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Rating Super Bowls: Classics, Memorables and Duds

Jan. 26, 2020 12:31 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Not all Super Bowls are super. Some are classics, some are memorable but not quite fit for total greatness. Some have elements making them noteworthy, but otherwise won't make many championship scrapbooks (except with fans of the winners). And some are outright duds. Here's a look at America's...

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen, right, sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Ballard to remain patient about Colts quarterback options

Jan. 2, 2020 1:11 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are willing to give Jacoby Brissett another full season to prove himself. It doesn't mean they're out of the quarterback market. General manager Chris Ballard acknowledged during Thursday's season-ending news conference that Indy's passing game needs to improve...

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen, right, sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Reich hoping season's challenges make Colts better team

Dec. 30, 2019 3:22 PM EST

The Indianapolis Colts started this season with Andrew Luck's impromptu retirement announcement. They finished it with a thud. For the fourth time in five years they missed the playoffs, and for the second time in three years they finished with a losing record — this time after starting 5-2. “A lot...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) greets Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) after an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The Siant won 34-7. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Colts seek improvement following playoff-eliminating loss

Dec. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich admits the Indianapolis Colts simply haven't been good enough this season — especially the past seven games. Now there's no sugar-coating it. After enduring Monday's embarrassing, playoff-eliminating 34-7 loss at New Orleans, the Colts spent the trip home...

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree celebrates after forcing a fumble off Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley and recovering the ball for a turnover during the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

Organic chemistry; LB duo Watt, Dupree thriving for Steelers

Dec. 12, 2019 4:24 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — On the surface, they couldn't be more different. One is the self-professed country boy from Georgia with the easy laugh. The other is a quiet kid from Wisconsin who happens to be the youngest member of a family that treats football not so much a sport but a calling. Bud Dupree, however,...

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) watches after his field goal attempt was blocked and returned for a touchdown by the Tennessee Titans during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Colts kicking struggles continue as Vinatieri heads to IR

Dec. 9, 2019 7:14 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Adam Vinatieri kept trying to kick through the pain. Now, he's about to face perhaps the most agonizing decision of his 24-year career. The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that the 46-year-old record-holding kicker will finish this season on injured reserve with an injured left knee...

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri (4) watches after his field goal attempt was blocked and returned for a touchdown by the Tennessee Titans during the second half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Colts will put Vinatieri on injured reserve with knee injury

Dec. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri will finish this season on injured reserve with an injured left knee. The 46-year-old Vinatieri hopes his stellar career ends differently. The Colts announced Monday that Vinatieri will have season-ending surgery for an injury he attempted to...

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) runs away from Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Lavonte David (54) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Winston throws for 456 yards, 4 TDs as Bucs rally over Colts

Dec. 8, 2019 10:48 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay isn't giving up on Jameis Winston or its season. The suddenly red-hot Buccaneers (6-7) will miss the playoffs for the 12th straight year despite rallying Sunday to beat the Indianapolis Colts 38-35 for their third consecutive victory and fourth in five games. Winston continued...

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (15) stiff arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis (33) after a catch during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Reeling Colts fall 38-35 to Bucs for 5th loss in 6 games

Dec. 8, 2019 8:01 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts are still searching for some of that magic they had last season during a incredible stretch run to reach the playoffs Jameis Winston threw for 456 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hand the Colts their fifth loss in six games, 38-35 on...

Cook’s 18-yard FG lifts UNI over South Dakota State 13-10

Dec. 7, 2019 6:14 PM EST

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Matthew Cook kicked an 18-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining to give Northern Iowa a 13-10 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Series playoffs. UNI (10-4) will face second-seed James Madison (12-1) in a quarterfinal....