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Hello, Colts fans! :) Our 3-4 and amazing AFC South Division leading Indianapolis Colts make their second international Monday Night Football appearance in the 2015 NFL regular season, as they are in Charlotte, North Carolina, to play the NFC South Division leading, 6-0, and undefeated Carolina Panthers. Colts are coming from their disappointing home loss to the New Orleans Saints at LOS back on October 25. Colts are also playing their second game in consecutive weeks tonight with an NFC South divisional opponent.

 

Colts Andrew Luck might start with his fractured ribs, but backup Matt Hasselback may step up in place of Luck, as Matt already earned two wins this season as a Colts starting QB.

 

Indianapolis is making their first regular season road visit and appearance at Carolina for the first time in more than eight years, and also first Monday Night appearance between the teams. Entering tonight, Colts overall Monday Night Football record is 22-15, including their 20-7 MNF loss back on September 21, while the Panthers record is 7-5. Carolina's last MNF appearance was a 45-21 road loss to Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field, back on November 10, 2014.

 

In Carolina's 20 years of the Panther's existence as a charter member of the NFL, tonight's game is only the sixth meeting between the teams. Carolina also amazingly leads Indianapolis so far in the all-time series 4 games to 1, despite the Colts leading the Panthers in total points in the five previous regular season meetings 99 points to 97.

 

The Colts and Panthers regular season rivalry began in Carolina's inaugural season in the NFL back in 1995, when the expansion Panthers upset the Colts 13-10 at Clemson's University's Memorial Stadium back on December 3, 1995.

Colts only win in this series over the Panthers so far was a 31-7 victory, as Indianapolis entered the game undefeated at 7-0 at the time, and played at the Bank Of America Stadium back on October 28, 2007.

 

Carolina's only game scoring occurred when DeShawn Foster ran a 3-yard TD run, followed a John Kasay PAT. Colts scored the rest of the game points when Adam Vinitieri kicked a 20-yard FG, then Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes, both in the third quarter, 4-yards to Joseph Addai, and a 59-yard pass play to Reggie Wayne. Addai also scored on two TD runs, from 2 yards in the second quarter, and 12 yards in the fourth quarter, to secure the Colts 31-7 victory.  Manning completed 14 of his 30 passes for 255 yards and 2 TD's, Addai had 23 carries for 100 yards, and Wayne had 7 receptions for 168 yards, with a long of 59 yards.

 

Panthers unfortunately defeated our Colts 27-19 in their last regular season meeting played at LOS back on November 27, 2011. Carolina entered the game that day with a 3-8 record, but the Colts were still winless at 0-11, because Peyton Manning had to sit out the entire season with his neck injury (Colts finished that year 2-14). Colts scoring included a 17-yard TD run by Donald Brown, 2 Adam Vinetieri field goals from 43 and 31 yards, and his PAT, and a Curtis Painter 56-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne, before a missed two-point conversion. Colts QB Curtis Painter completed 15 of his 29 passes for 226 yards. Panthers QB Cam Newton also 20 of his 227 passes for 208 yards.

 

Mike Tirico, former Buccaneers and Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden, are announcing the live TV game commentary, along with sideline/field reporter and interviewer Lisa Salters, simulcast locally over-the-air in Indianapolis, on WRTV 'We Are Television,' The Indy Channel ABC Channel 6, throughout the USA and internationally on ESPN's Monday Night Football, all media live on HD.

 

Bob Lamey, our 'Voice Of The Colts,' and former Colts backup QB Jim Sorgi (who also completed 1 of his 2 passes for 9 yards in the Colts lone regular season win at the Panthers) are also announcing the live radio game play-by-play and analysis, along with field/sideline reporter and interviewer Matt Taylor, simulcast on Colts flagship stations WFNI ESPN SportsRadio 1070AM, and WLHK Country 97.1FM, and the Colts/Vectren Radio Network.

 

Kevin Harlan and former NFL QB Kurt Warner, are also announcing the live radio commentary, along with sideline reporter Jim Miller, syndicated internationally on Westwood One Sports, incuding locally on WIBC-FM 93.1FM in Indianapolis, and WGCL News Talk 1370AM in Bloomington.

 

Heavy rains with cloudy skies at 59 degrees, is the local game forecast, inside the Bank Of America Stadium in Downtown Charlotte, for tonight's 8:30PM Eastern Standard Time kickoff, along with 75% precipitation, 100% humidity, and mild northeastern winds at 6 miles per hour.

 

Visiting Colts players are wearing their traditional white helmets, jerseys, and pants, while the host Panthersn are wearing their black jerseys, and silver helmets and pants.

 

Both the Colts and the Panthers players, and their coaching and team support staffs on both sidelines, along with the rest of the NFL teams league wide, may voluntarily wear authentic camouflage designed NFL apparel both on the playing field, and in the sidelines to honor our US military personnel, both at the playing field during game action, and in their sidelines, to both recognize the NFL's 'Salute To Service' Campaign, and Military Appreciation Month throughout November.

 

NO injuries to both the Colts and Panthers, leave Charlotte with not only a win, but maintain your AFC South division lead and even your record at 4-4, and .500. Go Big Blue, Stay Colts Strong tonight, and GO COLTS!!!!! :coltslogo::1colts: :coltsfb::coltshelmet::helmet::blueshoe::coltslogo::D

 

Colts @ Panthers ESPN Monday Night Football Preview, And Pre Game Press Release On Adobe Reader PDF, And ESPN Monday Night Football Previews:

 

http://prod.static.colts.clubs.nfl.com/assets/docs/gamereleases/2015/gamerelease-reg08.pdf

http://www.espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/page/MNFHQ/monday-night-football-hq-nfl

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000570881/article/colts-panthers-each-had-massive-mnf-moments-vs-patriots

 

Colts @ Panthers Monday Night Football Pre Game Injury Reports, And Live NFL Game Centers:

 

http://www.colts.com/team/injury-report.html

http://www.panthers.com/team/injury-report.html

 

http://www.colts.com/team/game/2015/regular8

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2015110200/2015/REG8/colts@panthers#menu=gameinfo&tab=preview                        

 

NFL's 'Salute To Service' Link:

http://www.nfl.com/salute

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We've got an undefeated opponent with a pretty good defense and a QB playing some great football.  This will be a good test to see where our team is.  Come out with tons of energy, boys!

