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Discussion in 'Game Summaries & Team News' started by thafuture3886, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. thafuture3886

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    From Indianapolis, IN - With Curtis Nesmith taking over as the new owner in town and the tweet master Jim Irsay out, people are expecting big things from the young Colts. One thing is for sure, this team will have to play well beyond their years if they want to achieve the success others are expecting of them.

    With preseason wrapping up soon there are still a few heated position battles that need to be figured out as we head into the season.

    Tight End
    Dwayne Allen is penciled in as the starter for now with Coby Fleener backing him up. However, thus far in training camp and preseason games Fleener has far outplayed Allen and has been a better blocker than we originally thought. Allen is not letting his starting spot go without a fight and has played well himself. The front office still needs a couple more days to determine who will be the starter but we expect to see both on the field plenty as Andrew Luck loves to utilize his tight ends in the passing game.

    Right Guard
    Mike McGlynn is currently holding on to the #1 job with his stellar play during the preseason. Rookie Hugh Thornton is coming on strong as of late but it may not be enough to unseat McGlynn. The front office is thrilled at how quick Thornton has transitioned to the NFL game and are excited for his future.

    Defensive End
    Ricky Jean-Francois comes over from the 49ers and received a contract that would assume he would be the starter. However, Fili Moala and Drake Nevis are pushing for playing time and have been very impressive thus far in camp and preseason. This battle will definitely go down to the last minute and the coaches are anxious to see who will win this spot.

    Middle Linebacker
    Veteran Pat Angerer has a stranglehold on the #1 spot. The fight for the #2 spot is where the fun is as Jerrell Freeman, Kavell Connor and Kelvin Sheppard are all fighting for the WILB position in the 3-4. Freeman is penciled in as the starter now but based on what the coaches have seen in preseason, Connor and Sheppard are certainly more than capable of handling the WILB spot.

    Cornerback
    Greg Toler came over from Arizona with the thought process he would be the starter but former UCONN standout and holdover from last year, Darius Butler has been giving him a run for his money. It is well documented that Nesmith has a soft spot for players from his alma mater which may lead many to believe Butler will get the nod but Toler is not going down without a fight.
     
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    PIERCE HAS HUGE DAY AGAINST RAIDERS

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    Pierce showed he can be the leading back in his first game with the Colts
    In their first game under new ownership the Colts proved that preseason games are not an indication of what will happen in the regular season. The Colts struggled mightily in the preseason as they were trying multiple playbooks and trying to get a feel for all the new pieces acquired during the offseason. After finally settling on play books, the Colts were ready to roll and welcomed the Raiders to Lucas Oil Stadium for their week 1 matchup.

    The Colts would win the coin toss and elect to kick, giving the Raiders the ball first. As expected when going against Aaron, the Raiders came out the gate and smashed the Colts in the mouth running it down their throat and mixing in a few play action passes. However the drive would stall and the Raiders would be forced to kick a field goal and take an early 3-0 lead. Coming right back, Andrew Luck would lead the Colts right downfield capping off the drive with a 7 yard touchdown pass to Stanley Havili for the 7-3 lead. Unfazed, Pryor would lead the Raiders down field again but would make his first of many mistakes on the day as he would scramble on a pass play and forgot to tuck the ball before being hit from behind and fumbling it over to the Colts. This would be the last time the Raiders threatened on the day as from here on out it was all Colts. Andrew Luck would have a huge second quarter as he would connect for 3 more touchdown passes to Coby Fleener, Reggie Wayne and Dwayne Allen to take a 28-3 lead heading into the half.

    The second half consisted of the Colts run game taking over and controlling the clock for most of the half. Bernard Pierce would take the first play of the half 80 yards up the guy for the score showing his elusiveness and speed to breakaway from the Raider defense. Ahmad Bradshaw would get into the action as well as he would spell Pierce from that point and punch one in from 2 yards out to take a 42-3 lead. Adam Vinatieri would convert on a late field goal to end the game with a 45-3 score.

