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November 27, 2012 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
THE COLTS defeated the visiting Bills, 20-13, Sunday. But the biggest winners in Lucas Oil Stadium were two Indianapolis cheerleaders who shaved their heads in support of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this season. Two weeks ago, cheerleader Megan M. said she would shave her head if she and Blue, the team mascot, could raise $10,000 for the Colts' "ChuckStrong" campaign. They more than doubled that amount, raising $22,670, and Megan agreed to live up to her end of the deal.
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November 19, 2012 | Associated Press
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots' superb offense finally got some help from the rest of the team. The Patriots used three scoring passes from Tom Brady, two touchdowns on interception returns, and another on a punt return to match a team single-game scoring record in a 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. The first matchup between three-time Super Bowl winner Brady and star rookie Andrew Luck was no match. The Patriots (7-3) won their fourth straight game and extended their lead in the AFC East to three games.
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November 9, 2012 | Associated Press
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Indianapolis Colts became the latest team to hammer the Jacksonville Jaguars at home, winning, 27-10, on Thursday night behind two rushing touchdowns by rookie quarterback Andrew Luck. Darius Butler returned an interception for a score as the Colts (6-3) won their fourth consecutive game and snapped a three-game losing streak in the series. The Jaguars (1-8) have lost six straight. Indianapolis 3 14 7 3 – 27 Jacksonville 0 3 0 7 – 10 First quarter Ind–FG Vinatieri 31, 7:27.
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November 5, 2012
Looks like Andrew Luck is making the transition from college to the NFL all right. The Indianapolis Colts quarterback threw for 433 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Miami Dolphins, breaking Cam Newton's year-old record for yards passing in a game by a rookie (422). Oh yeah, he also became the second rookie signal-caller in the history of the NFL to produce four 300-yard games in a season. The other guy? Somebody named Peyton Manning, who now plies his trade in Denver. Probably no coincidence that the rebuilding Colts are essentially reconstructed and a suitable topic for playoff conversation at 5-3. An added highlight: Colts coach Chuck Pagano, 52, who is battling leukemia and is scheduled to begin a second round of chemotherapy this week, was in the stadium to see Luck's feat.
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October 28, 2012 | Associated Press
TORONTO - Rockin Amadeus raced to a big upset victory in the Breeders Crown on Saturday night at Woodbine, rallying to beat favored Captaintreacherous in the $591,240 2-year-old colt pace. Rockin Amadeus, a 17-1 long shot driven by Yannick Gingras, finished in 1 minute, 51.2 seconds. Wake Up Peter, an 8-1 pick, was second ahead of Captaintreacherous, the 1-5 favorite who went in with eight victories in nine events this season. Rockin Amadeus returned $37.00 $12.40, and $4, Wake Up Peter paid $8.30 and $3.30.
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October 26, 2012 | By Vegas Vic, For the Daily News
Falcons (+2) over EAGLES: The important key numbers in the NFL, for betting purposes, are three, seven and 10 . . . but 13 is the key number in this game, and the one that has everybody all jacked up. That would be Andy Reid's ridonkulous 13-0 record the week after a bye. However, there are some other numbers that Double V has to put on the table: Eight, eight and five. In order, those are Michael Vick's touchdowns, interceptions and fumbles lost. How about one, one and two? Those are the winning margins in the Birds' three victories this season (17-16 against the Browns, 24-23 over the Ravens and 19-17 against the Giants)
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October 19, 2012 | by Vegas Vic, For the Daily News
COLTS (-2 1/2) over Browns: When we took a look at the Colts-Jets game last week, it was pretty obvious that Indy would not be able to bring the emotion - playing for coach Chuck Pagano who is fighting cancer - of the prior week against the Packers. Obvious turned into reality as the Jets smoked the Horseshoes, 35-9. Now, Indianapolis looks to get back on track against a Cleveland team that is working on an 0-10 run on the road. And if you wanna extend back a while, the Brownies have only five wins away from home in the last 27 attempts.
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October 17, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, Daily News Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Since leaving the Temple sideline after the 1988 season, interim Colts head coach Bruce Arians has spent more than 20 years in the NFL. His career has spanned five franchises, included two Super Bowl rings, and has encompassed every offensive job from coordinator to tight-ends coach. But never once has he been invited to interview for an NFL head-coaching position. Last week, he suggested that maybe it is because of his brutal honesty. On Sunday, minutes after his young team was walloped by the Jets, it wasn't hard to see what he meant.
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October 17, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE, Daily News Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Trailing by three scores at the half, Andrew Luck walked out of the visitors' locker room at MetLife Stadium on Sunday as one confident rookie. He had been there before. In fact, it had only been a week earlier that Luck, the No. 1 overall pick in April's draft, had heroically carried his Colts back from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat the Packers, 30-27. In his fourth game as a pro, Luck had spotted Aaron Rodgers 18 points, and won. Accordingly, when asked on Sunday if he thought that he could replicate the previous week's comeback, Luck was emphatic.
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October 8, 2012 | Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS - All Andrew Luck and Reggie Wayne wanted to do was honor coach Chuck Pagano the best way they knew how - by winning. The two biggest playmakers on Indy's offense teamed up in the second half, wiping out an 18-point halftime deficit and hooking up on a 4-yard TD pass with 35 seconds left to give the Colts a stunning, 30-27 victory over Green Bay. It was a wild finish to a challenging week, and a win interim coach Bruce Arians called...
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