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Jacoby Brissett is the AFC offensive player of the week

Jacoby Brissett wasn’t expected to be the starting quarterback for the Colts this season, but Andrew Luck’s retirement in August changed the team’s plans. It has not been a bad change for the Colts. Brissett has handled the job well all season and never better than in Week Seven against the Texans. Brissett was 26-of-39 [more]

The #PFTPM Week Seven players of the week

Tuesday is award day for #PFTPM. The Week Seven prizes were handed out earlier today. MDS named Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett, and I opted for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reasoning is explained in the attached video, which also addresses various issues related to the players and their teams, including this question: If Andrew Luck [more]

Malik Hooker says he’s ready to return

The Colts have gotten by well this season, despite the absence of a number of key players for long stretches (and one of them, you know, forever). But they appear to be getting closer to full strength on defense. Via Mike Chappell of Fox59.com, Colts safety Malik Hooker says he’s playing this week against the [more]

Deshaun Watson: We can’t get discouraged by loss to Colts

The Texans entered Sunday’s game against the Colts on the back of impressive performances in wins over the Falcons and Chiefs, but they weren’t able to find the same groove against Indianapolis. The offense was held without a touchdown in the first half despite making three trips to the red zone. They were able to [more]

The MVP race remains wide open

Not long ago, the candidates for the 2019 NFL MVP award consisted of Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson. Now, Mahomes’ injury could make his own chance at winning the award a much more difficult proposition. So with seven weeks in the bag, let’s look at the candidates as of right now. [more]

Jacoby Brissett on pace to lead NFL in TD passes

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has proven himself a game changer as the starter this season, and he’s putting his team in the end zone more than any other quarterback in the league. Brissett has 14 touchdown passes through six games, which puts him on pace to lead the league in touchdown passes this season. At [more]

Colts feel Jacoby Brissett’s a game changer, not a game manager

When Andrew Luck retired and Jacoby Brissett took over as the Colts’ quarterback, one of the big questions was how much they’d change their offense as a result of the change in signal callers. The first five weeks of the season saw the Colts run a lot, but they relied on Brissett to win a [more]

Darius Leonard credits coaching for big fourth-quarter plays

The Colts held off the Texans on Sunday, thanks to a total-team effort that included a great offensive performance and a clutch showing from the defense. After the 30-23 win that propelled Indy to 4-2 on the year, putting them in first place in the AFC South, linebacker Darius Leonard credited the defensive coaching staff [more]

Deshaun Watson on in the grasp call: Refs made it, we have to live with it

The NFL sent a reminder to teams and players about the penalties for criticizing officials recently and they fined a handful of players for doing so last week. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson had an opportunity to test the league’s disciplinarians this week, but passed on it. Watson was ruled to be in the grasp of [more]

Jacoby Brissett throws four TDs as Colts take over first place in AFC South

Jacoby Brissett threw four touchdown passes as the Colts held off the Texans 30-23 to take over first place in the AFC South. Indianapolis improved to 4-2, while the Texans fell to 4-3. Frank Reich now is 3-1 against Bill O’Brien with the only loss coming when the Colts coach refused to accept a tie [more]

Jacoby Brissett throws third touchdown

Jacoby Brissett threw what he thought was his third touchdown pass. It initially was ruled an incompletion, but Eric Ebron was celebrating before Frank Reich even threw his red flag. The challenge showed Ebron made a highlight reel catch, getting both feet in bounds before going out of the back of the end zone. The [more]

Texans’ inability to score red zone touchdowns has Colts up 14-9

The Texans still can’t figure out T.Y. Hilton‘s kryptonite. The Colts receiver has three catches for 37 yards and a touchdown. He has helped Indianapolis to a 14-9 halftime lead over Houston. The Texans have only themselves to blame, settling for three Ka'imi Fairbairn field goals on three red zone trips. Fairbairn has hit from [more]

Texans lose touchdown on in-the-grasp call

The Texans thought they had a go-ahead touchdown. Instead referee Tony Corrente had whistled the third-down play dead with an in-the-grasp call. Texans quarterback Deshuan Watson avoided Jabaal Sheard and then had Justin Houston grabbing at his ankles when Sheard was coming back to join in. Watson threw the ball into the end zone to [more]

Will Fuller questionable with hamstring injury

Will Fuller can’t stay healthy. The Texans receiver missed 17 games in his first three seasons. Although he has played every game this season, Fuller was on the injury report last week with with calf and oblique issues. He left for the locker room on the Texans’ first series with a new injury. The Texans [more]

Week Seven early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Raiders at Packers Raiders: T Trent Brown, WR Dwayne Harris, WR Zay Jones, DE Arden Key, [more]

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