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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
11:15 PM - January 14, 2015. Written by cts413
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Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
Sep 28, 20141ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Philadelphia Eagles (0-4)1000010
San Francisco 49ers (3-1)010131437
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense250322
Rushing Yards86198
Passing Yards164124
First Downs1813
Punt Return Yards4067
Kick Return Yards10655
Total Yards396444
3rd Down Converstion65
4th Down Conversion30
2-Point Conversion00
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals1/11/1
Posession Time30:1229:45
Scoring Summary
5:53(PHI) A.Benn 1 Yd pass from N.Foles (A.Henery kick)70
2:32(PHI) A.Henery, 23 Yd FG100
14:53(SFO) N.Bowman, returned interception 19 Yds (P.Dawson kick)107
2:13(SFO) P.Dawson, 49 Yd FG1010
13:28(SFO) S.Johnson 73 Yd pass from C.Kaepernick (P.Dawson kick)1017
6:19(SFO) P.Dawson, 42 Yd FG1020
3:20(SFO) P.Dawson, 52 Yd FG1023
13:12(SFO) F.Gore, 44 Yd run (P.Dawson kick)1030
4:34(SFO) F.Gore, 1 Yd run (P.Dawson kick)1037
Philadelphia Eagles
Nick Foles19/3615914
Matt Barkley3/53401
Lesean McCoy19412.20
Darren Sproles8212.60
Nick Foles5102.00
Arrelious Benn177.00
Chris Polk122.00
Jeremy Maclin77811.10
Brent Celek6559.20
Riley Cooper3299.70
Zach Ertz2147.00
Arrelious Benn273.51
Lesean McCoy152.50
James Casey152.50
Jason Peters21
Lane Johnson10
Evan Mathis11
Todd Herremans01
Trent Cole4200
Cedric Thornton4100
Connor Barwin1100
Demeco Ryans9000
Earl Wolff9000
Alex Henery1/21/1424
Donnie Jones735550.71
Darren Sproles47719.30
Brandon Boykin12929.00
Darren Sproles34013.30
San Francisco 49ers
Colin Kaepernick7/2113710
Frank Gore261636.32
Carlos Hyde5193.80
Colin Kaepernick7162.30
Vernon Davis3248.00
Michael Crabtree23618.00
Stevie Johnson17373.01
Frank Gore144.00
Alex Boone21
Mike Iupati10
Anthony Davis01
Justin Smith3200
Eric Reid5100
Ray McDonald4100
Chris Culliver5020
Navorro Bowman11011
Tramaine Brock3010
Chris Cook3010
Phil Dawson3/34/41353
Andy Lee630350.51
Perrish Cox35518.30
Perrish Cox66711.20
Dynasty: cts413
10:42 PM - January 14, 2015. Written by cts413
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Matchup Preview | September 29, 2014
Philadelphia Eagles
(0-3, 0-1 Away)
San Francisco 49ers
(2-1, 1-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
1210Total Yards1388
926Total Offensive Yards1032
316Passing Yards364
610Rushing Yards668
21.7Points Per Game28.7
4Passing TD3
1Rushing TD5
52First Downs52
8Red Zone Attempts10
3-2Red Zone TD-FG6-2
62%Red Zone Percentage80%
Defensive Stats Comparison
1083Total Yards Allowed1175
576Passing Yards Allowed784
507Rushing Yards Allowed391
110Points Allowed59
1Fumble Recoveries1
36.7Points Per Game19.7
9Red Zone Attempts9
7-2Red Zone TD-FG5-1
0%Red Zone Percentage33.3%
Injury Report
MLB Jason Phillips
Pulled Groin (1 Week)
WR Anquan Boldin
Foot Stress Fracture (12 Weeks)
Dynasty: cts413
09:29 PM - January 14, 2015. Written by bayers3

GLENDALE - With the Superbowl matchup decided it was time to reveal the Pro Bowl selections. As expected, with the best offense in the league, an avalanche of Colts players were selected. While the Colts defense has been excellent as a whole, one one Colts defender would make his way to Arizona.


