While Indianapolis’ four-game winning streak is impressive, it also came against the Jaguars, Dolphins, Titans and Browns. New England is practically unbeatable and home and is looking to go 7-3 this Sunday against the Colts. (more)
Peyton Manning will allow himself one week to decide on which NFL team to play for next season. The four-time MVP was recently cut by the Indianapolis Colts after quarterbacking the franchise for 14 years. He missed the entire 2011 NFL season after neck surgery last September and was due a $28 million bonus if the team decided to keep him. (more)
New York Jets at Indianapolis Colts, Saturday 8:00 EST
The AFC playoffs get under way Saturday night when the New York Jets travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts. The game will be a rematch of last year’s AFC Championship game, which the Colts won by a score of 30-17. This match-up is arguably the most intriguing of the weekend, as both teams have been inconsistent this season despite being among the most talented teams in the NFL.
The Colts, of course, are led by Peyton Manning, who has carried the team to the playoffs this year after they suffered an onslaught of injuries that would have spelled doom for almost any other team. And it almost did. Just a few weeks ago, the Colts looked like they had a legitimate shot at missing the playoffs for the first time since 2001, as they sat at 6-6 and were looking up at the Jacksonville Jaguars. Despite that hole, the Colts were able to fight their way into the playoffs by winning their final four games, and also earn another AFC South division title, giving them at least one home playoff game.
On the other side, the Jets have slowed down considerably after talks of them taking the AFC’s top seed, losing three out of five. The slide took the Jets from potentially having home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs to being the sixth seed and having to play three road games if they get to the Super Bowl. The Jets have been held back by quarterback Mark Sanchez, who has a completion percentage of just 54.8, an atrocious number for this day and age, and a quarterback rating of 75.3, which puts him at 27th in the NFL. (more)
NFL post-season play is just around the corner with all Week 17 results in the books. The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Tennessee Titans 23-20 in OT to win their seventh Division title in eight years. They will first matchup against the New York Jets in the wild card round Saturday, January 8th at Lucas Oil Stadium. Other first round games next weekend include Baltimore at Kansas City, Seattle at New Orleans and Green Bay at Philadelphia. The New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Atlanta Falcons and Chicago Bears have earned a bye and home field advantage for the Divisional round. View all NFL Week 17 scores below!
Sunday, January 2, 2011Atlanta Falcons 31, Carolina Panthers 10 – The Falcons notched 14 points in the first block and harnessed the Carolina offense from there to clinch the NFC’s top seed.
New England Patriots 38, Miami Dolphins 7 – Rob Gronkowski caught one in the end zone to break the New England touchdown receptions record for tight ends.
Oakland Raiders 31, Kansas City Chiefs 10 – Michael Bush rushed for 137 yards and one touchdown for the Raiders to finish 6-0 in the AFC West. (more)
The 2010-2011 NFL playoff picture is starting to shape up after a number of thrilling contests this past weekend. Philadelphia wide receiver DeSean Jackson provided the final score with a kickoff return on Sunday, concluding the 28-point fourth quarter comeback to edge the New York Giants. Chicago wide-out Devin Hester also made highlights Monday night with a punt return for his NFL record 15th career return in Monday night’s 40-14 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The New England Patriots were able to hang on to defeat the Green Bay Packers for their 12th victory of the season. The Atlanta Falcons are the only team to match the Patriots at 12 wins after demolishing the Seattle Seahawks on the west coast. Check for all NFL Week 15 scores below!
Thursday, December 16, 2010San Diego Chargers 34, San Francisco 49ers 7 – San Diego posted at least one touchdown in all four quarters en route to a decisive victory at home.
Sunday, December 19, 2010Cincinnati Bengals 19, Cleveland Browns 17 – Cedric Benson rushed for 150 yards and one TD from 31 carries to end Cincinnati’s 10-game skid.
Dallas Cowboys 33, Washington Redskins 30 – The Redskins rallied for 16 points in the final 12 minutes but failed to capitalize from there.
Tennessee Titans 31, Houston Texans 17 – The Titans ran up the score early with 21 points in the first block.
Indianapolis Colts 34, Jacksonville Jaguars 24 – Peyton Manning and Austin Collie connected for two TD’s to lift Indianapolis atop the AFC South. (more)
The Indianapolis Colts regained their usual position atop the AFC South Division after defeating the Houston Texans 30-17 Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Longtime Colts QB Peyton Manning wasted no time getting the offense in motion, hitting Jacob Tamme with a short pass for the initial score five minutes into the first quarter. Kelvin Hayden then came through on the defensive end at the start of the second with a 25 yard interception return for six. “In the first half, we didn’t do a thing. We dug ourselves a hole,” said Texans QB Matt Schaub. “It’s a hole you don’t want to be in to any team in this league, especially with this team and the defense they have.”
