Colts Report Card: AFC Divisional Playoff
THB sports writer George Bremer grades the Colts' 43-22 loss against New England in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game.
- Colts ready to battle Pats, elements After a week spent puzzling over which schemes Bill Belichick might use to slow down T.Y. Hilton, it appears Mother Nature might do the job herself. The forecast in Foxborough, Mass., for tonight's AFC divisional playoff game calls for a high of 55 with winds at 23 m.p.h. and a 100 percent chance of rain. Far from ideal conditions for the Indianapolis Colts' hurry-up spread attack that has produced 75 total points in the past two weeks.
Colts GameDay: Venerable Vinatieri returns to NFL roots
Adam Vinatieri was part of the same New England Patriots rookie class as Tedy Bruschi in 1996. The pair helped the franchise win three Super Bowl titles in four appearances before Vinatieri departed for the Indianapolis Colts as a free agent following the 2005 season.
- All eyes on T.Y. Reggie Dunn's signing by New England on Tuesday did not draw the fanfare of former Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch's arrival in Indianapolis. But, make no mistake, Dunn is playing a vital role in preparation for Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game.
- Hamilton vs. Belichick will be one of Saturday's key matchups There might be no higher compliment for an NFL offensive coordinator than an admission from Bill Belichick that his scheme is difficult to prepare for. Welcome to an elite club, Pep Hamilton.
- Eye on the Opponent: Brady continues to beat back Father Time It likely comes as no surprise a young quarterback of Andrew Luck's caliber would take an interest in Tom Brady's Hall of Fame-bound career. But it's a little more unexpected to learn the reverse is also true.
Colts add former Super Bowl MVP Branch
With an AFC divisional playoff game looming against New England on Saturday, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano knew the questions would come. But he said Monday's addition of former Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch is about far more than subterfuge.
- George Bremer: Fresh spin for reunion of familiar foes There's something very familiar about the Indianapolis Colts playing the New England Patriots in the postseason. Saturday's AFC divisional round contest will be the fourth playoff game between the two franchises and the third to be played in Foxborough, Mass. It also ensures the rivals will play one another for the 11th consecutive year, with another meeting already slated for the 2014 regular season. But there's a very different feeling this time around.|There's something very familiar about the Indianapolis Colts playing the New England Patriots in the postseason. Saturday's AFC divisional round contest will be the fourth playoff game between the two franchises and the third to be played in Foxborou
- Another classic matchup set So they meet again, Andrew Luck and Tom Brady. It's the same as last time, only different, without all the rookie-vs.-legend shadows.
Luck reaches new level with playoff rally
In the aftermath of Saturday's epic comeback, Andrew Luck's general manager compared him to Michael Jordan. Fans went one step further, placing his number 12 inside a Superman shield and imposing it over an Indianapolis Colts horseshoe logo in their Twitter avatars. Internet memes featuring an image of Luck flying into the end zone on a 5-yard fumble recovery went viral. Everyone, it seemed, was celebrating the forging of a new playoff hero in the wake of the Colts' incredible 45-44 AFC Wild Card victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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