2013 Indianapolis Colts season

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2013 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 (Chiefs) 45–44
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 43–22
Pro Bowlers QB Andrew Luck
OLB Robert Mathis
LS Matt Overton
Timeline
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The 2013 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 61st season in the National Football League, the 30th in Indianapolis and the second season under head coach Chuck Pagano, who missed most of the 2012 season due to treatment for leukemia. The Colts have matched their 2012 record of 11–5, but went undefeated within the division this season. The Colts planned to advance further than the Wild Card round in the playoffs than in 2012, where they lost to the Ravens. They had done so after coming off of a 28 point trail against the Chiefs to win 45–44 at home. However, the Colts were defeated by the New England Patriots in the Divisional round, by a score of 43–22.

On March 7, 2013, Jeff Saturday signed a one-day contract in order to retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

For the second consecutive season, the Colts held the final pick in the NFL Draft, number 254, which is famously known as Mr. Irrelevant. In 2012, the final player selected was Chandler Harnish. The 2013 season's Mr. Irrelevant is Justice Cunningham.

Throughout the season, the Colts wore a patch to recognize the 30th season since their move to Indianapolis.

On October 20, 2013, Peyton Manning made his first return to Indianapolis since being released by the Indianapolis Colts and signed by the Denver Broncos, a game in which commentator Al Michaels dubbed "the War of 1812" (referring to Peyton Manning's number of 18 and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's number of 12). The Colts won the game 39-33.

While losing their Week 14 match-up against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Colts overall record as well as a 4–0 record within the division was enough to earn them their 15th division title after the Denver Broncos defeated the Tennessee Titans. The Colts became the first team of the 2013 season to win their division, securing a home playoff game.[1]

With the Titans' loss to the Cardinals in Week 15, the Colts were the only AFC South team in the playoffs.

In the AFC Wild Card Game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Colts rallied to turn a 38–10 Chiefs' lead into a 45–44 victory for the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history. It is behind only the Bills who rallied from a 32-point deficit in the 1993 AFC Wild Card Game.

2013 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
2013 Indianapolis Colts draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 24 Björn Werner  DE Florida State
3 86 Hugh Thornton  OG Illinois
4 121 Khaled Holmes  C USC
5 139 Montori Hughes  DT Tennessee-Martin Pick from CLE
6 192 John Boyett  S Oregon
6 230 Kerwynn Williams  RB Utah State
7 254 Justice Cunningham  TE South Carolina
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career
Notes
  • The team traded its second-round selection (No. 54 overall) to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for cornerback Vontae Davis.
  • The team traded its original fifth-round selection (No. 157 overall) along with a 2012 fourth-round selection to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' 2012 third-round selection.
  • The team acquired a new fifth-round selection (No. 139 overall) in a trade that sent its 2014 fourth-round selection to the Cleveland Browns.
  • Selection No. 254 is a compensatory selection.

Undrafted free agents[edit]

Position Player College
T Emmett Cleary Boston College
K Brandon McManus Temple
RB Dan Moore Montana
RB Denodus O'Bryant Lindenwood
CB Sheldon Price UCLA
LB C.O. Prime Wagner
WR Rodrick Rumble Idaho State
WR Lanear Sampson Baylor
CB Daxton Swanson Sam Houston State
CB Nigel Malone Kansas State

Departures[edit]

Position Player Tag 2013 Team Notes
WR Austin Collie UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed by San Francisco on August 2, 2013.[2]
DE Dwight Freeney UFA San Diego Chargers Signed by San Diego on May 18, 2013.[3]
CB Jerraud Powers UFA Arizona Cardinals Signed by Arizona on March 13, 2013.[4]
QB Drew Stanton UFA Arizona Cardinals Signed by Arizona on March 13, 2013.[5]
WR Donnie Avery UFA Kansas City Chiefs Signed by Kansas City on March 13, 2013.[6]
LB Moise Fokou UFA Tennessee Titans Signed by Tennessee on March 13, 2013.[7]
S Tom Zbikowski UFA Chicago Bears Signed by Chicago on March 23, 2013.[8]
LB Jerry Hughes Trade Buffalo Bills Traded away on April 29, 2013.[9]
RB Alvester Alexander UFA Waived on April 30, 2013.[10]
C A.Q. Shipley Trade Baltimore Ravens Traded away on May 9, 2013.[11]

Additions[edit]

Position Player Tag 2012 team Notes
P Pat McAfee FT Indianapolis Colts Applied with Franchise Tag on March 1, 2013.[12]
DE Fili Moala UFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 4, 2013.[13]
CB Darius Butler UFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 12, 2013.[14]
T Gosder Cherilus UFA Detroit Lions Signed on March 12, 2013.[15]
CB Greg Toler UFA Arizona Cardinals Signed on March 12, 2013.[16]
OLB Erik Walden UFA Green Bay Packers Signed on March 12, 2013.[17]
G Donald Thomas UFA New England Patriots Signed on March 12, 2013.[18]
OLB Lawrence Sidbury UFA Atlanta Falcons Signed on March 12, 2013.[19]
S LaRon Landry UFA New York Jets Signed on March 13, 2013.[20]
DE Ricky Jean-Francois UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed on March 14, 2013.[21]
CB Cassius Vaughn RFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 18, 2013.[22]
QB Matt Hasselbeck UFA Tennessee Titans Signed on March 19, 2013.[23]
G Joe Reitz ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 20, 2013.[24]
NT Aubrayo Franklin UFA San Diego Chargers Signed on March 20, 2013.[24]
NT Martin Tevaseu ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 22, 2013.[25]
FB Stanley Havili Trade Philadelphia Eagles Traded for on March 28, 2013.[26]
T Jeff Linkenbach ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 28, 2013.[27]
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey UFA Oakland Raiders Signed on April 1, 2013.[28]
ILB Josh McNary UFA No team in 2012 Signed on April 11, 2013.[29]
CB Josh Gordy ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on April 15, 2013.[30]
LB Kelvin Sheppard Trade Buffalo Bills Traded for on April 29, 2013.[31]
RB Ahmad Bradshaw UFA New York Giants Signed on June 11, 2013.[32]
RB Trent Richardson Trade Cleveland Browns Traded for on September 18, 2013 [33]

Team captains[edit]

Position Player
QB Andrew Luck
OLB Robert Mathis
K Adam Vinatieri
Note
  • Team captains had not been selected, or at least, players selected as captains did not begin to display their signature "C-patch" on their jerseys until during their Week 15 match-up against Houston. This just so happened to be the week that followed the Colts securing the AFC South title and their 26th playoff berth in franchise history.

Staff[edit]

2013 Indianapolis Colts staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2013 Indianapolis Colts final 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, 19 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 11 1:30 p.m. EDT Buffalo Bills L 20–44 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium WNDY Recap
2 August 18 7:00 p.m. EDT at New York Giants W 20–12 1–1 MetLife Stadium Fox Recap
3 August 24 7:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Browns W 27–6 2–1 Lucas Oil Stadium WNDY Recap
4 August 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–27 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium WNDY Recap

Regular season[edit]

The Colts' regular season schedule was announced on April 18, 2013. For the first time since the 2002 season, the Colts did not play the New England Patriots during the regular season. The Colts–Patriots rivalry had become one of the most known in modern era sports. However, they did play each other in postseason.

One highlight of the 2013 Colts season was a trip to San Francisco to play the 49ers. This game marked the return of starting quarterback Andrew Luck to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he played three seasons of college football at Stanford University, which for his first two years there was coached by Jim Harbaugh, who now coaches the 49ers. Luck got the better of his old coach with a 27–7 statement victory.

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 September 8 1:00 p.m. EDT Oakland Raiders W 21–17 1–0 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 15 1:00 p.m. EDT Miami Dolphins L 20–24 1–1 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 22 4:25 p.m. EDT at San Francisco 49ers W 27–7 2–1 Candlestick Park CBS Recap
4 September 29 1:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Jaguars W 37–3 3–1 EverBank Field CBS Recap
5 October 6 1:00 p.m. EDT Seattle Seahawks W 34–28 4–1 Lucas Oil Stadium Fox Recap
6 October 14 8:40 p.m. EDT at San Diego Chargers L 9–19 4–2 Qualcomm Stadium ESPN[a] Recap
7 October 20 8:30 p.m. EDT Denver Broncos W 39–33 5–2 Lucas Oil Stadium NBC Recap
8 Bye
9 November 3 8:30 p.m. EST at Houston Texans W 27–24 6–2 Reliant Stadium NBC Recap
10 November 10 1:00 p.m. EST St. Louis Rams L 8–38 6–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Fox Recap
11 November 14 8:25 p.m. EST at Tennessee Titans W 30–27 7–3 LP Field NFLN[a] Recap
12 November 24 4:05 p.m. EST at Arizona Cardinals L 11–40 7–4 University of Phoenix Stadium CBS Recap
13 December 1 1:00 p.m. EST Tennessee Titans W 22–14 8–4 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 8 1:00 p.m. EST at Cincinnati Bengals L 28–42 8–5 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 15 1:00 p.m. EST Houston Texans W 25–3 9–5 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 22 1:00 p.m. EST at Kansas City Chiefs W 23–7 10–5 Arrowhead Stadium CBS Recap
17 December 29 1:00 p.m. EST Jacksonville Jaguars W 30–10 11–5 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
LEGEND
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
^[a] Simulcast on WTHR.

Game notes[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week 1: vs. Oakland Raiders[edit]

Week One: Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 7 3 7 17
Colts 7 7 0 7 21

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 10:47 Dwayne Allen 20-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 3:30. (IND 14–0)
  • OAK – 4:53 Darren McFadden 1-yard TD run, Sebastian Janikowski kick. Drive: 11 plays, 85 yards, 5:54. (IND 14–7)
Third quarter
  • OAK – 5:42 Sebastian Janikowski 38-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards, 4:41. (IND 14–10)
Fourth quarter
  • OAK – 11:09 Denarius Moore 5-yard TD pass from Terrelle Pryor, Sebastian Janikowski kick. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards, 5:41. (OAK 17–14)
  • IND – 5:20 Andrew Luck 19-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 5:49. (IND 21–17)
Top passers
  • OAK – Terrelle Pryor: 19/29, 217 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 18/23, 178 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
  • OAK – Terrelle Pryor: 13 carries, 112 yards
  • IND – Vick Ballard: 13 carries, 63 yards
Top receivers
  • OAK – Rod Streater: 5 receptions, 70 yards
  • IND – Reggie Wayne: 8 receptions, 96 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

