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NFL 2014: Colts capsule

Posted on Aug. 24, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Aug. 24, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.


New faces: S Mike Adams, LB D’Qwell Jackson, DL Arthur Jones, OL Lance Louis, OL Jack Mewhort, WR Hakeem Nicks.

Key losses: LB Pat Angerer, RB Vick Ballard, S Antoine Bethea, RB Donald Brown, OL Mike McGlynn, C Samson Satele, OG Donald Thomas.

Strengths: QB, WR, TE.

Weaknesses: OL, RB, S.

What’s New: With tight end Dwayne Allen back, Colts can create mismatches for opponents, and they’ll make it even tougher by going no-huddle more often. Defensively, Indy appears vastly improved at linebacker and is finding ways to pressure opposing quarterbacks even without reigning NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis playing in preseason.

Expectations: After making playoffs in 2012, winning AFC South and a wild-card round playoff game last year, Indy anticipates taking next step — challenging Denver and New England for AFC supremacy. Having league’s easiest schedule certainly helps. But coach Chuck Pagano has never minced words about his goal: He wants Super Bowl title.

AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Posted on Sept. 29, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.
 Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck waves to fans as he leaves the field following an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. The Colts defeated the Titans 41-17. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Posted on Sept. 29, 2014 at 3:42 a.m.
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