Colts vs Steelers NFL Week Eight Inactives

Colts: CB Jalil Brown, G Lance Louis, C Khaled Holmes, OT Jamon Meredith, DT Kelcy Quarles, WR Reggie Wayne, DT Montori Hughes.

Steelers: WR Justin Brown, CB B.W. Webb, OT Marcus Gilbert, NT Steve McLendon, CB Ike Taylor, QB Landry Jones, S Shamarko Thomas.

Colts vs Steelers Thursday Injury Report

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Gosder Cherilus (not injury related), TE Jack Doyle (knee), RB Trent Richardson (hamstring), WR Reggie Wayne (elbow)
Thursday RB Trent Richardson (hamstring), LB Erik Walden (not injury related), WR Reggie Wayne (elbow)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday CB Darius Butler (ankle)
Thursday TE Jack Doyle (knee)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Arthur Jones (ankle)
Thursday CB Darius Butler (ankle), T Gosder Cherilus (not injury related), DT Arthur Jones (ankle)
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T Marcus Gilbert (concussion), DE Brett Keisel (not injury related), DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), S Michael Mitchell (not injury related), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)
Thursday T Marcus Gilbert (concussion), DE Brett Keisel (not injury related), DT Steve McLendon (shoulder), S Troy Polamalu (not injury related)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Ryan Shazier (knee), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)
Thursday CB Ivan Taylor (forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday S Michael Mitchell (not injury related), LB Ryan Shazier (knee)

Poll: Week 7 Key AFC Battle – Bengals at Colts – Who Wins?

Indianapolis Colts v Cincinnati Bengals


NFL Week Seven Capsule – Bengals Take On The Colts in Indy

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-1-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-2)

SERIES

BENGALS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 16-10
STREAKS Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 2-4 Pagano: 0-1
LAST WEEK T 37-37 vs. Panthers W 33-28 at Texans
LAST GAME 12/8/13: Colts 28 at Bengals 42. Cincinnati RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushes for 2 TDs & RB Giovani Bernard adds 99 rushing yards. Bengals WR A.J. Green records 72 receiving yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/14/10: Colts 23, Bengals 17. Indianapolis CB Kelvin Hayden records 31-yard INT-TD. Colts TE Jacob Tamme has 7 receptions for 73 yards & RB Javarris James adds rushing TD.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter). Westwood One: Davis Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 137 (Cin.), 85 (Ind.). XM: 85 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING Dalton: 103-151-1249-6-3-98.4 Luck: 172-260-1987 (1L)-17 (1L)-7-99.6 (3C)
RUSHING Bernard: 86-384-4.5-4 (T3L) Bradshaw: 60-284-4.7-0
RECEIVING Sanu: 27-354-13.1-3 Hilton: 40 (T2C)-604 (2C)-15.1-1
OFFENSE 397.0 (2C) 444.0 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE +2 +1
DEFENSE 398.8 340.5
SACKS Dunlap: 3 3 tied: 3
INTs Iloka, Nelson: 2 (T1C) 3 tied: 2 (T1C)
PUNTING Huber: 42.8 McAfee: 47.5
KICKING Nugent: 46 (13/13 PAT; 11/17 FG) Vinatieri: 57 (T2L) (21/21 PAT; 12/12 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: In 2 career meetings, QB ANDY DALTON is 2-0 with 539 pass yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.4 rating with rush TD. Bengals are 9-1 when Dalton posts 110+ rating. Has 33-19-1 (.632) record, best win pct. of any QB in club history (min. 20 starts)…RB GIOVANI BERNARD is only NFL player with 375+ rush yards (384), 4+ rush TDs (4) & 175+ rec. yards (178) this season. Had career-high 137 rush yards, incl. career-long 89-yard TD, last week. In only career meeting, had 148 scrim. yards (99 rush, 49 rec.)…WR A.J. GREEN aims for 3rd in row with TD vs. Ind. Since entering NFL in 2011, has 4,147 rec. yards, most in AFC. WR MOHAMED SANU had career-highs in rec. (10) & yards (120), incl. 34-yard TD last week. WR BRANDON TATE had 1st TD of season vs. Car. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has 2 TDs in 3 career meetings…Since 2012, GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 18.5 sacks. LB EMMANUEL LAMUR leads team with 36 tackles. S REGGIE NELSON has INT in 2 of past 3…COLTS: In only meeting, QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 326 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.1 rating. Aims for 5th in row with 300+ yards. Since entering NFL in 2012, leads AFC QBs with 11 rush TDs…RB TRENT RICHARDSON has rush TD in 2 of past 3, incl. 5-yarder vs. Hou. Scored 1st career rush TD vs. Cin. on 9/16/12 (w/ Cle.). RB AHMAD BRADSHAW leads NFL RBs with 5 TD catches in 2014…WR REGGIE WAYNE (13,985) needs 20 rec. yards to surpass JAMES LOFTON (14,004) for 8th all-time. In past 2 at home, has 14 catches for 196 yards & TD. WR T.Y. HILTON led team with 9 rec. for career-high 223 yards & TD last week, 2nd-most rec. yards in game in Colts history (RAYMOND BERRY, 224 yards on 11/10/57). TE DWAYNE ALLEN has TD in 3 of past 4…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 45 tackles, including 7 tackles & sack vs. Hou. In past 2, LB BJOERN WERNER has 3 sacks & FF. Rookie DE JONATHAN NEWSOME (Rd. 5, No. 166 overall) had 1st career sack last week…K ADAM VINATIERI (2,063) surpassed JOHN CARNEY (2,062) for No. 4 on all-time scoring list vs. Hou.