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You know why we lost last week? Cause I didn't do my predictions and voted for the Colts to lose. Duh

 

Colts: Gore has 5 yards a carry.............and only 10 carries

Colts: Luck doesn't get sacked more then two times. The reason for this is cause he has to throw the ball way to quickly. Which leads to his 3 Ints

Colts: Moncrief does more stuff! A TD and 100 yards

 

Panthers: Jonathan Stewart goes off. 200 yards two tds

Panthers: Kuechly gets a sack and a pick

Panthers: A TD on Defense and Special Teams

Panthers win 38-13

 

COME ON REVERSE JINX IM COUNTING ON YOU

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Ray Lewis is an *. "Andrew isn't a pocket passer" lol wut. He's struggled this year but its not because he's not a pocket passer. At least Luck isn't a murderer...

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Interesting comments by Young & Dilfer about Luck.

 

 

Also about what Pep said to Suzy.

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Ray Lewis is an *. "Andrew isn't a pocket passer" lol wut. He's struggled this year but its not because he's not a pocket passer. At least Luck isn't a murderer...

LOL, I like Ray but Andrew is a pocket passer, a pocket passer than can run. I really don't want to bring this up but do you think Ray is actually murderer? I think he was there and seen it go down which is still bad because he then tried to cover it up, just my take.

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One might argue that this game really will serve as a measure as to just where this team is really at (along with next week's game against the Broncos).

Fingers crossed.

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The colts just got called for holding and the game hasn't even started yet.

Not sure whether to laugh or cry....

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Gore will probably rip off a 40 Yard run to start the game but a holding will be called.

Probably.

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Sup ya'll. Ready to see what team shows up tonight.

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Ray Lewis is an *. "Andrew isn't a pocket passer" lol wut. He's struggled this year but its not because he's not a pocket passer. At least Luck isn't a murderer...

Everyone on the panel had good analysis, then Ray opened his mouth.

Is he blind?

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What was said?

 

Sorry, I probably should have included that.

 

Basically, Steve and Trent said that the Colts are asking Luck to do too much and that the game plan has been different for Luck versus what it was for Hasselback.  They also went into what has been said on this board, that the organization has not given Luck enough additional talent around him.  Also, they referenced that Pagano said to Luck that he does not have to put on the Superman cape a do it all by himself, but Young said that the Colts organization tied that cape on Luck.

 

Suzy said that she asked why couldn't the Colts use the same game plan that they used when MH was at Qb.  Pep reportedly said that Matt has learned that game plan over many years.  Steve and Trent basically said that what Pep said makes no sense.

 

 

Edit.  They also thought that Luck should go into Grigson's office or Irsay's office and demand more, they felt that Luck was being too complaint and should, essentially, stick up for himself more.

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Normally you see Luck laughing and smiling pregame. Tonight he looks focused and a little angry. I like it. This team should be ticked off after last week and the week before. 

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Sorry, I probably should have included that.

Basically, Steve and Trent said that the Colts are asking Luck to do too much and that the game plan has been different for Luck versus what it was for Hasselback. They also went into what has been said on this board, that the organization has not given Luck enough additional talent around him. Also, they referenced that Pagano said to Luck that he does not have to put on the Superman cape a do it all by himself, but Young said that the Colts organization tied that cape on Luck.

Suzy said that she asked why couldn't the Colts use the same game plan that they used when MH was at Qb. Pep reportedly said that Matt has learned that game plan over many years. Steve and Trent basically said that what Pep said makes no sense.

Edit. They also thought that Luck would go into Grigson's office or Irsay's office and demand more, they felt that Luck was being too complaint and should, essentially, stick up for himself more.

Pep really said that? Wow. He sounds clueless.

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For the life of me I don't see why Matt isn't starting...he proved he can get it done when called on.

If Luck feels like he can play that's great. He can suit up, but he needs to rest unless absolutely needed.

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Sorry, I probably should have included that.

 

Basically, Steve and Trent said that the Colts are asking Luck to do too much and that the game plan has been different for Luck versus what it was for Hasselback.  They also went into what has been said on this board, that the organization has not given Luck enough additional talent around him.  Also, they referenced that Pagano said to Luck that he does not have to put on the Superman cape a do it all by himself, but Young said that the Colts organization tied that cape on Luck.

 

Suzy said that she asked why couldn't the Colts use the same game plan that they used when MH was at Qb.  Pep reportedly said that Matt has learned that game plan over many years.  Steve and Trent basically said that what Pep said makes no sense.

 

 

Edit.  They also thought that Luck would go into Grigson's office or Irsay's office and demand more, they felt that Luck was being too complaint and should, essentially, stick up for himself more.

Okay, that *ic statement from Pep pretty much settles it for me. The problem is more Pep than Luck. I don't think it's even close now. Fire him before kickoff, please.

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If we can just play mistake free football, we have a chance to win this game. Limit the penalties Colts!

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The Panthers get a total of 4 turnovers from our offense

4 turnovers is not unlikely--I think at least one happens on special teams

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I can't stand to listen about the description of other defenses. Rough tough...I've wanted a rough tough defense for years

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I hate that it's raining. No injuries for either team please! Yesterday was brutal with all the injuries.

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