Indianapolis Colts Football


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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Posted by coltsadmin on April 20, 2015 – 4:58 pm

5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, Gives Fans Opportunity to Finish on 50 Yard Line

Indianapolis, IN – Today, the Indianapolis Colts announced their 3rd Annual Colts 5K Run/Walk, strengthened by Indiana University Health, to kick off the 2015 season. Registration for the race, which will be held the morning of Saturday, August 22 at Lucas Oil Stadium, opens today at A Kids’ PLAY 60 Fun Run will also be held that morning at the stadium.

Early registration pricing is available through June 30, including $35 for the 5K and $15 for the Kids’ Fun Run. A portion of the race proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health.

This is the third year the Colts have hosted a 5K Run/Walk at Lucas Oil Stadium. The 2014 event brought nearly 2,800 runners and walkers to the stadium. The event was created to allow fans to share in the glory of the gridiron while supporting a healthy and active lifestyle by completing a 5K run/walk.

“This August as we celebrate the return of football season, we are excited to once again offer our 5K Run/Walk for fans to enjoy in Downtown Indianapolis,” said Stephanie Pemberton, Indianapolis Colts Sr. Director of Marketing. “Through our partnership with Indiana University Health, this event provides a great opportunity for Colts Nation to get active while having fun and finishing the route on the fifty yard line at Lucas Oil Stadium.”

WHAT:           Colts 5K Run, strengthened by Indiana University Health

WHEN:           Saturday, August 22, 2015
Registration opens at 6 a.m.
Race begins at 8 a.m.

WHERE:        Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN

PARKING:     Free parking is available in the South Lot of the stadium

WHY:             To celebrate the return of football and raise funds to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at   Indiana University Health.

WEBSITE:      Registration is available at

The 2015 Colts 5K Run/Walk is strengthened by Indiana University Health and supported in part by LIDS Sports Group, CBS 4, Gatorade and Piazza Produce.

“Improving the health of the community is central to the mission at IU Health,” said Richard Chadderton, Senior Vice President of Engagement and Public Affairs at Indiana University Health. “This event offers a great way for Hoosiers to support the Colts and participate in fun physical activity.”

About the Indianapolis Colts

The franchise has won four World Championships.  Since relocating to Indianapolis, the Colts have won 10 division titles, including five consecutive AFC South crowns from 2003-07.  The Colts are the only NFL team to have 12+ victories in seven consecutive seasons.  The Colts won 115 regular-season games from 2000-09, the highest decade total in NFL history, and the team’s 23 consecutive regular-season wins (2008-09) set another NFL record.  The club won Super Bowl XLI following the 2006 season, and the Colts reached Super Bowl XLIV after winning the AFC title during the 2009 season.

The Indianapolis Colts take great pride in playing an active role in the community and are committed to corporate citizenship throughout Indiana. Leading by example, we hope to encourage and inspire our fellow Hoosiers to participate in the practice of giving back. Our goal is to create lasting philanthropic partnerships and maximize those relationships for the betterment of our community, thus, building a legacy of goodwill as we share the heart behind the horseshoe.

About Indiana University Health
Named among the “Best Hospitals in America” by U.S. News & World Report for 17 consecutive years, Indiana University Health is dedicated to providing a unified standard of preeminent, patient-centered care. A unique partnership with Indiana University School of Medicine – one of the nation’s leading medical schools – gives our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

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Posted by coltsadmin on April 15, 2015 – 4:28 pm

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


INDIANAPOLIS – The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off Thursday, 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 coltsindianapolis on April 13, 2015 – 11:58 am

The Indianapolis Colts today placed outside linebacker Aaron Morgan on the Reserve/Retired list.

Morgan was signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract on December 31, 2013 and was placed on Injured Reserve on July 27, 2014. Prior to joining the Colts, he played in 18 career games with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-12) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012), making six solo tackles and two special teams stops. He was originally signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 24, 2010 and was waived on October 5, 2012. He was then signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad on October 9, was elevated to the active roster on November 1 and was waived on September 5, 2013.

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Posted by coltsadmin on April 9, 2015 – 4:00 pm

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.



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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Posted by coltsadmin on – 2:09 pm

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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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 3, 2015 – 8:10 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent safety Dwight Lowery.

Lowery, 5-11, 212 pounds, has totaled 302 tackles (216 solo), 12 interceptions, 4.0 sacks, seven forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries and 50 passes defensed in 84 career games (56 starts) with the New York Jets (2008-2010), Jacksonville Jaguars (2011-13) and Atlanta Falcons (2014). He has participated in six career postseason contests, recording 15 tackles and three passes defensed. Lowery was originally selected by the Jets in the fourth round (113th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In three seasons in New York, he totaled seven interceptions and 32 passes defensed.

In 2014 with the Falcons, Lowery started 15-of-16 contests and established career highs in tackles (85) and solo stops (62) while contributing with two interceptions, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2010, he returned two interceptions for touchdowns marking his first career scores.

Collegiately, Lowery started 25 games at San Jose State after transferring from Cabrillo College. In two seasons with the Spartans, he totaled 92 tackles (53 solo), 13 interceptions, 14 passes defensed and three fumble recoveries. Lowery also tallied 147 interception return yards and one interception return for a touchdown. As a senior, he earned First Team American Football Coaches Association All-America honors and First Team All-Western Athletic Conference accolades.

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Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 1, 2015 – 12:19 pm

The Indianapolis Colts today announced that exclusive rights free agent running back Daniel “Boom” Herron has signed his tender.

Herron has recorded 83 rushes for 384 yards (4.6 avg.) and a touchdown, as well as 22 receptions for 230 yards in 22 regular season games (three starts) since being signed by the Colts from the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad on October 9, 2013. He also contributed with 10 special teams tackles over the past two seasons. In 2014, Herron played in all 16 games (three starts) and totaled 351 rushing yards, including a 49-yard touchdown, on 78 carries (4.5 avg.) and 173 receiving yards on 21 receptions. Herron started all three postseason contests, where he posted the most receiving yards (128) by a running back in a single postseason in team history.

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