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Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,This Week's Matchup Report by dawgpounded on Friday 19 October 2007 at 11:23 pm

This game is for first place in the AFC South. The Colts are 5-0 and the Jaguars are 4-1 on the season. The Colts have won both of their road games this season but they’ve been close. Also, remember what the Jags did to the Colts last season in Jacksonville…….a 44-17 Jags romp! The game pits two teams with contrasting styles of play as the Colts are a more finesse team while the Jaguars like to bring the pain.

The Jaguars gave up a ton of rushing yards in the first game of the season against the Titans (282 yards) but they have tightened up the run D only allowing 50.0 yards rushing per game the rest of the year. Joseph Addai will be back for Monday Night’s game so it will be strength against strength. The Colts have only allowed 3 sacks this season so Peyton Manning could have enough time to throw the ball downfield to Reggie Wayne, Marvin Harrison and Dallas Clark.

The Jaguars are going to attack the Colts on the ground without a doubt. Maurice Drew (307 yards rushing) and Fred Taylor (297 yards rushing) should get their yards despite the improved run defense of the Colts. David Garrard (104.7 QB Rating) has been outstanding this season despite not having any standout receivers. He has done a great job of spreading the football around this season and he will likely try the same thing on Monday Night.

PREDICTION: The Jaguars will be sky high for this game and they’ll take the fight to the Colts. JAGUARS 27, COLTS 24.

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The Indianapolis Colts will use bye week to get healthy

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by dawgpounded on Thursday 11 October 2007 at 2:51 pm

The Colts are really happy to be 5-0 going into the bye week which comes at a great time for them. But last weeks 33-14 drubbing of the Bucs despite playing without a lot of key players had the Colts smiling. Still, the Colts hope that they can get Marvin Harrison, Aaron Moorehead, Ben Utecht, Bob Sanders and Freddy Keiaho back for a key game at Jacksonville on Monday Night Football (Oct. 22nd). The Colts will be looking to win another game on the road in the AFC South where they are 2-0 despite playing two close game outscoring the Texans and Titans by a combined score of 52-44. The Titans and Jaguars are both 3-1 right now and the Texans are 3-2 which means that every division game is very, very important for the Colts.

The Perfect Storm

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by Pats Fan Nick on Wednesday 10 October 2007 at 11:44 am


The Colts are good, and they put up the numbers. But no matter how good they are and yes they are better then good… you Colts fans need to know that there is a confluence of powers that is forming and heading right your way.Â

On 11/4 the Colts will find themselves in the mist of a PERFECT STORM FROM NEW ENGLAND – ya need ta hunker down; and be scared.

Against the Browns the PATS played a poor game. Moss and partner were isolated quite successfully – and the Browns torched us a few times.

The Browns held us to our lowest scoring to-date and the Browns scored more points on us then any other team to-date.

Now as we all know the BROWNS are no where near the team that the COLTS are; in fact with the exception of a few bright spots, the Browns are a poor to bad team. Â



Indianapolis Colts 33, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter by dawgpounded on Monday 8 October 2007 at 11:37 pm

The Colts dominated the Bucs on Sunday. They had possession of the football for an amazing 38:15 of the game and that made it really easy on the defense. Peyton Manning was pretty sharp as he completed 29 of 37 passes for 253 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 interception. RB Kenton Keith was outstanding filling in for Joseph Addai as he carried the ball 28 times for 121 yards (4.3 ypc) with 2 TD runs and he also caught 5 passes for 37 yards (7.4 avg). Anthony Gonzalez (71 yards), Reggie Wayne (62 yards, TD) and Dallas Clark (49 yards, TD) each caught 7 passes. The Colts finished up with 147 yards rushing on 40 carries (3.7 ypc) and they completed 29 of 37 passes for 253 yards.

Safety Antoine Bethea led the way for the Colts’ defense with 7 tackles and 1 interception. The Colts held the Bucs to 17 yards rushing on 12 carries (1.4 ypc) and the Bucs completed 21 of 27 passes for 160 yards.

T.J. Rushing is doing a good job on special teams for the Indianapolis Colts

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by dawgpounded on Friday 5 October 2007 at 10:14 pm

T.J. Rushing is doing a good job this season for the Colts as the main return man. Rushing has returned 5 punts for 36 yards (7.2 avg) and 12 kickoffs for 324 yards (27.0 avg). Rushing is giving the Colts good starting field position and he’s on the brink of taking one to the house.

