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INDIANAPOLIS COLTSWEEKLY PRESS RELEASEIndiana Farm Bureau Football CenterP.O. Box 535000Indianapolis, IN 46253www.colts.com
PRESEASON WEEK 2INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-0) VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-0)
7 P.M. EST | SATURDAY, AUG. 20 | LUCAS OIL STADIUM
The Indianapolis Colts will host the Baltimore Ra-vens in their fi rst home preseason game of the year. The contest will mark the fi rst time that the two franchises have faced each other in presea-son play. Last week, Indianapolis traveled to Buffalo and defeated the Bills, 19-18. The victory marked the Colts fi rst win in a preseason opener since 2012 and only the second dating back to 2004.
Quarterback Scott Tolzien started and played the entire fi rst half. He completed 12-of-23 passes for
140 yards and one touchdown in his Colts debut.
Indianapolis trailed 9-0 late in the second quarter when Tolzien complet-ed a 42-yard touchdown pass to running back Jordan Todman. Kicker Adam Vinatieri connected on a 24-yard fi eld goal at the end of the fi rst half to tie the game, 9-9.
The Bills took a 12-9 lead in the third quarter before Colts quarterback Stephen Morris threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to rookie wide receiver Chester Rogers.
After another Vinatieri fi eld goal gave Indianapolis a 19-12 lead, Buffa-lo scored at the end of regulation to cut the defi cit to 19-18. The Bills attempted a game-winning two-point conversion but the Colts defense foiled the attempt to win the game.
TV coverage: WXINPlay-by-Play: Don FischerColor Analyst: Rick VenturiSideline: Larra Overton
Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Div Conf Strk
Houston 9 7 0 .563 339 313 5-3 4-4 5-1 7-5 W3Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 333 408 4-4 4-4 4-2 6-6 W2
Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313 376 448 4-4 1-7 2-4 5-7 L3Tennessee 3 13 0 .188 299 423 1-7 2-6 1-5 1-11 L4
Colts Quarterback Scott Tolzien
2015 FINAL AFC SOUTH STANDINGS
Monday, August 1510:20 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)12:40 p.m. – Chuck Pagano available 12:50 p.m. – Player Interviews
Tuesday, August 168:35 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)11:20 a.m. – Chuck Pagano available 11:30 a.m. – Player Interviews
Wednesday, August 178:35 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)11:20 a.m. – Coordinators available 11:30 a.m. – Player Interviews
Thursday, August 188:35 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)11:00 a.m. – Chuck Pagano available 11:10 a.m. – Player Interviews
Friday, August 19No Availability
Saturday, August 20Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens – 7 p.m.
Radio coverage: WFNI & WLHKPlay-by-Play: Bob LameyColor Analyst: Jim SorgiSideline: Matt Taylor
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2016 SCHEDULEPRESEASON (1-0)
Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result
Sun. Aug. 7 GREEN BAY ESPN Cancelled
Sat. Aug. 13 at Buffalo FOX59 W, 19-18 Sat. Aug. 20 BALTIMORE FOX59 7 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 27 PHILADELPHIA CBS4 7 p.m.
Thurs. Sept. 1 at Cincinnati FOX59 7:35 p.m.
REGULAR SEASON (0-0)
Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result
Sun. Sept. 11 DETROIT FOX 4:25 p.m.
Sun. Sept. 18 at Denver CBS 4:25 p.m. Sun. Sept. 25 SAN DIEGO CBS 4:25 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 2 at Jacksonville (London) CBS 9:30 a.m. Sun. Oct. 9 CHICAGO FOX 1 p.m.
Sun. Oct. 16 at Houston NBC 8:30 p.m. Sun. Oct. 23 at Tennessee CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Oct. 30 KANSAS CITY CBS 1 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 6 at Green Bay CBS 4:25 p.m. Sun. Nov. 13 BYE WEEKSun. Nov. 20 TENNESSEE CBS 1 p.m.
Thurs. Nov. 24 PITTSBURGH NBC 8:30 p.m.
Mon. Dec. 5 at N.Y. Jets ESPN 8:30 p.m. Sun. Dec. 11 HOUSTON CBS 1 p.m.
Sun. Dec. 18 at Minnesota CBS 1 p.m. Sat. Dec. 24 at Oakland CBS 4:05 p.m. Sun. Jan. 1 JACKSONVILLE CBS 1 p.m.
* All times are Eastern; Home games in BOLD CAPS
MEDIA SCHEDULE: AUG. 15-20
COLTS MAKE PRESEASON HOME DEBUT
Game Preview/Schedules/Standings .................................................................1
Table of Contents/Important Information ............................................................2
Head Coach Comparison ...................................................................................3
Head Coach Chuck Pagano ...............................................................................4
Statistical Comparison ........................................................................................6
Colts Offseason Moves ......................................................................................7
Colts 2016 NFL Draft Class .............................................................................8-9
Colts Notes ..................................................................................................10-18
Unoffi cial Depth Chart ......................................................................................19
Players By Position...........................................................................................20
How the Colts were Built ..................................................................................21
Alphabetical Roster ..........................................................................................22
Numerical Roster ..............................................................................................23
Roster By Experience .......................................................................................24
2015 Colts Participation....................................................................................26
2015 Colts Regular Season Stats ....................................................................27
2015 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ...................................................28
2016 Colts Preseason Stats .............................................................................29
2016 Colts Preseason Defensive Stats ............................................................30
The Colts sent three players to the 2016 Pro Bowl in S-Mike Adams, CB-Vontae
Davis and WR-T.Y. Hilton. The trio made their second consecutive Pro Bowl
appearance. The Colts have had at least two players represented in the game
dating back to 1999 and at least three players each of the last four seasons.
American Family Insurance Touchdown Town
Free and open to the public, American Family Insurance
Touchdown Town opens 3 hours prior to kickoff and
features $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.
• Limited Edition Give-A-Way: Each game this season, the fi rst 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 featured player is: Frank Gore.
Play Football Month
The Indianapolis Colts will join the NFL and USA
Football in celebrating youth football this month
by incorporating several elements into Saturday’s
game. For more information on Play Football, visit
• USA Football interactive experience in American Family Insurance
• Indiana youth football players will assist in holding the American fl ag during
the National Anthem.
• More than 1,000 tickets to the game have been donated to youth football
teams, including local fl ag football teams
• Play Football stencils and endzone banners on the fi eld
• Pre-game scrimmages on the fi eld featuring Indy Lutheran and Traders
Point Christian Academy (12:30-3 p.m.)
• Pre-game Recognition
o The Indianapolis Colts will recognize the winning teams of this year’s
Horseshoe Classic, presented by Herff Jones, which will take place at
Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, August 19.
GAMEDAY CHARITY COLLECTION
Fill the Boot
Indianapolis fi refi ghters will be stationed outside the gates from 5-7 p.m. collect-
ing monetary donations to benefi t the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
During every 2016 home game, the Indianapolis Colts will host a 50/50 Raffl e
for fans. Tickets will be sold at six kiosks throughout the stadium as well as
multiple mobile sellers. Tickets will be sold through the end of the third quarter.
During the fourth quarter, the Colts will announce the winning number and
amount. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the day’s ticket sales will go to
one lucky fan and the remainder will support the work of the Indianapolis Colts
Foundation in the community.
www.colts.com/5050. Gaming License Number 140945
NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER
Alto Saxophonist Trey Daniels
Father Daughter Dance
For the fi rst time in Colts history, more than 300 Junior Colts Cheerleaders will
be joined by their dads (or other signifi cant male fi gure) on the fi eld for a father
daughter dance at halftime. For more information on the Junior Colts Cheer-
leaders program, visit www.colts.com/jrcheer.
PRO BOWL HONORS
Along with their normal slate of home and road contests against AFC South op-
ponents - Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee - the Colts will compete against
the AFC West and NFC North Divisions in 2016. Indianapolis will face six 2015
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2016 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS
Team H/A 2015 Record Last Meeting/Result
Houston H/A 9-7 (.563) H - 12/20/15 - L, 16-10
Jacksonville H/A 5-11 (.313) A - 12/13/15 - L, 51-16
Tennessee H/A 3-13 (.188) H - 1/3/16 - W, 30-24
Kansas City H 11-5 (.688) *H - 1/4/14 - W, 45-44
Pittsburgh H 10-6 (.625) A - 12/6/15 - L, 45-10
Detroit H 7-9 (.438) A - 12/2/12 - W, 35-33
Chicago H 6-10 (.375) A - 9/9/12 - L, 41-21
San Diego H 4-12 (.250) A - 10/14/13 - L, 19-9
Denver A 12-4 (.750) H - 11/8/15 - W, 27-24
Minnesota A 11-5 (.688) H - 9/16/12 - W, 23-20
Green Bay A 10-6 (.625) H - 10/7/12 - W, 30-27
NY Jets A 10-6 (.625) H - 9/21/15 - L, 20-7
Oakland A 7-9 (.438) H - 9/8/13 - W, 21-17
Total 105-103 (.505) *Postseason
2016 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS/IMPORTANT INFORMATION
TABLE OF CONTENTS
COLTS GAMEDAY INFORMATION
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/availabilities. The site also offers access to
the 2016 media guide as well as the ability to request season and game-by-game
COLTS MEDIA SITE
AUGUST 18-20Second Preseason Weekend
AUGUST 25-28Third Preseason Weekend
AUGUST 30 Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must reduce their rosters to a maxi-mum of 75 players on the Active List.
IMPORTANT NFL DATES
HEAD COACH COMPARISON
COACHING YEARS IN NFL: 15th Year
COLTS HEAD COACH: 5th Year
REGULAR SEASON: 41-23 (.641)
POSTSEASON: 3-3 (.500)
PRO CAREER: Named head coach of the Indianapolis
Colts on January 25, 2012. In four years as head coach,
Chuck Pagano has led the team to a 41-23 regular sea-
son record, including three consecutive 11-5 seasons
and playoff appearances from 2012-14. Currently, Paga-
no’s .641 winning percentage ranks fourth among active
head coaches in the NFL. In the process, he became only the second head coach
in NFL history to earn 11 wins in each of his fi rst three seasons with a team and
became the third head coach in Colts history to reach the playoffs in each of his
fi rst three years (Ted Marchibroda, 1975-77 and Tony Dungy, 2002-04).
