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  • REGULAR SEASON WEEK 9 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-5) VS. DENVER BRONCOS (7-0)

    4:25 P.M. EDT | SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 2015 | LUCAS OIL STADIUM

    The Indianapolis Colts will host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos in a rematch of the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs. Game time is set for 4:25 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    The contest will mark the 22nd all-time meeting between the teams in the regular season, with the Broncos holding a 12-9 advantage. The last matchup between the teams came on January 11, 2015 when Indianapolis defeated Denver 24- 13 in the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoffs.

    Last week, the Colts lost to the Carolina Pan- thers on ESPN’s Monday Night Football, 29-26. 

    In the first half, the Colts were able to connect on two Adam Vinatieri field goals and trailed 10-6 entering halftime.

    Carolina scored on touchdowns in the third quarter and early in the fourth quarter to extend their lead to 23-6 with 10:44 left in regulation.

    Quarterback Andrew Luck threw touchdown passes to wide receiver Andre Johnson and tight end Coby Fleener to narrow the gap to 23- 20. Luck guided the offense on a 16-play, 54-yard drive that led to a 24-yard field goal by Vinatieri to send the game to overtime at 23-23.

    The teams traded field goals in overtime before Carolina made a 52- yard field goal to clinch the victory, 29-26.

    Following Sunday’s game, the Colts have a Week 10 bye week before traveling to Atlanta for a matchup with the Falcons on Sunday, Novem- ber 22.

    Colts Kicker Adam Vinatieri

    PRESEASON (1-3) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Aug. 16 at Philadelphia WXIN L, 36-10 Sat. Aug. 22 CHICAGO WXIN L, 23-11 Sat. Aug. 29 at St. Louis WXIN W, 24-14 Thurs. Sept. 3 CINCINNATI WXIN L, 9-6

    REGULAR SEASON (3-5) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Sept. 13 at Buffalo CBS L, 27-14 Mon. Sept. 21 NY JETS ESPN L, 20-7 Sun. Sept. 27 at Tennessee CBS W, 35-33 Sun. Oct. 4 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 16-13 Thurs. Oct. 8 at Houston CBS/NFLN W, 27-20 Sun. Oct. 18 NEW ENGLAND NBC L, 34-27 Sun. Oct. 25 NEW ORLEANS FOX L, 27-21 Mon. Nov. 2 at Carolina ESPN L, 29-26 (OT) Sun. Nov. 8 DENVER CBS 4:25 p.m. Sun. Nov. 15 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 22 at Atlanta CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Nov. 29 TAMPA BAY FOX 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 6 at Pittsburgh NBC 8:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 13 at Jacksonville CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 20 HOUSTON CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 27 at Miami CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Jan. 3 TENNESSEE CBS 1 p.m.

    *All times are Eastern; Home games in BOLD CAPS

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center P.O. Box 535000 Indianapolis, IN 46253 www.colts.com

    COLTS HOST PEYTON MANNING AND THE DENVER BRONCOS

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2015 SCHEDULE

    Tuesday, November 3 No Availability

    Wednesday, November 4 3:15 p.m. – Denver Broncos Head Coach Gary Kubiak Confer- ence Call 3:30 p.m. – Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning Con- ference Call 4:05 p.m. – Practice (Limited Availability) 5:40 p.m. – Coach Pagano Available 5:50 p.m. – Player Availability

    Thursday, November 5 11:35 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability) 1:30 p.m. – Coordinators Available 1:45 p.m. – Player Availability

    Friday, November 6 11:30 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability) After Practice – Coach Pagano Available After Practice – Player Availability

    Saturday, November 7 No Availability

    Sunday, November 8 Colts vs. Broncos – 4:25 p.m.