The Colts began their 2013 season at home, for the first time since 2009, against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders, who received the opening kickoff, would turn the ball over on a Terrelle Pryor interception by Colts cornerback Greg Toler. The interception would allow Andrew Luck and the Colts offense to drive down the field and score the first touchdown of the season on a pass from Luck to Reggie Wayne. Heading into the second quarter, the Colts defense would continue to prevent the Raiders from scoring, forcing Oakland to punt on second drive of the game. Luck would again lead the Colts down the field in an eight play, 69 yard drive that would result in a touchdown pass from Luck to tight end Dwayne Allen, giving the Colts an early 14–0 lead.[34] Pryor and the Raiders would respond for the first time on their next offensive drive, which ended in a touchdown run from Darren McFadden. Defensive stops by both the Colts and the Raiders would ensure no further scoring in the half and would allow Indianapolis to head into halftime with the 14–7 lead. Indianapolis was forced to punt on their first offensive possession of the second half, while the Raiders would drive down to the Colts 20 yard line and would score on a Sebastian Janikowski field goal, cutting the Colts lead to 14–10 lead. The Raiders would again begin to drive down the field and would score the go ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a pass from Denarius Moore from Terrelle Pryor, giving the Raiders a 17–14 lead.[35] Andrew Luck, on the next Colts offensive drive, would lead the team down the field, 71 yards in 11 plays, with Luck himself scoring the game winning touchdown on a 19-yard run.[36] Pryor and the Raiders would drive down to the Colts 24 yard line, though the drive would end with an interception by Antoine Bethea, sealing the Colts victory.

With the win, the Colts went to 1–0 on the season and extended their home winning streak to seven games.

Week 2: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 14 3 7 0 24
Colts 3 14 3 0 20

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), partly cloudy (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 65,406
  • Referee: Clete Blakeman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (color commentator)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 13:01 Coby Fleener 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:53. (MIA 14–10)
  • IND – 1:26 Ahmad Bradshaw 1-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards, 1:16. (IND 17–14)
  • MIA – 0:00 Caleb Sturgis 54-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 1:26. (tied 17–17)
Third quarter
  • IND – 11:35 Adam Vinatieri 38-yard FG. Drive: 6 plays, 19 yards, 2:22. (IND 20–17)
  • MIA – 4:40 Charles Clay 1-yard TD run, Caleb Sturgis kick. Drive: 6 plays, 69 yards, 2:27. (MIA 24–20)
Fourth quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • MIA – Ryan Tannehill: 23/34, 319 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 25/43, 321 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • MIA – Lamar Miller: 14 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Ahmad Bradshaw: 15 carries, 65 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • MIA – Mike Wallace: 9 receptions, 115 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – T.Y. Hilton: 6 receptions, 124 yards
Top tacklers

The Colts faced the Miami Dolphins in week two, a rematch of the 23–20 Colts victory during the 2012 season. This game also marked the second meeting between Andrew Luck of the Colts and Ryan Tannehill of the Dolphins, both sophomore quarterbacks.[37] Indianapolis, who received the opening kickoff, were unable to score on their first drive, unlike the Dolphins who drove down 58 yards in six plays, while scoring on a Tannehill pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace, giving the Dolphins an early 7–0 lead. The Colts would respond with a long drive of their own, however they would be able to put it into the endzone, settling instead for an Adam Vinatieri field goal.[38] The Dolphins would strike again, this time scoring in just two plays following a Tannehill 67-yard pass and a Lamar Miller touchdown run. The Colts, who entered the second quarter trailing 14–3, quickly scored their first touchdown on the day with an Andrew Luck pass to tight end Coby Fleener. After trading possessions, the Indianapolis offense would strike again, scoring their second touchdown of the quarter and taking the first lead of the day, though it would be taken away by a Caleb Sturgis field goal to end the half, with the teams going into halftime tied at 17. Indianapolis would drive down on their first possession of the second half, though a touchdown would be nullified by an illegal shift penalty and forcing the Colts to settle for a field goal. Midway through the third quarter, the Dolphins would score the go ahead touchdown on a Charles Clay run, putting them ahead 24–20. On their last offensive possession of the day, Luck and the Colts would drive down to the Miami 23 yard line, though the comeback would fall short following a sack of Luck on fourth down.[39]

With the loss, the Colts went to 1–1 on the season and lost their first home game since September 23, 2012.