The Colts fi nished the 2015 season with an 8-8 record and were 4-2 within the
AFC South Division. With a victory in Week 5 at Houston, Indianapolis improved its consecutive win streak within the AFC South Division to 16 games, which set an NFL record.
In 2014, Pagano led the Colts to their second straight AFC South Division title
and fi rst AFC Championship Game since 2009. The team recorded a perfect
6-0 division record in back-to-back seasons for the fi rst time in franchise history.
In 2013, Indianapolis earned the division title and won an AFC Wild Card Playoff
game against the Kansas City Chiefs that marked the second-largest comeback
in NFL postseason history.
In 2012, the Colts overcame the loss of Pagano to acute promyelocytic leukemia
for 12 games and responded with seven fourth quarter or overtime game-winning
drives en route to an 11-5 campaign. He previously spent four seasons with the
Baltimore Ravens, the last (2011) as the team’s defensive coordinator. Pagano
also served as the defensive backs coach of the Oakland Raiders (2005-06) and
the secondary coach of the Cleveland Browns (2001-04).
CAREER RECORD: 44-26.
BACKGROUND: Pagano was a safety at Wyoming from 1980-83. He coached
collegiately at Southern California (1984-85), Miami (1986), Boise State (1987-
88), East Carolina (1989), Nevada-Las Vegas (1990-91), East Carolina (1992-
94), Miami (1995-2000) and North Carolina (2007).
PERSONAL: Born in Boulder, Colo. on October 2, 1960. He and wife, Tina, have
three daughters, Tara, Taylor, Tori, and three granddaughters, Avery, Addison
and Zoey. His brother, John, is the San Diego Chargers’ defensive coordinator.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS ASSISTANT COACHES
Rob Chudzinski Offensive Coordinator
Ted Monachino Defensive Coordinator
Tom McMahon Special Teams Coordinator
Tim Berbenich Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks Coach
Maurice Drayton Assistant Special Teams Coach
Gary Emanuel Defensive Line Coach
Joe Gilbert Assistant Offensive Line Coach
Frank Giufre Offensive Quality Control Coach
Jim Herrmann Linebackers Coach
Jim Hostler Tight Ends Coach
Richard Howell Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Lee Hull Wide Receivers Coach
Darren Krein Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Joe Philbin Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
Brian Schottenheimer Quarterbacks Coach
Jemal Singleton Running Backs Coach
Shawn Terlecky Defensive Quality Control Coach
Brad White Outside Linebackers Coach
Greg Williams Defensive Backs Coach
Quadrian Banks Conditioning/Performance Analyst
Jeff Popovich Assistant to the Head Coach
COLTS HEAD COACH CHUCK PAGANOCOACHING YEARS IN NFL: 19th YearRAVENS HEAD COACH: 9th YearREGULAR SEASON: 77-51 (.602)POSTSEASON: 10-5 (.667)
PRO CAREER: Super Bowl-winning head coach John Harbaugh enters his ninth season at the helm in Balti-more. He has led the Ravens to a playoff berth in six (2008-2012 and 2014) of his eight seasons, and in 2012, captured the franchise’s second Super Bowl champion-ship.
Under Harbaugh’s guidance, the Ravens have secured an appearance in three AFC Championship games (2008, 2011 and 2012). Baltimore is one of only fi ve teams with at least six playoff berths in the past eight seasons. Additionally, un-der Harbaugh, the Ravens’ 10 playoff wins since 2008 rank as the NFL’s most.
In 2014, the Ravens posted a 10-6 record en route to capturing a 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round. In 2012 the Ravens seized the franchise’s second Super Bowl championship. Baltimore topped the Colts, Broncos and Pa-triots to advance to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, where the Ravens bestedthe San Francisco 49ers by a fi nal of 34-31. In his initial season with the team (2008), Harbaugh set an NFL record that season for most total wins (13) by a team with both a rookie head coach and a rookie starting quarterback (Joe Flacco).
Harbaugh spent his fi rst 10 NFL seasons (1998-2007) with the Philadelphia Ea-gles. He was the team’s secondary coach in 2007, after nine seasons as its special teams coordinator. He was voted the 2001 NFL’s Special Teams Coach of the Year by his coaching peers.
CAREER RECORD: 87-56.
BACKGROUND: Played defensive back at Miami (Ohio) from 1980-83 and earned a degree in political science. Coached collegiately at Western Michigan (1984-86), Pittsburgh (1987), Morehead State (1988), Cincinnati (1989-1996) and Indiana (1997).
PERSONAL: Born in Perrysburg, Ohio on September 23, 1962, Harbaugh and his wife, Ingrid, have a daughter, Alison. Son of longtime college coach Jack, and his brother, Jim, the current University of Michigan head coach, played for the Ravens in 1998. John’s brother-in-law, Tom Crean, Indiana University’s basket-ball coach, is married to his sister, Joani.
BALTIMORE RAVENS ASSISTANT COACHESJerry Rosburg Special Teams Coordinator/Associate Head CoachDean Pees Defensive CoordinatorMarc Trestman Offensive CoordinatorRichard Angulo Tight EndsAndy Bischoff Offensive AssistantClarence Brooks Senior Defensive AssistantJuan Castillo Offensive LineJoe Cullen Defensive LineBobby Engram Wide ReceiversLeslie Frazier SecondaryThomas Hammock Running Backs Chris Hewitt Defensive BacksChris Horton Asistant Special TeamsMike Macdonald Defensive AssistantDon Martindale LinebackersMarty Mornhinweg QuarterbacksCraig Ver Steeg Senior Offensive AssistantTodd Washington Assistant Offensive Line CoachMatt Weiss Offensive AssistantJuney Barnett Assistant Strength & ConditioningRandy Brown Kicking ConsultantScott Cohen Coaching Assistant/Opponent AnalysisMegan McLaughlin Football Information ManagerDan Parsons Assistant to Head CoachBob Rogucki Director of Strength & ConditioningSteve Saunders Director of Performance & RecoveryEugene Shen Director of Coaching AnalyticsDrew Wilkins Defensive Coaching Assistant
RAVENS HEAD COACH JOHN HARBAUGH
HEAD COACH CHUCK PAGANO
Pagano has led the Colts to a 41-23 record over his four seasons (2012-15) in Indianapolis. His .641 winning percentage ranks fourth among active head coaches in the NFL.
Highest Winning Percentage, Active NFL Head Coaches
Coach Team Win % Bruce Arians Arizona .708 Bill Belichick New England .664 Mike McCarthy Green Bay .653 Chuck Pagano Indianapolis .641 Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh .639
Additionally, Indianapolis’ 41 wins since 2012 are tied for the fi fth most in the NFL over than span.
MOST REGULAR SEASON WINS, SINCE 2012
Team Wins Denver 50 New England 48 Seattle 46 Cincinnati 43 Indianapolis 41 Carolina 41 Green Bay 41
With the win over the Houston Texans in Week 5 (10/8), Indianapolis improved its consecutive victory streak within the AFC South Division to 16 games, which set an NFL record. The streak continued a team record, which was set at the conclusion of the 2014 campaign. The previous best was 12, which was set from Nov. 14, 2004 – Oct. 8, 2006.
LONGEST WINNING STREAK FOR AN NFL TEAM AGAINST
THEIR OWN DIVISION, NFL HISTORY
Team Division Streak Indianapolis AFC South 16 (2012-15) Miami AFC East 15 (1972-73) Dallas NFC East 14 (1993-94)
LONGEST WINNING STREAK FOR AN NFL TEAM AGAINST
ANY DIVISION, NFL HISTORY
Team Division Streak Indianapolis AFC South 16 (2012-15) Miami AFC East 15 (1972-73) Indianapolis AFC North 15 (2002-1010) Dallas NFC East 14 (1993-94) New England NFC North 14 (2002-2014)
BEST RECORD AGAINST DIVISION OPPONENTS, SINCE 2012
Team Division Record Denver AFC West 21-3-0 Indianapolis AFC South 20-4-0
New England AFC East 18-6-0 Carolina NFC South 17-7-0 Green Bay NFC North 16-7-1
WINNING THE DIVISION
LEADING BY EXAMPLE
The Colts have closed out games strong under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-15), posting a league-leading 26-8 (.765) record in games decid-ed by one possession-or-less (eight points or less) during that span. In 2014, the team posted a 4-2 record. The Colts won nine consecutive one-possession games from Week 5 of the 2012 campaign to Week 1 of 2013.
BEST WIN PCT. IN ONE-POSSESSION GAMES, SINCE 2012
Team Record Winning
Indianapolis 26-8 .765
Denver 20-9 .690San Francisco 17-8-1 .673Arizona 18-9 .667Cincinnati 18-10-1 .638
COLTS ONE-POSSESSION GAMES, 2015 (7-4)
Game Margin Result
Week 3 at TEN 2 W, 35-33Week 4 vs. JAX 3 W, 16-13 (OT)Week 5 at HOU 7 W, 27-20Week 6 vs. NE 7 L, 34-27Week 7 vs. NO 6 L, 27-21Week 8 at CAR 3 L, 29-26 (OT)Week 9 vs. DEN 3 W, 27-24Week 11 at ATL 3 W, 24-21Week 15 vs. HOU 6 L, 16-10Week 16 at MIA 6 W, 18-12Week 17 vs. TEN 6 W, 30-24
Additionally, the Colts have the best record in the league in games decided by three points or less since 2001.
BEST WIN PCT. IN GAMES DECIDED BY THREE POINTS OR LESS, SINCE
Team Record Winning
Indianapolis 39-16 .709
New England 31-14 .689Denver 33-21 .611Chicago 28-20 .583Atlanta 33-25-1 .568
WINNING THE CLOSE ONES
Under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-15), the Colts have recorded a 17-6 record in regular season games immediately following a loss. The team aver-ages 25.0 points scored and 20.3 points allowed in those 23 games. In 2013, Indianapolis was one of only four teams (DEN, NE, SEA) to not lose consecutive games all season long.
