This is the December 24, 2012 news archive. View today's Colts rumors and news.
Terms like soldier and warrior are well within the tough-guy lexicon of football, but when Chuck Pagano used them Monday afternoon, haltingly, tenderly, between gasps heavy with emotion, he was speaking of "my soul mate, my wife."Upvote Share Tweet
The final act of an unlikely regular season comes Sunday when Houston visits Lucas Oil Stadium. And here's the unexpected twist: The Colts have nothing to play for regarding playoff positioning, while the Texans still haven't secured the AFC's No. 1 see…Upvote Share Tweet
Bob Kravitz: Chuck Pagano back in charge of Colts -- and light switchNow, finally, the lights can be turned off in Chuck Pagano's office. Now, finally, after nearly three months of fighting leukemia back into submission and remission, Pagano can return to his coach's office -- where interim coach Bruce Arians and the Ind…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 24, 2012The NFL Most Valuable Player award seems to be a two-man race heading into Week 17, with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning the contenders. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier has already gone on the record as saying th…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts: Once again, team doesn't do it easily; defense makes just enough plays"Bleak" was interim coach Bruce Arians' choice of words to describe his Indianapolis Colts' precarious position as a chilly Sunday afternoon passed into evening at Arrowhead Stadium.Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Texans 'inexcusable'; Colts 'improbable'ESPN.com Updated Dec 24, 2012Reading the coverage… Houston Texans “For a veteran team to come out flat without a sense of urgency when it has a chance to earn home-field advantage is inexcusable,” writes John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. To which I say: They can make thisUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 24, 2012The Kansas City Chiefs have not had a good season and major change figures to come almost immediately after they close out the season next Sunday. All of that struggle doesn’t mean they can’t set a record, although the record they set in Sunday’s 20Upvote Share Tweet
Colts Daily Links: A 'perfect junkyard dog' took over for Pagano and led team to playoffsSoaring through cyberspace in search of interesting stuff on the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts.Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 24, 2012The AFC South had just one happy team and one happy fan base Sunday. The Colts won in Kansas City and celebrated a playoff berth. The Texans and Jaguars lost at home, the Titans lost in Green Bay. Still, you went to games and at least had some fun. And …Upvote Share Tweet
Pagano's Effect On ColtsDec 24Merril Hoge discusses Chuck Pagano's return and what it means for the Colts.
Reaction to Chuck Pagano's returnDec 24Jeff Darlington joins "NFL Total Access" to talk about the reaction to Chuck Pagano returning as the Colts head coach, along with what the transition for the Colts will be like to switch coaches.
'The Coaches Show': Pagano ready to goDec 24How will Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano's return impact the Colts? Our coaches discuss the role that Pagano will have now that he is back with the team.
Pagano returns to ColtsDec 24After undergoing treatment for leukemia, Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano returns to the team ready to make a strong playoff run.
Clayton mailbag: Coaching changes are comingDec 24While many are in the spirit of the holiday season, numerous coaches can't enjoy it because they're on the hot seat, writes John Clayton.