Indianapolis Colts Football


Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 4, 2015 – 1:30 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with 15 undrafted free agents, including, quarterback Bryan Bennett, wide receiver Quan Bray, cornerback Donald Celiscar, linebacker Cody Galea, linebacker Terrell Hartsfield, linebacker Zachary Hodges, cornerback Joshua Mitchell, wide receiver Ezell Ruffin, cornerback Al-Hajj Shabazz, tight end Jean Sifrin, tight end Justin Sinz, safety Robert Smith, linebacker Junior Sylvestre, running back Tyler Varga and center Brandon Vitabile.

Bennett, 6-2, 211 pounds, played in 27 games (27 starts) at Southeastern Louisiana, throwing for 5,522 yards with 39 touchdowns in two seasons as the starting quarterback. He also rushed for 1,715 yards and 31 touchdowns in his career for the Lions. Bennett ran for 1,046 yards and 16 touchdowns his junior season en route to being named Southland Conference Player of the Year. He accounted for 4,211 yards of total offense and 37 touchdowns that season. Prior to Southeastern Louisiana, Bennett spent two seasons at Oregon, backing up Darron Thomas in 2011 and Marcus Mariota in 2012. He played in 18 games for the Ducks and posted 580 passing yards with nine touchdowns and 365 rushing yards with six touchdowns.

Bray, 5-10, 195 pounds, finished his career at Auburn with 90 receptions for 849 yards and seven touchdowns. He ranks third in school history in punt return average (10.09) among players with at least 50 returns and eighth in punt return yardage (565). As a senior in 2014, he finished second in the nation in punt returns (18.1) and was a Second Team All-SEC selection as a return specialist, voted by the league’s coaches. Bray became the first player in Auburn history to score a rushing, receiving and punt return touchdown in the same season.

Celiscar, 5-11, 183 pounds, totaled 247 tackles, 10 interceptions and 55 passes defensed in his career at Western Michigan. Along with teammate Ronald Zamort, the two led the nation in passes defensed per game (1.6) in 2014. As a senior, Celiscar earned First Team All-MAC honors after finishing the year with 17 passes defensed and tied for the team lead with four interceptions. On one occasion each in 2013 and 2014, he was selected as the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week.

Galea, 6-3, 255 pounds, totaled 114 tackles (68 solo), 7.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one pass defensed at San Diego State. He finished his collegiate career with 35 consecutive starts and assisted a SDSU defense that concluded the 2014 season ranked 16th nationally in total defense. Last season, Galea established career highs with 50 tackles (34 solo), 3.0 sacks, 6.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles.

Hartsfield, 6-3, 246 pounds, recorded 61 tackles (35 solo), 10.5 sacks, 16 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and three passes defensed in two seasons with the Cincinnati Bearcats. Last season, he led the American Athletic Conference and ranked in the Top 25 in the FBS with 9.0 sacks. He added 12 tackles for loss en route to First Team All-AAC honors. Hartsfield helped the Bearcats close the 2014 regular season with seven consecutive wins. Prior to his tenure at Cincinnati, he started at Hargrave Military Academy followed by Copiah-Lincoln Community College.

Hodges, 6-3, 235 pounds, compiled 26.0 sacks and 41 tackles for loss at Harvard and was a three-time First Team All-Ivy League selection (2012-14). As a senior, he tallied 8.5 sacks and was invited to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl. That season, Hodges was named co-Defensive Player of the Year as well as earning Second Team Associated Press FCS All-America honors. In 2013, he earned the Asa S. Bushnell Cup as Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year after finishing the season with 40 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. He led the conference in sacks, was second in tackles for loss and ranked fifth in the nation with four forced fumbles.

Mitchell, 5-9, 173 pounds, played in 47 games (28 starts) at Nebraska, finishing his career with 104 tackles (79 solo), 3.0 sacks, three interceptions, 25 passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. As a senior, he earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors from the league’s coaches and the media after a standout year in which he made 39 tackles (33 solo), 2.0 sacks, 13 passes defensed, one interception and one fumble recovery, which he returned 57 yards for a touchdown against Miami. Mitchell’s 25 career passes defensed rank eighth in Nebraska school history. He was also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Ruffin, 6-0, 218 pounds, played in 32 games in three seasons at San Diego State. He caught 111 passes for 1,877 yards (16.9 avg.) and five touchdowns. Ruffin was limited by injury his senior year and played in just seven games, catching 26 passes for 422 yards (16.2 avg.) and two touchdowns. The best season of his collegiate career came in 2013, when he totaled 68 receptions for 1,136 yards (16.7 avg.) and three touchdowns. Ruffin’s 87.4 receiving yards per game average ranked No. 29 in the nation. He was an All-Mountain West honorable mention pick for his performances that season.

