Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis Colts’

Mariota needs strong bounce back after Titans QB struggles

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Mariota was sacked early, costing 7 yards before Cairo Santos missed a 45-yard field goal wide left. Then the quarterback being paid $20.9 million on the option of his rookie contract had the ball with 67 seconds left needing a field goal. Yet Mariota spiked the ball on third down with 15 seconds left, and he couldn't connect with rookie A.J. Brown on fourth down, sealing the loss.

Colts find old-school philosophy still works in new-look NFL

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich made one thing perfectly clear during the offseason. At this rate, they might even exceed Reich's expectations. Two games into the season, the Colts have the NFL's No. 2 ground game, the No. 3 rusher and a play caller committed to sticking with the game plan under any circumstances.

Brees hurt as Saints fall to Rams in NFL grudge match

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Another officiating insult was nothing compared to the hand injury to quarterback Drew Brees on Sunday as the New Orleans Saints fell 27-9 to the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL playoff rematch. Rams quarterback Jared Goff passed for 283 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another TD. The Los Angeles defense held the Saints without an offensive touchdown in a rematch of last season's NFC championship game, when a missed pass interference call cost New Orleans a Super Bowl shot.

Report: Colts hope to talk Vinatieri out of retiring

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts are hoping to convince kicker Adam Vinatieri not to retire, NBC's Mike Florio reported Sunday evening, after the 46-year-old missed two more kicks in Sunday's win over the Tennessee Titans. "I'm told that is a safe assumption (that Vinatieri will retire), but the Colts aren't ready to give up," Florio said on Football Night in America. "They're gonna try to talk him into staying.

Stephen Gostkowski on tough outing vs. Dolphins: ‘Today just sucked’

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The New England Patriots dominated virtually every aspect of the game on Sunday afternoon in their 43-0 victory against the Miami Dolphins. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski struggled badly against the Dolphins. The long-time Patriots kicker missed two extra points and a 48-yard field goal.

NFL’s oldest player struggles again, missing 2 extra points

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts already have had one surprise retirement thanks to Andrew Luck deciding to step away. If the NFL's oldest player and career scoring leader keeps missing the uprights, Luck might not be the only player put on the reserve/retired list this year. Adam Vinatieri continued his struggling start to his 24th season Sunday, missing not one but two extra points in a 19-17 win over the Tennessee Titans.

Brown scores in Pats debut as NFL champs thump Dolphins

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

With controversial receiver Antonio Brown on board, even a trip to Miami proved no stumbling block to the NFL champion New England Patriots. The Patriots, led by superstar quarterback Tom Brady, had lost five of their last six games in Miami, but they crushed the Dolphins 43-0 on Sunday as Brown caught four passes for 56 yards in a touchdown in his first game for the Super Bowl champions. The Patriots inked Brown on Monday, after he engineered his departure from the Oakland Raiders but before a civil lawsuit was filed against him by his former trainer accusing him of sexually assaulting her.

Adam Vinatieri after more missed XPs: ‘You’ll hear from me tomorrow’

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

He missed two Indianapolis Colts extra points in Sunday's win over the Titans. That followed a Week 1 game in which he missed one extra point and two field goals of 46 and 29 yards. That's about as un-Vinatieri a performance as you can get.

Brissett spoils Titans’ opener, rallying Colts to 19-17 win

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Another quarterback, another victory for the Colts against the Titans. Jacoby Brissett became the latest Indianapolis quarterback to top Tennessee, throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to T.Y. Hilton with 4:38 left to lead the Colts to a 19-17 victory Sunday in the Titans' home opener. Brissett had come up empty for Indianapolis against Tennessee, losing both games he started against the Titans in 2017.

Jacoby Brissett sneaks shovel pass to Ebron for TD

Sunday, September 15th, 2019

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett completes a 3-yard touchdown pass to tight end Eric Ebron. This game is streaming live on the Yahoo Sports mobile app, or on CBS