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2017 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Chuck Pagano
General Manager Chris Ballard
Home Field Lucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record 4–12
Place 3rd AFC South
Playoff Finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR T.Y. Hilton
TE Jack Doyle
Uniform
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2016 2018

The 2017 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 65th season in the National Football League, the 34th in Indianapolis and the tenth playing their home game at Lucas Oil Stadium. It was also the sixth and final season under head coach Chuck Pagano, who was fired at the end of the season. It was also the first under new general manager Chris Ballard, the former Kansas City Chiefs' Director of Football Operations, following the dismissal of Ryan Grigson. The Colts were looking to improve on their 8–8 record from last year and make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. However, star quarterback Andrew Luck suffered an injury before the regular season began and was placed on the injured reserve list, putting the season in doubt.

After an ineffective performance by backup Scott Tolzien in Week 1 against the Rams, the Colts put Jacoby Brissett as their starting quarterback for the rest of the season. However, Brissett could not save the team as they finished 4-12 for their first losing season since 2011, and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Roster changesEdit

Free agentsEdit

Position Player Tag 2017 Team Notes
S Mike Adams UFA Carolina Panthers signed on March 10
WR Quan Bray ERFA Indianapolis Colts signed on April 17
CB Darius Butler UFA Indianapolis Colts signed on March 17
OLB Chris Carter UFA Washington Redskins signed on March 16
OLB Trent Cole UFA
TE Jack Doyle UFA Indianapolis Colts signed on March 7
C Jonotthan Harrison RFA New York Jetssigned on March 28
DE Zach Kerr RFA Denver Broncos signed on March 12
OLB Robert Mathis UFA Retired
P Pat McAfee UFA Retired
ILB Josh McNary RFA Jacksonville Jaguars signed on March 16
OT Joe Reitz UFA Retired
TE Erik Swoope ERFA Indianapolis Colts signed on April 17
G Hugh Thornton UFA Atlanta Falcons signed on March 28
RB Jordan Todman UFA New York Jets signed on June 13
RB Robert Turbin UFA Indianapolis Colts signed on March 13
OLB Erik Walden UFA Tennessee Titans signed on July 27
Player re-signed by the Colts Player signed with a different team Player retired

DraftEdit

2017 Indianapolis Colts Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 15 Malik Hooker FS Ohio State
2 46 Quincy Wilson CB Florida
3 80 Tarell Basham OLB Ohio
4 137 Zach Banner OT USC
143 Marlon Mack RB South Florida
144 Grover Stewart DT Albany State
5 158 Nate Hairston CB Temple
161 Anthony Walker Jr. ILB Northwestern

Notes

Undrafted free agents Edit

Sources[1]

Position Player College Notes
OG Deyshawn Bond Cincinnati made final roster, placed on injured reserve October 3[2]
RB Dalton Crossan New Hampshire waived August 15[3]
TE Darrell Daniels Washington made final roster[4]
WR Trey Griffey Arizona waived June 12[5]
LS Thomas Hennessy Duke traded to the New York Jets August 28[6]
TE Bug Howard North Carolina waived September 2[7]
TE Colin Jeter LSU waived July 30[8]
WR Jerome Lane Akron waived May 15[9]
CB Chris Lyles Mississippi College waived May 15[9]
OG Christopher Muller Rutgers waived May 15[9]
WR JoJo Natson Akron waived September 2[7]
CB Reggie Porter Utah waived June 12[10]
RB Brandon Radcliff Louisville waived June 1[11]
P Rigoberto Sanchez Hawaii made final roster[4]
OLB Garrett Sickels Penn State waived from practice squad September 12[12]
DE Jhaustin Thomas Iowa State waived September 2[7]
OT Jerry Ugokwe William & Mary waived August 2[13]
QB Phillip Walker Temple added to practice squad September 3[14]