QB Andrew Luck
HB Trent Richardson
WR T.Y. Hilton
WR Cecil Shorts III
TE Dwayne Allen
LT Anthony Castonzo
LG Jack Mewhort
C Khalid Holmes
RG Donald Thomas
RT Brandon Fusco


CB Prince Amukamara
P Pat McAfee

No surprises on offense, everyone selected was dominant all season. The Colts offensive line was so solid, you can't have the league's best passing and rushing offense without an offensive line that plays at an elite level. The rest of the league should be frightened as this group should be together for some time.

Defensively there were probably some deserving of an invitiation, specfically Vontaze Burfict, but only Prince Amukamara made it. Amukamara snagged 9 interceptions, so it was hard to ignore him. Hopefully next year will see more Colts defenders.
Dynasty: bayers3
09:01 PM - January 14, 2015. Written by bayers3

3:00PM ET - January 10th, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts
Jan 10, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Denver Broncos (#2 13-3, 6-2 Away)07007
Indianapolis Colts (#1 15-1, 8-0 Home)142101045

Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 278YDS, 2TD
Rushing : T. Richardson (IND) - 30CAR, 198YDS, 2TD
Receiving : T.Y. Hilton (IND) - 11REC, 124YDS, TD

INDIANAPOLIS - The build up for the AFC Title game was just too much. The story lines and talking points were too perfect, they basically wrote themselves. NFL fans might have gone into this week thinking this was the Superbowl, but they would have been wrong and very disappointed with the result.

The return of Peyton Manning to Indianapolis could have fueled an entire month of speculation, add in the fact that this could be Manning's final season and the excitement hit a fever pitch. The Broncos, coming into this game at 13-3, were also an excellent team with the tools to take down Indianapolis. Unfortunately for the Broncos and Manning, they found themselves on the wrong end of a Colts beat down.

Manning had serious issues staying upright in the pocket.

The game opened up looking like the Broncos had the magic. They were very aggressive on their first drive and went for it on a 4th and 2 which resulted in a huge 45 yard gain thanks to an equally aggressive Colts defense. Nothing came of it, and Indianapolis went up 7-0 on a Trent Richardson rushing TD.

Things only got worse from there for Denver. Prince Amukamara picked off Manning one play after a big pass to Cody Latimer put the Broncos back on the offensive. Andrew Luck made it 14-0 with a short TD pass to Richardson, and the blowout was on. Luck hit Dwayne Allen and T.Y. Hilton in the 2nd quarter to make it 28-0 before a short TD run by Ronnie Hillman put Denver on the board. Vick Ballard ran it in from a yard out after an 11 play 83 yard drive to make it 35-7 and close out the 1st half.

Richardson carried the Colts into the Superbowl.

The Colts came out after halftime and put their running game and defense to work. The Broncos had no hope against the Indianapolis secondary, they knew Denver had to throw and lived out of a Dime/Quarters formation to shut them out. Ballard and Richardson combined to eat up the clock and keep the ball out of Manning's hand. A second Ballard TD run and a FG would be the only scoring, completing the victory.

Ballard and Richardson split 48 carries between them for 290 yards and 4TD on the ground. Whoever faces Indianapolis in the Superbowl is going to have to find a way to at least slow down their punishing run game. Thanks to their ability to run, Luck barely had to throw the ball. Luck went 23/25, the fear of a run game made it all too easy to complete passes.
Dynasty: bayers3
04:38 AM - January 14, 2015. Written by GtheQB128
Week 2
Dallas Cowboys at Tennessee Titans
Dallas Cowboys (2-0)0147728
Tennessee Titans (0-2)71001027
Dallas Cowboys
Tennessee Titans

Top Performers
DAL Tony Romo 24-31 314 yds 4 TDs 4 INTs
DAL Dez Bryant 8 rec 115 yds 1 TD
TEN Jake Locker 19-22 232 yds 3 TDs

