2022 Indianapolis Colts season

2022 Indianapolis Colts season
OwnerJim Irsay 22
General managerChris Ballard
Head coachFrank Reich
Home fieldLucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record0–1–1
Division place3rd AFC South
Uniform
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The 2022 season is the Indianapolis Colts' 70th in the National Football League (NFL), their 39th in Indianapolis, their sixth under the leadership of general manager Chris Ballard and their fifth under head coach Frank Reich. They will attempt to improve on their 9–8 record and return to the playoffs from a one-year absence.

Draft

2022 Indianapolis Colts Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
2 53 Alec Pierce Wide Receiver Cincinnati
3 73 Jelani Woods Tight end Virginia
77 Bernhard Raimann Offensive tackle Central Michigan
96 Nick Cross Safety Maryland
5 159 Eric Johnson Defensive tackle Missouri State
6 192 Andrew Ogletree Tight end Youngstown State
216 Curtis Brooks Defensive tackle Cincinnati
7 239 Rodney Thomas II Safety Yale

Notes

  • The Colts made two separate trades with the Philadelphia Eagles — trading their first-round selection along with a 2021 third-round selection in exchange for quarterback Carson Wentz;[1] also trading their sixth-round selection in exchange for tackle Matt Pryor and the Eagles' seventh-round selection.[2]
  • The Colts traded quarterback Carson Wentz along with their original second-round (No. 47) and seventh-round (No. 240) selections to the Washington Commanders for their original second-round (No. 42) and third-round (No. 73) selections.[3]
  • The Colts traded their third-round pick #82 overall to the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for QB Matt Ryan.[4]
2022 Indianapolis Colts undrafted free agents
Name Position College Ref.
Max Borghi RB Washington State [5]
Jack Coan QB Notre Dame
Kekoa Crawford WR California
Marcel Dabo S No college (IPPP)
Trevor Denbow SMU
JoJo Domann LB Nebraska
Ethan Fernea WR UCLA
Dallis Flowers CB Pittsburg State
Wesley French C Western Michigan
Alex Mollette Marshall
Samson Nacua WR BYU
Scott Patchan DE Colorado State
D'Vonte Price RB Florida INT
Forrest Rhyne LB Villanova
Josh Seltzner G Wisconsin
James Skalski LB Clemson
Ryan Van Demark OT UConn
CJ Verdell RB Oregon
Sterling Weatherford LB Miami (OH)
Cullen Wick DE Tulsa
McKinley Williams III DT Syracuse
Michael Young Jr. WR Cincinnati

Staff

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Front office
  • Owner/CEO – Jim Irsay
  • Vice chairman/co-owner – Carlie Irsay-Gordon
  • Vice chairman/co-owner – Casey Foyt
  • Vice chairman/co-owner – Kalen Jackson
  • General manager – Chris Ballard
  • Assistant general manager – Ed Dodds
  • Director of player personnel – Kevin Rogers Jr.
  • Director of football administration – Mike Bluem
  • Chief personnel executive – Morocco Brown
  • Director of pro scouting – Jon Shaw
  • Director of college scouting – Matt Tarpening
  • Assistant director of college scouting – Jamie Moore
  • Senior player personnel scout – Todd Vasvari
  • Director of player development – Brian Decker
Head coach
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive coordinator – Gus Bradley
  • Defensive line – Nate Ollie
  • Special defensive assistant/assistant defensive line – Matt Raich
  • Linebackers – Richard Smith
  • Assistant linebackers – Cato June
  • Defensive backs – Ron Milus
  • Assistant defensive backs – Mike Mitchell
  • Senior defensive assistant – John Fox
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator – Raymond Ventrone
  • Assistant special teams – Joe Hastings
Strength and conditioning
  • Director of sports performance – Rusty Jones
  • Head strength and conditioning – Richard Howell
  • Applied sports science/conditioning – Doug McKenney
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Zane Fakes

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Current roster

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Rookies in italics

Roster updated September 20, 2022

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53 active, 5 inactive, 16 practice squad (+1 exempt)

