team into the future.
Jim Irsay faced heavy criticism for cleaning house. How do you fire Bill Polian? The so-called mastermind behind the...
One of the best turnarounds in the National Football League this season has to be the Indianapolis Colts who went from a 2-14 record last season to earning a playoff berth this year.
To add onto the story of their impressive turnaround, head coach Chuck Pagano was sidelined for most of the season due to receiving treatment for Luekemia.
After collecting his first win against...
Indianapolis at Baltimore Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore - TV: CBS *TV announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms *Keys to the game: The Ravens are 1-4 in their past five games and momentum is assuredly in the back pocket of the Colts, but Baltimore is loaded with postseason experience and can rotate Pro Bowl-caliber veterans to snap pressure points. Ray Rice...