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2014 Indianapolis Colts season

2014 Indianapolis Colts season
Head coach Chuck Pagano
General manager Ryan Grigson
Owner Jim Irsay
Home field Lucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record 11–5
Division place 1st AFC South
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Bengals) 26–10
Won Divisional Playoffs (Broncos) 24–13
Lost AFC Championship (Patriots) 45–7
Pro Bowlers S Mike Adams
CB Vontae Davis
WR T. Y. Hilton
MLB D'Qwell Jackson
QB Andrew Luck
P Pat McAfee
K Adam Vinatieri
AP All-Pros P Pat McAfee
K Adam Vinatieri
Timeline
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The 2014 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 62nd season in the National Football League and the 31st in Indianapolis. It also marked the third season under the head coach Chuck Pagano, general manager Ryan Grigson, and quarterback Andrew Luck. The Colts entered the 2014 season as the defending AFC South champions, after compiling an 11–5 record during the previous season and falling to the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs. They clinched their second straight division title with a 17–10 win over the Houston Texans in Week 15. They also went 6–0 in their division for the second straight year. In the postseason, the Colts would defeat both the Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos before losing to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Draft

Main article: 2014 NFL draft
2014 Indianapolis Colts draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 59 Jack Mewhort  OT Ohio St
3 90 Donte Moncrief  WR Ole Miss
5 166 Jonathan Newsome  DE Ball St
6 203 Andrew Jackson  LB Western Kentucky
7 232 Ulrick John  DT Georgia St Pick from BAL
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
Draft trades

Roster moves

Departures

Position Player Tag 2014 Team Notes
SS Antoine Bethea UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed by San Francisco on March 11, 2014.[2]
RB Donald Brown UFA San Diego Chargers Signed by San Diego on March 12, 2014.[3]
LB Kavell Conner UFA San Diego Chargers Signed by San Diego on March 13, 2014.[4]
G Jeff Linkenbach UFA Kansas City Chiefs Signed by Kansas City on March 12, 2014.[5]
G Mike McGlynn UFA Washington Redskins Signed by Washington on March 28, 2014.[6]
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey UFA Pittsburgh Steelers Signed by Pittsburgh on April 2, 2014.[7]
CB Cassius Vaughn UFA Detroit Lions Signed by Detroit on April 7, 2014.[8]
LB Pat Angerer UFA Atlanta Falcons Signed by Atlanta on July 22, 2014.[9]

Additions

Position Player Tag 2013 Team Notes
T Jack Breckner UFA Iowa Barnstormers Signed by Indianapolis on February 5, 2014.[10]
LB Henoc Muamba UFA Winnipeg Blue Bombers Signed by Indianapolis on February 6, 2014.[11]
S David Sims UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed by Indianapolis on February 10, 2014.[12]
LB D'Qwell Jackson UFA Cleveland Browns Signed by Indianapolis on March 6, 2014.[13]
DE Arthur Jones UFA Baltimore Ravens Signed by Indianapolis on March 11, 2014.[14]
C Phil Costa UFA Dallas Cowboys Signed by Indianapolis on March 13, 2014. (retired on April 21, 2014)[15]
WR Hakeem Nicks UFA New York Giants Signed by Indianapolis on March 15, 2014.[16]
FB Cameron White UFA None Signed by Indianapolis on April 17, 2014.[17]
S Colt Anderson UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed by Indianapolis on April 21, 2014.[18]
CB Johnny Adams UFA Oakland Raiders Signed by Indianapolis on June 4, 2014.[19]
CB Brandon Burton WVR Cincinnati Bengals Claimed off of Waivers on June 12, 2014.[20]
S Mike Adams UFA Denver Broncos Signed by Indianapolis on June 16, 2014.[21]
NT Brandon McKinney UFA Indianapolis Colts Signed by Indianapolis on June 19, 2014.[22]
G Chad Anderson UFA Los Angeles Kiss Signed by Indianapolis on July 16, 2014.[23]
RB Davin Meggett UFA Winnipeg Blue Bombers Signed by Indianapolis on July 27, 2014.[24]
RB Phillip Tanner UFA Dallas Cowboys Signed by Indianapolis on July 29, 2014.[25]
LB Shawn Loiseau UFA Los Angeles Kiss Signed by Indianapolis on August 4, 2014.[26]
OLB Phillip Hunt UFA Philadelphia Eagles Signed by Indianapolis on August 5, 2014.[27]

