Found November 08, 2012 on
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Inspiration one week, domination the next.
The Indianapolis Colts became the latest team to hammer the Jacksonville Jaguars at home, winning 27-10 on Thursday night behind two rushing touchdowns from rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.
Darius Butler returned an interception for a score as the Colts (6-3) won their fourth consecutive game and snapped a three-game losing streak in the series. The Jaguars (1-8) have lost six straight.
The Colts had cause for concern following an emotional victory four days earlier, one in which cancer-stricken coach Chuck Pagano delivered a passionate, postgame speech in the locker room. Interim coach Bruce Arians was worried the team might crash from the emotional high.
Not even close.
Indianapolis scored on three consecutive possessions in the first half, opening a 17-0 lead that started emptying the stands at EverBank Field.
Luck, coming off an NFL rookie record 433 yards passing against Miami, wasn't quite as sharp....
BEST OF MAXIM
Not much was expected from the Indianapolis Colts in 2012.
They released future Hall of Fame (and leading MVP candidate) Peyton Manning following a spate of neck injuries and surgeries. Along with him were released several key veterans and fan favorites: MLB Gary Brackett, TE Dallas Clark, RB Joseph Addai, and WR Anthony Gonzalez, among others. The coaching staff and front office...
The Indianapolis Colts have shaved their heads in a show of support for coach Chuck Pagano. Pagano is undergoing treatment for leukemia and attended a Colts game for the first time since being diagnosed with the disease. Luck became the latest member of the no-hair club Wednesday morning. No comment was released by the team because they were heading to Jacksonville. The Colts have...
Last week: 9 (+2)
If the playoffs were to start today, Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts would travel to the Denver Broncos to play Peyton Manning, who through 8 games, has exactly the same amount of passing yards as his replacement Luck, 2404. The Colts are 4-1 in their last 5, since Chuck Pagano had to leave the team to undergo treatment for Leukemia, with that...
The Indianapolis Colts have been at the epicenter of NFL headlines all season long.
First, everyone wanted to know how the team would fare in the Andrew Luck era after seeing the success that Peyton Manning brought. Then, first-year head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and after responding with a win against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 7, the team became the NFL’s...
At halftime, the Jaguars trail the Colts 3 to 17, and the big difference in the game hasn't been in respect to the two teams' quarterbacks.
Blaine Gabbert has played well to this point, as has Andrew Luck. Both quarterbacks have similar numbers, but Andrew Luck has been helped more by the rest of his team than Gabbert has.
It's at this point that I'd like...
It’s something that most of us never imagined saying just two months ago, but if the NFL playoffs started today, the Andrew Luck led Indianapolis Colts would be in it.
With their fifth win in six games, and their fourth straight overall, the Colts all of a sudden find themselves in familiar territory in the playoff hunt. In fact, if the Houston Texans drop their Sunday Night...
It wasn't that long ago that Indianapolis and Jacksonville played for the division title.
Less than two years, in fact.
Both teams have changed coaches, quarterbacks and other personnel since.
It's pretty clear which one is further along in the rebuilding project.
The Colts (5-3) have won three straight heading into Thursday night's game at Jacksonville, pulling out...
Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville JaguarsIndianapolis: The Colts come off a big win last week at home against the Miami Dolphins as Andrew Luck outdueled fellow rookie Ryan Tannehill in a battle of two teams and QBs that have exceeded expectations in 2012. The Colts sit at 5-3 and are now looking at avenging their early season loss to the division rival Jaguars, which they are...
Even the greatest quarterbacks can’t overcome bad teams, especially not in their rookie year. It’s something that I have always believed and will continue to believe until forever. Look at Peyton Manning, one of the most prolific passers of our time, and a number one overall draft pick. He came into a team that was legitimately terrible in 1998, and the Colts were capable of...
At the outset of the Thursday night live blog, commenter War Machine said, “Every off-season, I promise myself that I’ll watch football when I can, given that the time between seasons feels like an almost insurmountable expanse. This is one of the games that tests the tenacity of that vow.”
Well put. Though if we’re already channeling that sense of dedication, it worries...