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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Kelly’s injury could force change on Colts’ offensive line
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are trying to figure out how much time, if any, center Ryan Kelly will miss after injuring his knee in Sunday's victory over Tennessee.
Kelly left early in the fourth quarter of a 38-10 win and limped to the bench.
Coach Frank Reich told reporters during a conference call Monday that the team is still evaluating the injury. Reich said Kelly could "miss a little time."
Luck keeps record perfect against Titans with 38-10 victory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck followed the perfect plan Sunday.
He threw three more touchdown passes again, avoided getting sacked again and helped Adam Vinatieri achieve another record-breaking moment by leading the Colts to their fourth straight win.
Luck and T.Y. Hilton hooked up twice for scores, Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins each ran for one touchdown and the Colts' defense stymied Tennessee in a 38-10 drubbing that gave Luck a 10-0 record against the Titans.
Titans try to get best of Luck in visit to Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Tennessee Titans believe a whole new look might solve their Andrew Luck problem.
Hey, nothing else has worked.
Since the Indianapolis Colts drafted Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, he's started nine games against the Titans and never lost — not when he played poorly, not when he left early, not even when he got hurt. So this time, the Titans are going with a different strategy in hopes of outwitting an old nemesis.
3-game winning streak helping Indianapolis build momentum
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts' season looked lost in early October.
At 1-5, they were better positioned for the draft than the playoffs. A defense that showed so much promise in the first three weeks gave up 37 or more points over the next three. Andrew Luck's short, quick throws created debate over whether his surgically repaired right shoulder was — or ever would be — back to full strength.
Luck’s comeback season gives Colts momentum heading into bye
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck's health was Indianapolis' biggest question the past two years.
Halfway through his comeback season, the star quarterback looks like his old self and the numbers suggest he's actually playing better.
Luck's strong return has helped the Colts win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly two years and they head into the bye weekend full of momentum and plenty of hope.
Colts continue to take advantage of tight end mismatches
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich thought he could exploit the Indianapolis Colts' tight end advantage.
Defenses still haven't solved it.
Less than a year after helping the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl, Reich brought the philosophy to his first head coaching job and is getting similar results.
Mack’s emergence helping Colts put together balanced offense
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich made it clear from the moment he accepted the Indianapolis Colts coaching job that he wanted to build around a strong ground game.
He might finally have the foundation.
Since returning from a lingering hamstring injury, Marlon Mack has turned heads, piled up numbers and given the Colts' offense a more balanced look. He helped Indy snap a four-game losing streak Sunday and if he keeps it up, Mack could help the Colts win more games this season.
Injury could put Vinatieri’s record-breaking quest on hold
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri's record-breaking quest could be temporarily on hold.
The seemingly ageless kicker re-injured his right groin during the Indianapolis Colts' victory over Buffalo on Sunday, underwent an MRI on Monday and coach Frank Reich acknowledged he might miss next weekend's game at Oakland.
Defensive resurgence helps Colts blow out Bills 37-5
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts defense got battered for three weeks.
A spate of injuries decimated their starting lineup just as they faced a daunting stretch of games. On Sunday, the Colts fought back.
Indy forced five turnovers, had two sacks and allowed no touchdowns as it snapped a four-game losing streak with the franchise's most lopsided win in five years: 37-5 over the Buffalo Bills.
Colts, Luck use efficient air show to blow out Bills 37-5
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck kept pleading with coach Frank Reich to stick with the ground game Sunday.
Reich gladly granted his wish.
After throwing 164 passes the previous three weeks, Luck watched his runners deliver the hard shots and took advantage of the openings by throwing for four touchdowns in a 37-5 rout over Buffalo.
"When you run the ball really, really well, the byproduct is throwing the ball efficiently," Luck said.
Colts dropping ball as losses mount, games slip away
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Frank Reich doesn't need to spend much time dissecting game tapes to figure out what's going wrong.
He sees it with his own eyes at full speed.
Dropped passes, turnovers and inexplicable penalties have fueled the Colts' four-game losing streak, leaving them in a big midseason hole.
"It's been an issue and it's past the point of 'OK, that was a fluke,'" Reich said Monday when pressed specifically on the issue of drops. "We just have to keep working, catching balls."
Better starts could help Colts lighten workload for Luck
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck's surgically repaired right shoulder is being tested in ways even he couldn't imagine.
The Indianapolis Colts quarterback threw 121 passes during a five-day span last week — easily the highest total he's ever accrued in consecutive games.
Dropping back so frequently subjects Luck to more potential hits and more potential injuries as well.
And it's something the Colts know must change if they intend to keep Luck on the field for the final 11 games.
Colts quickly move on to Patriots following wrenching loss
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are borrowing an old adage from Bill Belichick this week.
They're on to the Patriots.
Less than 24 hours after a gutsy fourth-down call backfired in a wrenching overtime loss to AFC South rival Houston, coach Frank Reich walked into the team complex and turned his attention to Thursday night's game.
"It just appears to me the maturity level of these young players are eager to get on to the next game, just eager to get ready," Reich said Monday.
Reich’s late decision proves costly in loss to Texans
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich made it perfectly clear to everyone he would be aggressive when the Indianapolis Colts hired him in February.
Luck remains confident in making all throws for Colts
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After Andrew Luck quickly moved the Indianapolis Colts into position for one final, desperation heave Sunday at Philadelphia, he came out.
With 5 seconds left and Indy at its 46-yard line, coach Frank Reich put in Jacoby Brissett.
In some respects, the move made perfect sense. Brissett had the stronger arm and given the slim chance of winning the game on such a play, it didn't make sense to risk everything with someone returning from major shoulder surgery.
Colts lose Haeg for multiple weeks with ankle injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich says right tackle Joe Haeg will miss a couple of weeks with an injured ankle.
Haeg was hurt during the first half of Sunday's loss at Philadelphia.
He started the season opener at left tackle in place of the injured Anthony Castonzo before moving to right tackle for the last two games.
INDIANAPOLIS (1-1) at PHILADELPHIA (1-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX
OPENING LINE — Eagles by 6
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Colts 1-1, Eagles 1-1
SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 10-8
LAST MEETING — Eagles beat Colts 30-27, Sept. 15, 2014
LAST WEEK — Colts beat Redskins 21-9; Eagles lost to Buccaneers 27-21
PRO32 RANKING — Colts No. 24, Eagles No. 7
COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (22), RUSH (24), PASS (19)
COLTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (10), RUSH (9), PASS (17)
EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (18t), PASS (23)