    Key Stats:
    Terrell Pryor 7/12 for 124 yards and 4 int's
    Andrew Luck 6/8 for 120 yards and 4 td's
    Bernard Pierce 9 rushes for 197 yards and 1 td
    Ahmad Bradshaw 15 rushes for 61 yards and 1 td
    Antoine Bethea 1 tackle, 1 sack and 2 int's

    GG Hulk_hagen_55 and gl the rest of the season
     
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  3. Hulk_hagen_55

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    Good game Curtis, dont expect the Silver and Black to roll over for you when you come to our place for our playoff game!
     
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  4. thafuture3886

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    Colts rely on "Luck" in win versus Dolphins

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    The Colts welcomed the Dolphins to Lucas Oil Stadium for their week 2 matchup. After relying on their surprisingly strong running game in week 1, the Colts were forced to rely more on the arm of Andrew Luck and he delivered. Although Bernard Pierce still ended up with over 100 yards, it wasn't until late in the game where he finally was able to find running lanes thanks to a stout Dolphins front 7.

    The game would start with the Colts again winning the toss and electing to defer until the second half. The Dolphins would put together a nice opening drive but the drive would stall and they would be forced to punt. The Colts would start their possession trying to pound the ball but the Dolphins front 7 stuffed almost every attempt forcing Indy to abandon their gameplan early. Luck was able to move the ball down field but was unable to convert a 3rd down and Adam Vinatieri would knock down a 44 yard field goal for the 3-0 lead late in the first. The Dolphins would then respond with 10 unanswered points behind the arm of Tannehill who seemed for a brief period that he could not miss as he hit a variety of receivers. With Indianapolis' offense stuffed most of the half and with under 2 minutes left to go the Colts needed a spark. Luck would come out in a trips left set and immediately saw something in the defense so he audibled to a half back screen which proved to be the correct call as Pierce would take the screen pass 55 yards for the score, tying it up at 10 heading into the half.

    The second half would prove to be a completely different half. The Colts defense would dominate the half, picking off Tannehill repeatedly en route to 5 interceptions on the day. The Colts offense also found their groove as Pierce started to find running lanes which would open up the passing game for Luck and his receivers. Luck would connect with one of his new targets, Darrius Heyward-Bey for a 36 yard score. The Dolphins would respond with a field goal on their next possession but would not be able to muster anymore points as the Colts defense would control most of the half. Luck would connect with Mr. Consistent Reggie Wayne for another touchdown pass and an Adam Vinatieri field goal would end the scoring for the day, with a score of 27-13.

    Key Injury
    Dolphins would lose their starting tailback, Lamar Miller for the season due to a partially torn mcl

    Key Stats
    Andrew Luck 12-16 222 yards, 3 td and 1 int
    Ryan Tannehill 13-23 222 yards and 5 int
    Bernard Pierce 22 carries for 117 yards, 1 catch for 55 yards and td
    Reggie Wayne 3 catches for 63 yards, 1 td
    Robert Mathis 4 tackles, 2 sack, 1 int
    Greg Toler 2 int

    GG DJDunn6 and gl with the rest of your season
     
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    LUCK LEADS COLTS TO BIG WIN AGAINST HIS COLLEGE COACH

    The young Colts would face a tough challenge in week 3 as they would head to the west coast to not only face one of the most talented teams in the league, but also someone who was very familiar and integral to Andrew Luck's progression as a quarterback, his college coach Jim Harbaugh. It would be the first road game for the young Colts and would serve as an early season test as to how much the team has progressed from last season.

    For the first time in this young season, the Colts would lose the coin toss and were forced to open the game on the offensive end. On a 3rd and short, Luck would hit his fullback wide open in the flat for what seemingly would be a first down but Stanley Havili would get JACKED UP and would cough the ball up to the 49ers in their own territory. Luckily, the Colts defense would step up to the challenge as Darius Butler would pick off a Colin Kapernick pass, giving the Colts the ball back. The 49ers defense would force the Colts to punt and following a solid punt return, Kapernick would lead the 49ers down the field and Frank Gore would punch it in from 3 yards out for the early 7-0 lead. Andrew Luck would get in a groove in the second quarter resulting in 2 touchdown drives. The first of which would be another pass to Havili, who held on to the ball this time and would score from 6 yards out to tie the game with a little more than a minute left. Coming out aggressively and trying to put more points up on the board before half would prove to be costly for the 49ers as Kap would get picked off by Pat Lee deep in 49ers territory. Luck wasted no time and would connect with DHB for the 28 yard score just before half to make it 14-7 going into the half.

    The 3rd quarter would be all Colts. The 49ers would start out with the ball but would not have it for long as the pressure forced Kap to flush out to the right and tried to throw the ball across his body but threw it directly to MLB Pat Angerer who would immediately fumble but the call would be overturned and the Colts would retain the ball. The Colts would finally get their ground game going as they would score their next 2 touchdowns on the ground thanks to a 3 yard run by Bernard Pierce and a 5 yard run by Ahmad Bradshaw to take a 28-7 lead going into the 4th. The 4th quarter would provide some fireworks as the gritty 49ers would not give up but they would never get closer than 2 touchdowns and eventually it would be too little too late.

    Final Score 38-20

    Key Stats
    Colts defense held 49ers to 153 total yards
    Robert Mathis 5 tackles, 4 tfl, 2 sacks
    Aldon Smith 3 tackles, 1 sack
    Andrew Luck 14-20 268 yards, 3 td, 2 int
    Colin Kapernick 8-16 91 yards, 1 td, 2 int

    GG Ninersfan80 and good luck with the rest of your season
     
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  6. thafuture3886

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    Colts come to terms with 3 defensive stars
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    The Colts would like to announce the signings of 3 defensive stars. They were able to come to terms with CB Vontae Davis and SS Antoine Bethea on 6 year deals worth 41.1 and 39.5M respectively. Versatile 3-4 lineman BJ Raji would ink a 5 year deal worth 23M. With these 3 players locked up long term, the Colts front office can now focus on some other pieces and hope to come to terms with a couple other players in the coming weeks
     
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    Vontae's career day leads Colts over Jags

    The Colts would travel to Jacksonville for the first of what it sure to be many battles between these familiar division foes. With how familiar these 2 owners are with each other and their similar play styles, you can usually throw out the records and expect a tough battle even though the teams appear to be headed into different directions. Onto the game..

    The Colts would win the toss and defer until second half, putting trust in their defense as they usually do. The defense would come out and set the tone from the first play as Darius Butler would pick off the Blaine Gabbert on the first play of the game and return it 17 yards for the score and quick 7-0 lead. It was a sign of things to come. Following punts by both teams the Jags would take over with hopes of putting some points on the board. On the next possession Gabbert would find one of his favorite receivers on the day, only he belonged to the other team as Vontae Davis would grab his first of 5 interceptions on the day setting a record and proving the front office right for locking him up to a long term deal. Adam Vinatieri would kick a field goal to make it 10-0 after the first quarter. The second quarter would be much like the first. Another Gabbert interception would result in a 6 yard score by DHB who seems to be adjusting well with his new team and looks to shed his bust label. The Colts would however get greedy late in the half after picking off Gabbert again and looking to score points before the half was over. Luck would get picked off on an out route to Reggie Wayne in their territory and Gabbert would capitalize with a 16 yard touchdown pass to TE Smith right before half to make it 17-7.

    The second half would be all Colts as they were finally able to get their running game on track as Bernard Pierce ran for over 100 yards for the 3rd time in 4 games. The Colts would add to their lead early in the 3rd on a beautiful play action play that sucked in the entire defense leaving TE Coby Fleener all alone in the endzone for the 6 yard score. Pierce would finally get into the endzone with a 3 yard run of his own in the 3rd and then again in the 4th from 1 yard out. Tack on a field goal by Vinatieri to make it 41-7 late in the 4th. However, the young and upstart Jags did not give up and played until the final whistle blew and would make the Colts pay for their lazy defense to end the game when Gabber t would connect with Danario Alexander for a long pass play putting them deep in Colts territory. MJD would cap off the drive with a 3 yard run to make it 41-14 with just over a minute left and the Colts would receive the kick and kneel out the game.