StaffEdit

2017 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

2017 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, 17 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 13 Detroit Lions L 10–24 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
2 Template:Dow tooltip at Dallas Cowboys L 19–24 0–2 AT&T Stadium Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip at Pittsburgh Steelers W 19–15 1–2 Heinz Field Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip Cincinnati Bengals W 7–6 2–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 at Los Angeles Rams L 9–46 0–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
2 September 17 Arizona Cardinals L 13–16 (OT) 0–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 September 24 Cleveland Browns W 31–28 1–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
4 October 1 at Seattle Seahawks L 18–46 1–3 CenturyLink Field Recap
5 October 8 San Francisco 49ers W 26–23 (OT) 2–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
6 Template:Dow tooltip at Tennessee Titans L 22–36 2–4 Nissan Stadium Recap
7 October 22 Jacksonville Jaguars L 0–27 2–5 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
8 October 29 at Cincinnati Bengals L 23–24 2–6 Paul Brown Stadium Recap
9 November 5 at Houston Texans W 20–14 3–6 NRG Stadium Recap
10 November 12 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–20 3–7 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
11 Bye
12 November 26 Tennessee Titans L 16–20 3–8 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
13 December 3 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 10–30 3–9 EverBank Field Recap
14 December 10 at Buffalo Bills L 7–13 (OT) 3–10 New Era Field Recap
15 Template:Dow tooltip Denver Broncos L 13–25 3–11 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
16 Template:Dow tooltip at Baltimore Ravens L 16–23 3–12 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
17 December 31 Houston Texans W 22–13 4–12 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week One: Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 0 0 6

9

Rams 10 17 10 9

46

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information

First quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 50-yard field goal, 12:48. Rams 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 43 yards, 2:17.
  • LAR – Trumaine Johnson 39-yard interception return (Greg Zuerlein kick), 11:10. Rams 10–0. Drive: 0 plays, 39 yards, 0:00.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 20-yard field goal, 6:25. Rams 10–3. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 4:49.

Second quarter

  • LAR – Todd Gurley 5-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 9:44. Rams 17–3. Drive: 5 plays, 69 yards, 2:12.
  • LAR – Cooper Kupp 18-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 5:27. Rams 24–3. Drive: 6 plays, 58 yards, 2:09.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 35-yard field goal, 0:22. Rams 27–3. Drive: 6 plays, 43 yards, 2:51.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 44-yard field goal, 7:28. Rams 30–3. Drive: 8 plays, 46 yards, 4:40.
  • LAR – Lamarcus Joyner 29-yard interception return (Greg Zuerlein kick), 7:23. Rams 37–3. Drive: 0 plays, 29 yards, 0:00.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Marlon Mack 3-yard run (kick failed), 11:36. Rams 37–9. Drive: 5 plays, 84 yards, 2:41.
  • LAR – Jacoby Brissett tackled in the end zone by Morgan Fox for a safety, 9:29. Rams 39–9.
  • LAR – Malcolm Brown 3-yard run (Greg Zuerlein kick), 4:33. Rams 46–9. Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards, 4:50.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The first regular season game of the Colts ended in disaster. The offense allowed two pick-sixes and a safety, the defense were unable to stop Sean McVay's high-powered Rams offense, and the special teams missed one field goal.

Week 2: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Two: Arizona Cardinals at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 3 0 10

16

Colts 10 0 0 3

13

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Frank Gore 5-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 7:38. Colts 7–0. Drive: 14 plays, 53 yards, 5:45.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 46-yard field goal, 1:27. Colts 10–0. Drive: 8 plays, 32 yards, 4:21.

Second quarter

  • ARI – Phil Dawson 27-yard field goal, 5:56. Colts 10–3. Drive: 15 plays, 54 yards, 5:49.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 29-yard field goal, 11:42, Colts 13–3. Drive: 16 plays, 76 yards, 9:18.
  • ARI – J. J. Nelson 45-yard pass from Carson Palmer (Phil Dawson kick), 7:38. Colts 13–10. Drive: 7 plays, 85 yards, 4:04.
  • ARI – Phil Dawson 40-yard field goal, 3:25. Tied 13–13. Drive: 6 plays, 40 yards, 2:09.

Overtime

  • ARI – Phil Dawson 30-yard field goal, 8:02. Cardinals 16–13. Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 1:45.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

The Colts allowed 2 Phil Dawson field goals late in the game, with the 2nd one turning out to be the game winner. The 2nd one came after a Jacoby Brissett interception on the first play of overtime. The Colts fell to 0-2, their third straight such start.

Week 3: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Three: Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 14 0 14

28

Colts 7 21 0 3

31

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • CLE – Duke Johnson 19-yard run (Zane Gonzalez kick), 13:22. Tied 7–7. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:02.
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett 7-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 10:06. Colts 14–7. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:16.
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 61-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 5:14. Colts 21–7. Drive: 5 plays, 97 yards, 1:57.
  • IND – Frank Gore 4-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 2:41. Colts 28–7. Drive: 3 plays, 45 yards, 1:26.
  • CLE – David Njoku 1-yard pass from DeShone Kizer (Zane Gonzalez kick), 0:27. Colts 28–14. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 2:14.

