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CB Nick Harper out

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Injury Reports by ravenhater on Friday 29 September 2006 at 8:00 pm

Cornerback Nick Harper is out for Sunday against the Jets with a calf injury. The Colts really couldn’t afford this as Chad Pennington and his receivers are all playing well this season.

Reggie Wayne returns on Thursday

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page by ravenhater on Friday 29 September 2006 at 7:58 pm

Reggie Wayne returned from Louisiana and practiced for the Colts. He looks to have a huge game against the Jets defense….maybe even a game like Brett Favre had after his dad died.

Colts vs. Jets

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,This Week's Matchup Report by ravenhater on Thursday 28 September 2006 at 9:05 pm

Look for the Colts to try to run the ball more this week than they have been. Peyton Manning could be without Reggie Wayne (due to the death of his brother) so look for the Colts to play it safe. Joseph Addai (123 yards) and Dominic Rhodes (114 yards) should find running room against a defense that is allowing 134.0 yards rushing per game. Look for the Jets to double cover Marvin Harrison (22 rec, 334 yards) all day if Wayne doesn’t play.

The Jets will try to run a balanced offense against a Colts defense that gives up alot of yards rushing (161.7 yards per game) and allows the opposition to be effective passing (92.7 opponents QB Rating). Look for the Jets to come out trying to run the ball with Kevan Barlow (108 yards) and Leon Washington. If they can establish a running game, Chad Pennington will run play-action passes and take shots deep to Lauveranues Coles (24 rec, 331 yards) and Jerricho Cotchery (15 rec, 219 yards).

I like the Colts to win a close game, but wouldn’t be shocked if the Jets pull an upset.

Reggie Wayne leaves team

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page by ravenhater on Tuesday 26 September 2006 at 12:14 pm

Reggie Wayne’s brother died Sunday morning and he’s left the team to be with his family in Louisiana. It’s unknown when Wayne will rejoin the team.

Adam Vinatieri could be back this week

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Injury Reports by ravenhater on Tuesday 26 September 2006 at 12:10 pm

Coach Dungy said that Vinatieri could be back this week depending how he practices. Martin Gramatica was 3-3 on extra points last Sunday and would kick if Vinatieri isn’t ready.

Colts take physical beating but prevail 21-14

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page by ravenhater on Monday 25 September 2006 at 11:47 pm

The Colts reached down deep to win this game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Peyton Manning had a rough game completing only 14 of 31 passes for 219 yards and a TD. Manning also ran for a TD. Dominic Rhodes had a tough time running against the Jags, carrying the ball 14 times for 48 yards. Joseph Addai had 3 carries for 15 yards. WR Marvin Harrison caught 6 passes for 94 yards and Reggie Wayne caught 4 passes for 82 yards. TE Dallas Clark only caught one pass, but it was a 30 yard TD.

The Colts run defense got pushed around by the Jaguars. The Jags ran the ball 40 times for 191 yards (4.8 ypc). The Jaguars completed 57.1% of their passes for 106 net yards thru the air. The Colts intercepted 2 Jaguar passes.

The Colts sent the Jags a little message, that they are still King of the Mountain….for now.

Colts need running game to step up

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page by ravenhater on Saturday 23 September 2006 at 11:04 am

Rookie Joseph Addai had a good game against the Texans and could be the feature back soon for the Colts. Addai has 23 carries for 108 yards (4.7 ypc) and has caught 5 passes for 44 yards and a TD. Dominic Rhodes could soon start losing carries after his rough start to the season. Rhodes has 30 carries for 66 yards (2.2 ypc) and has caught 5 passes for 36 yards.

The Colts need the running game to be effective to help keep defenses honest against Peyton Manning and keep the Colts’ vastly over-rated defense OFF the field.

Colts vs. Jaguars

Blogged under Front Page,This Week's Matchup Report by ravenhater on Wednesday 20 September 2006 at 7:35 pm

The winner of this game will have a leg up in the AFC South. These two teams are so different in style that this should be a fascinating game.

Look for the Jaguars to run a balanced attack against a Colts defense that can’t stop anyone. Fred Taylor (236 combined yards rushing and receiving) should find alot of running room against the awful front 7 of the Colts. The Colts are allowing 147 yards rushing per game and 5.8 yards per carry! Byron Leftwich should also have a great game against a Colts passing defense that is allowing a 70% completion rate and a 113.6 opponents’ QB rating. Young WRs Reggie Williams, Matt Jones and Ernest Wilford could be running free in the open field.

The Colts will try to run the ball to keep their horrid, over-rated defense off the field. The problem with that is that the Jags only allow 57 yards rushing per game and 3.2 yards per carry. Peyton Manning has been great as usual and he might have to have another super game to outscore the Jags. WRs Marvin Harrison (240 yards) and Reggie Wayne (202 yards) will face a stiff challenge from the Jags corners, especially Rashean Mathis who already has 3 interceptions this season.

I look for the Colts to win a close game, but would not be surprised if the Jags won this game

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Colts offense shines in 43-24 beat-down of Texans

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page by ravenhater on Monday 18 September 2006 at 2:26 pm

The Colts dominated the Texans on Sunday. Peyton Manning looked good as usual, completing 26 of 38 passes (68.4%) for 400 yards and 3 TDs. The Colts running game played alot better than last week. Joseph Addai carried the ball 16 times for 82 yards (5.1 ypc) and caught 2 passes for 22 yards and a TD. Dominic Rhodes carried the ball 14 times for 37 yards (2.6 ypc) and a TD. WR Reggie Wayne caught 6 passes for 135 yards (22.5 avg). Marvin Harrison caught 7 passes for 127 yards (18.1 avg). TE Bryan Fletcher and WR Brandon Stokley each caught a TD pass.

The Colts offense played ball-control and protected the defense which has not played well. The Texans ran the ball 23 times for 108 yards (4.7 ypc). The Texans completed 22 of 26 passes (84.6%) for 191 net yards thru the air.

The defense is looking bad this year, but the offense is out-scoring the opposition.