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Cincinnati Bengals 27, Indianapolis Colts 10

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by joelapinski on Friday 30 August 2013 at 3:42 pm

The Colts got pasted in Cincinnati last night.  Matt Hasselbeck started this game at QB and he completed 5 of 8 passes for 49 yards without a TD pass or INT.  Chandler Harnish finished up this game at QB by completing 8 of 13 passes for 55 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 INT.  Kerwynn Williams led the way on the ground for the Colts last night with 92 yards rushing on 18 carries (5.1 ypc).  Fullback Robert Hughes pitched in with 5 carries for 30 yards and he also caught 3 passes for 24 yards (8.0 avg) last night.  TEs Justice Cunningham (3 rec, 26 yards) and Dominique Jones (2 rec, 21 yards, TD grab) led the way for the Colts in the passing game.  The Colts finished up with 130 yards rushing on 32 carries (4.1 ypc) and they also completed 13 of 21 passes (61.9%) for 95 yards as they had possession of the ball for 28:32.

The defense had big time issues trying to deal with the Bengals’ running game last night.  Safety Larry Asante led the way for the Colts on D in this game with 14 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for  a loss, 1 QB hit and 1 fumble recovery.  LB Mario Harvey (10 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss) and safety Delano Howell (7 tackles) also pitched in for the Colts on D in this game.  The Bengals finished up with 191 yards rushing on 38 carries (5.0 ypc) and they also completed 14 of 24 passes (58.3%) for 170 yards.  The Colts finished up the preseason with a 2-2 record.

Indianapolis Colts 27, Cleveland Browns 6

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by joelapinski on Monday 26 August 2013 at 12:15 am

The Colts took the Browns behind the wood shed last night in Indianapolis.  Andrew Luck was sharp in completing 16 of 25 passes for 164 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 INT.  He also carried the ball 4 times for 20 yards (5.0 ypc).  Matt Hasselbeck wasn’t nearly as sharp as he completed 5 of 9 passes for 59 yards without a TD pass or INT.  Kerwynn Williams (9 carries for 37 yards), Donald Brown (5 carries for 35 yards) and Vick Ballard (10 carries for 33 yards) led the way on the ground for the Colts in this game.  FB Stanley Havili didn’t carry the ball in this game, but he did catch 2 passes for 18 yards and one of his catches was a TD grab.  WRs Reggie Wayne (7 rec, 79 yards), Griff Whalen (4 rec, 57 yards), Darrius Heyward-Bey (3 rec, 33 yards) and T.Y. Hilton (2 rec, 17 yards, TD grab) led the way in the passing game for the Colts.  The Colts finished up with 149 yards rushing on 34 carries (4.4 ypc) and they also completed 21 of 34 passes (61.8%) for 215 yards as they had possession of the ball for 32:58.

The defense was outstanding for the Colts last night.  LB Mario Harvey led the way for the Colts last night with 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for a loss and 2 QB hits.  CB Greg Toler (3 tackles and 1 fumble recovery), LB Caesar Rayford (3 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 tackle for a loss and 1 QB hit) and safety Larry Asante (2 tackles, 1 pass defensed and a interception that he returned 48 yards for a TD) also had rock solid games for the Colts.  The Browns finished up with 59 yards rushing on 16 carries (3.7 ypc) and they also completed 22 of 43 passes (51.2%) for 211 yards.  The Colts are now 2-1 on the preseason.

Indianapolis Colts 20, New York Giants 12

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by joelapinski on Monday 19 August 2013 at 12:43 pm

The Colts played really well defensively last night and the first team offense looked pretty darn good.  Andrew Luck completed 9 of 13 passes for 107 yards with 2 TD passes and 0 INTs.  Matt Hasselbeck wasn’t near as good as Luck was, as he completed 6 of 10 passes for 43 yards with 0 TD passes and 1 INT.  Chandler Harnish finished up this game by completing 2 of 5 passes for 12 yards.  Donald Brown led the way on the ground with 21 yards rushing on 6 carries (3.5 ypc) and he also caught 3 passes for 17 yards (5.7 avg).  Kerwynn Williams carried the ball 19 times for 10 yards (1.9 ypc) in this game.  Delone Carter pitched in with 7 carries for 16 yards (2.3 ypc) and he also caught 2 passes for 12 yards (6.0 avg).  WRs Darrius Heyward-Bey (4 rec, 42 yards), Reggie Wayne (3 rec, 37 yards, TD grab) and T.Y. Hilton (2 rec, 36 yards, TD grab) led the way in the passing game for the Colts.  The Colts finished up with 88 yards rushing on 33 carries (2.7 ypc) and they also completed 17 of 28 passes (60.7%) for 156 yards as they had possession of the ball for 29:55.