    Final Score: Colts 41 – Jags 14

    gg CHUNKNESS i'm sure our next matchup will be a tough one

    Key Stats
    Andrew Luck 10/16 for 141 yards, 2 td and 2 int
    Blaine Gabbert 10/19 for 167 yards, 1 td and 6 int
    Bernard Pierce 20 rushes for 126 yards and 2 td
    MJD 18 rushes for 80 yards and 1 td
    Vontae Davis 2 tackles, 5 int
    Bjern Werner 4 tackles, 1st sack of career
     
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  8. CHUNKNESS

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    Good game Curtis. Not much I can do when my QB turns the ball over 7 times. Way to capitalize on those mistakes early and often. Look forward to seeing you again in week 17.
     
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    [​IMG] Bernard Pierce leads Colts to victory
    Week 8, featured a matchup of 2 teams going in appearing different directions. The Colts rebounded nicely in week 7 against the Chargers after a tough defeat to the Seahawks the week before. The Broncos are coming in at 3-3 and losers of 3 in a row after a hot start. Regardless of the records, the Colts knew not to underestimate the Broncos as they have a tough owner capable of winning any game.

    The game would start out with the Broncos winning the toss and deferring until the second half. The Colts opening drive would start out promising as a few runs by Bernard Pierce would pick up nice yardage but the Broncos defense would step up and force an Andrew Luck turnover deep in their own territory. Luckily the defense would step up and hold the Broncos to a field goal for an early 3-0 lead. On the first play of the Colts next possession Bernard Pierce would take the handoff 72 yards up the middle bouncing off a tackler and outrunning everyone else giving the Colts the lead back 7-3. On the ensuing kickoff, mighty mite Trindon Holliday would get a decent return to about the 25 yard line until the punter Pat Mcafee absolutely lays him out forcing a fumble on the 23 yard line. Andrew Luck knew the defense would be expecting him and called a play action that left TE Coby Fleener 1 on 1 with the safety who didn’t look comfortable in pass coverage and Luck would find him wide open for the 23 yard score. Sensing the game was getting away from them, the Broncos put together a masterful drive mixing runs and short passes and keeping the Colts aggressive defense guessing the entire drive, ending with a 3 yard run by FB Jacob Hester to make it 14-10 after one quarter.

    The Colts would open the 2nd quarter with the ball and would drive down the field with Pierce doing the heavy lifting but also getting some support from Luck who was starting to get into rhythm with his wideouts. Pierce would ultimately run it in from 1 yard out to make it 21-10. Following a punt the Colts would drive again and be faced with a 2nd and long from the Broncos 19 yard line. Luck would go back to pass but Denver’s secondary had tight coverage all over and with pressure coming from the left, Luck would scramble up the middle 19 yards for the score and 28-10 lead. The Colts defense would force their 2nd turnover on the day as rookie olb Bjern Werner would intercept an Osweiler pass, and backup HB Ahmad Bradshaw would capitalize as he ran it in from 2 yards out with 20 seconds left in the half. Up 35-10, the Colts would switch to ball control mode in the 2nd half and would tack on 10 points in the 3rd quarter. The 4th quarter consisted of both owners running the ball and the game would end 45-10.

    gg @phenom!

    Key Stats
    Colts allowed 154 yards
    Andrew Luck 11-15 190 yds, 2 td and 1 int, 19 yds rushing and 1 td
    Brock Osweiler 6-13 59 yards and 1 int
    Bernard Pierce 16 rushes for 161 yards and 2 td
     
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  10. CHUNKNESS

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    Nice win Curtis. :)
     
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    lmfao same thing i said. Then i remembered Holliday is like 5'5, 120 lbs lol CHUNKNESS
     
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    Colts Midseason Review

    The Colts currently sit at 6-1 and atop the AFC South heading into their bye in week 8. The teams has played better than ownership imagined after looking terrible during the preseason. The Colts have a tough 2nd half of the season headlined by 5 division games so a lot can change but ownership is confident that as long the young Colts keep playing like they have in the first half they should keep up the momentum.

