The 2017 Indianapolis Colts season marked the 65th season of the National Football League. It was their 34th season in Indianapolis, tenth at Lucas Oil Stadium, and sixth under head coach Chuck Pagano. After a dismal start to the season, the Colts have been a success for six years. Frank Reich was hired to replace Pagano after the season.
The Indianapolis Colts are taking a fresh look at defense and the secondary after a season filled with changes. Rookies in the secondary are likely to make life more difficult for opposing signal-callers. A new defensive line will help to collapse the pocket and force quarterbacks to rush decisions. Regardless of the defensive line’s overall makeup, the Indianapolis Colts have a bright future.
Andrew Luck is still in his prime but his age, and his health, have already impacted the team’s chances at winning a playoff match. Luck is recovering from an injury that kept him on injured reserve for the entire season. Andrew Luck is able to make big plays and win games, despite the many holes in the Colts’ offensive. However, the team’s defense is not competitive and the Colts aren’t very deep.
Adam Vinatieri’s kick makes it 22-16 for the Colts. The Colts then had two field goals to tie it. Eventually, Andrew Luck would come through with a 44-yard field goal, but the Colts failed to convert on it. The Colts would take the lead again in the fourth quarter. Despite the score, it was a tough game for the Colts.
The 2017 Indianapolis Colts finished 4-12. They finished with a record of 3-5 at home and 0-7 on the road. The Colts scored 263 point. The team finished with an average of -141 points. Having a 4-12 regular season record, you can expect a mediocre playoff run. They could finish third in the AFC if they win the Super Bowl. This is not the greatest season in franchise history.
Aside from the offensive line, the Indianapolis Colts have an outstanding punter. Matt Paratz is the most valuable asset of the team. His punter can make the difference between a disappointing season and a championship. This is why the Colts use their fourth round pick on Marlon Mack. He is a solid backup to Gore, even though the team may be looking for a long-term back.
The most difficult position to fill is that of the linebackers. Luck, the team’s quarterback franchise, is a confusing mix of talent, inexperience, and talent. A slew of newcomers joined the team in free agency. The right tackle position is a question mark because neither of those two players have shown much promise. Second-year pro Joe Haeg could be the answer, and third-year pro DenzelleGood is consistent enough to stay.