This game came down to the final seconds and Dallas was able to walk away the victors after a late clutch touchdown. After starting the game forcing a 3 and out, Romo's first pass of the day was intercepted, leading to a Tennessee touchdown. On Dallas' next possession, another Romo interception would eventually put the 'boys down 10-0 early. Dallas could not get the offense moving until midway through the second quarter, when Romo led a near perfect drive going 7-8 throwing for 75 yards and an eventual touchdown strike to Witten to finally get on the board. Tennessee took the remaining 2 minutes in the half and drove down to kick a late field goal. Romo's 3rd interception of the day came on a hail mary attempt to end the 1st half.
In the second half, Dallas struggled to move the ball on the ground and had to continue to rely on the arm of Romo. He connected with Dez Bryant all day in key 3rd down moments to extend their drives. With a late lead, the defense could not stop the combination of McCluster on the ground and Jake Locker extending plays with his feet, and Tennessee was able to gain a very late 27-21 lead after a long touchdown reception by Nate Washington, after J.J. Wilcox missed a tackle. Romo and the 'boys would not be out done though, as they drove down the field with under 2 minutes remaining and 1 time out. Romo went 8-8 on the final drive, and hit a wide open Gavin Escobar in the back of the end zone due to a blown coverage. Dallas did not even half to use their final timeout, and held off a few hail mary attempts by Jake Locker to come away with a 28-27 victory.

Despite the win, Dallas started the game slow, and for a second week in a row they could not get their running game started. Murray had 6 carries for 8 yards, so there never really was an opportunity to get into any sort of rhythm for Murray and the offensive line. This formula barely worked today thanks to some magic from a sore Romo who looked better, but as we move further along into the season, look for this offense to struggle if they cannot get any production from the ground game. Both Joseph Randle and Lance Dunbar were ghosts today as neither touched the field.
Defensively, Dallas tackled well for the most part and came away with 4 more sacks. Even with good tackling, McCluster was still able to reach 93 yards on the ground, as most of his yards were picked up before contact between the tackles. This is an area Marinelli will need to address this week in practice.

Next week Dallas heads to St. Louis to take on the 1-1 Rams. St. Louis has one of the toughest front 7's in the league, and Dallas will need to have a balanced attack on offense if they want to move the ball. It is not decided on who will start at QB for St. Louis this week, but regardless, look for Tavon Austin to be the key in the Rams offensive plans.

Gut feeling: Dallas 28-21
Dynasty: GtheQB128
03:27 AM - January 14, 2015. Written by GtheQB128
Week 1

San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers (0-1)33006
Dallas Cowboys (1-0)730010
San Francisco 49ers
Dallas Cowboys

Top Performers
DAL Barry Church 11TAK 3 TFL 3 sacks 1 INT
DAL Jeremy Mincey 5 TAK 3 TFL 3 sacks
SF Ahmad Brooks 4 TAK 3 sacks

Defense was the name of the game today, as only 1 touchdown and a trio of field goals would light the scoreboard. Although the offenses struggled, it was still an exciting game to watch as both defenses were as physical as can be. Dallas finished with 7 sacks and 2 INTs on the day, and kept Kaepernick in the pocket with good containment for most of the day. San Francisco also had 2 INTs and brought Romo down 3 times. Both running games were held in check, as neither team could top 100 total yards on the ground, and barely 150 yards through the air.
Tony Romo looked stiff and uncomfortable the entire game, and did not move well in the pocket. He had multiple chances to hit open receivers throughout the game but he threw passes either too high or too low and could not hit targets that he usually hits with ease. The offensive line played well in pass protection, as all three San Fran sacks can be credited as coverage sacks.
Parnell played OK in place of Tyron Smith, but if the Cowboys want to take a step forward offensively, Tyron will need to come back and get to work right away.
Defensively, Dallas can be very satisfied with their performance. Rolando McClain was a force to be reckoned with, as he met Frank Gore in every hole he tried to run through. Barry Church had statistically the best game of his life, and Tyrone Crawford made his presence felt in his first game at the 3 technique.

