Indianapolis Colts Articles

Last week, it was the best player on offense. This week, the Houston Texans’ best defender went down with an injury. All-Pro defensive end-turned-linebacker Mario Williams will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle. He was...
Patrick Snow
3 years ago
Attention NFL teams! Need help at wide receiver? If so, Terrell Owens wants you to know he is available. Owens, who had surgery to repair a torn ACL in April, said in an interview this week that he plans to be ready to play in less than a month...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
The Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2) have struggled out of the gate this NFL season, thanks in large part to injuries. And while Ben Roethlisberger (sprained foot) and Rashard Mendenhall (hamstring) grab most of the headlines, the Steelers' defense has...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Curtis Painter made his first career NFL start at quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And while he didn't lead the Colts to victory, he did play fairly well, completing 13-of-30 pass attempts...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) One lucky NFL team is going to "acquire" the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and land the surest quarterback prospect in decades. Unfortunately, in order to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, one...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
That's it for Peyton Manning. According to Colts owner Jim Irsay, Manning is officially done for the season after having his third neck surgery three weeks ago. And while this is no real surprise, it finally puts to rest all the talk of him...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By RALPH VACCHIANO There is always time for a miracle, but miracles don’t happen often. That’s why, for seven NFL teams, they’re really already facing a must-win game this week. It’s not an elimination game yet, but it might as well be...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 2, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports editors Mitchell Light, Rob Doster, Nathan Rush, Patrick Snow and Steven Lassan: Jaguars (1-1) at Panthers (0-2) These 1995 expansion...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
By RALPH VACCHIANO In 2003, the New England Patriots released popular safety Lawyer Milloy, causing an uproar up in Foxboro, Mass. He promptly signed with the Buffalo Bills, and together they hammered the Pats 31-0 on Opening Day. Tom Brady...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
With Peyton Manning missing his first game in decades with a neck injury, we wanted to take a look back at the beginning of his career. This article originally appeared in Athlon's 1995 college football annual. High Expectations Archie's boy...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Like it or not, Peyton Manning and the high-octane Indy 500 offense has been replaced by Kerry Collins and the horseshoes. The question now becomes: When will Manning return to the Colts? Late in the 2011 season? Week 1 of 2012? Or, God forbid...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
We take a look at some of the top storylines from Week One of the NFL's 2011 season. Cutler, Bears Make Early Statement Against the Falcons Now that’s how you bounce back from Wuss-gate. Jay Cutler, last seen making the now-patented Cutler...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By RALPH VACCHIANO Six months ago, there was no guarantee this would ever happen. Yet here we finally are, in opening week. The lockout scared everyone and threatened take away football, but in the end the NFL hasn’t missed a beat. In fact,...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Peyton Manning’s second neck surgery won’t impact his time-of-possession on television this weekend. No, the pain in the neck won’t stop the No. 1-ranked Nielson Co. ad man, who will continue to dominate the airwaves in spots for MasterCard,...
Nathan Rush
3 years ago
It's official, Peyton Manning is out for the majority, if not all, of the 2011 NFL season. The Boogie Man for all the non-Indiana AFC South teams won't be under their bed this year. Which means it's really now or never for the Houston Texans....
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
Today marks the 16th anniversary of when Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played streak to become baseball's all-time "Iron Man." In the NFL, the longest current consecutive games played streak belongs to Peyton Manning, who...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
We make five out-on-a-limb predictions for the upcoming NFL season. 1. LIONS WILL FINISH WITH A WINNING RECORD The Detroit Lions have had three consecutive double-digit-loss seasons. They are 48–128 since their last playoff appearance in 1999...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
In the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, they’re probably already constructing a Peyton Manning Wing, its many shelves built to support the enormous weight of Manning’s collection of personal hardware. One day, the lights of the wing will turn...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio) We're down to the quarterfinals of the WSOT, where eight crazy owners duel to see who's the worst in each individual sport. In case you need to look back at where we've been, here are the links to the earlier...
Scott Henry
3 years ago
Athlon Sports’ 2011 Fantasy Football magazine has Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick ranked No. 6 at his position and No. 26 overall because we don’t trust him.  Will Mike Vick become a fantasy bust this year? The reason we think he...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
The sun rises and sets in Indianapolis on the shoulders of four-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning, so this season’s Colts outlook includes an obvious proviso: If Manning recovers from a second neck surgery in as many offseasons, the perennial AFC South...
Athlon Sports
3 years ago
By Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio) Welcome to the second round of the Worst Sports Owners Tournament. We're down to 16 of the craziest owners ever. Some won, but spent other people's money like drunken sailors to do it. Some lost, and made...
Scott Henry
3 years ago
By Scott Henry (@4QuartersRadio) If your team has an owner or owners who treat the fans with respect, be grateful. If your team has an owner who spends within his/her/their means, but can still improve the team, enjoy it. If your team...
Scott Henry
3 years ago
By Scott Henry (Twitter: @4QuartersRadio) With free agency’s usual five-month time frame being condensed into five weeks, the phones of both team executives and the players they’re pursuing are about to be set ablaze with constant activity....
Scott Henry
3 years ago

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