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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 7TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 7, 2013 – 6:15 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Peyton Manning to give $500,000 to Pat Summitt Foundation to help fight Alzheimer’s disease
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 9, cornerback Kevin Thomas

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Twitter mailbag: Biggest impact free agents

NFL NEWS
Former Jaguar Aaron Ross apologizes for ‘vacation’ comment
Researchers consulted with law firms
NFL contract rules could help Matt Barkley, other QBs, get drafted in first round
Joe Flacco to portray Johnny Unitas in upcoming movie
Divisional needs: AFC South preview

AFC TEAM NEWS
Another Rob Gronkowski setback
Is Rivers part of the Chargers’ solution?


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 5TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 5, 2013 – 6:10 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts will get prime-time preseason game vs. Eli Manning, Giants
Colts have approximately $11 million in cap space, according to NFL Players Association figures
Indianapolis Colts’ worst draft picks: No. 10, offensive guard Eric Mahlum
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 10, cornerback Eugene Daniel

COLTS.COM
2013 Positional Series: Quarterbacks

AFC SOUTH BLOG
The AFC South in Kiper’s new mock
The AFC South’s preseason matchups
Reassessing the Texans’ needs
Reassessing the Jaguar’ needs
Imagine J.J. Watt with a good elbow

NFL NEWS
On the Texans: It’s WR or bust in first round of draft
Tennessee Titans preseason schedule released
Chad Henne looking to stay memorable in Jaguars’ quarterback competition
NFL concludes questions probe
Cards to work out Matt Barkley
2013 QB draft class may be NFL’s most lowly regarded in more than a decade
Preseason is a waste of time for players and a ripoff for fans

AFC TEAM NEWS
Passing time with Tom Brady, Terrell Owens
Former Jets GM Tannenbaum now an agent
Charger helps in search for hikers

NFC TEAM NEWS
Giants get QB tests
Trestman’s first test: Preseason opener at Carolina


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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 2, 2013 – 8:46 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Around the AFC South: Are the Indianapolis Colts Super Bowl contenders?
Colts agree to terms with receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey
Next Colts’ mural up? Who should replace Dwight Freeney at Lucas Oil Stadium?
Will she make it? Following an Indianapolis Colts cheerleader hopeful
Colts agree to terms with Heyward-Bey
Colts pick up wide receiver Heyward-Bey
Indianapolis Colts: Offseason schedule
Colts have low risk with Heyward-Bey
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Indianapolis Colts agree to contract
Colts, Heyward-Bey agree to deal
Colts, WR Darrius Heyward-Bey agree to 1-year deal
Darrius Heyward-Bey lands with Indianapolis Colts 
Lions lose out on Darrius Heyward-Bey, who signs with Colts
Colts, Darrius Heyward-Bey agree

COLTS.COM
Receiver in Fold
2013 Positional Series: Linebackers

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Catching up: AFC South developments
Jacksonville Jaguars: Offseason schedule
Houston Texans: Offseason schedule
Reviewing Scouts Inc. free agency grades
Tennessee Titans: Offseason schedule
Jaguars cut Mosley, will host Marks
Newest Titans will add depth

NFL NEWS
Should Titans have added a pass rusher?
Jack Pardee was a ‘genuine Texas legend’
Time for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley to spread his message as offseason program begins
Raiders trade for Matt Flynn
Monday’s moves: Colt McCoy sent to San Francisco
Kansas City Chiefs down to four options for top pick

AFC TEAM NEWS
Pats not done at receiver
Chargers dispute Ryan Mathews’ remarks

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants going after another ex-Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman in Mike Patterson
Bears’ Bush reaches out to injured Ware


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 17

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 31, 2012 – 9:21 am

Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

Colts 28, Texans 16

-Houston had a chance to clinch the No. 1 seed on Sunday but only had the lead for 12 seconds at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Texans took a 16-14 lead with just over five minutes to go in the third quarter but the Colts took the ensuring kickoff 101 yards for a touchdown and never trailed again. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt finished 1.5 sacks short of the NFL single season record. Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson had 12 catches for 141 yards on Sunday.

