Jaguars at Colts NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS   Past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Gus Bradley: 0-4 Chuck Pagano: 5-1
LAST WEEK L 51-17 at Patriots W 35-33 at Titans
LAST GAME 11/23/14: Jaguars 3 at Colts 23. Indianapolis WR T.Y. Hilton has 4 catches for 122 yards (30.5 avg.) including 73-yard TD. Colts RB Daniel Herron totals 96 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 31 rec.).
REFEREE Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 112 (Jax.), 93 (Ind.). XM: 226 (Ind.).


PASSING Bortles: 57-106-698-5-3-78.3 Luck: 65-116-753-5-7-65.1
RUSHING Yeldon (R): 48-154-3.2-0 Gore: 37-174-4.7-2
RECEIVING A. Robinson: 11-250-22.7-2 Moncrief: 17-200-11.8-3 (T3C)
OFFENSE 318.0 341.7
DEFENSE 373.3 373.0
SACKS 5 tied: 1 4 tied: 1
INTs Posluszny: 1 Lowery: 2 (T1L)
PUNTING Anger: 46.4 McAfee: 47.9
KICKING Myers: 19 (4/5 PAT; 5/6 FG) Vinatieri: 6 (6/6 PAT; 0/2 FG)


JAGUARS: Last week, QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 242 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT. Aims for 3rd in row with 2 TD passes. Since entering NFL in 2014, has 7.4 rush avg. (65 att., 479 yards), best among NFL QBs during span…RB T.J. YELDON (Round 2, No. 36 overall) ranks 3rd among AFC rookies with 154 rush yards…In past 2, WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 10 catches for 223 yards (111.5 per game) & 2 TDs. In only career meeting (9/21/14), had 7 catches for 79 yards. WR ALLEN HURNS had 70 receiving yards last week, incl. 59-yard TD, & aims for 4th in row with 60+ rec. yards. TE CLAY HARBOR had TD catch last week. Aims for consecutive games with TD catch for 1st time in career…DE RYAN DAVIS had sack in last meeting. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 34 tackles, incl. game-high 14 last week. Since entering NFL in 2007, is 1 of 3 players with 12+ INTs (12) & 12+ sacks (12). DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 67 career sacks & needs 3 to become 6th undrafted player to reach 70 career…COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK has 5-1 career record vs. Jags & has passed for 1,702 yards with 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.6 rating…Last week, RB FRANK GORE led team with 86 rush yards on 14 att. & had 2 TDs, 1st since joining Colts. Had 71 rush yards & 2 TDs in last meeting (10/27/13 w/ SF)…In past 8 vs. AFC South, WR T.Y. HILTON has 43 catches for 829 yards & 2 TDs. In last meeting, had 4 rec. for 122 yards (30.5 avg.) & TD. WR ANDRE JOHNSON (1,019) needs 6 catches to surpass ISAAC BRUCE (1,024) for No. 8 all-time. WR DONTE MONCRIEF aims for 4th in row with TD. Rookie WR PHILIP DORSETT (No. 29 overall) had 1st career TD last week vs. Titans…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 30 tackles, incl. team-high 12 last week. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 NFL players with 160+ tackles (168) & 4+ sacks (4) (LUKE KUECHLY)…K ADAM VINATIERI (2,152) had 5 points last week & surpassed JASON HANSON (2,150) for No. 3 on all-time scoring list.

Colts vs Titans Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday TE Dwayne Allen (ankle), CB Darius Butler (hip), WR Andre Johnson (not injury related), G Lance Louis (shoulder)
  Wednesday CB Vontae Davis (concussion), LB Robert Mathis (achilles), CB Gregory Toler (neck)
  Wednesday LB Jonathan Newsome (hamstring)
Practice Report
  Wednesday LB Zach Brown (illness), DT Sammie Lee Hill (knee), S Marqueston Huff (hamstring), CB Cody Riggs (knee), G Chance Warmack (knee)
  Wednesday RB Antonio Andrews (hamstring), CB Jason McCourty (groin), TE Delanie Walker (hand)