Undrafted free agents

Position Player College
QB Seth Lobato Northern Colorado
RB Zurlon Tipton Central Michigan
WR Eric Thomas Troy
WR Ryan Lankford Illinois
WR Tony Washington Appalachian State
WR Greg Moore Lane College
WR Aaron Burks Boise State
WR Nu'Keese Richardson Upike
TE Erik Swoope Miami
C Jonotthan Harrison Florida
C FN Lutz Indiana State
G Marcus Hall Ohio State
G Josh Walker Middle Tennessee
T Eric Pike Towson
T Matt Hall Belhaven
DE Tyler Hoover Michigan State
DE Nnamdi Obukwelu Harvard
DE Gannon Conway Arizona State
NT Zach Kerr Delaware
LB Jonathon Sharpe North Greenville
CB Qua Cox Jackson State
CB Keon Lyn Syracuse
CB Loucheiz Purifoy Florida
CB Kameron Jackson Cal
S Dewey McDonald Calvulcans
K Cody Parkey Auburn

Suspensions

Robert Mathis

On May 16, it was announced the outside linebacker Robert Mathis was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.[28] It was reported that Mathis took the drug Clomid, a male fertility drug.[28] Greg Aiello, a spokesperson for the league said that the drug was not approved for fertility use in males by the FDA and has been banned by the league for years.[28] It was announced on May 20 that the league would not hear Mathis' appeal on the suspension.[29]

LaRon Landry

On September 29, it was announced the safety LaRon Landry was suspended for four games of the season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy.[30]

Injuries

  • July 25: Running back Vick Ballard suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on the second day of training camp and was later placed on the injured reserve.[31]
  • July 31: Left guard Donald Thomas suffered a torn right quad during training camp, which required season ending surgery.[32]
  • September 8: Outside linebacker Robert Mathis suffered a torn Achilles tendon during a personal workout.[33] Mathis, who was suspended the first four game of the season, was later placed on the injured reserve and ruled out for the remainder of the season.[33]

Staff

2014 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster

2014 Indianapolis Colts final roster
Quarterbacks

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Rookies in italics
53 Active, 15 Inactive, 9 Practice squad

Schedule

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 7 at New York Jets L 10–13 0–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 August 16 New York Giants L 26–27 0–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 August 23 New Orleans Saints L 17–23 0–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
4 August 28 at Cincinnati Bengals L 7–35 0–4 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Regular season

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 7 at Denver Broncos L 24–31 0–1 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
2 September 15 Philadelphia Eagles L 27–30 0–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 September 21 at Jacksonville Jaguars W 44–17 1–2 EverBank Field Recap
4 September 28 Tennessee Titans W 41–17 2–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
5 October 5 Baltimore Ravens W 20–13 3–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
6 October 9 at Houston Texans W 33–28 4–2 NRG Stadium Recap
7 October 19 Cincinnati Bengals W 27–0 5–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
8 October 26 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 34–51 5–3 Heinz Field Recap
9 November 3 at New York Giants W 40–24 6–3 MetLife Stadium Recap
10 Bye
11 November 16 New England Patriots L 20–42 6–4 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
12 November 23 Jacksonville Jaguars W 23–3 7–4 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
13 November 30 Washington Redskins W 49–27 8–4 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
14 December 7 at Cleveland Browns W 25–24 9–4 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
15 December 14 Houston Texans W 17–10 10–4 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
16 December 21 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–42 10–5 AT&T Stadium Recap
17 December 28 at Tennessee Titans W 27–10 11–5 LP Field Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Postseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 4, 2015 Cincinnati Bengals (5) W 26–10 1–0 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
Divisional January 11, 2015 at Denver Broncos (2) W 24–13 2–0 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
AFC Championship January 18, 2015 at New England Patriots (1) L 7–45 2–1 Gillette Stadium Recap

Game notes

Regular season

Week 1: at Denver Broncos

Week One: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 7 31424
Broncos 3 21 0731

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

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First quarter
  • DEN – 05:17 Brandon McManus 21-yard FG. Drive 16 plays, 77 yards, 6:35. (DEN 3–0)
Second quarter
  • DEN – 14:19 Julius Thomas 3-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning, Brandon McManus kick. Drive 8 plays, 54 yards, 4:00. (DEN 10–0)
  • DEN – 6:50 Julius Thomas 35-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning, Brandon McManus kick. Drive 9 plays, 83 yards, 5:24. (DEN 17–0)
  • DEN – 2:00 Julius Thomas 5-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning, Brandon McManus kick. Drive 7 plays, 71 yards, 3:13. (DEN 24–0)
  • IND – 0:28 Andrew Luck 9-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 1:38. (DEN 24–7)
Third quarter
  • IND – 1:34 Adam Vinatieri 25-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 60 yards, 5:58. (DEN 24–10)
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – 10:02 Montee Ball 3-yard TD run, Brandon McManus kick. Drive 6 plays, 48 yards, 3:31. (DEN 31–10)
  • IND – 7:57 Dwayne Allen 41-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:08. (DEN 31–17)
  • IND – 3:32 Hakeem Nicks 9-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 5 plays, 45 yards, 0:49. (DEN 31–24)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 35/53, 370 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
  • DEN – Peyton Manning – 22/36, 269 yards, 3 TDs
Top rushers
  • IND – Trent Richardson – 6 carries, 20 yards
  • DEN – Montee Ball – 23 carries, 67 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • IND – Reggie Wayne – 9 receptions, 98 yards
  • DEN – Julius Thomas – 7 receptions, 104 yards, 3 TDs
Top tacklers