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 33-yard field goal, 10:18. Colts 31–14. Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 4:53.
  • CLE – Kenny Britt 11-yard pass from DeShone Kizer (Zane Gonzalez kick), 6:56. Colts 31–21. Drive: 5 plays, 58 yards, 1:52.
  • CLE – DeShone Kizer 1-yard run (Zane Gonzalez kick), 2:04. Colts 31–28. Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 2:01.

Top passers

Top rushers

  • CLE – DeShone Kizer – 7 carries, 44 yards, TD
  • IND – Frank Gore – 25 carries, 57 yards, TD

Top receivers

In a battle of 0-2 teams, the Colts took a 28-14 lead at halftime, then halted a Browns comeback in the second half. The Colts improved to 1-2.

Week 4: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Four: Indianapolis Colts at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 2 13 3 0

18

Seahawks 3 7 22 14

46

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • SEA – Russell Wilson 23-yard run (Russell Wilson–Doug Baldwin pass), 9:23. Seahawks 18–15. Drive: 9 plays, 84 yards, 5:37.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 40-yard field goal, 4:53. Tied 18–18. Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards, 0:56.
  • SEA – J. D. McKissic 30-yard run (Blair Walsh kick), 2:12. Seahawks 25–18. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:41.
  • SEA – Bobby Wagner 21-yard fumble return (Blair Walsh kick), 1:59. Seahawks 32–18.

Fourth quarter

  • SEA – Luke Willson 6-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 11:16. Seahawks 39–18. Drive: 9 plays, 74 yards, 4:46.
  • SEA – J. D. McKissic 27-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Blair Walsh kick), 2:22. Seahawks 46–18. Drive: 11 plays, 84 yards, 6:56.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Despite being tied at 18 in the 3rd quarter, the Colts allowed 28 straight Seattle points to fall to 1-3.

Week 5: vs. San Francisco 49ersEdit

Week Five: San Francisco 49ers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
49ers 3 3 0 17

23

Colts 3 3 10 7

26

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 52-yard field goal, 9:09. Colts 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 41 yards, 5:51.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 28-yard field goal, 2:37. Tied 3–3. Drive: 12 plays, 65 yards, 6:32.

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 23-yard field goal, 0:59. Colts 6–3. Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 3:57.
  • SF – Robbie Gould 43-yard field goal, 0:02. Tied 6–6. Drive: 6 plays, 50 yards, 0:57.

Third quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 38-yard field goal, 7:42. Colts 9–6. Drive: 10 plays, 30 yards, 5:21.
  • IND – Marlon Mack 22-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 3:17. Colts 16–6. Drive: 4 plays, 60 yards, 2:33.

Fourth quarter

  • SF – Robbie Gould 40-yard field goal, 13:39. Colts 16–9. Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 4:38.
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett 3-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 9:56. Colts 23–9. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:43.
  • SF – Kyle Juszczyk 6-yard pass from Brian Hoyer (Robbie Gould kick), 8:00. Colts 23–16. Drive: 5 plays, 79 yards, 1:56.
  • SF – George Kittle 5-yard pass from Brian Hoyer (Robbie Gould kick), 0:20. Tied 23–23. Drive: 14 plays, 89 yards, 5:09.

Overtime

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 51-yard field goal, 1:38. Colts 26–23. Drive: 8 plays, 49 yards, 2:01.

Top passers

  • SF – Brian Hoyer – 29/46, 353 yards, 2 TD
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett – 22/34, 314 yards, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Despite allowing the 49ers to rally from a 23-9 deficit in the 2nd half, the Colts won in overtime on an Adam Vinatieri field goal to improve to 2-3.

Week 6: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 10 6 3

22

Titans 6 3 6 21

36

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

First quarter

  • TEN – Ryan Succop 48-yard field goal, 11:15. Titans 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 30 yards, 3:45.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 36-yard field goal, 6:45. Tied 3–3. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:30.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 32-yard field goal, 0:47. Titans 6–3. Drive: 10 plays, 61 yards, 5:58.

Second quarter

  • IND – Jack Doyle 8-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 10:54. Colts 10–6. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards, 4:53.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 40-yard field goal, 4:10. Colts 10–9. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 6:44.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 25-yard field goal, 0:14. Colts 13–9. Drive: 12 plays, 69 yards, 3:56.

