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    REGULAR SEASON WEEK 12 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (7-3) vs. ARIZONA CARDINALS (6-4)

    4:05 P.M. EST | SUN., NOV. 24, 2013 | UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM

    The Indianapolis Colts (7-3) will travel to Ari- zona to take on the Cardinals (6-4) on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. EST on CBS. The Colts will look to finish the year 3-1 against the NFC West, having defeated San Francisco (9/22) and Seattle (10/6), while falling to St. Louis (11/10). Last week, Indianapolis extended its division lead to three games with a victory over the Tennessee Titans, 30-27, on Thursday Night

    Football. Running back Donald Brown rushed 14 times for 80 yards (5.7 avg.) and a career-high two touchdowns, while tight end Coby Fleener posted career highs with eight receptions for 107 yards on the day. Quarterback Andrew Luck added a rushing touchdown, the ninth of his career, which ranks second among quarterbacks over the last two seasons. The Cardinals have won their last three games, scoring 27 points in each contest. Last week, Arizona defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 27-14, on the road. Quarterback Carson Palmer threw for two touchdowns and 419 passing yards, the second-highest total of his career. Wide receiver Michael Floyd finished the game with six receptions for a career-high 193 yards, including a career-long 91-yard touchdown. For the season, the Cardinals hold the ninth- ranked defense, while allowing the second-fewest rushing yards per game.

    Indianapolis Colts TE-Coby Fleener

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

    Team W L T Pct. Pts. Opp. Indianapolis 7 3 0 .700 252 220 Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 227 226 Houston 2 8 0 .200 193 276 Jacksonville 1 9 0 .100 129 318

    PRESEASON (2-2) Day Date Opponent TV Result Sun. Aug. 11 BUFFALO WNDY L, 44-20 Sun. Aug. 18 at New York Giants FOX W, 20-12 Sat. Aug. 24 CLEVELAND WNDY W, 27-6 Sun. Aug. 29 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 27-10 REGULAR SEASON (7-3) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Sept. 8 OAKLAND CBS W, 21-17 Sun. Sept. 15 MIAMI CBS L, 24-20 Sun. Sept. 22 at San Francisco CBS W, 27-7 Sun. Sept. 29 at Jacksonville CBS W, 37-3 Sun. Oct. 6 SEATTLE FOX W, 34-28 Mon. Oct. 14 at San Diego ESPN L, 19-9 Sun. Oct. 20 DENVER NBC W, 39-33 Sun. Oct. 27 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 3 at Houston NBC W, 27-24 Sun. Nov. 10 ST. LOUIS FOX L, 38-8 Thurs. Nov. 14 at Tennessee NFLN W, 30-27 Sun. Nov. 24 at Arizona CBS 4:05 p.m. Sun. Dec. 1 TENNESSEE CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 8 at Cincinnati CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 15 HOUSTON CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 22 at Kansas City CBS 1 p.m. Sun. Dec. 29 JACKSONVILLE CBS 1 p.m.

    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 2013 media guide as well as the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials.

    BROADCAST INFORMATIONCOLTS CLOSE NFC WEST SLATE WITH CARDINALS

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2013 SCHEDULE

    2013 AFC SOUTH STANDINGS

    COLTS MEDIA SITE

    Tuesday, Nov. 19 No Availability

    Wednesday, Nov. 20 10:25 a.m. - Cardinals Coach Arians Conf. Call Noon - Coach Pagano and Players Available 1:40 p.m. - Practice 2:15 p.m. - Cardinals QB- Carson Palmer Conf. Call

    Thursday, Nov. 21 Noon - Practice 1:40 p.m. - Coordinators and Players Available

    Friday, Nov. 22 11 a.m. - Practice After Practice - Coach Pagano and Players Available

    Saturday, Nov. 23 No Availability

    Sunday, Nov. 24 Indianapolis Colts

    at Arizona Cardinals

    4:05 p.m. EST University of Phoenix

    Stadium

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

    WEEKLY MEDIA AVAILABILITY : NOVEMBER 19 - 24

    TV coverage: CBS Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle Color Analyst: Dan Fouts