Indianapolis was able to win their fifth game of the season without All-Pro tight end Dallas Clark, receiver Austin Colle and running back Joseph Addai. “Whoever’s in there has to somehow find a way to do the job. It’s not always going to be pretty or perfect, but you’ve just got to keep grinding,” said Manning. “That’s kind of the word we use. Just keep grinding and trying to make some plays.” Mike Hart led the rushing game with 84 yards from 12 carries. Manning totaled for 268 yards and two TD’s from 26 passes completed. The Colts are scheduled to matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday as the Texans play host to the San Diego Chargers.
The New England Patriots stand alone as the NFL’s top ranked team at 6-1 following their 28-18 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Green Bay Packers helped the Pats reclaim the AFC East in the process, defeating the New York Jets 9-0 at the Meadowlands. Scheduled Bye week teams on Halloween included the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. The Monday night contest featured the Indianapolis Colts earning the top spot in the AFC South after handling their division rival Houston Texans 30-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Check all NFL Week 8 scores below!
Sunday, October 31, 2010Miami Dolphins 22, Cincinnati Bengals 14 – Dan Carpenter kicked in five field goals as the Dolphins defense shut down Cincinnati in the second half to win by eight.
Jacksonville Jaguars 35, Dallas Cowboys 17 – David Garrard threw for 260 yards and four TD’s from 17 passes completed.
Detroit Lions 37, Washington Redskins 25 – Rex Grossman replaced Donovan McNabb in the fourth quarter and proceeded to fumble the game winning touchdown for Detroit.
Kansas City Chiefs 13, Buffalo Bills 10 – Ryan Succop split the uprights from 35 yards out as time expired in OT to keep the Bills winless. (more)
The National Football League has showcased a number of surprises and upsets just two weeks into the 2010 regular season. The Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears remain undefeated after a pair of close wins over the Browns and Cowboys. The Houston Texans momentum carried on in light of their OT victory against Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins. The World Champion New Orleans Saints will continue celebrating following their 25-22 W over the San Francisco 49ers Monday night. All week 2 scores are listed below!
Sunday, September 19, 2010Atlanta Falcons 41, Arizona Cardinals 7 – RB Jason Snelling stepped up for 129 yards and two touchdowns from 24 carries.
Cincinnati Bengals 15, Baltimore Ravens 10 – Mike Nugent split five through the uprights to lift the Ravens on the road.
Kansas City Chiefs 16, Cleveland Browns 14 – The Chiefs were able to score at least three points in all four quarters to show off their first 2-0 start since 2005. (more)
Drew Brees completed 32 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns to claim MVP rights while leading his New Orleans Saints past the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 Sunday at Sun Life Stadium in Miami, FL. New Orleans fans have waited 43 years for the Saints to win it all, and Brees was certainly estatic to give his beloved city a reason to celebrate.
“Just to think of the road we’ve all traveled, the adversity we’ve all faced,” said Brees. “It’s unbelievable. I mean, are you kidding me? Four years ago, whoever thought this would be happening…We just all looked at one another and said, ‘We’re going to rebuild together. We are going to lean on each other.’ That’s what we’ve done the last four years and this is the culmination in all that belief.”
Indianapolis was in control from the start, posting 10 in the first quarter while holding the Saints scoreless through the entire block. New Orleans then battled for two field goals before heading into the locker room to make it 10-6. Following a Saints onside kick recovery, Brees marched his men down field to earn their first lead of the contest.
Manning and Co. were able to bounce right back for six to reclaim the advantage, but from there it was all about the Saints. The final dagger came with 3:12 left in regulation when Tracy Porter jumped out for a 74 yard interception return. “Made a great play,” said Manning in disappointment after the game. “Corner made a heck of a play.”
The Saints are set to join the rest of New Orleans at the parade Tuesday afternoon. “It means everything,” said Brees. “We’re here because of their strength and everything they fought through here the last few years. They’ve given us so much support, so we owe it all to our fans.”
Colts Defensive End Dwight Freeney has been struggling with ankle problems since their January 24th AFC Championship victory over the New York Jets. He was swarmed by reporters alongside fellow teammate Peyton Manning Monday afternoon at Super Bowl media day. Most questions directed towards Freeney were related to the third-degree ankle sprain he hopes to overcome by Sunday. The five-time Pro Bowler is doing his best to keep optimistic, saying “I’m day to day, and I see myself playing on Sunday.”
The Indianapolis coaching staff is certainly preparing to go on without their veteran DE on Sunday. Coach Jim Caldwell mentioned the fact that Freeney hasn’t been able to join his teammates in practice since their last home stand at Lucas Oil Stadium. “We’re preparing as if he is not going to play,” said Caldwell. “If we happen to get an opportunity to get him in there, we’ll do so.” Super Bowl XLIV tickets are still available with us at AceTicket.com!