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2016 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Chuck Pagano
General Manager Ryan Grigson
Home Field Lucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record 8–8
Place 3rd AFC South
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR T. Y. Hilton
P Pat McAfee
Uniform
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The 2016 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 64th season in the National Football League and the 33rd in Indianapolis. The Colts matched their 8-8 record from 2015, however they would miss the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1997–1998. This season would also see the Colts get swept by the Houston Texans for the first time in franchise history. As a result, the Colts fired general manager Ryan Grigson after five seasons with the team. However head coach Chuck Pagano would return next year.[1]

Roster changesEdit

Free agentsEdit

Position Player Tag 2016 Team Notes
TE Coby Fleener UFA New Orleans Saints Signed 5-year/$36 million deal
TE Dwayne Allen UFA Indianapolis Colts Signed 4-year/$29.4 million deal
TE Jack Doyle RFA Indianapolis Colts Signed 1-year/$1.67 million tender
QB Charlie Whitehurst UFA Cleveland Browns
QB Matt Hasselbeck UFA Retired
RB Ahmad Bradshaw UFA TBA
RB Dan Herron RFA Buffalo Bills
K Adam Vinatieri UFA Indianapolis Colts Signed 2-year/$6 million deal
G Lance Louis UFA TBA
S Akeem Davis ERFA Indianapolis Colts Signed 1-year/$600,000 tender
S Dwight Lowery UFA San Diego Chargers Signed 3-year/$7.2 million deal
S Colt Anderson UFA Buffalo Bills Signed 1-year/$840,000 deal
CB Greg Toler UFA Washington Redskins Signed 1-year/$840,000 deal
DE Billy Winn UFA Denver Broncos
ILB Jerrell Freeman UFA Chicago Bears Signed 3-year/$12 million deal
Player re-signed by the Colts Player signed with a different team Player retired

Undrafted free agentsEdit

Sources[2][3]

Position Player College Notes
Wide receiver Danny Anthrop Purdue
Defensive lineman Sterling Bailey Georgia
Kicker/Punter Devon Bell Mississippi State Camp Tryout
Offensive tackle Isiah Cage Wisconsin–Eau Claire
Nose Tackle Julian Campenni Connecticut Camp tryout
Linebacker Henry Coley Virginia Camp tryout
Cornerback Daniel Davie Nebraska
Long snapper Harrison Elliott Air Force Camp tryout
Running back Josh Ferguson Illinois
Quarterback Blake Frohnapfel Massachusetts Camp tryout
Quarterback Everett Golson Florida State Camp tryout
Tight end Darion Griswold Arkansas
Offensive tackle Davante Harris Appalachian State
Long snapper Forrest Hill Auburn Camp tryout
Safety Tigi Hill Hawaii Camp tryout
Wide receiver Reece Horn Indianapolis Camp tryout
Offensive tackle Amadou Konte Benedictine Camp tryout
Wide receiver Marcus Leak Maryland
Linebacker Curt Maggitt Tennessee
Safety Stefan McClure California
Wide receiver Mekale McKay Cincinnati
Punter Brock Miller Southern Utah Camp tryout
Tight end Mike Miller Taylor
Cornerback Christopher Milton Georgia Tech
Offensive guard Jamelle Naff TCU Camp Tryout
Outside linebacker Elhadji Ndiaye Nebraska–Kearney Camp tryout
Outside linebacker Eze Obiora Southern Illinois Camp tryout
Quarterback Ammon Olsen Southern Utah Camp tryout
Cornerback Leviticus Payne Cincinnati Camp tryout
Linebacker Terrance Plummer UCF Camp tryout
Running back Chase Price San Diego State Camp tryout
Offensive tackle Adam Redmond Harvard
Wide receiver Chester Rogers Grambling State
Linebacker Anthony Sarao USC
Defensive lineman Delvon Simmons USC
Wide receiver Tevaun Smith Iowa
Wide receiver Logan Sweet UCLA Camp tryout
Defensive lineman Justin Thomason North Carolina Camp tryout
Outside Linebacker Ron Thompson Syracuse $15,000 bonus
Cornerback Darius White California, Berkeley
Cornerback Frankie Williams Purdue Camp tryout, Signed
Safety Andrew Williamson Vanderbilt
Running back Storm Woods Oregon State Camp tryout