NEXT GAME: Cincinnati in the AFC Wild Card, Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Titans 38, Jaguars 20

-The Titans put up a season-high 38 points on Sunday but only scored one offensive touchdown. Tennessee got two special teams and two defensive touchdowns over a five-minute span in the second and third quarters thus turning a seven-point deficit into a 21-point lead. Tennessee running back Chris Johnson finished the season with 276 carries for 1,243 yards, his fifth straight season of eclipsing the 1,000-yard mark.

NEXT GAME: Season Over.

Titans 38, Jaguars 20

-The Jaguars difficult 2012 season ended on Sunday afternoon. Jacksonville jumped out to a 14-7 lead behind quarterback Chad Henne throwing a pair of touchdowns. However, things began to unravel late in the first half when the Titans scored two quick touchdowns via defense and special teams. For the season, rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon led all rookies with 64 catches for 865 receiving yards.

NEXT GAME: Season Over.

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 12-4

Indianapolis 11-5

Tennessee 6-10

Jacksonville 2-14


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 15

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 11, 2012 – 8:02 am

Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

Patriots 42, Texans 14

-The Texans suffered their second loss of the season on Monday night. New England jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and the deficit was too much for the Texans to rally from. Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson had eight catches for 95 yards on against the Patriots. The Texans two losses have come against the Packers and Patriots and they hold head-to-head tiebreakers against the Broncos and Ravens. Houston still remains atop the AFC with a one game lead and finishes the season with two games against Indianapolis sandwiched around a home date with Minnesota.

NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Colts 27, Titans 23

-In jumping out to a 20-7 halftime lead, the Titans could not finish off a road victory that would have kept their slim playoff hopes alive. Tennessee started the game with a very impressive nine-play, 80-yard touchdown drive with tight end Jared Cook hauling in a third-down 18-yard touchdown catch. The Titans added an interception return for a touchdown late in the second quarter. Things began to unravel in the second half with the Colts scoring on their first drive of the third quarter and then forcing a pair of second-half turnovers. Tennessee re-took a 24-23 lead early in the fourth quarter but Indianapolis added two field goals and the Titans couldn’t mount a final comeback.

NEXT GAME: N.Y. Jets, Monday at 8:30 p.m.

Jets 17, Jaguars 10

-Looking for their third win of the season, the Jaguars comeback attempt in the fourth quarter fell just short. Running back Montell Owens scored on a 32-yard run with 7:06 remaining in the game to cut the Jets lead to 17-10. The Jaguars would get a pair of cracks at it with quarterback Chad Henne leading a two-minute drill all the way down to the Jets 28-yard line before an interception thwarted a potential game-tying drive. Owens had a career-high 14 carries for 91 yards while filling in as the starting the running back for Jacksonville.

NEXT GAME: @Miami, Sunday at 1:00 EST.

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 11-2

Indianapolis 9-4

Tennessee 4-9

Jacksonville 2-11

           


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 13

Posted by Kevin Bowen on December 3, 2012 – 9:50 am

Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

Texans 24, Titans 10

-The Texans became one of three AFC teams to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday as they earned their 11th win of the season behind another stellar defensive performance. Houston sacked Titans quarterback Jake Locker six times and also picked off the second-year pro three times. Throw in three lost fumbles by the Titans and it was a turnover-plagued afternoon for the home team. Houston jumped out to a 21-3 lead midway through the second quarter behind a pair of touchdown passes by quarterback Matt Schaub and a touchdown run by Arian Foster. Houston now has a two-game lead for the top overall seed in the AFC.

NEXT GAME: @New England, 12/10 at 8:30 p.m.

 

Texans 24, Titans 10

-Hoping to gain ground on the AFC Wild Card picture, the Titans couldn’t overcome six turnovers in dropping their record to 4-8. Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker threw three interceptions and also lost a pair of fumbles. The Titans cut the Houston lead to 24-10 late in the third quarter on a 34-yard touchdown to wide receiver Kenny Britt. On the next Tennessee possession, the Titans drove down to the Houston seven-yard line but two incompletions led to a fourth down lost fumble. Tennessee would drive into Houston territory on its next possession as well but turned the ball over on downs at the Houston 33-yard line with 4:28 remaining.

