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Division rival Titans up next

The Indianapolis Colts went into the lions den that is Lambeau Field, survived a vintage Aaron Rodgers attempted comeback and walked out with a rare 31-26 victory.  This week, while the teams are not so much the same, the same intensity will be available for this division match up with the Tennessee Titans.

Playoff Football this week

Head Coach Chuck Pagano knows what a win this week for his team and colts-6he has been preaching playoff football in November.

“It’s playoff football, really,” Pagano told Jim Wyatt of the Titans official website.

The Titans, you see, have scored 35 or more points in their last three games and are averaging a league best 33.7 points per game.  Make no mistake, this game will be every bit as hard as the Packers on the road.

Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available so be sure to grab yours today and help cheer on your Indianapolis Colts!

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Colts elect to stay the course with Luck

Indy Quarterback Andrew Luck didn’t have much luck in protection and turnovers last season and a major reason for that was a porous offensive line that could not protect him (80%) and bad decisions under heat (20%).  Former University of Georgia and new Colts Quarterback Coach Brian Schottenheimer has no intentions of changing up anything in Luck’s approach to the position.

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“We’re not going to change the way Andrew plays,” Schottenheimer told ESPN.com. “Andrew’s going to play the game. You’ve got to let Andrew play.”

As far as the bad decisions, both Coach Pagano and Schottenheimer think it’s all a part of growing into the game.

“The ones who are great competitors have a harder time (giving up on a play), but again, I think Andrew learned a lot last year and sometimes when you lose something that is so precious to you, you sit back and you’re like, ‘Wow, in order for this not to happen again, maybe there are some things I need to adjust,'” Schottenheimer said. “He realizes that he wants to be on that field. We certainly need him on that field. You’ll see that growth with him this year from a maturity standpoint.”

The Colts kick off the preseason with the Hall of Fame Game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday August 7th.  Tickets for all preseason and regular season games are available now so be sure to get yours today and be there to cheer on your Indianapolis Colts!

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Indianapolis Colts Add Depth Through Undrafted Free Agents: Fan Perspective

The Indianapolis Colts continue their rebuilding project through undrafted free agents, even after the 2012 NFL Draft has concluded. The team has signed 15 rookies, an NFL veteran, and a receiver who has taken an unusual path to the NFL.

According to , the Colts have signed the following undrafted free agents:

Utah DE James Aiono

Morehouse DT Chigbo Anunoby

East Carolina DT Steven Baker

Maryland DB Cameron Chism

Endicott College (Mass.) DE Kevin Eagan

Wisconsin DB Antonio Fenelus

Rhode Island OG Jason Foster

USC LB Chris Galippo

Iowa State OG Hayworth Hicks

Pittsburgh DB Buddy Jackson

North Carolina S Matt Merletti

Hampton S Micah Pellerin

Montana WR Jabin Sambrano

San Diego State P Brian Stahovich

Stanford WR Griff Whalen

The Colts and also announced the signings of TE Dominique Jones and RB Deji Karim. Karim was claimed off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jones has taken an interesting path to Indianapolis. He has lined up at TE for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the UFL but most recently has starred as a wide receiver for the of the . Jones is out of Division II and through seven games with the Express this season, he leads the team with 34 receptions for 403 yards and 9 touchdowns.

The Indoor Football League is also home to the , who feature former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens as both a receiver and a team owner. Former Green Bay Packers RB Ahman Green is part owner of the in the IFL. The closest IFL teams to Indianapolis are the and the .

Jones knows a thing or two about winning, as he helped Shepherd to a school-record 12 wins and advancement to .

These players will join those who were drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft at the Colts’ rookie camp, which consists of two practices on Friday, two more on Saturday, and a final practice on Sunday.

The author is a resident of central Indiana and a longtime fan of the Colts. He is also a Featured Contributor in Sports for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. You can follow him on Twitter at and on .

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