COLTS GAMES FOLLOWING A LOSS, SINCE 2012
Game 1 Result Game 2 Result
Week 1 at CHI L, 41-21 Week 2 vs. MIN W, 23-20Week 3 vs. JAX L, 22-17 Week 5 vs. GB W, 30-27Week 6 at NYJ L, 35-9 Week 7 vs. CLE W, 17-13Week 11 at NE L, 59-24 Week 12 vs. BUF W, 20-13Week 15 at HOU L, 29-17 Week 16 at KC W, 20-132013 (5-0)
Week 2 vs. MIA L, 24-20 Week 3 at SF W, 27-7Week 6 at SD L, 19-9 Week 7 vs. DEN W, 39-33Week 10 vs. STL L, 38-8 Week 11 at TEN W, 30-27Week 12 at ARZ L, 40-11 Week 13 vs. TEN W, 22-14Week 14 at CIN L, 42-28 Week 15 vs. HOU W, 25-32014 (4-1)
Week 1 at DEN L, 31-24 Week 2 vs. PHI L, 30-27Week 2 vs. PHI L, 30-27 Week 3 at JAX W, 44-17Week 8 at PIT L, 51-34 Week 9 at NYG W, 40-24Week 11 vs. NE L, 42-20 Week 12 vs. JAX W, 23-3Week 16 at DAL L, 42-7 Week 17 at TEN W, 27-102015 (3-5)
Week 1 at BUF L, 27-14 Week 2 vs. NYJ L, 20-7Week 2 vs. NYJ L, 20-7 Week 3 vs. TEN W, 35-33Week 6 vs. NE L, 34-27 Week 7 vs. NO L, 27-21Week 7 vs. NO L, 27-21 Week 8 at CAR L, 29-26Week 8 at CAR L, 29-26 Week 9 vs. DEN W, 27-24Week 13 at PIT L, 45-10 Week 14 at JAX L, 51-16Week 14 at JAX L, 51-16 Week 15 vs. HOU L, 16-10Week 15 vs. HOU L, 16-10 Week 16 at MIA W, 18-12
COLTS / RAVENS CONNECTIONSINDIANA / MARYLAND CONNECTIONS• Colts NT-Zach Kerr hails from Gaithersburg, Md. • Indianapolis ILB-D’Qwell Jackson (2002-05) and WR-Marcus Leak (2011-12, 14) each played collegiately at Maryland. • Colts Wide Receivers Coach Lee Hull coached wide receivers at Maryland from 2008-2013 and later became head coach at Morgan State from 2014-15. • Baltimore T-James Hurst grew up in Plainfi eld, Ind. • Ravens RB-Stephen Houston played collegiately at Indiana from 2011-13.• Baltimore DE-Kapron Lewis-Moore (2008-2012) and T-Ronnie Stan-ley (2012-15) each played at Notre Dame.• Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh is the brother-in-law of Indiana University men’s basketball head coach Tom Crean. • Baltimore Special Teams Coordinator/Associate Head Coach Jer-ry Rosburg coached at Notre Dame from 1999-2000. • Ravens Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees coached the secondary under Lou Holtz’s staff at Notre Dame in 1994. •Baltimore Defensive Line Coach Joe Cullen coached the defensive line and later became defensive coordinator at Indiana from 2002-04. • Ravens Defensive Backs Coach Chris Hewitt served as the assis-tant strength and conditioning coach at Notre Dame in 2003.• Baltimore Linebackers Coach Don Martindale spent two seasons (1994-95) as the defensive assistant at Notre Dame.
FORMER COLTS / RAVENS• Colts T/G-Joe Reitz spent time on the Ravens practice squad in 2008 and 2009. • Indianapolis DT-Arthur Jones was originally selected by Baltimore in the fi fth round (157th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played four seasons (2010-13) for the Ravens and was part of the Super Bowl XLVII Championship team. • Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano served on the Ravens coaching staff as secondary coach (2008-2010) and defensive coordinator (2011).• Indianapolis Tight Ends Coach Jim Hostler served as the wide re-ceivers coach in Baltimore for six seasons (2008-2013). • Colts Defensive Coordinator Ted Monachino served as outside line-backers (2010-11) and linebackers coach (2012-15) for the Ravens. • Ravens Secondary Coach Leslie Frazier served under Tony Dungy in Indianapolis as assistant head coach/defensive backs coach from 2005-06. • Baltimore LB-Chris Carter spent one year (2014) in Indianapolis.• Ravens ILB-Kavell Connor played four seasons (2010-13) with the Colts. • Baltimore RB-Justin Forsett played for Indianapolis in 2008. • Ravens DE-Lawrence Guy spent time with the Colts from 2012-13.• Baltimore QB-Josh Johnson spent time with Indianapolis in 2015. • Ravens CB-Jerraud Powers played three seasons (2010-12) with the Colts. • Baltimore CB-Sheldon Price was with the Colts for three seasons (2013-15).
COLLEGE CONNECTIONS• Colts S-Clayton Geathers (2010-14) was teammates with Ravens WR-Kamar Aiken (2007-2010) and WR-Breshad Perriman (2012-14) at Central Florida. • Indianapolis T-Kevin Graf (2012-13) and DE-Delvon Simmons (2013-15) were teammates with Baltimore RB-Javorius Allen (2012-14) at USC. • Ravens TE-Nick Boyle and Colts NT-Zach Kerr played two seasons (2012-13) together at Delaware. • Indianapolis CB-D’Joun Smith and Baltimore DT-Trevon Coley played together for three seasons (2012-14) at Florida Atlantic. • Colts TE-Dwayne Allen spent two seasons (2008-09) with Ravens ILB-Kavell Connor at Clemson. • Indianapolis C-Austin Blythe (2011-15) and WR-Tevaun Smith (2012-15) played with Baltimore DT-Carl Davis (2011-14) at Iowa. • Colts RB-Robert Turbin (2011) and CB-Tay Glover-Wright (2012) were teammates with Ravens CB-Will Davis (2011-12) at Utah State.
• Indianapolis C-Ryan Kelly and Ravens ILB-C.J. Mosley played one season (2013) together at Alabama. • Colts C-Jonotthan Harrison (2009-2013), OLB-Earl Okine (2008-2012) and ILB-Antonio Morrison (2012-15) were teammates with Ra-vens S-Matt Elam (2010-12) at Florida. • Indianapolis C-Adam Redmond (2011-15) played with Ravens FB-Kyle Juszczyk (2009-2012) and C-Anthony Fabiano (2012-15) at Harvard. • Ravens WR-Chris Mathews spent two seasons (2009-2010) with Colts DT-Ricky Lumpkin and S-Winston Guy at Kentucky. • Colts WR-MeKale McKay and Baltimore WR-Chris Moore played three seasons (2013-15) together at Cincinnati. • Indianapolis CB-Jalil Brown spent four seasons (2007-2010) at Colo-rado with Ravens CB-Jimmy Smith.• Ravens G/T-Rick Wagner (2008-2011) was teammates with Colts QB-Scott Tolzien (2008-2010) and S-Dezmen Southward (2010-13) at Wisconsin. • Baltimore Running Backs Coach Thomas Hammock served in the same capacity at Wisconsin from 2011-13 while Southward was in Madison.• Colts Defensive Coordinator Ted Monachino (2001-05) spent time with Baltimore OLB-Terrell Suggs (2000-02) at Arizona State while serving as the defensive line coach.• Indianapolis ILB-Nate Irving was with Baltimore Offensive Coordina-tor Marc Trestman at North Carolina State in 2006.• Colts Defensive Line Coach Gary Emanuel served on the coaching staff at Rutgers with Ravens Defensive Backs Coach Chris Hewitt for two seasons (2008-09).• Indianapolis CB-Christopher Milton played three seasons (2012-14) at Georgia Tech with Baltimore TE-Darren Waller. • Colts DE-Sterling Bailey played at Georgia from 2012-13 while Ra-vens Defensive Assistant Mike Macdonald was serving on the Bull-dogs’ coaching staff.