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The Colts began the season on the road against the defending AFC champion Denver Broncos. The Colts began the game on offense, driving down to the Broncos' 36 yard line. However, following a delay of game penalty, they were forced to punt. Peyton Manning led the Broncos' offense on a 16 play drive, but would settle only for a field goal, giving Denver a 3–0 lead. An Andrew Luck interception on the Colts' ensuing offensive possession set the Broncos up at midfield and would lead to a touchdown on a pass from Manning to Julius Thomas to give the Broncos a 10–0 lead. After a three and out from the Colts' offense, Manning and the Broncos again take advantage and drive 83-yard to score on another Thomas touchdown reception. Late in the second quarter, the Broncos again scored on a touchdown pass from Manning to Thomas and extended Denver's lead to 24–0 with two minutes remaining in the half. The Colts put together an 8 play, 80-yard drive to end the half and scored their first points on a 9-yard run from Luck, making the score 24–7 in favor of Denver at halftime.[34]

The Broncos' began the second half on offense, though they were eventually forced to punt. After driving into the red zone on their first offensive possession of the half, the Colts' failed to convert a fourth down on the goal line and turned the ball over on downs. The Colts' next offensive possession would again stall in the red zone, with the Colts settling for an Adam Vinatieri field goal, cutting the Bronco lead to 24–10. A 48-yard drive early in the fourth quarter gave the Broncos as 31–10 lead after a Montee Ball touchdown run. The Colts would respond on their next drive with a touchdown pass from Luck to Dwayne Allen, cutting the Broncos' lead down to two scores. The Colts failed to take advantage of a recovered onside kick, after Luck threw an interception in Broncos' territory. After the Colts defense forced a three and out, Luck again drove the Colts down to the goal line, eventually scoring on a touchdown pass to Hakeem Nicks. After again stopping the Broncos' offense, the Colts received the ball with a little under three minutes remaining in the game and a change to tie the game. Though the Colts would drive into Bronco territory, the drive would end after a failed fourth down pass attempt from Luck to Reggie Wayne.[34] With the loss, the Colts began the season with an 0–1 record.

Week 2: vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Week Two: Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 3 3 141030
Colts 7 10 3727

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 13:18 Adam Vinatieri 46-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards, 5:58. (IND 10–3)
  • PHI – 6:36 Cody Parkey 23-yard FG. Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 3:41. (IND 10–6)
  • IND – 1:13 Jack Doyle 2-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 5:23. (IND 17–6)
Third quarter
  • IND – 6:43 Adam Vinatieri 27-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 62 yards, 3:45. (IND 20–6)
  • PHI – 4:32 LeSean McCoy 1-yard TD run, Cody Parkey kick. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:11. (IND 20–13)
  • PHI – 2:44 Darren Sproles 19-yard TD run, Cody Parkey kick. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 1:42. (tied 20–20)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 11:49 Ahmad Bradshaw 7-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:55. (IND 27–20)
  • PHI – 3:25 Jeremy Maclin 6-yard TD pass from Nick Foles, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 5 plays, 76 yards, 1:43. (tied 27–27)
  • PHI – 0:00 Cody Parkey 36-yard FG. Drive: 4 plays, 42 yards, 1:56. (PHI 30–27)
Top passers
  • PHI – Nick Foles: 21/37, 331 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 20/34, 172 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • PHI – LeSean McCoy: 20 carries, 79 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Trent Richardson: 21 carries, 79 yards
Top receivers
  • PHI – Darren Sproles: 7 receptions, 152 yards
  • IND – T.Y. Hilton: 6 receptions, 65 yards
Top tacklers

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The Colts scored on their second offensive possession of the third quarter, with a field goal from Vinatieri, giving the Colts a two possession lead at 20–6. Philadelphia responded on their next drive after driving 80 yards in seven plays and scoring on 1-yard touchdown run from LeSean McCoy, making the score 20–13. After a fumble by running back Trent Richardson on the Colts next offensive possession, set up the Eagles to tie the game on a 19-yard touchdown run from Darren Sproles. On the first possession of the fourth quarter, the Colts offense drive 80 yards to reclaim the lead on a pass from Luck to Bradshaw and giving the Colts a 27–20 lead. The Colts failed to put away the Eagles, after Luck threw an interception during a play that involved a controversial no-call penalty on the Colts next offensive drive, which set up a five play drive, that allowed the Eagles to tie the game at 27–27.[36] After a three and out on the next Colts possession, the Eagles took possession of the ball at their own forty yard line. Foles and the Eagles offense drove 42 yards to the Colts 18 yard line, with Parkey hitting a 36-yard field goal as time expired, which gave the Eagles the 30–27 victory.[35] With the loss, the Colts dropped to 0–2 for only the third time since 1998.

