Monday Morning Blitz: Colts Comeback, Kubiak Health and Incognito Drama

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Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak

The Indianapolis Colts scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 27-24 victory over the Houston Texans. The win came as Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed at half time and was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons.

Colts QB Andrew Luck threw three second-half touchdowns to T.Y. Hilton to overcome an 18-point halftime deficit and give the AFC-South-leading Colts (6-2) the victory.

Texans QB Case Keenum threw for 350 yards and three touchdowns in his second career start, but couldn’t budge the offense after the half as the Texans lost their sixth straight game after opening the season 2-0 with Super Bowl hopes.

The Texans  had a chance to tie the game as time dwindled down, but Randy Bullock’s 55-yard field goal attempt sailed wide left.

The Texans didn’t say what was wrong with Kubiak, but did say he didn’t have a heart attack. The team said the 52-year-old coach was conscious and was with his family as he was taken to the hospital.

For more on the game and on Kubiak, check this out.

Not-S0-Incognito

In other big news Sunday evening, the Miami Dolphins have suspended Richie Incognito from the team indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. Jonathan Martin has been notably absent from the team. Martin left the team last week after an emotional breakdown, according to NFL.com, and is expected to be placed on the non-football illness list this week. ESPN has reported Sunday that Incognito convinced Martin to contribute $15,000 to help finance a trip to Las Vegas, even though Martin didn’t go. Other reported instances of intimidation were allegedly captured in voicemails and texts.

The Dolphins have stated they want a team first culture that includes respect for teammates.  The team suspended Martin but have requested the NFL conduct a review of the situation.  ”We have been in contact with the team on this matter since last week and we will conduct a thorough review,” the NFL said Sunday in a statement. For more information on this story, check this out.

Eagles Win As Foles Throws 7 TDs

Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles threw a record seven touchdown passes as the Eagles’  won 49-20 over the Raiders.

Showing amazing accuracy and playing with loads of confidence, Foles  joined Brett Favre, Donovan McNabb and Tom Brady as the four quarterbacks in NFL history with 250-plus yards, at least four touchdown passes and a perfect (158.3) passer rating by halftime. Foles didn’t even slow down in the third quarter, hitting LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper on touchdowns of 25, 46 and 5 yards, respectively.

According to Randall Liu of NFL Communications, Foles became the first quarterback in NFL history to toss seven touchdowns and finish the game with a perfect passer rating.

Foles record ties an NFL record held by Sid Luckman (1943), Adrian Burk (1954), George Blanda (1961), Y.A. Tittle (1962), Joe Kapp (1969) and Peyton Manning (2013).

For more on this game, check this out.

Injuries in Week 9

Terrelle Pryor, Darren McFadden and Arian Foster were just some of the big names staring down the injury bug after Week 9 action. Here’s a complete list of the injuries this week, so far, and a description.

Bears, Packers showdown in MNF action

It’s one of the biggest rivalries in all of the NFL, as the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers tonight at Lambeau Field.

For a preview of what to expect, check out this from NFL.com and this from ESPN.com

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Enjoy your Monday!

Miranda Remaklus is lead writer for Aerys Offsides. You can find her making fun of how elite Joe Flacco really is on Twitter, @missmiranda! 

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