The Indianapolis Colts have been the NFL’s most dominant regular-season team for the past seven years, winning at least an NFL-record 12 games in each of those seven. But after last Sunday’s loss the Chargers, Indy’s second loss in a row, the Colts’ streak is over and they are in a dogfight just to make the playoffs at 6-5.
A big reason for the team’s struggles has been injuries. For example, in that loss to San Diego, the Colts were without six opening-day starters and five key backups. The prognosis for several key players still doesn’t look good heading into the Week 13 game against Dallas.
Colts president Bill Polian said this week that starting running back Joseph Addai is unlikely to return in time for Sunday’s game. Addai, who has not played since suffering a neck and shoulder injury in an Oct. 17 game against the Washington Redskins, continues to experience nerve damage in the area and has not been medically cleared for contact. He has practiced this week, but just non-contact drills.
Receiver Austin Collie, who sustained a concussion against Philadelphia on Nov. 7, missed the following week’s game against Cincinnati, played a half against New England Nov. 21, and was held out again against the Chargers this past Sunday. He seems unlikely to play against the Cowboys.
Star safety Bob Sanders already has been officially ruled out again this week. He has missed the past 10 games.
On the bright side, running back Mike Hart could return from an ankle injury this week after missing three games. And linebackers Gary Brackett (toe) and Clint Session (elbow) also could play this week.
Despite the injuries, Indy is a 5.5-point favorite against Dallas on Bodog’s NFL odds.
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