Colts continue grinding out victories with physical offense
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich expects the Indianapolis Colts to run efficiently each week. So after being grounded for two consecutive games, Reich went back to the basics.
Colts shut down Mahomes, Chiefs offense in 19-13 victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The way Indianapolis handled the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night sent a jolt through the NFL, whether it was dominating the line of scrimmage or shutting down Patrick...
Colts-Chiefs remains showdown between young quarterbacks
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The primetime showdown Sunday between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs was supposed to be a matchup of Super Bowl contenders with young quarterbacks poised to...
Colts’ defensive struggles provide reason for concern
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis coach Frank Reich watched the Colts' last two opponents play keep-away by running the ball effectively.
He expects to see a different response from his team...
Colts start searching for answers after mistake-prone loss
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich was stunned by the Indianapolis Colts' performance Sunday.
Colts’ defense, Raiders’ offense seeking breakthrough moment
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich has seen the numbers and watched the tape.
He's not the least bit concerned about the Colts' defense.
Ballard’s long-term plan paying early dividends for Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When Andrew Luck made his surprise retirement announcement last month, some expected the Indianapolis Colts to revise their expectations.
Colts expect Hooker to miss 4 to 6 weeks with knee injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich says safety Malik Hooker suffered a knee injury during Sunday's 27-24 victory over Atlanta.
Reich still confident in Vinatieri despite early-season woes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich still wants Adam Vinatieri to be his kicker.
For now, he is.
The NFL's career scoring leader left the team complex Monday...
Colts find old-school philosophy still works in new-look NFL
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich made one thing perfectly clear during the offseason.
He expected the Colts to finish among the league's top-five rushing offenses. At...
NFL’s oldest player struggles again, missing 2 extra points
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts already have had one surprise retirement thanks to Andrew Luck deciding to step away. If the NFL's oldest player and career scoring leader keeps...
Funchess put on injured reserve following collarbone surgery
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich says receiver Devin Funchess will be placed on injured reserve after having surgery on a broken collarbone.
No Luck necessary: QB Jacoby Brissett stellar in Colts’ loss
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Jacoby Brissett's cool, collected performance in the season opener showed why the Indianapolis Colts are confident they can thrive without Andrew Luck.
Colts senior offensive assistant steps down before opener
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime assistant coach Howard Mudd has decided to walk away from football just two days before the Indianapolis Colts open the season at the Los Angeles Chargers.
Colts, Chargers look to overcome losses of key players
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn isn't feeling bad for Indianapolis Colts counterpart Frank Reich, who has had to deal with the sudden retirement of franchise...
Indy without Luck, but Brissett won’t play Thursday
The Indianapolis Colts launch into the post-Luck era with his successor on the bench.
Coach Frank Reich plans to sit Jacoby Brissett against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, the...
Colts try to quickly turn corner following Luck’s decision
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Reality hit hard as soon as the Indianapolis Colts walked into their locker room Monday morning.
Andrew Luck's stall was empty, the name plate gone, the era...
NFL 2019: Injury rash has Colts searching for answers
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck's most recent snap with the starting offense came in January.
Adam Vinatieri, the NFL's career scoring leader, missed Indy's first two preseason games with an...
Dislocated, fractured ankle ends season for Colts receiver
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will put receiver Daurice Fountain on season-ending injured reserve with a dislocated and fractured left ankle.
Colts lose receiver with ‘severe’ ankle injury as camp ends
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts receiver Daurice Fountain turned his career around with a terrific training camp.
Painful calf will continue to keep Luck on Colts’ sideline
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are taking no chances with Andrew Luck — or Adam Vinatieri.
Coach Frank Reich said Friday he expects the starting quarterback to miss at least...
Brissett takes advantage of Luck’s absence to impress Colts
WESTIELD, Ind. (AP) — Jacoby Brissett enjoys playing the role of entertainer at training camp.
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback routinely celebrates big plays, moves and grooves to the...
Luck to miss next 2 practices, Colts preseason opener
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Andrew Luck's injured left leg isn't getting any better.
