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Indianapolis Colts Betting

It’s going to be an interesting offseason in Indianapolis. The Colts ended the season as a 7-9 team despite Andrew Luck surprising everyone with his retirement in the middle of the preseason. Indianapolis appeared to be the frontrunner in the AFC South through the first half of the season with wins over Tennessee and Houston to move to 5-2, but the Colts only managed to go 2-7 down the stretch. Consecutive losses to Pittsburgh and Miami in the middle of the year exposed this team, yet everyone is positive that Frank Reich was the right man to be head coach after making this team competitive without Luck.

Season Recap

The Colts have an interesting decision to make with Jacoby Brissett. Brissett played relatively well as Indianapolis’ starter for 15 games, completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 2,942 yards with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. However, this franchise is used to great quarterback play after two decades with Peyton Manning and Luck at the helm, so they may decide to explore other options.

Brissett would have certainly had better numbers if T.Y. Hilton stayed healthy all year. Hilton missed six games due to injury, but he was a shadow of himself in the games he did play in the last half of the season. He didn’t have the speed that makes him an elite receiver, and Hilton wasn’t the only injured receiver either as Chester Rogers and Parris Campbell missed a combined 13 games due to injury.

That led to Zach Pascal leading the Colts in receiving with 41 receptions for 607 yards and five touchdowns. He and Hilton were the only two Indianapolis receivers with more than 300 yards receiving, as Brissett was forced to target other options like Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, and Nyheim Hines.

Indianapolis largely moved the chains thanks to a very good run game due in large part to a great offensive line. Quenton Nelson might already be the best guard in the NFL, and he helped pave the way for Marlon Mack to run for 1,091 yards and eight touchdowns. The Colts averaged 4.5 YPC (11th in the league), but they averaged just 6.1 YPA (26th in the league).

Defensively, Indianapolis was a league average team. The Colts were right in the middle of the pack in total defense and scoring defense, but they were one of the worst teams at getting off the field on third down. Indianapolis allowed opponents to convert 42.7 percent of their third down attempts, which was the sixth worst total in the league.

The Colts have a star in linebacker Darius Leonard. Leonard was selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season, and he would have been one of the leading tacklers in the league if he stayed healthy for all 16 games. The second-year player from South Carolina State registered 121 tackles and five sacks with 9.5 tackles for loss and five interceptions, showcasing his versatility despite missing three games due to injury.

Adam Vinatieri’s kicking woes cost the Colts dearly at points this season, and the greatest kicker in NFL history has likely played his last game. Vinatieri missed eight field goals and six extra points this year, and he was just 5-12 on field goals of 40 yards or more. The 24-year veteran was hoping to kick until he was 50, but he will likely retire at the age of 47.

2020 Season Preview

Indianapolis will select 13th overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, and it’s likely that the Colts take at least one receiver in April. This could be the deepest receiver draft ever, and we could see as many as seven receivers selected in the first round of this year’s draft.

The Colts will have plenty of cap space as players like Devin Funchess and Jabaal Sheard will not be re-signed after underperforming on lucrative contracts, and left tackle Anthony Castonzo has hinted at retirement. Castonzo is someone that Indianapolis would want to re-sign after one of the best seasons of his career, and although his retirement would open up even more salary, Indianapolis does not want to have a gaping hole at left tackle going into 2020.

2019 Indianapolis Colts Betting Schedule

WEEK MATCHUP DATE / TIME TV
Week 1 Colts at Los Angeles Chargers Sunday, Sept. 8, 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
Week 2 Colts at Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 15, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 3 Colts vs. Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 4 Colts vs. Oakland Raiders Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 5 Colts at Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Oct. 6, 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
Week 6 BYE - -
Week 7 Colts vs. Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 8 Colts vs. Denver Broncos Sunday, Oct. 27, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Week 9 Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 10 Colts vs. Miami Dolphins Sunday, Nov. 10, 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
Week 11 Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 12 Colts at Houston Texans Thursday, Nov. 21, 8:20 p.m. ET FOX/NFLN
Week 13 Colts vs. Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 14 Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Dec. 8, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 15 Colts at New Orleans Saints Monday, Dec. 16, 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
Week 16 Colts vs. Carolina Panthers Sunday, Dec. 22, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Week 17 Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET CBS
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Past Indianapolis Colts Seasons

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2018 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2017 4-12 None
2016 8-8 None
2015 8-8 None
2014 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2013 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2012 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2011 2-14 None
2010 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2009 14-2 Lost Super Bowl
2008 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2007 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2006 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2005 14-2 Lost Divisional Round
2004 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2003 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
2002 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2001 6-10 None
2000 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
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1999 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
1998 3-13 None
1997 3-13 None
1996 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
1995 9-7 Lost Conference Championship
1994 8-8 None
1993 4-12 None
1992 9-7 None
1991 1-15 None
1990 7-9 None
1989 8-8 None
1988 9-7 None
1987 9-6 Lost Divisional Round
1986 3-13 None
1985 5-11 None
1984 4-12 None
1983 7-9 None
1982 0-8-1 None
1981 2-14 None
1980 7-9 None
1979 5-11 None
1978 5-11 None
1977 10-4 Lost Divisional Round
1976 11-3 Lost Divisional Round
1975 10-4 Lost Divisional Round
1974 2-12 None
1973 4-10 None
1972 5-9 None
1971 10-4 Lost Conference Championship
1970 11-2-1 Won Super Bowl

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