NFL CONNECTIONS• Colts CB-Darius Butler (2009-2010) and WR-Josh Boyce (2013-15) were teammates with Ravens CB-Kyle Arrington (2009-2014) in New England. Boyce also played with Ravens QB-Ryan Mallett (2011-13) during his stay with the Patriots. • Butler also spent one season (2009) with Baltimore TE-Benjamin Watson in New England. • Indianapolis CB-Patrick Robinson played alongside Ravens ILB-Ka-vell Connor in San Diego in 2015. • Watson played in New Orleans with Colts CB-Patrick Robinson for two seasons (2013-14). • Ravens CB-Will Davis was teammates with Colts RB-Trey Williams in Miami in 2015. • Colts ILB-Nate Irving (2011-14) and S-Mike Adams (2012-13) both played with Ravens OLB-Elvis Dumervil (2006-2012) in Denver. • Indianapolis RB-Robert Turbin played in Seattle with Baltimore WR-Chris Matthews for two seasons (2014-15).• Baltimore RB-Justin Forsett played with Colts S-Winston Guy in Jacksonville in 2013. • Ravens QB-Josh Johnson and Colts ILB-D’Qwell Jackson played one season (2012) together in Cleveland. • Johnson also played one season (2014) with Indianapolis RB-Frank Gore in San Francisco. • Jackson (2006-2013) and Adams (2007-2011) both played with Wat-son (2010-12) in Cleveland. • Indianapolis CB-Darius Butler spent one season (2011) in Carolina with Baltimore WR-Steve Smith Sr.• Colts Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski spent two years (2011-12) in Carolina with Smith Sr.• Colts K-Adam Vinatieri played two seasons (2004-05) with Watson in New England. • Indianapolis QB-Scott Tolzien and RB-Jordan Todman were team-mates with Baltimore CB-Shareece Wright for one season (2011) in San Diego. • Colts Defensive Backs Coach Greg Williams and Connor were to-
PASSING YARDSA. Luck.........................1,881 J. Flacco .........................2,791M. Hasselbeck .............1,690 R. Mallett ...........................566C. Whitehurst ..................150 J. Clausen .........................555
RUSHING YARDSF. Gore ...........................967 J. Forsett ...........................641A. Luck............................196 J. Allen ..............................514A. Bradshaw .....................85 T. West ..............................180
RECEIVING YARDST. Hilton .......................1,124 K. Aiken .............................944D. Moncrief .....................733 S. Smith ............................670A. Johnson......................503 C. Gillmore ........................412
POINTS SCOREDA. Vinatieri ......................107 J. Tucker ...........................128F. Gore .............................42 K. Aiken ...............................30D. Moncrief .......................36 Two players .........................24
INTERCEPTIONSM. Adams ...........................5 J. Smith .................................3D. Lowery ...........................4 W. Hill ....................................1V. Davis ..............................4 L. Webb .................................1Four players........................1 D. Smith ................................1
SACKSK. Langford ......................7.0 E. Dumervil ........................6.0R. Mathis .........................7.0 Z. Smith ..............................5.5Five players .....................3.0 L. Guy ................................4.5
KICKOFF RETURN YARDS (AVG.)Q. Bray .................570 (27.1) K. Clay ....................343 (24.5)G. Whalen.............244 (27.1) J. Ross ....................205 (29.3)T. Varga ................151 (25.2) R. Mostert ...............164 (32.8)
PUNT RETURN YARDS (AVG.)Q. Bray ...................166 (7.9) K. Clay ....................244 (10.6)G. Whalen.................85 (7.1) J. Ross ....................109 (10.9)T. Hilton ....................16 (4.0) M. Campanaro ..........49 (16.3)
PUNTING YARDS (GROSS/NET AVG.)P. McAfee ....4,052 (47.7/41.7) S. Koch ........3,454 (46.7/42.9)
FIELD GOALSA. Vinatieri ... 25/27 (92.59%) J. Tucker .......... 33/40 (82.5%)
2015 TEAM LEADERS
2015 FINAL REGULAR SEASON OFFENSIVE RANKINGS Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red Goal Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn FG Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Avg. Pts/Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. TOP GmIND 321.4 4.89 89.9 3.63 231.5 5.98 3.07 5.98% 19.4 6.9 24.3 92.59 40.00 53.85 53.06 66.67 29:32 20.8Rank 28 32 29 31 22 31 27 14 22 27 13 4 14 10t 21 18t 22 24BAL 359.3 5.31 92.4 3.86 266.9 6.32 3.11 3.55% 20.2 11.3 25.2 82.50 37.61 50.00 48.94 66.67 29:58 20.5Rank 14 22 26 24 8 26 29 1 16 3 7 21 23 15t 26 18t 20 25
2015 FINAL REGULAR SEASON DEFENSIVE RANKINGS Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red Goal Pt Yd Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Pts/ Diff/ Diff/Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Gm Gm GmIND 379.1 5.66 122.0 4.32 257.1 7.03 2.91 5.98% 20.7 10.7 19.5 39.21 71.43 62.26 69.70 25.5 -4.7 -57.8 Rank 26 26 25 23 24 20 6 22 23 28 3 17 30 26t 18 25 25t 30BAL 337.4 5.40 103.8 3.97 233.6 6.86 1.10 6.79% 19.4 5.0 25.4 39.81 44.44 53.19 65.00 25.1 -4.6 21.9Rank 8 13 12 10 10 16 32 13 12 2 23 19 10t 11 10t 24 24 11
gether in San Diego for two seasons (2014-15). • Indianapolis Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Joe Philbin (2012-15) and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Darren Krein (2011-15) coached Baltimore CB-Will Davis (2013-15) and WR-Mike Wallace (2013-14) in Miami.• Krein coached Forsett for two seasons (2008-09) in Seattle. • Colts Quarterbacks Coach Brian Schottenheimer spent two sea-sons (2010-11) with Ravens G-Vladimir Ducasse in New York with the Jets. • Colts Defensive Backs Coach Greg Williams (2009-2015) spent time with Ravens DE-Lawrence Guy (2013-14) and Wright (2011-14) in San Diego.• Indianapolis Offensive Assistant/Assistant Quarterbacks Coach Tim Berbenich (2006-2011) coached Baltimore G/C- Jeremy Zuttah (2008-2013) and Johnson (2008-2011) in Tampa Bay. • Colts Special Teams Coordinator Tom McMahon coached Ravens S-Kendrick Lewis for one year (2012) in Kansas City.
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COLTS OFFSEASON MOVES
WR-JOSH BOYCEBoyce most recently spent time with the New England Patriots. He has played in 10 career NFL games (three starts) and totaled nine receptions for 121 yards and nine kickoff returns for 214 yards. Boyce spent the entire 2015 offseason and training camp with the Patriots before being waived on September 1, 2015. He was originally selected by the Patriots in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft out of TCU.
CB-PATRICK ROBINSONRobinson most recently spent time with the San Diego Chargers. He has played in 74 career NFL games (43 starts) and totaled 234 tackles (191 solo), 3.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, 54 passes defensed, 10 interceptions (one returned for a touchdown), two forced fumbles, 10 special teams tackles and two blocked kicks. Robinson has seen action in three postseason contests (two starts) and compiled nine tackles (six solo), two passes defensed and two special teams tackles. He spent the fi rst fi ve seasons (2010-2014)
of his career with the New Orleans Saints after being selected by the team in the fi rst round (32nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Florida State. In 2015, Robinson played in all 16 games (10 starts) and registered 49 tackles (42 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, eight passes defensed and one interception for the Chargers.
RB-JORDAN TODMANTodman spent last year with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has played in 44 career NFL games (three starts) and totaled 115 carries for 472 yards (4.1 avg.) and three touchdowns, 40 receptions for 314 yards and two touchdowns and 69 kickoff returns for 1,784 yards. He has seen action in two postseason contests and tallied 16 carries for 71 yards. In 2015, Todman played in 11 games for the Steelers and registered four carries for 22 yards and had one kickoff return for 22 yards. He saw action in two postseason con-
tests and registered 16 carries for 71 yards.
QB-SCOTT TOLZIENTolzien spent the last three seasons with the Green Bay Packers (2013-15). He has played in six career NFL games (two starts) and completed 56-of-91 passes for 721 yards with one touchdown and fi ve interceptions. Additionally, Tolzien has carried the ball eight times for 52 yards and one touchdown. Prior to Green Bay, he spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers. In 2015, Tolzien served as the No. 2 quarterback in Green Bay for all 16 games and saw limited action in three contests. He spent the
entire 2014 season on the Packers 53-man roster and was a gameday inactive for the fi rst 15 games of the season.
RB-ROBERT TURBINTurbin most recently spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns last season. He has played in 58 career NFL games (three starts) and totaled 281 carries for 1,127 yards (4.0 avg.) and one touchdown. Additionally, Turbin has caught 50 pass-es for 450 yards and two touchdowns in his time with the Cowboys, Browns and Seattle Seahawks (2012-14). He has seen action in eight postseason contests and registered 37 carries for 128 yards and tallied fi ve receptions for 50 yards. Turbin won Super Bowl
XLVIII in 2014 as a member of the Seahawks. In 2015, he played in three games for the Browns and tallied 18 carries for 60 yards and two re-ceptions for eight yards before being waived on November 10. Turbin signed with the Cowboys eight days later. He appeared in the fi nal seven contests of the season with Dallas and compiled 32 carries for 139 yards and one touchdown and fi ve receptions for 15 yards.
COLTS FREE AGENT ACQUISITIONS
NOTABLE RE-SIGNINGSTE-DWAYNE ALLENAllen was selected by the Colts in the third round (64th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has played in 43 career NFL games (42 starts) and caught 91 passes for 1,045 yards and 13 touchdowns. Allen has also appeared in four postseason contests (three starts) and collected 15 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown. In 2015, he saw action in 13 games (12 starts) and caught 16 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown.
TE-JACK DOYLEDoyle has spent the last three seasons with the Colts after being claimed by the team off waivers from the Tennessee Titans on September 1, 2013. The Indianapolis native has played in 47 career games (seven starts) and caught 35 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns. Doyle has seen action in fi ve postseason contests (one start) and totaled seven receptions for 30 yards. In 2015, he appeared in all 16 games (two starts) and caught 12 passes for 72 yards and one touchdown.
K-ADAM VINATIERIVinatieri was originally signed by the Colts as an unrestricted free agent on March 22, 2006. In Indianapolis, Vinatieri has converted 240-of-277 fi eld goal attempts (86.6 percent) and 375-of-381 PATs for 1,095 points. He owns the Colts record for points scored, extra points made and fi eld goals made. Over the last two seasons (2014-15), Vinatieri has the highest fi eld goal percentage in the league (94.8) after making 55-of-58 fi eld goals attempts. In 2015, he converted 25-of-27 fi eld goals (92.6 percent) and 32-of-35
PATs for 107 points. It marked his 18th 100-point season of his career, which extended an NFL record. Vinatieri was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for November after he converted all 11 fi eld goal attempts in the month and was the only kicker in the league to record a perfect percentage with 10-or-more kicks. He also added 9-of-10 PATs for 42 points in November.
2016 DRAFT CLASS
COLTS 2016 NFL DRAFT CLASS
RYAN KELLYCENTERALABAMAFIRST ROUND (18TH OVERALL)
Kelly played in 46 games (36 starts) at the University of Alabama where he was a three-year starter at center and helped the Crimson Tide to three National Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2015. Kelly did not allow a sack over his fi nal two seasons in Tuscaloosa and missed just 15 assignments on 1,818 snaps during that span.
As a senior in 2015, he started all 15 games for the National Cham-pionship-winning Crimson Tide en route to being named the Riming-ton Trophy Award winner, given annually to the nation’s top center. Kelly was a consensus First Team All-America selection and earned fi rst-team honors from Walter Camp, USA Today, Sporting News, FWAA and the AFCA. He was named Second Team Associated Press All-America and earned First Team All-SEC honors from the conference’s coaches and the AP. Kelly received the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, which is given to the conference’s top lineman. He was also named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2015.
T.J. GREENSAFETYCLEMSONSECOND ROUND (57TH OVERALL)
Green saw action in 26 games (16 starts) in three seasons at Clemson, fi nishing his career with 162 tackles (124 solo), 1.0 sack, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one interception. Green also spent time as a kick returner in college, tallying 24 returns for 505 yards (21.0 avg.).