    The big surprise thus far for the Colts and quite possibly the entire league has been the emergence of 2nd year running back Bernard Pierce. When the Colts gave up a 2nd rd pick during the preseason for Pierce they expected him to take over the role of the featured half back but he has completely blown those expectations out of the water. Pierce currently 978 yards rushing along with 12 touchdowns in the first 7 games of the season. The Colts believe they may have gotten a steal in Pierce and are excited for what he will become in the future.

    Another surprise has been the defense. To put it nicely, the defense did not look good in preseason and had the front office wondering if they would hold this team back from achieving what they believed the team was capable of. To their surprise, the defense has been one of the best in the league and their aggressive style has resulted in a total of 27 turnovers, including 24 interceptions, 8 of which are from CB Vontae Davis. The defense has also accounted for 17 sacks with veteran ROLB Robert Mathis accounting for 6 of those.

    Colts management is very excited for the 2nd half of the season as well as the future of this team with so many young guys playing pivotal roles. The coaching staff will look to sure up some areas they see as problem during the bye week and hope to come back in week 9 rejuvenated and ready to make a playoff push in the 2nd half of the season.

    Stats
    OFFENSE
    QB Andrew Luck 74-109 for 1388 yards, 16 td and 8 int
    RB Bernard Pierce 978 yards on 122 carries, 12 td
    WR Reggie Wayne 14 catches, 354 yards, 3 td
    WR Darrius Heyward-Bey 12 catches, 235 yards, 3 td
    WR TY Hilton 8 catches, 139 yards
    TE Coby Fleener 18 catches, 345 yards, 3 td
    TE Dwayne Allen 5 catches, 100 yards, 3 td


    DEFENSE
    LE Lawrence Guy 12 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 TFL
    RE Drake Nevis 16 tackles, 1 sack
    RE Rickey Jean-Francois 11 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL
    NT BJ Raji 11 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL
    LOLB Bjern Werner 15 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int,
    ROLB Robert Mathis 27 tackles, 6 sacks, 1 int
    MLB Pat Angerer 22 tackles, 1 sack
    MLB Jerell Freeman 24 tackles, 1 sack
    CB Vontae Davis 14 tackles, 8 int
    CB Darius Butler 14 tackles, 3 int, 1 td
    CB Greg Toler 8 tackles, 2 int
    CB Pat Lee 4 tackles, 3 int
    FS Laron Landry 21 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int
    SS Antoine Bethea 15 tackles, 1 sack, 3 int


    SPECIAL TEAMS
    K Adam Vinatieri 10/11 FG
    P Pat Mcafee 7 punts, avg 50 yards
     
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    GG Curtis! GL the rest of the way brotha.


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    Butler saves the day for the Colts
    Let me just start off by saying this is a game the Colts had no reason winning as the Texans outplayed them in almost every facet and dominating the time of possession.

    Week 9 featured the Texans and Colts both coming off bye weeks and looking to continue their winning ways. The Colts had won 2 in a row since losing to the Seahawks and the Texans were winners of 2 straight after an 0-5 start.

    The Texans would win the toss and elect to kick. The Colts came out as they usually do and tried to establish the run game. They were able to get nice gains on the legs of Bernard Pierce and Ahmad Bradshaw but the big play came when Luck would hit Darrius Heyward-Bey for a big game putting the Colts deep in Texans territory. Pierce would take over from there and cap off the drive with a 5 yard run for the early 7-0 lead. The Texans would put together a great drive of their own and would get into the redzone. Faced with a 3rd and long, MLB Jerrell Freeman made a great read as he saw Owen Daniels wide open crossing over the middle and decided to leave his zone responsibility and trail Daniels to the endzone. Matt Schaub apparently did not see Freeman and fired a pass to Daniels only to be picked off by Freeman in the endzone.