DraftEdit

2016 Indianapolis Colts Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 18 Ryan Kelly Center Alabama
2 57 T. J. Green Free safety Clemson
3 82 Le'Raven Clark Offensive tackle Texas Tech
4 116 Hassan Ridgeway Nose tackle Texas
4 125 Antonio Morrison Inside linebacker Florida
5 155 Joe Haeg Offensive tackle North Dakota State
7 239 Trevor Bates Outside linebacker Maine
7 248 Austin Blythe Center Iowa

Notes

StaffEdit

2016 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Tom McMahon
  • Assistant Special Teams – Maurice Drayton

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2016 Indianapolis Colts roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 13 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

On February 16, the NFL announced that the Colts would play the Green Bay Packers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game. The game would have occurred on Sunday, August 7, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, but the game was cancelled due to field conditions. However, the two teams met during the regular season in Green Bay.

The remainder of the Colts' preseason opponents and schedule were later announced on April 7.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
HOF August 7 vs. Green Bay Packers Cancelled due to field conditions
1 August 13 at Buffalo Bills W 19–18 1–0 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
2 August 20 Baltimore Ravens L 18–19 1–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 August 27 Philadelphia Eagles L 23–33 1–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
4 September 1 at Cincinnati Bengals W 13–10 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 11 Detroit Lions L 35–39 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
2 September 18 at Denver Broncos L 20–34 0–2 Sports Authority Field at Mile High Recap
3 September 25 San Diego Chargers W 26–22 1–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
4 October 2 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 27–30 1–3 Wembley Stadium (London, England) Recap
5 October 9 Chicago Bears W 29–23 2–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
6 October 16 at Houston Texans L 23–26 (OT) 2–4 NRG Stadium Recap
7 October 23 at Tennessee Titans W 34–26 3–4 Nissan Stadium Recap
8 October 30 Kansas City Chiefs L 14–30 3–5 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
9 November 6 at Green Bay Packers W 31–26 4–5 Lambeau Field Recap
10 Bye
11 November 20 Tennessee Titans W 24–17 5–5 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
12 November 24 Pittsburgh Steelers L 7–28 5–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
13 December 5 at New York Jets W 41–10 6–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
14 December 11 Houston Texans L 17–22 6–7 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
15 December 18 at Minnesota Vikings W 34–6 7–7 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
16 December 24 at Oakland Raiders L 25–33 7–8 Oakland Alameda Coliseum Recap
17 January 1 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24–20 8–8 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week One: Detroit Lions at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 14 7 11

39

Colts 0 10 8 17

35

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • DET – Dwayne Washington 1-yard run (Matt Prater kick), 9:11. Lions 14–0. Drive: 15 plays, 82 yards, 7:00.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 50-yard field goal, 4:50. Lions 14–3. Drive: 8 plays, 47 yards, 4:21.
  • DET – Eric Ebron 6-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 1:37. Lions 21–3. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:13.
  • IND – Donte Moncrief 2-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:05. Lions 21–10. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 1:32.

Third quarter

  • IND – Dwayne Allen 19-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Andrew Luck–Dwayne Allen pass), 8:41. Lions 21–18. Drive: 9 plays, 85 yards, 4:00.
  • DET – Ameer Abdullah 11-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 2:20. Lions 28–18. Drive: 7 plays, 71 yards, 3:36.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 40-yard field goal, 14:17. Lions 28–21. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 3:03.
  • IND – Jack Doyle 16-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 8:19. Tied 28–28. Drive: 9 plays, 94 yards, 4:19.
  • DET – Theo Riddick 13-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (kick failed, wide right), 4:04. Lions 34–28. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:15.
  • IND – Jack Doyle 6-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:37. Colts 35–34. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:27.
  • DET – Matt Prater 43-yard field goal, 0:04. Lions 37–35. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 0:33.
  • DET – Penalty on T. Y. Hilton enforced in the end zone for a safety, 0:00. Lions 39–35.

Top passers

  • DET – Matthew Stafford – 31/39, 340 yards, 3 TD
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 31/47, 385 yards, 4 TD

Top rushers

  • DET – Ameer Abdullah – 12 rushes, 63 yards
  • IND – Frank Gore – 14 rushes, 59 yards

Top receivers

  • DET – Golden Tate – 7 receptions, 41 yards
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton – 6 receptions, 79 yards

Andrew Luck would march the Colts down the field and score with 39 seconds remaining, but the Lions were able to pull out the win on a field goal by Matt Prater with 4 seconds left. The Colts would try the lateral play on the ensuing kickoff, but it would result in a safety. With the loss, the Colts started 0-1.