Shabazz, 6-0, 200 pounds, played in 47 games in four seasons at West Chester University, compiling 151 tackles (100 solo), nine interceptions, 5.0 tackles for loss, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, one blocked kick and 32 passes defensed. In 2014, his 15 passes defensed set a new single-season career-high and his four interceptions tied a single-season career-high. Shabazz also had two interception returns for touchdowns in college, including a 76-yard pick six his junior season in 2013.

Sifrin, 6-5, 245 pounds, played in 11 games (nine starts) in one season at the University of Massachusetts. He caught 42 passes for 642 yards (15.3 avg.) and six touchdowns en route to being named an All-MAC first-team tight end. Sifrin finished second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He set career highs for receptions (eight) against Bowling Green and receiving yards (185) at Toledo. Prior to his season at UMass, Sifrin played one year at El Camino Junior College and had 18 catches for 328 yards and five touchdowns.

Sinz, 6-4, 249 pounds, finished his career at Purdue with 80 receptions for 670 yards (8.4 avg.) and seven touchdowns. He was named an Academic All-Big Ten selection in four consecutive years from 2011-14. As a senior in 2014, Sinz caught 32 passes for 257 yards and two scores. His best year came as a junior when he caught a team-high 41 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns, which also led the team. Sinz ended his collegiate career having caught at least one pass in his last 24 games played. He is a native of Edgar, Wisconsin and was the Wisconsin Player of the Year as a senior at Edgar High School.

Smith, 5-10, 204 pounds, played in 53 games in four years at Clemson, making 11 starts. He tallied 182 tackles, 1.0 sack, six tackles for loss, four interceptions, one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed for the Tigers. Smith finished his career tied for fourth in school history for games played. He started 12-of-13 games his senior season and had a single season career-high in tackles with 80 to go along with 2.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one pass defensed and two fumble recoveries. Smith earned All-ACC honorable mention honors from both the league’s coaches and the media in 2014. He also was a two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member.

Sylvestre, 6-0, 222 pounds, was a First Team All-MAC selection following his junior and senior seasons at Toledo. He ended his career with 286 tackles, 7.5 sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and eight passes defensed. In 2014, Sylvestre assisted the Rockets in ranking first in the conference and 14th in the nation in rush defense, giving up only 3.5 yards per carry and 116 yards per game.

Varga, 5-11, 222 pounds, was a three-time All-Ivy honoree and finished his collegiate career at Yale ranked fourth in rushing yards (2,985), fifth in attempts (529), third in rushing touchdowns (31) and second in yards per carry average (5.6). He had 17 games with 100-plus rushing yards in college and three games over 200 yards. Varga was a First Team All-Ivy selection his senior season after rushing for 1,423 yards and 26 total touchdowns, which is a Yale school record. He also averaged 6.1 yards per carry and 142 yards per game. Varga served as a captain of the North squad at the 2015 Senior Bowl, where he rushed for two touchdowns.

Vitabile, 6-3, 310 pounds, started all 50 games he played in during his four years at Northwestern. He was a two-time team captain and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors twice. In 2014, Vitabile helped running back Justin Jackson rush for 1,187 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was also a Rimington Trophy candidate, which is given to the nation’s top center annually. In 2013, Vitabile helped the Wildcats average 172.4 rushing yards per game. He was also a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

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Posted by coltsadmin on – 10:44 am

The Indianapolis Colts today waived four players including, wide receiver Kadron Boone, defensive end Gannon Conway, running back Jeff Demps and offensive tackle Matt Hall.


Boone was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. After his release from the Eagles at the end of training camp, he spent time on the St. Louis Rams practice squad before being released on October 29, 2014. Boone was signed to the Colts practice squad on December 31, 2014 where he remained for all three postseason contests.


Conway was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent on May 13, 2014. He was released three days later and signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 11, 2014. Conway spent time with the Colts in training camp before being released on August 30, 2014. He was then signed to the practice squad on January 15, 2015 where he remained for the team’s AFC Championship Game appearance.