    The second quarter was a defensive quarter as both defenses were able to keep the opposing offenses out of scoring position for most of the quarter. The Texans would put together another great drive and would get all the way to the Colts 2 yard line with 30 seconds left. Houston would run Foster right on first down only to be stopped for no gain by Antoine Bethea. On the next play Foster would run left but could only muster a yard to make it 3rd and 1. Houston decides to take to the air on 3rd down and Schaub found Daniels in the middle of the endzone but Daniels would drop the catch. Faced with a big decision on whether to kick the field goal or go for it on 4th down the Texans elected for the sure points and the half ended 7-3.

    Third quarter went pretty much like the 1st half with Houston putting together another great drive and getting down to the redzone. Sensing a run the Colts sent an all out blitz and Houston had the perfect playcall as this left their FB Jones wide open in the flat for a walk in 19 yard touchdown and 10-7 lead. Indy would drive down field hoping to at least tie the game before the end of the quarter but Luck would be picked off by Ed Reed at about the 25 yard line.

    The 4th quarter is where the Colts defense finally woke up. After a field goal by Adam Vinatieri to tie the game at 10 with just over 4 minutes to go the Colts defense took over from there. On the next Texans possession, Robert Mathis and Bjern Werner would get back to back sacks making for a quick 3 and out. However, the Texans defense would also step up as they would force the Colts to punt back with a little over 2 minutes left. With the Texans driving just past midfield and facing a 3rd and about 5 the Colts decided to bring the pressure again, this time paying off as CB Darius Butler(UCONN!) would make a miraculous interception and return it 71 yards for the score and 17-10 lead. Houston still had plenty of time left however with a little under 2 minutes and all their timeouts. The Colts would stuff the Texans on their first 2 plays and it appeared Schaub and his wide receiver were on different pages on 3rd down as the wide receiver never got his head around leading to an incompletion. With 1:30 left, the Texans feeling confident in their defense and still all their timeouts elected to punt. They would stuff the Colts first 2 runs leading to a 3rd and long. Not wanting to take a chance of giving the ball back to the Texans the Colts came out with a pass and Luck would find TE Coby Fleener for the first down and essentially the end of the game.

    Great game saintsdave75! I look forward to our next matchup

    Key Stats
    Time of Possession: Houston 16:45 Indy 11:15
    Matt Schaub 12/17 for 167 yards, 1 td and 2 int
    Bernard Pierce 11 rushes for 51 yards, 1 td
    Arian Foster 25 rushes for 75 yards(i think, website is messing up on phone)
    Darius Butler 4 tackles, 1 int for td
     
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    Darius Butler returns fumble 81 yards for score

    COLTS DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY IN TENNESSEE
    The Colts would travel to Tennessee in week 11 for an AFC South showdown against the Tennessee Titans with the winner claiming 1st place in the division. The Colts entered the game 8-1 while the Titans came in 7-2. Both teams have been shaky lately although they have continued to pile up wins and one of these teams were due for a complete performance. Luckily for us, it was the Colts.

    The Colts would lose the toss and would open the game with the ball. Going against one of the best defenses in the game the Colts planned to come out and stick to their gameplan which is to get Bernard Pierce going early and often. Pierce would open the game with 2 strong runs resulting in a first down. Luck would then connect with old reliable Reggie Wayne for a 41 yard gain to put them in the redzone. On the next play, Pierce would punch it in from about 12 yards out for the quick score and 7-0 lead. The Titans would get the ball for their first possession and drive the field rather easily showing multiple looks keeping the defense off balance. FB Craig Stevens would punch it in from 1 yard out to tie the game midway through the 4th quarter. Unfazed, the Colts would drive right back down field and would find themselves in Titans territory again. On a 1st and 10 from the 30, Luck knew the Titans would be playing run so they came out in and called a play action and Luck would find TE Coby Fleener behind the defense for a 30 yard touchdown pass and 14-10 lead. The Titans would add a field goal and the Colts would add another touchdown in the half to make it 21-10.