Third quarter

  • IND – John Simon 26-yard interception return (kick failed), 13:50. Colts 19–9.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 48-yard field goal, 9:43. Colts 19–12. Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 4:07.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 23-yard field goal, 4:35. Colts 19–15. Drive: 5 plays, 26 yards, 2:03.

Fourth quarter

  • TEN – DeMarco Murray 3-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 10:01. Titans 22–19. Drive: 15 plays, 87 yards, 8:24.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 52-yard field goal, 7:27. Tied 22–22. Drive: 6 plays, 6 yards, 2:34.
  • TEN – Taywan Taylor 53-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick), 5:29. Titans 29–22. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:58.
  • TEN – Derrick Henry 72-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 0:47. Titans 36–22. Drive: 5 plays, 87 yards, 1:32.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Despite leading 19-9 in the third quarter, the Colts were outscored 27-3 the rest of the way, resulting in their first loss to the Titans since 2011, snapping their 11-game winning streak in the series. The Colts fell to 2-4.

Week 7: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Seven: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 14 6 7 0

27

Colts 0 0 0 0

0

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • JAX – Josh Lambo 42-yard field goal, 7:38. Jaguars 17–0. Drive: 12 plays, 67 yards, 6:35.
  • JAX – Josh Lambo 33-yard field goal, 1:56. Jaguars 20–0. Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards, 3:51.

Third quarter

  • JAX – T. J. Yeldon 58-yard run (Josh Lambo kick), 5:58. Jaguars 27–0. Drive: 6 plays, 91 yards, 2:42.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Jacksonville dominated the entire game, and beat the Colts in Indianapolis for the first time since 2012. The Colts fell to 2-5. The Colts were also shut out at home for the first time since 1993.

Week 8: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 13 7 3

23

Bengals 3 7 7 7

24

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information

First quarter

  • CIN – Randy Bullock 29-yard field goal, 5:41. Bengals 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 38 yards, 3:59.

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 29-yard field goal, 12:02. Tied 3–3. Drive: 7 plays, 16 yards, 2:40.
  • IND – Jack Doyle 13-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 8:14. Colts 10–3. Drive: 7 plays, 48 yards, 3:23.
  • CIN – A. J. Green 8-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick), 4:36. Tied 10–10. Drive: 7 plays, 91 yards, 3:38.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 33-yard field goal, 0:00. Colts 13–10. Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards, 1:13.

Third quarter

  • CIN – Josh Malone 25-yard pass from Andy Dalton (Randy Bullock kick), 9:10. Bengals 17–13. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 5:50.
  • IND – Marlon Mack 24-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 2:10. Colts 20–17. Drive: 13 plays, 88 yards, 7:00.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 29-yard field goal, 11:21. Colts 23–17. Drive: 9 plays, 26 yards, 4:39.
  • CIN – Carlos Dunlap 16-yard interception return (Randy Bullock kick), 6:58. Bengals 24–23.

Top passers

  • IND – Jacoby Brissett – 25/39, 233 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 17/29, 243 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • IND – Jack Doyle – 12 receptions, 121 yards, TD
  • CIN – Tyler Kroft – 5 receptions, 46 yards

Top tacklers

Despite leading for a good portion of the game, a late pick 6 by Jacoby Brissett did the Colts in, as they fell to 2-6.

Week 9: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 3 7 3

20

Texans 0 7 0 7

14

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 22-yard field goal, 4:37. Colts 10–0. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 4:53.
  • HOU – Lamarr Houston 34-yard fumble recovery (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 0:56. Colts 10–7. Drive: 7 plays, 14 yards, 0:56.

Third quarter

  • IND – T. Y. Hilton 80-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:56. Colts 17–7. Drive: 6 plays, 91 yards, 3:45.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 53-yard field goal, 9:17. Colts 20–7. Drive: 7 plays, 60 yards, 3:46.
  • HOU – DeAndre Hopkins 34-yard pass from Tom Savage (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:11. Colts 20–14. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:01.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Against the equally disappointing Texans, the Colts improved to 3-6 and snapped their 3-game losing streak to the Texans.

Week 10: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Ten: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 3 6 11

20

Colts 0 10 7 0

17

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoor (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 66,146
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green and Jamie Erdahl
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Second quarter

  • IND – Donte Moncrief 60-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:52. Colts 7–0. Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards, 1:21.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 48-yard field goal, 5:51. Colts 10–0. Drive: 13 plays, 63 yards, 7:13.

