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Sunday, February 8, 2015
06:03 PM - February 8, 2015. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

8:30PM ET - November 23nd, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts
Nov 23, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Oakland Raiders (5-6, 2-3 Away)7140728
Indianapolis Colts (10-1, 6-1 Home)01772145


Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 413YDS, 4TD
Rushing : J. Forsett (IND) - 29CAR, 186YDS, 2TD
Receiving : D. Rogers (IND) - 10REC, 156YDS

INDIANAPOLIS - Monday Night Football quickly turned into Monday Nightmare Football for the Colts, the second game in a row that things went south against an inferior opponent, but in the end Andrew Luck powered them to victory.

Things went bad almost immediately with Shayn Ramsey leaving the game with what was thought to be a high ankle sprain. Oakland scored from with a Stevan Ridley TD run, and then Luck had to leave the game after getting knocked down on a pass play. Fortunately for Indianapolis it turned to 4th down and Jordan Palmer would have time to warm up. Palmer came out the next possession, but a three-and-out gave Luck enough time to come back in.

Indianapolis got on the board with a 45 yard FG, but the Raiders came back to open the 2nd quarter with a 17 yard TD pass to Harry Douglas. Luck hit Dante Moncrief for an 11 yard TD on the next drive to pull within 4, but on the next drive Justin Forsett would fumble the ball away on the Raiders' 11. Two plays later Kendall Wright was dancing in the endzone with a 21-10 lead.

Luck went to work in the final two minutes of the first half and drove the Colts right down to the 1 yard line for a Forsett rushing TD. The Colts headed into the locker room only down 21-17, but more importantly they were starting to click on offense and defense.



Moncrief stepped up to help Luck turn this game around.

The whole second half turned into the Colts asserting themselves as defending champions. The offensive line really came together, making Ramsey sweat a little, and Forsett looked like a #1 HB option. Indianapolis' ability to run turned the Colts passing game into pitch-and-catch for Luck and his receivers, the Raiders defense was creeping up to stop the run and it gave Luck all kinds of great reads. 21 points later, all on TD passes, and the Raiders were on the wrong end of a beating.

Oakland did manage to score again, but they would allow 28 points in just the second half. Luck finished 30/38 with no interceptions, and aside from Forsett's fumble the running game didn't miss Ramsey at all.

Once again Indianapolis looked bad in the first half only to obliterate the opposition, this kind of performance works against the lesser teams in the leagues but might cost them dearly in the playoffs. Whatever is going on needs to stop before Week 15, the Packers probably won't let things slip away like the Jaguars or Raiders.
Dynasty: bayers3
Saturday, February 7, 2015
09:05 PM - February 7, 2015. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

1:00PM ET - November 15th, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts
Nov 15, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7, 2-4 Away)1400721
Indianapolis Colts (9-1, 5-1 Home)07212149


Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 409YDS, 3TD
Rushing : S. Ramsey (IND) - 28CAR, 131YDS, 2TD
Receiving : T.Y. Hilton (IND) - 11REC, 204YDS

INDIANAPOLIS - The expectation for today's game was an outright blowout, and the lack of Jaguars fans in the stands was very evident. It was hard to find Jacksonville fans, and you were more likely to find a Mark Brunell jersey than a Blake Bortles one. Despite the sorry state of the Jaguars franchise, this game turned everyone's expectation on it's head.

The Colts have experienced minor bouts of struggling on offense, and today was one of the worst instances this season. More importantly, the defense was not doing it's job. Jacksonville opened the scoring with a 65 yard screen pass to former Colt Hakeem Nicks, and then LeGarrette Blount rumbled for an 80 yard TD run. The 1st quarter ended with Jacksonville up 14-0, and a lot of Colts fans were speechless.

The 2nd quarter crawled along, with the Colts defense stepping up, and the only score was a 1 yard TD by Shayn Ramsey. The secret to Jacksonville's success was flustering Andrew Luck, who would finish the 1st half 14/27 for 183 yards and no TD.



Ramsey could not be stopped in the 2nd half.

Indianapolis went into the locker room, the coaches made some adjustments, and then they woke the dragon. Three straight TD drives, all ending in TD pass from Luck, and sudden the Colts were enjoying a 28-14 lead. The defense was suffocating, racking up 4 drive killing sacks that left Bortles shaken. The 4th quarter wasn't much better with the Colts scoring another TD thanks to a Moncrief punt return that put Indianapolis on the Jaguars 30 after they had to punt from their own 1 yard line.