Next week, Dallas heads to Tennessee for their first road game of the season. Dallas should do fine defensively against Jake Locker. He can use his legs, but not to the likes of Kaepernick. Where I think Tennessee can harm Dallas is with the duel threat of Dexter McCluster out of the backfield. Dallas may look to shadow McCluster with Sterling Moore or Claiborne, because it could be a matchup nightmare if one of these linebackers has to cover him in passing situations. The keys to victory will be containing McCluster, and getting this ground game going.

Gut feeling: Dallas wins this one 24-10
Dynasty: GtheQB128
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
04:46 PM - January 13, 2015. Written by cts413
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Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers
Sep 29, 20141ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Jacksonville Jaguars (3-1)141710344
San Diego Chargers (2-2)31432141
Team Stats Comparison
Total Offense329423
Rushing Yards85132
Passing Yards244291
First Downs1921
Punt Return Yards354
Kick Return Yards4690
Total Yards378567
3rd Down Converstion8-163-8
4th Down Conversion0-00-1
2-Point Conversion0-00-0
Red Zone Touchdowns/Field Goals4-32-1
Posession Time34:5425:06
Scoring Summary
14:50(JAC) J.Cyprien, returned fumble 21 Yds(J.Scobee kick70
7:00(JAC) J.Blackmon 13 Yd pass from B.Bortles(J.Scobee kick)140
1:06(SDG) N.Novak, 27 Yd FG143
13:11(SDG) K.Reyes, returned fumble 41 Yds(N.Novak kick)1410
12:58(SDG) E.Weddle, returned interception 27 Yds(N.Novak kick)1417
8:59(JAC) C.Shorts III 9 Yd pass from B.Bortles(J.Scobee kick)2117
2:41(JAC) J.Scobee, 40 Yd FG2417
1:06(JAC) T.Gerhart, 1 Yd run(J.Scobee kick)3117
10:08(JAC) J.Blackmon 13 Yd pass from B.Bortles(J.Scobee kick)3817
2:17(JAC) J.Scobee, 27 Yd FG4117
0:29(SDG) N.Novak, 53 Yd FG4120
12:41(SDG) A.Gates 1 Yd pass from P.Rivers(N.Novak kick)4127
4:07(JAC) J.Scobee, 32 Yd FG4427
2:29(SDG) K.Williams, 69 Yd run(N.Novak kick)4434
0:07(SDG) J.Phillips 2 Yd pass from K.Clemens(N.Novak kick)4441
Jacksonville Jaguars
Blake Bortles20/3331831
Toby Gerhart26893.41
Blake Bortles5-5-1.00
Jordan Todman111.00
Cecil Shorts III612120.11
Justin Blackmon56012.02
Marcedes Lewis55210.40
Allen Robinson22110.50
Clay Harbor13333.00
Toby Gerhart13131.00
Zane Beadles30
Luke Joeckel23
Brandon Linder10
Mike Brewster01
Cameron Bradfield02
Ziggy Hood3100
Chris Clemons2100
Johnathan Cyprien4031
Paul Posluszny8010
Dwayne Gratz3010
Josh Scobee3/35/51440
Bryan Anger529258.40
Ace Sanders34816.00
Jordan Todman1000
Clay Harbor1-2-2.00
Will Blackmon133.00
San Diego Chargers
Phillip Rivers17/3624615
Kellen Clemens3/45410
Ryan Mathews9192.10
Kerwynn Williams58617.21
Danny Woodhead5102.00
Kellen Clemens22110.50
Phillip Rivers2-4-2.00
Ladarius Green780 11.40
Malcom Floyd38428.00
Eddie Royal33612.00
John Phillips23919.51
Keenan Allen23216.00
Antonio Gates2126.01
Seyi Ajirotutu11111.00
Ryan Mathews177.00
King Dunlap30
Jeromey Clary10
D.J. Fluker01
Dwight Freeney11400
Melvin Ingram7100
Corey Liuget3100
Sean Lissemore1100
Eric Weddle5011
Kendall Reyes0001
Nick Novak2/25/51153
Mike Scifres13737.00
Eddie Royal46917.20
Danny Woodhead12121.00
Eddie Royal45413.50
Dynasty: cts413
11:51 AM - January 13, 2015. Written by GtheQB128
Week 1 vs SF Final Thoughts

A tough game to open the season with so many injuries, a depleted defensive unit, and a still-recovering quarterback. If Dallas wants to win this game, they need to protect the ball, protect Romo, control the clock, and these linebackers need to make their reads first, before reacting. If Kaepernick catches them with the read-option and the LBs are out of place, Dallas could be in for a long afternoon.

