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1 2014 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS SEASON IN REVIEW AFC SOUTH CHAMPIONS FINAL RECORD: 11-5 (6-0 AFC SOUTH) | POSTSEASON: 2-1 The Indianapolis Colts finished the 2014 campaign with an 11-5 regular season record, while earning their second consecutive AFC South Division title. The team also won two postseason contests and made it back to the AFC Championship game for the first time since 2009. Indianapolis notched its third consecutive 11-win season in 2014, which made Head Coach Chuck Pagano only the second head coach in NFL his- tory to earn 11 wins in each of his first three sea- sons with a team. The Colts recorded a perfect 6-0 division record for the second straight year, marking the first time in franchise his- tory they’ve accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons. They also claimed their ninth AFC South title since 2002, which is the sec- ond-most division titles of any NFL team during that span. Seven Colts players earned Pro Bowl honors in 2014, including S- Mike Adams, CB-Vontae Davis, WR-T.Y. Hilton, ILB-D’Qwell Jackson, QB-Andrew Luck, P-Pat McAfee and K-Adam Vinatieri. McAfee and Vinatieri also earned Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro accolades. Indianapolis manufactured one of the best offensive seasons in fran- chise history, recording its highest single-season totals for net yards (6,506) and net passing yards (4,894). The Colts also scored 458 points, which is the second-highest yearly total in team history. Luck notched career highs in completions (380), passing yards (4,761), passing touchdowns (40) and passer rating (96.5). His passing yards total set a franchise single-season record, while his touchdown total led the NFL in 2014 and ranked as the second-highest single-season mark in Colts history. Luck also set a franchise record with eight con- secutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Hilton became the third player in team history to register back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and finished sixth in the NFL in 2014 with 1,345 receiving yards. Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener be- came the first tight end duo in NFL history to catch eight-or-more touchdowns apiece in a season. Defensively, Davis tied for third in the NFL with a career-high 18 passes defensed and tied for eighth with four interceptions. Adams tied for the league lead with seven takeaways, including a career- high five interceptions. Outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome recorded the third-highest sack total (6.5) by a rookie in Colts history and ranked second among all NFL rookies in 2014. On special teams, Vinatieri registered the fifth-highest single-sea- son field goal percentage (96.77%) in NFL history, connecting on 30-of-31 attempts. He also scored 140 points in 2014, which was the second-highest mark of his career. McAfee set single-season franchise records in net punting average (42.8), punts inside the 20- yard line (30) and kickoff touchbacks (70). He also converted 3-of- 3 onside kicks, the most for the team since recovering three in 1997. Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano 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 (11-5) Day Date Opponent TV 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 W, 17-10 Sun. Dec. 21 at Dallas CBS L, 42-7 Sun. Dec. 28 at Tennessee CBS W, 27-10 POSTSEASON (2-1) Day Date Opponent TV Result Sun. Jan. 4 CINCINNATI CBS W, 26-10 Sun. Jan. 11 at Denver CBS W, 24-13 Sun. Jan. 18 at New England CBS L, 45-7 *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 COLTS CLOSE 2014 SEASON WITH THIRD STRAIGHT 11-WIN SEASON 2014 COLTS SCHEDULE Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Conf Div Strk COLTS 11 5 0 .688 458 369 6-2 5-3 9-3 6-0 W1 Houston 9 7 0 .563 372 307 5-3 4-4 8-4 4-2 W2 Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 249 412 3-5 0-8 2-10 1-5 L1 Tennessee 2 14 0 .125 254 438 1-7 1-7 2-10 1-5 L10 2014 FINAL AFC SOUTH STANDINGS Along with their normal slate of home and road contests against AFC South opponents - Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee - the Colts will compete against the AFC East and NFC South Divisions in 2015. Indianapolis will face four 2014 playoff teams next season. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2015 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS Team H/A 2014 Record Last Meeting/Result Houston H/A 9-7 (.563) H - 12/14/14 - W, 17-10 Jacksonville H/A 3-13 (.188) H - 11/23/14 - W, 23-3 Tennessee H/A 2-14 (.125) A - 12/28/14 - W, 27-10 Denver H 12-4 (.750) *A - 1/11/15 - W, 24-13 New England H 12-4 (.750) *A - 1/18/15 - L, 45-7 New Orleans H 7-9 (.438) A - 10/23/11 - L, 62-7 N.Y. Jets H 4-12 (.250) A - 10/14/12 - L, 35-9 Tampa Bay H 2-14 (.125) A - 10/3/11 - L, 24-17 Atlanta A 6-10 (.375) H - 11/6/11 - L, 31-7 Buffalo A 9-7 (.563) H - 11/25/12 - W, 20-13 Carolina A 7-8-1 (.469) H - 11/27/11 - L, 27-19 Miami A 8-8 (.500) H - 9/15/13 - L, 24-20 Pittsburgh A 11-5 (.688) A - 10/26/14 - L, 51-34 Total 92-115-1 (.445) *Postseason 2015 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTS

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    The Indianapolis Colts finished the 2014 campaignwith an 11-5 regular season record, while earningtheir second consecutive AFCSouth Division title.The team also won two postseason contests andmade it back to the AFCChampionship game forthe first time since 2009.Indianapolis notched its third consecutive 11-winseason in 2014, which made Head Coach ChuckPagano only the second head coach in NFL his-tory to earn 11 wins in each of his first three sea-sons with a team. The Colts recorded a perfect 6-0 division recordfor the second straight year, marking the first time in franchise his-tory theyve accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons. Theyalso claimed their ninth AFCSouth title since 2002, which is the sec-ond-most division titles of any NFLteam during that span.

    Seven Colts players earned Pro Bowl honors in 2014, including S-Mike Adams, CB-Vontae Davis, WR-T.Y. Hilton, ILB-DQwellJackson, QB-Andrew Luck, P-Pat McAfee and K-Adam Vinatieri.McAfee and Vinatieri also earned Associated Press First Team NFLAll-Pro accolades.Indianapolis manufactured one of the best offensive seasons in fran-chise history, recording its highest single-season totals for net yards(6,506) and net passing yards (4,894). The Colts also scored 458points, which is the second-highest yearly total in team history. Lucknotched career highs in completions (380), passing yards (4,761),passing touchdowns (40) and passer rating (96.5). His passing yardstotal set a franchise single-season record, while his touchdown totalled the NFL in 2014 and ranked as the second-highest single-seasonmark in Colts history. Luck also set a franchise record with eight con-secutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Hiltonbecame the third player in team history to register back-to-back1,000-yard seasons and finished sixth in the NFLin 2014 with 1,345receiving yards. Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener be-came the first tight end duo in NFL history to catch eight-or-moretouchdowns apiece in a season.Defensively, Davis tied for third in the NFL with a career-high 18passes defensed and tied for eighth with four interceptions. Adamstied for the league lead with seven takeaways, including a career-high five interceptions. Outside linebacker Jonathan Newsomerecorded the third-highest sack total (6.5) by a rookie in Colts historyand ranked second among all NFL rookies in 2014.On special teams, Vinatieri registered the fifth-highest single-sea-son field goal percentage (96.77%) in NFL history, connecting on30-of-31 attempts. He also scored 140 points in 2014, which wasthe second-highest mark of his career. McAfee set single-seasonfranchise records in net punting average (42.8), punts inside the 20-yard line (30) and kickoff touchbacks (70). He also converted 3-of-3 onside kicks, the most for the team since recovering three in 1997.

    Colts Head CoachChuck Pagano

    PRESEASON (0-4)Day Date Opponent TV ResultThurs. Aug. 7 at NY Jets WNDY L, 13-10Sat. Aug. 16 NY GIANTS WISH L, 27-26Sat. Aug. 23 NEWORLEANS CBS L, 23-17Thurs. Aug. 28 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 35-7REGULAR SEASON (11-5)Day Date Opponent TV ResultSun. Sept. 7 at Denver NBC L, 31-24Mon. Sept. 15 PHILADELPHIA ESPN L, 30-27Sun. Sept. 21 at Jacksonville CBS W, 44-17Sun. Sept. 28 TENNESSEE CBS W, 41-17Sun. Oct. 5 BALTIMORE CBS W, 20-13Thurs. Oct. 9 at Houston CBS/NFLN W, 33-28Sun. Oct. 19 CINCINNATI CBS W, 27-0Sun. Oct. 26 at Pittsburgh CBS L, 51-34Mon. Nov. 3 at NYGiants ESPN W, 40-24Sun. Nov. 9 BYEWEEKSun. Nov. 16 NEWENGLAND NBC L, 42-20Sun. Nov. 23 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 23-3Sun. Nov. 30 WASHINGTON FOX W, 49-27Sun. Dec. 7 at Cleveland CBS W, 25-24Sun. Dec. 14 HOUSTON CBS W, 17-10Sun. Dec. 21 at Dallas CBS L, 42-7Sun. Dec. 28 at Tennessee CBS W, 27-10POSTSEASON (2-1)Day Date Opponent TV ResultSun. Jan. 4 CINCINNATI CBS W, 26-10Sun. Jan. 11 at Denver CBS W, 24-13Sun. Jan. 18 at New England CBS L, 45-7*All times are Eastern; Homes games in BOLD CAPS

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTSWEEKLY PRESS RELEASEIndiana Farm Bureau Football CenterP.O. Box 535000Indianapolis, IN


    Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Conf Div StrkCOLTS 11 5 0 .688 458 369 6-2 5-3 9-3 6-0 W1Houston 9 7 0 .563 372 307 5-3 4-4 8-4 4-2 W2Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 249 412 3-5 0-8 2-10 1-5 L1Tennessee 2 14 0 .125 254 438 1-7 1-7 2-10 1-5 L10


    Along with their normal slate of home and road contests againstAFCSouth opponents - Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee - theColts will compete against the AFC East and NFCSouth Divisionsin 2015. Indianapolis will face four 2014 playoff teams next season.INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 2015 REGULAR SEASON OPPONENTSTeam H/A 2014 Record Last Meeting/ResultHouston H/A 9-7 (.563) H - 12/14/14 - W, 17-10Jacksonville H/A 3-13 (.188) H - 11/23/14 - W, 23-3Tennessee H/A 2-14 (.125) A - 12/28/14 - W, 27-10Denver H 12-4 (.750) *A - 1/11/15 - W, 24-13New England H 12-4 (.750) *A - 1/18/15 - L, 45-7New Orleans H 7-9 (.438) A - 10/23/11 - L, 62-7N.Y. Jets H 4-12 (.250) A - 10/14/12 - L, 35-9Tampa Bay H 2-14 (.125) A - 10/3/11 - L, 24-17Atlanta A 6-10 (.375) H - 11/6/11 - L, 31-7Buffalo A 9-7 (.563) H - 11/25/12 - W, 20-13Carolina A 7-8-1 (.469) H - 11/27/11 - L, 27-19Miami A 8-8 (.500) H - 9/15/13 - L, 24-20Pittsburgh A 11-5 (.688) A - 10/26/14 - L, 51-34

