Colts at Panthers NFL Week 8 Capsule



MON. RECORD 22-14 7-5
STREAKS   4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Chuck Pagano: 0-0 Ron Rivera: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 27-21 vs. Saints W 27-16 vs. Eagles
LAST GAME 11/27/11: Panthers 27 at Colts 19. Carolina RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 69 yards & 2 TDs. Panthers QB Cam Newton passes for 208 yards & adds 53 rush yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/28/07: Colts 31, Panthers 7. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning throws for 255 yards & 2 TDs. Colts RB Joseph Addai rushes for 100 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Jim Miller (field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Ind.), 93 (Car.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Ind.), 226 (Car.).


PASSING Luck: 118-210-1398-11-9-76.3 Newton: 101-181-1275-9-7-78.4
RUSHING Gore: 98-446-4.6-3 Stewart: 103-423-4.1-2
RECEIVING Hilton: 37-606-16.4-3 Olsen (TE): 27-439-16.3-3
OFFENSE 351.3 344.2
DEFENSE 408.6 339.8
SACKS Langford, Mathis: 2 Short: 5
INTs Adams: 4 (T1L) Norman: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING McAfee: 49.0 (2 L) Nortman: 45.8
KICKING Vinatieri: 31 (16/17 PAT; 5/7 FG) Gano: 48 (18/19 PAT; 10/13 FG)


COLTS: In past 5 vs. NFC, QB ANDREW LUCK has passed for 1,338 yards with 15 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 97.9 rating, incl. 333 yards & 3 TDs last week vs. NO…RB FRANK GORE aims for 6th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Averages 124.3 scrimmage yards per game in 3 career meetings…Last week, WR T.Y. HILTON had 4 catches for 150 yards (37.5 avg.) & 2 TDs, incl. career-long 87-yard TD – longest TD rec. by Colt at home since 1975. WR ANDRE JOHNSON (13,804) needs 86 rec. yards to surpass HOFer CRIS CARTER (13,899) for No. 10 all-time. WR DONTE MONCRIEF has TD catch in 5 of past 7…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 79 tackles. Since 2014, S MIKE ADAMS leads AFC with 9 INTs. Aims for 3rd in row with INT…PANTHERS: Are 6-0 for 1st time in franchise history…QB CAM NEWTON had 95.9 rating & rush TD in last meeting. In 3 starts on MNF, has 102.8 rating, 7 pass TDs & 2 rush TDs. Has pass TD & rush TD in 4 of past 5 & has 28 such games, 2nd most in NFL history…RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 203 yards (101.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. FB MIKE TOLBERT had rush TD & rec. TD last week, 3rd career game with both…TE GREG OLSEN has TD or 100+ yards in 5 of past 7 on MNF. Since 2008, is 1 of 3 active TEs with 5,000+ rec. yards (5,236) & 40+ TDs (43). In only game vs. Ind. (9/21/09 with Mia.), WR TED GINN JR. had 11 catches for 108 yards…DT KAWANN SHORT has 5 sacks in past 2 & leads NFL DTs with 5 sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN ties for NFL lead with 4 INTs & 2 INT-TDs. Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 505 tackles. LB THOMAS DAVIS leads team with 57 tackles. Only player in NFL with 2+ sacks & 2+ INTs. DE JARED ALLEN has 7.5 sacks in past 9 on MNF. Since 2004, leads NFL with 135 sacks.

Colts Rookie WR Dorsett To Miss 4-6 Weeks with Leg Injury

New York Jets v Indianapolis Colts

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Monday that rookie receiver Phillip Dorsett will four to six weeks with a fractured lower left leg, the Associated Press reports.

Dorsett, Indy’s first-round draft pick, was injured midway through the second quarter of Sunday’s game against New Orleans when he was hit low by one defender and then was awkwardly bent backward by another.

Dorsett said he felt the bone crack before he went down. He limped straight to the locker room, did not return and was on crutches, wearing a boot over his left foot after the game.

He has 11 catches for 167 yards and one TD this season.