Week 3: at San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Week Three: Indianapolis Colts at San Francisco 49ers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 3 3 14 27
49ers 7 0 0 0 7

at Candlestick Park, San Francisco, California

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 7:00 Adam Vinatieri 43-yard FG. Drive: 8 plays, 30 yards, 4:48. (IND 10–7)
Third quarter
  • IND – 6:46 Adam Vinatieri 41-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 5:08. (IND 13–7)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 4:13 Andrew Luck 6-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 7:01. (IND 20–7)
  • IND – 2:55 Ahmad Bradshaw 1-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 3 plays, 8 yards, 0:56. (IND 27–7)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 17/26, 159 yards
  • SF – Colin Kaepernick: 13/27, 150 yards, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • IND – Ahmad Bradshaw: 19 carries, 95 yards, 1 TD
  • SF – Frank Gore: 11 carries, 82 yards
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 4: at Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Four: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 20 14 3 37
Jaguars 3 0 0 0 3

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • JAC – 7:00 Josh Scobee 53-yard FG. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:11. (JAC 3–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – 14:43 Adam Vinatieri 22-yard FG. Drive: 11 plays, 54 yards, 3:45. (tied 3–3)
  • IND – 11:48 Darius Butler 41-yard interception return for a TD, Adam Vinatieri kick. (IND 10–3)
  • IND – 5:54 Trent Richardson 1-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 6 plays, 81 yards, 3:28. (IND 17–3)
  • IND – 1:34 Adam Vinatieri 46-yard FG. Drive: 10 plays, 44 yards, 3:18. (IND 20–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – 12:15 Coby Fleener 31-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 2 plays, 63 yards, 0:37. (IND 27–3)
  • IND – 1:22 Reggie Wayne 5-yard TD pass Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 8:35. (IND 34–3)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 1:53 Adam Vinatieri 28-yard FG. Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards, 2:56. (IND 37–3)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 21/35, 257 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • JAC – Blaine Gabbert: 17/32, 179 yards, 3 INT
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • IND – Reggie Wayne: 5 receptions, 100 yards, 1 TD
  • JAC – Cecil Shorts III: 7 receptions, 61 yards
Top tacklers

Week 5: vs. Seattle Seahawks[edit]

Week Five: Seattle Seahawks at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 12 7 9 0 28
Colts 7 10 6 11 34

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 6:14 Delano Howell 61-yard TD return of blocked field goal. (IND 14–12)
  • SEA – 5:57 Jermaine Kearse 28-yard TD pass from Russell Wilson, Steven Hauschka kick. Drive: 12 plays, 82 yards, 7:09. (SEA 19–14)
  • IND – 0:58 Adam Vinatieri 41-yard field goal. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards, 4:59. (SEA 19–17)
Third quarter
  • SEA – 11:18 Steven Hauschka 36-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:42. (SEA 22–17)
  • SEA – 8:12 Steven Hauschka 41-yard FG. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:30. (SEA 25–17)
  • IND – 4:16 T.Y. Hilton 29-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, two-point conversion failed. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:56. (SEA 25–23)
  • SEA – 0:35 Steven Hauschka 46-yard FG. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 3:41. (SEA 28–23)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 8:55 Donald Brown 3-yard TD run, two point conversion successful. Drive: 14 plays, 86 yards, 6:40. (IND 31–28)
  • IND – 1:55 Adam Vinatieri 49-yard field goal. Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards, 4:43. (IND 34–28)
Top passers
  • SEA – Russell Wilson: 15/31, 210 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 16/29, 229 yards, 2 TD
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • SEA – Doug Baldwin: 5 receptions, 80 yards
  • IND – T.Y. Hilton: 5 receptions, 140 yards, 2 TD
Top tacklers

Week 6: at San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at San Diego Chargers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 3 0 3 9
Chargers 0 10 3 6 19

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

Game information
First quarter
  • IND – 11:27 Adam Vinatieri 30-yard FG. Drive 8 plays, 69 yards, 3:33. (IND 3–0)
Second quarter
  • SD – 3:16 Keenan Allen 22-yard TD pass from Philip Rivers, Nick Novak kick. Drive 12 plays, 74 yards, 6:14. (SD 7–3)
  • SD – 1:41 Nick Novak 31-yard FG. Drive 17 plays, 79 yards, 7:58. (SD 10–3)
  • IND – 0:00 Adam Vinatieri 50-yard FG. Drive 8 plays, 38 yards, 1:41.' (SD 10–6)
Third quarter
  • SD – 9:05 Nick Novak 33-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 65 yards, 5:55. (SD 13–6)
Fourth quarter
  • SD – 9:43 Nick Novak 34-yard FG. Drive 15 plays, 74 yards, 9:13. (SD 16–6)
  • IND – 7:21 Adam Vinatieri 51-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 47 yards, 2:22. (SD 16–9)
  • SD – 1:55 Nick Novak 50-yard FG. Drive 5 plays, 19 yards, 1:22. (SD 19–9)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 18/30, 202 yards, 1 INT
  • SD – Philip Rivers: 22/33, 237 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • IND – Reggie Wayne: 5 receptions, 88 yards
  • SD – Keenan Allen: 9 receptions, 107 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

Week 7: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week Seven: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 7 3 16 33
Colts 10 16 7 6 39