    Total 92-115-1 (.445) *Postseason


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    TABLE OF CONTENTS / IMPORTANT INFORMATIONSeason Recap/Schedule/Standings..............................................1Table of Contents/Important Information .......................................2

    END OF SEASON TRANSCRIPTSGeneral Manager Ryan Grigson Transcripts..............................3-5Head Coach Chuck Pagano Transcripts ....................................6-7

    COLTS NOTESColts Postseason Notes ...........................................................8-11Colts Notes.............................................................................12-25Colts Offseason Notes.................................................................26Colts 2014 NFLDraft Picks .........................................................27Reggie Wayne Notes .............................................................28-29Andrew Luck Notes ................................................................30-31Adam Vinatieri Notes..............................................................32-33

    ROSTER PAGESUnofficial Depth Chart .................................................................34Players By Position .....................................................................35How the Colts were Built .............................................................36Alphabetical Roster .....................................................................37Numerical Roster.........................................................................38Roster Superlatives .....................................................................39Transactions...........................................................................40-412014 Colts Participation ..............................................................42

    COLTS STATISTICS2014 Colts Regular Season Stats ...............................................432014 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ..............................442014 Colts Postseason Stats ......................................................452014 Colts Postseason Defensive Stats .....................................46

    On the Colts media website,, media outletscan 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 wellas the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials.



    S-MIKE ADAMSPro BowlTE-DWAYNEALLENEd Block Courage AwardCB-VONTAE DAVISPro BowlWR-T.Y. HILTONPro BowlILB-DQWELL JACKSONPro BowlAFCDefensive Player of the Week - Week 13QB-ANDREW LUCKPro BowlAFCOffensive Player of the Week - Week 3AFC Offensive Player of the Month - NovemberP-PAT McAFEEAssociated Press First Team NFL All-ProPro BowlColts Man of the YearAFC Special Teams Player of the Month - SeptemberAFCSpecial Teams Player of the Week - Week 6OLB-JONATHAN NEWSOMEAFCDefensive Player of the Week - Week 17K-ADAM VINATIERIAssociated Press First Team NFL All-ProPro Bowl

    2014 HONORS

    FEBRUARY 2Waiver system begins for 2015. FEBRUARY 10Beginning at 12 noon, New York time, NFL clubs may begin tosign players whose 2014 CFL contracts have expired. Playersunder contract to a CFL club for the 2015 season or who have anoption for the 2015 season are not eligible to be signed.FEBRUARY 14 NFL Regional Combine, Methodist Training Center, Houston,Texas.FEBRUARY 16First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.FEBRUARY 17-23 NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.FEBRUARY 21NFL Regional Combine, Paul D. Bowlen Memorial Broncos Cen-tre, Dove Valley, Colorado.FEBRUARY 28NFL Regional Combine, Under Armour Performance Center, Ow-ings Mills, Maryland.MARCH 2Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designateFranchise or Transition Players.MARCH 7NFL Regional Combine, Halas Hall, Lake Forest, Illinois.MARCH 7-10Clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotia-tions with the certified agents of players who will become Unre-stricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2014 contracts at4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 10. However, a contract can-not be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time,on March 10.MARCH 10Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for2015 on all players who have option clauses in their 2014 con-tracts.MARCH 10Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying of-fers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts and towhom they desire to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.MARCH 10Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a MinimumSalary Tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their playerswith expiring 2014 contracts and who have fewer than three ac-crued seasons of free agency credit.MARCH 10Top-51 Begins. All clubs must be under the 2015 salary cap priorto 4:00 p.m., New York time.MARCH 10All 2014 player contracts expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.MARCH 10The 2015 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m.,New York time. The first day of the 2015 league year will end at11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 10. Clubs will receive apersonnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to theleague office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time,and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 10.MARCH 10Trading period for 2015 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, afterexpiration of all 2014 contracts.


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    Opening Statement:Hello everyone. I just want to first start out and just say we fell short.We gave it our best shot this year, but at the same time, I feel likeour bottom line the last three years has shown consistent growth. Ithink weve grown as a team. Im proud of that. Our head coach isproud of that. Our owner is proud of that. Are we where we need tobe? No. We definitely have areas of improvement that we need toaddress to be able to compete with those elite teams in January. Ithink thats evident. Jim (Irsay) has charged me with seeing thatprocess through. At the same time, I feel like this city and our fanscan be energized and excited about whats on the horizon becausewere clearly going in the right direction. Its nice to know what youneed. Those opportunities you get when youre getting beat andbeat like that, you keep your eyes wide open and you scrutinizeeverything and you try to see whats there that needs the improve-ment. Then you watch the film. Then Ill meet with Chuck (Pagano)and Ill meet with my staff when everyones back and well really tryto iron out what needs to happen to get this team to the next levelwhere it should be. Were going to continue to roll up our sleevesand go to work around here. It never ends. Im very encouraged andoptimistic about the future and so should everyone else. With thatbeing said, just to cut you guys off at the pass about the ball defla-tion issues, thats obviously, like I told all you guys, its in theleagues hands and thats where Im at with that.Have you had conversations with the NFL about the footballdeflation issue?I cant speak on it. Sorry guys.Does getting to the AFC Championship game alter the balancebetween trying to build and also win now?No, I think its another step. Even in 2012, it may sound foreign tosome but we have the expectations to win it all. Find a way. Justfind a way to get there. Do whatever you can. Move this guy here,move that guy here, try to get a spark here. You always have thatexpectation to win it all but I think getting to that AFC Championshipgame with the hopes of winning it and getting to the big one, its re-ally not even just about getting to the AFC Championship game. Itsabout getting to the Super Bowl and winning it because Ive beento three and Ive won one. Getting there and losing, its not good.Youve got to get there and youve got to win it. Youve got to find away to win. But getting there are the things that brings a team to-gether. It bonds a team. This offseason, I know the guys are goingto be excited about the future because now theyve got a taste andthey got so close. They know how close we were, so that fire shouldburn all offseason. I hope it does. And if that fire doesnt burn Wehave to find out who it doesnt burn in as well because they dontneed to be here.After the AFC Championship game, Jim Irsay said the teamneeds to get tougher. When you look at the roster, are therespecific areas that you need to fix?First of all, after the game, we were all very emotional. We were allvery passionate. Before we start making decisions and start divinginto the evaluation process, I think its proven to step away and totake some of that sting off that loss and how we lost before we startmaking decisions and doing things. I think thats advantageous tothe process. But positionally, were already starting that process. Itsalso not one game. You have to look at the body of work, see wherethings fit financially. I was just down at the Senior Bowl, look at whatposition groups are strong in the draft. Look at what position groupsare strong in the free agent process. Theres a lot that goes into de-ciding which position groups can actually even be fixed. Were goingto try but at this time, were not far along enough in the process. Ihavent even met, the coaches arent back yet. We need to put ourheads together and figure that out collectively.Are you surprised that New England has beat you the sameway the last three games? Are you surprised how successfulthey were?They were successful and it wasnt just in the run game. I think youlearned from the time weve been here that we play great footballwhen all three phases play well and all three phases did not playwell. You cant do that in January, especially versus a great teamlike them. I think that regardless of scheme or how we adapt, I thinkthat what comes into play still is tackling. You still have to tackle,you still have to set an edge, you still have to get off blocks, you still

    have to fill, you still have to play physical and match their intensity.Theres a lot that goes into play. I think in the broad scope, its notjust one thing. Its not just how we adapted. Its not just this or that.Its on myself. Its about everyone involved because its just not goodenough. That starts with me. Everyone is accountable. Were all ac-countable in these jobs. We have to do a better job collectively asa whole if we want to take that next step because its so darn hardto even get where we were at. But to get to that next level, to get tothe apex, you not only have to be peaking at the right time andeveryones feeling it and everyones in great spirits and its fun. Theride is fun. Even to where we got, it is fun. You can feel it. You canfeel the momentum picking up. Thats what was disappointing aboutthat loss. I felt like we had momentum. We were all so excited aboutgoing in there and doing what we had done in Denver, which no onethought we could. We had been in that situation many times, theSan Francisco game, Seattle, Denver last year, theres a lot ofgames that get forgotten that I have in the back of my mind that letme know this team is capable of competing with anyone.A lot of players have said, Weve got to find a way to beat NewEngland. Can you allow yourself to plan based on what youneed to beat New England specifically?I think you can use that as somewhat of a blueprint. Its not thatthey were I dont think that overly more skilled or bigger or in thosetypes of things on paper or from an athletic standpoint or things likethat. There are certain areas that I feel personally and in our per-sonnel department, we feel like theyre better than us in. But I thinkit comes down to a belief, a confidence level, the expectation to win.Were still young. I think that all those things are also being built in-herently in this team as a whole. With each year, with getting thatfirst year when everyone left us for dead and its been spoken aboutad nauseam, we did that that year with our head coach gone fornine games. We won 11, had a playoff game loss on the road. Youguys know the whole story but those episodes and those milestonesI think help build the confidence for a program thats on the rise. Ifeel like we are. Thats why I feel like everyone can be excited andenergized about our future because thats all out in front of us. Wejust have to be able to look at, like you said, you have to look atthose losses and in my seat, even in the box, I look at, I try to bedisciplined even in the bitter loss when you are getting beat prettybad, to sit there and try to be objective. Dont let the emotion taketoo much, dont let it be in play too much because you wont be ableto decipher what youre seeing as much. Youll be more of a criticinstead of being objective. At those point in times, I think Chuck(Pagano) said the other day, To be the champ, you have to beatthe champ. I think the Bulls were at that point at one time beforethey started their run. They had to learn how to beat the Pistons,the Bad Boys. I think thats where were at. We have to figure outand be able to pinpoint those areas. Sometimes its not just whatyou think. Its more than meets the eye. Theres more that comesinto play sometimes than just pure talent or pure edge speed or howa guy fits in the scheme and all those types of things. Theres alsoplayers, and Ive learned this on the job, theres also these glueguys, these players that you plug in and they stabilize a group thatmaybe needs some stabilizing. I think we found a couple of thoseguys. At first, when I first came here, it was pretty stringent becauseof where we were at of how we could even acquire players. Theywere all going to be young. Were evolving though as a team now,so we can sprinkle in some guys with some age and experience.Before, it was like we were building from the ground up so it waslike why are you going to add a bunch of old guys? It doesnt makesense when youre building something. But now I think thingschange and were evolving so we just have to find the best playersin free agency, in the draft, that fit where were trying to go.What jumped out from the New England game as areas of need?I mean, from the beginning, fundamentals catching the ball, field-ing the ball, tackling. I thought our offensive line the last three gamesdid a pretty darn good job. The pocket was clean. Joe (Reitz) did agreat job, I thought. They did as a group. There was a lot more timefor Andrew (Luck) back there. That speaks to continuity I think.Boom (Herron), how he filled in was tremendous. A sixth-round pickthat was on a practice squad, we asked a lot of him and I think aguy like him is a great example of how Theres been a lot of sixth-rounders that have really made the most out of their careers andhes one of them. But if you see how he finishes every run in prac-tice, you almost want him to slow down because you think hes