So the Indianapolis Colts are sitting down their biggest star.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts starting defensive end Jabaal Sheard missed practice again Saturday with an injured knee and it's not clear when he could return.
Colts Training Camp Capsule
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (11-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Westfield, Indiana
LAST YEAR: Colts became one of league's top surprises in coach Frank Reich's first season. Andrew Luck proved right...
Calf injury continues to keep Luck out of Colts’ workouts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will gladly play it safe with Andrew Luck.
They'd rather he be healthy for training camp anyway.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will miss his third week of offseason workouts because of a strained calf.
Coach Frank Reich would not say Tuesday whether Luck...
Chad Kelly may be getting final NFL chance in Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chad Kelly insists a few months away from football helped put life in perspective.
He read the Bible while living in his parents' basement. He recommitted himself to the...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent quarterback Chad Kelly after bringing him in for a tryout earlier this month.
Colts bring back longtime offensive line coach Mudd to staff
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have rehired Howard Mudd as a senior offensive assistant.
Coach Frank Reich also announced Thursday that Klayton Adams will be Indy's new assistant offensive line coach and Marcus Brady has been promoted from assistant quarterbacks coach to quarterbacks coach.
Colts make surprise move by firing offensive line coach
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts announced they have dismissed offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and confirmed assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson has been hired by the Buffalo Bills.
Colts plan to build off foundation from historic turnaround
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts kept insisting Andrew Luck would play better after shoulder surgery.
Frank Reich acknowledged some of his best work came in a backup role.
Apparently, It still does.
A healthy Luck and an opportunistic first-year coach led the Colts on a historic midseason turnaround, ending with a playoff run and a glimpse into a potentially promising future.
Vinatieri’s misses encapsulate Colts playoff performance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Colts finally got their offense going against the Kansas City Chiefs late in the first half Saturday, driving deep downfield with an opportunity to bite into their deficit.
Andrew Luck scrambled out of bounds with a few seconds left, and Colts coach Frank Reich sent one of the most reliable kickers in NFL history out to attempt a 23-yard chip-shot field goal.
Adam Vinatieri doinked it off the left upright .
Chiefs missing Berry, Colts without Hooker for playoff game
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs' Eric Berry and Spencer Ware joined the Colts' Malik Hooker and Tyquan Lewis in street clothes for their cold, snowy divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.
Colts off, running through playoffs with strong ground game
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich stuck with his old-school philosophy even when the Indianapolis Colts were losing games in September and early October.
The Indianapolis Colts' first-year coach insisted that even in an increasingly pass-happy league a balanced offense would turn them into real AFC contenders.
Over the past 11 weeks, the perfect one-two combination has landed plenty of scoring punches, propelling the Colts into an improbable divisional-round matchup at AFC West champion Kansas City.
Texans, Colts meet in playoffs after turning around seasons
HOUSTON (AP) — Saturday's wild-card game between the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts is a matchup that seemed improbable early this season after Houston dropped its first three games and the Colts limped to a 1-5 start.
Instead of letting their tough starts lead to disappointing years, these teams which both finished 4-12 last season turned things around to lead the AFC South and charge into the postseason.
All 12 playoff coaches are tied to Bill Walsh or Parcells
There is no denying the impact on the coaching world that Bill Walsh and Bill Parcells have had. The hard evidence is apparent again as the NFL playoffs begin.
All 12 of the coaches have some sort of tie-in to either three-time Super Bowl champion Walsh or two-time winner Parcells. Yes, all 12.
Some are direct: New England's Bill Belichick, New Orleans' Sean Payton and the Chargers' Anthony Lynn were assistants under Parcells.
Reich adds playoff run to list of memorable comebacks
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich mastered the art of the comeback while playing quarterback.
He cemented his reputation Sunday night.
Nearly 11 months after accepting the job Josh McDaniels spurned, Indianapolis' backup choice completed one of the most remarkable midseason turnarounds in league history by leading the Colts to their first playoff berth since 2014.
