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Colts' offense appears Taylor-made for big-play threats

Oct. 18, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jonathan Taylor has the Indianapolis Colts' offense humming. He's running hard, running effectively, and over the last week running, perhaps, better than any other NFL back. In a six-day span, the second-year running back had 327...

Turnovers by Mills doom Texans to fifth straight loss

Oct. 18, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans hoped Davis Mills would take another step forward Sunday against Indianapolis to help them snap a four-game skid. Instead, the rookie quarterback threw two interceptions after halftime to doom the Texans to another embarrassing loss. ...

Indianapolis gets in sync with 31-3 victory over Houston

Oct. 17, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts finally figured out how to deliver a knockout punch Sunday. They capitalized on turnovers, made big plays at timely moments and, yes, even managed to protect a late lead. Carson Wentz threw two long TD...

Colts look to rebound, turn around season against Texans

Oct. 14, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (1-4) at INDIANAPOLIS (1-4) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Colts by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Houston 3-2; Indianapolis 3-2. SERIES RECORD: Colts lead 30-9. ...

Colts don't get their kicks in 31-25 OT loss to Ravens

Oct. 12, 2021 01:26 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Indianapolis Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship was warming up before facing the Ravens when suddenly he felt a twinge in his hip that would last the entire night. “It was kind of a stabbing pain every time I cocked my leg back to swing,” he said. ...

Jackson leads Ravens back to 31-25 OT win over Colts

Oct. 12, 2021 01:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Even more than usual, the Baltimore Ravens needed Lamar Jackson to do pretty much everything as they tried to climb out of a second-half hole. Their running backs had been stopped, and another key offensive player had left with an injury — but the...

Ravens host Colts hoping for more prime-time success

Oct. 07, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (1-3) at BALTIMORE (3-1) Monday, 8:15 p.m. EDT, ESPN OPENING LINE: Ravens by 7, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Indianapolis 2-2; Baltimore 2-2. SERIES RECORD: Colts lead...

Players-only meeting helped Colts put season back on track

Oct. 04, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts defensive end Kemoko Turay was flustered and flummoxed after three straight losses. So last week, Turay suggested to 2020 All-Pro defensive tackle DeForest Buckner that he call a players-only meeting. Buckner, two-time...

Colts get 1st win of season, top sputtering Dolphins 27-17

Oct. 03, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The last seven times Carson Wentz had played in a football game, he had walked off on the losing side. His final four appearances with Philadelphia last season, all losses. His first three appearances with Indianapolis this season, all losses. ...

Long injury list leaves big questions for winless Colts

Sep. 29, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich is undeterred by the growing injury list. Starting quarterback Carson Wentz has two sprained ankles. 2020 All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson's streak of consecutive starts is in jeopardy because of a sprained right...