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    going to pull up at some point because he runs at full throttle everysingle rep. He plays with that chip on his shoulder and we need tohave a chip on our shoulder this offseason I think because of howwe went out. You forget quickly about the Denver game. Thats thebest locker room and weve had some great postgame locker roomssince Ive been here, some great ones K.C., you can go on andon, especially from 2012, those were special. But that Denver onewas awesome. Then just a week later you flip the script and it could-nt be any more opposite of a feeling. You take that with you, I do. Ithink all of us are still not feeling real great about it and we all haveto carry that chip to get better. Where do you go with Trent Richardson? Do you see him fittingin with this franchise?The thing is every situation is different. Every player and how wedeal with them is going to be different. Hell be lumped into that con-versation with guys this offseason. Where does he fit? Where is hegoing? Is his arrow up, down, sideways, 45-degree angle? Wevegot to figure all these things out with guys in all different types of sit-uations on this roster. Theres questions across the board on a lotof guys that are in a lot of different situations. Again, when thecoaches come back and when we start seeing whats actually outthere We have an idea, draft, and the juniors that have declaredand have been declaring and things like that. Once that evolves, Ithink well have a much better feel for what we need to do.There were reports that Trent Richardson was suspended forthe AFC Championship. Is that true?Yeah, he was suspended. Hes suspended for two games. It wasfor personal reasons so I cant go into it but he was suspended.How disappointed are you in your biggest game of the year youhad the Xavier Nixon situation and the Trent Richardson situ-ation? I cant speak on that because those are situations that are in-house,that are between us, the players and the head coach. Youre alwaysgoing to be disappointed if guys arent all-in, obviously, especiallyat that point in time in the year.As you approach free agency, is frugality more important be-cause of whats looming down the road with guys youre goingto have to re-sign?Weve been cognizant of that even I think last year to a point. Yourealways looking at the big picture. But Jim (Irsay) is more than willingto spend the money. Hes always, Ryan, if it makes us better, letsdo it. We have great support there. I have a great supporting castaround me Mike Bluem, Jimmy Raye and all the scouts and DanEmerson. They all supply me with great information that I need, andalong with Chuck (Pagano), to make the best decisions for this clubfrom a broad scope. I think as far as free agency goes, free agencyis a different animal than the draft. The draft are home-grown play-ers, so to speak, that you have an allotted amount of time with. Youkind of implement them into your program and they dont know any-thing but your program until like year three. Im finding out a lot ofguys blossom in year three. You want year two bad. You want it tohappen in year two but a lot of times it happens in year three and alot of times its just those guys learning to be a pro. Conversely, withfree agency, you can do all the homework you want, you can talk toas many people, you can go back to the college stuff but you reallydont know that guy as well as you know a college player andtheyve been around the block, so to speak. Im not saying you canthit on those guys, but its a little bit of a dice roll because you haveto, first of all, and weve talked about this before, you have to prythem out of their backyard, out of their hometown discount becausetheres comfort with staying with a team. Theres comfort of leavingyour kids in the same school. Your wife knows where all the storesare at. Theres all these things that come into play that Im privy tothat through these conversations you have with guys youre tryingto sell them on coming here. I tell you, the Indianapolis Colts are aneasy sell job these days, real easy. Thats the allure of free agencybecause guys do want to be here. They want to be a part of this.They want to be coached by Chuck Pagano. They want to have An-drew Luck throwing to them. They want to be around the DQwellJacksons and the Cory Reddings, the Reggie Waynes. They wantto be a part of that because they know this a legit, upfront, classyorganization thats going places. That helps. But at the same time,you have the free agent crop, you cant just go out there, pry a guy

    out, spend a ton of money, if you dont feel like he can be a differ-ence maker. You might as well just get a guy in the draft and dealwith the bumps in the road hes going to have through inexperience.You either go with inexperience and have a guy that is flat linearrow-wise or you get the kid with an arrow up, but youre going tohave to coach the heck out of him. Those are the discussion wehave. Guys feel differently. Youre going to have different varyingopinions. At the end of the day, we have to make the best decisionsfor our team.What did you think of your 2014 draft class? Did you think yougot the most out of those five guys?I knew we had such a small class. Our kind of mantra was theywere going to be the best five picks of the draft. Even though wedidnt have a first-round pick, our goal was to hit on all five of thosepicks. I called all of those guys into my office. That was the first timeI had ever done that just to let them know, just because its thesmallest class, good things come in small packages. We talkedabout, Lets be great. Lets be great. Lets surprise everybody. Be-cause these guys come out of college and theyre on the websites.They look at the draft grades. I would have been the same waywhen I was 21 years old, like, You gave me a D. Guys get fired upand I like that. They want to prove people wrong. How many guysare still bitter? I think the running back in Denver wears 22 or what-ever because there were 22 backs taken ahead of him. Thats fuelfor the fire and I think our class was outstanding. Even the man for-gotten in that equation is Ulrick John, who was doing terrific despitehis weight limitations. Now hes up to 313, I think, on the last weightcheck. Until he broke the leg, he was battling with the ones from theJets out at left tackle and holding his own. That was encouraging.Andrew Jackson is out there, getting doubled because hes donean outstanding job of covering on teams. Hes a four-core team guythat I think has a big arrow up in terms of physical ability. Hes gotto learn to become a pro more too, like a lot of these young guysdo. (Jonathan) Newsomes production speaks for itself. The longeryou leave him in, the more production he has. The kid where hecomes from, those guys all do one thing and thats play hard. Hewalks across that line and he plays hard, just like he did at BallState, just like he did at Ohio State. (Jack) Mewhort and (Donte)Moncrief, they were big contributors, especially Jack. Jack is some-body that, we were just at the Senior Bowl and that was where wereally I think felt like Jack was a guy last year. No matter where youput him, no matter what you did with him, he produced and he didntwaver and he wasnt fazed. It was so great to see his maturationprocess this year because he didnt have that deer in the headlightslook and when he was starting to hit a wall, he found a way to blowthrough it. I think hes going to be playing in the league for a longtime. Moncrief, obviously, the skys the limit for him with his skill setand just God-given ability.Do you have a sense of whether or not Reggie Wayne and CoryRedding will return? What is the plan moving forward? I think, as Reggie said, hes going to wait until he is somewherewarm and he takes a drive with the music blaring before he figuresall of that out. Were not putting a thumb on anyone right now to giveus a decision. Those are big decisions. Those are decisions you sitand talk with your wife with and bring your kids into it. Its tough. Weneed to first before we make any decisions know if they want to play.I think they both know how to play the game. They are both tremen-dous competitors, contributors and producers. We love having themaround the building because they are guys where you say, OK, itsyour first day on the job, youre a CFA or youre our first-round pickat their position, just watch that guy. Just watch him. Mimic him. Em-ulate him. Do what he does. Dont bother him too much, but justwatch what he does from sunup to sundown and youll probably besuccessful.Is Mike Adams high on your list of players you would like tobring back?Were all going to get together and go over that. I dont want to bepremature with what Im saying because Id be speaking out of turn.I havent talked to Chuck (Pagano). I havent talked with the scouts.I havent talked with the position coaches. We havent had our year-end meeting where we go over each position group and we talkabout where our guys are at and where theyre headed. Mike Adamsdefies everything. You love that hes a fighter. You love that he getsto play in this Pro Bowl. I couldnt be happier for anyone because

  • hes kind of that example of a poster child for the underdog. Yet,Mike Adams, I dont know if a lot of people know this, he ran a 4.40coming out. He was a highly recruited, big time recruit coming out.It wasnt like he was some average Joe. Mike just slipped throughthe cracks. He managed to have such ball production this year atkey times for us. The thing about Mike is, even when we were some-times having our roughest days, he was one of the bright spots. Insome of the games where we were getting beat up pretty good, hewas making plays. Its in his mindset. Ive heard him tell other CFAs,What are you doing man? Theyre going to replace you. They didntspend a pick on you. He has the right focus and mindset and thatswhy hes successful. Hes wired like no day is being handed to him.He has to earn every day and he does.Is the report true that you are working on a long-term deal forAndrew Luck?No, I think Jim (Irsay) even spoke on that, its news to us. So, no.Thats not our focus as of right now. There will obviously be a timeand place to have those discussions. Obviously we want Andrewhere for a long, long time and well take those steps. But right now,thats not priority number one.What went into Bjoern Werner being inactive? Are you satisfiedwith his growth?Thats easy to clarify guys. It more or less ended up being a game-time decision. Coach and I, we talked to Bjoern, both of us did. Hehad been playing and his production and what he was doing on thefield was definitely incrementally rising. He was making plays, play-ing with a lot of energy, his get-off looked good. He was gettingsome pressures, but he was making plays. He definitely had im-proved from year one to year two. He had been working throughsome things, some dings and he had slowed down. The thought be-hind that was you have two corners who didnt practice all week. Soyou have Jalil (Brown) sitting there as a six-foot corner that ran a4.4 that can play outside and help on teams as a vice and do somethings on special teams for you. In the meantime, youre planningon hopefully getting to that next game. Then you are able to giveBjoern two weeks rest to where he can get back to playing like thatguy we saw the first half of the season. So that was really thethought process through that. It wasnt that we were not happy withBjoern Werner. We just wanted to get him back to the Bjoern thatwas playing at a higher level.Where is Robert Mathis in his rehab? Is he to the point whereyou are confident saying hell be back at the start of next sea-son?No, hes still in recovery. Hes a freak and you hope that he has anathletic genetic freak type of recovery so that hes ready day one oftraining camp. But that information is not clear yet or a timeline isnot there because its a tough injury. Hopefully in a couple monthsfrom now, well be able to have some information on that.What did you think of your defense as a whole?Obviously having 98 (Robert Mathis) out was a big hole. But wedont make excuses. That stuff gets forgotten and it should becausea lot of teams win without key players. The next man up is for real.We found a way to still get pressure and play without his presence,but it makes it a heck of a lot harder, I promise you that. Just havinghim out on the field, even if he didnt get out of his stance, its stillgoing to command two blockers or more. That completely changesthe complexion of a game just having him physically out there. Thething about the defense as a whole, I remember a few months agowhen Im watching that defense have eight three-and-outs in a rowcompletely stifling a good Bengals team. I saw with my own twoeyes how dominant that defense could be. But we have to be con-sistent. We have to do that week-in and week-out. Even in the Den-ver game as well, the Denver Broncos didnt all of a sudden becomea bad team. All of a sudden the Broncos are bad? I dont think so.We played a great game.There have been reports that you guys have denied otherteams permission to interview Rob Chudzinski. Does he figureinto your plans moving forward?Im not going to get into specifics but its ultimately my job to makesure good people stay in this building and dont just walk right out.So well address that and do our best to keep good people here.

