The Colts are part of the AFC South division of the National Football League (NFL), and play their home games from the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts have been part of the NFL since 1953 when they were founded in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Balitmore, the Colts reached the playoffs on 10 occassions, and won three NFL Championship games, in 1958, 1959, and 1969. They also played in two Super Bowl games, losing to the New York Jets in one, and beating the Dallas Cowboys, the latter coming in 1970.
In 1984, the Colts relocated to Indianapolis, and since moving to their new home have appeared in 16 playoffs, won two conference championships, and a Super Bowl, that ring being claimed after defeating the Chicago Bears in 2006.
Since moving to the AFC South, in 2002, the Colts have made the division their own, winning it nine times, and only losing out to a 10th in 2015 by a single game.
It was the offense that let the Colts down in the 2015-16 season, finishing second bottom of the AFC in terms of net total yards, but that was mostly due to star quarterback Andrew Luck being out for more than half of the season through injury.
Luck is meant to be fit and well again, and that should see the Colts reclaim the AFC South divisional title, but can they go all the way and reach another Super Bowl?
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What Are The Indianapolis Colts Standings
The Colts finished 8-8 in the 2015-16 season, winning and losing four games each at home and on the road.
Let’s see what the Indianapolis Colts regular season schedule looks like, and see if we can spot any perfect games to bet on.
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Having finished second in the AFC South by a single game and missing out on the playoffs, the Indianapolis Colts will be looking to make amends in the coming season.
We mentioned early that the Colts’ offense was poor in 2015-16, making only 5,142 yards and having the third least passing yardage in the AFC. Their points per game, at 20.8, was also one of the lowest, going to show how sorely Andrew Luck was missed at QB.
In 2014, Luck was immense, with a rating of 96.5 thanks to 40 touchdowns, 61.7% completion and 4,761 yards. If he can reproduce that form this season, now he’s free from injury, the Colts should make AFC South their own once again.
Defense was also an issue last season, again finishing second bottom in the AFC by allowing 6,066 net yards, and allowing 25.5 points per game. Compare this to the best, Denver Broncos, who allowed only 4,530 yards and 18.5 points per game and you can see why the Colts faltered.
This season, Robert Mathis should be fully recovered from a torn Achilles, so expect him to shore up the defense and get into double figures for sacks.
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