The Indianapolis Colts sign RB Justise Hairston

Blogged under Bloglockers,Free Agent Additions,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by dawgpounded on Friday 5 October 2007 at 10:05 pm

The Colts have signed rookie running back Justise Hairston and they’ve placed him on the Practice Squad. He didn’t make the Patriots due to a hamstring injury but the Colts felt they needed more depth at running back with Joseph Addai hurting. Hairston played his first couple of seasons at Rutgers and they he transferred to Central Connecticut so that he would get more playing time and he exploded. Hairston carried the ball 277 times for 1,847 yards (6.7 ypc) with 20 TD runs! Hairston isn’t much of a pass catcher as he only caught 5 passes for 58 yards (11.6 avg). He often only plays on running downs. Hairston also could pitch in on special teams for the Patriots as he returned 16 punts for 136 yards (8.5 avg) and he returned 7 kickoffs for 157 (22.4 avg). Hairston is 6′2″, 222 pounds and he runs a 40 in 4.58 seconds. He has not played in a NFL game yet.

The Indianapolis Colts will likely be without strong safety Bob Sanders this Sunday

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Injury Reports by dawgpounded on Friday 5 October 2007 at 9:42 pm

The Colts will likely be without starting strong safety Bob Sanders who has a problem with his ribs. He has made 28 tackles and has 2 sacks so far this season. The Colts will really miss Sanders on run defense where he’s a force. Matt Giordano will start on Sunday against the Bucs. He has 7 tackles and a interception that he returned 83 yards for a TD.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,This Week's Matchup Report by dawgpounded on Friday 5 October 2007 at 6:54 pm
The Tampa Bay Bucs have gotten off to an impressive 3-1 start which has them on top of the NFL South Division which is a huge surprise. They have achieved that record by running the football and playing good defense. The Colts are now 4-0 on the season but they have suffered a lot of injuries as of late that will effect them in this ball game.

The Colts will likely be without strong safety Bob Sanders and that is a huge blow to their run defense. The Colts have allowed 127.5 yards rushing per game and 4.5 yards per carry so the Bucs will likely try to take advantage of that weakness. Michael Pittman (170 yards rushing, 78 yards receiving) and Ernest Graham (136 yards rushing, 4.5 ypc, 3 TDs) will attack the Colts defense early and often. After the Bucs establish their running game look for Jeff Garcia to run some play action passes and attack the Colts secondary deep with Ike Hilliard (15 rec, 246 yards) and Joey Galloway (14 rec, 256 yards).

The Colts will likely go to the air more than they have so far this season. Peyton Manning has been outstanding as usual as he has completed 86 of 128 (67.2%) passes for 1,066 yards with 8 TD passes and 1 interception (110.4 QB Rating). The Colts will likely be without Joseph Addai and Marvin Harrison so they need other players to step up. RB Kenton Keith has played well as a reserve this season as he has carried the ball 23 times for 134 yards (5.8 ypc) so he should be able to find some running room against a Bucs defense that is allowing 118.3 yards rushing per game and 4.0 yards per carry. Reggie Wayne (21 rec, 307 yards) and tight end Dallas Clark (19 rec, 251 yards) will likely be Manning’s main targets. But, keep your eyes on first round pick Anthony Gonzalez who could have his best game as a pro.

PREDICTION: This game will be much closer than the 11 point spread. The Bucs will make a game of this but I like the Colts to win by a field goal.

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The Indianapolis Colts could be without Marvin Harrison this week against the Bucs

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Injury Reports by dawgpounded on Thursday 4 October 2007 at 4:07 pm

The Colts could be without WR Marvin Harrison for this weekend’s game against the Bucs. He suffered a knee strain last week against the Broncos and he hasn’t practiced all week. Harrison has caught 17 passes for 231 yards (13.6 avg) with 1 TD grab. He will likely be replaced in the starting lineup by Aaron Moorehead who only has 1 catch for 5 yards this season. Look for the Colts to go to Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark and Anthony Gonzalez even more than usual with Harrison possibly out of the game.

The Indianapolis Colts lose OLB Rob Morris for the season

Blogged under Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,Injury Reports by dawgpounded on Tuesday 2 October 2007 at 6:12 pm

The Colts will be without outside linebacker Rob Morris for the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL. This will hurt the Colts defense big-time as Morris was one of the best defenders the Colts had against the run. He finishes the season with 13 tackles. Rocky Boiman will take over for Morris as a starting OLB on the Colts. He has 6 tackles and 1 interception so far this season.

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