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Oct 14, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89) catches a pass over Indianapolis Colts cornerback Chris Milton (28) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)
Oct 14, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon (89) catches a pass over Indianapolis Colts cornerback Chris Milton (28) during the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The presence of all those Super Bowl III heroes on Sunday wasn't just a celebration of the Jets' greatest achievement, it was a painful reminder of why it's so hard to believe in this year's team. There have been too many years of heartache, too many seasons of disappointment, too many times the rug was pulled out from under everyone's feet.

So when these Jets beat the Indianapolis Colts 42-34 on Sunday, barely hanging on in the end, there were surely a few skeptics who saw the team's obvious flaws. And when Todd Bowles stepped to the podium and said "We're right back in the thick of these things," it's understandable if everyone rolled his or her eyes.

Tags: Darron Lee, Indianapolis Colts, Leonard Williams, Quincy Enunwa, Sam Darnold, Terrelle Pryor, Ralph Vacchiano
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Up in the heir 00:02:22
Daily News Live debates the future of Giants quarterback Eli Manning and New York's quest for a replacement if they draft a quarterback.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY

The clock is winding down on Eli Manning's career, though no one knows how quickly. It's probably safe to assume that Manning doesn't have more than three seasons left as the starting quarterback of the New York Giants. Maybe.

But even if that's true, that still doesn't mean the Giants have to start looking for his replacement. At least not right now.

Tags: Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Jets running back Joe McKnight walks back to the locker room following practice at SUNY Cortland. (Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE)
New York Jets running back Joe McKnight walks back to the locker room following practice at SUNY Cortland. (Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE)

The New York Jets have held a moment of silence before their game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium to honor former running back Joe McKnight, killed last Thursday in Louisiana.

Authorities said McKnight, 28, was shot during a road rage incident that was possibly sparked by a driver cutting off another on a nearby bridge in Terrytown, across the Mississippi River from New Orleans. The shooter was identified by police as Ronald Gasser, 54, and he was released overnight, drawing criticism.

McKnight was rated the nation's No. 1 running back recruit when he came out of Louisiana in 2006 and signed with the University of Southern California. He was a fourth-round draft pick of the Jets in 2010 and played three seasons for New York. He spent a season with Kansas City, and most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

Tags: Indianapolis Colts
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Vacchiano: Petty takes over 00:05:32
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano breaks down the Jets' 41-10 loss to the Colts on Monday night.

Andrew Luck was nearly perfect in his return from a concussion, throwing for four touchdowns, three to Dwayne Allen, in the Indianapolis Colts' 41-10 romp Monday night past the inept New York Jets.

Not that Luck had to work very hard against the hosts, who were booed by a much-less-than-filled MetLife Stadium almost from the outset.

Luck missed last week's loss to Pittsburgh, cleared the NFL's concussion protocol on the weekend, and came back in style with a prime-time performance. He lifted Indianapolis (6-6) into a tie for the lead in the AFC South with Tennessee and Houston.

Tags: Bryce Petty, Indianapolis Colts, Matt Forte, Nick Folk, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty has ball batted down by the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Petty replaced Jets starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Bryce Petty has ball batted down by the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium. Petty replaced Jets starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. (Robert Deutsch/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles benched starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of backup Bryce Petty for the second half of Monday's game against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium.

Fitzpatrick completed 5 of 12 passes for 81 yards with an interception and a 30.2 passer rating as the Jets trailed 24-3 at halftime.

Petty is making his first game appearance since Week 10, a 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Rams in which he went 19-for-32 with 163 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

Tags: Bryce Petty, Indianapolis Colts, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton embrace after their victory over the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Thomas J. Russo/USA Today Sports Images)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton embrace after their victory over the Chicago Bears at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Thomas J. Russo/USA Today Sports Images)

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During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the New York Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on game day…

This week's Monday Night Football will see the Jets hosting the 5-6 Indianapolis Colts. Despite having endured a disappointing year so far, the Colts were just one game out of first place in the AFC South entering this weekend. The Colts have lost three of their last four games, albeit to three potential playoff teams in Green Bay, Kansas City and Pittsburgh. The teams met early last year with the Jets defeating the Colts 20-7, again on Monday Night Football, in one of the best performances of the Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan era.

Tags: BGA, Indianapolis Colts
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

Jets head coach Todd Bowles spoke to the media following Wednesday's practice. Here is what we learned...

  • It's still uncertain whether or not injured center Nick Mangold will play on Monday night against the Colts. 
  • With lack of creating turnovers, the team has been working hard in practice to get them. "We [are] trying everything we can to get them," Bowles said. "It's just not falling our way right now." 
  • WR Devin Smith has returned to practice and has no restrictions on what he can do. So far, according to Bowles, Smith is almost caught up with the offense.
Tags: Devin Smith, Indianapolis Colts, Muhammad Wilkerson, Nick Mangold
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The Giants (3-4) try to get back on the winning track tonight when they face the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) and the league's top offense on Monday Night Football.