The 4th quarter was mostly just Ramsey running over the Jaguars defenders and Bortles playing poorly. The Colts defense went into pass protection, setting their defensive line loose, and Bortles could barely stay upright. Donavon Browning and Terrance Knighton snagged 3 sacks a piece and pushed the game total to 9. The final humiliation came when Branch Daniels snagged a Bortles pass as ran it back 48 yards for a TD.

Jacksonville had to be wondering what happened, but the Colts move on with their easy stretch of games. A visit from Oakland should be slightly more difficult than this week, but it's doubtful they can win.
Dynasty: bayers3
08:48 AM - February 7, 2015. Written by temaat89
Starting today, I will no longer be posting individual game updates for this tournament. However, I will be posting the linescores of each game as comments on this post.

Also, feel free to follow along with the bracket below. You can also vote for the winner of each game through the bracket's website at: http://challonge.com/NCAA126DE



Thank you everyone who is following along!
Dynasty: temaat89
Friday, February 6, 2015
09:29 PM - February 6, 2015. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

8:20PM ET - November 3rd, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
Nov 3, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Houston Texans (5-4, 2-3 Away)0061016
Indianapolis Colts (8-1, 4-1 Home)101471445


Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 457YDS, 3TD
Rushing : S. Ramsey (IND) - 26CAR, 83YDS
Receiving : D. Rogers (IND) - 14REC, 381YDS, 2TD

INDIANAPOLIS - After the long trip to San Diego the Colts had the pleasure of a short week thanks to a Thursday night game. This would be Indianapolis' second game against Houston, a win would basically shut the door on the Texans' chances at winning the division. The door was shut hard, fast, and very early for Houston. Heach coach Bill O'Brien could only stare into space and wonder if they will ever get past the Colts.

Houston gave up two TD passes of 20+ yards in the first two quarters, one to T.Y. Hilton and one to Da'Rick Rogers. Houston opened a drive under with 2:00 left before the half with a INT that left Brian Hoyer hanging his head. The throw was so poor and so easy for Vontae Davis to catch he was caught by surprise and fell down on the 18 yard line. A few plays later and Andrew Luck snuck it in himself to seal a 24-0 halftime lead.

The weirdest thing coming into the half was the floundering rushing attacks. Both defenses were on their game when it came to running the ball, Shayn Ramsey (13 carries, 36 yards) and Arian Foster (8 carries, 33 yards) just couldn't do much. It wasn't a problem for Indianapolis since Luck was eviscerating the Houston secondary, but it was a real problem for the Texans.

Things didn't get all that much better for Houston in the second half, but they did manage to get into the endzone. A screen pass to Foster went for 17 yards, but Houston went for two and failed to convert. If the Texans picked up any momentum after the score it was quickly snuffed out, the Colts opened the next possession with an 80 yard TD strike to Rogers which pushed him over 200 receiving yards.



A record breaking performance helped crush Houston.

Houston's rushing defense never gave up, stoning the Colts three times inside the 5 yard line during the 4th quarter. Luck lowered his shoulder and punched it in on 4th down and nearly completed Houston's humiliation. Two times in the 4th quarter the Colts were staring at a 3rd and long after Ramsey couldn't move the ball, and both times a play-action pass to Rogers netting massive gains. When the dust had settled Rogers finished with an NFL record 381 receiving yards.

Today's complete demolition of the Texans sets up the Colts for an incredibly easy run of games. Add in the 3-game cushion on Houston and Indianapolis is almost a lock to repeat as AFC South champs.
Dynasty: bayers3
09:16 PM - February 6, 2015. Written by Roscosuper

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Thursday, February 5, 2015
08:50 PM - February 5, 2015. Written by Roscosuper

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05:28 PM - February 5, 2015. Written by Roscosuper

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
12:00 PM - February 4, 2015. Written by Roscosuper

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
09:51 PM - February 3, 2015. Written by Fridge Combat
B.I.G. San Diego Chargers Introduction


The Overview:
The San Diego Chargers. Established in 1960, the Chargers have homed legendary players; such as Junior Seau, Dan Fouts, Lance Alworth, Kellen Winslow, LaDainian Tomlinson and many more. An extremely proud and loyal fan-base backs the Bolts, and has supported them through 18 playoff appearances.
One Superbowl.
So what happened?
Why has this perennially talented football team fallen flat so often? Why only one Superbowl appearance? And of course, most importantly, why haven't they won a Superbowl yet?
All great questions, and here, I hope, I can right the ship! Join me on our Youtube channel Brothers In Gaming, as we set out on this great undertaking!


