INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts ended the third quarter of the regular season with a 22-14 win on Sunday. Today's news looks at the Colts taking a three-game divisional lead behind a stout defense and Adam Vinatieri's right leg.
Take a look below at the top pieces fromMonday, December 2nd.
Colts DL Cory Redding!(/team/roster/cory-redding/7600b43d-3f85-4927-909b-694d56f3dd51/ "Cory Redding"): 'That was a backyard street brawl'By: Phil Richards, Indy StarAs one of the veterans on the Colts roster, Cory Redding is frequently a go-to voice after games and Sunday was another example of just that.
"That was a backyard street brawl," the Colts defensive end said after the home team denied the Tennessee Titans 22-14 in a game at Lucas Oil Stadium that earned few points for pretty. "You got called out in your neighborhood by the biggest kid and you had to fight. That's what it was."
The Colts lead the AFC South by three games and need win only one of their four remaining games because the defense got it done.
• It had three takeaways.
• It yielded 162 rushing yards but smothered game-breaking running back Chris Johnson, who managed 69 yards on 18 runs with a long of 9.
• It let the Titans wander as far as the Colts 20-yard line only twice.
"They were asked time and time and time again to go out there and make stops and got off the field against a team that came in doing a really good job on third down," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said.
**On Adam Vinatieri: ‘Greatest to ever do what he does’**By: Mike Chappell, Indy Star
Adam Vinatieri will turn 41 later this month but on the first day of December the elder statesmen showed zero signs of rust.
Andrew Luck paused at the podium as he searched his mental thesaurus for the appropriate words to describe Adam Vinatieri's value to the Indianapolis Colts.
A teammate had no such problem as he passed behind a media gathering that had pinned the veteran placekicker in front of his cubicle at Lucas Oil Stadium late Sunday afternoon.
Vinny, you're my hero!
Vinatieri stopped in mid-comment and smiled.
No one would argue the point in the aftermath of the Colts' 22-14 win over the Tennessee Titans. For the better part of 3½quarters, Vinatieri and a stubborn defense kept things from getting out of hand.