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Peyton guides Broncos to 10th straight victory

Peyton guides Broncos to 10th straight victory

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 23, 2012
Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes for the 72nd time of his career in a 34-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
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  • Colts notebook: Wayne's TD the difference as receiver adds more…

    Colts notebook: Wayne's TD the difference as receiver adds more accolades

    indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The play of the game shall remain nameless. "Not telling you that, man," Reggie Wayne said, slowly wagging his head back and forth.
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  • Colts' playoff foe likely Baltimore, unless ...

    Colts' playoff foe likely Baltimore, unless ...

    indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Indianapolis Colts appear to be headed back to Baltimore for the opening round of the NFL playoffs in the first weekend of January.
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  • Bob Kravitz's Colts report card: Playoff berth earns passing gr…

    Bob Kravitz's Colts report card: Playoff berth earns passing grade

    indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    Like many of the Colts' wins this season, the performance wasn't pretty, but the result is all that matters. And Sunday's 20-13 win over Kansas City puts Indianapolis in the playoffs one year removed from the No. 1 overall pick. Here are this week's mar…
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  • Colts Insider: Arians leads playoff run, returns team to Pagano

    Colts Insider: Arians leads playoff run, returns team to Pagano

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The season could have gotten away from the Indianapolis Colts in early October. It could have careened out of control after they learned their leader would take an indefinite leave to fight for his life.
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  • Bob Kravitz: Script almost too hokey to believe, but pinch your…

    Bob Kravitz: Script almost too hokey to believe, but pinch yourself, Colts headed to playoffs

    indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    "This is Spielberg stuff," Colts GM Ryan Grigson said, cracking a broad smile. "To call it a storybook is almost an understatement. It's been bigger than that."
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  • "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your S…

    "Hallelujah, Holy Shit! Where's The Tylenol?": Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 23, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from London Fletcher losing his lunch to sad Tom Brady. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »
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  • Broncos up early on Browns

    Broncos up early on Browns

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Broncos still have an outside shot at home field advantage through the AFC playoffs (with Houston’s surprising collapse). And they’re playing like a team no one wants to go see. The Broncos are up 14-3 on the Browns, with Peyton Manning throwing a
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  • History Lesson: The Bengals are playoff-bound and the Steelers …

    History Lesson: The Bengals are playoff-bound and the Steelers ar…

    CNNSI.com Dec 23, 2012
    The Bengals are playoff-bound and the Steelers aren't. Cincinnati's 13-10 win was a tour de force performance by maybe the NFL's most off-the-radar defense, says Don Banks.
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  • Colts clinch playoff berth as Luck sets record

    Colts clinch playoff berth as Luck sets record

    Andrew Luck threw for 205 yards to break the single-season rookie record, and his touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne late in the fourth quarter Sunday gave the Indianapolis Colts a 20-13 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and a berth in the playoffs.
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  • Colts, not Texans, with nothing to lose

    Colts, not Texans, with nothing to lose

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    Since it became apparent the Indianapolis Colts had a shot at joining the Houston Texans in the playoffs, we've frequently wondered if Houston would have anything to play for in their Week 17 matchup in Indianapolis. It illustrates the league's fantasti…
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  • Colts clinch playoff berth with 20-13 win in K.C.

    Colts clinch playoff berth with 20-13 win in K.C.

    profootballtalk.com Dec 23, 2012
    The connection between quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver Reggie Wayne has been vital to the Colts’ success this season. It paid off one more time for the game-winning play in Week 16. Luck hit Wayne for a seven-yard touchdown with just over four
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  • Wrap-up: Colts 20, Chiefs 13

    Wrap-up: Colts 20, Chiefs 13

    ESPN.com indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    Thoughts on the Indianapolis Colts' 20-13 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium: What it means: A year after they suffered through a 2-14 season the Colts are already back in the playoffs, having clinched a wild-card berth with their …
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  • Indianapolis Colts: Timeline on Chuck Pagano's treatment for le…

    Indianapolis Colts: Timeline on Chuck Pagano's treatment for leukemia

    indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    Here is a timeline on Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and his treatment for leukemia.
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  • Colts to face Chiefs with revamped OL, defense

    Colts to face Chiefs with revamped OL, defense

    indystar.com Dec 23, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If the Indianapolis Colts are able to clinch a playoff spot today at Arrowhead Stadium, they'll do so with a revamped offensive line.
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  • Pregame nuggets to chew on

    Pregame nuggets to chew on

    ESPN.com Dec 23, 2012
    In the Vikings' last six games, quarterback Christian Ponder has completed one pass of 15 yards or more downfield in 23 attempts. The Texans have not been playing great pass defense, but facing such a non-threatening quarterback could provide a major bo…
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  • Video - Sunday Breakdown: Week 16 02:16

    Sunday Breakdown: Week 16

    Dec 23
    Jim Basquil and Eric Allen break down key plays from week 16 including Andrew Luck to Reggie Wayne and Andy Dalton to A.J. Green
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Colts-Chiefs Recap 02:10

    Sunday Blitz: Colts-Chiefs Recap

    Dec 23
    Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Colts' 20-13 win over the Chiefs.
  • Video - Luck Leads Colts Into Playoffs 00:38

    Luck Leads Colts Into Playoffs

    Dec 23
    Andrew Luck set the rookie passing record in the Colts' 20-13 win over the Chiefs.
  • Video - Colts postgame press conference 04:29

    Colts postgame press conference

    Dec 23
    Colts react following game with Chiefs

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Megatron the headliner, but history was made all over Week 16

    Dec 23
    The Bengals have done something this year that hadn't been done since Boomer Esiason was a junior at Maryland.
  • Don Banks: Critical win proves Vikes are more than a one-man show; more Sn…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 16 that saw the NFL's playoff field taking shape in almost-finalized fashion...
  • Don Banks: After 45 seasons, Bengals finally find some history in repeatin…

    Dec 23
    PITTSBURGH -- Heinz Field felt like history central Sunday in the NFL. But maybe not the way many would have expected.
  • Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings topple Houston Tex…

    Dec 23
    Adrian Peterson held to 86 yards, but Minnesota Vikings keep playoff hopes alive with win over Houston Texans