Week 2: at Denver BroncosEdit

Week Two: Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 3 7 7

20

Broncos 3 10 3 18

34

at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 48-yard field goal, 8:17. Colts 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, 3:24.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 23-yard field goal, 5:30. Tied 3–3. Drive: 7 plays, 70 yards, 2:47.

Second quarter

  • DEN – C. J. Anderson 4-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 11:41. Broncos 10–3. Drive: 6 plays, 69 yards, 3:19.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 52-yard field goal, 2:43. Broncos 10–6. Drive: 9 plays, 21 yards, 3:36.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 43-yard field goal, 0:05. Broncos 13–6. Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 2:38.

Third quarter

  • IND – Robert Turbin 5-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 8:06. Tied 13–13. Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards, 6:54.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 33-yard field goal, 1:09. Broncos 16–13. Drive: 13 plays, 60 yards, 6:57.

Fourth quarter

  • DEN – Aqib Talib 46-yard interception return (Brandon McManus kick), 13:52. Broncos 23–13.
  • IND – Frank Gore 7-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 4:02. Broncos 23–20. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:28.
  • DEN – Brandon McManus 35-yard field goal, 1:51. Broncos 26–20. Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 2:11.
  • DEN – Shane Ray 15-yard fumble return (Trevor SiemianDemaryius Thomas pass), 1:42. Broncos 34–20.

Top passers

  • IND – Andrew Luck – 21/40, 197 yards, TD, INT
  • DEN – Trevor Siemian – 22/33, 266 yards, INT

Top rushers

  • IND – Frank Gore – 13 rushes, 44 yards
  • DEN – C. J. Anderson – 20 rushes, 74 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • IND – Josh Ferguson – 5 receptions, 29 yards
  • DEN – Demaryius Thomas – 5 receptions, 90 yards

It was only a 3-3 game at the end of 1 quarter before CJ Anderson scored a 4-yard touchdown to take a 7-point lead. The teams would trade field goals to end the half with a 13-6 advantage for the Broncos. Robert Turbin would score a touchdown from 5 yards out to tie the game at 13. But from there, it was basically all Denver. Indy was outscored 21-7 after Turbin's touchdown, including a pick six by Aqib Talib and a scoop and score by Shane Ray off a Von Miller strip sack of Andrew Luck. Brandon McManus would also kick two field goals in that stretch as the Broncos advanced to 2-0 and the Colts fell to 0-2.

Week 3: vs. San Diego ChargersEdit

Week Three: San Diego Chargers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 13 6 3

22

Colts 10 3 7 6

26

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 38-yard field goal, 8:53. Colts 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 6:07.
  • IND – Frank Gore 6-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 3:39. Colts 10–0. Drive: 9 plays, 85 yards, 3:25.

Second quarter

  • SD – Josh Lambo 42-yard field goal, 14:51. Colts 10–3. Drive: 10 plays, 50 yards, 3:48.
  • SD – Josh Lambo 34-yard field goal, 14:04. Colts 10–6. Drive: 4 plays, −10 yards, 0:32.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 33-yard field goal, 6:25. Colts 13–6. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 7:39.
  • SD – Caraun Reid 61-yard fumble return (Josh Lambo kick), 0:55. Tied 13–13.

Third quarter

  • SD – Melvin Gordon 1-yard run (kick blocked), 8:23. Chargers 19–13. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 6:37.
  • IND – Robert Turbin 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 2:39. Colts 20–19. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:44.

Fourth quarter

  • SD – Josh Lambo 27-yard field goal, 7:34. Chargers 22–20. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 4:25.
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 63-yard pass from Andrew Luck (pass failed), 1:17. Colts 26–22. Drive: 6 plays, 83 yards, 1:12.

Top passers

  • SD – Philip Rivers – 26/39, 330 yards
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 24/37, 331 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

  • SD – Melvin Gordon – 16 rushes, 35 yards, TD
  • IND – Frank Gore – 21 rushes, 82 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • SD – Tyrell Williams – 6 receptions, 69 yards
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton – 8 receptions, 174 yards, TD

Although the Colts took an early lead in the first quarter, the Chargers kept the game close and a Josh Lambo field goal put them ahead midway through the fourth quarter; however, a 63-yard pass from Andrew Luck to T. Y. Hilton restored the Colts' advantage with less than a minute remaining, giving them their first win of the season. With the win, the Colts improved to 1–2.

