Andrew Luck has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 21/38 for 228 yard performance on Sunday as the Colts edged the Broncos 39-33.
In one of the more playoff-like regular season games at the Luke in recent memory, Luck threw touchdowns of 11 yards to DHB, 20 yards to Stanley Havili, and 8 yards to Fleener in the first half and ran one in himself from 10 yards out in the third quarter (he had 4 carries for 29 yards, 7.3 per carry).no comments
It was a cool night in Indianapolis (which is why Peyton lost because he can't play outside and choker and stuff) when the Denver Broncos came to town.
Two of the AFC's most impressive teams came into the Lucas Oil Stadium, and both emerged, beaten and exhausted.
But only one emerged with a win.
Someway, somehow, the Colts managed to upset the red-hot Broncos just six days after laying an egg on Monday Night Football against the Chargers.
Football is weird like that. So, let's embrace the weirdness! Here's how the Colts beat the Denver Peytons, in all the GIF glory!
The roster shuffling continues. This time, there is no signing, so stay tuned. We don’t yet know what Ryan Grigson’s plan is. From the Colts’ press release:
Jones played in six games (two starts) this season and caught two passes for 34 yards. For his career, he has appeared in 10 games (three starts), recording three receptions for 42 yards. Jones was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2012.
Hughes was signed to the Colts practice squad on October 10, 2013. He has appeared in one game this season, catching one pass for six yards. In 2012, he played in five games (one start) with the team and recorded one rush for five yards and one reception for three yards.no comments
Today, Indianapolis placed Reggie Wayne on injured reserve. Reggie was on pace for 87 catches and 1150 yards this season, and, even at 34, was averaging a healthy 13 yards per reception. The Colts’ locker room leader will have to put things on hold for the season as he recovers from ACL surgery.
To fill the void on the roster, the Colts signed free agent and former Chiefs cornerback Jalil Brown (6-1, 208, 26 yrs. old).
From the team’s press release:
Pat McAfee, Boomstick or Hitstick?
How about that Madden video game reference? Coming off a rough outing in San Diego, Colts punter Pat McAfee needed to have a better game, and he bounced back very well on the big stage. With the offense sputtering here and there, McAfee had to punt nine times (not counting the ones negated by penalties).
He averaged 48 yards on those nine punts, six of which were downed or fair caught inside the 20. McAfee recovered from a 32-yarder that sailed out of bounds on his first try with a 54-yarder to the Denver 7 on his next attempt that ended in Stanly Havili’s forced fumble and Special Teams Ace Sergio Brown’s recovery (Should’ve been a TD. Ugh, silly rules). Later in the game, he saw a 56-yarder called back only to boom one 60-yards to the Denver 17 (a holding call on the Broncos placed the ball at the 12).
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that WR Reggie Wayne is done for the year with a torn ACL. The injury was suffered during the 4th quarter of last night's 39-33 victory over the Denver Broncos. It was, similar to Anthony Gonzalez's knee injury in 2009, a non-contact injury. Wayne had started 189-consecutive games, dating back to his rookie year, when he missed time due to a PCL strain.
No word yet on what, if any moves the Colts plan to make to fill the enormous void Wayne's absence creates.no comments
A playoff atmosphere, turnovers, players losing their minds, devastating injuries, a wild finish.
Oh, and two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Sunday night's contest between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos was one of the rare big games that lived up to the hype.no comments