INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quarterback Matt Ryan had the Colts in position to rally.
He'd brought them back from a 16-3 deficit against Pittsburgh and was driving late in the fourth quarter for a chance to force overtime or even win the game with a 2-point conversion.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Saturday's hiring as interim coach re-energized the Indianapolis Colts — for a week.
ATLANTA (AP) — Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears are learning how to score in the quarterback's second season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan kept playing the role — even when his first season in Indianapolis went off script.
He searched for ways to eliminate turnovers, continued rehabbing a separated throwing shoulder and offered teammates help and advice, even after he was demoted three weeks ago.
Sixteen years after a mic’d up Peyton Manning castigated his star center “Quit calling the (bleeping) plays!,” Jeff Saturday called all the right shots in his successful NFL head coaching debut on the Las Vegas Strip.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jeff Saturday joked that the Indianapolis Colts will start calling zone-read plays for 37-year-old quarterback Matt Ryan.
Ryan has never been known for his swift feet, but his career-best, 39-yard scramble to convert a third-and-3 in the fourth quarter led to his winning touchdown pass two plays later.
The 2022 offseason was not a fruitful one for NFL contenders looking for new starting quarterbacks.
Many options looked intriguing: Russell Wilson unwanted in Seattle, Matt Ryan's career winding down in Atlanta and Carson Wentz coming off a sour ending in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS (3-5-1) at LAS VEGAS (2-6)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EST, CBS
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Raiders by 5 1/2
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — After a week that featured another round of noticeable changes, Colts coach Frank Reich chose to point the finger at himself after Indianapolis failed to find the end zone in Sunday’s 26-3 loss to the New England Patriots.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Ryan hit a tying 3-pointer at the regulation buzzer, Lonnie Walker made a key 3-pointer in overtime while scoring 28 points, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 120-117 Wednesday night for their second straight victory after an 0-5 start to the season.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich keeps looking for ways to jump-start his stagnant offense.
Last week, he benched starting quarterback Matt Ryan. On Tuesday, he fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady and a few hours later, running back Nyheim Hines was traded to Buffalo.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts activated three-time All-Pro linebacker Darius Leonard and deactivated injured quarterback Matt Ryan for Sunday's game against the Washington Commanders.
Leonard will make his second appearance this season though coach Frank Reich said Friday that Leonard will be on a pitch count.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons are rebuilding.
The Carolina Panthers are in a major state of flux.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan stood at his locker Wednesday, the disappointment etched all over his face.
Two days after coach Frank Reich announced he was benching the 2016 league MVP, little had changed for the 15-year veteran.
DENVER (AP) — Defenses have finally figured out how to keep all those high-powered offenses from lighting up NFL scoreboards, and they're also showing that in 2022 this is no league for old men.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts thought Matt Ryan would help them make a playoff run, maybe even win a championship.
Instead, the bruised and battered 15-year veteran is getting benched.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-2-1) at TENNESSEE (3-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
BETTING LINE: Titans by 2½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan finally got the Colts stalled offense moving.
Whether the up-tempo style becomes a weekly staple has not been decided.
Just days after Indianapolis delivered its most productive performance all season, coach Frank Reich remains non-committal on whether he will continue using the no-huddle offense as much as they did last weekend.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcus Mariota doesn’t spend much time dwelling on the past.
Yet this was a week the Atlanta Falcons quarterback couldn’t ignore.
Three years ago, at this very point in the NFL season, Mariota was benched by the Tennessee Titans.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 28 points in his return to the Lakers lineup after missing two games due to injury, and Los Angeles defeated Golden State 124-121 Sunday night in the Warriors' first game since the practice altercation between Draymond Green and Jordan Poole.
DENVER (AP) — Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan can sure feel each other's pain.
None of the nine NFL teams that changed quarterbacks this season has a winning record heading into October.
A month into the season, it’s clear Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan are still adjusting to their new teams.
The star quarterbacks go head-to-head this week on Thursday night when Wilson and the Denver Broncos (2-2) host Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Frank Reich continues to insist Indianapolis needs to be a run-first team.
His approach generally worked during his first four seasons. Now, though, everything seems to be out of sync.
High-profile quarterbacks on new teams had a rough week.
Russell Wilson finally got Denver’s offense moving, but the Broncos lost to Las Vegas 32-23.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan came to Indianapolis to win games, maybe even a championship.
Four weeks into the season, it all seems to be slipping through Ryan's figures — literally.
Ryan fumbled twice in a 24-17 loss to rival Tennessee on Sunday, giving the 15-year veteran nine fumbles in four games.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Left guard Quenton Nelson knows the Indianapolis Colts' offensive line needs a fix — and soon.
The three-time All-Pro doesn't talk to reporters often, but he made an exception Wednesday because he wanted to speak bluntly about Indy's most glaring problem: pass protection.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kansas City defensive tackle Chris Jones blamed himself for the Chiefs' first loss of the season.
Coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes accepted responsibility, too.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts understand the predicament.
They're winless after two games and have the NFL's fewest points. They've struggled to protect quarterback Matt Ryan or produce turnovers.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts thought Matt Ryan and Jonathan Taylor would be driving their offense.
Instead, the one-time league MVP and the NFL's defending rushing champ have become headliners on the the league's lowest-scoring teams.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts' opening-day losing streak is over. Their winless streak remains intact.
Less than 24 hours after settling for the franchise's first tie in 40 years, the Colts returned home with a share of the division lead — and an odd feeling about a record of 0-0-1.
HOUSTON (AP) — Coach Frank Reich wouldn't blame a missed field goal in overtime for the Indianapolis Colts' season-opening tie against the Houston Texans.
ATLANTA (AP) — A crucial red-zone fumble by Marcus Mariota spoiled his debut as Atlanta's starter on Sunday and set up another blown big lead for the Falcons.
HOUSTON (AP) — Matt Ryan is ready for his next challenge as he prepares for his debut with the Indianapolis Colts Sunday against the Houston Texans after spending his entire 14-year career in Atlanta.
INDIANAPOLIS (9-8) at HOUSTON (4-13)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Colts by 7 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Matt Ryan is eagerly waiting for the next chapter of his football career to begin.
He's settled into a new town, studied a new offense, learned the nuances of all those new teammates and is finally ready to wear a new helmet and uniform for his first meaningful game with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday in Houston.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have named Drew Dalman as their starting center for Sunday's opener against the New Orleans Saints.
Dalman was listed as the starter in the team's depth chart released Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another year, yet another new starting quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts brings high expectations that this time Matt Ryan will put them back atop the AFC South.
Then there's the defending two-time divisional champ.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan expects to see his most extensive preseason action against a familiar foe.
Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady is scheduled to make his preseason debut on a familiar field.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich summed up the end of training camp with two succinct sentences on Thursday.
First, he and his players couldn't wait for practice to start.
ATLANTA (AP) — Marcus Mariota and the Atlanta Falcons hope they are a good match.
The Falcons needed a quarterback after cutting ties with the longtime face of the franchise, Matt Ryan.
Enter Mariota, who needed a place to jump-start a career that hasn't come close to meeting expectations since he was picked No.
ATLANTA FALCONS (7-10)
New faces: QB Marcus Mariota, WR Drake London, CB Casey Hayward, WR Bryan Edwards, RB Damien Williams, OLB Lorenzo Carter, LB Rashaan Evans, OG Elijah Wilkinson, P Bradley Pinion, OL Germain Ifedi, QB Desmond Ridder, RB Tyler Allgeier.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts would rather not play numbers games.
One playoff win in seven seasons simply cannot be ignored, though.
So general manager Chris Ballard used this past, longer-than-expected offseason trying to change course.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
New faces: QB Matt Ryan, DE Yannick Ngakoue, CB Stephon Gilmore, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, S Nick Cross, WR Alec Pierce, QB Nick Foles, CB Brandon Facyson, S Rodney McLeod, OL Bernhard Raimann.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Jared Goff grew up watching and admiring Matt Ryan from afar.
Eventually, the two quarterbacks started working out at the same offseason facility, developed a friendship and shared a Super Bowl legacy.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich enjoyed watching Thursday’s feisty joint practice with Detroit.
He welcomed the spirited play, the uptick in intensity, even the chippiness and verbal sparring.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Matt Ryan can finally put the Falcons behind him.
Whether it was seeing his name on the back of a No. 2 Colts jersey hanging in his locker, or completing his first attempt — a 6-yarder to tight end Kylen Granson — the 37-year-old quarterback feels as if his transition to Indianapolis is complete.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Matt Ryan first noticed Jonathan Taylor's natural instincts on Indianapolis Colts game film.
One play proved Taylor is even more impressive in person.
At Indy's first training camp practice last week, Ryan got a glimpse into this season's possibilities when his new running back caught a screen pass, quickly turned up the field and left defenders in his wake.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts pulled on their helmets and pads Tuesday and quickly returned to work.
For the first time since enduring one of the most bitter defeats in recent franchise history, they were focused squarely on football.
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Matt Ryan spent 14 seasons winning over coaches, teammates and fans with his sensational play in Atlanta.
Now, he's trying to do it all over again — in Indianapolis.
For the first time since his rookie season, Ryan is learning a new playbook at a new training camp facility and developing a new routine.
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Coach Arthur Smith wants to see improvement from last year’s 7-10 record even though conventional wisdom says the Atlanta Falcons will backslide in 2022.
The Falcons began training camp Wednesday with a roster that has only a few positions settled.