On Now
Coming Up
  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 11:00AM - 12:30PM EDT Colts In Motion - Plainfield Elementary Schools Walkathon

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 10:00AM EDT Colts In Motion - Indy Mutt Strut

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sun., Apr. 27, 2014 10:00AM - 5:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - WTHR Health & Fitness Expo

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Wed., Apr. 30, 2014 7:00PM - 8:30PM EDT Colts In Motion - Lakeview Ironman Tailgate Party

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sat., May. 03, 2014 2:00PM - 4:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Orchard in Bloom

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Sun., May. 04, 2014 1:00PM - 3:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Indiana Deaf School PTCO Day

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Wed., May. 07, 2014 12:00PM - 2:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Salvation Army Red Kettle Cookout

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 6:00PM - 9:00PM EDT Official Draft Party On Friday, May 9, fans can attend the team’s Official Drafty Day Party, sponsored in part by Bud Light and 1070 The Fan, to catch coverage of the draft at Colts Grille from 6-9 p.m.
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT Colts In Motion - Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

  • Tue., May. 13, 2014 6:30PM - 8:30PM EDT Colts In Motion - Messiah Lutheran Bible Study

    Colts In Motion is a 42-foot-long travelling museum full of interactive Colts history and memorabilia. It is free of charge and sure to take your event to the next level. There is no better way to show your Colts pride than to feature Colts In Motion at your next event.

Carey Indiana - click here to make your reservation

News

Print
RSS

NFL Week 13 Preview

Posted Nov 28, 2013

NFL Week 13 Preview



24 TEAMS EITHER IN OR WITHIN ONE GAME OF PLAYOFF SPOT;

WEEK 13 KICKS OFF WITH THANKSGIVING TRIPLEHEADER

 

Entering Week 13, there are 24 teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot. And with five weeks to play, nothing has been settled.

 

“From here on in, the only statistic that matters is winning games,” says Arizona Cardinals head coach BRUCE ARIANS, whose team has won four in a row and improved to 7-4. “Whatever we have to do as a football team to win a game, that’s all that matters. We’ve put ourselves in a position now where that’s all that really does matter.”

 

Week 13 begins on Thursday with a Thanksgiving tripleheader for the eighth consecutive year. Traditional competitors Detroit and Dallas will host games during the day followed by a primetime nightcap on NBC featuring AFC North rivals. All six teams playing on Thanksgiving are either in or within one game of a playoff spot.

 

  • GREEN BAY PACKERS at DETROIT LIONS (FOX, 12:30 PM ET): Green Bay quarterback MATT FLYNN, playing in relief, led the Packers back from a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit in the team’s 26-26 tie against Minnesota. Flynn passed for 480 yards and six touchdowns – both franchise records since tied by AARON RODGERS – in his last start against the Lions (January 1, 2012). At 5-5-1, the Packers are just a half-game behind Chicago (6-5) and Detroit (6-5) in the NFC North. The Lions, who will play their 74th Thanksgiving Day game, dropped a 24-21 decision to Tampa Bay last week. Detroit wide receiver CALVIN JOHNSON has 861 receiving yards in his past five games, the most in any five-game span in a season in NFL history.

 

  • OAKLAND RAIDERS at DALLAS COWBOYS (CBS, 4:30 PM ET): The Cowboys are 28-16-1 on Thanksgiving and quarterback TONY ROMO has won five of his six starts on the holiday. Last week, Romo threw two touchdown passes to tight end JASON WITTEN as Dallas (6-5) defeated the New York Giants 24-21 and moved into a tie for first place in the NFC East with Philadelphia (6-5). The Raiders dropped a 23-19 decision to Tennessee last week but are just one game behind the teams tied for the final Wild Card berth in the AFC race.

 

  • PITTSBURGH STEELERS at BALTIMORE RAVENS (NBC, 8:30 PM ET): The Steelers and Ravens are tied in the standings at 5-6 and are among the six teams tied for the final playoff berth in the AFC. Pittsburgh has won three games in a row, including last week’s 27-11 win at Cleveland. In his past two games, Steelers quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER has thrown six touchdown passes and no interceptions. Baltimore’s defense limited the New York Jets to 220 total net yards and quarterback JOE FLACCO threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver JACOBY JONES in last week’s 19-3 win. The Ravens are 4-1 at home this season.