Third quarter

  • PIT – Chris Boswell 41-yard field goal, 0:30. Colts 10–3. Drive: 8 plays, 39 yards, 1:09.
  • IND – Chester Rogers 61-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 12:46. Colts 17–3. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:14.
  • PIT – JuJu Smith-Schuster 7-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (kick blocked), 7:47. Colts 17–9. Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards, 4:59.

Fourth quarter

  • PIT – Vance McDonald 7-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Ben Roethlisberger-Martavis Bryant pass), 11:52. Tied 17–17. Drive: 3 plays, 10 yards, 1:00.
  • PIT – Chris Boswell 33-yard field goal, 0:00. Steelers 20–17. Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 3:10.

Top passers

  • PIT – Ben Roethlisberger – 19/31, 236 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett – 14/24, 222 yards, 2 TD, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

  • PIT – JuJu Smith-Schuster – 5 receptions, 97 yards, TD
  • IND – Chester Rogers – 6 receptions, 104 yards, TD

Top tacklers

Despite leading 17-3 in the 2nd quarter, the Colts lost to the Steelers 20-17 to fall to 3-7, their 5th straight loss to Pittsburgh.

Week 12: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Twelve: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 6 0 7 7

20

Colts 0 13 3 0

16

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

  • TEN – Ryan Succop 29-yard field goal, 7:54. Titans 3–0. Drive: 11 plays, 53 yards, 6:09.
  • TEN – Ryan Succop 45-yard field goal, 1:52. Titans 6–0. Drive: 5 plays, 37 yards, 3:23.

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 26-yard field goal, 10:05. Titans 6–3. Drive: 14 plays, 67 yards, 6:47.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 28-yard field goal, 2:07. Tied 6–6. Drive: 11 plays, 45 yards, 6:25.
  • IND – Frank Gore 14-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 0:38. Colts 13–6. Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 1:16.

Third quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 42-yard field goal, 6:05. Colts 16–6. Drive: 13 plays, 55 yards, 6:57.
  • TEN – Delanie Walker 2-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Ryan Succop kick), 1:50. Colts 16–13. Drive: 1 plays, 4 yards, 0:25.

Fourth quarter

  • TEN – DeMarco Murray 1-yard run (Ryan Succop kick), 5:59. Titans 20–16. Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 5:25.

Top passers

  • TEN – Marcus Mariota – 17/25, 184 yards, TD, 2 INT
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett – 17/29, 196 yards

Top rushers

  • TEN – Derrick Henry – 13 carries, 79 yards
  • IND – Frank Gore – 17 carries, 62 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • TEN – Delonie Walker – 4 receptions, 63 yards, TD
  • IND – Jack Doyle – 7 receptions, 94 yards

Top tacklers

Despite a 16-6 lead in the 3rd quarter, the Titans managed to pull off the comeback to win 20-16 and send the Colts to 3-8. It was the first time since 2002 that the Colts had been swept by the Titans.

Week 13: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

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

10

Jaguars 7 9 11 3

30

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • JAX – Josh Lambo 30-yard field goal, 12:46. Jaguars 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 57 yards, 5:14.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 27-yard field goal, 7:05. Jaguars 10–3. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 5:41.
  • JAX – Keelan Cole 8-yard pass from Blake Bortles (kick aborted, pass failed), 2:00. Jaguars 16–3. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 5:07.

Third quarter

  • JAX – Leonard Fournette 5-yard run (Blake Bortles to Marcedes Lewis, pass succeeded), 10:38. Jaguars 24–3. Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards, 4:26.
  • IND – T.Y. Hilton 40-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 6:49. Jaguars 24–10. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 2:54.
  • JAX – Josh Lambo 23-yard field goal, 0:37. Jaguars 27–10. Drive: 11 plays, 81 yards, 6:06.

Fourth quarter

  • JAX – Josh Lambo 39-yard field goal, 2:58. Jaguars 30–10. Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 3:10.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

For the second time this season, the Jaguars managed to dominate Indianapolis, winning this game 30-10 and sending the Colts to 3-9, their 3rd straight road loss to the Jaguars.