The Colts had six sacks last night as they were all over the Giants’ QBs and it was a big factor in this win.  LB Erik Walden (6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for a loss and 1 QB hit), DE Lawrence Guy (6 tackles) and safety Antoine Bethea (5 tackles) led the way for the Colts on D in this game.  LB Caesar Rayford (3 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and 3 QB hits), DT Drake Nevis (2 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and 2 QB hits) and CB Greg Toler (2 tackles, 1 pass defensed and 1 interception) also made some big plays for the Colts in this game.  The Giants finished up with 95 yards rushing on 24 carries (4.0 ypc) and they also completed 17 of 34 passes (50%) for 152 yards in this game.  The Colts are now 1-1 on the preseason.

Buffalo Bills 44, Indianapolis Colts 20

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by joelapinski on Monday 12 August 2013 at 2:00 pm

The Colts stunk it up yesterday against the Bills.  Andrew Luck made a brief appearance and he completed 4 of 6 passes for 51 yards without a TD pass or INT.  Matt Hasselbeck was next up at QB for the Colts and he completed 4 of 8 passes for 75 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 INT.  Chandler Harnish finished this game up at QB and he had a rough time.  He completed 14 of 33 passes for 109 yards with a interception that was returned 17 yards for a TD by DB Jumal Rolle of the Bills.  Kerwynn Williams (4 carries for 21 yards and 2 grabs for 5 yards) and Vick Ballard (3 carries for 18 yards) led the way on the ground for the Colts.  WR T.Y. Hilton led the way for the Colts in the passing game with 3 grabs for 61 yards (20.3 avg) with 1 TD grab.  TE Coby Fleener (2 rec, 37 yards, lost fumble), WR Griff Whalen (3 rec, 26 yards) and TE Dominique Jones (3 rec, 18 yards) also pitched in for the Colts in this game.  The Colts finished up with 72 yards rushing on 16 carries (4.5 ypc) and they also completed 22 of 47 passes (46.8%) for 216 yards as they had possession of the ball for 25:49.

The defense was pretty lousy for the Colts in this game.  Safety Delano Howell led the way for the Colts with 12 tackles and 1 pass defensed.  LB Shawn Loiseau (6 tackles) and CB Sheldon Price (6 tackles) also were busy in this game for the Colts.  Safety Dax Swanson (3 tackles and a fumble recovery that he returned 72 yards for a TD) and CB Josh Gordy (3 tackles, 1 tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery) also made big plays for the Colts in this game.  The Bills finished up 136 yards rushing on 40 carries (3.5 ypc) and they also completed 35 of 44 passes (79.5%) for 315 yards.  The Colts are now 0-1 on the preseason.

Indianapolis Colts 20, Cincinnati Bengals 16

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by admin on Friday 31 August 2012 at 5:18 pm

The Colts got a nice win last night over the Bengals.  Andrew Luck started at QB by completing 1 of 2 passes for 8 yards.  Drew Stanton was 3 for 3 passing for 43 yards.  Chandler Harnish finished up this game at QB by completing 9 of 16 passes for 162 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  Deji Karim led the way on the ground for the Colts with 12 carries for 36 yards (3.0 ypc) with 1 TD run.  Darren Evans pitched in with 7 carries for 13 yards (1.9 ypc) with 1 TD run.  He also lost a fumble.  WR Kris Adams (2 rec, 55 yards), TE Dominique Jones (2 rec, 44 yards, TD) and WR LaVon Brazill (3 rec, 28 yards) led the way in the passing game for the Colts.  The Colts finished up with 51 yards rushing on 25 carries (2.0 ypc) and they also completed 13 of 21 passes (61.9%) for 202 yards as they had possession of the ball for 23:13.