In 2015, he started all 15 games for the Tigers and fi nished the season as the team’s third-leading tackler with 130 stops (102 solo). Green also had 5.0 tackles for loss, three passes defensed, two forced fumbles and 1.0 sack for the No. 10-ranked defense in the nation. He helped aide the Tigers to a 14-1 season and a berth in the 2016 Col-lege Football Playoff National Championship Game. Green originally began his collegiate career as a wide receiver prior to moving to safety after the 2013 season.
LE’RAVEN CLARKTACKLETEXAS TECHTHIRD ROUND (82ND OVERALL)
As the anchor of the Red Raider offensive line, Clark started all 51 games over his four-year collegiate career. Clark was tabbed a three-time All-Big 12 fi rst-team selection by the Associated Press in each of his three seasons playing at left tackle from 2013-15.
He served as a team captain in 2015 and started all 13 games en route to earning First Team All-Big 12 honors for the third consecutive sea-son from the league’s coaches, ESPN and The Associated Press.
HASSAN RIDGEWAYDEFENSIVE TACKLETEXASFOURTH ROUND (116TH OVERALL)
Ridgeway appeared in 36 games (18 starts) at Texas and totaled 92 tackles (58 solo), 9.5 sacks, one pass defensed and two fumble recov-eries (one returned for a touchdown).
In 2015, Ridgeway played in 11 games (eight starts) and totaled 36 tackles (24 solo), 6.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and a team-leading two fumble recoveries. He earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors and was named a First Team All-Big 12 choice by ESPN.com.
ANTONIO MORRISONINSIDE LINEBACKERFLORIDAFOURTH ROUND (125TH OVERALL)
As a four-year starter, Morrison totaled 294 tackles (126 solo), 21.0 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, three passes defensed, three forced fum-bles, one fumble recovery and one interception at Florida. In 2015, Morrison was a Butkus Award Semifi nalist and a unanimous First Team All-SEC selection as a senior after starting all 14 games and leading the team in tackles for the second straight year with 103 (42 solo). He added 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble en route to becoming the fi rst Florida player to post back-to-back 100-tackle seasons since 1992-93.
2016 DRAFT CLASS
COLTS 2016 NFL DRAFT CLASS
JOE HAEGTACKLENORTH DAKOTA STATEFIFTH ROUND (155TH OVERALL)
Haeg was a four-year starter and helped lead North Dakota State to the NCAA Division I FCS National Championship all fi ve years he was a member of the program. Haeg was a First Team All-America choice in 2014 and 2015 as the former walk-on saw action at both the right and left tackle spots during his collegiate career with the Bison. A 60-game starter, he garnered numerous honors throughout his time at North Dakota State, including being named to the 2015 Walter Camp FCS All-America Team, 2015 STATS All-America fi rst-team and receiving an invite to the 2016 Senior Bowl.
As a senior in 2015, Haeg started all 15 games at left tackle and grad-ed out at 91 percent during the regular season with 45 knockdowns in 11 games. He anchored an offensive line that allowed the fewest sacks (1.07 per game) and tackles for loss (4.20 per game) in the Missouri Valley Conference.
TREVOR BATESOUTSIDE LINEBACKERMAINESEVENTH ROUND (239TH OVERALL)
Bates appeared in 46 games at Maine and fi nished with 207 tackles (106 solo), 19.0 sacks, 10 passes defensed, fi ve forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three intercep-tions (one returned for a touchdown). He garnered various honors over his collegiate career including the team’s most valuable player, CFPA National Defensive Lineman of the Week, Second Team All-CAA, Third Team All-CAA, All-CAA Academic Honors and CAA Defensive Player of the Week.
In 2015, Bates played in 11 games for the Black Bears and totaled 57 tackles (31 solo), 7.5 sacks, two passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery (returned for a touchdown).
AUSTIN BLYTHECENTERIOWASEVENTH ROUND (248TH OVERALL)
Blythe started 51-of-52 career games as a four-year starter at Iowa.
In 2015, Blythe helped bolster a Hawkeye offensive line that allowed the team to start the season 12-0 and earn a spot in the Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl games. He was one of three fi nalists for the Rimington Award, given annually to the nation’s top center, after starting all 14 games as a senior captain. Blythe was an All-America third-team selection by The Associated Press and Athlon Sports, an All-America fourth-team choice by Phil Steele and earned All-America honorable mention accolades from SI.com. He was also a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree by the league’s coaches and media, The Associated Press and Phil Steele.
• With a victory in Week 5 at Houston (10/8), Indianapolis improved its consec-utive win streak within the AFC South Division to 16 games, which set an NFL record.
• In Week 3 at Tennessee (9/27), safety Dwight Lowery intercepted Titans quar-terback Marcus Mariota and returned the ball 69 yards for a touchdown for the team’s fi rst defensive touchdown of the season.• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/18), safety Mike Adams intercepted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and returned the ball 14 yards for a touchdown. The pick-six was the second for the Colts on the season.• In Week 9 vs. Denver (11/8), the Colts shutout the Broncos in the fi rst half (only points allowed came from a punt return touchdown) and limited Denver to 95 net yards (15 rushing, 80 passing) and six fi rst downs. Indianapolis fi nished the game limiting the Broncos to 35 rushing yards, which is the lowest total allowed since a 2014 Week 7 shutout victory against Cincinnati (32).• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), Indianapolis recorded four turnovers (three in-terceptions and one fumble recovery). It marked the most interceptions for the Colts in a game since Dec. 1, 2013 against Tennessee. Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson intercepted Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan and returned the ball six yards for a touchdown. It marked the team’s third pick-six of the season.• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), the Colts shutout the Buccaneers in the second half and recorded 5.0 sacks, the most for the team dating back to Nov. 30, 2014 against Washington (6.0).• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), outside linebacker Robert Mathis recovered a Jaguars fumbled snap in the end zone for the team’s fourth defensive touch-down of the season. • In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), Indianapolis recorded 6.0 sacks, which was their most for a game last season and the most dating back to Nov. 30, 2014 against Washington (6.0). Defensive end Kendall Langford, outside linebacker Robert Mathis and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill each recorded 2.0 sacks. It marked the fi rst time the Colts had three players with multiple sacks in a single game since Sept. 4, 1983 (Greg Bracelin, Vernon Maxwell, Donnell Thompson). Defensive tackle T.Y. McGill gave the Colts their fi rst points of the game when he sacked Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the end zone for a safety in the fi rst quarter.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman intercepted Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger in the third quarter and returned the ball 23 yards for a touchdown. The Colts defense fi nished the year with fi ve touch-downs, which is tied for the most in a single season in franchise history dating back to 1975 and 1994.
• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/18), Indianapolis scored on their opening pos-session for the fi rst time all season when Donte Moncrief caught a fourth-down fade pass from Andrew Luck at the 7:16 mark in the fi rst quarter. The scoring drive consisted of 13 plays over 89 yards. Additionally, the Colts topped 400 total yards (409) for the fi rst time all season.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), quarterback Josh Freeman started the game and led the Colts to a 30-24 victory. With the win, Indianapolis earned their sixth victory of the season while starting a backup quarterback (Matt Hasselbeck went 5-3), which led the league.
COLTS SPECIAL TEAMS
• In 2015, the Colts allowed only 156 kickoff return yards, which is an NFL record. The Baltimore Ravens with 229 in 2015 and the Brooklyn Dodgers with 225 in 1943 follow. Indianapolis also set the highest touchback percentage (87.0) since the Super Bowl era in 1970. The Colts are followed by the 2015 Baltimore Ra-vens (85.1) and 1992 Denver Broncos (78.8).
• In Week 5 at Houston (10/8), he compiled fi ve tackles (three solo), three passes defensed and two interceptions. It was the fourth multiple-interception game of his career and the fi rst since 2014 when he accomplished the feat on two occas-sions. Adams was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 5) for the fi rst time in his career.• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/18), Adams intercepted Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and returned the ball 14 yards for a touchdown. It was Adams’ third interception in the last two games and his second career interception returned
for a touchdown. The pick-six was the second for the Colts on the season and the fi rst since a Week 3 victory at Tennessee when Dwight Lowery recorded a 69-yard interception for a touchdown.• In Week 9 vs. Denver (11/8), he fi nished with one tackle, one interception and one pass defensed before leaving the game with an ankle injury in the second quarter. His interception of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the second quarter tied the team record for the third-most interceptions through the fi rst nine games of a season (5) and also tied him for the league-lead last season.• In Week 13 at Pittsburgh (12/6), he totaled 11 tackles (10 solo) and one forced fumble. The forced fumble was his fi rst of the season and the seventh of his career.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he recorded four tackles, 1.0 sack and one forced fumble. He tallied a sack-forced fumble in the second quarter. It marked his fi rst sack of the season and his fi rst dating back to 2012 as a member of the Denver Broncos. The forced fumble was his second of the season.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he made his 100th career start and fi nished with seven tackles (fi ve solo), one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. It was his fi rst fumble recovery of the season and the 10th of his career.
• In Week 1 at Buffalo (9/13), he registered his fi rst career NFL start at defensive tackle and fi nished with 10 tackles (eight solo) and 3.0 tackles for loss.
• In Week 13 at Pittsburgh (12/6), he returned three kickoffs for 93 yards with a long of 60. The 60-yard return was the longest for the team last season and the longest since Josh Cribbs’ 76-yard return against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 28, 2014.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he returned four punts for 67 yards (16.8 avg.) with a long of 33 yards and contributed with three kickoff returns for 80 yards (26.7 avg.). He returned a punt 33 yards in the second quarter, which was the longest punt return for the team dating back to Dec. 15, 2013 (Griff Whalen, 51 yards). Bray added 19 yards on his next return and fi nished with 67 in the game. That total is tied for the most in a contest dating back to Nov. 25, 2012 (T.Y. Hilton, 111 yards).
• In Week 9 vs. Denver (11/8), he registered two tackles, one interception and one pass defensed en route to being named AFC Defensive Player of the Week. It marked the second time he has earned the award in his career as he won the honor in Week 10 of the 2012 season. His interception of Peyton Manning in the fourth quarter helped the Colts seal their victory over the Broncos.
• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he recorded three tackles (two solo) and 1.0 sack. His sack of Jameis Winston in the fourth quarter marked his fi rst as a member of the Colts. Winston became the 51st different quarterback that Cole has sacked en route to number 86.5 of his career.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he registered his second sack of the sea-son while contributing six tackles (four solo), 1.0 tackle for loss and one forced fumble. In the fi rst quarter, Cole sacked Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and forced a fumble on the play. Bortles became the 52nd different quarterback that Cole has sacked in his career, bringing his regular season career total to 87.5.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he tallied two tackles (one solo) and 1.0 sack. The sack marked his third of the season and his second in as many games while increasing his career total to 88.5.
• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he totaled fi ve tackles (four solo), one inter-ception and two passes defensed. The pick marked his third of the season and the 20th of his career. • In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he appeared in his 100th career game and fi n-ished with fi ve tackles (four solo), 1.0 tackle for loss, one interception and one pass defensed. The interception was his fourth of the season and his second in as many games.
• In Week 3 at Tennessee (9/27), he caught two receptions for 43 yards and one touchdown. The score marked the fi rst of his NFL career.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), he recorded 28 receiving yards and set a
MILESTONES REACHED IN 2015
career high with four receptions.
• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he registered his fi rst career NFL start at safety and tied for second on the team with nine tackles. He also added one special teams tackle.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he fi nished with one tackle and one fumble recovery. The fumble recovery was the fi rst of his career.
• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he made his fi rst career start at right tackle.
• In Week 3 at Tennessee, he led the team in rushing with 14 carries for 86 yards (6.1 avg.) and two touchdowns. It marked his 11th career multiple-touchdown game as he tied his career-high of two. His performance also marked the fi rst time since 2013 that a Colts running back tallied two rushing touchdowns in a game. With 86 rushing yards, he passed O.J. Simpson (11,236) and Corey Dillon (11,241) for the 18th-most rushing yards in NFL history.• In Week 5 at Houston, he totaled 22 carries for 98 yards (4.5 avg.) and one touchdown. He passed John Riggins (11,352) and Steven Jackson (11,388) for the 17th and 18th-most rushing yards in NFL history. His 98 rushing yards were the most for the Colts in a game dating back to Dec. 16, 2012 (Vick Ballard, 105 vs. Houston). With 22 carries, Gore topped 2,500 rushes for his career.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he totaled nine carries for 43 yards (4.8 avg.) and added fi ve receptions for 32 yards. With nine rushes, he passed Fred Taylor (2,534) for the 23rd-most carries in NFL history.• In Week 8 at Carolina (11/2), he carried the ball 22 times for 70 yards (3.2 avg.). With 22 rushes, he passed Jamal Lewis for the 22nd-most in NFL history and tied Ottis Anderson for the 21st-most. • In Week 9 vs. Denver (11/8), he tallied 28 rushes for 83 yards and one touch-down. He also added one reception for 19 yards. His 28 carries were his most in a game dating back to Oct. 30, 2011 against Cleveland. He passed Ottis Ander-son (2,562) for the 21st-most rushes in NFL history. His 19-yard reception helped him surpass 3,000 receiving yards for his career.• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he totaled 14 carries for 34 yards and led the team with fi ve receptions for 46 yards. With 34 rushing yards, he passed Fred Taylor (11,695) for the 15th-most rushing yards in NFL history.• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he carried the ball 19 times for 24 yards. With 19 rushes, he passed Corey Dillon (2,618) for the 20th-most and Ricky Watters (2,622) for the 19th-most carries in NFL history.• In Week 13 at Pittsburgh (12/6), he totaled 13 carries for 45 yards and added three receptions for 49 yards and one touchdown. With 94 yards from scrim-mage, Gore surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (14,811) for the 23rd-most and Ricky Watters (14,891) for the 22nd-most yards from scrimmage all-time in NFL history. His nine-yard touchdown reception in the second quarterwas his fi rst receiving touchdown of the season and the 12th of his career.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he led the team with 16 carries for 44 yards while adding one catch for 15 yards. With 59 yards from scrimmage, he reached 15,000 for his career. • In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he totaled 15 carries for 85 yards and two touch-downs and added two receptions for 10 yards. His 891 rushing yards on the season are the most by a Colts running back dating back to 2007 (Joseph Addai, 1,072). With 15 carries, he passed Warrick Dunn (2,669) for the 18th-most and Thomas Jones (2,678) for the 17th-most rushing attempts in NFL history. With 95 yards from scrimmage, he passed Steven Jackson (15,051) for the 21st-most and Jerome Bettis (15,111) for the 20th-most yards from scrimmage in NFL his-tory. His 37-yard touchdown run in the fi rst quarter was his longest of the season and the longest for the Colts dating back to Nov. 30, 2014 (Daniel Herron, 49-yard touchdown). Gore added his second touchdown of the game in the second quarter to tie his single-game career-high with two rushing touchdowns, which he has accomplished 12 times in his career. His six rushing touchdowns on the season are his most since 2013 (nine) as a member of San Francisco.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), he registered 19 carries for 76 yards in his 150th career start. With 76 rushing yards, Gore became the 15th player in NFL history to log 12,000 career rushing yards. He fi nished with 967 rushing yards on the season, which is the most for a Colts running back since 2007 (Joseph Addai, 1,072). With 76 yards from scrimmage, Gore passed Tim Brown (15,124) for the19th-most and Tony Gonzalez (15,141) for the 18th-most yards from scrimmage in NFL history.
• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/8), he caught his fi rst touchdown reception of the season on a three-yard grab in the second quarter. It was his 20th-career touchdown reception.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he registered four receptions for 150 yards, two touchdowns and a career-long 87-yard catch. It was his fi fth career multi-ple-touchdown game and his fi rst since Dec. 7, 2014 at Cleveland. With 150 yards, he tied Lenny Moore (17) for the fi fth-most 100-plus yard games in Colts history. He tied Jerry Rice and Torry Holt for the eighth-most 100-yard games in a player’s fi rst four seasons in NFL history.• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he caught two passes for 21 yards and topped 4,000 receiving yards for his career.• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he recorded six receptions for 95 yards and two touchdowns. It marked his sixth career game with two or more touchdown receptions.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he caught four passes for 132 yards (33.0 avg.). He had receptions of 57, 41 and 14 yards to give him a fi rst half total of 112 yards. That tied for the third-largest fi rst half total of his career (112 at Pittsburgh, 10/26/14). With 132 yards, he tied Jimmy Orr (18) for the fourth-most 100-plus yard games in Colts history. Hilton tied John Jefferson for the seventh-most 100-yard games in a player’s fi rst four seasons in NFL history. The 100-yard contest was also the fourth of his career against Jacksonville.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he made three receptions for 29 yards. With 29 receiving yards, he recorded his third consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season. He joined Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne as the only receivers in franchise history to record three or more 1,000-yard seasons.
• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he tallied two tackles, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. His sack of Jameis Winston in the fourth quarter was his fi rst as a member of the Colts and the third of his career.• In Week 13 at Pittsburgh (12/6), he registered his second start of the season and fi nished with seven tackles (two solo), one pass defensed and one forced fumble. The forced fumble was the fi rst of his career.
• In Week 4 vs. Jacksonville (10/4), he led the team with a career-high 21 tackles (12 solo) and added 1.0 tackle for loss and one pass defensed.• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he led the team with 10 tackles (six solo), 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack, one pass defensed, one fumble recovery and one interception returned for a touchdown. In the fourth quarter, he notched his fi rst interception of the season and returned it six yards for a touchdown. The pick-six was the second of his career and his fi rst dating back to Sept. 9, 2012 vs. Phil-adelphia. His sack of Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter was his fi rst of the season.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he tied for the team lead with nine tack-les (seven solo) and added 1.0 sack, 1.0 tackle for loss and a single-game ca-reer-best four passes defensed. His sack of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles in the fi rst quarter was his third of the season and his third in his last four games.
• In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he set a new single-game career high with fi ve tackles while adding 1.0 tackle for loss and one pass defensed.
• In Week 4 vs. Jacksonville, he registered his fi rst sack (16.5 for his career) as a member of the Colts when he brought down Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles in the second quarter, which forced a punt. He also contributed two tackles and one pass defensed.• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he started his 100th career game and extended his streak of consecutive games played to 121, which is tied for the most among active defensive linemen in the league.• In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he totaled six tackles (fi ve solo), 2.0 sacks and one pass defensed. His 2.0 sacks tied his single-game career-high and his 6.0 sacks in 2015 established a new season-best.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), he posted two tackles, 1.0 sack and one pass defensed. Langford sacked Titans quarterback Alex Tanney in the fourth quarter to force a Tennessee punt. He recorded 4.0 sacks in his last three games and ended the season tied with Robert Mathis for the team lead in sacks (7.0).
MILESTONES REACHED IN 2015
• Reached 13,000 passing yards for his career after completing 26-of-49 passes for 243 yards in Week 1 at Buffalo (9/13) becoming the third-fastest quarterback to reach that plateau (49 games). Only Kurt Warner and Matthew Stafford (46 games) reached the mark faster.• With 21 completions in Week 2 vs. the New York Jets (9/21), he tied John Unitas for the second-most 20-plus completion games in Colts history with 33.• In Week 3 at Tennessee (9/27), he completed 18-of-30 passes for 260 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for an 82.6 passer rating. The game marked his 13th career fourth quarter or overtime game-winning drive and his two touchdowns marked his 30th career game with multiple touchdown passes. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/18), he connected on 30-of-50 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns for a 98.1 passer rating. It signifi ed his 20th career 300-yard passing game, and he passed John Unitas for the second-most 20-plus completion games in Colts history.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he completed 23-of-44 passes for 333 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for an 81.0 passer rating. His fi rst touchdown pass of the game was a career-long 87 yards to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in the third quarter. It was the longest in Colts history since October 3, 2011 at Tampa Bay when Curtis Painter connected on an 87-yard touchdown pass toPierre Garcon. The touchdown also marked the team’s longest offensive score at home since 1975 (Bert Jones to Roger Carr, 90 yards). Luck threw his third touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter to mark the sixth time in his career that he threw three-or-more touchdown passes in a second half/overtime. With 44 passing attempts, he reached 2,000 for his career becoming the third-fastestquarterback to reach that mark (53 games). Matthew Stafford accomplished the feat in 49 games and Drew Bledsoe reached 2,000 attempts in 50 games.• In Week 9 vs. Denver (11/8), he completed 21-of-36 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns for a 98.4 passer rating. His fi rst touchdown pass of the game came in the second quarter on a three-yard throw to tight end Jack Doyle. The score marked his 100th career touchdown pass tying him with Matthew Stafford for the fourth-fastest (55 games) to reach the milestone in NFL history. His sec-ond touchdown pass of the game was an eight-yard connection with running back Ahmad Bradshaw in the fourth quarter. It was his NFL-high ninth fourth quarter touchdown pass of the season.
