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Indianapolis Colts Season In Review – INFOGRAPHIC

Posted by coltsindianapolis on January 16, 2014 – 12:55 pm


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2013 OPPONENT LOOK: ST. LOUIS RAMS

Posted by Kevin Bowen on February 23, 2013 – 2:00 pm

During his nine seasons in the AFC South with the Tennessee Titans, Jeff Fishers got well acquainted with the Indianapolis Colts.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher meets with the media on Friday afternoon at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Fisher and his staff will return to Indianapolis later in 2013 for a regular season matchup with the Colts.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher meets with the media on Friday afternoon at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. Fisher and his staff will return to Indianapolis later in 2013 for a regular season matchup with the Colts.

He led the Titans to four playoff appearances while becoming the most consistent threat to the Colts reign on the division.

Fisher will return to Indianapolis this 2013, this time as the headman in charge of the St. Louis Rams.

There is continuity in St. Louis and that has Fisher intrigued heading into the spring.

“I’m probably equally excited about the offseason at the facility _ the offseason program,” Fisher said. “The fact that both sides of the ball are staying in the same system. We’re gonna improve our young players. So I’d like to think by the end of the offseason that we’re a better team than we were when we finished (2012).

The Rams are coming off a 7-8-1 record in 2012 but did win four of their final six games, falling 2.5 games out of a playoff berth.

One bright spot St. Louis can point to last year was compiling a 1-0-1 record against the NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers.

“We made some plays in both the overtime games,” Fisher said of the 49ers contests. “Both teams had opportunities, mind you, they missed a field goal in each one of those in overtime. But we stayed in them and guys played hard.”

Quarterback Sam Bradford will be entering his fourth season as the Rams starting signal caller.

Last year, Bradford threw for a career-best 3,702 yards and 21 touchdowns.

“I think you’ll see more production out of (Bradford) week-to-week,” Fisher said. “Probably a little bit more consistency out of him, not that he was inconsistent.”

“When you stay in the same system over time, you feel much more comfortable. One can only imagine what it’s been like for him the last few years going through three different offensive philosophies and systems.”

The NFC West placed two teams into the playoffs last season with the Rams striving to get themselves into a picture with a leader that has coaching experience in January.

“If we’re doing our job _ we identify strengths and weaknesses in not only the younger players but all of our players _ and you have to address those things during the offseason,” Fisher said.

“That process is well underway. As frustrated as we are that we can’t really put our hands on them (until start of Rams offseason program April 15), we’re going to take advantage of the time that we have starting in April to work with the young guys.”


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Colts vs Rams: 4th Quarter Update

Posted by coltsindianapolis on August 12, 2012 – 4:20 pm

Colts 38, St. Louis 3

Davis pass intercepted by Chris Rucker with :39 left on the clock

After Indianapolis held St. Louis on downs, Pat McAfee booted a 31-yard field goal with 4:44 remaining in the game to give the Colts a 38-3 lead.

Harnish teamed with wide receiver Jeremy Ross on a 33-yard touchdown pass with 11:14 remaining to put the club up, 35-3. The drive covered 57 yards in six plays.

Rookie Chandler Harnish entered the game with 14:05 to go. Stanton was eight-of-11 for 83 yards.


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Colts vs Rams: 3rd Quarter Update

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 3:39 pm

Wide receivers LaVon Brazill (16-yard reception) and T.Y. Hilton (nine-yard rush on a reverse) had big plays early on the club’s second possession. Tight end Dominique Jones had a 22-yard reception from Stanton on the drive. Running back Darren Evans scored on a one-yard run with seven seconds left in the quarter to put Indianapolis up, 28-3. The drive covered 85 yards in 13 plays. The drive consumed 6:47 of the period.

Running back Delone Carter left the game with a rib injury.

The teams traded punts to open the quarter.

Drew Stanton, who started the Colts’ last possession of the first half, opened the second half.


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Colts vs Rams: 2nd Quarter Update

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:53 pm

Andrew Luck directed 24 plays in the first half, hitting 10-of-16 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

The Colts responded to the St. Louis score by marching 80 yards in 13 plays to take a 21-3 lead. Running back Delone Carter dived over from a yard out to end the march. Luck teamed wide receiver Quan Cosby on a 32-yard pass to the St. Louis one prior to the score.

St. Louis was able to get on the scoreboard on a 37-yard field goal by Greg Zuerlein to conclude a 61-yard drive that was spurred by a 54-yard interference call against the Colts. Hughes had a second sack of Clemens to force the field goal.

Guard Mike McGlynn exited the game with an ankle injury.

Luck drove the Colts 53 yards in seven plays to take 14-0 lead early in the period. Luck hit wide receiver Austin Collie on a 23-yard scoring reception to conclude the drive.

Defensive tackle Brandon McKinney produced a takeaway near mid-field early in the period, a recovered fumble after a reception.


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Colts vs Rams: 1st Quarter Update

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 2:47 pm

Linebacker Jerry Hughes ended the first quarter with a sack of Kellen Clemens.

Quarterback Andrew Luck teamed with running back Donald Brown on a 63-yard touchdown pass on the Colts’ first play from scrimmage. Luck joined Peyton Manning (1998, 48 yards to Marvin Harrison) with touchdown passes on a first career attempt.

The Indianapolis defense made a third- and fourth-down stop on the initial St. Louis possession. The Rams reached the Indianapolis 37-yard line on 10 plays.

Linebackers Scott Lutrus (knee) and Pat Angerer (foot) exited the game with injuries.

COLTS PRE-GAME REPORT

PRE-GAME CELEBRATION – Sunday’s game was the first in Lucas Oil Stadium since Super Bowl XLVI in February.  Prior to the game, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard spoke to the crowd from mid-field.  Ballard directed the crowd’s attention to the stadium rafters as a banner commemorating the city, state and Super Bowl was dropped.  The banner hangs among those earned by the Colts from previous post-seasons.  The city hopes to attract the Super Bowl again in 2018.

The roof and window are open for today’s game

LINE-UP CHANGES

Justin King started at LCB for Cassius Vaughn

Ricardo Mathews started at DE for Cory Redding


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