Posts Tagged ‘Indianapolis Colts’

Playoffs still possible, but Eagles need help

December 16th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Playoffs still possible, but Eagles need help | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL

Dez Bryant catches one of three touchdowns over Bradley Fletcher in Cowboys 38-27 win over Eagles.

Coming into week 15 the Philadelphia Eagles controlled their own destiny in terms of winning the NFC East and making the playoffs. An Eagles win on Sunday night would have meant the Eagles would have needed just one more victory, or one more Cowboys loss to clinch the NFC East crown. However, after a disappointing 38-27 loss to the Dallas Cowboys the Eagles can still make the playoffs, but no longer control their own destiny. In order to make the playoffs, the Eagles first off have to win their final two games. If they do that, they will need a little luck.

Ironically, the Cowboys will face the Indianapolis Colts this weekend and face one of the best quarterbacks in football named Andrew Luck. The Colts (10-4) clinched the AFC South division yesterday with a 17-10 win over the Houston Texans, but are still in the hunt for a top two seed in the AFC playoff picture.

With the Eagles trailing the Cowboys by a single game in the division, they will need to win out and hope for the Cowboys to lose at least one of their final two games this season. The second game the Cowboys have is at Washington, which is a much easier game for the Cowboys, so the division title could very well be in the balance this weekend when the Colts roll into Dallas.

The Eagles have some hope with this contest as Dallas is ironically much better on the road (7-0) then they are at home (3-4) this season. The Colts hold a 4-2 road record and are one of the best teams in football, especially offensively which is bad news for the Cowboys who have a below-average defense in the league. Third in the league in scoring, the Colts come into to this game averaging a whopping 33.3 points per game on the road this year.

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Philadelphia Eagles- 30 Indianapolis Colts- 27

September 17th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles- 30 Indianapolis Colts- 27 | Filed in Eagles, Football

Team Stat Comparison

PHI
IND
1st Downs 24 25
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Week Two: Eagles-Colts Predictions

September 16th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Week Two: Eagles-Colts Predictions | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

I would be lying if I said to you that looking at tonight’s game against the Indianapolis Colts didn’t feel a lot scarier in the first half of last week’s win against the Jaguars. However, the Eagles turned it up in the second half by putting up 34 unanswered points, looking like the team we all expected to see this season.

Tonight the Eagles face the reigning AFC South Champion Colts, who are coming off a similar game as the Eagles. Last week the Colts fell behind by 24 points in the first half against the Denver Broncos, and entered halftime with a 17 point deficit, just like the Eagles. In the second half the Colts looked like a different team, outscoring the Broncos 17-7, but eventually lost 31-24.

The argument can easily be made that the Colts have an advantage tonight based off of their rally and slim seven point loss to the reigning AFC Champions led by Peyton Manning. However, some can say the Eagles putting up 34 unanswered points to overcome a 17 point deficit, no matter who the opponent, is a very strong statement of the first half being a fluke.

Let’s see what the Talk Sports Philly staff thinks about this game:

Christopher Leomporra:  Eagles 35 – Colts 24

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Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)- Game Preview, Analysis, Predictions and more

September 13th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Indianapolis Colts (0-1)- Game Preview, Analysis, Predictions and more | Filed in Eagles, Football

Date- 09/15
Time- 8:30 PM EST
Channel- ESPN
Favorites- Colts by 3
Location- Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Injury Report

Eagles

Lane Johnson- suspended
Allen Barbre- ankle (on IR)
Najee Goode- pectoral (on IR)
Evan Mathis- knee (on IR)
Travis Long- knee (on IR)
Matt Tobin- ankle (questionable)
Josh Huff- shoulder (questionable)
Chris Polk- hamstring (probable)
Brad Smith- groin (probable)
Jaylen Watkins- hamstring (probable)

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Eagles-Colts: Five Things You Need to Know

September 13th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Eagles-Colts: Five Things You Need to Know | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

Here are five things you need to know prior to the Eagles-Colts Monday Night Football game at Lucas Oil Stadium next week.

01. Home/Away

Andrew Luck, in two seasons in the NFL, is 13-3 (while just 9-8 away from home) at home. His home/away splits are pretty incredible, as are most quarterbacks in the league. At home, in his career, he has 32 touchdown passes to just 12 interceptions, while on the road he has a TD-INT ratio of just 16-17. This is Luck’s first-ever NFL start against Philadelphia. The last time the Eagles have beat Indianapolis in Indianapolis was December of 1993, when the Colts played at the old Hoosier Dome.