Gut feeling: SF wins this one decidedly 34-17.
Dynasty: GtheQB128
11:47 AM - January 13, 2015. Written by GtheQB128
We would like to provide our readers with a short preseason summary.

Tony Romo received limited snaps in only two games, as he is still recovering from back surgery. He looked stiff in each of his 3 appearances, but Garrett is adement that Romo will start week 1 vs San Francisco.

They decided to keep 4 runningbacks on the roster this year, as play caller Scott Linehan seems interested in coming up with creative packages to get all 4 backs involved. He was able to successfully use a loaded backfield in Detroit last year and got the most out of each of his skill players.

Rolando McClain started the preseason out of shape, as expected, but has come on strong toward the end. He is still very rusty with his reads, but his instincts are undeniable. He gets to the ball and creates violent colisions every time he makes a tackle. Marinelli has slated him as the starter for week 1 inside.

Orlando Scandrick has earned the top corner spot, with Brandon Carr playing in the 2nd slot, and Sterling Moore as the slot corner. This leaves former 6th round pick Claiborne as the outside man looking in. He will get work in nickel packages, but just 3 years into his career and he has fallen from the graces of his coaches.

DeMarcus Lawrence missed most of the preseason with a high ankle sprain, but he is ready to go and should start week 1.

As for injuries, the Cowboys did not walk away completely unscathed.

Injury Report:
Anthony Spencer 4w (Dislocated Ankle)
Sean Lee IR (ACL Tear)
Tyron Smith 2w (Partial MCL Tear)
Darrion Weems 2w (Broken Ribs)
Jeff Heath 1w (Broken Thumb)
Dekoda Watson 1w (Knee Cartilage Tear)
Josh Brent 7w (Hamstring Tear)
Dynasty: GtheQB128
11:36 AM - January 13, 2015. Written by GtheQB128
Preseason has come to an end as Dallas finishes 0-4.

Here are the final cuts to get down to a 53 man roster:
QB Dustin Vaughan
TE L.P. Ladouceur
LT Tony Hills
CB Robert Steeples
DT Amobi Okoye
DT Nick Hayden
RT Donald Hawkins
LE Ben Gardner
RE Lavar Edwards
DT Davon Coleman
LOLB James Anderson
CB Micah Pellerin