Kickoff: 8:30pm Eastern

Tags: Colts-Giants, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, NFL Week 9
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The Colts are coming! The Colts are coming!

The Giants host the powerful Indianapolis Colts this coming Monday in a game both teams need to win to stay afloat in their respective division races.

Indianapolis is 5-3 and are currently one game ahead of the 4-4 Houston Texans in the AFC South. The Giants are 3-4 and are in third place looking up at the 6-2 Dallas Cowboys and 5-2 Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, NFL Week 9
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The Giants have had recent success this past decade because they brought in some extraordinary players with skill, heart and toughness. RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks were two of those players.

This coming Monday they will be at MetLife Stadium again, but on the opposing sidelines with their new team, the Indianapolis Colts. Most of the football-watching public are well aware that these ex-Giant veterans are experiencing a second chapter of their careers alongside the NFL's newest superstar, QB Andrew Luck.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants-Colts, Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants
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No shocker here..... former Giant RB Ahmad Bradshaw has signed a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. The two sides had been talking for about a week and finally came to an agreement today.

As per Rotoworld,?the deal is a one-year, $1.1 million contract. Includes a $250,000 signing bonus, and up to $650,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Bradshaw, who has been traditionally hampered by foot problems since entering the league with the Giants in 2007, was cleared by doctors in late April but has had few suitors. Pittsburgh and Green Bay were said to be interested at one time, but cooled.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts
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From Kyle McMorrow, independent Giants blogger...

It took nearly three months, but it's looking like former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw finally found a new backfield to star in.

NFL.com reporter Kimberly Jones cites a source close to negotiations as saying it "looks like the Colts and Bradshaw are going to get a contract done," quite the steal considering he is only 27 years-old, and is coming off a 1,000-yard season for the G-Men.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, NFL Free Agency
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by Jon Wagner

Say what you will if you?re a critic of New York Giants? quarterback Eli Manning.

It?s all been said countless times before? Manning doesn?t exude the same type of on-field leadership skills as his brother, Indianapolis Colts? quarterback Peyton Manning. And, he simply hasn?t had, nor will he seemingly ever possess the overall quarterback skills of Peyton.

Tags: Eli Manning, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, Peyton Manning
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The Colts agreed to terms Wednesday with former Giants QB?Kerry Collins, who may be asked to come right in and start if?Peyton Manning?hasn't completely recovered from offseason neck surgery when the season opens Sept. 11. ?The signing has drawn mixed reviews...

"We don't even know him, we ain't vanilla, man, we ain't no simple offense," receiver?Reggie Wayne?said. "So for him to come in here and be the starter, I don't see it. I think that's a step back."

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Kerry Collins, NFL, Peyton Manning

Kevin Gilbride holds back this offense.?? This offense needs a young innovative mind that can use all the pieces effectively.? Watching the Giants take on the Bears sitting in Section 143 on Sunday night was frustrating.?? On numerous drives the offense sputtered and came up lame, which has me asking...Why?

Why do so many teams with the lesser talent score a ton of points and close out teams when the opportunity presents itself.

The answer:? Kevin "KILL-DRIVE" Gilbride.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Bear Pascoe, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Westbrook, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, dwight freeney, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Boss, Kevin Gilbride, Mario Manningham, Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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Good news for the Giants as they prepare for the Titans?

The brothers huddled in a stadium tunnel, hands tucked into their pockets, heads bowed as if in prayer. As equipment bags were shuttled back and forth behind them, Peyton and Eli Manning stole one last moment after a blowout game that brought joy to neither of them. Long Eli's protector and sometimes his tormentor, Peyton steered the conversation away from his Colts' 38--14 battering of Eli's Giants and instead brought up New York's Week 3 opponent, the Titans. The Colts play Tennessee twice a year, and Peyton's knowledge of the Titans' defensive schemes is vast. After doing everything in his power to beat Eli, Peyton was already eager to help him. Satisfied that his little brother was of sound body and mind, Peyton hugged him, slapped him on the backside and scheduled a fraternal chalk talk. Eli's eyes came to life. "I'll call you Tuesday," Eli said. (Sports Illustrated, 9/27)
The Giants are hoping that?that phone call included plenty of talk about how to beat Tennessee.
Tags: Eli Manning, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Peyton Manning, Tennessee Titans

Where's Dandy Don Meredith to sing "Turn out the lights, the party's over...?"

The Giants could not be any flatter in Indianapolis tonight, letting the pass-happy Colts run them right out of Lucas Oil Field with - get this - their running game!

The Colts held the ball for 19:10 and have simply had their way with Perry Fewell's "bend but don't break" defense. It bent and it broke.

Tags: Giants-Colts, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News
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The Giants travel to Indianapolis this week play win-less Colts on national television.

That statement should say it all.? The Giants are on the road on national television, which always spells trouble. Especially after an emotional home victory.

The Colts lost last week to Houston in embarrassing fashion, allowing an unknown rookie to register the? biggest season debut since O.J. Simpson.? They are looking to rebound.