NEXT GAME: @Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

 

Bills 34, Jaguars 18

-Leading 10-7 late in the first half, the Jaguars gave up 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half and couldn’t put together a second half comeback. Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III had 12 catches for 74 yards but his fourth quarter touchdown proved to be too little too late. Jacksonville quarterback Chad Henne scored from one-yard out with 3:47 to go in the first half to give the Jaguars a 10-7 lead. However, the Bills would answer with tight end Scott Chandler hauling in an 11-yard touchdown catch with 1:58 left and Buffalo would add a 29-yard Ryan Lindell field goal with 31 seconds remaining in the half. Buffalo would score an early third quarter touchdown to conclude a 17-point stretch over a 6:02-period spanning over the second and third quarters.

NEXT GAME: N.Y. Jets, Sunday at 1:00 EST.

 

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 11-1

Indianapolis 8-4

Tennessee 4-8

Jacksonville 2-10


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 10

Posted by Kevin Bowen on November 12, 2012 – 8:56 am

Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

 

Titans 37, Dolphins 3

-The Titans head into their bye week fresh off their most dominating performance of the year. With quarterback Jake Locker back as the starting quarterback, the Titans struck quickly with a pair of first quarter touchdowns. Tennessee linebacker Colin McCarthy added to the scoring with a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the second quarter to make the score 21-0. Titans running back Chris Johnson had 126 yards and a touchdown as Locker threw for two touchdowns. Tennessee forced four turnovers, including three interceptions of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

NEXT GAME: @Jacksonville, 11/25 at 1:00 EST

 

Colts 27, Jaguars 10

-Looking for a season sweep of the Colts, the Jaguars were stymied by a strong Indianapolis defense. The Colts had four sacks on the evening, forced three turnovers and held Jacksonville to just one-of-10 on third down. Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert left the contest in the second half with a shoulder injury and backup Chad Henne came on in relief to lead Jacksonville on its lone touchdown drive of the evening. Henne found wide receiver Cecil Shorts III for a four-yard touchdown catch with just under 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 24-10, but the Colts carved out six-minute drive on the next possession that ended with an Adam Vinatieri 41-yard field goal.

NEXT GAME: @Houston, Sunday at 1:00 EST

 

Texans 13, Bears 6

-Thanks to a stout defensive performance, the Texans defeated the Bears during a downpour throughout much of the game in the Windy City. Houston’s defense forced four turnovers as Bears quarterback Jay Cutler did not return to the game after halftime due to a concussion. Houston running back Arian Foster had 29 carries for 102 yards and his two-yard touchdown reception late in the first half was the lone touchdown for either team on the evening. Houston will now have two games in four days starting on Sunday as the Texans have a Thanksgiving matchup with the Lions.

NEXT GAME: Jacksonville, Sunday at 1:00 EST.

 

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 8-1

Indianapolis 6-3

Tennessee 4-6

Jacksonville 1-8


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 9

Posted by Kevin Bowen on November 5, 2012 – 9:06 am

Intro:  Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

 

Bears 51, Titans 20

-The Titans are still a week away from one of the latest bye weeks in the NFL and will have a big game this Sunday to maintain pace in the AFC. On Sunday, the Bears forced five turnovers and jumped on Tennessee early with 28 first quarter points. The four first quarter touchdowns included a blocked punt returned for a touchdown and an interception by linebacker Brian Urlacher taken back for a score. Titans running back Chris Johnson recorded his fifth career touchdown of at least 80 yards with an 80-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Johnson finished with 141 yards on 16 carries.

NEXT GAME: @Miami, Sunday at 1:00 EST

 

Lions 31, Jaguars 14

-Without Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the lineup, the Jaguars struggled to put together any substantial drives until the final quarter. Detroit picked off Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert twice and held the Jaguars to just 64 yards on the ground. Gabbert did bounce back to throw a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns and finished the afternoon 27-of-38 for 220 yards. First-round draft pick Justin Blackmon hauled in his first NFL touchdown with a six-yard score late in the fourth quarter.

NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Thursday at 8:20 EST

 

Texans 21, Bills 9

-Returning from a bye week, the Texans had their toughest home challenge of the season on Sunday but were able to keep pace with the AFC’s best record. Quarterback Matt Schaub was efficient, with a 19-of-27, 268-yard effort that included a pair of touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Texans also got Pro Bowl production from running back Arian Foster (111 yards and a touchdown) and wide receiver Andrew Johnson (118 yards on eight catches). The Bills cut the lead to 14-9 heading into the fourth quarter but Schaub connected with tight end Garrett Graham for a five-yard touchdown, giving Houston a two-score lead.

NEXT GAME: Chicago, Sunday at 8:20 EST.

 

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 7-1

Indianapolis 5-3

Tennessee 3-6

Jacksonville 1-7

           


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 8

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 29, 2012 – 11:16 am

Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

 

Colts 19, Titans 13 OT

-Looking for their third straight victory, the Titans couldn’t make the necessary plays down the stretch against the Colts. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, starting for the injured Jake Locker, had a productive afternoon with 22-of-29 through the air and 236 yards. Rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright scored the lone touchdown for the Titans with a 23-yard score late in the first half. Titans running back Chris Johnson had 21 carries for 99 yards.

 

NEXT GAME: Chicago, Sunday at 1:00 EST

 

Packers 24, Jaguars 15

-Even without running back Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jaguars came close to recording a much-needed road victory on Sunday. Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert was 27-of-49 for 303 yards and a touchdown with receiver Cecil Shorts leading the team with eight catches and 116 yards receiving. The Jaguars overcame a blocked punt return for a touchdown and were down just 14-12 at halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, the Packers pushed the lead to 21-12 behind an Aaron Rodgers touchdown toss. Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee would cut the lead to 21-15 with 6:50 remaining and the Jaguars would get another crack at it but couldn’t convert a fourth-and-four from the Packers 44-yard line.

 

NEXT GAME: Detroit, Sunday at 1:00 EST

 

Houston Texans

-The Texans had a bye week and maintained a one-game lead for the best record in the AFC.

 

NEXT GAME: Buffalo, Sunday at 1:00 EST.

 

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 6-1

Indianapolis 4-3

Tennessee 3-5

Jacksonville 1-6

           


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EYE ON THE PRIZE: WEEK 7

Posted by Kevin Bowen on October 22, 2012 – 11:47 am

Each week Colts.com will take a look at the rest of the AFC South and review the previous weekend’s games.

Texans 43 Ravens 13

-The Texans head into their bye week with a firm grip on the top spot in the AFC. After suffering their first loss of the season last week against the Packers, the Texans rebounded with a resounding win over the team with the second best record in the conference. Houston running back Arian Foster had 98 yards rushing and two touchdowns to go along with quarterback Matt Schaub’s two touchdown passes. The Texans defense had four sacks and picked off two Joe Flacco passes.

NEXT GAME: Buffalo, 11/4 at 1J0 EST

Titans 35 Bills 34

-The Titans have put together back-to-back wins thanks to a 195-yard effort by running back Chris Johnson. Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was 22-of-33 for 205 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Nate Washington gave the Titans a 35-34 lead with just over a minute remaining. Johnson and running back Jamie Harper each had a pair of rushing touchdowns. Starting quarterback Jake Locker might return from injury this week as the Titans welcome the Colts to Nashville.

NEXT GAME: Indianapolis, Sunday at 1:00 EST

Raiders 26 Jaguars 23 OT

-The Jaguars crushing defeat was made even worse with injuries to quarterback Blaine Gabbert and running back Maurice Jones-Drew. After two snaps, Jones-Drew left with an apparent foot injury and Gabbert left later in the first half and was replaced by Chad Henne. Jacksonville jumped out to a 17-3 first half lead and led 23-13 with seven minutes to go in the fourth quarter. The Raiders scored 10 points in a little over three minutes sending the game into overtime. Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts fumbled on the second play of overtime which set up Sebastian Janikowski’s 40-yard game-winning field goal.

NEXT GAME: @Green Bay, Sunday at 1:00 EST.

2012 AFC South Standings

Houston 6-1

Indianapolis 3-3

Tennessee 3-4

Jacksonville 1-5

           


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