Sep 15, 2014 11:30 AM
Update on the latest in sports:
The Associated Press
Colts host fast-paced Eagles
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) For the second week in a row, Indianapolis will face an up-tempo offense when if faces Philadelphia in the Monday Night NFL game.
The Colts came up short against Peyton Manning and Denver last week. Coach Chuck Pagano estimated the Broncos rattled off offensive snaps every 20 seconds.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly likes an even quicker pace. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles combined for 145 yards rushing in Philly's season-opening win. This week, they face an Indy defense that has traditionally struggled in stopping the run.
The Eagles may have problems keeping the offense firing on all cylinders. Two of last week's starters, left guard Evan Mathis and right tackle Allen Barbre, have already been ruled out.
RG III to have tests
UNDATED (AP) The Redskins are expected to have a better idea today about how long they'll be without starting quarterback Robert Griffin III. He dislocated his left ankle early in yesterday's win over Jacksonville. Griffin is set for X-rays and an MRI. The injury normally would keep an NFL player out for at least two months. Kirk Couins took over and led the Redskins to a 41-10 win.
Updates are also expected on other top players who were injured. Among them, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who went down with a left ankle injury in the first quarter of the loss to Denver.
Miami running back Knowshown (NOH'-shawn) Moreno suffered an elbow injury early in the loss to Buffalo and didn't return.
Bengals All Pro receiver A.J. Green aggravated a toe injury in the win over Atlanta.
Division crowns in sight
UNDATED (AP) Baltimore and Washington are poised to wrap up their respective division titles this week and that could come as soon as tomorrow.
The Orioles have a magic number of three to clinch the AL East heading into the start of their home series with second-place Toronto tonight. The Nationals' magic number is four for clinching the NL East. They travel to Atlanta for the start of a series with the second place Braves.
The Angels are also well positioned to clinch this week. Their magic number for wrapping up the AL West is four heading into the start of their home series with Seattle. The Mariners have something to play for. They're locked in a tight battle for one of the NL wild cards, trailing by one game heading into tonight's play.
Max Scherzer goes for win No. 17 tonight when the AL Central-leading Tigers face off against the Twins. Detroit has a game-and-a-half lead over second-place Kansas City, which is home to the White Sox. James Shields goes for his 15th win for the Royals. He takes a career-high 18-and-a-third-inning scoreless streak into the start.
After dropping two of three to the NL West-leading Dodgers, San Francisco travels to Arizona to try to regroup. The Giants are three games out of first, but still hold one of the two wildcard spots.
Los Angeles opens a series at Colorado.
There are six games each in the American and National Leagues.