Colts Start Fast; Hold Off Texans In 33-28 Win

Indianapolis Colts v Houston Texans

The Colts got off to a blazing start Thursday night against the Texans, but by the time it was over they had to sweat it out to take home a key AFC South win.

After leading 24-0 after the first 15 minutes, the Colts D needed two late stops to hold off the Texans in a 33-28 win to put Indianapolis at 4-2 on the still young season.

The Texans had two opportunities to take the lead late, but the Colts recovered fumbles by Andre Johnson and Ryan Fitzpatrick in the last five minutes.

“You can finally start to see the type of defense that we envisioned a long time ago to go out there and do that week in and week out,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said.

Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton looked like Steve Young and Jerry Rice in the opening quarter, as the two combined to build Indy a huge lead before the Texans got going to make it a game.

Luck finished with 370 yards passing and three touchdowns for his fourth straight 300-yard passing game. Hilton had a career-high 223 yards receiving with a touchdown, with 140 yards receiving in the first quarter.

“I realize it’s only Week 6 so it’s not a Super Bowl, and it’s not anything too, too special,” Luck said. “But to beat a real darn-good football team like that is huge for us.”

Houston closed it to a five-point game when defensive stud J.J. Watt took back a fumble for a touchdown, his fourth score this season.

The Colts D stepped up when needed, as the Bjoern Werner sacked Fitzpatrick and stripped the ball, and D’Qwell Jackson recovered to end the Texans last threat.

Colts vs Texans Wednesday Injury Report

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS at HOUSTON TEXANS on Thursday night

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Status Report

OUT

CB Darius Butler (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (back)

QUESTIONABLE

LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)

PROBABLE

LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Monday

CB Darius Butler (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

Tuesday

CB Darius Butler (ankle), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (back), WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related)

Wednesday

CB Darius Butler (ankle), WR T.Y. Hilton (not injury related), DT Arthur Jones (ankle), G Jack Mewhort (ankle), G Hugh Thornton (back)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Monday

G Hugh Thornton (back)

Tuesday

LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)

Wednesday

LB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Tuesday

LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

Wednesday

WR Reggie Wayne (not injury related), LB Bjoern Werner (ankle)

HOUSTON TEXANS

(Houston conducted a walk-through on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday practice reports are an estimation.)

Status Report

OUT

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE

WR Andre Johnson (ankle)

PROBABLE

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), G Brandon Brooks (ankle), LB Brian Cushing (knee), LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Monday

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), CB Darryl Morris (ankle), LB Ricky Sapp (hamstring), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Tuesday

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

Wednesday

LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), LB Brian Cushing (knee), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Darryl Morris (ankle)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Monday

G Brandon Brooks (ankle), DE Tim Jamison (groin), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle)

Tuesday

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), G Brandon Brooks (ankle), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), DE Tim Jamison (groin), CB Johnathan Joseph (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Wednesday

CB Johnathan Joseph (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Monday

LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh)

Tuesday

LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh)

Wednesday

RB Alfred Blue (knee), CB A.J. Bouye (groin), G Brandon Brooks (ankle), LB Akeem Dent (shoulder), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (calf), RB Arian Foster (hamstring), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Damaris Johnson (foot), G Ben Jones (knee), P Shane Lechler (left hip), T Derek Newton (ankle), DT Ryan Pickett (knee), S Eddie Pleasant (ankle), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow), LB Jeff Tarpinian (thigh), DE J.J. Watt (thigh)

Poll: Colts vs Texans Thursday Night – Who Wins?