 

For only the second time since the 1970 merger, the top two teams in each conference will meet in the same week at least 10 games into a season (Week 16, 2008). The Denver Broncos (9-2) and Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) – tied for the best record in the AFC – will meet on Sunday. The week concludes on Monday night when the two teams with the best record in the NFC – Seattle (10-1) and New Orleans (9-2) – meet at CenturyLink Field. Some of the key games in Week 13:

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (6-5) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)

 

The Cardinals and Eagles combined to post a perfect 6-0 record in November. Arizona has won four in a row – 3-0 in November – and Philadelphia has been victorious in each of its past three contests. The 7-4 Cardinals are tied for the final Wild Card berth in the NFC while the 6-5 Eagles are tied with Dallas atop the NFC East.

 

Arizona knocked off Indianapolis 40-11 last week as quarterback CARSON PALMER threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns, both to wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD. Fitzgerald (30 years, 85 days) became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 11,000 receiving yards, besting the previous mark held by RANDY MOSS (30 years, 222 days). Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE, the NFL’s all-time leading receiver, reached the mark at 31 years, 32 days.

“It feels great to be 7-4,” says Fitzgerald. “We still have five games. We have a lot of football to go against some good teams. We have a great opportunity ahead of us. We control our own destiny and that’s the best you can hope for.”

 

The Eagles averaged 33.3 points per game in November and quarterback NICK FOLES had a 152.8 passer rating, the highest by a player in any calendar month in NFL history (minimum 50 attempts). Foles leads the NFL this season with a 128.0 passer rating and is joined by running back LE SEAN MC COY, the league’s top rusher (1,009 yards). 

 

“You always want to play meaningful games,” says Eagles offensive coordinator PAT SHURMUR. “Fortunately, we’ve put ourselves in a position to do so. What’s most important is that we take it as a one-game season and this week is the most important one. And now that’s the Arizona Cardinals because that’s the next game.”

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-4) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-6) (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)

 

Cincinnati enters Week 13 with a two-game lead in the AFC North. The Bengals, who had a bye last week, recorded a 41-20 victory over Cleveland in Week 11. In that contest, quarterback ANDY DALTON threw three touchdown passes and is third in the AFC with 21 passing TDs this season.

 

“We’re in a really good position right now,” says Dalton. “For us as a team, we feel like we’re in control of everything. And that’s where we want to be at this point in the season.”

 

The Chargers won 41-38 at Kansas City last week and moved into a tie for the final playoff spot in the AFC. San Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS threw the game-winning 26-yard touchdown pass to SEYI AJIROTUTU with 24 seconds remaining. Rivers finished the day with 392 yards and three touchdowns, his fourth game with at least 390 passing yards this season. Rivers tied Pro Football Hall of Famers DAN MARINO (1984) and JOE MONTANA (1990) for the most such games in a single season.

 

“This is one of those wins you’ll never forget,” says Rivers. “It was an unbelievable team effort. It’s the kind of win that can save a season. Hopefully it can plunge us forward with four of our final five games at home.”

 

DENVER BRONCOS (9-2) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-2) (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)

 

The Broncos and Chiefs will meet for the second time in three weeks. Both teams enter Week 13 tied atop the division with the best record in the AFC at 9-2.

 

In Week 11, Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 323 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos’ 27-17 win over the Chiefs. The Broncos are 3-0 in division games this season.

 

The Chiefs opened the season with nine consecutive wins before the Week 11 loss to Denver. Kansas City became the first team in the four major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) to start a season 9-0 after finishing with the worst record in the previous year.

 

“There’s a lot of season left and a lot can happen,” says Chiefs quarterback ALEX SMITH. “We have to get back to the mentality of ‘Let’s just go 1-0 this week.’ We can’t be looking beyond that.”