    There are reports that you actually notified the NFL of some-thing being wrong with the footballs in the first half of the AFCChampionship game. Is that accurate?Everything Im sure will come out in the investigation. Like I said,its not appropriate for me to talk about it. I cant do that. Its in theleagues hands. Im sorry.Do you feel confident going into this offseason that you havethe players you need on the offensive line or is there a talentupgrade that you need to make?Youre always going to be looking to upgrade every position group.I think the offensive line is obviously a key area. Its something thathas to be built though and Ive learned that. Ive explained this oneother time. This is just how I personally see it. You have two waysto be great on the offensive line. You have those teams that spenda first-round pick on everybody and you just get that by default. Andthere are teams like that in the league right now. And boy, thats niceto have. There are also teams historically that have a mixed bag ofguys from every corner of the NCAA or NAIA. Look at the old DallasCowboys of the early 90s. They were a real hodgepodge group.(Mark) Tuinei was a converted defensive lineman that had been atransfer. He was in trouble. He started for 11 years at left tackle forthem. I dont think he was even drafted. He was a CFA. Youve gotNate Newton who was a USFL kind of flunky that got cut from theRedskins. Erik Williams was an NAIA guy, third-rounder. (Mark)Stepnoski was a greatly, severely undersized center, but was a bril-liant guy that made that whole thing work with his mind. And then(Kevin) Gogan was a seventh-rounder. So I think if you can find thatright mixture and keep them healthy, thats where durability factors.Thats where you find those guys like the Jack Mewhorts or the (An-drew) Whitworths of the word that start 49-straight games in theSEC. You have to take all of those things into account. Sometimesyou have to sacrifice just a little bit of athletic ability for those guyswho will give you the availability on Sunday. So there is so muchthat goes into play, but its about finding that right mixture. Ive gotto be honest, just watching those guys work for three weeks, it wasencouraging. So well look at it this offseason and like I said, wellroll up our sleeves and go to work here now.





    PAGANO END OF SEASON PRESS CONFERNCE TRANSCRIPTS - 1/19/15Opening Statement: Alright, good to see everybody. Before we get started, I just wantto thank everybody in the room. You guys have been very, very kindto me and great with our players. Very, very positive and its muchappreciated. I respect the job that you guys do and have to do. Hav-ing said that, I talked to the team today. Again, very, very proud ofour coaches and our players. We took another step in the right di-rection. We didnt finish obviously how we wanted to finish. Its dis-appointing, but like I told them, the sun came up this morning. Wevegot a lot to be grateful for. The future looks bright for this footballteam. Somebody wrote some paper somewhere, not that I readthem, about the monster being built and doesnt look like its quitethere yet. Even after we hoist the Lombardi Trophy, the building willnever stop. We just keep laying bricks is all we can do. Theres a lotof great things that happened this year. After an 0-2 start, rip off fivewins and finish the second, third and fourth quarters of the seasongoing 3-1 in each of those quarters. Some great wins, some toughlosses. Guys always bounce back like they always do. Again, wedidnt finish the way we that we wanted to finish, but theres a lot ofgreat things. Like I said, this is an up and coming team, and wevegot to find a way. Theres obviously things from that game that werecognized that we have to, that need to be addressed and we willaddress them. We will find a way to make sure. Its really, reallyhard, as you guys know, to get to the Final Four. Theres 28 teamssitting at home watching. We were one of the four that wasnt. Itsextremely difficult to get there. It would be even more of a dauntingtask for us to get there in 2015, but were going to make sure we doeverything possible to get there. Were knocking on the door, nowweve got to find a way to kick the door in. Thats what we started togo to work on today. Big story last night was New England may have played withdeflated footballs. Did you notice the change? If so, what kindof competitive advantage would that give them? Did not notice, and thats something for the league to handle. Itsnot my place to comment on it. Did you guys bring anything to the attention of the officials orthe NFL? We talk, just like they talk to the officials, you have an opportunityto talk with the officials before the game about a lot of things, thingsthat youve seen on tape. We talked about the formations obviouslywith the extra, the unbalanced stuff like we all talked about, any con-cerns that you might have. Everybody, every coach in the leaguegets an opportunity to visit with those guys before the game. A lot of proud veterans on this team with big decisions comingup, how different to you expect this team to look when you re-assemble it? Thats what I told them today. I said just embrace this moment thatwe have right now, the five, 10 minutes weve got in this room be-cause theres going to be new faces, and theres going to be facesin there that arent going to be here next year. Thats the NFL. Itsthe nature of the business. We all know what we signed up for. Thegame, like we said, will fade for all of us, but the relationships willnever. Thats the harsh reality of the National Football League. Theyunderstand it. I understand it. All of our coaches understand it. Do you have any sense if Reggie Wayne is going to be playingfootball next year? You guys know the way Reggies wired. You know his work ethic.You know his mindset. Would I be shocked? No. We just take thingsone day at a time. Are there any coaching offers out there pending with PepHamilton? I have not heard anything else. Theres a report Rob Chudzinski got a call from Chicago to betheir offensive coordinator. Can you comment on that?I dont know anything about that either. Another player on the fence about returning is Cory Redding.What has he meant to you? A ton, like Reggie (Wayne) making the decision to come back andRobert (Mathis) re-signing and then Cory coming over from Balti-more. You cant put a price tag on what hes meant to this team, this

    organization, the success that weve had over the last three years.Hes a great player, but hes a great mentor, a great leader, emo-tional, great in the meeting room, great with young guys, developingyoung guys, teaching the young guys. He just was a stabilizingforce. Anytime you come into a program thats run one system, onescheme for so long, you go from all the discussion we had from dayone of going from a 4-3 to 3-4 Hybrid, whatever you want to call it,it was great to have a guy like Cory come in and help not only teachthe system but sell the system. Hes, again, I cant, I thanked allthose players today for their sacrifices and their hard work and whattheyve put into this season. They should be very, very proud of that.Corys made a huge impact on many levels to help us get to wherewe got to this year. How tough is it when you guys cant get the consistent groundgame to help Andrew Luck in the passing game? I mean, you saw the other side of it. Thats what weve got to beable to do. We talk all the time, youve got to be able to do both.Youve got to run it, and youve got to stop the run. Again, we didntdo a good job of that yesterday. You saw what it opened up for (Tom)Brady and his playmakers on the outside. Thats what the offseasonis for. Well turn all stones. Well look at our schemes in all threephases and make the appropriate adjustments. Were going to gothrough another draft, free agency, all that stuff. Look at ourselvesextensively over the next two weeks from a personnel standpointand evaluate everything top to bottom. Then its start marking thenecessary adjustments that we have to make in order to get to themountain top. Do you think youre closer to getting the consistency on theoffensive line?We were successful through the course of the season. We had ourups and downs, but we won 11 games and did it with 11 differentlineups. We found a group that we played with for the last threeweeks of the season, and they played well. We struggled in all threephases yesterday. Youve got to take care of the football, cant muffkicks. Youve got to play great situational football, you know, thirddown. We couldnt get off the field. We couldnt move the chains of-fensively, red area, all those things. I like the guys that we have. Ilike their toughness. I like their athleticism. I like their position flexi-bility. Weve got good players in that room. When you take a look at what this team has done every year,to get to that perennial championship level, are these growingpains necessary to fuel you to go to New England and win aplayoff game?No question, no question. You have to grow and you have to learnfrom it, and its all part of the process. Again, you have to be honestwith yourself; I have to and everybody has to. You got to take a lookat it and you have to be willing to grow. Youve got to make the de-cision to get better, and that started today, and it will be tomorrowand the next day. Weve got to get tougher, smarter, faster, bigger,stronger. Ive got to teach better, Ive got to coach better, Ive got tobecome a better head coach in 2015 then I was in 2014. Learn bet-ter, meet better, walkthroughs better, practice better; everything.Again, its going to be hard as heck to get back to that opportunity,that final four and knocking on that door, but now youve got to finda way to kick it in and give yourself a chance to ultimately play for itall.You always do a good job of giving the team a message, and itsounds like the message now is to Keep knocking on the doorand find a way to kick it in. Is that what you left them withtoday?Basically, yeah. You have to get away from it. Coaches need to getout of here and get away from it. Weve got things we need to takecare of in the next couple days, but then weve got to get away fromit, theyve got to get away from it. Its just the amount of time. Youcant take three months and show up here, April 20 is when the off-season program starts, you cant show up here April 20 and say,Alright, lets go. Im ready. You can start the process today, whichwe did, and then tomorrow and then the next day. Now its just amatter of each individual making that decision daily, Okay, hereswhat Ive got to do to get better today, and then go do it.