Week 3: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week Three: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 10 20 01444
Jaguars 0 0 31417

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 12:28 Dwayne Allen 1-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, 3:27. (IND 17–0)
  • IND – 6:36 Adam Vinatieri 43-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 2:07. (IND 20–0)
  • IND – 1:10 Adam Vinatieri 25-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 4:14. (IND 23–0)
  • IND – 0:28 Coby Fleener 7-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 4 plays, 29 yards, 0:31. (IND 30–0)
Third quarter
  • JAX – 5:13 Josh Scobee 41-yard FG. Drive: 8 plays, 59 yards, 3:07. (IND 30–3)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 8:53 Hakeem Nicks 1-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards, 4:42. (IND 37–3)
  • JAX – 6:52 Allen Hurns 63-yard TD pass from Blake Bortles, Josh Scobee kick. Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:02. (IND 37–10)
  • IND – 2:58 Greg Toler 47-yard interception return for TD, Adam Vinatieri kick. (IND 44–10)
  • JAX – 0:18 Cecil Shorts III 10-yard TD pass from Blake Bortles, Josh Scobee kick. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 2:40. (IND 44–17)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 31/39, 370 yards, 4 TD
  • JAX – Blake Bortles: 14/24, 223 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • IND – Ahmad Bradshaw: 9 carries, 65 yards, 1 Rec TD
  • JAX – Denard Robinson: 8 carries, 33 yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

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After struggling to move the ball in the first half, the Jaguars replaced quarterback Chad Henne with rookie Blake Bortles. The Jaguars were able to convert a first down on their first drive of the half, though they were forced to punt following a penalty that sent them back to midfield. On the Jaguars' next possession, they again drove into Colts' territory, enough to get their first points of the game on a 41-yard field goal from Josh Scobee. At the end of the third quarter, the Colts continued to hold a commanding 30–3 lead. The Colts scored their first points of the second half on a pass from Luck to Hakeem Nicks early in the fourth quarter. Bortles threw his first career touchdown pass on the Jaguars' next possession, throwing it to Allen Hurns. With the large lead late in the game, the Colts replaced Luck with backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. Late in the fourth quarter the Colts defense extended the lead, with an interception returned for a touchdown by Greg Toler. A Bortles pass to Cecil Shorts III was the last scoring play of the game, giving the Colts the 44–17 win.[37]

At the end of the game, Andrew Luck completed 31 of 39 pass attempts for 370 yards and four touchdown passes, which earned him the honor of AFC Offensive Player of the Week.[38] The game marked the first win of the season for the Colts and improved their overall record to 1–2.

Week 4: vs. Tennessee Titans

Week Four: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 0 10 7017
Colts 14 6 14741

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: September 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly sunny (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 64,757
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (color commentator)
  • Recap, Gamebook

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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 10:25 Adam Vinatieri 31-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 4:18. (IND 17–0)
  • TEN – 6:24 Ryan Succop 36-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 5:46. (IND 17–3)
  • IND – 1:53 Adam Vinatieri 30-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 65 yards, 4:31. (IND 20–3)
  • TEN – 0:13 Delanie Walker 7-yard TD pass from Charlie Whitehurst, Ryan Succop kick. Drive 3 plays, 25 yards, 0:32. (IND 20–10)
Third quarter
  • IND – 8:15 Reggie Wayne 28-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 9 plays, 91 yards, 4:04. (IND 27–10)
  • IND – 4:02 Coby Fleener 2-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 4 plays, 70 yards, 2:04. (IND 34–10)
  • TEN – 0:35 Bishop Sankey 2-yard TD run, Ryan Succop kick. Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:27. (IND 34–17)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 9:56 Ahmad Bradshaw 15-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:39. (IND 41–17)
Top passers
  • TEN – Charlie Whitehurst: 12/23, 177 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 29/41, 393 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • TEN – Charlie Whitehurst: 5 carries, 40 yards
  • IND – Trent Richardson: 20 carries, 47 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • TEN – Delanie Walker: 5 receptions, 84 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Reggie Wayne: 7 receptions, 119 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

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The Colts' scored on their first offensive possession of the second half, on a 28-yard touchdown pass from Luck to Reggie Wayne and then later in the quarter on a pass from Luck to Coby Fleener, extending the Colts' lead to 34–10. Tennessee responded with an eight play, 80-yard drive that ended with a touchdown run from Bishop Sankey. Luck completed his fourth touchdown pass of the game early in the fourth quarter, this time on a 15-yard pass to Ahmad Bradshaw, giving the Colts a 41–17 lead. Late in the game, Adams again forced another turnover, with Zach Mettenberger throwing the interception.[39]

During the game, Reggie Wayne caught seven passes for 119 yards and one touchdown, which was enough to move him to seventh on the NFL all-time receptions list and tenth on the most receiving yards list.[40] With the win, the Colts improved to 2–2.