The Aim:
The aim of this Dynasty/video series, is to take you through my journey as I try and rebuild my beloved Chargers from the ground up. You'll follow me through every game, every signing and every draft, leading to our ultimate goal, a Superbowl win.


The Format:
As I've said, this Dynasty will be accompanied by a video series, which will air every second of every game, show all my transactions and help to better explain my thinking and philosophies of building the team.
This series can be found through our Youtube channel Brothers In Gaming which we greatly encourage you to subscribe to, so you never miss a game or an update. There is plenty of content other than Madden to boot!
The link is below:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZy...aCrM3eb1rtL1Bg

You can also follow us on Twitter @Bros_In_Gaming for quick updates and news on the channel.
A game recap and any news will also be posted right here on Operation Sports every week to accompany the video aspect.
This is something I have been planning for a long time and is a labour of love. The first episode is planned to go up this Sunday!
So I hope you will take the time to join me on this grand undertaking, and enjoy it also!




Go Bolts!
Dynasty: Fridge Combat
09:47 PM - February 3, 2015. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

8:30PM ET - October 30th, 2016
Qualcomm Stadium - San Diego, CA

Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers
Oct 30, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Indianapolis Colts (7-1, 4-0 Away)141031441
San Diego Chargers (3-5, 1-4 Home)3109022


Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 409YDS, 3TD
Rushing : D. Woodhead (SD) - 19CAR, 123YDS, TD
Receiving : T.Y. Hilton (IND) - 7REC, 156YDS, TD

SAN DIEGO - After giving up 33 point to the Lions last week, the big storyline this week would be if the Colts defense could turn things around. San Diego, not the best team, would be a bad offense to face coming off the Detroit game. The presence of Danny Woodhead would keep the coaches up late at night, covering him out of the backfield would be a serious concern.

As it turned out Indianapolis wouldn't need to worry for very long, but Woodhead would gash them on the ground. From the very beginning the Colts favored Cover 2 and Dime defensive coverages to force the Chargers to run. Chuck Pagano was obviously confident that Christian Ponder wouldn't be able to throw the ball well enough to win, but the Colts probably had no idea how poorly they would play on defense.

Indianapolis really poured it on, but it wasn't without an enormous amount of trouble. Andrew Luck did not look like himself with passes flying off randomly and finding the turf more often than a receiver. Despite those issues the Colts managed to put up 24 points before the Chargers scores a TD thanks to a 42 yard run by rookie HB Andrew Hale. Hale broke a number of tackles on his way to the endzone, and Pagano could be seen exploding on his defensive unit on the sidelines.



Hilton made the most out of his seven catches.

After the half Pagano had another reason to unload on his players after Woodhead went 64 yards for a TD. The Chargers 2PT attempt failed, and that was basically the end of the game. The Colts went to their running game and put 17 more points on the board in the second half to blow out San Diego.

Even with Luck having a terrible 26/40 day the Colts won and head into a home game with Houston before an incredibly easy run of games. It won't be until Week 15 that Indianapolis will face an elite team, the currently 8-0 Green Bay Packers, but by that time they could have their division all but clinched.
Dynasty: bayers3
Monday, February 2, 2015
10:03 PM - February 2, 2015. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)











































NFL Standings - Updated: Oct 24, 2016
NFC EASTWLT
Philadelphia52
Dallas34
NY Giants17
Washington071
NFC NORTHWLT
Green Bay70
Chicago44
Detroit34
Minnesota241
NFC SOUTHWLT
Carolina43
New Orleans34
Tampa Bay25
Atlanta26
NFC WESTWLT
Seattle61
San Francisco52
Arizona53
Toronto34
AFC EASTWLT
NY Jets61
New England52
Miami43
Buffalo17
AFC NORTHWLT
Cleveland61
Baltimore43
Cincinnati35
Pittsburgh26
AFC SOUTHWLT
Indianapolis61
Houston52
Jacksonville43
Tennessee17
AFC WESTWLT
Denver61
Oakland34
San Diego34
Kansas City26

Dynasty: bayers3
10:02 PM - February 2, 2015. Written by bayers3
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR (COLTS DYNASTY REPORT)