Jets at Colts NFL Week Two Monday Night Capsule



MON. RECORD 20-29 22-14
STREAKS Past 2  
COACHES VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 0-0 Chuck Pagano: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 31-10 vs. Browns L 27-14 at Bills
LAST GAME 10/14/12: Colts 9 at Jets 35. New York RB Shonn Greene rushes for 161 yards & 3 TDs. Jets QB Mark Sanchez throws 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/27/09: Jets 29, Colts 15. New York WR Brad Smith has 106-yard KR-TD. Jets RB Thomas Jones rushes for 105 yards & TD.
REFEREE John Hussey
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Jim Miller (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (NYJ), 93 (Ind.). XM: 225 (NYJ), 226 (Ind.).


PASSING Fitzpatrick: 15-24-179-2-1-95.7 Luck: 26-49-243-2-2-63.6
RUSHING Ivory: 20-91 (2C)-4.6-2 (T1L) Gore: 8-31-3.9-0
RECEIVING Marshall: 6-62-10.3-1 Hilton: 7-88-12.6-0
OFFENSE 333.0 304.0
TAKE/GIVE +4 (1L) -3
DEFENSE 321.0 342.0
SACKS 3 tied: 1
INTs Williams: 1 (T1L)
PUNTING Quigley: 43.7 McAfee: 44.3
KICKING Folk: 7 (4/4 PAT; 1/1 FG) Vinatieri: 0 (0/0 PAT; 0/1 FG)


JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 179 yards & 2 TDs with 95.7 rating vs. Cle. Fitzpatrick (125) joined HOFer SID LUCKMAN (137) as only Ivy League QBs with 125 career TD passes…Last week, RB CHRIS IVORY led team with 91 rush yards on 20 att. & tied career-high with 2 rush TDs. Has 3 rush TDs in past 4…WR BRANDON MARSHALL led team in catches (6) & receiving yards (62) with TD in Jets debut. 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 5 100-catch seasons (ANDRE JOHNSON, WES WELKER). Marshall (9,833) needs 167 rec. yards to reach 10,000 career. In only career meeting (10/20/13 with Den.), WR ERIC DECKER had 8 catches for 150 yards (18.8 avg.) & TD…LB DAVID HARRIS had 8 tackles & sack vs. Cle. Since 2007, is 1 of 3 NFL players with 30+ sacks (31) & 6+ INTs (6). DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 2.5 sacks in past 3…COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 243 yards vs. Buf. & reached 13,000 career yards in 49th career game, tied for 3rd-fastest in NFL history. In past 2 on MNF, has passed for 526 yards & 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.3 rating…RB FRANK GORE (13,987) needs 13 scrimmage yards to reach 14,000 career. Had rush TD in last meeting (9/30/12 with SF)…In past 13, WR T.Y. HILTON has 73 catches for 1,247 yards & 7 TDs. WR ANDRE JOHNSON (1,016) needs 9 catches to surpass ISAAC BRUCE (1,024) for No. 8 all-time…LB D’QWELL JACKSON aims for 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 10+ tackles. Since 2014, is 1 of 2 NFL players with 140+ tackles (147) & 4+ sacks (4) (LUKE KUECHLY). Rookie DE HENRY ANDERSON (Round 3, No. 93 overall) led team with 9 tackles last week.

Colts Have No Answers For Bills in Stunning 27-14 Opening Day Setback

Indianapolis Colts v Buffalo Bills

The ‘ground and pound’ style of Rex Ryan, which is to run the ball and play good defense, was more than enough Sunday as the Bills landed an opening day upset on the Indianapolis Colts 27-14 at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Karlos Williams and Boobie Dixon each rushed for touchdowns as the Bills pair went off for 147 yards, helping keep the ball out of Andrew Luck and the Colts’ hands.

Buffalo rookie QB Tyrod Taylor did his part, going for 14 of 19 passing for 195 yards, including a 51-yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin. He also ran for 41 yards on nine carries.

Harvin led Buffalo with 79 yards receiving. LeSean McCoy was inconsistent in his Bills debut after being acquired in a trade with Philadelphia. McCoy had 41 yards rushing on 17 carries, and three catches for 46 yards.