Week 5: vs. Baltimore Ravens

Week Five: Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Ravens 0 3 01013
Colts 3 3 7720

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: October 5
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., sunny (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 65,258
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (color commentator)
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First quarter
  • IND – 9:44 Adam Vinatieri 38-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, 2 yards, 0:49. (IND 3–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – 0:35 Adam Vinatieri 34-yard FG. Drive 20 plays, 70 yards, 9:30. (IND 6–0)
  • BAL – 0:00 Justin Tucker 52-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 47 yards, 0:35. (IND 6–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – 10:33 Dwayne Allen 6-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 7 plays, 33 yards, 2:47. (IND 13–3)
Fourth quarter
  • BAL – 13:56 Justin Tucker 27-yard FG. Drive: 4 plays, 3 yards, 0:47. (IND 13–6)
  • IND – 8:56 Andrew Luck 13-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 5:00. (IND 20–6)
  • BAL – 7:16 Justin Forsett 11-yard TD run, Justin Tucker kick. Drive 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:40. (IND 20–13)
Top passers
  • BAL – Joe Flacco: 22/38, 235 yards, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 32/49, 312 yards, 1 TD, 1 Rush TD, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • BAL – Justin Forsett: 6 carries, 42 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Ahmad Bradshaw: 15 carries, 68 yards
Top receivers
  • BAL – Justin Forsett: 7 receptions, 55 yards
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 9 receptions, 90 yards
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The Ravens opened the second half on offense and committed their third turnover on a Joe Flacco interception by Vontae Davis. The Colts' took advantage of the turnover, by scoring their first touchdown on a Luck touchdown pass from Dwayne Allen, giving them a 13–3 lead. The Ravens' defense again stepped up later in the third quarter, forcing the Colts' second turnover on a Luck interception by C.J. Mosley, which resulted in a second Tucker field goal. The Colts again extended their lead early in the fourth quarter on a Luck touchdown run, which gave the Colts a two possession lead at 20–6. The Ravens closed the gap again on their ensuing possession, Justin Forsett 11-yard touchdown run, cutting the lead back to one possession. After driving down to the Ravens' 10-yard line, Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled the ball, giving the Ravens possession with under two minutes remaining in the game. The Colts' defense forced a turnover on downs and sealed the 20–13 win.[41] With the win, the Colts improved to 3–2.

Week 6: at Houston Texans

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 24 3 6033
Texans 0 14 7728

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

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First quarter
  • IND – 11:13 Adam Vinatieri 27-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 2:46. (IND 3–0)
  • IND – 10:40 Trent Richardson 5-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 2 plays, 54 yards, 0:33. (IND 10–0)
  • IND – 7:00 Ahmad Bradshaw 5-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 7 plays, 56 yards, 2:15. (IND 17–0)
  • IND – 0:00 Coby Fleener 4-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:02. (IND 24–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • HOU – 5:59 Arian Foster 2-yard TD run, Randy Bullock kick. Drive 4 plays, 70 yards, 1:05. (IND 27–21)
  • IND – 0:00 T. Y. Hilton 33-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, 2-point conversion failed. Drive 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:07. (IND 33–21)
Fourth quarter
  • HOU – 10:36 J. J. Watt 45-yard fumble recovery TD, Randy Bullock kick. (IND 33–28)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 25/44, 370 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • HOU – Ryan Fitzpatrick: 15/23, 212 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • IND – Trent Richardson: 17 carries, 41 yards, 1 TD
  • HOU – Arian Foster: 20 carries, 109 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 9 receptions, 223 yards, 1 TD
  • HOU – Andre Johnson: 7 receptions, 99 yards, 1 TD
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The Texans scored the first points on the second half on their offensive possession, scoring on another Foster touchdown run, which cut the Colts lead to one possession. Luck and the Colts responded on their ensuing possession, driving 80-yards and scoring on a 33-yard touchdown pass from Luck to T.Y. Hilton. After a failed two-point conversion attempt, the Colts led 33–21 at the end of the third quarter. Midway through the fourth quarter, Texans' defensive end J. J. Watt forced a fumble that was returned for 45-yards for a touchdown and again closing the Colts' lead to one possession. Fumbles on the two ensuing Texan possessions ensured the Colts' 33–28 win.[42]

Punter Pat McAfee was recognized for his league best 44.8 yard punt average, as well as his third successful onside kick of the season, by being named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[43] With the win, the Colts improved to 4–2, winning four straight games, as well as their tenth straight win within the division, dating back to the 2012 season.[44]

Week 7: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

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1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 0 000
Colts 3 7 71027