Week 14: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Fourteen: Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 0 7

7

Bills 0 7 0 0

13

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: December 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 32 °F (0 °C), heavy lake effect snow
  • Game attendance: 60,222
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • No scoring plays

Fourth quarter

Overtime

  • BUF – LeSean McCoy 21-yard run, 1:33. Bills 13–7. Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 0:52.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The game in Buffalo, called the "Snow Bowl" by the media, was notable for being held in the midst of a lake-effect snow storm that left over a foot of snow on the stadium's turf in similar weather conditions to games such as the Snowplow Game.[15] The Colts and Bills played a low-scoring affair, tied at 7 by the end of regulation thanks to a fourth quarter touchdown pass from Jacoby Brissett to Jack Doyle. However, LeSean McCoy managed to win the game for the Bills with a 21-yard touchdown run in overtime. The Colts fell to 3–10.

Week 15: vs. Denver BroncosEdit

Week Fifteen: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 7 15 3

25

Colts 7 3 3 0

13

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 45-yard FG, 6:33. Colts 10–0. Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards, 6:04.
  • DEN – Brock Osweiler 18-yard run (Brandon McManus kick), 1:19. Colts 10–7. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 5:14.

Third quarter

  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 39-yard FG, 9:13. Colts 13–7. Drive: 12 plays, 54 yards, 5:47.
  • DEN – Cody Latimer 22-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Brandon McManus kick), 4:16. Broncos 14–13. Drive: 9 plays, 79 yards, 4:57.
  • DEN – Jeff Heuerman 54-yard pass from Brock Osweiler (Brock Osweiler–Cody Latimer pass), 2:37. Broncos 22–13. Drive: 3 plays, 67 yards, 1:17.

Fourth quarter

  • DEN – Brandon McManus 40-yard FG, 5:13. Broncos 25–13. Drive: 16 plays, 62 yards, 9:40.

Top passers

  • DEN – Brock Osweiler – 12/17, 194 yards, 2 TD, 1 rushing TD
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett – 17/30, 158 yards, 1 rushing TD

Top rushers

Top receivers

The Colts lost at home to the Broncos, who were also on a downspiral season, to fall to 3-11. It was their first loss at home to the Broncos since 2003, ending their 6-game home winning streak against them.

Week 16: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Sixteen: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 6 3

16

Ravens 3 10 3 7

23

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information

First quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 30 yard field goal, 6:38. Ravens 3–0. Drive: 14 plays, 52 yards, 7:30.

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • BAL – Justin Tucker 36 yard field goal, 9:29. Ravens 16–7. Drive: 11 plays, 57 yards, 5:36.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 48 yard field goal, 7:18. Ravens 16–10. Drive: 7 plays, 30 yards, 2:11.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 38 yard field goal, 1:38. Ravens 16–13. Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 4:27.

Fourth quarter

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

The Colts played a close matchup with the playoff-bound Ravens, but it was not enough as the Colts lost and fell to 3-12.

Week 17: vs. Houston TexansEdit

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

13

Colts 0 7 7 8

22

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 60,557
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy, Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 52-yard field goal, 8:15. Texans 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 5:26.

Second quarter

  • IND – Jack Doyle 6-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett (Adam Vinatieri kick), 14:55. Colts 7–3. Drive: 15 plays, 75 yards, 8:20.
  • HOU – Alfred Blue 2-yard run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 6:55. Texans 10–7. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 8:00.
  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 46-yard field goal, 1:44. Texans 13–7. Drive: 10 plays, 58 yards, 4:37.

Third quarter

  • IND – Marlon Mack 1-yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 6:51. Colts 14–13. Drive: 13 plays, 83 yards, 6:39.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – T. J. Yates sacked in end zone by Hassan Ridgeway for a Safety, 12:07. Colts 16–13.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 54-yard field goal, 8:47. Colts 19–13. Drive: 7 plays, 20 yards, 3:20.
  • IND – Adam Vinatieri 22-yard field goal, 0:31. Colts 22–13. Drive: 12 plays, 49 yards, 6:06.

Top passers

  • HOU – T. J. Yates – 14/24, 137 yards, INT
  • IND – Jacoby Brissett – 15/25, 114 yards, TD

Top rushers

  • HOU – Alfred Blue – 18 carries, 39 yards, TD
  • IND – Frank Gore – 24 carries, 100 yards

Top receivers

  • HOU – Alfred Blue – 4 receptions, 36 yards
  • IND – Jack Doyle – 4 receptions, 38 yards, TD

Top tacklers

  • HOU –
  • IND –
In a battle for the basement, the Colts defeated the Texans 22-13 and swept the Texans for the first time since 2014. The win also secured the Colts third place in the division.

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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