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • DEN – 11:56 Julius Thomas 12-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning, Matt Prater kick. Drive 8 plays, 51 yards, 4:24. (DEN 14–10)
  • IND – 8:52 Peyton Manning fumble forced by Robert Mathis out of bounds in end zone for a safety. (DEN 14–12)
  • IND – 5:50 Stanley Havili 20-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 7 plays, 66 yards, 3:02. (IND 19–14)
  • IND – 0:10 Coby Fleener 8-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 6 plays, 50 yards, 1:25. (IND 26–14)
Third quarter
  • IND – 5:00 Andrew Luck 10-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 4 plays, 41 yards, 1:49. (IND 33–14)
  • DEN – 0:42 Matt Prater 31-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 67 yards, 4:18. (IND 33–17)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 12:59 Adam Vinatieri 52-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 46 yards, 2:43. (IND 36–17)
  • DEN – 12:11 Demaryius Thomas 31-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning (2-point conversion failed). Drive 3 plays, 80 yards, 0:48. (IND 36–23)
  • DEN – 8:44 Knowshon Moreno 1-yard TD run, Matt Prater kick. Drive 8 plays, 23 yards, 2:42. (IND 36–30)
  • IND – 5:57 Adam Vinatieri 42-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, −3 yards, 1:02. (IND 39–30)
  • DEN – 0:12 Matt Prater 47-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 33 yards, 1:16. (IND 39–33)
Top passers
  • DEN – Peyton Manning: 29/49, 386 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 21/38, 228 yards, 3 TD, 1 rush TD
Top rushers
  • DEN – Knowshon Moreno: 15 carries, 40 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Trent Richardson: 14 carries, 37 yards
Top receivers
  • DEN – Eric Decker: 8 receptions, 150 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – Reggie Wayne: 5 receptions, 50 yards
Top tacklers

The game was preceded by a 90-second tribute to Manning.[40]

Week 9: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Nine: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 9 15 27
Texans 14 7 3 0 24

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 8:30 p.m. EST/7:30 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), clear (retractable roof open)
  • Game attendance: 71,778
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color commentator) and Michele Tafoya (sideline reporter)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • HOU – 14:00 Andre Johnson 62-yard TD pass from Case Keenum, Randy Bullock kick. Drive 3 plays, 73 yards, 1:00. (HOU 7–0)
  • HOU – 4:13 Andre Johnson 41-yard TD pass from Case Keenum, Randy Bullock kick. Drive 4 plays, 57 yards, 2:05. (HOU 14–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – 3:30 Adam Vinatieri 30-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, 41 yards, 1:30. (HOU 14–3)
  • HOU – 0:34 Andre Johnson 5-yard pass from Case Keenum, Randy Bullock kick. Drive 7 plays, 72 yards, 2:56. (HOU 21–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – 11:54 Adam Vinatieri 35-yard FG. Drive 10 plays, 41 yards, 3:06. (HOU 21–6)
  • HOU – 4:25 Randy Bullock 43-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 62 yards, 7:29. (HOU 24–6)
  • IND – 0:05 T. Y. Hilton 10-yard pass from Andrew Luck (2-point conversion failed). Drive 13 plays, 78 yards, 4:20. (HOU 24–12)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 9:46 T. Y. Hilton 58-yard pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 67 yards, 0:46. (HOU 24–19)
  • IND – 4:00 T. Y. Hilton 9-yard pass from Andrew Luck (2-point conversion pass to Coby Fleener). Drive 6 plays, 52 yards, 2:09. (IND 27–24)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 18/40, 271 yards, 3 TD
  • HOU – Case Keenum: 20/34, 350 yards, 3 TD
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 7 receptions, 121 yards, 3 TD
  • HOU – Andre Johnson: 9 receptions, 229 yards, 3 TD
Top tacklers

Week 10: vs. St. Louis Rams[edit]

Week Ten: St. Louis Rams at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 7 21 10 0 38
Colts 0 0 8 0 8

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 66,004
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Chris Myers (play-by-play), Tim Ryan (color commentator) and Jennifer Hale (sideline reporter)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • STL - 14:30 Zac Stacy 1-yard TD run, Greg Zuerlein kick. Drive 4 plays, 43 yards, 1:29. (STL 14–0)
  • STL - 10:28 Tavon Austin 98-yard punt return TD, Greg Zuerlein kick. (STL 21–0)
  • STL - 6:58 Tavon Austin 57-yard TD pass from Kellen Clemens, Greg Zuerlein kick. Drive 5 plays, 73 yards, 2:05. (STL 28–0)
Third quarter
  • STL - 13:55 Tavon Austin 81-yard TD pass from Kellen Clemens, Greg Zuerlein kick. Drive 3 plays, 82 yards, 1:05. (STL 35–0)
  • STL - 5:15 Greg Zuerlein 32-yard FG. Drive 8 plays, 45 yards, 4:46. (STL 38–0)
  • IND - 1:35 Donald Brown 13-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, 2-point conversion successful (Andrew Luck pass to Coby Fleener). Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:40. (STL 38–8)
Fourth quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • STL – Kellen Clemens: 9/16, 247 yards, 2 TDs
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 29/47, 353 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Top rushers
  • STL – Benny Cunningham: 7 carries, 72 yards
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 4 carries, 17 yards
Top receivers
  • STL – Tavon Austin: 2 receptions, 138 yards, 2 TDs
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 7 receptions, 130 yards
Top tacklers

Week 11: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Eleven: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 6 17 7 30
Titans 14 3 0 10 27

