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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 27, 2013 – 10:56 am

Indianapolis Colts: From Madden Mathis to the real thing, Bjoern Werner’s unexpected journey
Madden, Mathis among Werner’s influences
Colts question for the day: How’s Bjoern Werner’s motor running?
NFL Draft 2013: Colts select Illinois offensive lineman Hugh Thornton in 3rd round
Colts’ plan will demand earning positions
Thornton the next piece in Pagano’s vision
Colts add some “nasty” to the offensive line
Bjoern Werner’s international success story is truly one of a kind
Local prospect Hugh Thornton awaits new home in NFL Draft
Is Thornton another OL starter for Colts?
Warmack salutes Colts’ Drake Nevis

Off the radar on the roster

Montgomery could be handful for Texans
Is Zaviar Gooden too similar to Brown?
Brennan Williams to compete with Newton
Can Wreh-Wilson help get Verner inside?
Dwayne Gratz helps Jaguars restock at CB
Swearinger can cover TEs for Texans
In Hunter, another piece for Locker
Cyprien should start ASAP for Jaguars
What the four first-rounders are saying
Second-round options for AFC South
Report: Jaguars target CB with No. 33
Nuggets on new guys in the AFC South
Bruce Matthews on Luke Joeckel

Second-round pick eases safety concerns
Titans should look to defensive line today
NFL Draft: Jaguars select Johnathan Cyprien, Dwayne Gratz on Day 2
Packers extend QB Aaron Rodgers
Te’o time in San Diego; Geno Smith goes to Jets

Bill drafts for need
With NY Jets picking QB Geno Smith, the Mark Sanchez Era is over

NY Giants strengthen defensive line, add Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins and Texans A&M’s Demontre Moore
Bears take LB Bostic in 2nd round

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DAILY CLIPS: Colts News and More From Around the Web

Posted by coltsindianapolis on March 29, 2013 – 3:20 pm

Colts trade Clifton Geathers for Philadelphia’s Stanley Havili
Colts Andrew Luck squares off with Russell Wilson on Madden NFL 25 cover vote
Colts offseason: Different ways to look at it
Colts add fullback in trade
Colts acquire fullback Stanley Havili
Former Carvers Bay standout Geathers traded to Eagles
Birds ship FB to New Home, Gain DL Body
Fullback Havili traded to Colts

2013 Positional Series: Offensive Line
Could FIU have another player following Hilton’s lead?

Todd McShay releases new mock draft

Texans pluck bruising FB Jones from division-rival Jaguars
Ryan Fitzpatrick fits Tennessee Titans’ bill
Jaguars explored acquiring Flynn
Which NFL free agents are un-signed? Our top 25 available players
NFL Doctor says disease is overstated
Fred Davis cancels Jets visit
Aaron Rodgers closer to extension
NFLPA president thinks multiple players will come out as gay
Report: Carson Palmer won’t take any payout with Oakland
Dwight Freeney wants richer deal than Osi Umenyiora

Sebastian Vollmer aims to stay healthy
Micheal Spurlock could land with Cowboys

Osi Umenyiora makes peace with NY Giants GM Jerry Reese before joining Atlanta Falcons
Lance Louis leaves Bears for Dolphins, signs 1-year deal

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Colts Secondary Leads the Way in Comeback Victory

Posted by on October 8, 2012 – 2:52 pm

In the first half, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers carved up the Indianapolis secondary like so many others he’s faced during his stellar NFL career. He had already thrown two touchdowns and guided the Packers to a 21-3 halftime lead. With the Packers getting the ball to start the second half, it appeared that the Colts’ undermanned secondary was ripe for Rodgers to deliver the death blow.

After Rodgers scrambled 12 yards for a first down, it looked like the Packers were ready to do just that. Jerraud Powers had other ideas. On a third down and two, Rodgers called a pass play intended for James Jones who was covered by Powers. Jones ran his route down the right sideline and pulled up ready to bring in one of Rodgers’ patented back-shoulder throws that are virtually impossible to defend. Nobody told Powers that though.

Powers read Jones perfectly and stepped in front of the Rodgers pass for an interception, giving the Colts their first possession of the second half. Andrew Luck would convert the short field into a touchdown, giving the Colts the needed confidence to go on what would be an incredible comeback victory. It all started with the veteran Powers stepping up to make a play when the opportunity came to him.

“Any time you face the Packers, it’s going to be tough,” Powers said after the game. “We knew we were going to have opportunities because they throw it so much. As a corner, that’s what you want, the opportunity to make plays.”

“I was reading the receiver and saw which way he was going to turn. I read the play and the ball was right there.”

One of the reasons Rodgers was picking on Powers was because of the play of Cassius Vaughn, who was making only his fourth NFL start in place of injured starter Vontae Davis. Rodgers went at Vaughn early in the first half, but except for a questionable pass interference penalty, he didn’t find much there when he looked Vaughn’s way.

For Vaughn, he was just happy he acquitted himself well for his teammates and Coach Pagano”

“I was out there for myself and out there for Chuck. All I wanted to do was make sure my teammates and everybody here knew that I could be accountable.”

“I knew they were going to try me early and if I gave them anything, they were going to keep coming after me.”

Vaughn’s performance caused Rodgers to look elsewhere for success. This allowed the front seven time to get to Rodgers, which they did five times overall.

For the game, Rodgers threw for only 243 yards. He had only one score in the second half.

With the Colts secondary banged up and facing one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL, most pundits (including this one) expected the Packers to have their way in the passing game. Jerraud Powers and his fellow defensive backs had other ideas.


Chuck Chapman is entering his second season as the editor and lead writer for Colts 101. He also covered the Cincinnati Bengals for the Sports Media 101. Chuck and his family are originally from Ohio, but have settled in Central Indiana and become big Colts fans. You can read Chuck’s other writing about the Colts at

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