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: October 19
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., partly sunny (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 66,539
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle (play-by-play), Dan Fouts (color commentator) and Jenny Dell (sideline reporter)
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First quarter
  • IND – 0:33 Adam Vinatieri 23-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 68 yards, 4:16. (IND 3–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – 12:08 Ahmad Bradshaw 1-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 5 plays, 68 yards, 2:45. (IND 10–0)
Third quarter
  • IND – 9:47 Dwayne Allen 32-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 85 yards, 3:54. (IND 17–0)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 12:09 Ahmad Bradshaw 10-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 13 plays, 85 yards, 7:51. (IND 24–0)
  • IND – 1:55 Adam Vinatieri 50-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 63 yards, 6:35. (IND 27–0)
Top passers
  • CIN – Andy Dalton: 18/38, 126 yards
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 27/42, 344 yards, 2 TD
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Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 3 17 14034
Steelers 7 28 7951

at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 26
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., sunny
  • Game attendance: 62,479
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
  • Recap, Gamebook

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Second quarter
  • PIT – 14:57 Martavis Bryant 5-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive 12 plays, 76 yards, 6:29. (PIT 14–3)
  • PIT – 14:16 William Gay 33-yard interception return for a TD, Shaun Suisham kick. (PIT 21–3)
  • IND – 11:36 Dwayne Allen 21-yard pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 5 plays, 86 yards, 2:40. (PIT 21–10)
  • PIT – 8:33 Antonio Brown 8-yard TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive 7 plays, 87 yards, 3:03. (PIT 28–10)
  • PIT – 5:08 Antonio Brown 47-yard TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive 4 plays, 77 yards, 2:26. (PIT 35–10)
  • IND – 1:56 T. Y. Hilton 28-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:12. (PIT 35–17)
  • IND – 0:00 Adam Vinatieri 23-yard FG. Drive 5 plays, 60 yards, 0:35. (PIT 35–20)
Third quarter
  • PIT – 9:59 Martavis Bryant 2-yard TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive 10 plays, 80 yards, 5:01. (PIT 42–20)
  • IND – 3:38 Ahmad Bradshaw 12-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 69 yards, 3:06. (PIT 42–27)
  • IND – 2:25 Donte Moncrief 31-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 3 plays, 36 yards, 0:51. (PIT 42–34)
Fourth quarter
  • PIT – 12:34 Penalty on Andrew Luck enforced in end zone for a safety. (PIT 44–34)
  • PIT – 5:14 Heath Miller 11-yard TD pass from Ben Roethlisberger, Shaun Suisham kick. Drive 12 plays, 67 yards, 7:20. (PIT 51–34)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 26/45, 400 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs
  • PIT – Ben Roethlisberger: 40/49, 522 yards, 6 TDs
Top rushers
  • IND – Ahmad Bradshaw: 6 carries, 35 yards, 1 TD
  • PIT – Le'Veon Bell: 24 carries, 92 yards
Top receivers
  • IND – Donte Moncrief: 7 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD
  • PIT – Antonio Brown: 10 receptions, 133 yards, 2 TDs
Top tacklers
  • IND – D'Qwell Jackson: 8 tackles, 5 assists
  • PIT – William Gay: 5 tackles, 1 assist, 1 INT, 1 TD

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Week 9: at New York Giants

Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 3 13 21340
Giants 0 3 71424

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., mostly clear
  • Game attendance: 77,975
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (color commentator) and Lisa Salters (sideline reporter)
  • Recap, Gamebook

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First quarter
  • IND – 7:07 Adam Vinatieri 48-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 58 yards, 5:35. (IND 3–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – 13:38 Coby Fleener 32-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 68 yards, 1:04. (IND 10–0)
  • NYG – 7:07 Josh Brown 38-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 45 yards, 3:38. (IND 10–3)
  • IND – 3:32 Adam Vinatieri 31-yard FG. Drive 9 plays, 61 yards, 3:35. (IND 13–3)
  • IND – 1:07 Adam Vinatieri 48-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 30 yards, 0:53. (IND 16–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – 11:50 T. Y. Hilton 31-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 84 yards, 3:10. (IND 23–3)
  • NYG – 9:48 Andre Williams 1-yard TD run, Josh Brown kick. Drive 5 plays, 84 yards, 2:02. (IND 23–10)
  • IND – 6:09 Reggie Wayne 40-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:39. (IND 30–10)
  • IND – 4:31 Dwayne Allen 2-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 4 yards, 0:49. (IND 37–10)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 13:23 Adam Vinatieri 43-yard FG. Drive 8 plays, 45 yards, 4:34. (IND 40–10)
  • NYG – 8:55 Larry Donnell 5-yard TD pass from Eli Manning, Josh Brown kick. Drive 11 plays, 80 yards, 4:28. (IND 40–17)
  • NYG – 3:19 Corey Washington 1-yard TD pass from Eli Manning, Josh Brown kick. Drive 11 plays, 90 yards, 2:52. (IND 40–24)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 25/46, 354 yards, 4 TDs
  • NYG – Eli Manning: 27/52, 359 yards, 2 TDs
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • IND – Coby Fleener: 4 receptions, 77 yards, 1 TD
  • NYG – Odell Beckham, Jr.: 8 receptions, 156 yards
Top tacklers