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information
First quarter
  • TEN – 11:36 Chris Johnson 30-yard TD run, Rob Bironas kick. Drive 8 plays, 80 yards, 3:24. (TEN 7–0)
  • TEN – 4:06 Chris Johnson 7-yard TD run, Rob Bironas kick. Drive 11 plays, 68 yards, 5:51. (TEN 14–0)
Second quarter
  • IND – 11:26 Adam Vinatieri 48-yard FG. Drive 13 plays, 65 yards, 7:40. (TEN 14–3)
  • TEN – 2:32 Rob Bironas 25-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 73 yards, 6:09. (TEN 17–3)
  • IND – 0:00 Adam Vinatieri 30-yard FG. Drive 12 plays, 68 yards, 2:02. (TEN 17–6)
Third quarter
  • IND – 8:33 Donald Brown 6-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 11 plays, 74 yards, 6:27. (TEN 17–13)
  • IND – 7:36 Andrew Luck 11-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 20 yards, 0:51. (IND 20–17)
  • IND – 1:27 Adam Vinatieri 50-yard FG. Drive 9 plays, 26 yards, 3:49. (IND 23–17)
Fourth quarter
  • TEN – 11:39 Rob Bironas 38-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 40 yards, 4:48. (IND 23–20)
  • IND – 3:01 Donald Brown 11-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 11 plays, 74 yards, 4:40. (IND 30–20)
  • TEN – 1:54 Delanie Walker 19-yard TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rob Bironas kick. Drive 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:07. (IND 30–27)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 23/36, 232 yards, 1 rush TD
  • TEN – Ryan Fitzpatrick: 22/28, 222 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • IND – Donald Brown: 14 carries, 80 yards, 2 TD
  • TEN – Chris Johnson: 17 carries, 86 yards, 2 TD
Top receivers
  • IND – Coby Fleener: 8 receptions, 107 yards
  • TEN – Delanie Walker: 10 receptions, 91 yards, 1 TD
Top tacklers

Week 12: at Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Week Twelve: Indianapolis Colts at Arizona Cardinals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 0 0 8 11
Cardinals 7 20 7 6 40

at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/2:05 p.m. MST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 60,882
  • Referee: Bill Leavy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (color commentator)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • ARI - 13:29 Larry Fitzgerald 26-yard TD pass from Carson Palmer, Jay Feely kick. Drive 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:46. (ARI 14–3)
  • ARI - 8:15 Jay Feely 48-yard FG. Drive 9 plays, 38 yards, 4:15. (ARI 17–3)
  • ARI - 7:58 Karlos Dansby 22-yard interception return TD, Jay Feely kick. (ARI 24–3)
  • ARI - 0:00 Jay Feely 50-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 19 yards, 1:49. (ARI 27–3)
Third quarter
  • ARI - 5:57 Rashard Mendenhall 5-yard TD run, Jay Feely kick. Drive 11 plays, 64 yards, 5:11. (ARI 34–3)
Fourth quarter
  • IND - 10:26 Coby Fleener 17-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, 2-point conversion successful (Andrew Luck to Darrius Heyward-Bey). Drive 11 plays, 84 yards, 4:22. (ARI 34–11)
  • ARI - 7:20 Jay Feely 21-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 36 yards, 3:06. (ARI 37–11)
  • ARI - 2:17 Jay Feely 25-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 33 yards, 3:40. (ARI 40–11)
Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 20/39, 163 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • ARI – Carson Palmer: 26/37, 314 yards, 2 TDs
Top rushers
  • IND – Dan Herron: 4 carries, 33 yards
  • ARI – Rashard Mendenhall: 13 carries, 54 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • IND – Jerrell Freeman: 6 tackles, 2 assists
  • ARI – Karlos Dansby: 5 tackles, 1 INT

Week 13: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Thirteen: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 7 7 0 14
Colts 6 6 3 7 22

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
  • IND - 6:09 Adam Vinatieri 47-yard FG. Drive 12 plays, 59 yards, 6:09. (IND 3–0)
  • IND - 2:33 Adam Vinatieri 48-yard FG. Drive 5 plays, 32 yards, 1:09. (IND 6–0)
Second quarter
  • TEN - 13:13 Ryan Fitzpatrick 1-yard TD run, Rob Bironas kick. Drive 10 plays, 80 yards, 4:20. (TEN 7–6)
  • IND - 10:26 Adam Vinatieri 45-yard FG. Drive 8 plays, 57 yards, 2:47. (IND 9–7)
  • IND - 0:00 Adam Vinatieri 37-yard FG. Drive 5 plays, 45 yards, 0:26. (IND 12–7)
Third quarter
  • TEN - 7:29 Chris Johnson 1-yard TD pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rob Bironas kick. Drive 14 plays, 80 yards, 7:31. (TEN 14–12)
  • IND - 2:33 Adam Vinatieri 49-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, 1 yard, 1:14. (IND 15–14)
Fourth quarter
  • IND - 1:56 Donald Brown 4-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 11 plays, 92 yards, 6:12. (IND 22–14)
Top passers
  • TEN – Ryan Fitzpatrick: 21/37, 201 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs, 1 lost fumble
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 17/32, 200 yards, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • TEN – Chris Johnson: 18 carries, 69 yards
  • IND – Donald Brown: 14 carries, 54 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 14: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Week Fourteen: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 14 14 28
Bengals 7 7 14 14 42

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND –
  • CIN –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • CIN –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • CIN –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • CIN –

With the loss, the Colts dropped to 8–5, however, they clinched the AFC South division title after the Broncos defeated the Titans later in the evening.

