Ballard continues deep defensive dive on final day of draft

Football 04/27/19, 19:11

Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard went virtually all in on defense in this year's draft.He hopes the payoff is worth it.After watching the Colts improve from No. 30 in total defense in 2018 to No. 11 last season, Ballard used seven of his first eight picks adding assets for ...

Top 10 NFL free agents of all time.

Football 03/12/19, 16:43

A look at the most impactful football free agents of all time:1. DE Reggie White, 1993 Green Bay Packers.White stunned the NFL by choosing Green Bay after a whirlwind tour in the first offseason of unfettered free agency. His arrival at age 32 signaled a new era for the Packers, ...

Broncos turn over coach/quarterback duo again

Football 02/13/19, 16:23

In just about every season he's been in charge of football operations in Denver, John Elway has had to address major concerns at one or both of the two most consequential positions in the NFL: head coach and quarterback.This offseason, he made changes at both spots, hiring Vic Fangio and ...

Colts’ Luck hopes healthy offseason leads to better results

Football 02/06/19, 14:59

Andrew Luck spent three offseasons fighting his way back from injuries. Now he can reap the reward.After returning to the field, making it back to the playoffs, regaining his Pro Bowl form and collecting The Associated Press NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award, a healthy Luck now intends to ...

Colts plan to build off foundation from historic turnaround

Sports 01/13/19, 17:10

The Indianapolis Colts kept insisting Andrew Luck would play better after shoulder surgery.He did.Frank Reich acknowledged some of his best work came in a backup role.Apparently, It still does.A healthy Luck and an opportunistic first-year coach led the Colts on a historic midseason turnaround, ending with a playoff run and ...

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 ...

Chiefs roll past Colts 31-13 to reach AFC title game

Football 01/12/19, 19:49

Patrick Mahomes picked apart the Colts in his postseason debut, the Chiefs defense answered their chorus of critics with a stout performance, and Kansas City rolled to a 31-13 victory over Indianapolis in the divisional round Saturday to end 25 years of playoff frustration.Mahomes threw for 278 yards while running ...

Chiefs aim to rewrite playoff history vs nemesis Colts

Football 01/11/19, 14:03

Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.The Chiefs have every reason to believe they're due.Four times the teams have met in the playoffs, twice in the wild-card round ...

Offensive star power headlines Colts-Chiefs showdown

Football 01/10/19, 16:02

Eric Ebron has seen the forecast for Saturday's divisional playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs, where even the most optimistic of meteorologists are pegging the chances of rain or snow at about 50 percent.It doesn't bother him. The Colts tight end played in plenty of cold ...

Patriots defense aims to win ‘mind game’ with crafty Rivers

Football 01/09/19, 18:20

Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers says thinking about how to defend against the Los Angeles Chargers has kept him up at night."Over the bye I had a dream about not setting the edge," Flowers said this week. "I woke up and it was a nightmare."New England's leader this season with ...

Fast starts helping Colts take control during playoff run

Football 01/09/19, 02:12

Andrew Luck has done some of his most memorable work rallying the Indianapolis Colts.He'd rather spend the time protecting leads.Lately, the Colts' have allowed Luck to use his preferred strategy by scoring early and often before relying on a balanced attack and an increasingly stout defense to close out victories. ...

Colts use balanced attack to down Texans 21-7 in wild card

Football 01/06/19, 02:46

The Indianapolis Colts have won all season thanks in large part to big games from quarterback Andrew Luck.In a 21-7 wild-card game win over the Houston Texans on Saturday they showed that they're pretty good at running the ball, too.Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and Marlon Mack ...

Luck has 2 TDs to lead Colts over Texans 21-7 in wild card

Sports 01/05/19, 19:42

Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts raced out to a big lead and cruised to a 21-7 win over the Houston Texans in the wild-card game on Saturday.Luck put on a show in his hometown, throwing for 191 yards and two touchdowns before ...

Texans, Colts meet in playoffs after turning around seasons

Football 01/04/19, 16:08

Saturday's wild-card game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts is a matchup that seemed improbable early this season after Houston dropped its first three games and the Colts limped to a 1-5 start.Instead of letting their tough starts lead to disappointing years, these teams which both finished 4-12 last ...

Colts’ rookie duo makes historic appearance on All-Pro team

Sports 01/04/19, 12:21

Darius Leonard and Quenton Nelson made a quick impression on their veteran teammates.The first time the Indianapolis Colts wore pads at training camp, longtime left tackle Anthony Castonzo watched Nelson, the new left guard, stop defensive linemen cold on successive plays. Andrew Luck got a glimpse of Leonard's skills when ...

Broncos kick off coaching search with Chuck Pagano

Football 01/02/19, 14:52

John Elway's search for his fourth coach in six seasons began with former Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, a native of Boulder, Colorado, on Wednesday.Elway fired Vance Joseph after he went 11-21 in two seasons. Joseph is interviewing for the Cincinnati Bengals' opening Thursday and Friday. Joseph was a former ...

With Colts’ playoff drought over, Luck takes center stage

Football 01/01/19, 20:09

Andrew Luck spent last January just like the previous two — watching playoff games from afar and hoping for a chance to return.This weekend he's officially back.After a coaching change, a major roster overhaul and nearly two years removed from shoulder surgery, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback celebrated New Year's Day ...

Colts earn playoff spot; Luck remains perfect vs. Titans

Sports 12/30/18, 23:32

Andrew Luck threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans 33-17 on Sunday night for the final spot in the postseason as the AFC's No. 6 seed.With the Texans winning the AFC South title earlier Sunday with a victory over Jacksonville, that left ...

Luck can extend mastery of Titans, put Colts in playoffs

Football 12/27/18, 17:03

Andrew Luck is a win away from putting the Indianapolis Colts back into the playoffs for the first time since 2014 while doing something no NFL quarterback has managed since at least 1970.Beat an opponent 11 straight games.Luck has won his first 10 games against the Tennessee Titans, matching Hall ...

Giants watch victory slip away with costly rash of mistakes

Football 12/23/18, 19:05

New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur watched his team go toe to toe with a playoff contender Sunday.Then, in the final 10 minutes, everything started slipping away.The offense committed two penalties near its goal line, forcing a punt. The defense drew two penalties, helping the Indianapolis Colts continue to march ...

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