Demps competed in two games with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2013 and posted one carry for 13 yards and three receptions for 21 yards. He was signed to the Buccaneers practice squad at the start of the 2014 campaign, but was released in October. Demps spent one week on the Colts practice squad in October of 2014 before his release. He was re-signed by Indianapolis to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2015.


Hall was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent on May 10, 2014. He was waived by Minnesota on July 25, 2014 and signed by the Colts two days later. Hall spent the 2014 campaign on Injured Reserve.

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 1, 2015 – 5:54 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today released return specialist Josh Cribbs.

Cribbs is a 10-year NFL veteran who spent time with the Cleveland Browns (2005-2012), Oakland Raiders (2013), New York Jets (2013) and Indianapolis Colts (2014). In 136 career games, he has returned 222 punts for 2,375 yards and three touchdowns and 426 kickoffs for 11,113 yards and eight scores.

Last year with the Colts, Cribbs competed in six games and returned 19 punts for 125 yards and 19 kickoffs for 608 yards with a long return of 76 yards.

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Posted by coltsadmin on April 29, 2015 – 4:37 pm

Viewing Parties to Be Held at Colts Grille and Four Buffalo Wild Wings


INDIANAPOLIS – The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off tomorrow, April 30, and the Indianapolis Colts are inviting their fans to join one of five free viewing parties around Central Indiana to watch the draft. The viewing parties, presented by Bullseye Event Group and Bud Light, will be held at Colts Grille in Downtown Indianapolis as well as four Buffalo Wild Wings in surrounding areas. The events will begin at 7 p.m. and go until the Colts make their first round pick. The Colts have the 29th overall pick in this year’s draft.


Each viewing party will include appearances by Colts Cheerleaders (7-9 p.m.), Bud Light drink specials, free Colts schedule posters and the opportunity to win autographed memorabilia. Draft coverage will be shown on the flat screen TV’s at all five locations. In addition, Colts Grille will host 1070/107.5 The Fan’s live radio show from 3-7 p.m. as well as the Colts draft radio show beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, fans can visit


WHAT:           2015 Official Colts Draft Viewing Parties

                        Presented by Bullseye Event Group and Bud Light

  • Colts Cheerleaders (7-9 p.m.)
  • Free Colts Schedule Posters
  • Opportunity to Win Autographed Memorabilia
  • Bud Light Drink Specials


WHEN:           Thursday, April 30, 7 p.m.


WHERE:         DOWNTOWN – Colts Grille (110 W Washington St, Indianapolis, Ind.)

FISHERS – Buffalo Wild Wings (13977 Trade Center Dr., Fishers, Ind.)

LAWRENCE – Buffalo Wild Wings (10625 Pendleton Pike, Lawrence, Ind.)

AVON – Buffalo Wild Wings (9875 E US Highway 36, Avon, Ind.)

BLOOMINGTON – Buffalo Wild Wings (1350 W. Bloomfield Rd., Bloomington, Ind.)


COST:             Free and open to the public



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Posted by coltsadmin on April 27, 2015 – 4:31 pm

INDIANAPOLIS – This Mother’s Day, the Indianapolis Colts mascot, Blue, is teaming up with Meijer to offer fans a unique gift for the special mom in their life.  Through a personalized surprise visit from Blue that includes confetti, flowers, chocolates, and a card, individuals can give their mother a day they will remember for forever. Whether it’s an office, school, or home, let Blue surprise your mom and shower her with gifts.


Blue’s Mother’s Day Visits are currently available May 5-8. Individuals who are interested in booking Blue for Mother’s Day this year can visit and submit a request online or call 317-808-5264.


WHAT:           Blue’s Mother’s Day Deliveries


WHEN:           Reservations being accepted online for deliveries on May 5-8


COST:             $150 (Includes visit from Blue, confetti, flowers, chocolates and a card)



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Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 9:34 am

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that restricted free agent inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has signed his qualifying offer.

Freeman, 6-0, 240 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on January 19, 2012. In three seasons (44 games), he has totaled 516 tackles, 9.0 sacks, eight forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 15 passes defensed.

Last season, Freeman ranked second on the team with 144 tackles (78 solo) while contributing with 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and six passes defensed. He led the team in tackles for eight games and posted double-digit stops in 11 contests. Freeman tied his season-high of 14 tackles on four occasions, including a Week 1 game at Denver where he added a forced fumble.