Luck and the Colts had no answers for the Bills physical D, as he finished 26 of 49 for 243 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions against the new look Bills.

Both the scores came in the second half after the Colts fell behind 24-0.

Newly acquired running back Frank Gore had eight carries for 31 yards, and two catches for 0 yards. Newly acquired veteran receiver Andre Johnson managed just four catches for 24 yards for Indianapolis.

Colts at Bills NFL Week One Inactives

Colts: CB Greg Toler, RB Vick Ballard, LB Robert Mathis, CB D’Joun Smith, OL Hugh Thornton, OL Denzelle Good, DL Billy Winn

Bills: WR Marquise Goodwin, QB EJ Manuel, RB Bryce Brown, LB Tony Steward, C Gabe Ikard, TE Chris Gragg, DT Andre Fluellen

NFL Week One Preview – Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Bills v Indianapolis Colts

Many ‘experts’ feel that the Indianapolis Colts will take the next step to the Super Bowl this season, and Sunday they have an interesting first test, a matchup in Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium with the Buffalo Bills and new coach Rex Ryan.

Ryan, who came to the Bills this last offseason after being fired from the Jets, is talking a big game, more so since the Bills haven’t been to the playoffs in 15 seasons.

“I’m not going to let our fans down,” he said. “I know it’s been 15 years. Well, get ready. We’re going.”

Buffalo did make strides in 2014, going 9-7, and things seem to be heading up for the franchise once led by Hall of Famer Jim Kelly.

”That’s the expectation in here, upstairs and in town,” defensive tackle Kyle Williams said. ”When we go out on Sunday, we’re not just going out there to compete, we’re going out there to win.”

Buffalo going to the playoffs will be easier said than done.

They start their new look franchise against one of the NFL’s best in Indy QB Andrew Luck, who last season threw for a league-high 40 touchdowns and broke Peyton Manning’s single-season team record with 4,761 passing yards in directing the third-ranked offense in the NFL.

It will be up to Ryan to direct a defensive gameplan to slow down Luck, as well as stop new Colts WR Andre Johnson, who comes over after being let go by the Texans.

Frank Gore (1,106 rushing yards, four touchdowns with San Francisco), is expected to be the featured back in the Colts offense, and is playing with a chip after leaving the Niners.

T.Y Hilton, signed to a five-year, $65 million extension last month, is expected to play despite sustaining a concussion in the third preseason game, another monster threat for the Colts.

The Bills offense will be led by their ground game, and that starts with offseason acquisition LeSean McCoy (1,319 rushing yards, five touchdowns with Philadelphia in 2014).

He claims he’s “ready to go” after he missed nearly all of the preseason with a strained left hamstring. The 2013 NFL rushing champion will be counted on to ease the burden on Tyrod Taylor in the quarterback’s first career start.

Taylor has to avoid the big mistakes in his first start, and while Ryan will keep it close, the Colts are just too good and could be headed to Super Bowl 50.

Indianapolis 21 Buffalo 17

Fantasy Projections:

Indianapolis – Andrew Luck 255 yards 1 TD, Frank Gore 92 yards rushing 1 TD, T.Y Hilton 80 yards receiving 1 TD
Buffalo – Tyrod Taylor 155 yards 1 TD, LeSean McCoy 78 yards

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Colts vs Bills Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday RB Vick Ballard (hamstring), CB Gregory Toler (neck)
  Wednesday LB Nate Irving (knee), LB Robert Mathis (achilles), CB Sheldon Price (concussion), CB D’Joun Smith (knee)
Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Marquise Goodwin (ribs), WR Percy Harvin (hip), LB Tony Steward (knee)
  Wednesday TE Charles Clay (knee), WR Chris Hogan (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring), WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring), DE Mario Williams (calf), WR Robert Woods (hip)


Colts vs Bills NFL Week One Capsule

Buffalo Bills v Indianapolis Colts



STREAKS 7 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Chuck Pagano: 1-0 Rex Ryan: 3-1
LAST GAME 11/25/12: Bills 13 at Colts 20. Indianapolis WR T.Y. Hilton scores 2 TDs, including 75-yard PR-TD. Colts LB Jerrell Freeman has 16 total tackles & sack.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/3/10: Bills 30, Colts 7. Buffalo RB Fred Jackson rushes for 212 yards on 33 carries (6.4 avg.) & adds TD catch. Bills LB Paul Posluszny leads defense with 11 tackles.
REFEREE John Parry
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 137 (Ind.), 82 (Buf.). XM: 82 (Buf.).