 

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-2) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (10-1) (Monday, ESPN, 8:40 PM ET)

 

The two teams with the best record in the NFC will face one another on Monday night in a game that could determine the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. The Saints, who lead the NFC South, have won three games in a row. The NFC-West leading Seahawks have won six consecutive games.

 

New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES has won nine starts in a row on Monday night with a 123.6 passer rating. Last week, in the Saints’ 17-13 win at Atlanta, he surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer WARREN MOON (49,325) and moved into fifth place in NFL history with 49,566 career passing yards. Saints tight end JIMMY GRAHAM has six 100-yard games in 2013, tied for the most in a single season by a tight end in NFL history.

 

“This is one of those venues that separates itself from the others,” says Saints head coach SEAN PAYTON about Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. “Their fans are passionate. They love their team. It presents challenges and it’s something we’re going to have to be good at and be able to handle. Add in that it’s a Monday night game on top of it and I’m sure it will be a real loud environment up there.”

 

The Seahawks, who had a bye in Week 12, are 10-1 for the first time in franchise history. At home, the team has won 13 consecutive games. Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON, who is 13-0 as a starter at home, has a 117.0 passer rating at CenturyLink Field and had a career-best 151.4 passer rating in Week 11’s win over Minnesota.

 

“We feel really good about where we’re at,” says Seattle head coach PETE CARROLL. “We’ve got a good feeling about where we’re going. Now we’re going to push to continue to improve to the end.” 


2013 NFL STANDINGS

                   

American Football Conference

East Division

Team

   W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

New England Patriots

     8

3

0

.727

288

230

6-0-0

2-3-0

5-2-0

3-1-0

Won 1

New York Jets

     5

6

0

.455

186

287

4-1-0

1-5-0

2-6-0

2-2-0

Lost 2

Miami Dolphins

     5

6

0

.455

229

245

3-3-0

2-3-0

4-3-0

0-2-0

Lost 1

Buffalo Bills

     4

7

0

.364

236

273

3-3-0

1-4-0

3-6-0

2-2-0

Won 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Cincinnati Bengals

7

4

0

.636

275

206

5-0-0

2-4-0

5-3-0

2-2-0

Won 1

Pittsburgh Steelers

5

6

0

.455

243

256

3-2-0

2-4-0

4-4-0

2-1-0

Won 3

Baltimore Ravens

5

6

0

.455

227

215

4-1-0

1-5-0

5-4-0

2-2-0

Won 1

Cleveland Browns

4

7

0

.364

203

265

3-3-0

1-4-0

3-5-0

2-3-0

Lost 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Indianapolis Colts

7

4

0

.636

263

260

3-2-0

4-2-0

5-2-0

3-0-0

Lost 1

Tennessee Titans

5

6

0

.455

250

245

2-4-0

3-2-0

4-4-0

0-3-0

Won 1

Jacksonville Jaguars

2

9

0

.182

142

324

0-5-0

2-4-0

2-5-0

2-1-0

Won 1

Houston Texans

2

9

0

.182

199

289

1-5-0

1-4-0

2-5-0

1-2-0

Lost 9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Denver Broncos

9

2

0

.818

429

289

6-0-0

3-2-0

5-2-0

3-0-0

Lost 1

Kansas City Chiefs

9

2

0

.818

270

179

5-1-0

4-1-0

6-2-0

1-2-0

Lost 2

San Diego Chargers

5

6

0

.455

269

260

2-2-0

3-4-0

3-5-0

1-2-0

Won 1

Oakland Raiders

4

7

0

.364

213

269

3-3-0

1-4-0

4-4-0

1-2-0

Lost 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National Football Conference

East Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Dallas Cowboys

6

5

0

.545

298

279

4-1-0

2-4-0

6-2-0

4-0-0

Won 1

Philadelphia Eagles

6

5

0

.545

276

260

1-4-0

5-1-0

5-2-0

3-2-0

Won 3

New York Giants

4

7

0

.364

213

280

3-3-0

1-4-0

3-5-0

1-3-0

Lost 1

Washington Redskins

3

8

0

.273

252

338

2-3-0

1-5-0

1-7-0

0-3-0

Lost 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Detroit Lions

6

5

0

.545

286

277

3-2-0

3-3-0

5-3-0

3-1-0

Lost 2

Chicago Bears

6

5

0

.545

303

309

4-2-0

2-3-0

3-5-0

2-2-0

Lost 1

Green Bay Packers

5

5

1

.500

284

265

3-2-1

2-3-0

3-4-1

2-1-1

Tied 1

Minnesota Vikings

2

8

1

.227

266

346

2-3-0

0-5-1

1-7-1

0-3-1

Tied 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

New Orleans Saints

9

2

0

.818

305

196

6-0-0

3-2-0

7-0-0

3-0-0

Won 3

Carolina Panthers

8

3

0

.727

258

151

4-1-0

4-2-0

6-2-0

2-0-0

Won 7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

3

8

0

.273

211

258

2-4-0

1-4-0

2-6-0

1-3-0

Won 3

Atlanta Falcons

2

9

0

.182

227

309

2-4-0

0-5-0

2-6-0

1-4-0

Lost 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Division

Team

W

L

T

Pct

PF

PA

Home

Away

Conf

Div

Streak

Seattle Seahawks

10

1

0

.909

306

179

5-0-0

5-1-0

7-0-0

3-0-0

Won 6

San Francisco 49ers

7

4

0

.636

274

184

3-2-0

4-2-0

4-3-0

2-1-0

Won 1

Arizona Cardinals

7

4

0

.636

254

223

5-1-0

2-3-0

4-4-0

0-3-0

Won 4

St. Louis Rams

5

6

0

.455

266

255

3-3-0

2-3-0

2-5-0

1-2-0

Won 2


LAST WEEK’S RESULTS NOVEMBER 21, 24-25

Byes: Buffalo, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Seattle 

 

Thursday, November 21

Sunday, November 24 (cont’d)

New Orleans 17, ATLANTA 13

Carolina 20, MIAMI 16

ST. LOUIS 42, Chicago 21

Sunday, November 24

ARIZONA 40, Indianapolis 11

Tampa Bay 24, DETROIT 21

Tennessee 23, OAKLAND 19

Minnesota 26, GREEN BAY 26 (OT)

Dallas 24, NY GIANTS 21

Jacksonville 13, HOUSTON 6

NEW ENGLAND 34, Denver 31 (OT)

BALTIMORE 19, NY Jets 3

 

Pittsburgh 27, CLEVELAND 11

Monday, November 25

San Diego 41, KANSAS CITY 38

San Francisco 27, WASHINGTON 6

 

2013 WEEK 13 SCHEDULE (NOVEMBER 28, DECEMBER 1-2)

(All times local)

 

Thursday, November 28

Sunday, December 1 (cont’d)

Green Bay at Detroit 12:30 PM

Miami at NY Jets 1:00 PM

Oakland at Dallas 3:30 PM

Arizona at Philadelphia 1:00 PM

Pittsburgh at Baltimore 8:30 PM (NBC)

Atlanta at Buffalo (Toronto) 4:05 PM

St. Louis at San Francisco 1:05 PM

Sunday, December 1

Denver at Kansas City 3:25 PM

Tampa Bay at Carolina 1:00 PM

Cincinnati at San Diego 1:25 PM

Jacksonville at Cleveland 1:00 PM

NY Giants at Washington 8:30 PM (NBC)

New England at Houston 12:00 PM

 

Tennessee at Indianapolis 1:00 PM

Monday, December 2

Chicago at Minnesota 12:00 PM

New Orleans at Seattle 5:40 PM (ESPN)


Stay up-to-date on everything Colts! Sign-up for the Colts E-newsletter
Leave your comments below Join the COLTSTRONG Fan Community

Recent News

Recent Videos

  • Andrew Luck Hosts Football Camp in London

    With the 2014 offseason winding down, Andrew Luck is spending his final “free” days overseas hosting an American Football camp.

  • 2014 Colts Cheerleader Squad Announced

    Go behind the scenes of the 2014 Cheerleader Audition Showcase at the Hilbert Circle Theater downtown, as the cheerleader hopefuls showed off their dance moves and bathing suits in hopes of making the 2014 squad.