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John Harbaugh dodges questions about Ray Lewis

John Harbaugh dodges questions about Ray Lewis

profootballtalk.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
It’s widely believed that linebacker Ray Lewis will return from a torn triceps muscle to play for the Ravens when Baltimore welcomes the Colts back to town for the eighth time. Coach John Harbaugh won’t be confirming that until he absolutely has to. â
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  • Revamped Colts team has 28 players with no playoff experience

    Revamped Colts team has 28 players with no playoff experience

    indystar.com Dec 31, 2012
    There are times ignorance -- in this case, naivete might be a more politically correct term -- is bliss. Like now, as the Indianapolis Colts prepare for Sunday's AFC wild-card meeting with the Ravens in Baltimore.
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  • Colts notebook: With plenty of coaching vacancies, Bruce Arians…

    Colts notebook: With plenty of coaching vacancies, Bruce Arians could be hot commodity

    indystar.com Dec 31, 2012
    With seven NFL head coaches fired today, rumors began to churn and Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians was quickly connected with vacancies in San Diego and Cleveland.
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  • Former Colts guard Ryan Lilja retires

    Former Colts guard Ryan Lilja retires

    indystar.com ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Indianapolis Colts' Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement today.
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  • Pagano, Arians know Ravens well

    Pagano, Arians know Ravens well

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Too much is made of a former coach or player going against his old team. But the Colts do get a slight edge as they prepare for a wild-card round playoff game at Baltimore. Coach Chuck Pagano, safety Tom Zbikowski and defensive lineman Cory Redding were…
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  • Colts Anatomy of a Play: How Luck, Hilton broke the Texans' bac…

    Colts Anatomy of a Play: How Luck, Hilton broke the Texans' back

    indystar.com Dec 31, 2012
    One moment, they were facing third-and-23 from their own 30-yard line. The next, T.Y. Hilton was dancing in the end zone. A deeper look into how the Colts sealed Sunday's win.
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  • Broncos grab top seed; Chiefs get 1st pick

    Broncos grab top seed; Chiefs get 1st pick

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lift Denver to a 38-3 win over Kansas City that sealed the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs for the Broncos.
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  • Colts Daily Links: Will Baltimore's 'old hatreds bubble up as v…

    Colts Daily Links: Will Baltimore's 'old hatreds bubble up as violently' as in '07 playoff game?

    indystar.com Dec 31, 2012
    Soaring through cyberspace in search of interesting stuff on the Indianapolis Colts:
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  • Here's the compelling video that won Colts punter Pat McAfee's …

    Here's the compelling video that won Colts punter Pat McAfee's contest on the meaning of Christmas

    indystar.com Dec 31, 2012
    Colts punter Pat McAfee was so full of the holiday spirit, he rewarded five fans for YouTube video entries on what Christmas means in the "#PatMcAfee5KHolidayGiveaway."
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  • Welcome to the offseason

    Welcome to the offseason

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    Every year at this time, we say the same thing. “Welcome to the offseason.” For 20 teams, the offseason has officially begun.  And with that comes the inevitable change that will occur as owners consider the fact that three of the worst six teams fro
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  • Colts 2012: A season to remember for milestones

    Colts 2012: A season to remember for milestones

    indystar.com Dec 31, 2012
    2012: Season to remember The many milestones and records achieved by the Colts this year: Team Became only second team to win 10 or more games after losing 14 or more the previous season. Matched the 2008 Miami Dolphins, who were 1-15 in '07, with an 11…
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  • Video - GameDay: Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts 03:46

    GameDay: Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts

    Dec 31
    Chuck Pagano makes a heartwarming return to the Indianapolis Colts, leading the team to a 28-16 victory over the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Can Andrew Luck lead Indianapolis Colts to a playoff victory? 01:26

    Can Andrew Luck lead Indianapolis Colts to a playoff victory?

    Dec 31
    Can rookie QB Andrew Luck lead the Indianapolis Colts to a victory when they travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in the AFC Wild Card match? The "GameDay Final" crew gives their thoughts.

Sports Columnists

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    Dec 31
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    Dec 31
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  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.