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Denico Autry named AFC defensive player of the week

The Colts have progressed more quickly than expected on defense, and defensive end end Denico Autry has been a big part of that. Autry was named AFC defensive player of the week, after his two-sack performance against the Texans. Autry also had four total tackles, two tackles for loss and a pair of hurries, as [more]

If favored teams win, 9 of 12 playoff teams will be set this week

So far we know three of this year’s 12 playoff teams. If everything goes as expected, that number will triple by the end of the week. The Chiefs have already clinched an AFC playoff berth, and the Rams and Saints have already clinched their divisions. If all of the favored teams win in Week 15, [more]

Colts waive Erik Swoope

The Colts announced they waived tight end Erik Swoope on Tuesday. Swoope caught one pass for 4 yards in the past two games combined after returning from a knee injury that kept him out four games. He played nine snaps on offense and 11 on special teams in Sunday’s victory over Houston. Swoope has spent [more]

Sean Lee expected to return to practice on limited basis

The Cowboys might finally face a decision on how — and how much — to play weakside linebacker Sean Lee. Lee will return to practice on a limited basis this week, coach Jason Garrett told reporters Monday. Receiver Tavon Austin also is expected back. Lee has missed eight games this season with hamstring injuries. The [more]

T.Y. Hilton owns the Texans again

Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton was nursing a shoulder injury and a question to play Sunday. He was the Colts’ best weapon on offense. Yet, the Texans somehow couldn’t stop him. Hilton caught nine passes for 199 yards in the Colts’ 24-21 victory over the Texans. He had four catches for 115 yards against the Texans [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chiefs were Sunday’s big winners

What a day for the Chiefs. Kansas City won on Sunday, and the leaders of the other three divisions in the AFC all lost. That means everything is setting up beautifully for the Chiefs to earn home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. But there’s one big game ahead: Thursday night, when the Chargers are in [more]

Colts break Texans’ win streak, remain in division race

The Texans’ nine-game winning streak is over. The Colts stayed alive in the AFC South race and also kept the Titans’ hopes alive with a 24-21 victory in Houston. The Texans are 9-4, with the Titans and Colts at 7-6 with three games remaining. The Titans and Colts close out the regular season at Tennessee. [more]

Colts lead Houston 17-7 at halftime

The Colts had 31 yards and no points in the first quarter after being shut out last week against Jacksonville. They made up for it in the second quarter. Indianapolis, which trailed 7-0, now leads 17-7 at intermission. The Colts have 275 yards, having scored on drives of 64, 66 and 53 yards. Andrew Luck [more]

Texans use two Colts’ penalties to take 7-0 lead

The Colts intercepted Deshaun Watson in the end zone, but it didn’t count. Indianapolis had two hits on defenseless receivers, costing them 19 yards in penalties, but even bigger, the ball. Houston took advantage with a 3-yard touchdown run by Alfred Blue. Linebacker Matthew Adams, who the league just fined $26,739 for leading with his [more]

Week 14 early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early 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 the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Panthers at Browns Panthers: K Graham Gano, CB Lorenzo Doss, WR Mose Frazier, DE Marquis [more]

T.Y. Hilton set to play on Sunday

Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton missed two days of practice this week with a shoulder injury, but returned to work for the Colts on Friday before being listed as questionable for Sunday’s AFC South showdown with the Texans. Colts head coach Frank Reich removed any mystery about what the team’s call will be with Hilton on [more]

Week 14 injury report roundup

Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Titans and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely [more]

Colts promote Daurice Fountain, waive Clive Walford

The Colts announced they elevated receiver Daurice Fountain to the 53-player roster Friday. They waived tight end Clive Walford in a corresponding move. Walford signed with the Colts as a free agent on Nov. 28, but he was inactive for last week’s game against the Jaguars. He played 44 career games in three seasons with [more]

Art Rooney Sportsmanship finalists again includes Joe Staley

Joe Staley has become the Susan Lucci of the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. The NFL named the 49ers offensive tackle a finalist for the award, the fourth consecutive year he has made it to the final eight. So maybe this is his time. He will have to beat out Jaguars defensive end Calais Campbell, Chargers [more]

Eric Ebron, T.Y. Hilton back at practice for Colts

The Colts were missing 10 players at practice on Thursday, but they’ve gotten a handful of them back on the field for their final workout ahead of Sunday’s game against the Texans. Two of Andrew Luck‘s favorite targets are on that list. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and tight end Eric Ebron missed practice on both [more]

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