Week 15: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Fifteen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 3 0 0 0 3
Colts 7 13 5 0 25

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 65,470
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (color commentator)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 12:00 Adam Vinatieri 37-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, −2 yards, 1:29. (IND 10–3)
  • IND – 7:03 Trent Richardson 9-yard pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 4 plays, 70 yards, 2:11. (IND 17–3)
  • IND – 1:44 Adam Vinatieri 43-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 19 yards, 1:11. (IND 20–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – 12:27 Adam Vinatieri 40-yard FG. Drive 4 plays, 6 yards, 1:08. (IND 23–3)
  • IND – 1:53 Duane Brown tackled in end zone by Cory Redding for a safety. (IND 25–3)
Fourth quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • HOU – Case Keenum: 18/34, 168 yards, 2 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 19/32, 180 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Top rushers
  • HOU – Ben Tate: 16 carries, 72 yards
  • IND – Trent Richardson: 19 carries, 64 yards, 1 receiving TD
Top receivers
Top tacklers

Week 16: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week Sixteen: Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 13 10 0 23
Chiefs 7 0 0 0 7

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: December 22
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 22 °F (−6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 75,396
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – 11:40 Adam Vinatieri 46-yard FG. Drive 9 plays, 52 yards, 4:59. (KC 7–3)
  • IND – 9:23 Donald Brown 33 yard pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 33 yards, 0:16. (IND 10–7)
  • IND – 1:54 Adam Vinatieri 45-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 57 yards, 5:42. (IND 13–7)
Third quarter
  • IND – 12:55 Donald Brown 51-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 2 plays, 56 yards, 0:57. (IND 20–7)
  • IND – 2:47 Adam Vinatieri 30-yard FG. Drive 15 plays, 59 yards, 7:50. (IND 23–7)
Fourth quarter

No scoring

Top passers
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 26/37, 241 yards, 1 TD
  • KC – Alex Smith: 16/29, 153 yards, 2 INT, 1 lost fumble
Top rushers
  • IND – Donald Brown: 10 carries, 79 yards, 1 rush TD, 1 receiving TD
  • KC – Jamaal Charles: 13 carries, 106 yards, 1 rush TD
Top receivers
Top tacklers
  • IND – Jerrell Freeman: 4 tackles, 1 assist, 1 sack, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery
  • KC – Akeem Jordan: 7 tackles, 1 assist

Week 17: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Week Seventeen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 3 0 7 10
Colts 17 3 7 3 30

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 66,008
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Bill Macatee (play-by-play) and Steve Tasker (color commentator)
  • Recap, Game book
Game information
First quarter
  • IND – 10:45 Donald Brown 1-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 8 plays, 42 yards, 3:08. (IND 7–0)
  • IND – 7:30 Trent Richardson 2-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 7 plays, 54 yards, 2:20. (IND 14–0)
  • IND – 1:22 Adam Vinatieri 23-yard FG. Drive 12 plays, 74 yards, 4:27. (IND 17–0)
Second quarter
  • JAC – 11:55 Josh Scobee 37-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 41 yards, 4:27. (IND 17–3)
  • IND – 0:00 Adam Vinatieri 26-yard FG. Drive 6 plays, 31 yards, 0:53. (IND 20–3)
Third quarter
  • IND – 10:39 Griff Whalen 7-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 7 plays, 80 yards, 4:21. (IND 27–3)
Fourth quarter
  • IND – 8:00 Adam Vinatieri 39-yard FG. Drive 7 plays, 43 yards, 3:49. (IND 30–3)
  • JAC – 0:16 Kerry Taylor 14-yard TD pass from Chad Henne, Josh Scobee kick. Drive 9 plays, 91 yards, 1:36. (IND 30–10)
Top passers
  • JAC – Chad Henne: 30/51, 331 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 26/37, 282 yards, 1 TD
Top rushers
  • JAC – Maurice Jones-Drew: 13 carries, 39 yards, 1 fumble lost
  • IND – Donald Brown: 12 carries, 31 yards, 1 TD
Top receivers
  • JAC – Kerry Taylor: 8 receptions, 75 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 11 receptions, 155 yards
Top tacklers

With the win, the Colts were the only team this season to sweep all of their division rivals.