Final Roster:
Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart - 2014
Regular Offense
WRDez BryantCole BeasleyDevin Street
TEJason WittenGavin EscobarJames Hanna
LTTyron SmithJeremy Parnell
LGMackenzy BernadeauRonald Leary
CTravis FredrickRonald Leary
RGZach MartinRonald Leary
RTDoug FreeJeremy Parnell
WRTerrence WilliamsDwayne Harris
QBTony RomoBrandon Weeden
FBTyler Cluts
HBDeMarco MurrayJoseph RandleLance DunbarRyan Williams
Base 4-3 Defense
LDEAnthony SpencerGeorge SelvieJack Crawford
LDTHenry MeltonTerrel McClain
RDTTyrone CrawfordJeremy Mincey
RDEDeMarcus LawrenceJeremy Mincey
WLBBruce CarterCameron Lawrence
MLBRolando McClainKeith Smith
SLBJustin DurantAnthony HitchensKyle Wilber
CBOrlando ScandrickSterling Moore
SSBarry ChurchC.J. SpillmanJakar Hamilton
FSJ.J. WilcoxJeff Heath
CBBrandon CarrMorris ClaiborneTyler Patmon
Special Teams
KDan Bailey
PChris Jones
HBrandon Weeden
PRDwayne HarrisOrlando Scandrick
KRDwayne HarrisLance Dunbar
LSZach Martin
Dynasty: GtheQB128
Monday, January 12, 2015
10:25 PM - January 12, 2015. Written by cts413
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Matchup Preview | September 29, 2014
Jacksonville Jaguars
(2-1, 1-1 Away)
San Diego Chargers
(2-1, 0-1 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
1720Total Yards1283
1256Total Offensive Yards1082
918Passing Yards813
338Rushing Yards269
37.0Points Per Game30.7
10Passing TD3
3Rushing TD7
60First Downs58
10Red Zone Attempts12
8-1Red Zone TD-FG8-3
90%Red Zone Percentage91%
Defensive Stats Comparison
1358Total Yards Allowed1065
815Passing Yards Allowed600
543Rushing Yards Allowed465
115Points Allowed85
0Fumble Recoveries0
38.3Points Per Game28.3
10Red Zone Attempts5
3-4Red Zone TD-FG1-2
30%Red Zone Percentage40%
Injury Report
Dynasty: cts413
Sunday, January 11, 2015
08:20 PM - January 11, 2015. Written by cts413
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Matchup Preview | September 29, 2015
Carolina Panthers
(2-1, 1-0 Away)
Baltimore Ravens
(3-0, 2-0 Home)
Offensive Stats Comparison
1534Total Yards1504
1201Total Offensive Yards1200
866Passing Yards940
335Rushing Yards260
30.3Points Per Game32.3
7Passing TD5
4Rushing TD3
62First Downs63
14Red Zone Attempts14
10-4Red Zone TD-FG6-5
100%Red Zone Percentage78%
Defensive Stats Comparison
1326Total Yards Allowed1096
855Passing Yards Allowed718
471Rushing Yards Allowed378
90Points Allowed71
0Fumble Recoveries2
30.0Points Per Game23.7
9Red Zone Attempts11
3-4Red Zone TD-FG6-2
22.2%Red Zone Percentage27.3%
Injury Report
Chase Blackburn
Partial ACL Tear (1 Week)
Dennis Pitta
Broken Collarbone (6 Weeks)
Byron Bell
Dislocated Ankle (3 Weeks)

Dynasty: cts413
07:38 PM - January 11, 2015. Written by Bloop33
Depth Chart -
  • Catcher
  • Luis Torrens (83)
  • Derrick Chung (78)
  • First Base
  • Billy Butler (88)
  • Tyrone Meyer (80)
  • Second Base
  • Devon Travis (83)
  • Third Base
  • Brandon Drury (88)
  • Mitch Nay (87)
  • Shortstop
  • Starlin Castro (88)
  • Richard Urena (80)
  • Left Field
  • Rymer Liriano (90)
  • Center Field
  • Mike Trout (99)
  • Dalton Pompey (85)
  • Right Field
  • Preston Tucker (84)
  • Starting Pitcher
  • Kenta Maeda (94)
  • Daniel Norris (92)
  • Braden Shipley (92)
  • Jeff Hoffman (90)
  • Jen-Ho Tseng (90)
  • Relief Pitcher
  • Scott McNair (87)
  • Ryan Cook (86)
  • Mike Morin (86)
  • Tim Collins (84)
  • Daniel Hudson (84)
  • Carson Smith (84)
  • Closer
  • Griffin Murphy
  • Blake Hasselbrock

Dynasty: Bloop33
03:53 PM - January 11, 2015. Written by bayers3

1:00PM ET - January 3rd, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts
Jan 3, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Baltimore Ravens (#6 9-7, 3-5 Away)06309
Indianapolis Colts (#1 15-1, 8-0 Home)14714338

Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 261YDS, 3TD
Rushing : T. Richardson (IND) - 30CAR, 138YDS, 2TD
Receiving : T.Y. Hilton (IND) - 11REC, 82YDS, TD

INDIANAPOLIS - After stunning the Patriots in the Wild Card round, the Ravens drew the short straw for a trip to Indianapolis. The Colts were not in their juggernaut form, but the Ravens did little to take advantage of the few mistakes the Colts made. Baltimore barely had possession of the ball, and the Colts running game wasn't going to give them any more.