Saints vs Colts NFL Week 7 Inactives

Saints inactives: DB Keenan Lewis, DB Damian Swann, OT Andrus Peat, FB Austin Johnson, QB Garrett Grayson, DE Obum Gwacham, DT Kaleb Eulls

Colts inactives: S Mike Adams, RB Josh Robinson, S Clayton Geathers, OL Denzell Good, OL Todd Herremans, LB Jonathan Newsome, DL Zach Kerr

Saints vs Colts Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday T Terron Armstead (knee), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip), CB Keenan Lewis (hip, illness), T Andrus Peat (knee)
  Wednesday S Jairus Byrd (knee), WR Marques Colston (shoulder), LB Ramon Humber (thigh), G Tim Lelito (shoulder), P Thomas Morstead (right quadricep)
  Wednesday CB Damian Swann (concussion)
Practice Report
  Wednesday S Mike Adams (hamstring), CB Vontae Davis (not injury related), LB Jerrell Freeman (groin), S Clayton Geathers (knee), WR Andre Johnson (not injury related), LB Robert Mathis (not injury related)
  Wednesday LB Nate Irving (knee)

Saints at Colts NFL Week Seven Capsule



STREAKS 6 of past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Sean Payton: 2-1 Chuck Pagano: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 31-21 vs. Falcons L 34-27 vs. Patriots
LAST GAME 10/23/11: Colts 7 at Saints 62. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 31 of 35 passes (88.6 percent) for 325 yards & 5 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston has 2 TD catches.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/6/07: Colts 41, Saints 10. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning throws for 288 yards & 3 TDs.

Colts WR Reggie Wayne has 7 catches for 115 yards & 2 TDs.

REFEREE Carl Cheffers
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (NO), 93 (Ind.). XM: 226 (Ind.).


PASSING Brees: 143-209-1616 (3C)-7-3-96.5 Luck: 95-166-1065-8-7-75.0
RUSHING Ingram: 88-307-3.5-4 (T3L) Gore: 89-403-4.5-3
RECEIVING Cooks: 29-363-12.5-1 Hilton: 33-456-13.8-1
OFFENSE 387.0 (3C) 347.2
DEFENSE 409.7 401.8
SACKS Jordan, Kikaha (R): 4 8 tied: 1
INTs Breaux, Browner: 1 Adams: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING Morstead: 43.2 McAfee: 48.0
KICKING Forbath (Was.): 4 (1/1 PAT; 1/2 FG) Vinatieri: 28 (13/14 PAT; 5/7 FG)


SAINTS: QB DREW BREES aims for 4th consecutive 300-yard game. Has 90 career 300-yard games, 2nd most in NFL history. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 45,301 yards & 323 TDs. In last meeting, passed for 325 yards, 5 TDs & 0 INTs for 144.9 rating, 1 of 7 games with 5+ TDs & 0 INTs. In past 3 vs. AFC, has completed 87 of 113 (77 pct.) for 932 yards & 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 123.5 rating…RB MARK INGRAM rushed for 2 TDs last week. RB C.J. SPILLER rushed for 107 yards in only game vs. Ind. (11/25/12 with Buf.)…TE BENJAMIN WATSON had 10 catches for career-high 127 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR MARQUES COLSTON had 7 catches for 98 yards & 2 TDs in last game vs. Ind. Has 14 career games with 2+ TD catches. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads club with 29 catches. WR WILLIE SNEAD has team-best 436 rec. yards…LB HAU’OLI KIKAHA leads NFL rookies with 4 sacks. DE CAMERON JORDAN had 3 sacks, FF & FR last week. LB DANNELL ELLERBE had 14 tackles, FF & FR in Week 6…COLTS: In past 4 vs. NFC, QB ANDREW LUCK has passed for 1,005 yards with 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.7 rating. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of 4 games in 2015…RB FRANK GORE leads active players with 11,476 rushing yards. Aims for 5th in row with 85+ scrimmage yards. In last meeting (11/9/14 with SF), rushed for 81 yards & TD…WR T.Y. HILTON (247) needs 3 rec. to reach 250 career. Aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. NFC. WR ANDRE JOHNSON (13,760) needs 18 receiving yards to surpass STEVE SMITH, SR. (13,772) & HENRY ELLARD (13,777) for No. 11 all-time. WR DONTE MONCRIEF has TD catch in 4 of past 6. WR GRIFF WHALEN scored 1st TD since 2013 last week (18-yard catch)…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 71 tackles, incl. 13 last week. Aims for 5th in row with 10+ tackles. Since 2014, S MIKE ADAMS leads AFC with 9 INTs, including 14-yard INT-TD vs. NE. Has 3 INTs in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with INT.

Former Colts Coach Lindy Infante Passes Away at 75

Lindy Infante Colts

The AP is reporting that former Colts coach Lindy Infante has passed away in St. Augustine after a lengthy illness. The former coach was 75 years old.

Here’s the report from the AP:

Infante was a head coach for six years in the NFL, compiling a 36-60 record. He was the NFL Coach of the Year in 1989 with Green Bay, but his only postseason appearance came in 1996 when his Colts lost a wild card game to Pittsburgh, 42-14.