Freeman led the Colts in tackles in 2012 and 2013. He set the single-season franchise record for the most forced fumbles by a Colts undrafted player with six in 2013. That season, Freeman earned AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors following his 1.0 sack and two-takeaway performance at Kansas City. He was also named to the 2013 USA Today All-Joe Team.

In 2012, Freeman set a franchise record and ranked fifth in the NFL for tackles in a season with 203. He became only the second Colts defender in franchise history to top 200 tackles in a year. That season, he also became the first undrafted player to return an interception for a touchdown in his NFL debut since 1987 when he picked off Jay Cutler and returned the ball four yards for a score in the regular season opener at Chicago.

In six postseason contests, Freeman has started in five games and has recorded 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.

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Chuckstrong Gala Makes A Difference

Posted by Kevin Bowen on April 26, 2015 – 10:58 am

On Friday night, the third annual Chuckstrong Tailgate Gala brought hundreds together to raise money for cancer research at the IU Simon Cancer Center. Friday’s event pushed the total money raised through Chuckstrong to more than $2 million since 2012.


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Posted by coltsadmin on April 24, 2015 – 9:17 am


Day     Date                Opponent                                Time                Network

Sun.     Aug. 16            at Philadelphia                         1:00 PM           FOX59

Sat.      Aug. 22           CHICAGO                             7:30 PM          FOX59           

Sat.      Aug. 29            at St. Louis                               8:00 PM           FOX59

Thurs. Sept. 3             CINCINNATI                         7:00 PM          FOX59


Regular Season

Day     Date                Opponent                                Time                Network

Sun.     Sept. 13           at Buffalo                                1:00 PM          CBS

Mon.   Sept. 21           N.Y. JETS                             8:30 PM          ESPN

Sun.     Sept. 27           at Tennessee                            1:00 PM          CBS

Sun.    Oct. 4              JACKSONVILLE                1:00 PM          CBS

Thurs.  Oct. 8              at Houston                              8:25 PM          CBS/NFLN

Sun.    Oct. 18            NEW ENGLAND                 8:30 PM          NBC

Sun.    Oct. 25            NEW ORLEANS                  1:00 PM          FOX

Mon.    Nov. 2             at Carolina                               8:30 PM          ESPN

Sun.    Nov. 8             DENVER                               4:25 PM          CBS

Sun.     Nov. 15           BYE WEEK

Sun.     Nov. 22           at Atlanta                                1:00 PM          CBS

Sun.    Nov. 29           TAMPA BAY                       1:00 PM          FOX

Sun.     Dec. 6              at Pittsburgh                            8:30 PM          NBC

Sun.     Dec. 13            at Jacksonville                         1:00 PM          CBS

Sun.    Dec. 20            HOUSTON                            1:00 PM          CBS

Sun.     Dec. 27            at Miami                                  1:00 PM          CBS

Sun.    Jan. 3              TENNESSEE                        1:00 PM          CBS


–All times are EASTERN—

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 21, 2015 – 7:59 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced its 2015 regular season schedule. Along with their traditional matchups against AFC South Division opponents – Houston, Jacksonville and Tennessee – the Colts will face the AFC East and NFC South Divisions. Indianapolis will also host the Denver Broncos and will travel to Pittsburgh. In total, the Colts will face four playoff teams from the 2014 season, including Carolina, Denver, New England and Pittsburgh. Indianapolis will play in five primetime games for the second consecutive year.

The Colts enter the season with 13 consecutive wins and back-to-back 6-0 records against AFC South Division foes. It is currently the longest division game winning streak in the NFL.

Indianapolis will open the regular season at Buffalo on September 13 at 1 p.m. The Colts trail the Bills in the all-time series, 31-35-1 overall and 13-21 on the road, but have won seven of the last eight matchups. In the last game between the teams in 2012, the Colts won by a score of 20-13 behind two touchdowns from wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who scored on a 75-yard punt return and an eight-yard reception from quarterback Andrew Luck.

In Week 2, the Colts will play in their first primetime game of the season at home against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football. Indianapolis holds a 40-27 mark in the head-to-head series, including a 19-14 record at home, but have lost the last two games. In the most recent matchup in 2012, the Colts fell 35-9, as kicker Adam Vinatieri kicked three field goals, including two from 47 and 50 yards out.