The Colts jumped out to a 21-0 lead before things really started to go bad for Baltimore. Ray Rice was basically unable to get more than 1-2 yards a carry, but the Ravens weren't ready to abandon the run. Things really turned against the Ravens after a crazy series of possessions that started with William Moore picking off a toothless Joe Flacco in the 2nd quarter. A quick pass to T.Y. Hilton on the next drive resulted in a fumble after a big hit, giving the Ravens the ball on the Indianapolis 32 yard line. Flacco drove the team closer, looking to make it 21-7, but a Bjoern Werner sack would force a 4th & Goal situation and make Baltimore kick a FG.

Richardson shoulders the load against Baltimore.

Not long after breaking the shutout the Ravens would use a killer punt return to get them in FG range again. The Colts defense held them and Justin Tucker hit his second FG of the game. He would add one more after the half, but that was it for the Ravens.

The Colts would add two more scores to really put the game away, their punishing run game would make things hellish for Baltimore. Richardson would fumble the ball away on the 17, but Baltimore would be pinned in and nothing came of it.

Andrew Luck would be his usual self, going 29/33, and he didn't need to be much more thanks to the Colts defense and running game. It seemed like the Colts were saving their best for next week, and after the remainder of the games played out they would need it.

The Denver Broncos would crush the Bengals 25-3 for a date with the Colts next week. Philadelphia topped Green Bay 28-6, and San Francisco trounced New Orleans 35-13.
Dynasty: bayers3
Saturday, January 10, 2015
09:50 PM - January 10, 2015. Written by bayers3

INDIANAPOLIS - With the Colts at home and the regular season over the playoff picture is complete, and the Divisional round matchups are set. Indianapolis is the favorite to win the Superbowl, but there are a number of teams poised to knock them off. Denver is a very good team, and if they make it to Tampa Bay they will probably have to go through Philadelphia or San Francisco.

NFL Standings - Updated: Dec 21, 2015
New Orleans-Y1051
San Francisco-Y1330
Green Bay-X970
New England-Y1240

The wildcard weekend wrapped up with a few surprises as underdogs knocked off heavy favorites. Baltimore stunned New England 19-10 at Foxborough, and Seattle lost a close one 14-15 at New Orleans. The Bengals were bailed out by Baltimore, who now has to face the Colts, but a trip to Denver is their consolation prize.

The week off gave the Colts time to recover and deal with the avalanche of awards and accolades on both sides of the ball. Andrew Luck would take home his second straight MVP Award, and Chuck Pagano won his first Coach of the Year award thanks to their 15-1 turnaround. Pagano was awarded the 2013 George Halas Award, but this year could be even bigger.

NFL Award Winners
Most Valuable PlayerAndrew Luck (2nd)QBIndianapolis Colts
Coach of the YearChuck Pagano (1st)HCIndianapolis Colts

Offensively the Indianapolis Colts were dominant, and perhaps dominant isn't a good word when describing how good they were. Luck finished #1 in passing yards (4735) and TD passes (44), Trent Richardson finished #1 in rushing yards (1696) and TDs (20), T.Y. Hilton finished #1 in receiving yards (1669) and receiving TDs (16), and Cecil Shorts III capped it off by finishing #2 in yards (1384) and receiving TDs (11). As a whole, the Colts offensive finished #1 in 1st Downs, Total Yards, Passing Yards, Rushing Yards, and Points Per Game. With stunning numbers like that the Colts are bound to send numerous players to the Pro Bowl.

Defensively the Colts showed incredible levels of improvement. The rebuilding of this defense by GM Phil Emery has really paid off. Indianapolis finished #3 in Total Yards Allowed and Points Allowed, #2 in Interceptions, and #1 in Sacks and Rushing Yards Allowed. Hard to beat a team with those kinds of numbers.

Despite all of the awards and pending Pro Bowl selections, the only award that matters to this team now is the Super Bowl trophy. Three more wins and it will be theirs.
Dynasty: bayers3