(Wade Payne/AP Photo)

Nick Foles, in his career, actually owns a better record on the road than at home; 6-4 to 5-6. On the road he’s been fantastic,  to say the least, with a TD-INT ratio of 24-3, a quarterback rating of 112.8 and an average of 270.3 passing yards/game. Meanwhile, at home Foles has had a TD-INT ratio of 9-4, with a quarterback rating of 87.4. Foles’ biggest road game to date occurred last November, at the Oakland Coliseum vs. the Raiders, when he threw for 406 yards and tied an NFL single-game record with seven touchdown passes.

It’ll be imperative for Foles and the Eagles’ offense to score first, that way they can take the home crowd in Indy out of it early and gain an early momentum swing, unlike what they did vs. Jacksonville in the first quarter/half. This is also a big factor, seeing as how Indy’s one of the best home teams in the league.

(Ben Margot/AP Photo)

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Week 1 in the NFL

September 12th, 2011 by Scott Dargis | 1 Comment | Filed in Eagles, Football, General

I hope everyone out there enjoyed the first Sunday in the NFL yesterday, the one stat that I would like to know is the amount of button presses on remote controls yesterday. Speaking of remote controls, there maybe a sale on new ones in Dallas, but I’ll get to that later. Yesterday it felt like you just had to just absorb everything you possibly could. If you watched the games yesterday you saw a beautiful tribute to 9/11 across the entire league. Still hard to believe that it has been a decade since the disaster.

Anyway back to football. Yesterday the NFL was in the bizarro world, the Bengals won. The Ravens-Steelers didn’t end in a 3 point differential. The Bills, yes the Bills dominated in a regular season game and Steve Smith was relevant again thanks to a rookie QB who threw for 422 yards. There were somethings that stayed the same however, Tony Romo once again found a way to collapse under the pressure. Calvin Johnson showed that he can be uncoverable at times and Ted Ginn Jr. is fast, really fast. All in all an exciting, eventful, exuberant Sunday that will not soon be forgotten.

Broadway Mark got gets some serious help, Rob Ryan gets some serious air time

Sanchez had an impressive stat line against the Cowboys on Sunday night (26/44 335 yds 2 TDs 1 INT), but it was the Romo interception that will be the moment remembered from this game. It is a shame too because Romo looked very good up until when his team needed him the most. He orchestrated a quick moving offense that made the Jets secondary look like they were still in the preseason. I guarantee that Rex will have a few choice words for those guys during the film sessions this week.

For someone who made a very heads up play earlier in the game in recognizing that a toss was going to get picked off and then keeping it on the fly for a 3 yard gain, that throw to Dez Bryant was just downright awful. That was a panic pass thrown at the worst time, if Romo would have noticed Revis his next read would have been to Miles Austin who was open on the right side of the field.

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Johnny G’s Super Bowl Pick

February 6th, 2010 by Johnny G | 11 Comments | Filed in Football, General, Twitter

Indianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints

Indianapolis Colts (-4.5) over New Orleans Saints/ Sunday 6:25pm on CBS

We have been spoiled by the last several Super Bowls that have come down to last minute heroics. That won’t be necessary this year. Peyton Manning is attempting to win the second Super Bowl of his career and Drew Brees and the Saints are attempting to win their first. As much as I’d like to believe the Saints have a chance in this game because of the great story line it would be and the trials and tribulations of the city of New Orleans, I just don’t see how they win this game.

Let’s break it down simply. If you watched the NFC Championship game it is fairly evident that the best team is not representing the NFC in this game. The Minnesota Vikings and 40 year old Brett Favre sliced this Saints defense to death. The Vikings outgained the Saints by 220 yards in the game, compiled 15 more first downs, and dominated the time of possession. The only reason we are not looking at a Favre Manning matchup is because of 5 fumbles by the Vikings, 3 of which they lost. Favre also threw 2 interceptions, one of which should have been called back on a roughing the passer penalty, as the NFL admitted just last week. Don’t get me wrong, the Vikings have a prolific offense, but when you compare the Vikings and Colts it is not close. Peyton Manning, the best QB of this era, and possibly ever leads an offense that just embarrassed the #1 defense in the NFL. The Jets defense was shredded so badly in the 2nd half in the AFC Championship; they had to stop blitzing completely, which is their signature.

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