Now that his run with the Colts is over, will Reggie Wayne will make the Hall of Fame?
According to media reports, the Indianapolis Colts have called the NFL about the Patriots formation that confused the Baltimore Ravens, which used four offensive lineman and designated running back Shane Vereen as an ineligible receiver. Now, the Colts know a little more about Bill Belichick’s tricks ahead of their AFC Championship matchup with the Patriots.
“They did nothing wrong as far as what was explained to me, nothing wrong in what they did,” Pagano said Monday, per ESPN. “Again, we just have to make sure we cover all our bases and understand they do a great job, and they use a ton of personnel groups.”
Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson? The CBS Sports “NFL Monday QB” analysts discuss who they would rather have leading their team.
Will Brinson, Pete Prisco and Pat Kirwan fill you in on what to expect from Indianapolis in 2014.
2013 finish: 11-5, lost in AFC divisional round
2014 strength of schedule ranking: 32nd
Opponents’ combined 2013 winning percentage: .430
Games against 2013 playoff teams: 4
Summary: In addition to their AFC South rivals, the Colts will face every team from the AFC North and NFC East, and the first-place finishers from the AFC East and AFC West.
Preseason schedule (All times p.m. ET; home games in caps)
Aug. 7-10 at New York Jets – Buy Indianapolis Colts Tickets
Aug. 14-18 NEW YORK GIANTS – Buy Indianapolis Colts Tickets
Aug. 23 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS – Buy Indianapolis Colts Tickets
Aug. 28 at Cincinnati Bengals – Buy Indianapolis Colts Tickets
The Indianapolis Colts improved to 10-5 on Sunday afternoon after steam-rolling the play0ff-bound Kansas City Chiefs (11-4) at Arrowhead Stadium. Averaging 50 points in their previous two games, the Chiefs started brightly. Forcing Indy into a quick three-and-out on their opening possession, Jamal Charles raced into the endzone from 31 yards out with less than four minutes played. Most would have expected Kansas to take a stranglehold of the contest from there, but the Colts kept their composure and a wonderful individual performance from running back Donald Brown, coupled with a spirited defensive effort saw Indy rack up 23 unanswered points on their way to a 23-7 victory.
The Indianapolis Colts (9-5) travel to Missouri on Sunday afternoon to face an AFC powerhouse in the form of the Kansas City Chiefs (11-3). After a hugely impressive 9-0 start to the season, the Chiefs have rebounded from a three-game losing streak with wins over the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders to earn themselves the joint best record in the conference, a record shared with AFC West rivals, the Denver Broncos.
The Indianapolis Colts fell to 8-5 after a disappointing 42-28 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals (9-4) on Sunday afternoon, with the scoreline flattering another inadequate Colts performance. Despite scoring four touchdowns, Indianapolis failed to score in the entire first half, and much of their scoring in the last two quarters was due to Cincinnati playing soft coverage while protecting a 21-0 lead.
The Indianapolis Colts (8-4) make the short 110-mile trip to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday afternoon to face a formidable Cincinnati Bengals team (8-4) with playoff spots yet to be finalised. The Colts currently occupy the number 3 seed in the AFC playoff picture and all but secured the AFC South crown with last week’s 22-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Cincinnati Bengals are in 4th spot with a two-game lead over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North, and with only four games left in the regular season, Sunday’s showdown will go a long way in deciding each team’s final position in the AFC playoff standings.