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    After the long journey that began back in training camp to getto this point, what is it like to you personally as you close thechapter of this edition of the Indianapolis Colts?You know, its tough because we all envisioned moving on andworking for another two weeks and having an opportunity. We knewit deep down in our core of our being that we were going to get thejob done, and then ultimately it doesnt work out and the way that ithappened again is disappointing. I always say it, were disappointedbut not discouraged. We have so many great things to look backon. Again, I woke up this morning and Ive got a beautiful wife, Ivegot three healthy daughters, Ive got three healthy granddaughters.I told the team, Im the luckiest man in the world. Ive got the great-est job in the world. I live in the greatest city in the world. Weve gotthe greatest fans in the world and I love coming to work every singleday. So I just try to keep it all in perspective. Again, we didnt finishthe way we wanted to finish, but damn proud of what we accom-plished.Bjoern Werner was inactive yesterday. Was that just a compet-itive decision?We needed another corner up. Our two corners didnt practice allweek and I didnt want to roll the dice. They made it through thegame, but I didnt want to roll the dice and not have another guy upin case one or both of those guys aggravated or re-injured them-selves and were shorthanded in the back end. So it had nothing todo with the health or anything of Bjoern, we just needed anothercorner up.I think its fair to ask, he went from playing 70 snaps at the startof the season or whatever it was to not being active in a playoffgame.Youre sitting in your chair and sitting in your seat, and youre thewriter. You can read into it however you want to read and write how-ever you want to write. Youve got way more paper and way moreink than Ive got (laughs); plenty of ink and it will never run out. Itwill never run out until they shut all that down and it all goes.Can you clarify what went on with Trent Richardson?You know really, personal reasons.When it comes to the offseason and who you bring in and howyou want to improve your team, how much of New England willplay into that in terms of wanting to get to where you want togo? It seems like theyre going to be the biggest roadblock.Thatd be a fair assessment. Id be lying if I didnt say that. You wantto be the champ, youve got to beat the champ, and we havent doneit. So weve got to find a way.Moving forward as you start to make plans for next year, guyslike Robert Mathis, Vick Ballard, Donald Thomas that have suf-fered major injuries, are you planning to have them all back?Is that all up in the air?As you guys know, this thing is fluid and its daily, its ongoing.Theyre rehabbing, theyre on target to be back. When that happens,when theyre fully cleared, then you start, we get to take 90 guys tocamp. Those guys are all in the building, theyre all rehabbing,theyre all training, theyre all trying to get back, so thats the plan.Weve got plenty of room. So again, those are all discussions thatwell, Ryan (Grigson) and I and Mr. (Jim) Irsay, well sit down andas we move forward, well have those discussions based on thehealth and availability, when those guys are going to be back, allthat stuff.As you look to building the 2015 team, is it fair to say that bothoffensively and defensively, youre going to begin up front asfar as solidifying the offensive line and that front four?I think it all starts in the trenches. If you cant dominate the line ofscrimmage, youre going to have a long, hard day. I think we justfound that out.Why has that been so hard against the Patriots? That hasntbeen the case in a lot of other games obviously.Theyve got good players, well-coached, good scheme, tempo,multiple formations; theres a lot of things that factor in. We didntplay our best. They get you off, they get you reeling a little bit, theyget you on your heels and thats what happened early in that ballgame. I thought we made a couple plays, an interception and got a

    stop there before the half, and a 10-point game and all that. Ithought we got it calmed down, but obviously we didnt so theres alot of things that factor into that.You switched to T.Y. Hilton at punt returner. Was that just a mat-ter of somebody being safer back there returning your puntsor did something happen with Josh Cribbs after the muffedpunt?Theres no doubt that he has struggled at times catching thosepunts, so just put T.Y. in there and just get the thing caught and thatswhat we did.In the running game, is it fair to say that when Ahmad Brad-shaw got hurt, you lost the balance you had between him andTrent Richardson?It changed obviously because what we had going there especiallyin that five-game winning streak, we felt like we had a good one-two punch going there. 44 coming in off the bench and from thebullpen, so to speak, getting yards, creating yards on the ground,all that he did in the pass game, the touchdown production that hegave us before he went out with the injury; it definitely changed. Welost a really good football player and he brings a different dimensionto the game as well. Hes a passionate guy. He brings energy andtoughness as well to that offensive side of the football.This time of year theres always staff changes for a multitudeof reasons. Do you have any sense on that yet of any comingsor goings with your staff, or is it too early?Its early. Somebody mentioned guys getting contacted, this, thatand the other; thats this time of year. I guess they just named an-other coach today, I didnt even know. I think Gary Kubiak wasnamed the head coach of the Broncos, right? Congratulations toKubs, hes a good guy and a great coach, and Im glad to see himhave that opportunity. But theres guys out there, and (John) Fox isup in Chicago. Theres a group of guys out there that are availableand theyre all pounding the phones right now trying to put staffs to-gether.



    SHUTDOWN CORNERCornerback Vontae Davis recorded a career-high five passes de-fensed in the AFCDivisional game at Denver (1/11/15). That ranksas the highest postseason single-game total by a Colts player since1994 and is tied for the third-highest mark in the NFL during thatspan. Davis (seven) and Greg Toler (four) ranked first and tied forsecond, respectively, for the most passes defensed in a single post-season by a Colts player since 1994.MOST PASSES DEFENSED IN A POSTSEASON GAME, NFL,

    SINCE 1994Player Team Opponent, Date PDSteve Jackson HOU KC, 1/16/94 7Mike McKenzie GB PHI, 1/11/04 6Vontae Davis IND DEN, 1/11/15 5Seven other players 5


    Player Year PDVontae Davis 2014 7Greg Toler 2014 4Ashley Ambrose 1995 4Antoine Bethea 2006 4Walt Harris 2003 4Bob Sanders 2006 4

    Quarterback Andrew Luck recorded the most passing yards in aplayers first five career postseason games in NFL history (1,703),ahead of Kurt Warners mark of 1,644 yards. He now has 1,829 ca-reer passing yards in the playoffs. Luck also ranks second in a num-ber of career passing categories in Colts postseason history, listedbelow:


    Player Team YardsAndrew Luck COLTS 1,703Kurt Warner Arizona 1,644


    Player Years GamesPeyton Manning 1998-2011 8Andrew Luck 2012-2014 3Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 1

    MOST PASSING YARDS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYPlayer Years YardsPeyton Manning 1998-2011 5,389Andrew Luck 2012-2014 1,829Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 1,663

    MOST PASSING TDs, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYPlayer Years TDsPeyton Manning 1998-2011 29Andrew Luck 2012-2014 9Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 7

    MOST COMPLETIONS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYPlayer Years Comp.Peyton Manning 1998-2011 453Andrew Luck 2012-2014 147Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 120

    MOST PASSING ATTEMPTS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYPlayer Years Att.Peyton Manning 1998-2011 718Andrew Luck 2012-2014 260Johnny Unitas 1956-1972 226


    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has recorded 604 receiving yards in thepostseason, which is the fourth-highest total in a players first sixcareer playoff games in NFL history, behind only Steve Smith (706),Larry Fitzgerald (705) and Demaryius Thomas (640).


    Player Team YardsSteve Smith Carolina 706Larry Fitzgerald Arizona 705Demaryius Thomas Denver 640T.Y. Hilton COLTS 604Randy Moss Minnesota 602Tom Fears L.A. Rams 587


    Player Years GamesDallas Clark 2003-2011 3T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 3Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 3

    MOST RECEPTIONS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYPlayer Years Rec.Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 93Marvin Harrison 1996-2008 65Dallas Clark 2003-2011 64Joseph Addai 2006-2011 46T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 36

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS, COLTS POSTSEASON HISTORYPlayer Years Rec. YdsReggie Wayne 2001-2014 1,254Marvin Harrison 1996-2008 883Dallas Clark 2003-2011 847T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 604


    Inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman posted 1.5 sacks, one forcedfumble and one fumble recovery in three postseason games in2014. He is only the third player in Colts history to record at least asack, forced fumble and fumble recovery in a single postseason.Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis also accomplished the feat inthe 2006 postseason.Outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome became the second rookiein Colts history to record a sack-forced fumble in a postseasongame when he did so against Denver in the AFCDivisional round(1/11/15). Freeney notched a sack-forced fumble in a postseasongame as a rookie in 2003.


    OFFENSIVE OUTPUTThe Colts posted 482 total net yards in the AFCWild Card matchupagainst Cincinnati (1/4/15), which was the third-highest single-gameoutput in Colts postseason history. Over the past two seasons, In-dianapolis recorded two of its three highest net yardage totals inthe postseason.


    Rushing Passing TotalDate, Opponent Yards Yards Net Yards1/4/14 vs. Kansas City 100 436 5361/9/05 vs. Denver 76 454 5301/4/15 vs. Cincinnati 114 368 4821/4/04 vs. Denver 85 394 4791/24/10 vs. N.Y. Jets 101 360 461

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    Running back Daniel BoomHerron caught 20 passes in thepostseason, which ranked as the second-highest total for a singlepostseason by a Colts running back and the fourth-highest mark bya Colts player. He also caught eight-or-more passes in two consec-utive postseason games, which was tied for the third-longest streakin the NFL since 1920.


    Player Year Rec.Joseph Addai 2006 22Dallas Clark 2006 21Pierre Garcon 2009 21Daniel Herron 2014 20


    Player Team Years GamesTony Nathan Miami 1984-85 3Julian Edelman New England 2013-14 3Daniel Herron COLTS 2014 213 other players 2


    Quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 300-plus passing yards andwide receiver T.Y. Hilton recorded 100-plus receiving yards in threestraight postseason games from 2013-14, both of which tied for thesecond-longest streaks in NFL history. Luck and Hilton also be-came the first quarterback/wide receiver pair in NFL history torecord 300 passing yards and 100 receiving yards in threestraight postseason games.


    4 Dan Fouts, San Diego, 1979-19813 Jim Kelly, Buffalo, 1989-1990

    Warren Moon, Houston, 1991-93Drew Brees, New Orleans, 2010-2011 (current)Andrew Luck, Indianapolis, 2013-2014


    4 Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona, 20083 Tom Fears, Los Angeles, 1950-51

    Jerry Rice, San Francisco, 1988-89Randy Moss, Minnesota, 1999-2000T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis, 2013-2014


    BOOMS BIG DAYRunning Back Daniel Boom Herron started his first career play-off game against Cincinnati (1/4/15) in an AFCWild Card matchupand totaled 12 rushing attempts for 56 yards (4.7 avg.) and a touch-down as well as 10 receptions for 85 yards. His 141 scrimmageyards tied for the 11th-most overall and fifth-most by a running backin a single game in Colts postseason history. Herrons 10 catchestied a franchise postseason single-game record for the most recep-tions by a running back.


    Player Date Rec.Boom Herron 1/4/15 10Joseph Addai 2/4/07 10Joseph Addai 1/13/08 9


    Player Date Rec.Zack Crockett 12/31/95 157Joseph Addai 1/6/07 148Tom Matte 1/12/69 146Joseph Addai 2/4/07 143Boom Herron 1/4/15 141Edgerrin James 1/11/04 141

    Herron was originally selected by the Bengals in the sixth round(191st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. According to Elias Sports, heis only the third player in NFL history to lead a postseason game inrushing yards against a former team (Lew Carpenter, 12/29/57;Ahman Green, 1/4/04). Herron is also the fourth running back inNFLhistory to catch the most passes in a postseason game againsta former team (Preston Pearson 1/18/76; Herschel Walker, 1/10/93;Ricky Watters, 12/29/96).