Week 4: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

NFL International Series

Week Four: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 3 0 21

27

Jaguars 7 10 6 7

30

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 49-yard field goal, 8:53. Jaguars 7–6. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards, 6:10.
  • JAX – Blake Bortles 1-yard run (Jason Myers kick), 4:59. Jaguars 14–6.Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:44.
  • JAX – Jason Myers 22-yard field goal, 0:00. Jaguars 17–6. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 1:06.

Third quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 46-yard field goal, 11:50. Jaguars 20–6. Drive: 9 plays, 43 yards, 3:10.
  • JAX – Jason Myers 49-yard field goal, 2:51. Jaguars 23–6. Drive: 14 plays, 58 yards, 6:48.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Frank Gore 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:48. Jaguars 23–13. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:03.
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 2-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 7:06. Jaguars 23–20. Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, 5:31.
  • JAX – Allen Hurns 42-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Jason Myers kick), 5:03. Jaguars 30–20. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:03.
  • IND – Phillip Dorsett 64-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 3:03. Jaguars 30–27. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:00.

Top passers

  • IND – Andrew Luck – 27/42, 234 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • JAX – Blake Bortles – 19/33, 207 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • IND – Frank Gore – 16 rushes, 68 yards, TD
  • JAX – T. J. Yeldon – 14 rushes, 71 yards

Top receivers

  • IND – T. Y. Hilton – 7 receptions, 42 yards, TD
  • JAX – Allen Robinson – 5 receptions, 55 yards, TD
With the loss, the Colts fell to 1-3.

Week 5: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Five: Chicago Bears at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 10 0 10

23

Colts 3 13 3 10

29

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), mostly sunny — retractable roof open
  • Game attendance: 66,622
  • Referee: John Hussey
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color commentator) and Erin Andrews (sideline reporter)
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 35-yard field goal, 8:24. Bears 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 51 yards, 6:36.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 54-yard field goal, 5:10. Tied 3–3. Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 3:14.

Second quarter

  • IND – Dwayne Allen 1-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 12:58. Colts 10–3. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 5:44.
  • CHI – Connor Barth 49-yard field goal, 8:22. Colts 10–6. Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 4:36.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 53-yard field goal, 6:08. Colts 13–6. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 2:14.
  • CHI – Cameron Meredith 14-yard pass from Brian Hoyer (Connor Barth kick), 3:35. Tied 13–13. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:33.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 26-yard field goal, 0:11. Colts 16–13. Drive: 11 plays, 67 yards, 3:24.

Third quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 41-yard field goal, 5:52. Colts 19–13. Drive: 11 plays, 45 yards, 5:08.

Fourth quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 24-yard field goal, 13:31. Colts 19–16. Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards, 4:15.
  • CHI – Jordan Howard 21-yard pass from Brian Hoyer (Connor Barth kick), 7:04. Bears 23–19. Drive: 9 plays, 96 yards, 4:45.
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 35-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 3:43. Colts 26–23. Drive: 6 plays, 82 yards, 3:21.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 46-yard field goal, 2:28. Colts 29–23. Drive: 4 plays, 1 yard, 1:01.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the win, the Colts improved to 2-3.

Week 6: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 10 0 10

23

Texans 0 3 6 14

26

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 41-yard field goal, 5:56. Colts 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 27 yards, 4:16.

Second quarter

  • IND – Jack Doyle 22-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:55. Colts 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 4:33.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 37-yard field goal, 6:55. Colts 13–0. Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 5:12.
  • HOU – Nick Novak 27-yard field goal, 1:57. Colts 13–3. Drive: 11 plays, 66 yards, 4:58.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Lamar Miller 1-yard run (kick failed, wide right), 7:06. Colts 13–9. Drive: 10 plays, 82 yards, 5:13.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Andrew Luck 14-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:53. Colts 20–9. Drive: 2 plays, 20 yards, 0:25.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 36-yard field goal, 7:04. Colts 23–9. Drive: 10 plays, 66 yards, 5:17.
  • HOU – Lamar Miller 10-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Nick Novak kick), 2:37. Colts 23–16. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 4:27.
  • HOU – C. J. Fiedorowicz 26-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Nick Novak kick), 0:49. Tied 23–23. Drive: 3 plays, 53 yards, 1:01.

Overtime

  • HOU – Nick Novak 33-yard field goal, 8:10. Texans 26–23. Drive: 6 plays, 52 yards, 3:20.