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS / IMPORTANT NFL DATES

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    Game Preview/Schedules .............................................................1 Table of Contents/Important Information .......................................2 Colts Notes.................................................................................3-7 Colts-Opponent Statistical Comparison .....................................8-9 Head Coach Comparison ............................................................10 Connections.................................................................................11 Probable Starters ...................................................................12-13 Ryan Grigson Notes ....................................................................14 Robert Mathis Notes....................................................................15 Andrew Luck Notes ................................................................16-17 Adam Vinatieri Notes..............................................................18-19 Coaches Locations on Gameday ................................................20 Unofficial Colts Depth Chart ........................................................21 Colts Players By Position ............................................................22 How the Colts were Built .............................................................23 Colts Alphabetical Roster ............................................................24 Colts Numerical Roster ...............................................................25 Colts Transactions..................................................................26-27 Colts Participation .......................................................................28 2013 Colts Regular Season Stats ...............................................29 2013 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ..............................30

    The Indianapolis Colts will celebrate 30 seasons as an NFL fran- chise in Indianapolis this year. Professional football came to the city on March 28, 1984, when Robert Irsay moved the historic NFL fran- chise from Baltimore to Indianapolis.

    Since moving to Indianapolis, the Colts have compiled a 249-224 (.526) record in 473 total games. During that span, the team has posted one Super Bowl Championship in two appearances, 17 win- ning seasons, 15 playoff apperances and 12 10-win seasons.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    COLTS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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    COLTS ONLINE

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    NOVEMBER 29 Deadline at 4:00 p.m., New York time, for reinstatement of players in Reserve List categories of Retired, Did Not Report, and Exclusive Rights, and of players who were placed on Reserve/Left Squad in a previous season. DECEMBER 29 17th Week of Regular Season Games. DECEMBER 30 Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts. DECEMBER 30 Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First-Round Selections from the 2011 College Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after December 30, 2013 but prior to May 3, 2014. 2014 JANUARY 4-5 Wild Card Playoff Games. JANUARY 5 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching po- sitions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games. JANUARY 11-12 Divisional Playoff Games. JANUARY 12 Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games. JANUARY 18 East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida. JANUARY 19 AFC and NFC Championship Games. JANUARY 25 Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama. JANUARY 26 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii. JANUARY 26 An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl. FEBRUARY 2 Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, New York-New Jersey.

    IMPORTANT NFL DATES

    2013 HONORS S-ANTOINE BETHEA • Colts Man of the Year QB-ANDREW LUCK • AFC Offensive Player of the Week - Week 7 OLB-ROBERT MATHIS • AFC Defensive Player of the Month - October

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    COLTS NOTES COLTS INJURY UPDATE

    COACH PAGANO - MONDAY TRANSCRIPT “It’s good to see some guys back on the field running around today (Monday). We got Delano Howell back out there, Josh Gordy, Greg Toler, so that was good.” Are you optimistic the guys you said are returning from injury will play this week? “Yeah, that’s what we’re anticipating. Looked good today. And again, just keep kind of amping up their reps as we go throughout the week. And we’ll be smart about it.” Is it nice to get Greg Toler back? “Any time you get starters back in the lineup, you know Cassius (Vaughn) and those guys, they do a great job, they always prepare like starters and they do a good job filling in, but it’s always nice when you got guys down to get guys back.”

    Outside linebacker Robert Mathis leads the league with 13.5 sacks this season. Since 1982, Mathis has posted the most sacks by a Colts player through the first 10 games of any season. He is also tied for the 10th-most sacks through 10 games in NFL history.

    MOST SACKS BY A COLTS PLAYER THROUGH FIRST 10 GAMES OF A SEASON, SINCE 1982

    Player Sacks Season Robert Mathis 13.5 2013 Robert Mathis 10.0 2005 Dwight Freen