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Week 11: vs. New England Patriots

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1 2 34Total
Patriots 7 7 141442
Colts 3 7 3720

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 16
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 66,751
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color commentator) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
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Week 12: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

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1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 0 003
Colts 3 3 14323

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,328
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Chris Simms (color commentator)
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Week 13: vs. Washington Redskins

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1 2 34Total
Redskins 3 7 14327
Colts 7 14 21749

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,352
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert (play-by-play), Daryl Johnston (color commentator) and Tony Siragusa (sideline reporter)
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 12:27 Dan Herron 49-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:24. (IND 14–3)
  • IND – 6:53 T. Y. Hilton 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 9 plays, 68 yards, 4:00. (IND 21–3)
  • WAS – 1:59 Roy Helu 21-yard TD pass from Colt McCoy, Kai Forbath kick. Drive 9 plays, 84 yards, 4:54. (IND 21–10)
Third quarter
  • WAS – 11:22 Logan Paulsen 16-yard TD pass from Colt McCoy, Kai Forbath kick. Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:38. (IND 21–17)
  • IND – 10:05 Donte Moncrief 48-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 3 plays, 56 yards, 1:17. (IND 28–17)
  • IND – 7:30 D'Qwell Jackson 35-yard fumble recovery for a TD, Adam Vinatieri kick. (IND 35–17)
  • WAS – 5:12 DeSean Jackson 42-yard TD pass from Colt McCoy, Kai Forbath kick. Drive 6 plays, 80 yards, 2:18. (IND 35–24)
  • IND – 4:45 Coby Fleener 73-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 73 yards, 0:27. (IND 42–24)
Fourth quarter
  • WAS – 12:00 Kai Forbath 29-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 37 yards, 1:45. (IND 42–27)
  • IND – 10:34 Donte Moncrief 79-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 3 plays, 80 yards, 1:26. (IND 49–27)
Top passers
  • WAS – Colt McCoy: 31/47, 392 yards, 3 TD
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 19/27, 370 yards, 5 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • WAS – Alfred Morris: 17 carries, 67 yards
  • IND – Dan Herron: 8 carries, 88 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • WAS – Jordan Reed: 9 receptions, 123 yards
  • IND – Donte Moncrief: 3 receptions, 134 yards, 2 TD
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Week 14: at Cleveland Browns

Week Fourteen: Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 7 9925
Browns 7 7 7324

at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

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  • CLE – 0:40 Craig Robertson fumble recovery in end zone for a touchdown. (CLE 7–0)
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • CLE – 10:21 Justin Gilbert 23-yard interception return for a TD, Billy Cundiff kick. (CLE 21–7)
  • IND – 7:16 Adam Vinatieri 51-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 31 yards, 3:05. (CLE 21–10)
  • IND – 4:01 T. Y. Hilton 41-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, 2-point conversion failed. Drive 6 plays, 54 yards, 1:39. (CLE 21–16)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 14:50 Adam Vinatieri 33-yard FG. Drive 8 plays, 37 yards, 2:32. (CLE 21–19)
  • CLE – 8:34 Billy Cundiff 39-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, 2 yards, 1:34. (CLE 24–19)
  • IND – 0:32 T. Y. Hilton 1-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, 2-point conversion failed. Drive 11 plays, 90 yards, 3:14. (IND 25–24)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 24/53, 294 yards, 2 TD, 1 Rush TD, 1 INT
  • CLE – Brian Hoyer: 14/31, 140 yards, 2 INT
Top rushers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 5 attempts, 36 yards, TD
  • CLE – Terrance West: 15 attempts, 54 yards
Top receivers
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 10 receptions, 150 yards, 2 TD
  • CLE – Jordan Cameron: 4 receptions, 41 yards
Top tacklers
  • IND – Jerrell Freeman: 7 tackles, 2 assists
  • CLE – Craig Robertson: 10 tackles, 2 assists, 1 fumble recovery, 1 TD

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Week 15: vs. Houston Texans

Week Fifteen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 7 0 0310
Colts 0 14 0317

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 14
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,148
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (color commentator)
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 14:53 Hakeem Nicks 26-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 6 plays, 78 yards, 2:54. (7–7)
  • IND – 6:21 Dwayne Allen 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 3 plays, 37 yards, 1:24. (IND 14–7)
Third quarter

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Fourth quarter
  • HOU – Randy Bullock 53-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 54 yards, 5:30. (IND 14–10)
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 29-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 47 yards, 5:03. (IND 17–10)
Top passers
  • HOU – Tom Savage: 10/19, 127 yards, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 18/34, 187 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
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With the win, the Colts clinched the AFC South title for a second consecutive season.

