Chad Kelly may be getting final NFL chance in Indianapolis

Football 05/29/19, 17:27

Chad Kelly insists a few months away from football helped put life in perspective.He read the Bible while living in his parents' basement. He recommitted himself to the game. And now he believes he can avoid any more trouble off the field.The once-promising young quarterback thinks his latest humbling experience ...

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 ...

Colts off, running through playoffs with strong ground game

Football 01/06/19, 19:33

Frank Reich stuck with his old-school philosophy even when the Indianapolis Colts were losing games in September and early October.The Indianapolis Colts' first-year coach insisted that even in an increasingly pass-happy league a balanced offense would turn them into real AFC contenders.Over the past 11 weeks, the perfect one-two combination ...

All 12 playoff coaches are tied to Bill Walsh or Parcells

Football 01/05/19, 02:39

There is no denying the impact on the coaching world that Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells have had. The hard evidence is apparent again as the NFL playoffs begin.All 12 of the coaches have some sort of tie-in to either three-time Super Bowl champion Walsh or two-time winner Parcells. Yes, ...

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 ...

Reich adds playoff run to list of memorable comebacks

Football 12/31/18, 19:45

Frank Reich mastered the art of the comeback while playing quarterback.He cemented his reputation Sunday night.Nearly 11 months after accepting the job Josh McDaniels spurned, Indianapolis' backup choice completed one of the most remarkable midseason turnarounds in league history by leading the Colts to their first playoff berth since 2014."That ...

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 ...

No glamour teams in prime time as season concludes Sunday

Football 12/26/18, 14:17

The 2018 regular season will conclude in Music City on Sunday night, where the Colts and Titans will play for a wild-card playoff berth. Or maybe more.The winner between these 9-6 teams makes the playoffs. Should Houston (10-5) fall at home to Jacksonville (5-10), the Indianapolis-Tennessee victor earns the AFC ...

Colts move back into playoff position by staying course

Football 12/24/18, 18:51

When the Indianapolis Colts were struggling in mid-October, coach Frank Reich saw signs of a turnaround brewing.He urged players and coaches to stay the course, asked fans to believe in the plan and pleaded for patience as the young Colts got acclimated to a new system, a new staff and ...

Colts keeping focus on Giants as playoffs come into view

Sports 12/20/18, 17:38

Andrew Luck has a one-track mind.With two regular-season games left, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback insists he's paying no attention to playoff possibilities, scoreboards or other teams' schedules. Instead, he's focused on the only thing he considers important this weekend — beating the New York Giants on Sunday."I've been a part ...

Indianapolis’ late-season charge creates playoff stir

Football 12/18/18, 19:06

Suddenly, the Indianapolis Colts are creating a buzz around town.They ran the ball effectively Sunday against one of the league's top defenses, stymied two of the league's premier receivers in back-to-back weeks and ended Houston's nine-game win streak and Dallas' five-game win streak.Earning victories in their last two games could ...

Cowboys, Colts ready to meet in high-stakes game

Football 12/13/18, 15:51

Jason Garrett and Frank Reich understand the high stakes of Sunday's game.If Dallas wins, it clinches the NFC East. If Indianapolis wins, it stays in the hunt for the AFC's final playoff spot and possibly even a division crown.The two coaches and their players will get one more precious late-season ...

Faster pace helps Colts rebound, jump back into playoff hunt

Sports 12/10/18, 19:51

Frank Reich learned the value of an up-tempo offense playing in Buffalo.He figured out how to deploy it more effectively as an assistant coach.So with the Indianapolis Colts in an offensive funk Sunday, the first-year coach changed gears. He cranked up the tempo, wore down Houston's defense and watched the ...

Colts look to rebound from dismal offensive performance

Football 12/03/18, 20:27

Andrew Luck accepted the blame for Sunday's shutout.By Monday, he and the Indianapolis Colts were already talking about Houston.It's the same routine coach Frank Reich follows each week — make quick corrections, carefully game plan for the next opponent and don't overthink what went wrong.Naturally, one subpar game won't get ...

Injuries leave Colts short-handed for possible playoff push

Football 11/27/18, 16:21

Andrew Luck might be playing the best football of his career.He's still going to need help reaching the playoffs with mounting injuries threatening to derail the Indianapolis Colts' late postseason push.One week after starting center Ryan Kelly went down with a left knee injury and one day after coach Frank ...

Improved defense plays crucial role in Colts’ winning streak

Football 11/20/18, 16:26

The Indianapolis Colts made a firm commitment to Matt Eberflus in January.They stuck to it after the man who initially hired Eberflus to be Indy's defensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, reneged on a deal to become the next coach and they lived up to their promise after eventually hiring Frank Reich ...

Titans try to get best of Luck in visit to Indianapolis

Football 11/15/18, 13:32

The Tennessee Titans believe a whole new look might solve their Andrew Luck problem.Hey, nothing else has worked.Since the Indianapolis Colts drafted Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, he's started nine games against the Titans and never lost — not when he played poorly, not when he ...

3-game winning streak helping Indianapolis build momentum

Football 11/12/18, 21:48

The Indianapolis Colts' season looked lost in early October.At 1-5, they were better positioned for the draft than the playoffs. A defense that showed so much promise in the first three weeks gave up 37 or more points over the next three. Andrew Luck's short, quick throws created debate over ...

Luck’s comeback season gives Colts momentum heading into bye

Football 11/01/18, 14:41

Andrew Luck's health was Indianapolis' biggest question the past two years. Halfway through his comeback season, the star quarterback looks like his old self and the numbers suggest he's actually playing better. Luck's strong return has helped the Colts win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly two years and they ...

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