    Wide receiver Reggie Wayne ranks among the best in postseasonNFL history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touch-downs. Below is how he stacks up against the rest of the league:


    Player Years ReceptionsJerry Rice 1985-2004 151Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 93Hines Ward 1998-2011 88


    Player Years Rec. YdsJerry Rice 1985-2004 2,245Michael Irvin 1988-1999 1,315Cliff Branch 1972-1985 1,289Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 1,254


    Player Years Rec. TDsJerry Rice 1985-2004 22John Stallworth 1974-1987 12Fred Biletnikoff 1965-1978 10Antonio Freeman 1995-2003 10Randy Moss 1998-2012 10Hines Ward 1998-2011 10Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 9Larry Fitzgerald 2004-2014 9Andre Reed 1985-2000 9Lynn Swann 1974-1982 9


    FREEMAN ALL OVER THE FIELDInside linebacker Jerrell Freeman recorded postseason single-game career highs of 16 tackles (13 solo), 1.5 sacks and a forcedfumble in the AFCWild Card game against Cincinnati (1/4/15). Hissack total was the fourth-highest mark in Colts postseason historyand he joined Dwight Freeney (1/6/07) as the only two players inteam history to notch at least 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in asingle postseason game.

    MOST SACKS IN A POSTSEASON GAME, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Date Sacks FFDwight Freeney 1/6/07 2.0 1Dwight Freeney 1/3/09 2.0 0Robert Mathis 1/3/09 2.0 0Jerrell Freeman 1/4/15 1.5 1



    Kicker Adam Vinatieri holds several career NFL postseasonrecords, including points scored, field goals made and consecutivegames scoring. Below is a look at how he ranks in NFL history:


    Player Years GamesAdam Vinatieri 1996-2014 30Jerry Rice 1985-2004 29D.D. Lewis 1968-1981 27


    Player Years GamesAdam Vinatieri 1996-2014 30David Akers 1998-2013 24George Blanda 1949-1975 19


    Player Years GamesAdam Vinatieri 2005-2014 13Tony Fritsch 1972-1979 13Adam Vinatieri 1997-2004 12Jason Elam 1997-2008 11


    Player Years PointsAdam Vinatieri 1996-2014 234David Akers 1998-2013 175Gary Anderson 1982-2004 153


    Player Years FGMAdam Vinatieri 1996-2014 56David Akers 1998-2013 39Gary Anderson 1982-2004 32


    Player Years FGAAdam Vinatieri 1996-2014 68David Akers 1998-2013 47Gary Anderson 1982-2004 40


    Player Years PATsAdam Vinatieri 1996-2014 66David Akers 1998-2013 58Gary Anderson 1982-2004 57

    VINATIERI IN THE POSTSEASONPunter Pat McAfee ranks first in postseason NFL history in careerpunting average and fifth in net average (minimum 25 punts). In theAFCWild Card game against Cincinnati (1/4/15), he logged thelongest punt in Colts postseason history with a 68-yarder.


    Player Years Avg.Pat McAfee 2009-2014 46.9Andy Lee 2004-2014 46.3Mike Scifres 2003-2014 45.7


    Player Years Avg.Thomas Morstead 2009-2014 40.9Andy Lee 2004-2014 39.8Klaus Wilmsmeyer 1992-1998 39.5Mike Scifres 2004-2013 39.3Pat McAfee 2009-2014 39.2


    Player Date LongPat McAfee 1/4/15 68Hunter Smith 1/3/09 63Three tied 58


    Listed below are the 14 Colts players (nine offensive, five defensive)who made their playoffs debut in the AFCWild Card game againstCincinnati (1/4). Return specialist Josh Cribbs (10 seasons) andinside linebacker DQwell Jackson (nine seasons) played the mostyears of anyone on the team before competing in the postseason.Player Experience Player ExperienceG-David Arkin........................4 ILB-DQwell Jackson...........9RS-Josh Cribbs...................10 S-Dewey McDonald............RC-Jonotthan Harrison ...........R T/G-Jack Mewhort ..............RRB-Daniel Boom Herron.....2 WR-Donte Moncrief............RC/G-Khaled Holmes..............2 OLB-Jonathan Newsome ...RDT-Montori Hughes...............2 G-Joe Reitz .........................4ILB-Andrew Jackson ............R RB-Zurlon Tipton ................R


    COLTS VS. THE FIELDThe Colts hold an all-time postseason record of 8-10 and a 68-86regular season record against AFC teams that qualified for theplay-offs. In the 2014 regular season, the Colts went 2-3 against the field,beating Baltimore and Cincinnati, while falling to Denver, New Eng-land and Pittsburgh.COLTS ALL-TIME RECORDS AGAINST AFC PLAYOFF TEAMSTeam Reg. Season Postseason Last MeetingNew England 28-46 1-4 1/18/15 - L, 45-7Denver 9-12 3-0 1/11/15 - W, 24-13Pittsburgh 6-15 0-5 10/26/14 - L, 51-34Cincinnati 17-10 2-0 1/4/15 - W, 26-10Baltimore 8-3 2-1 10/5/14 - W, 20-13Totals 68-86 (.442) 8-10 (.444)

    The Colts clinched the AFCSouth Division championship in Week15 against Houston. It marked their ninth AFCSouth title since 2002and their second straight since 2013.Overall, the Colts have claimed 16 division titles in franchise history,including six in the AFCEast and one in the Coastal Division. Theteam also won four NFLWestern Conference titles between 1958and 1965. Below is the full list of Colts division/conference champi-onships in franchise history:AFCSOUTH DIVISION2003-07, 2009-2010, 2013-14AFCEASTDIVISION1970, 1975-77, 1987, 1999NFLWESTERNCONFERENCE - COASTALDIVISION1968NFLWESTERNCONFERENCE1958, 1959, 1964, 1965


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    Seven Colts players played in the 2015 Pro Bowl: S-Mike Adams,CB-Vontae Davis, WR-T.Y. Hilton, ILB-DQwell Jackson, QB-An-drew Luck, P-Pat McAfee and K-Adam Vinatieri. Adams and Jack-son were selected as alternates inititally.This marks the first time since 2009 that seven Colts players havebeen named to the Pro Bowl in a single season. Adams, Davis,Hilton, Jackson and McAfee earned the honor for the first time in theircareers, while Luck and Vinatieri have been named to the Pro Bowlthree times apiece.


    As a team, the Colts have played in a combined 307 postseasongames, making 153 starts. Kicker Adam Vinatieri leads the teamwith 30 appearances, including five trips to the Super Bowl. Widereceiver Reggie Wayne has started 21 postseason contests, whileoutside linebacker Shaun Phillips has played in 14 games. Overall,10 Colts players have combined to make 15 Super Bowl appear-ances with four players winning a championship (Jones, Nicks,Vinatieri, Wayne).

    POSTSEASON GAMES PLAYED/GAME STARTEDPlayer WC DIV CONF SB TOTALMike Adams 1/1 3/3 2/2 1/1 7/7Dwayne Allen 2/2 1/0 1/1 4/3Colt Anderson 3/0 1/0 1/0 5/0David Arkin 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0Jalil Brown 1/0 1/0Sergio Brown 3/0 4/0 2/0 1/0 10/0Darius Butler 4/0 3/1 1/1 8/2Anthony Castonzo 3/3 2/2 1/1 6/6Josh Chapman 2/1 2/2 1/1 5/4Josh Cribbs 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0Vontae Davis 3/3 2/1 1/1 6/5Jack Doyle 2/0 2/1 1/0 5/1Coby Fleener 3/3 2/2 1/1 6/6Jerrell Freeman 3/3 2/1 1/1 6/5Josh Gordy 3/0 2/0 1/0 6/0Jonotthan Harrison 1/0 1/0Matt Hasselbeck 5/5 4/4 1/1 1/1 11/11Daniel Herron 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3Michael Hill 1/0 1/0 2/0T.Y. Hilton 3/2 2/2 1/1 6/5Khaled Holmes 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3Montori Hughes 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0Andrew Jackson 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0DQwell Jackson 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3Ricky Jean Francois 2/1 4/1 3/0 1/0 10/2Arthur Jones 2/2 3/1 3/1 1/1 9/5LaRon Landry 3/3 2/2 1/0 6/5Lance Louis 1/1 2/1 2/1 5/3Andrew Luck 3/3 2/2 1/1 6/6Pat McAfee 4/0 3/0 2/0 1/0 10/0Dewey McDonald 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0Jack Mewhort 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3Donte Moncrief 1/0 1/1 1/0 3/1Henoc Muamba 1/0 1/0Jonathan Newsome 1/0 1/0 1/1 3/1Hakeem Nicks 2/1 2/1 2/1 1/1 7/4Xavier Nixon 1/0 1/0 2/0Matt Overton 3/0 2/0 1/0 6/0Shaun Phillips 4/2 6/5 3/2 1/1 14/10Cory Redding 4/4 4/4 2/1 10/9Joe Reitz 1/1 1/1 1/1 3/3Trent Richardson 2/0 1/0 3/0A.Q. Shipley 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0Andy Studebaker 3/0 2/0 1/0 6/0Zurlon Tipton 1/0 1/0 1/0 3/0Greg Toler 3/2 2/1 1/1 6/4Adam Vinatieri 9/0 10/0 6/0 5/0 30/0Erik Walden 5/3 5/4 2/2 12/9Reggie Wayne 8/8 7/7 4/4 2/2 21/21Bjoern Werner 2/1 2/1 4/2Griff Whalen 1/1 1/0 2/1TOTALS 117/60 108/55 67/31 15/7 307/153

    PLAYOFF EXPERIENCEThe Colts hold an all-time postseason record of 22-23 (.489), whichranks as the 16th-best winning percentage in NFL history. Their 22wins are tied for the seventh-most in the NFL. Indianapolis hasrecorded a 12-6 record in home postseason games, while going 10-17 on the road. The team has won two NFLChampionships (1958,1959) and two Super Bowls (1970 (V), 2006 (XLI)).