• In Week 2 vs. the New York Jets (9/21), he made his regular season debut and played in his fi rst game dating back to a divisional playoff loss at New England on Jan. 11, 2014. Mathis fi nished the game with one tackle and one quarterback hurry.• Recorded 1.0 sack in Week 3 at Tennessee (9/27) to pass former teammate Dwight Freeney for the 20th-most in NFL history (112.0). His career sack total is also a franchise record.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he logged his 100th career start and regis-tered his second sack of the season to tie Sean Jones (113.0) for the 19th-most sacks in NFL history. He also added two tackles.• In Week 8 at Carolina (11/2), he fi nished with 2.0 sacks to bring him to 115.0 sacks for his career. His fi rst sack of the game moved him past Sean Jones (113.0) and Dwight Freeney (113.5) for the 19th-most in NFL history.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he contributed with his second career touch-down on a Jaguars fumbled snap in the second quarter. He recovered the ball in the end zone to give the Colts a 13-3 lead. The fumble recovery was the 15th of his career.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he totaled three tackles (two solo), 1.0 sack and one forced fumble. He notched his fi fth sack of the season and forced a fumble on the play in the third quarter. It was the 116th career sack for Mathis, which passed Dwight Freeney (115.5) for the 19th-most in NFL history. He also improved his NFL record with his 44th career sack-forced fumble. • In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he compiled fi ve tackles (four solo) and 2.0 sacks. He recorded his 29th career multiple-sack game, which extended his franchise record. His second sack of the game came on Miami’s fi nal possession on a fourth down attempt and helped seal the win for Indianapolis. It was his seventh of the season and number 118.0 for his career.
• In Week 1 at Buffalo (9/13), he fi nished the game with four punts for 177 yards (44.3 avg.). With 177 punting yards, he surpassed 20,000 for his career.
• In Week 3 at Tennessee (9/27), he totaled fi ve punts for a 49.8 average with a long kick of 54 yards and one punt pinned inside the 20-yard line. He also con-tributed six kickoff touchbacks and was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. • In Week 5 at Houston (10/8), he totaled three punts for a 49.0 average, includ-ing two pinned inside the 20-yard line and a long of 53 yards. He also added six kickoff touchbacks appearing in his 100th career game.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he set a career high with 10 punts and 517 punting yards. He averaged 51.7 yards (45.3 net) and contributed with one punt pinned inside the 20-yard line. He registered long punts of 60 and 61 yards. His 51.7 average tied Rohn Stark’s franchise record of 15 career games with a 50.0-plus punting average.• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he totaled fi ve punts for a 52.0 average and a 47.8 net. His performance included a long kick of 60 yards and two punts pinned inside the 20-yard line. With his 52.0 punting average, McAfee set a new fran-chise record for the most career games with a 50.0-plus average (16), surpassing Rohn Stark’s previous record of 15.• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he fi nished with seven punts for a 41.1 aver-age and fi ve kicks pinned inside the 20-yard line. With a 41.1 average, he passed Hunter Smith (89) for the third-most career games with a 40.0-plus punting aver-age in franchise history.• In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he totaled fi ve punts for a 51.0 avg. (44.0 net) with a long kick of 63 yards and one punt pinned inside the 20-yard line. It marked his fourth game in 2015 with a 50.0-plus punting average as he increased his career franchise record to 18 such games. His 63-yard punt tied his season long, which he recorded in Week 14 at Jacksonville.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), he totaled fi ve punts for a 43.2 average (41.4 net) with a long kick of 58 yards and two punts pinned inside the 20-yard line. He also contributed seven touchbacks. McAfee led the NFL in kickoff touchback percentage with a 90.5 mark, which also set a new single-season career-high. He tallied 67 touchbacks on 74 kickoffs in 2015.
• In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he totaled three tackles (two solo) and the fi rst two sacks of his career. His fi rst career sack came in the fi rst quarter when he brought down quarterback Ryan Tannehill in the end zone for a safety.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), he totaled one tackle and 1.0 sack. His sack in the fi rst quarter forced a Titans punt. It was his third sack in his last two games.
• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he started his fi rst game of the season at WILL linebacker and tied for the team high with nine tackles (three solo).
• In Week 2 vs. the New York Jets (9/21), he led the team with seven receptions for 122 yards. His seven catches tied his career-high, which he originally set on Oct. 26, 2014 at Pittsburgh. His receiving yardage total was the second-most for a single game in his career. Moncrief recorded his third career 100-yard receiving game and scored at least one touchdown in back-to-back games for the fi rst time of his career.• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/18), he caught six passes for 69 yards and one touchdown. The score gave him his fourth touchdown of the season which surpassed his season-high of three set as a rookie in 2014.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he caught four passes for 34 yards and one touchdown. His fi ve touchdowns on the season tied for the 13th-most by a Colts wide receiver through the fi rst seven games of a season in franchise history.• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he recorded eight catches for 114 yards (14.3 avg.). His eight receptions set a new single-game career best while his 114 yards marked his fourth career 100-yard contest. Moncrief also topped 1,000 yards for his career.
• In Week 1 at Buffalo (9/13), he registered his fi rst career NFL start at defensive tackle and tallied two tackles.• Was 1-of-10 rookies to start all 16 games in 2015. He was one of only two rookie defensive linemen to start all 16 games joininig Atlanta’s Vic Beasley.
• In Week 13 at Pittsburgh (12/6), he recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the game. The recovery was the fi rst of his career.
MILESTONES REACHED IN 2015
• In the fourth quarter of Week 2 vs. the New York Jets (9/21), he made an extra point attempt to pass Mike Vanderjagt for the most extra point attempts in Colts history. He also extended his streak of 197 consecutive extra points made dating back to 2010.• In Week 3 at Tennessee (9/27), he converted fi ve extra points to pass Jason Hanson (2,150) for the third-most points scored in NFL history. With his fi rst extra point of the game in the fi rst quarter, he passed Mike Vanderjagt for the most extra points made in Colts history. He fi nished the game with fi ve bringing his ca-reer total to 349 and extended his streak of consecutive extra points made to 202dating back to 2010.• In Week 4 vs. Jacksonville (10/4), he converted 3-of-3 fi eld goals (54, 32, 27) and one PAT for 10 points. He connected on a 27-yard fi eld goal in overtime for his 25th career game-winning fi eld goal, and on the kick, surpassed Mike Vanderjagt (217) for the most fi eld goals made in Colts history. Vinatieri’s 32-yard fi eld goal in the fourth quarter tied the game, and he became the fi rst player in NFL history to eclipse 1,000 points with two different teams (New England andIndianapolis). His made PAT attempt in the second quarter extended his streak to 203 consecutive extra points made dating back to 2010. Vinatieri’s fi rst made fi eld goal of 54 yards in the fi rst quarter tied for the third-longest of his career as he passed Vanderjagt (995) for the most points scored in Colts history. He also passed John Carney (478) for the fourth-most fi eld goals made in NFL history.• In Week 5 at Houston (10/8), he converted 2-of-2 fi eld goal attempts and three PATs for nine points. He appeared in his 295th career regular season game, which tied Darrell Green for the 12th-most all-time in NFL history. He extended his streak of consecutive extra points made to 206 dating back to 2010.• In Week 6 vs. New England (10/18), he converted 3-of-4 extra points, appearing in his 296th career regular season game, which tied Bruce Matthews for the 11th-most all-time in NFL history. Vinatieri had one extra point blocked at the end of the game, which ended his streak of 209 consecutive PATs made dating back to2010.• In Week 7 vs. New Orleans (10/25), he appeared in his 297th career regular season game, which tied Matt Stover for the 10th-most all-time in NFL history. He also converted 3-of-3 extra point attempts. • In Week 8 at Carolina (11/2), he connected on all four fi eld goal attempts, in-cluding a 24-yard attempt as time expired in regulation. In overtime, he made a 50-yard fi eld goal to break a tie with Jason Elam and Jason Hanson for the most overtime fi eld goals made in NFL history with 10.• In Week 9 vs. Denver (11/8), he converted 2-of-2 fi eld goals and all three PATs while appearing in his 299th career regular season game. His 43-yard fi eld goal in the fi rst quarter passed Jason Hanson (136) for the third-most fi eld goals made from that distance in NFL history. His 55-yard made fi eld goal in the fourth quar-ter was his longest as a member of the Colts (2006-2015), tied for the second longest of his career and tied for the third longest in Colts history. On the kick, he tied Jeff Wilkins, Josh Scobee and Neil Rackers (26) for the ninth-most fi eld goals made from 50-plus yards in NFL history.• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he became the 10th player in NFL history to play in 300 career games. He converted his lone fi eld goal attempt and added 3-of-3 PATs for six points. With 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter, he connected on a 43-yard fi eld goal to mark his 26th career game-winning kick in the fourth quarter or overtime. It was also his second game-winner this season (10/4 vs. Jacksonville). • In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he converted 4-of-4 fi eld goal attempts and one PAT for 13 points. He appeared in his 301st career regular season game, which is tied with John Kasey for the ninth most all-time in NFL history. The game marked the second time this season and the 19th time in his career that he fi nished a game with four-or-more fi eld goals. His 26-yard fi eld goal in the third quarter helped him pass John Carney (168) for the fourth-most fi eld goals made from 20-29 yards in NFL history.• In Week 13 at Pittsburgh (12/6), he connected on one fi eld goal and one extra point. He appeared in his 302nd career regular season game, which tied for sev-enth all-time in NFL history with Brett Favre and John Carney.• In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), he converted 3-of-3 fi eld goals and one PAT for 10 points. He appeared in his 303rd career regular season game, which tied for the sixth-most all-time in NFL history with Jerry Rice. With his fi rst fi eld goal of the game, he passed Jason Hanson (495) for the third-most fi eld goals made in NFL history. On his second converted fi eld goal (21 yards), he passed JohnCarney (168) for the fourth-most fi eld goals made from 20-29 yards in NFL his-tory. He also extended his streak of fi eld goals made to 20, which ranks fourth in team history.
