Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis Colts’

AFC playoff picture: Here’s how Patriots’ competition fared in Week 7

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

The AFC playoff picture was shook up Sunday despite the New England Patriots not playing their Week 7 game until Monday night. The Baltimore Ravens earned an impressive road win over the 5-1 Seattle Seahawks to move up to the No. 3 seed in the conference. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for 116 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

Brissett’s big day leads Indy past Texans for AFC South lead

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts kept insisting Jacoby Brissett could win games with his arm. With Indy's suddenly strong running game essentially grounded, Brissett shouldered the burden by throwing for 326 yards and a career-high four touchdowns to lead the Colts past Houston 30-23 to retake the AFC South lead. ''We believed that from Day One and we've never wavered in our conviction or our faith in Jacoby.

Darius Leonard returns from concussion scare, seals key Colts victory over rival Texans

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

A few weeks ago, it was hard to imagine where Darius Leonard fit in the Indianapolis Colts' near future, but after his return from a concussion scare, the linebacker showed just how valuable he can be. The 24-year-old sealed Sunday's victory over the Houston Texans with an impressive, tumbling interception with less than a minute to go. Trailing by seven with just under two minutes to play, the Texans started driving from their own 36.

Architect of Colts’ infamous fake punt vs. Patriots was at it again

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Perhaps Denver Broncos special teams coach Tom McMahon knew the anniversary of the NFL's worst fake punt was upon us. Why else would McMahon, formerly the Indianapolis Colts special teams coach, call for probably the second-worst fake punt on Thursday night in Denver's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs? Gilmore invites girl who was bullied to Patriots game Did he really think this (see below) would work?

Raiders DC: Burfict suspension a ‘witch hunt’

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther expressed his displeasure with the season-long suspension of starting linebacker Vontaze Burfict on Thursday. "For us to sign him and the history I had with this guy, with us knowing that the next infraction he was going to get was gonna end his season, maybe his career, I think it was a witch hunt from the beginning quite honestly," Guenther said. "Somebody in the league didn't want him playing football and they got what they wanted.

Texans-Colts Preview

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich prefers taking the aggressive approach. Sometimes, the fourth-down gambles pay off - as they did earlier this season at Tennessee and Kansas City. ''Those decisions always come down to what's best for the team in the moment,'' Reich said.

Colts host very familiar foe in Texans

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

There are few secrets between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans, divisional foes who have combined to win nine of the last 10 AFC South titles. Frank Reich will face the Texans (4-2) for a fourth time in just his 22nd game as the Colts' head coach on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium, a frequency that opened Reich to questions about the challenges of preparing for such a familiar opponent. In only his second season with Indianapolis (3-2), Reich is a relative newcomer to the rivalry.

Colts LB Darius Leonard scared for football career, family during lengthy concussion

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

After spending three weeks recovering from a scary concussion, Darius Leonard is thrilled to be back healthy with the Colts for Week 7.

Leonard returns to Colts’ practice following bye week

Monday, October 14th, 2019

All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard spent the Indianapolis Colts' past three games watching from his house. Leonard's long wait is expected to end Sunday when he returns to action by chasing down ball carriers and harassing Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson. ''You weren't really in the game plan, you weren't really doing anything with the team, so I felt like I was kind of away from everybody,'' Leonard said Monday, explaining the wait before he was cleared last week.

Tyreek Hill (clavicle) a game-time decision as Sammy Watkins ruled doubtful

Friday, October 11th, 2019

The Kansas City Chiefs are hoping that will be the case, as receiver Sammy Watkins remains doubtful to play against the Houston Texans on Sunday but Tyreek Hill has been upgraded to a game-time decision. Head coach Andy Reid spoke with the media on Friday and remained hopeful that Hill would return for the first time since suffering a clavicle injury in Week 1. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport also added that the team is “optimistic” that he can play, although they still need to run more scans to make sure his bone is properly healed.