PFrank Gore RB IND 5 months ago1 Comment

Gore will have surgery on a broken finger on his left hand next week, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gore's finger injury contributed toward him losing three fumbles this season, when he finished with 967 rushing yards and seven total touchdowns. Now that Gore has time to have his ailment repaired, the veteran will begin his 11th offseason with finger surgery next week.

PFrank Gore RB IND 5 months ago

Gore rushed for 76 yards on 19 carries, but failed to corral any of his four targets in Sunday's 30-24 victory over the Titans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gore came up 33 yards short of his ninth 1000-yard rushing campaign in the last 10 years, as the 32-year-old struggled to live up to lofty expectations during his first season with the Colts. His 3.7 yards per carry in 2015 marked a career low, with a long-term injury to starting quarterback Andrew Luck allowing defenses to focus on Gore for much of the season.

PFrank Gore RB IND 5 months ago

Gore rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries in Sunday's win over Miami and tacked on another 10 yards receiving off of two catches.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gore entered Sunday having not scored a rushing touchdown in five consecutive games, but reversed fortunes quickly on Sunday - scoring on the Colts' second possession and finding the end zone again shortly before halftime. Gore became increasingly involved in the offense once Matt Hasselbeck left with a shoulder injury, 11 of his 17 touches coming after Hasselbeck left late in the second quarter. With the Colts in must-win mode and in position to trot out either a dinged up Hasselbeck or Andrew Luck or mediocre Charlie Whitehurst in Week 17, expect Gore to be leaned on heavily.

PFrank Gore RB IND 5 months ago

Gore rushed 16 times for 44 yards during Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Texans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gore has now gone seven consecutive games without averaging even four yards per carry, and he has just one rushing touchdown in the last nine (he does have a receiving score in that span). On the plus side, next on the schedule is a Week 16 trip to Miami to face a Dolphins defense allowing the third-most rushing yards per game this season.

PFrank Gore RB IND 6 months ago

Gore rushed 16 times for 60 yards and caught one of five targets for minus-1 yard Sunday against the Jaguars.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Colts led 13-9 at halftime and it looked like Gore could be heavily used in the second half as the Colts tried to eat clock, but they were absolutely dominated in the last two quarters, getting outscored 42-3. Gore has now gone four straight games without a rushing touchdown (he did catch one last week), and he hasn't hit the 100-yard mark in any game this season. Up next is a Week 15 home game against the Texans, who he had a season-high 98 yards and a touchdown against in Week 5.

PFrank Gore RB IND 6 months ago

Gore had 13 carries for 45 yards and three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Steelers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Despite giving way to Daniel Herron on most passing downs, Gore set a season-high mark for receiving yards and even had his first touchdown catch of the year. He also fell shy of 3.5 yards per carry for a fifth consecutive game, but the inefficiency isn't having any impact on his workload. Gore draws a Week 14 matchup with a Jacksonville team that has been surprisingly stingy against the run this season.

PFrank Gore RB IND 6 months ago

Gore (knee) rushed 19 times for 24 yards and caught two of three targets for 13 receiving yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Bucs completely bottled up the Colts' rushing attack, as not only did Gore struggle but backup Ahmad Bradshaw rushed four times for six yards. It was the second straight game Gore has failed to reach 35 rushing yards, and he's gone four straight without averaging even 3.3 yards per carry. It won't get any easier next week, as the Colts face off against a Steelers defense allowing the sixth-fewest rushing yards per game this season, while allowing just three rushing touchdowns.

PFrank Gore RB IND 6 months ago

Gore (knee) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Gore was held out of practice Wednesday but returned to full participation Thursday and Friday. The Bucs have boasted an excellent run defense since their Week 6 bye, though Gore may be relied upon with Matt Hasselbeck under center.

PFrank Gore RB IND 6 months ago1 Comment

Gore (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After missing Wednesday's practice, Gore returned as a full participant both Thursday and Friday. While seemingly not in any danger of missing the game, he will have to contend with a Tampa Bay run defense that has played at an elite level since a Week 6 bye. Of course, with Matt Hasselbeck under center, the Colts may still try to establish their running game from the get-go.

PFrank Gore RB IND 6 months ago4 Comments

Gore practiced fully Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After not practicing Wednesday, Gore is on track track to suit up Sunday against the Bucs after returning to full practice participation Thursday.