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Football Extra Points:
The Colts are headed to the playoffs this season and it's due to their MVP caliber QB, Andrew Luck.
With only three weeks left in the season it's time to teams to step-up and secure a playoff spot or start looking forward to next season.
After a rough couple weeks I'm sitting at 132-76, I need to step it up.
Here's a quick look at this weeks games.
NY Giants at Atlanta - This is a great match-up of two teams with a real chance to make it to the Super Bowl. While Atlanta looks good for a first round bye, the Giants still have an outside shot. But the Giants play better as a wildcard so they don't really care.
The Giants are a little banged up but they just need to make it into the playoffs health. This franchise knows what matters and they have complete confidence in what they can do as a team. I expect a lot of passing from Eli with Bradshaw out. Look for Wilson work on screens so he can get into the open field.
The Falcons need to secure hom...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Indianapolis Colts enter into their week 14 matchup against the rival Houston Texans with two things no one expected at the start of the season: a winning record, and a chance to win the AFC South title.
Of course, the biggest obstacle in that second pursuit are the Texans themselves. Houston enters this week with an 11-2 record following an embarrassing loss to New England at...
Interim Indianapolis Colts head coach Bruce Arians can relate to his friend Chuck Pagano.
Five years ago, it was Arians who received some bad news from his doctor. He had prostate cancer. He successfully battled it of course, but it really hit home when he received the news from Pagano during the team's bye week.
"He had missed Thursday in the office, so I said, '...
Colts running back Vick Ballard has carried the ball 146 times for 562 yards and one touchdown this season (Credit: AP Photo)
After selecting Vick Ballard out of Mississippi State with their fifth round pick this April, I doubt the Indianapolis Colts expected him to play a pivotal role in the offense. Ballard has taken over as the starting running back and last week ran for 94 yards...
The Indianapolis Colts will be without a pair of offensive
lineman, Samson Satele and Winston Justice, this weekend, while they are
expected to have wide receiver Donnie Avery and tight end Coby Fleener when
they take on the Houston Texans.
Zbikowski, Satele, Conner and Justice will not make the trip. AQ Shipley and Jeff Linkenbach will start on the line.
— Phil Richards ...
Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians mentioned that RB Vick Ballard will in fact handle the majority of the team’s carries against the Houston Texans this weekend.
“As long as he can stay in there he’ll stay in there and when he needs to tap out, Mewelde will go in,” Arians said, via the Indianapolis Star.
The Colts were forced to sign two free agent running backs (Mewelde...
Vick Ballard (RB, Colts) With Donald Brown being placed on IR, Ballard is attractive as the best RB option for the Colts going forward. However, Week 15 isn’t the week to push all in with him. Indianapolis is facing a Houston team that was embarrassed on Monday Night Football and they are going to be [...]
The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the best stories of the NFL this season, yet they've flown largely under the radar. The sit at 9-4, holding on to the last wildcard slot of the AFC bracket, and their conference record gives them a leg up in the tie-breaking process should that become a necessity. With so much going for them, they're still not a lock for a wildcard...
Week 15 and a matchup against the long-time-anxiety-causing Indianapolis Colts looms. The Colts don’t have the same ability to strike fear in the hearts of Texans these days like they did with Peyton in charge. But the Texans haven’t faced the Andrew Luck-led Colts yet. While not a lot is frightening on paper about the 2012 Colts versus the 2012 Texans, this team has troubling...
A win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday would clinch a second straight AFC South title for the playoff-bound Houston Texans. A loss makes the division race much more interesting.
The Texans look to bounce back from a blowout loss and prevent the surging Colts from securing a playoff berth as these teams meet in Houston for the first of two meetings over the final three weeks...
Last week: 12 (+0)
Net points per drive: -0.30 (22nd)
DVOA: -20.1% (28th)
Weighted DVOA: -19.0% (26th)
This is a team that is not nearly as good as their record, but record is all that will matter when the season ends and the playoffs start. They have 9 wins right now and an easy game against the Chiefs to give them 10. In fact, in the AFC, 9 would probably get them a...
The Indianapolis Colts will be without two starters on the offensive line Sunday against the Houston Texans. Injured center Samson Satele (ankle) and right tackle Winston Justice (biceps) will not travel with the team to Houston, according to the Indianapolis Star. Center A.Q. Shipley and tackle Jeff Linkenbach will start instead. Running back Delone Carter (ankle), linebacker...
Indianapolis Colts (9-4) at Houston Texans (11-2)
The Texans were calling last week’s game in New England their biggest game in franchise history and rightfully so. This is a very young franchise that has played just 2 playoff games in its history and going to New England as an 11-1 #1 seed in week 14 on Monday Night Football is almost as big as it gets. The Texans got destroyed...