Week 16: at Dallas Cowboys

Week Sixteen: Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 0 077
Cowboys 14 14 7742

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: December 21
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 91,899
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
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Week 17: at Tennessee Titans

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1 2 34Total
Colts 7 10 01027
Titans 0 7 3010

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: December 28
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., cloudy
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (color commentator)
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Postseason

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: vs. #5 Cincinnati Bengals

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) Cincinnati Bengals at (#4) Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
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Bengals 7 3 0010
Colts 7 6 10326

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  • IND – 12:41 Adam Vinatieri 38-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 71 yards, 3:47. (IND 10–7)
  • IND – 8:34 Adam Vinatieri 29-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 53 yards, 2:17. (IND 13–7)
  • CIN – 0:10 Mike Nugent 57-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 20 yards, 1:39. (IND 13–10)
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  • IND – 7:48 Donte Moncrief 36-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 6 plays, 61 yards, 2:06. (IND 20–10)
  • IND – 1:31 Adam Vinatieri 22-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 53 yards, 4:47. (IND 23–10)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 11:31 Adam Vinatieri 53-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 12 yards, 3:28. (IND 26–10)
Top passers
  • CIN – Andy Dalton: 18/35, 155 yards, 1 fumble lost
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 31/44, 376 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • CIN – Jeremy Hill: 13 carries, 47 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Dan Herron: 12 carries, 56 yards, 1 TD, 1 fumble lost
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  • CIN – Vincent Rey: 5 tackles, 6 assists, 1 forced fumble
  • IND – Jerrell Freeman: 7 tackles, 8 assists, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble

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AFC Divisional Playoffs: at #2 Denver Broncos

AFC Divisional Playoffs: (#4) Indianapolis Colts at (#2) Denver Broncos – Game summary
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Colts 0 14 7324
Broncos 7 3 0313

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

  • Date: January 11, 2015
  • Game time: 4:40 p.m. EST/2:40 p.m. MST
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  • Game attendance: 76,867
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
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  • IND – 14:14 Dan Herron 6-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 9 plays, 73 yards, 5:05. (7–7)
  • IND – 7:23 Dwayne Allen 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 41 yards, 3:41. (IND 14–7)
  • DEN – 0:02 Connor Barth 45-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 25 yards, 1:26. (IND 14–10)
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  • IND – 8:21 Hakeem Nicks 15-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 11 plays, 72 yards, 5:16. (IND 21–10)
Fourth quarter
  • DEN – 13:50 Connor Barth 41-yard FG. Drive 14 plays, 53 yards, 6:23. (IND 21–13)
  • IND – 4:06 Adam Vinatieri 30-yard FG. Drive 13 plays, 54 yards, 8:09. (IND 24–13)
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  • IND – Andrew Luck: 27/43, 265 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
  • DEN – Peyton Manning: 26/46, 211 yards, 1 TD
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  • IND – Dan Herron: 23 carries, 63 yards, 1 TD
  • DEN – C. J. Anderson: 18 carries, 80 yards
Top receivers
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 4 receptions, 72 yards
  • DEN – Demaryius Thomas: 5 receptions, 59 yards, 1 TD
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AFC Championship: at #1 New England Patriots

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Colts 0 7 007
Patriots 14 3 21745

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: January 18, 2015
  • Game time: 6:40 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Script error: No such module "convert"., rain
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator) and Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter)
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Standings

Division

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Indianapolis Colts 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 W1
Houston Texans 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 L1
Tennessee Titans 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 L10

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division leaders
1[a] *New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 468 313 155 L1
2[a] zDenver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 6–0 10–2 482 354 128 W1
3[b] yPittsburgh Steelers North 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 436 368 68 W4
4[b] yIndianapolis Colts South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 458 369 89 W1
Wild Cards
5 wCincinnati Bengals North 10 5 1 .656 3–3 7–5 365 344 21 L1
6 wBaltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 6–6 409 302 107 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 4–2 8–4 372 307 65 W2
8[c] Kansas City Chiefs West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 353 281 72 W1
9[c] San Diego Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 2–4 6–6 348 348 0 L1
10[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 4–2 5–7 343 289 54 W1
11 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 388 373 15 L1
12 Cleveland Browns North 7 9 0 .438 2–4 4–8 299 337 –38 L5
13 New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 283 401 –118 W1
14[d] Jacksonville Jaguars South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 249 412 –163 L1
15[d] Oakland Raiders West 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 253 452 –199 L1
16 Tennessee Titans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 254 438 –184 L10
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b New England defeated Denver head-to-head (Week 9, 43–21).
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 8, 51–34).
  3. ^ a b c d Kansas City finished ahead of San Diego in the AFC West based on head-to-head sweep (Week 7, 23–20; Week 17, 19–7). Houston finished ahead of Kansas City and Buffalo based on conference record. Kansas City finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 10, 17–13). San Diego finished ahead of Buffalo based on head-to-head victory (Week 3, 22–10).
  4. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Oakland based on record vs. common opponents (1–4 to 0–5).
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
Legend
w – Clinched wild card
x – Clinched playoff berth
y – Clinched division
z – Clinched first-round bye
* – Clinched homefield advantage

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