This entry is part of 18 in the series Indy Sports Coverage - 2010

Each week, Coltzilla brings you highlights from local sports coverage of the Colts with an emphasis on player interviews. Pre-game interviews go up throughout the week. Post-game interviews are posted shortly after the game. Hope you enjoy!

It’s Wildcard weekend of the 2010 season, and the 10-6 Indianapolis Colts welcome the 11-5 New York Jets to Lucas Oil Stadium. The winner moves on, the loser goes home.

UPDATED – Inside The Huddle, More Local Coverage – Tuesday morning
UPDATED – Sports Jam, SportsLocker – Monday afternoon
UPDATED – Local Post-Game Coverage – Sunday evening
UPDATED – Colts Pre-Game Show – Saturday evening
UPDATED – Peyton Manning Interview – Saturday evening
UPDATED – Bill Polian Show – Saturday evening
UPDATED – Local Pre-Game Coverage – Saturday afternoon
UPDATED – Replacement Huddle Up Indy – Saturday morning

Inside The Huddle:

Post-Game Coverage:

The Colts end their 2010 season when Jets kicker Nick Folk kicks a game winning field goal as time expires on Saturday night. In pre-game interviews, Coach Caldwell, Dwight Freeney, Antoine Bethea, and other Colts players listed winning the turnover battle as keys to a Colts victory. How’d they do?

Pre-Game Objectives:

  1. Win the turnover battle – The Colts didn’t turn the ball over and managed one interception on an over-throw by Marc Sanchez. Grade: A
  2. Protect Peyton – Rookie Jeff Linkenbach replaced Ryan Diem at right tackle and played well. Peyton Manning was sacked once. Grade: B
  3. Pressure Sanchez – The Colts D hit the Jets quarterback five times, one of them a sack. Grade: B

Too high? Too low? What do you think?

Post-Game Coverage:

Sports Jam:


Countdown To Kickoff (post-game):

Local TV Coverage:

Pre-Game Coverage:

In Week 17 pre-game interviews, Jeff Saturday, Gary Brackett, Robert Mathis, Taj Smith, and other Colts players discuss what it will take to succeed in the playoff game against the New York Jets.

To paraphrase:

  1. Win the turnover battle
  2. Protect Peyton
  3. Pressure Sanchez

We’ll find out on Saturday if they’re up to the task.

Colts Pre-Game Show:

Peyton Manning Interview:

Bill Polian Show:

Local Pre-Game Coverage:

Colts Up Close:

Huddle Up Indy with co-hosts Pat McAfee, Adam Vinatieri, and Justin Snow:
Due to technical difficulties (i’m an idiot), I missed the first 5 mins or so of the show. So video #1 is the official version (they remove NFL-owned content). Video #2 is mine and contains the final 15 mins.
UPDATED with new version

Bonus Coverage – Manning Commercial:

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