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    REGULAR SEASON WEEK 15 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-4) vs. HOUSTON TEXANS (7-6) 1 P.M. EST | SUN., DEC. 14, 2014 | LUCAS OIL STADIUM

    The Indianapolis Colts (9-4) will return hometo host the Houston Texans (7-6) on Sundayat Lucas Oil Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. With a win this weekend, the Colts can claim theAFC South Division title and their third consecu-tive 10-win season. Wide receiver Reggie Waynewill play in his 209th regular season game onSunday, which will set a franchise career record. Overall, Indianapolis holds a 21-4 advantage inthe all-time series with Houston, including a 12-0mark at home. The Colts have won the past fourmatchups dating back to 2012.

    Last week, Indianapolis defeated the Cleveland Browns, 25-24, on afourth-quarter game-winning drive, quarterback Andrew Luck’s 12thof his career. Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton finished the game with 10catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-aheadscore with 32 seconds remaining in regulation. Kicker Adam Vinatieriset a team record with his seventh straight 50-yard field goal made.Defensively, safety Mike Adams recorded his seventh takeaway ofthe year, which leads the NFL. Cornerback Josh Gordy sealed thevictory with an interception on Cleveland’s final drive. Houston has won its last two games, including a 27-13 victory in Jack-sonville last week. In that game, running back Arian Foster rushed for127 yards and a touchdown, marking his seventh 100-yard game ofthe season. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has completed 194-of-306passes for 2,453 yards, 17 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a95.9 passer rating in 11 starts in 2014. Defensive end J.J. Watt hasposted 14.5 sacks, which ranks third in the NFL.

    Colts Cornerback Josh Gordy

    Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Conf Div Strk COLTS 9 4 0 .692 407 307 5-2 4-2 7-3 4-0 W3 Houston 7 6 0 .538 314 260 3-3 4-3 6-3 3-1 W2 Tennessee 2 11 0 .154 220 374 1-5 1-6 2-7 1-3 L7 Jacksonville 2 11 0 .154 199 356 2-5 0-6 1-8 0-4 L1

    PRESEASON (0-4) Day Date Opponent TV Result Thurs. Aug. 7 at NY Jets WNDY L, 13-10 Sat. Aug. 16 NY GIANTS WISH L, 27-26 Sat. Aug. 23 NEW ORLEANS CBS L, 23-17 Thurs. Aug. 28 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 35-7 REGULAR SEASON (9-4) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Sept. 7 at Denver NBC L, 31-24 Mon. Sept. 15 PHILADELPHIA ESPN L, 30-27 Sun. Sept. 21 at Jacksonville CBS W, 44-17 Sun. Sept. 28 TENNESSEE CBS W, 41-17 Sun. Oct. 5 BALTIMORE CBS W, 20-13 Thurs. Oct. 9 at Houston CBS/NFLN W, 33-28 Sun. Oct. 19 CINCINNATI CBS W, 27-0 Sun. Oct. 26 at Pittsburgh CBS L, 51-34 Mon. Nov. 3 at NY Giants ESPN W, 40-24 Sun. Nov. 9 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 16 NEW ENGLAND NBC L, 42-20 Sun. Nov. 23 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 23-3 Sun. Nov. 30 WASHINGTON FOX W, 49-27 Sun. Dec. 7 at Cleveland CBS W, 25-24 Sun. Dec. 14 HOUSTON CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 21 at Dallas CBS 4:25 p.m. Sun. Dec. 28 at Tennessee CBS 1 p.m. *All times are Eastern; Homes 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 AIM TO CLINCH AFC SOUTH DIVISION TITLE AGAINST HOUSTON

    2014 AFC SOUTH STANDINGS

    2014 COLTS SCHEDULE

    Tuesday, December 9No Availability Wednesday, December 1011:45 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)12:25 p.m. – Texans Player Conference Call1:30 p.m. – Coach Pagano Available1:45-2:30 p.m. – Player Availability4:30 p.m. – Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien Conference Call Thursday, December 1111:45 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)1:30 p.m. – Coordinators Available1:45-2:30 p.m. – Player Availability Friday, December 1211:00 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)After Practice – Coach Pagano AvailableAfter Practice – Player Interviews Saturday, December 13No Availability Sunday, December 14Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans – 1 p.m. EST

