The Colts will put on the pads today as they return to the practice field in preparation for Sunday night’s matchup with the Texans. Today’s news looks at the longevity of Adam Vinatieri and this weekend’s contest.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Wednesday, October 30th.
By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
With a 15-of-17 effort in the first seven games of the season, Adam Vinatieri is showing zero signs of slowing down.
“He’s obviously found the Fountain of Youth somewhere,” Pagano said. “I don’t know if that’s in Carmel or if he went to Florida.”
Vinatieri smiled at the notion. At 40, he’s the NFL’s oldest player.
But in his 18th season and after laying the foundation for likely induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he remains driven.
“Never being satisfied is the real key to it,” Vinatieri said. “Always wanting more and more. More stats. More Super Bowl rings.
“Whatever ‘more’ that might be, just keeping it going.”
By: Tom James, The Terre Haute Tribune
Chuck Pagano said throw the records out the window when divisional teams meet and that message has permeated through the Colts locker room.
It’s back to work for the Indianapolis Colts, who will go into Sunday night’s nationally televised National Football League game (NBC, 8:30 p.m. kickoff) against defending AFC South champion Houston with a 5-2 record and a two-game lead in the division.
The Texans, meanwhile, have struggled of late and will take a 2-5 mark against Indianapolis.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck doesn’t care to talk about Houston’s issues so far this season. All he knows is that the Texans have ruled the division the last two seasons and still possess an outstanding defense.
“I don’t think there will be any problem of flipping the switch [coming off a bye] and getting back going. I don’t think guys really turned it off completely [last week] either,” Luck said Monday.
“It’s great to relax, great to get your mind off of things. But we’re excited for this week and a great test in Houston.”
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