Indianapolis opens its AFC South slate with a Week 3 contest at Tennessee at 1 p.m. The Colts have won their last seven meetings against the Titans, including a 5-1 mark at LP Field dating back to 2009. In 2014, Indianapolis scored a combined 68 points against the Titans and clinched their third consecutive 11-5 regular season record with a 27-10 victory in the season finale at Tennessee.

The Colts will host their first division game of the season a week later when Jacksonville visits Lucas Oil Stadium for a 1 p.m. showdown. Indianapolis is 10-4 all-time against the Jaguars at home and has won two of the last three meetings. Following a 23-3 victory against Jacksonville in Week 12 of the 2014 campaign, the Colts went on to win their next three games, closing out the season with victories in five of their last six contests.

Indianapolis hits the road for its second primetime game of the season, a Week 5 meeting at Houston on Thursday Night Football (8:25 p.m.). The Colts are 9-4 all-time against Houston on the road with two consecutive wins. Last season, Indianapolis won a Thursday Night meeting at NRG Stadium to improve to 4-2 on the year. In the game, the Colts scored 24 points in the first quarter, which is the most for the team in a first quarter of play dating back to October 4, 1958 against Chicago (27 points).

Indianapolis will then return home to face the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football for the second consecutive year. The game will continue a 12-year streak of facing the Patriots in the regular season or postseason dating back to 2003. Indianapolis trails 28-46 overall and 16-21 at home in the all-time series against New England. The Colts have lost the last four regular season contests with their last victory being a 35-34 decision at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 15, 2009. In last year’s contest, Luck threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, while tackle Anthony Castonzo caught his first career pass and touchdown.

The Colts will host the New Orleans Saints in Week 7 on Sunday, October 25 at 1 p.m. Indianapolis is 5-6 all-time against New Orleans and 2-3 at home but won the last matchup in Indianapolis in 2007. The Colts traveled to New Orleans in 2011 and lost, 62-7, on Sunday Night Football. They also met in Super Bowl XLIV where the Saints won, 31-17.

In Week 8, the Colts will play the Panthers in their second Monday Night Football game of the season. Indianapolis has only beaten Carolina once in five total head-to-head matchups. That 31-7 win came in the last trip to Bank of America Stadium on October 28, 2007. In the most recent contest between the teams, the Colts fell, 27-19, at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2011.
Indianapolis will host Denver in a Week 9 game on Sunday, November 8 at 4:25 p.m. The Colts trail the Broncos in the all-time series, 9-12, but have won five of the last six matchups and are 6-5 at home. In 2014, Indianapolis lost in the season-opener to Denver but won the AFC Divisional round game, 24-13. Luck threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Daniel “Boom” Herron scored a rushing touchdown in the postseason contest.

Following a Week 10 bye week, the Colts will travel to Atlanta for the first time since a 31-13 victory on November 22, 2007. Indianapolis has won 13-of-15 games against the Falcons and won the first 10 overall matchups of the series. In the most recent game between the teams in 2011, the Colts lost, 31-7, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

In Week 12, Indianapolis will play Tampa Bay at home on November 29 at 1 p.m. The Colts lead the all-time series, 7-5, and are 4-2 at home. Indianapolis was victorious in the Buccaneers’ last trip to the Circle City, posting a 33-14 win on October 7, 2007. The Colts traveled to Tampa Bay in 2011, but lost, 24-17, at Raymond James Stadium.

The Colts will face the Steelers at Heinz Field in Week 13 for their fifth and final primetime game of the season, which will take place on Sunday Night Football. Indianapolis holds a 6-15 record against Pittsburgh and a 4-6 mark on the road. The Colts lost last year’s contest against the Steelers, 51-34. Luck threw for 400 yards and connected on three passing touchdowns to tight end Dwayne Allen and wide receivers T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.

In Week 14, the Colts make a visit to Jacksonville for the second meeting between the two teams. Indianapolis has won its last three games at EverBank Field, including a 44-17 victory in Week 3 of the 2014 season, which was the team’s first win of the year. The Colts finished the game with 529 yards, which is the 10th-highest single-game total in team history.

The Colts continue their AFC South schedule the following week when Houston comes to Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis remains undefeated at home (13-0) against the Texans, which includes a 17-10 victory last season. Following the win in 2014, the Colts clinched their second consecutive AFC South Division title and third consecutive 10-win season.