    Date Round H/A Opponent W/L Score12/28/58 Champ A N.Y. Giants W (OT) 23-1712/27/59 Champ H N.Y. Giants W 31-1612/27/64 Champ A Cleveland L 0-2712/26/65 Div A Green Bay L (OT) 10-1312/22/68 Div H Minnesota W 24-1412/29/68 Conf A Cleveland W 34-01/12/69 SB N N.Y. Jets L 7-1612/26/70 Div H Cincinnati W 17-01/3/71 Conf H Oakland W 27-171/17/71 SB N Dallas W 16-1312/26/71 Div A Cleveland W 20-31/2/72 Conf A Miami L 0-2112/27/75 Div A Pittsburgh L 10-2812/19/76 Div H Pittsburgh L 14-4012/24/77 Div H Oakland L (OT) 31-371/9/88 Div A Cleveland L 21-3812/31/95 WC A San Diego W 35-201/7/96 Div A Kansas City W 10-71/14/96 Conf A Pittsburgh L 16-2012/29/96 WC A Pittsburgh L 14-421/16/00 Div H Tennessee L 16-1912/30/00 WC A Miami L (OT) 17-231/4/03 WC A N.Y. Jets L 0-411/4/04 WC H Denver W 41-101/11/04 Div A Kansas City W 38-311/18/04 Conf A New England L 14-241/9/05 WC H Denver W 49-241/16/05 Div A New England L 3-201/15/06 Div H Pittsburgh L 18-211/6/07 WC H Kansas City W 23-81/13/07 Div A Baltimore W 15-61/21/07 Conf H New England W 38-342/4/07 SB N Chicago W 29-171/13/08 Div H San Diego L 24-281/3/09 WC A San Diego L (OT) 17-231/16/10 Div H Baltimore W 20-31/24/10 Conf H N.Y. Jets W 30-172/7/10 SB N New Orleans L 17-311/8/11 WC H N.Y. Jets L 16-171/6/13 WC A Baltimore L 9-241/4/14 WC H Kansas City W 45-441/11/14 Div A New England L 22-431/4/15 WC H Cincinnati W 26-101/11/15 Div A Denver W 24-131/18/15 Conf A New England L 7-45




    The Colts scored 20-or-more points in 20 consecutive regular sea-son and postseason games from 2013 to 2014. That marked the11th-longest streak in the NFL since 1970. The streak began with a22-14 victory over Tennessee on Dec. 1, 2013, and ended with a25-24 win over Cleveland on Dec. 7, 2014.LONGEST STREAK OF GAMES SCORING 20-PLUS POINTS,

    SINCE 1970Team Start End GamesNew Orleans 1/8/2011 10/21/2012 25Denver 12/2/2012 1/19/2014 24Miami 11/20/1983 1/6/1985 24New England 12/17/2006 1/20/2008 24Washington 12/26/1982 1/8/1984 24L.A. Raiders 9/4/1983 9/24/1984 23New Orleans 12/13/09 10/26/2008 22San Diego 1/3/2010 12/4/2008 22Minnesota 12/21/1997 1/17/1999 21Philadelphia 11/3/2013 11/27/2014 21COLTS 12/1/2013 12/7/2014 20


    Since 2012, the Colts have recorded an 11-3 record in the monthof December, which is the fifth-best mark in the NFL during that timespan. Indianapolis has also posted a 6-0 record in Decembergames played at home, which is tied for the best record since 2012.

    BEST WIN PCT. IN DECEMBER GAMES, SINCE 2012Team Record Winning Pct.Denver 12-2 .857Carolina 12-2 .857Seattle 12-2 .857COLTS 11-3 .786New England 11-3 .786Cincinnati 10-4 .714

    BEST WIN PCT. IN DECEMBER HOME GAMES, SINCE 2012Team Record Winning Pct.COLTS 6-0 1.000Carolina 7-0 1.000Minnesota 7-0 1.000Seattle 7-1 .875San Francisco 6-1 .857


    The Colts offense recorded its highest single-season output in totalnet yards and passing yards in 2014, while finishing second in totalpoints and third in first downs.


    Year Yards2014 6,5062004 6,4752000 6,141


    Year Yards2014 4,8942004 4,6232010 4,609


    Year Points2004 5222014 4582007 450


    Year First Downs2004 3792006 3762014 371


    The Colts led the NFL with 85 plays of 20-plus yards in 2014. Eight-een of those 85 plays scored touchdowns, which also ranked firstleague-wide.

    MOST PLAYS OF 20-PLUS YARDS, 2014Team Runs Passes TotalCOLTS 7 78 85Denver 13 67 80Philadelphia 12 63 75Baltimore 24 50 74Dallas 19 54 73


    The Colts recorded seven straight games with 400-plus yards oftotal offense from Week 3 at Jacksonville to Week 9 at New YorkGiants. The team posted nine overall for the season, which isthe most in a single season in franchise history, surpassing theprevious record of eight games of 400-plus yards in 2004. TheColts nine such games also rank first in the NFL in 2014.


    Season Games2014 92004 81976 62000 62010 62012 6

    400-YARD GAMES

    The Colts recorded 27 points on 23 total drives beginning in thefinal two minutes of either half in 2014, which ranked fourth in theNFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers led the league in the category, scoring56 points on 25 total drives.

    MOST POINTS SCORED ON DRIVES BEGINNING IN FINALTWO MINUTES OF HALF OR GAME, 2014Team Possessions PointsPittsburgh 25 56Tampa Bay 21 30Denver 25 29COLTS 23 27


    The Colts had a pair of 100-yard receivers in three games in 2014,most recently Coby Fleener (127) and Donte Moncrief (134) inWeek 13 against Washington (11/30). The three total games rankas the third-most in a single season in franchise history. In 2004,Indianapolis posted five games with multiple 100-yard receivers.MOST SINGLE-SEASON GAMES WITH MULTIPLE 100-YARD

    RECEIVERS, COLTS HISTORYSeason Games2004 51960 42014 3Seven seasons 2


    The Colts held opponents to a 5.9 punt return average in 2014 on35 total punt returns. That average ranked third in the NFL, trailingNew Orleans and Tampa Bay. The Colts 5.9 average ranks as the12th-lowest single-season mark in team history and the lowestsince holding opponents to a 5.8 average in 2002.

    LOWEST OPP. PUNT RETURN AVG., 2014Team Returns Yards Avg.New Orleans 24 99 4.1Tampa Bay 32 185 5.8COLTS 35 205 5.9Buffalo 38 246 6.5Minnesota 39 255 6.5


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    COLTS NOTESQuarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for 25 30-plus-yard touch-downs since 2012, which is tied with Peyton Manning for the mostin the NFL over the past three seasons. During that same time span,wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has posted 11 30-plus-yard receivingtouchdowns, which ranks tied for second in the NFL.

    MOST 30-PLUS YARD PASSING TDs, SINCE 2012Player Team TDsAndrew Luck COLTS 25Peyton Manning Denver 25Drew Brees New Orleans 24Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 23Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 21

    MOST 30-PLUS YARD REC TDs, SINCE 2012Player Team TDsDez Bryant Dallas 12T.Y. Hilton COLTS 11Josh Gordon Cleveland 11DeSean Jackson Phi/Was 11Jordy Nelson Green Bay 11Demaryius Thomas Denver 11


    Andrew Luck led the Colts to the most wins (33) in the first threeseasons of a quarterbacks career in Colts history. He also ranksfirst in franchise history in passing yards, touchdowns and 300-yardpassing games through as many seasons.

    MOST WINS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons WinsAndrew Luck 2012-2014 33Peyton Manning 1998-2000 26Johnny Unitas 1956-1958 18

    MOST PASSING YDS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Passing YdsAndrew Luck 2012-2014 12,957Peyton Manning 1998-2000 12,287Jeff George 1990-1992 7,025

    MOST PASSING TDS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Passing TDsAndrew Luck 2012-2014 86Peyton Manning 1998-2000 85Johnny Unitas 1956-1958 52


    Player Seasons GamesAndrew Luck 2012-2014 19Peyton Manning 1998-2000 11Jeff George 1990-1992 5


    Andrew Luck threw for 300 yards in eight consecutive games fromWeeks 3-11. That is a franchise record, surpassing Peyton Manningwho held a five-game streak in 2009. The NFL record for the mostconsecutive 300-yard passing games is nine, set by Saints quar-terback Drew Brees twice from 2011-12 and 2012-13.


    Player Streak DatesAndrew Luck 8 9/21/14-11/16/14Peyton Manning 5 9/13/09-10/11/09Peyton Manning 3 11/1/09-11/15/09Peyton Manning 3 10/22/06-11/5/06Johnny Unitas 3 12/1/63-12/15/63MOST CONSECUTIVE 300-YARD PASSING GAMES,

    NFL HISTORYPlayer Team Streak DatesDrew Brees New Orleans 9 11/29/12-9/30/13Drew Brees New Orleans 9 11/13/11-9/16/12Andrew Luck COLTS 8 9/21/14-11/16/14Peyton Manning Denver 7 12/23/12-10/6/13


    Andrew Luck threw for 4,761 passing yards in 2014, which is thehighest total in a single season in franchise history. Peyton Manningheld the previous record with 4,700 yards through the air in 2010.


    Player Year Passing YdsAndrew Luck 2014 4,761Peyton Manning 2010 4,700Peyton Manning 2004 4,557Peyton Manning 2009 4,500Peyton Manning 2000 4,413


    Andrew Luck led the NFL with 40 passing touchdowns in 2014,which is the second-most passing touchdowns in a single seasonin Colts history.


    Player Year Passing TDPeyton Manning 2004 49Andrew Luck 2014 40Peyton Manning 2000 33Peyton Manning 2009 33Peyton Manning 2010 33

    MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, NFL, 2014Player Team TouchdownsAndrew Luck COLTS 40Peyton Manning Denver 39Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 38

    Luck also ranked third in passing yards and sixth in completions.MOST PASSING YARDS, NFL, 2014

    Player Team YardsDrew Brees New Orleans 4,952Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 4,952Andrew Luck COLTS 4,761

    MOST COMPLETIONS, NFL, 2014Player Team CompletionsDrew Brees New Orleans 456Matt Ryan Atlanta 415Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 408Peyton Manning Denver 395Ryan Tannehill Miami 392Andrew Luck COLTS 380




    Quarterback Andrew Luck completed 19-of-27 passes for 370yards, a career-high five touchdowns and a 137.0 passer rating inthe Colts 49-27 Week 13 victory over the Washington Redskins(11/30). Below are some of the highlights from his career day: Became the fifth quarterback since 1970 to record 30 victories inthe first three seasons of a career. Established a career-high with five touchdown passes and threwfor over four touchdown passes for the sixth time in his career. Hisfive touchdown passes tied for the third-most in a single game inteam history. Became the first quarterback in franchise history to throw for twotouchdowns of 70-plus yards in a single game. Joined Johnny Unitas (one) and Peyton Manning (six) as the onlyquarterbacks in franchise history to throw for 30-plus touchdownsin a single season. Became the third-fastest player to reach 12,000 career passingyards in NFL history and tied Carson Palmer (78) for the fourth-mostpassing touchdowns in the first three seasons of a quarterbackscareer in NFL history. Set a career-long with a 79-yard pass to Donte Moncrief, whichwent for his fifth touchdown. On the play, Luck reached 4,000 pass-ing yards this season and joined Peyton Manning and Dan Marinoas the only players to pass for 4,000 yards in two of their first threeNFL seasons. Posted his 10th 300-yard passing game this season, which set asingle-season franchise record (Peyton Manning, nine in 2004). With 19 completions, passed Andy Dalton (992) for the second-most completions in the first three seasons of a quarterbacks ca-reer in NFL history. Finished with four touchdown passes of 30-plus yards and becameonly the second player in the last 10 years to accomplish the feat ina single game (Matt Flynn vs. Detroit 1/1/12). Posted his second game of the season with three-or-more passingtouchdowns of 20-plus yards, which leads the NFL. Became one-of-four players in NFL history to throw five-or-moretouchdown passes in one game, including two of 70 yards or longer,joining Charley Johnson (Cardinals vs. Cowboys, 1962), Joe Na-math (Jets vs. Colts, 1972) and Joe Ferguson (Bills vs. Jets, 1979).