    The second half would be all Colts as they were able to hold the Titans scoreless for the half. The play of the game would come with the Titans charging deep in Colts territory and seemed to have the perfect play on as they came out in a read option with Locker keeping the ball with nothing but open field in front of him. However, strong safety Antoine Bethea would come across the field and flatten Locker out forcing the fumble that would be scooped up by CB Darius Butler who would return it about 85 yards for the score; his 3rd of the year. From there on out, it seemed the Titans lost all momentum they had and the Colts defense took over. On the next possession, Locker would test CB Vontae Davis who would end up picking him off in their own territory. The Colts would tack on 14 more points from that point and would end the game 42-10 and gave themselves some breathing room in the AFC South.

    Key Stats
    Andrew Luck 6/7 116 yards and 1 td
    Jake Locker 14/26 160 yards, 2 int and 1 fumble
    Bernard Pierce 13 rushes for 114 yards, 3 td
    CJ2k 15 rushes for 93 yards
    Colts defense 5 sacks, 1 fumble, 2 int, 1 td

    GG ThaBayouChef see ya in a couple weeks!
     
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    Nice statement win. Thx for the always good recap. (y)
     
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    Andrew Luck and DHB come up big in win vs Titans
    In their 2nd matchup in 3 weeks, the Colts and Titans put on a show in front of a sold out crowd in Lucas Oil Stadium. After a lopsided win in week 11, the Colts knew the Titans would come out and play a much better game. The Titans would play a great game but unfortunately would come up short.

    The Titans would open up the game and it was clear what their gameplan would be for this game. Tennessee would come out and stuff the ball down the throat of the Colts as they easily drove down field and would cap off the drive with a 3 yard run by the fullback. The Colts would open the 2nd quarter with a quick 47 yard touchdown pass to DHB on a 3rd and 10 to tie the game at 7. Tennessee would continue running the ball down the throat of the Colts on their next possession and faced with a 3rd and 10 from the Colts 31 yard line they showed how confident they were in their running game as Locker would handoff to CJ2k and he would do the rest as he would run it in pretty much untouched to take a 14-7 lead. With their running game slowed most of the half, Andrew Luck would have to step up and he would drive the Colts downfield, ultimately connecting with TY Hilton for an 18 yard score on 3rd and 10 to tie the game with just over a minute left. Figuring the Titans would just run the clock out, the Colts came out in a soft defense to close the half and the Titans would make them pay as they would find holes in the zones and eventually would end up in Colts territory. Kicker Rob Bironas would
    connect on a 42 yard field goal with no time left as the Titans went into the half with a 17-14 lead.

    With their running game still struggling, Luck would begin the half throwing. It would pay off as he would again connect with DHB, this time for a 39 yard score and a 21-17 lead. On the ensuing possession, it only took 2 plays until CJ2k struck again. Taking the handoff to the left, CJ2k would rush 66 yards for the score leaving defenders in the dust as the Titans grabbed the lead back.

    Opening the 4th quarter down 24-21, the Colts finally were starting to get their running game going as Pierce was finally able to find rushing lanes. Faced with a 3rd and 10 at the Titans 13 yard line, Luck would probably have his best pass of the day as he would connect with TY Hilton for a 12 yard gain with a defender draped all over him. Pierce would punch it in from 1 yard out to take the lead back for the Colts. Once again, the Titans wasted no time in responding. After a good return by Marc Mariani the Titans would begin their drive at their 44 yard line. For the first time all day, the Titans came out in a read option look and pulled it off to perfection. With everyone on the defense thinking the ball was going to CJ, Locker would pull the ball back and run 56 yards to daylight basically by himself to take a 31-28 lead with just over 3 minutes left. Not feeling very confident in their defense, the Colts knew this would be their last drive of the game as they would try to milk the clock while moving down field. They would succeed as they would get all the way to the Titans 21 yard line with just over 30 seconds left. Coaches told Luck not to do anything stupid and to avoid the interception at all cost. On 1st and 10, the Colts would come out in a 5 wide set and Luck would connect with DHB on a deep in as he found the hole in the zone and would elude 1 defender before going in for the game winning touchdown with 23 seconds left. Tennessee would have one more chance but Locker would be picked off by Cassius Vaughn on his first pass.

