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Sunday could be Freeney's Indy swan song

Sunday could be Freeney's Indy swan song

ESPN.com Updated Dec 27, 2012
Dwight Freeney's been a stalwart of the Colts for 11 years, recording 106.5 sacks. But Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium could be his home finale wearing a horseshoe on his helmet. He’s making a $14 million base sa
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  • Chat wrap: What benefits the Texans?

    Chat wrap: What benefits the Texans?

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Clint (Houston): In the past few years, teams which have gained the 1st seed have not [fared] well in their quest for a Super Bowl. Obviously home field advantage is a big deal, but do you think that a loss to the Colts and the loss of a 1st seed could …
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  • Colts' Robert Mathis prefers New Orleans over Hawaii

    Colts' Robert Mathis prefers New Orleans over Hawaii

    indystar.com Dec 27, 2012
    Given his druthers, Robert Mathis would just as soon pass on another trip to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl. Not that the Colts' perennial all-star wouldn't take advantage of the all-expenses-paid junket for the Jan. 27 game. It's just that Mathis hopes to b…
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  • Colts free agents facing final regular season game

    Colts free agents facing final regular season game

    indystar.com Dec 27, 2012
    The 10-5 Indianapolis Colts who will close the regular season Sunday against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium scarcely resemble the 2-14 wreck of a year ago, and that's irrespective of records.
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  • Bob Kravitz: Thankfully, Colts won't be resting players Sunday

    Bob Kravitz: Thankfully, Colts won't be resting players Sunday

    indystar.com Dec 27, 2012
    I have a bracelet I wear: WWBPD? What Would Bill Polian Do? OK, that's a flat-out lie. I don't have a WWBPD bracelet. But I know what he'd be doing this Sunday against the Houston Texans in a game that means nothing in the standings to the Indianapolis …
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  • Colts' regular season finale with Texans sold out

    Colts' regular season finale with Texans sold out

    indystar.com Dec 27, 2012
    The Indianapolis Colts' regular-season finale Sunday with Houston at Lucas Oil Stadium has been sold out and will be broadcast in the local market.
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  • Were Colts' Andrew Luck, Jerrell Freeman snubbed for Pro Bowl?

    Were Colts' Andrew Luck, Jerrell Freeman snubbed for Pro Bowl?

    indystar.com Dec 27, 2012
    Every year, somebody doesn't make the Pro Bowl and fans wonder why.
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  • Peyton Manning expected to play entire game

    Peyton Manning expected to play entire game

    profootballtalk.com Dec 27, 2012
    During Peyton Manning’s tenure with the Colts, the 16th game of the season was usually the best day of the year for his backup. At some point during the contest, which the Colts rarely needed to secure playoff position, Manning would head to the bench a
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  • Former Colts WR Pierre Garcon 'as good as any receiver in the l…

    Former Colts WR Pierre Garcon 'as good as any receiver in the league'

    indystar.com Dec 27, 2012
    Garcon is now a receiver for the Washington Redskins, and results show that he has had an inordinate impact on his new team.
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  • NFL - Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team

    NFL - Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team

    ESPN.com Dec 27, 2012
    Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.
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  • Video - Chuck Pagano One-On-One 01:21

    Chuck Pagano One-On-One

    Dec 27
    For the full conversation with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, watch Sunday NFL Countdown on ESPN.
  • Video - NFL Cold Hard Facts 01:21

    NFL Cold Hard Facts

    Dec 27
    NFL experts break down who wins battle for NFC East, key for Texans against Colts, and what's more impressive: Adrian Peterson breaking record or Vikings making playoffs.
  • Video - Preview: Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts 03:03

    Preview: Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

    Dec 27
    NFL Films previews the Week 17 matchup between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts.

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    Dec 27
    The only constant in the NFL these days is change, and all indications point to another active firing/hiring season commencing on Black Monday -- the day after the league's regular season concludes. While there were no midseason coaching dismissals in 2…
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    Dec 27
    Few teams have the luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale.
  • NFL - Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team

    Dec 27
    Peyton Manning headlines John Clayton's 2012 All-Pro team, which includes clear choices at the skill positions and tough calls elsewhere.