INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (12-6)
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.
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