Top passers

  • IND – Andrew Luck – 21/32, 252 yards, TD, INT
  • HOU – Brock Osweiler – 25/39, 269 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • IND – Frank Gore – 22 rushes, 106 yards
  • HOU – Lamar Miller – 24 rushes, 149 yards, TD

Top receivers

The Colts led 23–9 with less than three minutes to play, but a comeback by the Texans forced overtime, where they would win on a field goal. With the loss, the Colts fell to 2–4.

Week 7: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Seven: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 10 3 14

34

Titans 6 7 0 13

26

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 37-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 10:16. Colts 14–6. Drive: 6 plays, 93 yards, 3:24.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 28-yard field goal, 7:06. Colts 17–6. Drive: 6 plays, 25 yards, 3:10.
  • TEN – DeMarco Murray 1-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 0:34. Colts 17–13. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 1:38.

Third quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 33-yard field goal, 3:46. Colts 20–13. Drive: 11 plays, 73 yards, 6:04.

Fourth quarter

  • TEN – Delanie Walker 7-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick), 12:39. Tied 20–20. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 6:07.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 48-yard field goal, 6:02. Titans 23–20. Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 3:39.
  • IND – Jack Doyle 7-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:55. Colts 27–23. Drive: 12 plays, 70 yards, 4:07.
  • IND – Robert Mathis 14-yard fumble return (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:47. Colts 34–23.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 44-yard field goal, 0:43. Colts 34–26. Drive: 7 plays, 49 yards, 1:04.

Top passers

  • IND – Andrew Luck – 27/39, 353 yards, 3 TD
  • TEN – Marcus Mariota – 22/37, 232 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • IND – Frank Gore – 17 rushes, 61 yards
  • TEN – DeMarco Murray – 25 rushes, 107 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • IND – Jack Doyle – 9 receptions, 78 yards, TD
  • TEN – Delanie Walker – 7 receptions, 84 yards, TD

With the win, the Colts improved to 3–4. They also picked up their 10th straight win over the Titans.

Week 8: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Eight: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 3 14 7 6

30

Colts 0 7 7 0

14

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,417
  • Referee: Craig Wrolstad
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (color commentator)
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • KC – Cairo Santos 33-yard field goal, 10:20. Chiefs 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 60 yards, 4:40.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • KC – Tyreek Hill 34-yard pass from Nick Foles (Cairo Santos kick), 7:34. Chiefs 24–7. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:27.
  • IND – Donte Moncrief 3-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 2:05. Chiefs 24–14. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:29.

Fourth quarter

  • KC – Cairo Santos 22-yard field goal, 8:00. Chiefs 27–14. Drive: 10 plays, 46 yards, 5:05.
  • KC – Cairo Santos 44-yard field goal, 3:35. Chiefs 30–14. Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 3:34.

Top passers

  • KC – Nick Foles – 16/22, 223 yards, 2 TD
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 19/35, 210 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • KC – Charcandrick West – 14 rushes, 52 yards
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 9 rushes, 60 yards

Top receivers

  • KC – Travis Kelce – 7 receptions, 101 yards, TD
  • IND – Phillip Dorsett – 5 receptions, 33 yards

In a rematch of the 2013 wildcard game, the Chiefs blew out the Colts easily, 30–14. With the loss, the Colts fell to 3–5.

Week 9: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 14 10 0 7

31

Packers 10 0 3 13

26

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: November 6
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 68 °F (20 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 78,437
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Jordan Todman 99-yard kickoff return (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:47. Colts 7–0. Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:13.
  • GB – Mason Crosby 34-yard field goal, 10:46. Colts 7–3. Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards, 4:01.
  • IND – Frank Gore 7-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 4:28. Colts 14–3. Drive: 7 plays, 62 yards, 3:07.
  • GB – Jordy Nelson 26-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 0:00. Colts 14–10. Drive: 4 plays, 47 yards, 1:25.

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 28-yard field goal, 12:05. Colts 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 35 yards, 2:55.
  • IND – Donte Moncrief 8-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:11. Colts 24–10. Drive: 15 plays, 96 yards, 5:33.

Third quarter

  • GB – Mason Crosby 27-yard field goal, 1:46. Colts 24–13. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 5:38.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Frank Gore 4-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 9:35. Colts 31–13. Drive: 6 plays, 71 yards, 2:53.
  • GB – Davante Adams 2-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (pass failed), 7:40. Colts 31–19. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:55.
  • GB – Randall Cobb 3-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers (Mason Crosby kick), 3:29. Colts 31–26. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 1:59.

Top passers

  • IND – Andrew Luck – 23/36, 281 yards, TD, 2 INT
  • GB – Aaron Rodgers – 26/43, 297 yards, 3 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • IND – Frank Gore – 19 rushes, 60 yards, 2 TD
  • GB – Ty Montgomery – 7 rushes, 53 yards

Top receivers

  • IND – T. Y. Hilton – 6 receptions, 82 yards
  • GB – Jordy Nelson – 7 receptions, 94 yards, TD

This was the Colts' first victory at Lambeau Field since 1988.

Week 11: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Eleven: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 7 7 3

17

Colts 14 7 0 3

24

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 20
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,048
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (color commentator)
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • TEN – Tajae Sharpe 37-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick), 6:35. Colts 21–14. Drive: 9 plays, 98 yards, 4:50.

Fourth quarter

  • TEN – Ryan Succop 47-yard field goal, 12:14. Colts 21–17. Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards, 5:53.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 49-yard field goal, 10:50. Colts 24–17. Drive:5 plays, 44 yards, 1:24.

Top passers

  • TEN – Marcus Mariota – 25/38, 290 yards, 2 TD
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 15/28, 262 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • TEN – DeMarco Murray – 21 rushes, 70 yards
  • IND – Frank Gore – 18 rushes, 50 yards

Top receivers

  • TEN – Rishard Matthews – 9 receptions, 122 yards
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton – 5 receptions, 97 yards, TD

With their 11th straight win over the Titans, the Colts improved to 5–5.

Week 12: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Thanksgiving Day game

Week Twelve: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 14 7 0 7

28

Colts 0 7 0 0

7

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 66,583
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (NBC): Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color commentator) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – Donte Moncrief 5-yard pass from Scott Tolzien (Adam Vinatieri kick), 13:02. Steelers 14–7. Drive: 6 plays, 47 yards, 3:04.
  • PIT – Antonio Brown 33-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 9:00. Steelers 21–7. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:02.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Antonio Brown 22-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick), 5:30. Steelers 28–7. Drive: 4 plays, 64 yards, 2:21.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Quarterback Andrew Luck did not play due to a concussion, and his replacement Scott Tolzien was unable to prevent a 28–7 defeat, although he did throw a five-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief early in the second quarter.

Week 13: at New York JetsEdit

Week Thirteen: Indianapolis Colts at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 14 10 10 7

41

Jets 0 3 0 7

10

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Dwayne Allen 7-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 10:23. Colts 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 51 yards, 3:33.
  • IND – Dwayne Allen 21-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 7:45. Colts 14–0. Drive: 4 plays, 69 yards, 1:47.

Second quarter

  • NYJ – Nick Folk 38-yard field goal, 10:31. Colts 14–3. Drive: 10 plays, 77 yards, 4:29.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 53-yard field goal, 8:16. Colts 17–3. Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards, 2:15.
  • IND – Dwayne Allen 23-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:18. Colts 24–3. Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 5:20.

Third quarter

  • IND – Donte Moncrief 3-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 8:54. Colts 31–3. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 6:06.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 36-yard field goal, 1:08. Colts 34–3. Drive: 10 plays, 43 yards, 5:11.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Robert Turbin 5-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:54. Colts 41–3. Drive: 2 plays, 6 yards, 0:20.
  • NYJ – Robby Anderson 40-yard pass from Bryce Petty (Nick Folk kick), 11:19. Colts 41–10. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:35.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the win, the Colts evened their record at 6-6.

Week 14: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Fourteen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 10 3 6

22

Colts 3 0 7 7

17

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 11
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,250
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 32-yard field goal, 8:35. Colts 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 3:50.
  • HOU – Nick Novak 21-yard field goal, 4:04. Tied 3–3. Drive: 6 plays, 13 yards, 2:01.

Second quarter

  • HOU – Lamar Miller 2-yard run (Nick Novak kick), 2:26. Texans 10–3. Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 7:19.
  • HOU – Nick Novak 52-yard field goal, 0:12. Texans 13–3. Drive: 5 plays, 22 yards, 0:29.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Nick Novak 24-yard field goal, 12:46. Texans 16–3. Drive: 5 plays, 12 yards, 1:08.
  • IND – Frank Gore 18-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 9:53. Texans 16–10. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:53.