    MEDIA SCHEDULE: NOV. 3-8

    TV coverage: CBS Play-by-Play: Jim Nantz Color Analyst: Phil Simms Sideline: Tracy Wolfson

    Radio coverage: WFNI & WLHK Play-by-Play: Bob Lamey Color Analyst: Jim Sorgi Sideline: Matt Taylor

    BROADCAST INFORMATION

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    Radio coverage: Compass Media Networks Play-by-Play: Chris Carrino Color Analyst: Brian Baldinger

    Radio coverage: ESPN Radio Play-by-Play: Bill Rosinski Color Analyst: Bill Polian Sideline: Ian Fitzsimmons

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS/IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    Game Preview/Schedules/Standings ............................................1 Table of Contents/Important Information .......................................2

    OPPONENT INFORMATION Head Coach Comparison ..............................................................3 Connections ...............................................................................4-5 Statistical Comparison ...............................................................5-6 Career Stats vs. Opponent.......................................................6-10

    COLTS NOTES Colts Notes.............................................................................10-14 Robert Mathis Notes ..............................................................15-16 Andrew Luck Notes ................................................................17-18 Adam Vinatieri Notes..............................................................19-20 T.Y. Hilton Notes ..........................................................................21 Frank Gore Notes........................................................................22 Andre Johnson Notes..................................................................23

    ROSTER PAGES Unofficial Depth Chart .................................................................24 Players By Position .....................................................................25 How the Colts were Built .............................................................26 Alphabetical Roster .....................................................................27 Numerical Roster.........................................................................28 Roster By Experience..................................................................29 Roster Superlatives .....................................................................30 Transactions...........................................................................31-32 2015 Colts Participation ..............................................................33

    COLTS STATISTICS 2015 Colts Regular Season Stats ...............................................34 2015 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ..............................35

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    On the Colts media website, http://media.colts.com, media outlets can access up-to-date Colts information, including press releases, transcripts, daily notes, game releases and media schedules/avail- abilities. The site also offers access to the 2015 media guide as well as the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials.

    COLTS MEDIA SITE

    2015 HONORS P-PAT McAFEE AFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 3

    S-MIKE ADAMS AFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 5

    Team W L T Pct. Pts. Opp. Indianapolis 3 5 0 .375 173 203 Houston 3 5 0 .375 174 205 Jacksonville 2 5 0 .286 147 207 Tennessee 1 6 0 .143 125 159

    2015 AFC SOUTH STANDINGS

    NOVEMBER 1 NFL International Series, Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs, London, England

    NOVEMBER 3 All trading ends for 2015 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    NOVEMBER 4 Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular sea- son and postseason.

    NOVEMBER 17 At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive offer sheets.

    NOVEMBER 17 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their unsigned Franchise and Transition Players, including Franchise Players who were eligible to receive offer sheets until this date. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in NFL in 2015.

    IMPORTANT NFL DATES

    COLTS GAMEDAY INFORMATION GAMEDAY SPONSOR The Colts vs. Broncos game is presented by Coke Zero.

    PRE-GAME FESTIVITIES American Family Insurance Touchdown Town Free and open to the public, American Family Insurance Touchdown Town will open four hours prior to kickoff for the Broncos game and will feature $3 drinks specials, a giant TV screen, live music, the PLAY 60 Zone for kids and much more. Touchdown Town is located on the north side of Lucas Oil Stadium, along South Street. www.colts.com/events.

    • Food Special: 50% off all menu items with a military ID at the US Foods truck in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town. • Limited Edition Give-A-Way: Each game this season, the first 2,000 fans inside American Family Insurance Touchdown Town will receive a limited edition koozie featuring the name, number and laser signature of a Colts player. This week’s fea- tured player is: Pat McAfee. • Holiday Mail for Heroes, with American Red Cross, presented by ATI Physical Therapy As a part of the team’s “Salute to Service” initiative, fans will have the opportunity to sign a holiday card for active duty military.

    NFL INITIATIVE SALUTE TO SERVICE The Indianapolis Colts will join the NFL’s 2015 “Salute to Service” campaign by dedi- cating their November 8 game to honoring military personnel and their families. While the team has several year-round initiatives that serve both active duty military and veterans, each year they select one November home game as a part of a na- tional effort by the NFL and its 32 teams to highlight the men and women of the Armed Forces. Fans also have the opportunity to be involved and show their sup- port. Additional information is available at www.colts.com/salute. Gameday ele- ments include: • Holiday Mail for Heroes, with American Red Cross, presented by ATI Physical Ther- apy

    - Time: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Locations:

    o Outside in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    o Inside Lucas Oil Stadium from 2:30 p.m. until the end of halftime (while supplies last), in