Colts Earn 20-12 Victory Over Giants
Published on August 19 2013 10:44 am
Last Updated on August 19 2013 4:26 pm
Written by Millie Lange
(Indianapolis, IND) -- A misstep in week one of preseason play was followed by many positive ones in week two as the Colts earned a 20-12 victory Sunday over the New York Giants. The Colts rebounded from falling short in situational opportunities against the Bills by winning almost every one of those battles in gaining a bounce-back win. Four first-half New York ventures into the red zone produced but nine points, including a fourth-down stop on the opening drive of the game.
Dolphins Lose TE Keller For Season
The Miami Dolphins will be without tight end Dustin Keller for the rest of the season. NFL.com reports he tore his MCL, ACL and PCL while dislocating his kneecap during Saturday's preseason game against the Houston Texans. Keller signed a one-year contract with the Fins in the offseason. The report indicates that there is also potential nerve damage in Keller's knee.
New NFL Bag Policy Leaves Some Fans Annoyed
The National Football League's new policy on bringing bags into stadiums is leaving some fans annoyed.
Weekend preseason games were the first to see the new rules. The league is limiting large bags to see-through plastic, and the only non-clear bags allowed inside are small, hand-sized clutch purses. NFL officials say the changes are all in the name of safety, something that was being looked at before the Boston Marathon bombing. Some fans were sent back to their cars over the weekend to return violating bags.
Foster Still Not Ready To Return
(Houston, TX) -- Plans have changed with Texans running back Arian Foster. Head coach Gary Kubiak had previously said the star running back would be able to practice today, but that won't be happening. Foster hurt his calf during organized team activities and is now dealing with a back injury. He has been getting injections, which have caused pain in his legs. Foster is on the physically unable to perform list and will be re-evaluated Tuesday.
NCAA Denies Former Marine Football Eligibility
(Murfreesboro, TN) -- The NCAA is coming under fire once again, this time for denying a U.S. Marine eligibility to play football at Middle Tennessee State University. Steven Rhodes has been told he won't be allowed to play for the Blue Raiders because he was involved in organized competition while stationed at a Marine base in San Diego. The 24-year-old Rhodes tells "The Daily News Journal" that the games were only recreational. Rhodes will instead be forced to take a mandatory redshirt and sit out this season.
Sunday, August 18 Scoreboard
Indianapolis Colts 20, New York Giants 12
Monday, August 19 Schedule (All Times Central)
7:00 p.m. - Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins