Colts bounce back to victory over Giants

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.

RB Bradshaw now a Colt

Former running back for the New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, has signed a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts and is confident that he can help the team get back to championship form.

“We just see a huge opportunity for me to come and help Vick and those guys out,” Bradshaw said. “I feel this offense is young and they need a spark, and I feel like I can be that spark that they can use. My point is to get in and learn the offense and get started as quick as possible.”

The Colts open the regular season at home against the Oakland Raiders September 8th. Be sure to get your tickets!

The end of Peyton Manning’s consecutive game streak: By the numbers

Sidelined by neck surgery, the Indianapolis Colts quarterback won’t start this week’s season opener — the first game he’s missed since 1998

The Indianapolis Colts’ season opener Sunday against the Houston Texans will be jarring for many Colts supporters — not to mention football fans around the country. For the first time since 1998, someone other than Peyton Manning will be starting as the Colts quarterback, namely journeyman quarterback Kerry Collins. The Wednesday that Manning will sit out to recover from neck surgery ends his 227-game streak of consecutive starts, the longest of any active NFL player. As Hoosiers mourn the end of the impressive streak, here’s a look at how it breaks down:

Number of consecutive games, including the postseason, that Manning had started

Number of consecutive  that Manning started

Number of days it’s been, , since any other quarterback started for the Indianapolis Colts. That player was Jim Harbaugh, who is now a first-year head coach for the San Francisco 49ers.

Number of consecutive games, including the postseason, that quarterback Brett Favre started over his 20-year career. Favre holds the all-time record among NFL players.

Number of additional uninterrupted seasons Manning needed to beat Favre’s record,

Number of consecutive starts by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Ronde Barber, who now becomes the NFL’s unofficial “Iron Man” as the active player with the longest consecutive game streak,
Number of consecutive games started by the quarterback who the longest active streak: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, Peyton’s brother

Number of different quarterbacks who have started for the Chicago Bears during Manning’s streak,

Number of NFL teams that have used at least 10 different starting quarterbacks during Manning’s streak

Age of Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo when Manning’s streak began in 1998

Number of playoff appearances Manning led his team to

Number of double-digit winning seasons under Manning’s belt

Division titles Manning helped the Colts win

Number of MVP awards Manning has won

AFC titles Manning led the Colts to

Super Bowl championships the Colts won with Manning as quarterback

Number of consecutive seasons Manning passed for , a record

The price of a gallon of gas the last time any other quarterback started for the Colts,

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