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Six Pro Bowl rookies doesn’t include Leonard or Vander Esch

Six rookies made the 2019 Pro Bowl, but auspicious by their absence were two leading candidates for defensive rookie of the year. Colts linebacker Darius Leonard and Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch did not make the cut. The problem for Leonard and Vander Esch is the position they play. As weakside linebackers in a 4-3, [more]

Colts sign J.J. Wilcox, place Skai Moore, Al Woods on IR

The Colts announced they signed safety J.J. Wilcox on Tuesday. They placed linebacker Skai Moore and defensive tackle Al Woods on injured reserve. Moore saw action in nine games this season, with one start, and made four solo tackles. He injured his neck last week during practice and was inactive for Sunday’s game. Woods appeared [more]

Pat Shurmur believes Eli Manning has years left as a starting quarterback

Discussions about Giants quarterback Eli Manning‘s future with the team were a hot topic at this time last year, remained so throughout the offseason and they haven’t gone away over the course of the current campaign. Manning had one of his best outings of the year in Week 14, but came back with a total [more]

Colts, Titans heading toward a Week 17 playoff play-in game

When the Colts and Titans meet in Tennessee in the final week of the season, it may be essentially a playoff game. That’s because the Colts-Titans Week 17 game could easily put the winner in the playoffs and keep the loser home. Here’s what would need to happen in Week 16: 1. The Titans beat [more]

Breaking down a wild Week 15 with the FNIA crew

The fifteenth week of the 2018 season was a wild one indeed, yet again taking our perceptions and conclusions about who’s good and who’s not and smashing them like an angry Ukrainian. As the day winded to a conclusion, we tried to make sense of things at the desk of Football Night in America, with [more]

Xavier Su’a-Filo’s eye expected to be OK

Cowboys left guard Xavier Su'a-Filo flew home on the team charter after being transported to an Indianapolis hospital to have his left eye examined. “We got a great report back on our player’s eye,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, via Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News. “It looks awful, but I think he’s going [more]

Frank Reich: What the defense did today was unreal

Much of the focus on the Colts this season has been on how well quarterback Andrew Luck has played in his return from the shoulder injury that kept him out all of last season, but Sunday’s 23-0 win over the Cowboys put the spotlight in different directions. Luck was 16-of-27 for 192 yards and didn’t [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers’ win puts bye week in doubt for Patriots

The big winner of Sunday’s big Steelers-Patriots game may have been the Texans. After the Patriots lost on Sunday, the Texans now have the inside track to a bye week in the AFC playoffs. Home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs will likely go to the AFC West winner, and the Texans just need to win [more]

Marlon Mack knew it would be a good day early

Colts running back Marlon Mack gashed the Cowboys for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns. And he knew from the get-go that special things were happening. Mack explained to PFT by phone after the 23-0 victory that it was immediately obvious that the offense would move the ball well on the Dallas defense. “From [more]

Cowboys are shutout for first time since 2003 as Colts stay alive

The Indianapolis Colts are Texas’ team. Or they at least own Texas after the last two weeks. Just call them the Lone Star Colts. Last week, the Colts ended Houston’s league-leading nine-game winning streak with a 24-21 victory over the Texans. On Sunday, with the Texans rooting for the Cowboys, the Colts ended Dallas’ league-leading [more]

Doug Baldwin, Matt Breida, Marquise Goodwin active

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Friday that receiver Doug Baldwin had a “good chance” to play against the 49ers, and Baldwin will play. Baldwin is active. Seattle already had ruled out safety Maurice Alexander (concussion), running back Rashaad Penny (knee) and linebacker K.J. Wright (knee). Guard D.J. Fluker, who was doubtful with a hamstring injury, [more]

Xavier Su’a-Filo headed to hospital for eye injury

Cowboys right guard Xavier Su'a-Filo is on his way to an Indianapolis hospital for further examination of an eye injury, according to Kristi Scales of the team’s radio broadcast team. Su’a-Filo was poked in the eye on a fourth-down play on the goal line when the Colts dropped Ezekiel Elliott for a 2-yard loss. Su’a-Filo’s [more]

Colts shutout Cowboys in first half, lead 10-0

The Cowboys wear T-shirts that read: Finish. They haven’t lived up to that motto so far today. Dallas gained 179 yards in the first half, getting into Colts territory on all three possessions. But the Cowboys failed to get on the scoreboard, and the Colts lead 10-0 at halftime. The Cowboys’ opening 45-yard drive ended [more]

Colts use blocked field goal to take 7-0 lead

The Cowboys moved the ball down the field on their first possession, gaining 45 yards. But Denico Autry blocked Brett Maher‘s 48-yard field goal attempt to keep the Cowboys off the scoreboard. Darius Leonard recovered the blocked kick at the Dallas 44, got up and ran it to the end zone for what officials ruled [more]

T.Y. Hilton, Sean Lee active for Colts-Cowboys matchup

The Colts will have their top wide receiver on the field for Sunday’s game and the Cowboys will have linebacker Sean Lee in the lineup as they try to slow the Indianapolis offense. T.Y. Hilton did not practice all week as he dealt with an ankle injury, which marked the third straight week that Hilton [more]

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