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DALLAS (AP) -- An autopsy has found that Dallas Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against the teammate at the wheel.Upvote Share Tweet
In nine years in Indy, Gary Brackett, the soft-smiling, hard-hitting undersized linebacker, became the pulse of a defense that helped the Colts win one Super Bowl and play in another.Upvote Share TweetAll the talk this week will be about the retiring Ray Lewis, and it should be about the retiring Ray Lewis. He changed the way the linebacker position is played, and is a first-ballot Hall of Famer without any hesitation. But he won't be the best lineba…Upvote Share TweetINDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts want offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to stick around a little longer.Upvote Share Tweet
Former Colts coach Jim Caldwell downplays Sunday's gameOWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Jim Caldwell wasn't known to be overly sentimental during his stint as Indianapolis Colts head coach from 2009 through last season.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Jan 3, 2013There's no questioning the credentials of former NFL executive Bill Polian. When you build teams to a championship or near-championship level as Polian did with the Buffalo Bills (1986-1993), Carolina Panthers (1994-1997) and Indianapolis Colts (1998-20…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts Dwight Freeney finishing season strongDwight Freeney was hampered during the first half of the season by a high sprain to his left ankle, but appears to be gathering steam as the regular season gives way to the playoffs.Upvote Share Tweet
Peyton Manning has nothing but love for the gloveprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 3, 2013Earning home field advantage through the AFC playoffs was huge for the Broncos. But even bigger might have been the results of quarterback Peyton Manning found while adjusting to the conditions in Denver. Dealing with weather was always an issue for him…Upvote Share TweetPeyton Manning tied yet another NFL record Thursday when he won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award.Upvote Share Tweet
Colts' Reggie Wayne emerges as undisputed team leaderHe wore orange gloves that day. He was on a mission. His coach, Chuck Pagano, had been hospitalized days earlier for treatment of life-threatening leukemia. Reggie Wayne was determined to seize the moment, the game, in those orange gloves.Upvote Share Tweet
Extremely close race between Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning for MVP, as it is Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russellnydailynews.com Updated Jan 3, 2013It's award time now that the regular season is over. Without further ado, here are our picks and pans for 2012: MVP - We go to tiebreakers here because of what Peyton Manning and Adrian Peterson meant to their teams.Upvote Share TweetOne-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsUpvote Share Tweet
Something's Gotta GiveRookie QBs reviving non-playoff teams aren't the only thing the Redskins and Seahawks have in common, but who continues deeper into January? Peter King has the answer.Upvote Share TweetPeter King: NFL Wild-Card PicksUpvote Share TweetHeading into the Colts season finale against the Texans, Andrew Luck had failed to connect on 50 percent of his passes in four consecutive games. In the win against Houston in the regular-season finale last Sunday, he connected on exactly half his passe…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts or Ravens? Star experts make their picksNo, I'm not a homer. I'm a guy with a hunch. And I'm a guy who doesn't trust the Ravens or Joe Flacco. You can discount momentum all you want, but it does matter how a team goes into the playoffs. The Colts have won 5-of-6. The Ravens have lost 4-of-5. …Upvote Share Tweet
Chat time: See you in an hourWe're 60 minutes from chat time. Let's talk about the Bengals at Texans on Saturday and the Colts at Ravens on Sunday. Let's talk about the start of the offseasons for the Titans and Jaguars. It'll be a day heavy on quarterback posts here at AFC South c…Upvote Share TweetI'm torn when considering the importance of momentum for the two AFC South teams who will play this weekend. Per Jason Starrett of ESPN Stats and Info: Since the NFL adopted its current playoff format in 1990, 20 of the 22 Super Bowl champions (91 perce…Upvote Share Tweet
Colts Owner Jim Irsay Is Ready For The Playoffs: "Time To Let The Monster Feed!!!!!!!!!!!!!"deadspin.com Updated Jan 3, 2013The Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis Colts, by some unexplainable circumstance, pulled off an 11-5 record this season and secured a wild-card playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. Colts owner Jim Irsay? Oh, he's ready to party, as you can s…Upvote Share Tweet
Overrated Colts and Wild-Card Round Probabilitiesnytimes.com Updated Jan 3, 2013A good case can be made that Indianapolis's surprising 11-5 record was more a result of a weak schedule than anything else.Upvote Share TweetIndianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his play against Houston on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Colts flourish with abundance of rookiesPotential flashed around the Indianapolis Colts' Northwestside practice facility eight months ago. Rookies were here, there, everywhere. Sunday, they will be front and center in Baltimore's M&T Stadium as the Colts attempt to take another step in an…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL32OT: A Tough Task AheadJan 3Episode 242: Chris Mortensen discusses which rookie quarterback will have a tougher task this postseason. Merril Hoge makes his pick for MVP. The NFL32 crew discuss Adrian Peterson's desire to play on special teams.
Countdown Daily Prediction: Colts-RavensJan 3The NFL Live crew makes their picks for Indianapolis at Baltimore
Rookie QB Most Likely To WinJan 3Tedy Bruschi and Darren Woodson discuss which rookie quarterback is most likely to win this weekend.
Moments that defined them: Andrew LuckJan 3Watch rookie quarterback Andrew Luck guide the Indianapolis Colts to a remarkable 35-33 comeback win over the Detroit Lions in Week 13.
Weekend Dime -- Mark Cuban's anniversaryJan 3As Mark Cuban celebrates his 13th anniversary as Mavericks owner, the team struggles to find a future.
2012 NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Wild-Card RoundJan 3With the Ravens' wild-card game possibly being Ray Lewis' last at home, emotions will run high in Baltimore, John Clayton writes.
Mike James to sign with Texas Legends of D-League, sources sayJan 3In an attempt to convince the Dallas Mavericks that he can help them, veteran point guard Mike James is joining the D-League's Texas Legends in time for Saturday's game against Tulsa, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.
One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previewsJan 3One-minute drill: Peter King's team-by-team playoff previews