While the Colts were waiting for Robert Mathis to get through his NFL Mandated suspension, they were envisioning sacks o’plenty. Now Colts staff, players and fans were stunned to find out that their team would be without the services of the former 2003 5th round draft pick and Six-Time Pro Bowler.
“Really a devastating blow for Robert, his family and our team and this organization,” Head Coach Chuck Pagano said. “We hate to lose anybody. This one stings, but like always, nobody is better equipped to handle circumstances and adversity than this group.”
The Home Opener game against the Philadelphia Eagles is a Monday Night affair that kicks off September 15th at 7. Plenty of cheap tickets and great seats are still available so be sure to get yours today!
The Indianapolis Colts hit the road this week after dismantling the Houston Texans at home in a 25-3 thumping. This week, the competition is much stiffer and the stadium will be the unfriendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium.
Head Coach Chuck Pagano is sticking to the game plan that has gotten his team this far.
“If we take care of business, we don’t have to stay at number four[playoff position]. I guess there’s a scenario where you could get even higher than that,” Pagano said earlier this week.
“But again, our total focus, our guys know it, they understand it, but our total focus is on just preparing this week and try to play the best we can and go win this football game.”
Great seats and tickets remain for the final two Colts games.
After getting blown off the field last week in a 44-20 blowout by their AFC rival Buffalo Bills, the Colts responded with a 20-12 win over the New York Giants.
Second year quarterback Andrew Luck was 9-13 for 177 yards and a 133.7 while his backup Matt Hasselbeck finished 6-10 for 43 yards.
The Giants were in some disarray as the offense was limited to only four field goals. Even head coach Tom Coughlin was out of character getting flagged a 15-yard penalty for continually stepping out of the coaches box.
”I was wrong,” Coughlin said. ”It wasn’t a smart thing but the frustration in terms of how we played was there and I am disappointed in tonight’s game.”
The Colts next face the Cleveland Browns at home. Tickets are still available.