    MEDIA SCHEDULE: DEC. 9 - 14

    TV coverage: CBS Play-by-Play: Kevin Harlan Color Analyst: Rich Gannon Sideline: Lauren Gardner Radio coverage: WFNI & WLHK Play-by-Play: Bob Lamey Color Analyst: Jim Sorgi Sideline: Matt Taylor

    BROADCAST INFORMATION

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS / IMPORTANT INFORMATION Game Preview/Schedules/Standings ............................................1 Table of Contents/Important Information .......................................2

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

    COLTS NOTES Colts Notes Summary & Tweets ..................................................11 Colts Notes.............................................................................12-25 Colts Offseason Notes.................................................................26 Colts 2014 NFL Draft Picks .........................................................27 Reggie Wayne Notes .............................................................28-29 Andrew Luck Notes ................................................................30-31 Adam Vinatieri Notes..............................................................32-33

    ROSTER PAGES Unofficial Depth Chart .................................................................34 Players By Position .....................................................................35 How the Colts were Built .............................................................36 Alphabetical Roster .....................................................................37 Numerical Roster.........................................................................38 Roster Superlatives .....................................................................39 Transactions...........................................................................40-41 2014 Colts Participation ..............................................................42

    COLTS STATISTICS 2014 Colts Regular Season Stats ...............................................43 2014 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ..............................44

    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 2014 media guide as well as the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    COLTS MEDIA SITE

    IN-STADIUM GIVE-A-WAY As a part of the Fan Appreciation Game, Colts car flags will be placed in each seat at Lucas Oil Stadium prior to kickoff. FEATURED HORESESHOE LEGEND At each 2014 home game, the Indianapolis Colts will honor a former player, or Horseshoe Legend, during pre-game festivities. In addi- tion, this alumni player will sign autographs in Touchdown Town from 10:30-11:15 a.m. and the Blue Room from 11:45-12:30 p.m. Sunday’s Featured Horseshoe Legend is Terrence Wilkins. GAMEDAY CHARITY COLLECTION: WISH Tree Toy Drive The Indianapolis Colts have teamed up with WISH-TV and the Sal- vation Army for their annual WISH Tree Toy Drive. Fans are encour- aged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate as they head into the game on Sunday. Volunteers will be collection toys and cash dona- tions from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Colts Community Collection Sta- tions, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate. 50/50 RAFFLE During every 2014 home game, the Indianapolis Colts Foundation will host a 50/50 Raffle for Colts 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. Indiana Gaming License Number 134915. NATIONAL ANTHEM SINGER Maddie Baillio Winner of the 2014 National Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition. HALFTIME ENTERTAINMENT Mascots vs. Pee Wees SPECIAL INITIATIVE Fan Appreciation The Colts have designated Sunday’s game as their Fan Appreci- ation Game to thank Colts Nation for their support at the team’s ten home games this season. The following elements are planned for the game: - 65,000 car flags placed in seats - 90 fans to form the runout tunnel during player warmups

    • Group includes Season Ticket Members, corporate partners, suite holders and “COLTSTRONG: Your Story” winners

    - Special message on the cover of The Scout, the team’s official gameday program - Blue, the team’s mascot, will randomly surprise fans with give-a- ways throughout the game. - The Colts Cheerleaders are offering their 2015 Swimsuit Calen- dar for a discounted price of $15 to fans in attendance Sunday – the calendars will be available post-game on street level inside each main gate of Lucas Oil Stadium. - Fifteen tailgate groups will have the opportunity to tailgate in American Family Insurance Touchdown Town prior to kickoff ADDITIONAL GAMEDAY NOTES - Sixty individuals from Down Syndrome Indiana and Fierce All- Stars will perform with the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders during their pre-game routine. - Sunday will mark the 100th game for the Colts official mascot, Blue. - The team will announce their 2015 Pro Bowl Cheerleader during a special on-field presentation at the end of the first quarter. - The Colts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will honor their 2014 high school Coach of the Week winners