Fourth quarter

  • HOU – Nick Novak 41-yard field goal, 11:53. Texans 19–10. Drive: 11 plays, 64 yards, 4:51.
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 35-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 9:06. Texans 19–17. Drive: 8 plays, 83 yards, 2:47.
  • HOU – Nick Novak 34-yard field goal, 2:51. Texans 22–17. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 6:15.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the loss, the Colts fell to 6–7 and were swept by the Texans for the first time in franchise history.

Week 15: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week Fifteen: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 10 17 0 7

34

Vikings 0 0 3 3

6

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,820
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 48-yard field goal, 9:01. Colts 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 46 yards, 5:59.
  • IND – Robert Turbin 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 2:22. Colts 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 52 yards, 4:57.

Second quarter

  • IND – Erik Swoope 27-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 7:16. Colts 17–0. Drive: 9 plays, 92 yards, 5:39.
  • IND – Robert Turbin 6-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:33. Colts 24–0. Drive: 13 plays, 91 yards, 5:35.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 50-yard field goal, 0:00. Colts 27–0. Drive: 2 plays, 4 yards, 0:19.

Third quarter

  • MIN – Kai Forbath 32-yard field goal, 3:51. Colts 27–3. Drive: 12 plays, 71 yards, 4:10.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Phillip Dorsett 50-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:55. Colts 34–3. Drive: 7 plays, 88 yards, 3:56.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 51-yard field goal, 11:57. Colts 34–6. Drive: 9 plays, 39 yards, 2:58.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the win, the Colts improved to 7-7 and remained just in the thick of the playoff race.

Week 16: at Oakland RaidersEdit

Week Sixteen: Indianapolis Colts at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 7 11

25

Raiders 0 19 14 0

33

at Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/1:05 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 54,896
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • OAK – DeAndré Washington 22-yard run (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 10:48. Raiders 26–7. Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards, 4:12.
  • OAK – DeAndré Washington 22-yard run (Sebastian Janikowski kick), 8:40. Raiders 33–7. Drive: 3 plays, 38 yards, 1:33.
  • IND – Robert Turbin 3-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 5:18. Raiders 33–14. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:22.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Andrew Luck 11-yard run (Andrew Luck–T. Y. Hilton pass), 7:40. Raiders 33–22. Drive: 6 plays, 68 yards, 2:36.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 42-yard field goal, 2:33. Raiders 33–25. Drive: 5 plays, 40 yards, 1:15.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

With the loss, the Colts fell to 7–8 and were officially eliminated from playoff contention for the second year in a row.

Week 17: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Seventeen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 10 7 0 3

20

Colts 0 3 14 7

24

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: January 1, 2017
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,160
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 47-yard field goal, 10:11. Jaguars 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards, 3:30.
  • JAX – Ben Koyack 14-yard pass from Blake Bortles (Jason Myers kick), 6:03. Jaguars 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:09.

Second quarter

  • JAX – Corey Grant 57-yard run (Jason Myers kick), 5:57. Jaguars 17–0. Drive: 2 plays, 62 yards, 0:48.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 45-yard field goal, 2:46. Jaguars 17–3. Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:04.

Third quarter

  • IND – Robert Turbin 7-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 10:22. Jaguars 17–10. Drive: 5 plays, 83 yards, 2:35.
  • IND – Dwayne Allen 15-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:19. Tied 17–17. Drive: 12 plays, 89 yards, 6:43.

Fourth quarter

  • JAX – Jason Myers 41-yard field goal, 1:38. Jaguars 20–17. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 0:21.
  • IND – Jack Doyle 1-yard pass from Andrew Luck (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:14. Colts 24–20. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 1:24.

Top passers

  • JAX – Blake Bortles – 25/39, 301 yards, TD
  • IND – Andrew Luck – 24/40, 321 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

  • JAX – Corey Grant – 18 rushes, 122 yards, TD
  • IND – Frank Gore – 16 rushes, 62 yards

Top receivers

The Jaguars took a 17–0 lead during the second quarter, but the Colts were able to pull it back to 17–17 as the game moved into its final period. The Jaguars regained the lead with a 41-yard Jason Myers field goal inside the two-minute warning, but Andrew Luck led the Colts on a 75-yard drive that culminated with a 1-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle with four seconds remaining. With the win, the Colts ended their year 8–8 and snapped their two-game losing streak against the Jaguars.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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