No glamour teams in prime time as season concludes Sunday
The 2018 regular season will conclude in Music City on Sunday night, where the Colts and Titans will play for a wild-card playoff berth. Or maybe more.
The winner between these 9-6 teams makes the playoffs. Should Houston (10-5) fall at home to Jacksonville (5-10), the Indianapolis-Tennessee victor earns the AFC South title.
That's why two of the NFL's more interesting but less glamorous teams were flexed to prime time.
Colts move back into playoff position by staying course
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the Indianapolis Colts were struggling in mid-October, coach Frank Reich saw signs of a turnaround brewing.
He urged players and coaches to stay the course, asked fans to believe in the plan and pleaded for patience as the young Colts got acclimated to a new system, a new staff and a new mindset.
Two months later, Reich's message remains essentially unchanged — even with the Colts on the precipice of making their first playoff appearance in four years.
Luck keeps Colts in playoff hunt with 28-27 win over Giants
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck took one peek at the New York Giants' defense and changed the call.
Instead of trying to force the late run coach Frank Reich wanted, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback asked T.Y. Hilton to go up the field with the defenders and Chester Rogers to slide underneath into the flat. It worked brilliantly.
Colts keeping focus on Giants as playoffs come into view
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck has a one-track mind.
With two regular-season games left, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback insists he's paying no attention to playoff possibilities, scoreboards or other teams' schedules. Instead, he's focused on the only thing he considers important this weekend — beating the New York Giants on Sunday.
Indianapolis’ late-season charge creates playoff stir
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Suddenly, the Indianapolis Colts are creating a buzz around town.
They ran the ball effectively Sunday against one of the league's top defenses, stymied two of the league's premier receivers in back-to-back weeks and ended Houston's nine-game win streak and Dallas' five-game win streak.
Earning victories in their last two games could send the Colts back to the playoffs for the first time in four years and they could be a difficult matchup in the postseason, if they make it.
Cowboys, Colts ready to meet in high-stakes game
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jason Garrett and Frank Reich understand the high stakes of Sunday's game.
If Dallas wins, it clinches the NFC East. If Indianapolis wins, it stays in the hunt for the AFC's final playoff spot and possibly even a division crown.
The two coaches and their players will get one more precious late-season chance to see how they stack up against another postseason contender and what can be done to keep playing into January.
Faster pace helps Colts rebound, jump back into playoff hunt
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich learned the value of an up-tempo offense playing in Buffalo.
He figured out how to deploy it more effectively as an assistant coach.
So with the Indianapolis Colts in an offensive funk Sunday, the first-year coach changed gears. He cranked up the tempo, wore down Houston's defense and watched the Colts rebound from a 5½-quarter scoring drought to earn a critical road victory.
Reich plays numbers game to chart new course for Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich leaves nothing to chance.
He and his staff spend hours meticulously poring through game tapes, crunching numbers and plotting strategy each week. There's a meeting every Friday with the team's two analytics experts where everything from over-under projections to weather conditions come into play.
Together, they try to plot out every conceivable game situation in hopes of simplifying the split-second decisions Reich makes each weekend.
Colts look to rebound from dismal offensive performance
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck accepted the blame for Sunday's shutout.
By Monday, he and the Indianapolis Colts were already talking about Houston.
It's the same routine coach Frank Reich follows each week — make quick corrections, carefully game plan for the next opponent and don't overthink what went wrong.
Naturally, one subpar game won't get Reich to change his strategy even with playoff aspirations at stake.
Injuries leave Colts short-handed for possible playoff push
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck might be playing the best football of his career.
He's still going to need help reaching the playoffs with mounting injuries threatening to derail the Indianapolis Colts' late postseason push.
Improved defense plays crucial role in Colts’ winning streak
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts made a firm commitment to Matt Eberflus in January.
They stuck to it after the man who initially hired Eberflus to be Indy's defensive coordinator, Josh McDaniels, reneged on a deal to become the next coach and they lived up to their promise after eventually hiring Frank Reich in February.