The defense made some big plays last night which helped them seal up this win.  LB Moise Fokou (14 tackles and 2 passes defensed), DE Mario Addison (8 tackles, 2 sacks, 3 tackles for a loss and 2 QB hits), CB D.J. Johnson (7 tackles) and CB Cassius Vaughn (7 tackles) led the way for the Colts on D in this game.  CB Josh Gordy and DE James Aiono pitched in with a fumble recpvery apiece in this game.  The Bengals finished up with 88 yards rushing on 27 carries (3.3 ypc) and they also completed 31 of 45 passes (68.9%) for 250 yards.  The Colts finished up the preseason with a 2-2 record.

Washington Redskins 30, Indianapolis Colts 7

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by admin on Sunday 26 August 2012 at 6:45 pm

The Colts got pushed around last night by the Redskins in Washington.  Andrew Luck was solid in completing 14 of 23 passes for 151 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  Chandler Harnish finished up the game at QB by completing 12 of 19 passes for 147 yards without a TD pass or INT.  But, he was sacked in the end zone for a safety.  Deji Karim led the way on the ground for the Colts last night with 18 yards rushing on six carries (3.0 ypc).  Donald Brown (7 carries for 8 yards) and Darren Evans (3 carries for 5 yards, TD run) had hard times finding running room against the Redskins’ D.  WRs Griff Whalen (8 rec, 66 yards), Jeremy Ross (1 rec, 59 yards), T.Y. Hilton (4 rec, 54 yards, TD), Reggie Wayne (3 rec, 41 yards) and Donnie Avery (6 rec, 38 yards) led the way in the passing game for the Colts last night.  The Colts finished up with 53 yards rushing on 27 carries (2.0 ypc) and they also completed 26 of 42 passes (61.9%) for 270 yards as they had possession of the ball for 33:38.

The defense got pushed around last night by the Redskins.  CB Cassius Vaughn (6 tackles) and LB Jerrell Freeman (6 tackles, 1 QB hit) led the way for the Colts’ D last night.  The Redskins rushed for 147 yards on 27 carries (5.4 ypc) and they also completed 19 of 26 passes (73.1%) for 201 yards.  The Colts are now 1-2 on the preseason.

Pittsburgh Steelers 26, Indianapolis Colts 24

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by admin on Monday 20 August 2012 at 2:44 pm

The Colts traded punches with the Steelers last night before eventually falling a tad short in the end.  Andrew Luck completed 16 of 25 passes for 175 yards with 0 TD passes and 2 INTs (one was returned 49 yards for a TD by Steelers’ CB Ike Taylor).  He also carried the ball 1 time for 1 yard with a TD run.  Drew Stanton wasn’t too sharp as he completed 4 of 13 passes for 69 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  Chandler Harnish finished up by completing 3 of 9 passes for 45 yards with 0 TD passes and 1 INT.  Vick Ballard (10 carries for 34 yards) and Donald Brown (6 carries for 30 yards with a TD run) led the way on the ground for the Colts in this game.  WRs Reggie Wayne (6 grabs for 74 yards) and Griff Whalen (4 rec, 59 yards, TD) led the way in the passing game for the Colts.  The Colts finished up with 85 yards rushing on 24 carries (3.5 ypc) and they also completed 23 of 47 passes (48.9%) for 284 yards as they had possession of the ball for 28:53.

The defense didn’t look too good for the Colts in this game.  DE Jerry Brown (8 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss) and DE Jerry Hughes (7 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for a loss and 1 QB hit) led the way for the Colts on D in this game.  Safety Antoine Bethea pitched in with 5 tackles, 1 pass defensed and 1 interception.  The Steelers finished up with 146 yards rushing on 36 carries (4.1 ypc) and they also completed 16 of 24 passes (66.7%) for 218 yards in this game.  The Colts are now 1-1 on the preseason.