    LUCK AIRS IT OUT VS. WASHINGTONQuarterback Andrew Luck was named the AFC Offensive Playerof the Month for November, marking the first time he has earnedthe award in his career.In the month of November, Luck completed 88-of-144 passes for1,280 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions for a 112.0passer rating, leading the Colts to a 3-1 record. His touchdown totalranked tied for third in the NFL, while his passer rating ranked fifthand his passing yardage total ranked sixth.In a Week 9 meeting at the Giants, Luck became the first playerin NFL history with at least 350 passing yards in five consecutiveroad contests. He joined Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and DrewBrees (twice) as the only quarterbacks in league history with at least3,000 passing yards in their teams first nine games to begin a sea-son and also became the third player in NFL history with six con-secutive games of 40-plus attempts. In Week 11 against NewEngland, Luck totaled his eighth consecutive 300-yard passing outingwhich ranks as the second-longest streak in NFL history. In Week 12against Jacksonville, he took sole possession of second place inteam history for consecutive games with 20-or-more completions. Hefinished with eight rushes for 49 yards, which was the second-highestsingle-game rushing total of his career. In a Week 13 win againstWashington, Luck became the fifth quarterback since 1970 torecord 30 victories in the first three seasons of a career. He estab-lished a career-high with five touchdown passes and threw for overfour touchdown passes for the sixth time in his career. His fivetouchdown passes tied for the third-most in a single game in teamhistory and he became the first quarterback in franchise history tothrow for two touchdowns of 70-plus yards in a single game. Luckjoined Johnny Unitas (one) and Peyton Manning (six) as the onlyquarterbacks in franchise history to throw for 30-plus touchdownsin a single season and tied Carson Palmer (78) for the fourth-mostpassing touchdowns in the first three seasons of a quarterbackscareer in NFL history. He set a career-long with a 79-yard pass towide receiver Donte Moncrief, which went for his fifth touchdown.On the play, Luck reached 4,000 passing yards for the year andjoined Peyton Manning and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marinoas the only players to pass for 4,000 yards in two of their first threeNFL seasons. He also became the third-fastest player to reach12,000 career passing yards in NFL history. Luck posted his 10th300-yard passing game of the year, which set a single-season fran-chise record (Peyton Manning, nine in 2004). With 19 completions,he passed Andy Dalton (992) for the second-most completions inthe first three seasons of a quarterbacks career in NFL history. Luckfinished with four touchdown passes of 30-plus yards and becameonly the second player in the last 10 years to accomplish the feat ina single game (Matt Flynn vs. Detroit 1/1/12).


    Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener became the first tightend tandem in NFL history with eight touchdowns apiece in a singleseason. They ranked tied for fifth in the NFL and fourth in the AFCin receiving touchdowns among tight ends. Their eight touchdownswere career highs for both of them. Their touchdown totals werealso the highest by a Colts tight end since Dallas Clark in 2009 (10).Jack Doyle added two receiving touchdowns on the season, bring-ing the combined tight end total to 18 touchdowns, which is thehighest single-season total by that position group in team history.


    Player Team Rec. TDsAntonio Gates San Diego 12Rob Gronkowski New England 12Julius Thomas Denver 12Jimmy Graham New Orleans 10Dwayne Allen COLTS 8Coby Fleener COLTS 8


    Player Season Rec. TDsDallas Clark 2007 11Dallas Clark 2009 10John Mackey 1966 9Dwayne Allen 2014 8Coby Fleener 2014 8Marcus Pollard 2001 8


    Kicker Adam Vinatieri posted the fifth-highest single-season fieldgoal percentage (96.77%) in 2014 (minimum one field goal attemptper team game), as he converted 30-of-31 field goals. Four playershave recorded a perfect season in NFL history.


    100.00 Tony Zendejas, L.A. Rams, 1991 (17-17)Gary Anderson, Minnesota, 1998 (35-35)Jeff Wilkins, St. Louis, 2000 (17-17)Mike Vanderjagt, Indianapolis, 2003 (37-37)

    96.77 Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis, 2014 (30-31)96.43 Chris Boniol, Dallas, 1995 (27-28)


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    Tight end Coby Fleener caught seven-of-seven targets for 144yards in Week 11 against New England (11/16). His receivingyardage total tied for the third-highest single-game total in Colts his-tory by a tight end.


    Player Dates Rec. YdsDallas Clark 09/21/09 183Ken Dilger 09/08/96 156Coby Fleener 11/16/14 144John Mackey 12/08/63 144John Mackey 09/18/66 143


    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton reached 1,000 receiving yards for the sea-son in the Colts Week 12 victory over Jacksonville (11/23), as hecaught four passes for 122 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown.Hilton is only the third player in franchise history to post multiple ca-reer 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Marvin Harrison andReggie Wayne, who have each recorded eight such seasons.MOST 1,000-YARD RECEIVING SEASONS, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years SeasonsMarvin Harrison 1996-2008 8Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 8T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 2

    HILTON TOPS 1,000 AGAINTight end Dwayne Allen ranked second in the NFL in first down re-ceiving percentage, as 24 of his 29 receptions (82.8%) went for firstdowns. Tight end Coby Fleener and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton alsoranked in the top 10 in the league with 78.4 and 76.8 percentages,respectively.

    HIGHEST RECEIVING FIRST DOWN PERCENTAGE, 2014Player Team Rec. FD Rec. FD %Calvin Johnson Detroit 59 83.1Dwayne Allen COLTS 24 82.8Terrance Williams Dallas 30 81.1Coby Fleener COLTS 40 78.4Randall Cobb Green Bay 71 78.0Andre Roberts Washington 28 77.8Torrey Smith Baltimore 38 77.6T.Y. Hilton COLTS 63 76.8


    Tight end Coby Fleener caught four passes for 127 yards and twotouchdowns, including a 73-yard score, in Week 13 against Wash-ington (11/30). It was his third career 100-yard contest and secondin 2014. He also posted his first career multiple-touchdown game.On his first reception of the game, Fleener caught a 30-yard touch-down to give the Colts a 7-3 lead and set a new single-season ca-reer-high with five touchdowns, adding his sixth in the third quarter.Fleener established a career-long reception with his 73-yard touch-down in the third quarter and became the first tight end with touch-down catches of 70-plus yards and 30-plus yards in the same gamesince 1972 (Rich Caster).


    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton posted some of the best receiving num-bers in Colts history through his first three seasons. He holds therecords for the most receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard re-ceiving games and ranks second in receiving touchdowns.MOST RECEPTIONS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Seasons ReceptionsT.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 214Marvin Harrison 1996-1998 196Austin Collie 2009-2011 172

    MOST REC. YARDS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Rec. YardsT.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 3,289Bill Brooks 1986-1988 2,720Marvin Harrison 1996-1998 2,478

    MOST REC. TDs IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Rec. TDsMarvin Harrison 1996-1998 21T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 19Austin Collie 2009-2011 16John Mackey 1963-1965 16MOST 100-YD REC. GAMES IN FIRST 3 SEASONS,

    COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons GamesT.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 16Bill Brooks 1986-1988 5Reggie Wayne 2001-2003 5


    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton recorded his second 200-yard receivingperformance of his career in Week 6 at Houston (10/9), posting 223yards, two shy of a franchise record. He totaled his first 200-yardperformance in an AFCWild Card matchup against Kansas City onJan. 4, 2014.Hiltons second 200-yard receiving performance came in his 40thcareer game (regular season & postseason). Of the five other play-ers who have recorded a 200-yard receiving game in the regularseason and postseason, Hilton did it in the fewest amount of gamesplayed. Reggie Wayne accomplished the feat in his 169th career game. TheColts are the only team in NFL history with two players who haveregistered at least one 200-yard receiving game in the regular sea-son and postseason.


    Player Team GamesT.Y. Hilton COLTS 40Demaryius Thomas Denver 63Jerry Rice San Francisco 66Steve Smith Sr. Carolina 69Calvin Johnson Detroit 77Reggie Wayne COLTS 169

    FASTEST TO REPEAT 200Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton finished sixth in the NFL in receiving yardsand tied for 21st in receptions in 2014. He also ranked seventh inreceiving first downs, as 63 of his 82 receptions went for first downs(76.8%).

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS, 2014Player Team Rec. YardsAntonio Brown Pittsburgh 1,698Demaryius Thomas Denver 1,619Julio Jones Atlanta 1,593Jordy Nelson Green Bay 1,519Emmanuel Sanders Denver 1,404T.Y. Hilton COLTS 1,345

    MOST RECEIVING FIRST DOWNS, 2014Player Team Rec. FDAntonio Brown Pittsburgh 85Julio Jones Atlanta 76Randall Cobb Green Bay 71Jordy Nelson Green Bay 71Emmanuel Sanders Denver 69Demaryius Thomas Denver 69T.Y. Hilton COLTS 63




    In Week 8 at Pittsburgh (10/26), rookie wide receiver Donte Mon-crief posted career highs of seven receptions and 113 receivingyards, while scoring his first career touchdown. He contributed witha 52-yard reception in the second quarter, which established hissingle-game career-high and was then the longest completion forAndrew Luck in 2014. T.Y. Hilton also recorded a 100-yard game,as the Colts registered their second game of the season and 42ndin franchise history with two 100-yard receivers.With Moncriefs performance, the Colts have now had a rookiewith a 100-yard receiving game in three straight seasons. Hiltonnotched five such games in 2012 and DaRick Rogers posted a sin-gle 100-yard performance in 2013.