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Report cards: Colts can’t answer reinvented Patriots – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe New England Patriots used a vicious ground game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 on Saturday in the AFC divisional playoffs. Below are grades for each team. THE Q: Patriots’ new formula? GROSS:Andrew Luck slobbers everywhere.Preview: Colts at PatriotsReutersSorting the Saturday Pile: Patriots run by Colts 43-22CBSSports.comCharles Barkley embraces Patriots locker room like […]

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No lead safe with comeback kings – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Fort Wayne Journal GazetteFOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady has been leading successful comebacks for more than a decade. Andrew Luck is just getting started. One of them should have a chance to do that again tonight. The New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, who have …NFL playoffs: Elite kickers face offNorthJersey.comGostkowski, Vinatieri get kicks in […]

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Brady on Robert Mathis, Andrew Luck, and facing old teammates – Boston.com

Boston.comFOXBOROUGH — Struck with a cold and donning a knit cap, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady addressed the media ahead of Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts. It will be the quarterback’s 25th playoff game, and he’ll be looking for …Andrew Luck out to match ‘standard’Boston HeraldNew role players in latest Colts-Patriots dramaBoston GlobePro […]

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Alex Smith proved he was the right man for the job – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith did something Saturday no other quarterback in NFL playoff history has managed — throw four touchdowns with no interceptions, and still come away with a loss. There are probably several ways to interpret the meaning of …Andrew Luck leads Indianapolis Colts back from 28-point hole to beat Kansas …azcentral.comWould […]

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Patriots set to face Colts in AFC divisional round – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can prepare his players to stop Andrew Luck now that they’re set to play the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round. The teams will meet Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.Patriots will host Colts in divisional roundBoston HeraldPatriots Need Some Good Luck Against ColtsPatsFans.comHilton a […]

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck saves day — but was it a lucky play? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDid a lucky bounce, or play, help quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts win their first-round playoff game Saturday when they staged the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history? Think again. Sometimes you make your own luck, and …Sorting the Saturday Pile: Comeback Colts top Chiefs in epic styleCBSSports.comChiefs vs. Colts, 2014 […]

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Alex Smith’s stellar performance made the wrong kind of history – USA TODAY

USA TODAYKansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for four touchdowns, no interceptions and more than 350 yards in Saturday’s 45-44 wild-card loss to the Indianapolis Colts. It was a historic performance for all the wrong reasons. Alex Smith is the first QB in …Colts show mettle, maturity in victoryABC NewsThe Chiefs’ playoff curse is […]

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Redskins Trade For Robert Griffin III (RG3) Was Washington GM Bruce Allen’s Work

It’s forgotten that Robert Griffin III wasn’t the actual first choice pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Washington Redskins. Seeing an openings, Washington Redskins’ General Maanger Bruce Allen made the call on a blockbuster trade that saw the St.Louis Rams get the Redskins’ No. 6 overall pick in 2012, and the Redskins’ first-round […]

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Geno Smith NFL Draft Interview: QB On Airraid Offense

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKwU15EJT-k Geno Smith didn’t even know that he’s the top passer in NFL Draft history, having thrown for more college yards than anyone save for 26 players, from Dan Marino and John Elway, to Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, and RG III. Geno didn’t know this when I talked with him, and that’s of equal importance, […]

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NFL Pro Bowl Roster: Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Record Number Of Rookies At QB

The NFL Pro Bowl is today, and this year’s football all-star game features a surprise: former Indianapolis Colts and now Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning and former Stanford Cardinal and current rookie Colts QB Andrew Luck both on the roster. It’s the first time in NFL History two quarterbacks that played for the same team […]

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SF 49ers Get 1st Win In Green Bay Since 1990

The San Francisco 49ers went into Lambeau Field and beat the Green Bay Packers in dramatic fashion 30 – 22. The star of the game was Alex Smith, who played against his 2005 NFL Draft rival, Cal’s Aaron Rogers, and got the win. (It was eight years ago that Smith was the 2005 NFL 1st […]

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Julie Buehler On The NFL Draft, The Colts, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning

Julie Buehler is a one-woman army of awesomeness poised to take the sports media World by storm. I met Julie just before the 2012 NFL Draft, and the video above was made on the first day we met in person, at NFL Play 60. As you can hear, she’s more than informed about the Indianapolis […]

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2012 NFL Draft And Social Media: Zennie62 On Tonya Hall Radio Tuesday Morning

The 2012 NFL Draft is history, and while “Draftniks” are grading how NFL teams did, this blogger’s looking at how the NFL itself performed in social media. This blog post is both in preparation for, and will serve as kind of a primer for, a Tuesday morning radio show talk on The Tonya Hall Radio […]

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NFL Draft 2012 Mr. Irrelevant: Paul Salata Calls Chandler Harnish, QB Northern Illinois; ESPN Fans Boo?

Chandler Harnish, QB Northern Illinois, is the last pick of the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts, and 2012’s Mr. Irrelevant! When Paul Salata appears to end the NFL Draft each year (Zennie62 coverage sponsored by Tout.com), you know it’s time for Mr. Irrelevant. And this year was no disappointment. Paul, ever dapper in his […]

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Soccer Beats NFL At Twitter Tweets-Per-Second: Chelsea V Barcelona Over NFL Draft

The NFL bought the hashtag #NFLDraft today, but really should have done it on Thursday, the first day of The 2012 NFL Draft. Why? Because the League would have been in a better position to maintain its sports-related Twitter Tweets-Per-Second dominance, when the Indianapolis Colts selection of Andrew Luck was officially announced at the NFL […]

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NFL Draft 2012 2nd And 3rd Round Recap: Fleener Joins Luck In Indy

The NFL Draft 2012 started with an interesting development: after St. Louis opened with the selection of Appalachian State’s Brian Quick (which was a head-scratcher choice over Ga Tech’s Stephen Gill), the Indianapolis Colts followed by snatching up Stanford Tight End Cory Fleener. Now, Fleener is re-united with his Cardinal teammate, the first pick of […]