Houston Texans v Indianapolis Colts


Colts at Texans NFL Week 6 Capsule

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-2) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (3-2)

SERIES

COLTS TEXANS
THURS. RECORD 11-1-1 2-3
SERIES LEADER 20-4  
STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Pagano: 3-1 O’Brien: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 20-13 vs. Ravens L 20-17 (OT) at Cowboys
LAST GAME 12/15/13: Texans 3 at Colts 25. Indianapolis CB Darius Butler has 2 INTs & DE Cory Redding records safety. Colts RB Trent Richardson totals 102 scrimmage yards & TD reception.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/3/13: Colts 27, Texans 24. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 271 yards & 3 TDs to WR T.Y. Hilton (10, 58, 9), who totals 121 yards on 7 catches (17.3 avg.)
BROADCAST CBS/NFLN (7:25 PM CT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Rod Woodson, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Ind.), 92 (Hou.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Ind.), 226 (Hou.).

STATS

PASSING Luck: 147-216-1617 (1L)-14 (1L)-6-100.0 Fitzpatrick: 89-137-1056-5-6-82.3
RUSHING Bradshaw: 49-250-5.1-0 Foster: 86-404 (3L)-4.7-3 (T1C)
RECEIVING Hilton: 31 (T3C)-381-12.3-0 A. Johnson: 27-320-11.9-0
OFFENSE 439.6 (1C) 338.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 +4
DEFENSE 342.2 385.4
SACKS 4 tied: 2 Watt: 2
INTs 3 tied: 2 (T1C) 5 tied: 1
PUNTING McAfee: 49.3 (1C) Lechler: 47.5 (3C)
KICKING Vinatieri: 48 (T2L) (18/18 PAT; 10/10 FG) Bullock: 38 (11/11 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

COLTS:In past 9, QB ANDREW LUCK has completed 247 of 368 passes (67.1 pct.) for 2,646 yards with 22 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 100 rating. Aims for 4th in row with 300+ pass yards…RB TRENT RICHARDSON had TD catch in last meeting.In only meeting (10/10/10 with NYG), RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had 89 scrimmage yards (67 rush, 22 rec.). Leads NFL RBs with 4 TD catches in 2014…Last week, WR REGGIE WAYNE (13,950) surpassed CRIS CARTER (13,899) for 9th-most rec. yards all-time. Needs 55 yards to surpass JAMES LOFTON (14,004) for 8th all-time. Has TD catch in 5 of past 7 vs. Texans. TE DWAYNE ALLEN has TD catch in 5 of past 6…LB D’QWELL JACKSON leads team with 38 tackles. Last week, LB BJOERN WERNER had career-high 2 sacks. CB VONTAE DAVIS has INT in 2 of past 3…TEXANS: In 2 career home starts vs. Ind., QB RYAN FITZPATRICK has completed 38 of 53 passes (71.7 pct.) for 377 yards with 4 TDs & 0 INTs for 116.6 rating…In 6 career meetings, RB ARIAN FOSTER has 752 rush yards (125.3 per game) & 6 TDs, including career-high 231 yards & 3 TDs on 9/12/10.Since 2010, leads AFC with 5,210 rush yards. Has rushed for 100+ in 3 of past 4…For career, WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 6 catches per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Last week, Johnson (954) surpassed HOFer ANDRE REED (951) for No. 11 all-time. Needs 19 receiving yards to become 15th player in history to reach 13,000. WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has TD or 100+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5…DE J.J. WATT has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. Colts. Since 2012, leads NFL with 33 sacks. LB BROOKS REED had sack in last meeting. CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH had INT in last meeting. S KENDRICK LEWIS had INT vs. Dal., 1st with Texans.