”He was the consummate father, husband & coach,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said on Twitter.

Harbaugh was the Colts’ starting quarterback in 1996. The next year, the Colts finished 3-13 and Infante was out of a job after two seasons with a 12-20 record. Indianapolis drafted quarterback Peyton Manning the following offseason.

There was bad timing at Infante’s first head-coaching stop in Green Bay, too. He went 24-40 from 1988-91. After the Packers finished 4-12 in his final season, the team overhauled its front office, and the following year general manager Ron Wolf acquired Brett Favre from the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers reasserted themselves as one of the league’s top teams.

The organization hailed the Infantes for their presence in the community. Packers President Mark Murphy also credited the Infante-led team in 1989 with rekindling enthusiasm in the fan base following a 10-6 season.

”For a franchise that had been struggling for so long to find a winning way, the emergence of that team under Lindy as new coach and (Don) Majkowski as its quarterback gave us great promise for the future,” said Murphy’s predecessor, Bob Harlan. ”It brought back a great deal of excitement in the community we hadn’t felt for a long time.”

Colts at Texans NFL Week Five Capsule



THUR. RECORD 12-1-1 2-4
STREAKS Past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Chuck Pagano: 5-1 Bill O’Brien: 0-2
LAST WEEK W 16-13 (OT) vs. Jaguars L 48-21 at Falcons
LAST GAME 12/14/14: Texans 10 at Colts 17. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 187 yards & 2 TDs. Houston S Kendrick Lewis has 27-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/14: Colts 33, Texans 28. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 370 yards & 3 TDs.  Houston DE J.J. Watt has 45-yards FR-TD.
REFEREE Terry McAulay
BROADCAST CBS/NFLN (7:25 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (Ind.), 93 (Hou.). XM: 226 (Ind.), 225 (Hou.).


PASSING Luck: 65-116-753-5-7-65.1 OR

Hasselbeck: 30-47-282-1-0-87.4

Mallett: 71-137-720-3-3-65.3
RUSHING Gore: 54-227-4.2-2 Blue: 51-204-4.0-1
RECEIVING Moncrief: 23-275-12.0-3 (T3C) Hopkins: 31-409 (3C)-13.2-3 (T3C)
OFFENSE 337.8 384.3
DEFENSE 387.5 344.0
SACKS 5 tied: 1 Watt: 4 (T2L)
INTs Lowery: 2 (T1C) Demps, Moore: 1
PUNTING McAfee: 47.9 Lechler: 47.1
KICKING Vinatieri: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/5 FG) Novak: 3 (3/3 PAT; 0/1 FG)


COLTS: Have won 15 consec. games vs. AFC South, tied for longest division win streak since 1970 (1972-73 Dolphins, 15)…QB ANDREW LUCK has 5-1 career record vs. Hou. & has passed for 1,385 yards with 14 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 90.4 rating. Last week, QB MATT HASSELBECK earned 1st win as starter since 10/21/12 vs. Buf. (with Ten.)…In last meeting (10/6/13 w/ SF), RB FRANK GORE rushed for 81 yards & TD…In past 9 vs. AFC South, WR T.Y. HILTON has 50 catches for 896 yards & 2 TDs. WR ANDRE JOHNSON (1,019) needs 6 catches to surpass ISAAC BRUCE (1,024) for No. 8 all-time…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 47 tackles. Last week, K ADAM VINATIERI (1,004) surpassed MIKE VANDERJAGT (995) as Colts’ all-time leading scorer & became 1st player in NFL history to score 1,000+ points with 2 different teams (1,158 with NE)…TEXANS: QB RYAN MALLETT set to make 1st career start vs. own division. Has TD pass in 3 of past 4…In 3 career home starts, RB ALFRED BLUE has 254 scrimmage yards (227 rush, 27 rec.), incl. 139 yards & TD vs. TB in Week 3…In past 9 overall, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 56 rec. for 816 yards (14.6 avg.) with 5 TDs, incl. 9 catches for 157 yards last week. WR CECIL SHORTS III had 6 catches for 87 yards & TD last week. WR NATE WASHINGTON (149) set to play in 150th career game…In past 9, J.J. WATT has 15 sacks, 2 FF, FR, safety, 6 PDs & TD catch. Since entering NFL in 2011, leads league with 61 sacks. LB BRIAN CUSHING leads team with 32 tackles, incl. 11 last week. Since 2006, CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH has 5 INT-TDs, tied for most in AFC.

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)