Indianapolis Colts 38, St. Louis Rams 3

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by admin on Sunday 12 August 2012 at 11:26 pm

The Chuck Pagano/Andrew Luck era began with a bang earlier today against the Rams.  Andrew Luck threw a 63-yard TD pass to RB Donald Brown on the first dropback of his career!  Luck completed 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards with 2 TD passes and 0 INTs.  Drew Stanton was next up and he was efficient in completing 8 of 11 passes for 83 yards with 0 TD passes and 0 INTs.  Chandler Harnish finished up the game by completing 3 of 3 passes for 52 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  Vick Ballard led the way on the ground for the Colts in this game with 28 yards rushing on 6 carries (4.7 ypc).  RBs Darren Evans (8 carries, 25 yards, TD) and Delone Carter (5 carries, 17 yards, TD) also pitched in on the ground for the Colts in this game.  WRs Austin Collie (3 rec, 45 yards, TD) and Quan Cosby (3 rec, 44 yards) led the way for the Colts in the passing game.  WRs LaVon Brazill (3 rec, 28 yards) and Jeremy Ross (1 rec, 33 yards, TD) also pitched in for the Colts last night.  The Colts finished up with 116 yards rushing on 32 carries (3.6 ypc) and they also completed 21 of 30 passes (70%) for 314 yards as they had possession of the ball for 29:54.

The defense was pretty impressive today also.  CBs Justin King (6 tackles) and D.J. Johnson (5 tackles) led the way for the D.  LB Kavell Conner (4 tackles, 1 QB hit), DE Jerry Hughes (4 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 tackles for a loss and 2 passes defensed) and LB Jerrell Fleming (4 tackles) also had rock solid games for the Colts.  DT Brandon McKinney (fumble recovery) and CB Chris L. Rucker (interception that he returned 31 yards) also made big plays for the Colts.  The Rams finished up with 68 yards rushing on 24 carries (2.8 ypc) and they also completed 23 of 33 passes (69.7%) for 147 yards.  The Colts are now 1-0 on the pre-season.

Indianapolis Colts 17, Cincinnati Bengals 13

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by admin on Friday 2 September 2011 at 2:04 pm

The Colts pulled out a nice win last night despite being generally outplayed by the Bengals most of the game.  Kerry Collins got the start at QB and he completed 5 of 10 passes for 45 yards without a TD pass or INT.  Dan Orlovsky finally showed signs of life last night as he completed 10 of 18 passes for 178 yards with 1 TD pass and 0 INTs.  His TD pass to Taj Smith with 1:08 left in the game, sealed the win for the Colts.  Rookie RB Darren Evans led the way on the ground for the Colts in this game with 19 yards rushing on 10 carries (1.9 ypc) with 1 TD run.  He also caught 2 passes for 28 yards (14.0 avg) for the Colts.  WR Taj Smith was a beast for the Colts in this game with 140 yards receiving on 8 carries (17.5 avg) with 1 TD grab.  The Colts finished up with 45 yards rushing on 22 carries (2.0 ypc) and they also completed 15 of 28 passes (53.6%) for 212 yards as they only had the ball for 23:38 in this game.

The defense was in bend but don’t break mode for the Colts last night.  CB Kevin Thomas led the way for the Colts’ D last night with 12 tackles, 1 pass defensed and 1 interception.  Safety David Caldwell (8 tackles), safety Joe Lefeged (8 tackles) and LB Philip Wheeler (7 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack and 1 QB hit) also had nice games for the Colts last night.  LB Pat Angerer pitched in with a fumble recovery for the Colts.  The Bengals finished up with 159 yards on 37 carries (4.3 ypc) and they also completed 28 of 38 passes (73.7%) for 158 yards in this game.  The Colts finish the preseason with a 1-3 record.

The battle for the #3 QB spot is heating up for the Indianapolis Colts

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,The Pre Season by admin on Monday 29 August 2011 at 6:47 pm

The only way that the Colts will keep both 26-year old Curtis Painter and 28-year old QB Dan Orlovsky both on the roster is if Peyton Manning isn’t ready to go when the 2011 season starts.  So they are essentially duking it out for the #3 QB job now with Kerry Collins on board.  Painter has completed 19 of 37 passes (51.4%) for 266 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 INT (81.6 QB Rating) in the Colts’ first three preseason games.  Orlovsky has completed 15 of 36 passes (41.7%) for 208 yards with 2 TD passes and 3 INTs (44.7 QB Rating) during the preseason for the Colts.  Painter has the lead in the battle for the #3 QB job for the Colts heading into the final week of the preseason.

UPDATE:  (9/4/2011) – The Colts have released Dan Orlovsky.