Vinatieri, 46, signs contract to play another season in Indy

Football 01/28/19, 11:32

Kicker Adam Vinatieri has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.General manager Chris Ballard announced Friday the two sides had agreed to terms on a new deal.Vinatieri made it official with his signature Monday, then told reporters he was glad the process went smoothly and ended early.At age 46, ...

Vinatieri’s misses encapsulate Colts playoff performance

Football 01/12/19, 20:36

The Colts finally got their offense going against the Kansas City Chiefs late in the first half Saturday, driving deep downfield with an opportunity to bite into their deficit.Andrew Luck scrambled out of bounds with a few seconds left, and Colts coach Frank Reich sent one of the most reliable ...

Update: Coleman officiating final regular-season game

Sports 12/30/18, 13:30

The Latest on Week 17 of the NFL's regular season (all times Eastern):1:30 p.m.Referee Walt Coleman is officiating the final regular-season game of his 30-year career at the Patriots-Jets game.Appropriately, it's in Foxborough, Massachusetts.New Englanders remember Coleman from the snowy 2002 playoff game against Oakland in which he cited the ...

Aggressive Colts fall short on 4th down, lose 6-0 at Jaguars

Football 12/02/18, 18:50

The Indianapolis Colts put the ball in Andrew Luck's hands. They probably should have trusted Adam Vinatieri's leg.The Colts failed to convert three fourth-down plays — all in field-goal range — and lost 6-0 to offensively challenged Jacksonville on Sunday.The first two were aggressive calls, calculated risks early in a ...

Dolphins’ miscues prove costly in crucial 27-24 loss at Indy

Football 11/25/18, 22:29

The Miami Dolphins thought they had solved their road woes.Ryan Tannehill's return from a shoulder injury jump-started a stagnant offense. The defense forced three turnovers and pressured Andrew Luck. Then over the final nine minutes, everything went awry and their old troubles came roaring back.Luck made the most of Miami's ...

Luck’s closing flurry gives Colts 27-24 victory over Miami

Football 11/25/18, 19:50

Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes, Adam Vinatieri kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Miami Dolphins 27-24 on Sunday for their fifth consecutive victory.Indianapolis (6-5) scored 13 points in the final 8 1/2 minutes to erase a 10-point deficit. It's the longest ...

Adam Vinatieri sets NFL all-time scoring record for Colts

Football 10/29/18, 00:58

Adam Vinatieri has made plenty of tougher kicks in his career. The two last-second field goals to win Super Bowls, a 45-yarder through the snow to win a playoff game and 46 field goals from at least 50 yards in the regular season and postseason.Vinatieri's 25-yarder at the end of ...

Injury could put Vinatieri’s record-breaking quest on hold

Football 10/22/18, 22:07

Adam Vinatieri's record-breaking quest could be temporarily on hold.The seemingly ageless kicker re-injured his right groin during the Indianapolis Colts' victory over Buffalo on Sunday, underwent an MRI on Monday and coach Frank Reich acknowledged he might miss next weekend's game at Oakland.Vinatieri first appeared on the injury report in ...

Vinatieri hoping to score big as Bills, Colts square off

Football 10/18/18, 16:26

Adam Vinatieri is preparing for Sunday's game just like all the others.He figures if the same, simple routine helped him earn four Super Bowl rings, 226 victories and become the best clutch kicker in NFL history, it should be good enough to help him break the NFL's career scoring record.The ...

Patriots streaking, Chiefs hoping not to repeat history

Football 10/15/18, 02:57

Young quarterbacks have always had a tough time winning in Gillette Stadium during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era.Add Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to the list.The Patriots had their best offensive night of the 2018 season, amassing 500 total yards while getting another clutch performance from Brady, ...

Heroes and villains among NFL placekickers in Week 5

Football 10/08/18, 04:06

Some teams can't kick about their kickers. Others might want to kick them off the roster after this weekend.With the rare exceptions of Indianapolis' Adam Vinatieri and Baltimore's Justin Tucker, there aren't any placekickers whose place in Canton, Ohio, is a topic of discussion. Even Vinatieri and Tucker missed kicks ...

Brady reaches 500 TD passes in Patriots’ 38-24 win

Football 10/04/18, 23:48

Tom Brady reached 500 touchdown passes for his unparalleled career and the New England Patriots put together their second straight win after a mediocre start to the season, beating Indianapolis 38-24 on Thursday night.Brady's 500th went to Josh Gordon, recently acquired from Cleveland, where he basically was unavailable through NFL ...

Vinatieri preparing for potential last visit to New England

Football 10/03/18, 13:54

Adam Vinatieri remembers New England fondly.In 10 seasons, he won three Super Bowl rings, was dubbed the league's best clutch kicker and became the top scorer in franchise history. He has made the routine kicks look easy and the impossible ones look routine while earning the respect of two of ...

Texans end losing streak in OT after Vinatieri sets record

Football 09/30/18, 21:56

Ka'imi Fairbairn took advantage of his final chance Sunday.The third-year kicker missed a 59-yarder to win the game at the end of regulation, then a 37-yarder near the end of overtime. But the Indianapolis Colts had called timeout just before that one, and Fairbairn finally made the decisive kick as ...

Carson Wentz leads Eagles to 20-16 comeback win over Colts

Sports 09/23/18, 16:33

Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass on his first drive in nine months, Wendell Smallwood ran in from the 4 for the go-ahead score and the Philadelphia Eagles held on for a 20-16 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.Adam Vinatieri tied Morten Andersen's career record of 565 field goals ...

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