2014 STATS

PASSING Luck: 380-616-4761 (3L)-40 (1L)-16-96.5 Taylor (Pre.): 24-31-236-0-0-98.3
RUSHING Gore (SF): 255-1106-4.3-4 McCoy (Phi.): 312-1319 (3L)-4.2-5
RECEIVING Johnson (Hou.): 85-936-11.0-3 Watkins: 65-982-15.1-6
OFFENSE 406.6 (3L) 318.5
TAKE/GIVE -5 +7 (3C)
DEFENSE 342.7 312.2 (2C)
SACKS 2 tied: 6.5 Williams: 14.5
INTs Adams: 5 (T3L) McKelvin: 4
PUNTING McAfee: 46.7 Schmidt: 42.9
KICKING Vinatieri: 140 (3L) (50/50 PAT; 30/31 FG) Carpenter: 133 (3C) (31/32 PAT; 34/38 FG)


COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK led the NFL with 40 TD passes in 2014 & has 12,957 career pass yards, more than any player in 1st 3 NFL seasons. 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 4,000+ pass yards in 2 of 1st 3 seasons…RB FRANK GORE makes Colts debut. Finished 10-year career with 49ers (2005-14) as all-time leading rusher in SF history (11,073 yards). In last meeting (10/7/12 with SF), rushed for 106 yards on 14 att. (7.6 avg.) & TD…In 2014, Pro Bowl WR T.Y. HILTON led team with career-high 1,345 rec. yards & had 82 catches & 7 TDs. Had TD catch in last meeting. WR ANDRE JOHNSON makes Ind. debut. Texans’ all-time leader in catches (1,012) & rec. yards (13,597). Needs 13 catches to surpass ISAAC BRUCE (1,024) for No. 8 all-time. TE DWAYNE ALLEN had career-high 8 TDs in 2014…LB D’QWELL JACKSON led AFC with 138 tackles in 2014. 1 of 3 NFL players with 100+ tackles (138) & 4+ sacks (4) last season. LB JERRELL FREEMAN had 16 tackles & sack in last meeting…BILLS: Head coach REX RYAN makes Bills debut…QB TYROD TAYLOR makes 1st NFL start. Drafted by Ravens in 2011 (Round 6, No. 180 overall) & spent 4 seasons with Bal…Pro Bowl RB LE SEAN MC COY makes Bills debut. Since entering NFL in 2009, ranks 3rd in NFL with 9,074 scrimmage yards (6,792 rush; 2,282 rec.). In 2 career meetings (with Phi.), has 205 scrimmage yards (174 rush, 31 rec.) & rush TD…WR SAMMY WATKINS set Bills rookie records for catches (65), receiving yards (982) & TD catches (6) in 2014. WR ROBERT WOODS posted career-highs in catches (65), rec. yards (699) & TDs (5) last season. TE CHARLES CLAY makes Buf. debut. In 4 seasons with Mia. (2011-14), posted 161 catches for 1,809 yards & 14 TDs. In last meeting (9/15/13 with Mia.), had 5 catches for 109 yards (21.8 avg.)…DE MARIO WILLIAMS posted career-high 14.5 sacks in 2014 & has 3 consecutive 10+ sack seasons since joining Buf. in 2012. Has 11 sacks in 12 career meetings.

Colts Remove Sack Leader Robert Mathis Off PUP List

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For the first time in 12 months, Robert Mathis is back practicing with the Indianapolis Colts, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.

The Colts’ all-time sacks leader jogged on the practice field shortly after Tuesday morning’s workout began. His first practice of the 2015 season comes nearly a full year to the day of his last practice with the team — Aug. 26 last year.

Mathis, who missed the entire 2014 season after tearing his Achilles tendon, was activated from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list on Tuesday morning.