Tags: Eli Manning, Giants Offense, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Peyton Manning
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Giants-Colts Thursday Injuries

Giants

OUT: T Will Beatty (foot), TE Kevin Boss (concussion)

Did Not Practice Thursday: LB Chase Blackburn (knee), LB Phillip Dillard (hamstring), CB Bruce Johnson (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (ankle)

Limited In Practice Thursday: C Shaun O'Hara (ankle,?achilles)

Tags: Giants-Colts, Giants-Colts Injuries, Indianapolis Colts, Injuries, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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Tom Coughlin met the media after practice today. ?he spoke about the Manning Bowl, Aaron Ross' and Shaun O'Hara's continual battle to stay healthy and the possibility of not having Hakeem Nicks on Sunday...

Q: Obviously an easy way to beat them is to stop Peyton Manning. Defense is one thing; maybe a better way is to just keep him off the field?A: That would help, that would certainly help. The amazing thing about last week is even though the Houston team held the ball in the second half ? did a nice job that way ? he still threw for well over 400 yards and 70% completions ? and didn't throw an interception on 57 passes. So that is certainly part of the deal. You like to see, as you look back over, exactly how much time of possession other people have. However, they were 14-2 a year ago and were the lowest - the 32nd team in the League in time of possession.

Q: Do you tell your guys to not get involved in this "Manning Bowl" business?A: I don't think we have to talk about that. We really don't. Because the way I look at it, it is two exceptional quarterbacks who are trying to get their team in position to play against another very good football team in the case of the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants. And I'm sure the two brothers will maybe talk Friday night, maybe, and then after the game. But they are competitive and that is all that matters.

Tags: Eli Manning, Giants-Colts, Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Tom Coughlin, Transcripts
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It could be argued that the Giants were dealt a bit of bad luck Sunday when the Texans knocked off the Colts in Houston. Why? Because Indianapolis, a Super Bowl team just?seven months ago, now has a sense of urgency heading into Week 2 that otherwise wouldn't exist, certainly not to this degree. Starting the season 0-2 is not a desirable way to get things going. From NFL.com:

Since 1978, exactly 224 teams have [started the season 0-2], and only 26 of those teams were able to climb out of that hole and make the playoffs. Only 11.6 percent of teams that have started a 16-game NFL season 0-2 have played a meaningful game in January.
And we're talking about a team with Peyton Manning at quarterback,?one that's been to the Super Bowl twice in the last four years, and a?team?that will be playing in its home opener when the Giants come to town Sunday night.

Of course, the other way to look at it is that the Colts showed some vulnerability in their opener. They allowed Texans' running back Arian Foster to run for 231 yards and three touchdowns in?the 34-24 loss. On paper, that bodes well for Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs.

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, NFL
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The Giants will practice this morning in preparation for their Sunday night showdown with the Indianapolis Colts.

It is a media festival this week as two of the league's most popular players - the Brothers Manning - face off in front of the whole world on prime time television (I smell a ratings winner...).? NBC executives are doing cartwheels down 6th avenue....

Not much football yesterday, but lots of talk.? The Giants practiced but did so without several players.

Tags: Eli Manning, Giants-Colts, Indianapolis Colts, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Peyton Manning
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from veteran NFL writer George O'Gorman of The Trentonian........

Jim Sorgi can?t help the Giants win any games this season, but he sure could play a vital role in helping them survive their next big challenge.

Since he was Peyton Manning?s backup in Indianapolis for six years before coming to the Giants to be Eli Manning?s understudy, Sorgi has some idea what the G-Men need to do to win the second Manning vs. Manning Bowl that comes up Sunday night....

Tags: Eli Manning, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL, Peyton Manning
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In this week's Sports Illustrated, Peter King gives his prediction for Sunday night's Giants-Colts game in Indianapolis:

The Brothers Manning play but once every four years. Over the summer Peyton, of the Colts, said he hopes he can savor this week's game against Eli, of the Giants, because he doesn't know how many more of the matchups there will be. But the elder Manning probably won't have much time for reflection. Peyton got beaten up in a Week 1 loss to the Texans?he was sacked twice and hit 10 times?and he'll be facing a new New York defensive front that against Carolina on Sunday was reminiscent of the ferocious group that harassed Tom Brady into five sacks in the Super Bowl three years ago. Expect Peyton to have trouble throwing downfield. If the Giants can make Colts tight end Dallas Clark a nonfactor, they'll win. One problem: No one makes Dallas Clark a nonfactor. Colts 24, Giants 20
Tags: Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Peter King, Sports Illustrated

For years, Giants' QB Eli Manning has had to defer to his older brother, constantly answering questions and downplaying comparisons.? We all knew someday Peyton Manning would have to do the same for Eli.? Today he gave reporters some insight on his feelings as well as their much-publicized matchup this coming Sunday night...

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Tags: Eli Manning, Giants-Colts, Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Peyton Manning, SNY, SNY. Video, Video
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