Indianapolis will travel to Miami in Week 16 for a 1 p.m. meeting on Sunday, December 27. The Colts are 25-45 overall and 11-23 on the road against the Dolphins but have won four of the last five matchups. In the last game between the teams in 2013, Indianapolis lost, 24-20, at Lucas Oil Stadium, as Luck threw for 321 yards and Hilton posted 124 receiving yards. The Colts claimed a 27-23 victory in their last trip to Miami on September 21, 2009.

Indianapolis will host Tennessee in the 2015 regular season finale. The Colts are 16-6 all-time against the Titans at home and have won seven consecutive home contests. Last season, Indianapolis posted 41 points in a Week 4 win while totaling 498 yards of net offense. Quarterback Andrew Luck completed 29-of-41 passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns in the game.


Day Date Opponent Time
Sun. Aug. 16 at Philadelphia 1:00 PM
Sat. Aug. 22 CHICAGO 7:30 PM
Week 3 Aug. 27-30 at St. Louis TBD
Thurs. Sept. 3 CINCINNATI 7:00 PM

Regular Season
Day Date Opponent Time Network
Sun. Sept. 13 at Buffalo 1:00 PM CBS
Mon. Sept. 21 N.Y. JETS 8:30 PM ESPN
Sun. Sept. 27 at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS
Thurs. Oct. 8 at Houston 8:25 PM CBS/NFLN
Sun. Oct. 18 NEW ENGLAND 8:30 PM NBC
Sun. Oct. 25 NEW ORLEANS 1:00 PM FOX
Mon. Nov. 2 at Carolina 8:30 PM ESPN
Sun. Nov. 8 DENVER 4:25 PM CBS
Sun. Nov. 15 BYE WEEK
Sun. Nov. 22 at Atlanta 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Nov. 29 TAMPA BAY 1:00 PM FOX
Sun. Dec. 6 at Pittsburgh 8:30 PM NBC
Sun. Dec. 13 at Jacksonville 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Dec. 20 HOUSTON 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Dec. 27 at Miami 1:00 PM CBS
Sun. Jan. 3 TENNESSEE 1:00 PM CBS

–All times are EASTERN—

Flexible scheduling may be applied in Weeks 5-10. During that period, flexible scheduling can be used in no more than two weeks by shifting a Sunday afternoon game into primetime and moving the Sunday night game to an afternoon start time.

Also, a select number of games are being “cross-flexed,” moving between CBS and FOX to bring potentially under-distributed games to wider audiences.

“Flexible scheduling” will be used in Weeks 11-17 as it has been in recent years. In Weeks 11-16, the schedule lists the games tentatively set for Sunday Night Football on NBC. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to an afternoon start time. Flexible scheduling will not be applied to games airing on Thursday, Saturday or Monday nights. A flexible scheduling move would be announced at least 12 days before the game. For Week 17, the Sunday night game will be announced no later than six days prior to January 3. The schedule does not list a Sunday night game in Week 17, but an afternoon game with playoff implications will be moved to that time slot. Flexible scheduling ensures quality matchups in all Sunday time slots in those weeks and gives “surprise” teams a chance to play their way into primetime.

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Posted by coltsadmin on – 11:37 am

Fans Given Opportunity to Bid on Exclusive Items to Benefit IU Cancer Research


INDIANAPOLIS – This week the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center launched a CHUCKSTRONG online auction to benefit cancer research. Through 9:45 p.m. Friday, April 24, fans have the opportunity to bid on 75 exclusive items, including several autographed Colts items, one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, game day experiences and much more.
A sampling of the items includes:


  • Golf at the Colts private course with Matt Overton and Matt Hasselback
  • Host your child’s birthday party at a Colts game with a private room, sideline visit and tickets
  • Dine with Jerrell Freeman, D’Qwell Jackson and Gary Brackett at Georgia Reese’s Southern Table & Bar
  • 6’ x 9’ Colts player banners that each player will custom sign for the winner
  • Attend a taping of the Bob & Tom Show with Colts Punter Pat McAfee


To view all of the items, visit The proceeds from the auction will support research at the IU Simon Cancer Center. This is the first year a CHUCKSTRONG online auction has been held.
The CHUCKSTRONG campaign was launched in 2012 when Coach Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia just three games into his first season in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis community rallied around Pagano, who was treated at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center. Pagano has since made a full recovery and has championed cancer research aimed at helping others beat their cancer.


Since its inception, CHUCKSTRONG has raised nearly $2 million to support the 200 cancer researchers at Indiana University looking for ways to prevent, detect and treat cancer.

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