8:30PM ET - October 24th, 2016
Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN

Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts
Oct 24, 20161ST2ND3RD4THSCORE
Detroit Lions (3-4, 1-3 Away)7173633
Indianapolis Colts (6-1, 3-1 Home)1414141456


Top Performers

Passing : A. Luck (IND) - 484YDS, 4TD
Rushing : S. Ramsey (IND) - 24CAR, 159YDS, 4TD
Receiving : C. Shorts III (IND) - 11REC, 201YDS, TD

INDIANAPOLIS - If you tuned in to Monday Night Football, you ended up watching one of the most explosive games of the year. Coming in the Colts faithful were definitely scratching their heads as GM Phil Emery announced that LG Donald Thomas had been traded to Pittsburgh for a 4th and 7th round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. The Colts offensive line has been amazing, but losing some depth is definitely a concern.

Indianapolis was looking at an elite QB (Matthew Stafford) and an old nemesis at HB (DeMarco Murray), the defense would definitely be tested by Stafford's arm and Murray catching passes in the flats. As it turned out, it was the Lions' defense that would be in dire straits right from the start.

The Colts were already up 14-0 in the 1st quarter when LaRon landry whiffed on an attempt to pick off Stafford and allowed Golden Tate to scamper 53 yards for a TD. Detroit started off with a more balanced approach, but they saw an opening in the Indianapolis secondary and tried to test Landry all night.



Luck is on pace to crush just about every passing record.

Shayn Ramsey ran one in from 2 yards out to start the 2nd quarter, but Detroit came roaring back with a TD pass and a TD run by Murray. The Colts had the ball with less than 2:00 to go, which turned out to be plenty of time as Andrew Luck hit T.Y. Hilton for a 49 yard TD pass that left Detroit 1:30. The Lions were able to move the ball, but the Colts defense came up big and forced a 43 yard Blair Walsh FG. The teams went into the locker room with a 28-24 score, and the Lions were threatening to hand the Colts their second loss.

It isn't clear what each head coach said in the locker room at halftime, but what ever Chuck Pagano said worked really well. Indianapolis' adjustments were so good that they might have been spying on the Lions' locker room. Murray found himself unable to get more than a yard or two and Stafford had to force balls to Tate for 1st downs. Detroit's first drive of the 3rd quarter ended in another FG, and then the Colts took over.

Hilton caught a 71 yard pass only to be tackled on the 3 yard line, but it wasn't all bad at Ramsey punched it in on the next play. Hilton got his due on the next Colts possession, which came thanks to Stafford's first INT of the game, with a 29 yard strike for his second TD of the game. The game moved into the 4th and Stafford threw another INT, this time to FS Branch Daniels, and Indianapolis converted it into a 7 yard TD run by Ramsey.

Now down 49-27 the Lions had no choice but to throw the ball, and in the waning minutes of the game the Colts defense took advantage. Even though the drive ended in a short TD pass, the Colts sacked Stafford three times to bring their total up to six. They failed to convert a 2PT attempt, and their onside kick found Jacob Tamme to basically finish the games. The Colts went to their run game and the tired Lions defenders couldn't stop them. The game mercifully ended after Ramsey ran in for his fourth TD of the day.

If Indianapolis can play like this every week, nobody will be able to stop them. They face a tricky road game at San Diego next week, but they head into an easy stretch of games after that with Houston, Jacksonville, Oakland, and Tennessee at home. The Colts could easily be 11-1 coming out of that stretch with another game against the Titans waiting for Week 16. It's going to be hard to keep the Colts out of the playoffs this year.
Dynasty: bayers3
08:46 PM - February 2, 2015. Written by stiets1118
Senior QB Markell Cooley, entering his 4th year as a starter, has been announced as a Pre-season finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Cooley has amassed 8,469 yards passing with 52 TD to only 28 interceptions. Also, he has run for 2,273 yards and 24 TD. Clearly Cooley can win both ways, leading his team to a 28-12 record with 2 conference championships and 2 bowl victories.
Dynasty: stiets1118
07:43 PM - February 2, 2015. Written by stiets1118
Lorenzo Parker- RB to WR
Jamil Wise- Guard to Center
Carlton Jude- LE to DT
Justin Johnson- RE to LE
Charrod Hughes- MLB to LOLB
Scott McIntosh- LOLB to MLB
Joe Woodard- ATH to WR
Dynasty: stiets1118