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Andrew Luck had a very efficient performance on the road in Tennessee back in Week 8. This time he was…less than efficient, but the result was the same: another comeback, another game-winning drive, and another win.
The Titans also amped up the pressure once again, and to better results, even if some were aided by replay incompetence.
Statistically, this goes down as Luck’s worst game of his career, but while the offense had their struggles, you will see that it took three uncommon plays to craft that ugly stat line.
Fortunately, we go through every play here to better understand this week’s performance, which did result in a rookie record as Luck had his sixth game-winning drive of the season.
He also passed some guy named Peyton Manning for the second most passing yards in NFL history by a rookie (3,792 yards).
Drive No. 1
Drive Stats: 10:10 left (1st quarter), trailing 7-0. 3 plays, 0 yard (three-and-out punt).
Like last week, the Colts started with a three and out. Vick Ballard could not gain a yard on the ground, then Luck had to scramble right and throw one incomplete over the head of a covered Coby Fleener. On 3rd and 10, T.Y. Hilton was wide open – not a common sight this season – down the right sideline, but Luck just missed the throw by inches. Hilton had it on his fingertips and laid out for it, but it was incomplete. A better pass and we are looking at an 80-yard touchdown for sure.no comments
900 feet. Two words which have stuck with me over the past couple of days, in relation to the distance travelled by the vehicle inhabited by Josh Brent and Jerry Brown on the early hours of Saturday morning. I can't begin to appreciate the scale of the carnage both in material terms on the scene and emotional terms to those involved, and all I can do at this time is send my condolences to those affected.
The incident has however re-highlighted the issues faced by professional athletes and specifically NFL players when it comes to drunk driving. Statistical evidence from all quarters points to the fact that young males between the age of 18-35 are by far the most likely to drive over the limit, and those are the age parameters which happen to coincide with the demographics of the league. I fit into that category, as will a lot of people reading this piece.no comments
Week 14 is in the books, which means it's time for unveil the latest Colts Authority Power Rankings! The bottom two teams remain unchanged, but there's a new sheriff in town at the top. After the jump, find out who we think the best team in the NFL is, and share your thoughts in the comments!no comments
The Indianapolis Colts announced today that they've placed RB Donald Brown and FB Robert Hughes on the Injured-Reserved list, ending both of their seasons. To fill their spots - and the gaping hole at running back - the Colts signed two players who were with them earlier this year, RBs Deji Karim and Mewelde Moore.
There's been no update on RB Vick Ballard, who suffered a stinger during Sunday's game, or RB Delone Carter, who suffered an ankle injury, but we assume -barring another injury to Ballard - that Moore and Karim will be little more than insurance for the rest of the season.
As for Brown, we are now left to wonder whether the much-maligned former 1st-round pick has played his last game for the Colts. Underrated and under appreciated, Brown was never able to showcase his speed and quickness behind an offensive line that allowed far too much penetration and provided too few holes for a speedy RB such as Brown to succeed.
We'll update the story as more information becomes available.
The Colts managed another incredible second half comeback this past week, rallying from a 20-7 deficit to start the second half to win 27-23. The win was powered by both offensive and defensive efforts, as many of the last few wins have been.
So which specific players were the drivingforce behind this week's comeback? Find out after the jump!no comments
Since the playoffs are still a month away and the seeding picture will hopefully become clearer after this week’s games, I have decided to hold off on my playoff preview series until next week. I know you’re all devastated by this news, but to tide you over until that time I thought I’d stop in with a preview of a different sort.
I know it’s kind of crazy to be doing this now (that’s sort of my motto at this point), but while watching that abysmal first half performance at home against the lowly Tennessee Titans I couldn’t help but ask myself how the Colts are going to address this horrible offensive line. Since the trading deadline has passed and the Colts are basically stuck with what they’ve got this season, my only choice was to look to next year.no comments
With Week 14 in the books, let's take a look at the AFC Playoff picture, where the Colts stand, and who to root for in Week 15, in our weekly look at the Colts Path to the Playoffs:
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Week 14 played out about as well as the Colts could have hoped: the Ravens, Bengals, and Steelers lost, and the Colts won. At 9-4, the Colts magic number is 1. What that means, is if the Colts win any of their next 3 games, they will be in the 2012 post-season. But there are scenarios out there that allow the Colts to get in even if the unthinkable happened and they went 0-3 to close out the season. With those scenarios , as well as the unlikely, but still possible, scenario that sees the Colts winning the division in mind, we'll continue to look at this week's key match-ups, and tell you who you should be rooting for!no comments
Yesterday was a “Victory Monday” for the Colts. The coaches came to work for meetings and film sessions, and Bruce Arians addressed the media. Quotes are provided courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Public Relations Department.
First, A Little Love for the Defense
Since a rollercoaster start to the season that featured some memorable highs and lows, along with a forgettable game in East Rutherford, New Jersey, a trend began with the Colts defense – an under the radar trend to be sure – but a trend nonetheless. At first, it seemed anomalous, an aberration, but as the weeks went by, it continued.
Following their calamitous beating by the Jets, Indianapolis came home needing very earnestly to regroup against the Cleveland Browns. Las Vegas gave the line to the Colts as the favorite…by one point. It’s safe to say, there was little confidence in the team outside of their Eagle Creek-area team headquarters.no comments
The Colts eeked out another comeback win on Sunday, this one a 27-23 win over the Titans.
The Colts are now 9-4, and have all but guaranteed a playoff spot, a phenomenal feat for a young patched-together team. Here were the Colts Authority staff's instant reactions to this one.no comments