• In Week 15 vs. Houston (12/20), he converted his lone fi eld goal and PAT attempts for four points. He appeared in his 304th career regular season game, which passed Jerry Rice for the sixth-most in NFL history. Vinatieri also extended his consecutive fi eld goals made to 21 dating back to Week 4 against Jackson-ville. The streak ranks fourth in team history.• In Week 16 at Miami (12/27), he converted his lone fi eld goal attempt and one PAT for four points. With his 38-yard fi eld goal in the fourth quarter, he became the third player in NFL history to record 500 career fi eld goals, joining Morten An-dersen (565) and Gary Anderson (538). He increased his consecutive made fi eldgoals to 22, dating back to Week 4 against Jacksonville. The streak ranks fourth in team history.• In Week 17 vs. Tennessee (1/3), he converted 3-of-3 fi eld goals and three PATs for 12 points. He fi nished the season perfect in fi eld goals from 30-39 yards (6-of-6) and 40-49 yards (8-of-8). Vinatieri converted his last 25 fi eld goals dating back to a Week 4 contest against Jacksonville, which currently ranks fourth in team history. In the second quarter, he split the uprights on a 52-yard fi eld goal for his second made fi eld goal of the game. On the kick, he topped 100 points on the season for the 18th time in his career and his fourth consecutive season. The 18 100-point seasons extended his current NFL record. Vinatieri also set a franchise record for the most 50-plus-yard fi eld goals made surpassing Dean Biasucci’s mark of 18. He also tied Mason Crosby and David Akers for the ninth-most fi eldgoals made from 50-plus yards in NFL history. On the year, he fi nished 4-of-5 on fi eld goals of 50-plus-yards. Vinatieri’s 12 points on the day was his third-highest total in a single game this season.
• In Week 11 at Atlanta (11/22), he recorded his fi rst forced fumble of the season and added four tackles and 1.0 tackle for loss.• In Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay (11/29), he tallied four tackles and 2.0 sacks. It was his fourth career multiple-sack game.
MILESTONES REACHED IN 2015
Pro BowlAFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 5
AFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 9
AFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 16
AFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 3
AFC Special Teams Player of the Month - November
• Currently ranks second in consecutive games played (80) and fi rst in consecutive starts (76) among active running backs in the NFL.
Consecutive Regular Season Games Played, Active Players Only
Anthony Dixon FA 96Frank Gore IND 80
Alfred Morris DAL 64Lamar Miller HOU 53Cedric Peerman CIN 50
Consecutive Regular Season Games Started, Active Players Only
Frank Gore IND 76
Alfred Morris DAL 64Lamar Miller HOU 42Doug Martin TB 22Latavius Murray OAK 19
• His 80 consecutive starts ranks tied for fourth among activelinebackers in the NFL.
Consecutive Regular Season Games Started, Active Players Only
David Harris NYJ 116James Laurinaitis NO 112Lawrence Timmons PIT 85D’Qwell Jackson IND 80
Connor Barwin PHI 80Ryan Kerrigan WAS 80
• His 128 consecutive games played is tied for the most amongactive defensive linemen in the NFL.
Consecutive Regular Season Games Played, Active Players Only
Kendall Langford IND 128
Julius Peppers GB 128Rob Ninkovich NE 102Tyson Alualu JAX 96Domata Peko CIN 96
Since the AFC South was formed prior to the 2002 regular season, the Colts have won nine division titles. Over that time span, only New England (12) has won more division titles. Nine teams have won their division fi ve-or-more times since 2002:
MOST DIVISION TITLES SINCE 2002
Team Division Titles
New England AFC East 12Indianapolis AFC South 9
Green Bay NFC North 8Seattle NFC West 7Denver AFC West 6Philadelphia NFC East 6Pittsburgh AFC North 6Carolina NFC South 5San Diego AFC West 5
Since 2010, the Colts have one of the best records in the league over the last four regular season games. Indianapolis is 17-7 (.708) over the fi nal stretch, which is tied for second.
BEST RECORDS IN THE FINAL FOUR GAMES OF THE
REGULAR SEASON, SINCE 2010
Team W-L Record Win % New England Patriots 19-5 .792 Indianapolis Colts 17-7 .708
Carolina Panthers 17-7 .708 Pittsburgh Steelers 17-7 .708 Green Bay Packers 16-8 .667 Seattle Seahawks 16-8 .667
In 2015, the Indianapolis Colts had the most total wins by a reserve quarterback(s) in a starting role.
TOTAL WINS BY A STARTING RESERVE
QUARTERBACK(S), 2015 SEASON
Houston 5Denver 5Pittsburgh 3San Francisco 3St. Louis 3
DEPTH AT SIGNAL-CALLER
Seven players on the team started all 16 games for the Colts in 2015 (fi ve players defensively and two players offensively).
MOST STARTS FOR COLTS, 2015 SEASON
Player Position Started
Vontae Davis RCB 16Frank Gore RB 16D’Qwell Jackson MLB 16Kendall Langford DE 16Dwight Lowery FS 16Jack Mewhort RT (2)/LG (14) 16David Parry NT 16
Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton caught 69 passes for 1,124 yards (16.3 avg.) and fi ve touchdowns. He owned 14 receptions of 25+ yards, which tied for sixth in the NFL in 2015.
MOST RECEPTIONS of 25+ YARDS, 2015 NFL SEASON
Player Team Rec.
Allen Robinson JAX 19Antonio Brown PIT 18Julio Jones ATL 17Rob Gronkowski NE 16James Jones GB 15T.Y. Hilton IND 14
Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 14
Among players with at least 60 catches in 2015, Hilton ranked fi fth in the league with an average of 16.3 yards per reception.
HIGHEST AVERAGE PER RECEPTION, MIN. 60 RECEPTIONS,
2015 NFL SEASON
Player Rec. Avg.
Allen Robinson (JAX) 80 17.5Sammy Watkins (BUF) 60 17.5Rob Gronkowski (NE) 72 16.3Mike Evans (TB) 74 16.3T.Y. Hilton (IND) 69 16.3
STRETCHING THE FIELD
Running back Frank Gore had 260 carries for 967 yards (3.72 avg.) and six rushing touchdowns in 2015. He fi nished ranked third in the AFC in rushing yards and ninth in the NFL.
MOST RUSHING YARDS IN THE AFC, 2015 SEASON
Player Team Yards
Chris Ivory NYJ 1,070Latavius Murray OAK 1,066Frank Gore IND 967
DeAngelo Williams PIT 907LeSean McCoy BUF 895
Gore fi nished with the most rushing yards by a Colts running back since Joseph Addai (1,072) in 2007.
GORE’S STILL GOT IT
The Colts recorded 17 interceptions in 2015, which ranked sixth in the league. Indianapolis returned four of those interceptions for touch-downs, which tied for the most in the NFL.
MOST INTS RETURNED FOR TDS, 2015 SEASON
Team INTS TDS
Indianapolis 17 4
Arizona 19 4Carolina 24 4Denver 14 4Kansas City 22 4Miami 13 3Philadelphia 15 3
Inside linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman fi nished the season ranked fi rst and second respectively on the team in tackles (according to coaches’ totals). The duo combined for 341 tackles (191 solo), 14.0 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, 12 passes defensed and two interceptions (both returned for touchdowns).
COLTS LEADING TACKLERS PER GAME, 2015 SEASON
Game Player Tackles
Week 1 at Buffalo Jerrell Freeman 12Week 2 vs. N.Y. Jets Jerrell Freeman 14Week 3 at Tennessee Jerrell Freeman 16Week 4 vs. Jacksonville D’Qwell Jackson 21Week 5 at Houston D’Qwell Jackson 14Week 6 vs. New England Jerrell Freeman 15 D’Qwell Jackson 15Week 7 vs. New Orleans Jerrell Freeman 14Week 8 at Carolina D’Qwell Jackson 17Week 9 vs. Denver Jerrell Freeman 8 D’Qwell Jackson 8Week 11 at Atlanta D’Qwell Jackson 10Week 12 vs. Tampa Bay D’Qwell Jackson 12Week 13 at Pittsburgh D’Qwell Jackson 14Week 14 at Jacksonville D’Qwell Jackson 9 Josh McNary 9Week 15 vs. Houston Jerrell Freeman 15Week 16 at Miami Jerrell Freeman 10 D’Qwell Jackson 10Week 17 vs. Tennessee Jerrell Freeman 8
LEADING THE PACK
According to league statistics, inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson fi nished second in the league with 150 total tackles. In 2014, Jackson fi nished the season ranked sixth in the NFL with 138 total tackles.
MOST TOTAL TACKLES, 2015 NFL SEASON
Player Team Tackles
NaVorro Bowman SF 154D’Qwell Jackson IND 150
Lavonte David TB 147Reshad Jones MIA 135Paul Posluszny JAX 133
In Week 14 at Jacksonville (12/13), Jackson recorded a career-high four passes defensed. He ranked tied for third in the NFL among line-backers in that category.
MOST PASSES DEFENSED AMONG LINEBACKERS,
2015 NFL SEASON
Player Team PD
Lavonte David TB 13Luke Kuechly CAR 10D’Qwell Jackson IND 9
Kwon Alexander TB 9Derrick Johnson KC 8
MAN WITH MANY TRAITS
Defensive tackle David Parry was the ony rookie on the team to start all 16 games for the Colts in 2015. He totaled 41 tackles (23 solo), 4.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack in his fi rst NFL season. Four Colts rookies started at least one contest for the team in 2015.
COLTS ROOKIE STARTERS, 2015 SEASON
Player Position Started
David Parry NT 16Henry Anderson DT 9Denzelle Good RT 4Clayton Geathers SS 2
Additionally, only 10 rookies started all 16 games in the NFL in 2015.
16-GAME ROOKIE STARTERS, 2015 SEASON