    GG ThaBayouChef!

    KEY STATS
    Andrew Luck 17/23 278 yards, 4 td
    Jake Locker 8/14, 99 yards, 2 int..56 rushing, 1 td
    CJ2k 11 rushes for 181 yards, 2 td
    DHB 6 catches, 141 yards, 3 td
     
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    good game man. i still dont know how you make some of those throws into that tight of windows. fng crazy bruh! i dont see anyone stopping that passing game of yours, at least not this season!! gg bruh and gl in the playoffs if i dont make it. make the afc south proud!
     
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    Colts clinch at least 2nd seed in playoffs

    The Colts entered their week 17 matchup with the Jaguars with one mission, and that was to avoid any injuries so the Colts decided to rest their starters and let the backups get some time. After seeing how well the Jags have been playing the Colts were a little worried their backups would get embarrassed but much to their surprise, the backups came in and played well beyond expectations.

    The game would start out with the Colts receiving the ball and coming out with 4 straight rushes as they didn't want to put too much on Matt Hasselback's plate. The Jags would force the Colts to punt and couldn't muster any offense of their own as both defenses kept the opposing offenses at bay for the first quarter. The Colts finally were able to put together a good drive and found themselves at 1st and goal from the 1 yard line. It took 3 tries to punch it in but Ahmad Bradshaw would put the Colts up 7-0. Following another punt by the Jags, Hasselback would take over on this drive. On a first and 10 from about the 40 yard line Hasselback threw a beautiful pass to WR TJ Graham with what we thought was a touchdown in the back of the endzone. The play would be reviewed and ended up being overturned but Hasselback would put together a nice couple plays and would punch it in from 1 yard out for a 14-0 score heading into the half.

    The third quarter was quiet as both teams were only able to add field goals, with it being 17-3 going into the 4th quarter. On the Jags 1st possession of the quarter they would run no huddle and taking advantage of a tired defense would march down rather easily with Marcedes Lewis hauling in a 3 yard pass to bring it to 17-10. Sensing the momentum shifting, the team once again relied on the veteran Hasselback. This time, Hasselback would see single high coverage and audibled the speedy TY Hilton on a go route. The move would pay off as Hilton zoomed pass the cb for a 43 yard score. Following a Jags punt and 2 unsuccessful runs, the Colts were faced with a 3rd and 8 from their 19 midway through the 4th quarter. Electing to play it safe they called a hb screen which would end up putting the game away as Bradshaw eluded a few defenders and took it 81 yards for the score and the nail in the coffin.

    Final score - Colts 31 - Jags 10

    gg CHUNKNESS looking forward to a much improved Jags team 2 years from now!
     
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    As always, good game, Curtis. Good luck on a deep playoff run. AFC South represent! (y)

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    Colts blow second half lead, season ends
    It looks like it just wasn't meant to be for these young Colts as their season came to an end in the Divisional round against a very stout and veteran laden, Ravens team. The Colts had every chance to put the Ravens away but credit to the Ravens as they stepped up and made the plays when needed. This will be a lesson to the young Colts that nothing is guaranteed and no lead is safe, especially in playoff football with teams playing for their lives. The Colts will definitely learn from this and hope to be back in contention next season.

    GG Josh Barnes you definitely earned that win
     
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    Mr. Consistent retires
    In a move some expected, Reggie Wayne has decided to hang up his cleats after his 13th season. Not enough can be said about Wayne's career and how important of a role he has played in bringing this franchise to the forefront. Wayne will definitely be missed as he was usually the go to guy when the Colts needed a big play and we can only hope that he has rubbed off on some of the young receivers we have. Upon his retirement, management offered Wayne a position on the coaching staff but Wayne declined as he would like to spend more time with his family. When and if Reggie decides to step into the coaching ranks, there will always be a job for him in Indy.
     
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