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Indianapolis Colts (2-1)

Sun. 9/13 Sun. 9/20 Sun. 9/27 Sun. 10/4 Sun. 10/11
@ Jax
L 20-27
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vs. Min
W 28-11
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vs. NYJ
W 36-7
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@ Chi
10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:00 PM CT21:00 UAE13:00 ET16:00
@ Cle
1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:25 PM CT0:25 UAE (+1)16:25 ET19:25

Surprisingly strong defense may put Colts on playoff course

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indianapolis Colts invested heavily in beefing up their defense during the offseason.

They traded a first-round pick to San Francisco for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner and subsequently signed him to a four-year contract extension. They added free-agent cornerbacks Xavier Rhodes and T.J. Carrie. They even used a third-round draft pick on All-American safety Julian Blackmon, knowing he had a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Now they're seeing the payoff.

AFC South Division
Tennessee 3001.000
Indianapolis 210.667
Jacksonville 120.333
Houston 030.000
Full Standings
Pass Yds: P. Rivers794
Pass TDs: P. Rivers3
Rush Yds: J. Taylor182
Rush TDs: J. Taylor2
Rec Yds: M. Alie-Cox181
Rec TDs: M. Alie-Cox1
Int: T. Carrie2
Sacks: J. Houston2.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 1152 (11)
Passing Yards: 811 (11)
Rushing Yards: 358 (13)
Points per game: 28.0 (13)
Yards per game: 384.0 (13)
Touchdowns: 6 (25)
Field Goals: 8 (5)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 676 (2)
Passing Yards: 454 (1)
Rushing Yards: 280 (5)
Points per game: 15.0 (2)
Yards per game: 225.3 (1)
Touchdowns: 5 (4)
Field Goals: 3 (4)
Date Player Transactions
9/26 M. Adams on IR ankle
9/23 M. Johnson pract. squad add
9/22 I. Campbell active/prac. squad
9/22 T. Smith active/prac. squad
9/22 H. Hentges pract. squad add
9/22 E. Wolf pract. squad add
9/22 C. Taumoepeau pract. squad del
9/22 P. Campbell on IR torn PCL
9/22 M. Hooker on IR torn Achilles tendon
9/21 F. Green pract. squad add
Date Player Status
9/27 J. Doyle knee (Questionable)
9/27 R. Ya-Sin illness (Out)
9/26 M. Adams ankle (IR)
9/22 P. Campbell torn PCL (IR)
9/22 M. Hooker torn Achilles tendon (IR)
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