Three takeaways from the Packers’ overtime loss. When your team is simply outperformed by a talented opponent you can accept it, learn from it, and move on. Those days happen. This was not one of those days. The Green Bay Packers set the foundations for an impressive victory with a two-touchdown lead at the break.
2020 NFL Standings, playoff races: Saints, Colts remain in first place, Steelers stay undefeated and lead AFC
The NFL season has reached Thanksgiving, as the league is getting a clearer picture of which teams will be in contention for a playoff spot. The NFC playoff teams are basically decided -- except whatever team comes out of the NFC East -- with six weeks to play. The AFC still has nine teams with 6+ wins, and a three-way tie for the final playoff spot in the conference. There still are plenty of division races to be decided as November comes to a close, along with the Pittsburgh Steelers pursuit of a perfect regular season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As safety Julian Blackmon studied his new Indianapolis Colts playbook last spring, one thought kept running through his mind: Defensive Rookie of the Year. Even though he was still rehabbing from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee; even though he slid to the third...
The Green Bay Packers suffered their third defeat of the 2020 season when Matt LaFleur’s team coughed up a 14-point lead and then fell in overtime following a turnover. Here are all my notes and observations from rewatching the game on Monday:. – First play of the game was a...
The Green Bay Packers blew a double-digit halftime lead and completely fell apart against the Indianapolis Colts in the second half. The Green Bay Packers were on cruise control in the first half, as they dropped 28 points on the vaunted Indianapolis Colts and took a 28-14 lead into the locker room. Unfortunately, it all fell apart from there, as they experienced a three-phase collapse and an eventual overtime loss.
In a game that saw a little of everything, the Colts and Packers went back and forth all day before a Green Bay fumble in overtime set up the Colts’ game-winning field goal. The Colts trailed 28-14 at halftime, but they dominated the second half to take a 31-28 lead. However, they failed to put the game away after stopping the clock with a whopping six penalties on a late drive when they were trying to ice the game. Eventually, the Colts had to punt back to the Packers, Aaron Rodgers got Green Bay into field goal range with an incredible 47-yard completion to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and it went into overtime tied at 31.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling giveth and Marquez Valdes-Scantling taketh. The Green Bay Packers mercurial receiver’s career can be summed up in two plays within a matter of minutes against the Indianapolis Colts. He hauled in a 47-yard bomb to set up the game-tying field goal with three seconds left in regulation. And...
It’s time to take Indianapolis seriously. One week they hold off division rival Tennessee. The next, they overcome a 14-point deficit to beat NFC heavyweight Green Bay. Now, they’re on top of the AFC North and maybe, just maybe, headed to the playoffs for the second time in the last six years.
In a roller coaster game against the best offense in the NFL, the Colts managed to scrape their way out of overtime with a win, despite doing their best not to late in regulation. It was a tough, gritty, messy, team victory that should give them both areas to greatly improve on as well as some remaining concerns. Here are this week’s winners and losers.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts are taking their talents off the feed to make sure Hoosier families are fed this Thanksgiving. On Monday, the 9th annual Horseshoe Helpings will take place. Colts players, cheerleaders and mascot “Blue” and more than 100 volunteers, including Mayor Joe Hogsett, will participate. The event, put...
The Indianapolis Colts today elevated center Joey Hunt to the active roster from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement. The team also elevated defensive end Cassius Marsh and defensive tackle Rob Windsor to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against Green Bay. Indianapolis’ active roster is now at 55 players.
When the Indianapolis Colts hired Chuck Pagano as head coach, he promised to “Build the Monster”: a perennially tough, hard-nosed team like the one he coached in Baltimore. Through nine games of the 2020 season, the Colts defense has allowed the fewest yards of any defense in the NFL, just the kind of Ravens-esque unit he surely hoped to build.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back Paul Perkins to the practice squad. Perkins, 5-11, 208 pounds, has played in 29 career games (five starts) in his time with the Baltimore Ravens (2019), Jacksonville Jaguars (2019), Detroit Lions (2019) and New York Giants (2016-18). He has totaled 165 carries for 575 yards and 24 receptions for 217 yards. Perkins has started one postseason contest and compiled 10 carries for 30 yards and three receptions for 27 yards. He was originally selected by the Giants in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The story of the 2020 season for the Indianapolis Colts has been the superb play of the defense. Football Outsiders created a rankings system for the NFL that measures play of teams weighted for the opponents they play called DVOA. According to DVOA, the Colts currently have the 4th ranked defense in the NFL. This defense has been on display the last two weeks as they have held the high powered offenses of the Titans and Ravens to just 17 points each in those match-ups.
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The NFL reminds on a weekly basis that every team has flaws, and the Indianapolis Colts exploited the Tennessee Titans’ greatest weakness in a surprisingly resounding Thursday night road triumph. Colts head coach Frank Reich decided during the short turn-around from a discouraging Sunday home loss to Baltimore to let...
The sixth road trip of the season takes Green Bay to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in a matchup of division leaders. The sixth road trip of the season takes the Green Bay Packers to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in a matchup of division leaders. The last...
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Colts Mailbag: Michael Pittman Jr.'s Breakout, T.J. Carrie's Value, Why Not More Play Action & QB Sneaks?
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The Indianapolis Colts’ 34-17 road win over the Tennessee Titans on Thursday not only put them in first place in the AFC South Division, players in all three phases were given positive reviews. Pro Football Focus put offensive left guard Quenton Nelson and center Ryan Kelly on its “NFL Week...