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Indianapolis Colts 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 W3
Tennessee Titans 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 L3
Houston Texans 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 L14

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA PD STK
Division winners
1 *Denver Broncos (1) West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 606 399 207 W2
2 zNew England Patriots (2) East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 444 338 106 W2
3[a] yCincinnati Bengals (3) North 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 430 305 125 W2
4 yIndianapolis Colts (4) South 11 5 0 .688 6–0 9–3 391 336 55 W3
Wild cards
5 wKansas City Chiefs (5) West 11 5 0 .688 2–4 7–5 430 305 125 L2
6 wSan Diego Chargers (6) West 9 7 0 .563 4–2 6–6 396 348 48 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b][c] Pittsburgh Steelers North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 379 370 9 W3
8[d] Baltimore Ravens North 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 320 352 -32 L2
9[e] New York Jets East 8 8 0 .500 3–3 5–7 290 387 -97 W2
10 Miami Dolphins East 8 8 0 .500 2–4 7–5 317 335 -18 L2
11 Tennessee Titans South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 362 381 -19 W2
12 Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 3–3 5–7 339 388 -49 L1
13[f][g] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 322 453 -131 L6
14[h] Jacksonville Jaguars South 4 12 0 .250 3–3 4–8 247 449 -202 L3
15 Cleveland Browns North 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 308 406 -98 L7
16 Houston Texans South 2 14 0 .125 1–5 2–10 276 428 -152 L14
Tiebreakers[i]
  1. ^ Cincinnati defeated Indianapolis head-to-head (Week 14, 42–28).
  2. ^ Pittsburgh finished with a better division record than Baltimore.
  3. ^ Pittsburgh defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 6, 19–6).
  4. ^ Baltimore defeated the New York Jets head-to-head (Week 12, 19–3).
  5. ^ The New York Jets finished with a better division record than Miami.
  6. ^ Oakland and Jacksonville finished with a better conference record than Cleveland.
  7. ^ Oakland defeated Jacksonville head-to-head (Week 2, 19–9).
  8. ^ Jacksonville defeated Cleveland head-to-head (Week 13, 32–28).
  9. ^ 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 home-field advantage

Postseason[edit]

Playoff round Date Kickoff Opponent (seed) Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
Wild Card January 4, 2014 4:35 p.m. EST Kansas City Chiefs (5) W 45–44 1–0 Lucas Oil Stadium NBC Recap
Divisional January 11, 2014 8:15 p.m. EST at New England Patriots (2) L 22–43 1–1 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: vs. #5 Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

AFC Wild Card Playoff Game: #5 Kansas City Chiefs at #4 Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 10 21 10 3 44
Colts 7 3 21 14 45

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • KC - 14:39 Donnie Avery 79-yard TD pass from Alex Smith, Ryan Succop kick. Drive 3 plays, 79 yards, 0:21. (KC 17–7)
  • KC - 13:05 Anthony Sherman 5-yard TD pass from Alex Smith, Ryan Succop kick. Drive 3 plays, 17 yards, 1:23. (KC 24–7)
  • IND - 9:14 Adam Vinatieri 37-yard FG. Drive 12 plays, 61 yards, 3:51. (KC 24–10)
  • KC - 1:51 Knile Davis 4-yard TD run, Ryan Succop kick. Drive 15 plays, 81 yards, 7:23. (KC 31–10)
Third quarter
  • KC - 13:39 Knile Davis 10-yard TD pass from Alex Smith, Ryan Succop kick. Drive 3 plays, 18 yards, 1:15. (KC 38–10)
  • IND - 11:47 Donald Brown 10-yard TD run, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 5 plays, 80 yards, 1:52. (KC 38–17)
  • IND - 7:32 Donald Brown 3-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 5 plays, 41 yards, 1:28. (KC 38–24)
  • KC - 4:12 Ryan Succop 42-yard FG. Drvie 4 plays, 4 yards, 1:32. (KC 41–24)
  • IND - 2:31 Coby Fleener 12-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 6 plays, 80 yards, 4:02. (KC 41–31)
Fourth quarter
  • IND - 10:38 Andrew Luck 5-yard fumble recovery for a TD, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 12 plays, 90 yards, 4:02. (KC 41–38)
  • KC - 5:36 Ryan Succop 43-yard FG. Drive 11 plays, 58 yards, 5:02. (KC 44–38)
  • IND - 4:21 T. Y. Hilton 64-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri kick. Drive 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:15. (IND 45–44)
Top passers
  • KC – Alex Smith: 30/46, 378 yards, 4 TDs, 1 lost fumble
  • IND – Andrew Luck: 29/45, 443 yards, 4 TDs, 3 INTs, 1 fumble recovery TD
Top rushers
  • KC – Knile Davis: 18 carries, 67 yards, 1 rushing TD, 1 receiving TD
  • IND – Donald Brown: 11 carries, 55 yards, 1 rushing TD, 1 receiving TD
Top receivers
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe: 8 receptions, 150 yards, 1 TD
  • IND – T. Y. Hilton: 13 receptions, 224 yards, 2 TDs
Top tacklers

AFC Divisional Playoff Game: at #2 New England Patriots[edit]

AFC Divisional Playoff Game: #4 Indianapolis Colts at #2 New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 7 5 10 0 22
Patriots 14 7 8 14 43

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NE  - Legarrette Blount 2-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski Kick), 10:58. Patriots 21-7. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yds, 6:28
  • IND  - Adam Vinatieri 36-yard Field Goal, 5:40. Patriots 21-10. Drive: 11 plays, 62 yds, 5:19
  • IND  - Ryan Allen fumbles out of end zone for a safety, 2:28. Patriots 21-12. Drive: 6 plays, -25 yds, 3:17
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
Top passers
  • IND –
  • NE –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • NE –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • NE –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • NE –

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