The Indianapolis Colts today announced its 2015 preseason schedule. Dates and times are yet to be finalized.
The Colts will open the preseason with a Week 1 road contest at Philadelphia. The meeting will be the first in the preseason between the teams since a 23-15 victory over the Eagles on August 20, 2009. Overall, Indianapolis holds a 10-9 record against Philadelphia in the preseason dating back to 1953.
The Chicago Bears will travel to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Week 2 contest. The Colts and Bears will compete for the 15th overall time in the preseason since 1957. In the last matchup, Indianapolis fell to Chicago by a 27-24 margin on August 20, 2007 at the RCA Dome.
Indianapolis will then take on the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome in Week 3. The two teams have only met in the preseason three times with the Rams holding a 2-1 advantage in the series. In the 2012 matchup, Indianapolis defeated St. Louis, 38-3, at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Dating back to 2001, the Colts and Cincinnati Bengals have met each preseason, traditionally in the finale. This year, Indianapolis will host Cincinnati (Sept. 3) for the first time since 2013. Overall, the Bengals hold a 15-8 preseason series record, which includes a 35-7 win in 2014.
2015 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS PRESEASON SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Time
Week 1 (Aug. 13-16) at Philadelphia TBD
Week 2 (Aug. 20-23) CHICAGO TBD
Week 3 (Aug. 27-30) at St. Louis TBD
Thurs., Sept. 3 CINCINNATI TBD
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The Indianapolis Colts today exercised the fifth-year option on quarterback Andrew Luck’s rookie contract. Luck is now under contract through the 2016 season.
Luck has started all 48 regular season games through his first three seasons, completing 1,062-of-1,813 passes for 12,957 yards, 86 touchdowns, 43 interceptions and an 86.6 passer rating. He has rushed for 905 yards and 12 touchdowns on 189 attempts. Luck, a three-time Pro Bowler, recorded the most passing yards, the second-most passing touchdowns and tied for the second-most regular season wins through a quarterback’s first three seasons in the NFL since 1970.
In 2014, Luck set a Colts single-season record for passing yards (4,761), while his touchdown total (40) led the NFL and ranked as the second-highest yearly mark in team history. He also set a franchise record with eight consecutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Luck led Indianapolis to its first AFC Championship Game since the 2009 campaign and has now posted the second-most career passing yards (1,829), touchdowns (nine), completions (147), attempts (260) and 300-yard passing games (three) in Colts postseason history.
Luck has led the Colts on 12 fourth quarter or overtime game-winning drives throughout his career. In 2012, he completed 339-of-627 passes for an NFL rookie record 4,374 yards, 23 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and a 76.5 passer rating. He also set a club quarterback record with five rushing touchdowns.
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