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Preseason

The Colts' preseason opponents and schedule were announced in the spring.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 August 13 at Buffalo Bills L 24–27 0–1 Highmark Stadium Recap
2 August 20 Detroit Lions L 26–27 0–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
3 August 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 27–10 1–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Time (ET) Opponent Result Record Venue TV Recap
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. at Houston Texans T 20–20 (OT) 0–0–1 NRG Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars L 0–24 0–1–1 TIAA Bank Field CBS Recap
3 September 25 1:00 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
4 October 2 1:00 p.m. Tennessee Titans Lucas Oil Stadium Fox
5 October 6 8:15 p.m. at Denver Broncos Empower Field at Mile High Prime Video
6 October 16 1:00 p.m. Jacksonville Jaguars Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
7 October 23 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium CBS
8 October 30 4:25 p.m. Washington Commanders Lucas Oil Stadium Fox
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium CBS
10 November 13 4:05 p.m. at Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium CBS
11 November 20 1:00 p.m. Philadelphia Eagles Lucas Oil Stadium CBS
12 November 28 8:15 p.m. Pittsburgh Steelers Lucas Oil Stadium ESPN
13 December 4 8:20 p.m. at Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium NBC
14 Bye
15 December 17/18 TBD at Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium TBD
16 December 26 8:15 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers Lucas Oil Stadium ESPN
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. at New York Giants MetLife Stadium CBS
18 January 7/8 TBD Houston Texans Lucas Oil Stadium TBD

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times from Weeks 6–11, Week 13 and Week 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.
  • As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 15, the date, time and network for that week's game at the Minnesota Vikings will be finalized at a later date—by no later than four weeks prior to game day.
  • The date, time and network for Week 18 will be determined at the end of Week 17.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Houston Texans

Week 1: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Colts 3 0 017020
Texans 0 10 100020

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information

First quarter

  • IND – Rodrigo Blankenship 45-yard field goal, 5:13. Colts 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 6:46.

Second quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 45-yard field goal, 7:50. Tied 3–3. Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards, 6:20.
  • HOU – O. J. Howard 16-yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 2:37. Texans 10–3. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 1:49.

Third quarter

  • HOU – Ka'imi Fairbairn 43-yard field goal, 12:17. Texans 13–3. Drive: 5 plays, 50 yards, 2:43.
  • HOU – O. J. Howard 22-yard pass from Davis Mills (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick), 7:16. Texans 20–3. Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 1:40.

Fourth quarter

  • IND – Rodrigo Blankenship 27-yard field goal, 10:44. Texans 20–6. Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 4:02.
  • IND – Jonathan Taylor 2-yard run (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 7:42. Texans 20–13. Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards, 2:07.
  • IND – Michael Pittman Jr. 15-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Rodrigo Blankenship kick), 1:54. Tied 20–20. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:35.

Overtime

  • No scoring plays

Top passers

  • IND – Matt Ryan – 32/50, 352 yards, TD, INT
  • HOU – Davis Mills – 23/37, 240 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • IND – Jonathan Taylor – 31 rushes, 161 yards, TD
  • HOU – Rex Burkhead – 14 rushes, 40 yards

Top receivers

This was the Colts first tie game since the 1982 season when they were based in Baltimore.[6] Because the Browns won their season opener for the first time since 2004, coupled with this game, the Colts now hold the NFL's longest active season opener winless streak, not having won a season opener since 2013.

Week 2: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 2: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 0 000
Jaguars 7 10 7024

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 78 °F (26 °C)
  • Game attendance: 58,360
  • Referee: Alex Kemp
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy and Tiki Barber
  • Recap, Game Book
Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • JAX – James Robinson 37-yard run (Riley Patterson kick), 7:52. Jaguars 14–0. Drive: 6 plays, 79 yards, 3:40.
  • JAX – Riley Patterson 52-yard field goal, 1:43. Jaguars 17–0. Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 4:00.

Third quarter

  • JAX – Christian Kirk 5-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence (Riley Patterson kick), 0:17. Jaguars 24–0. Drive: 12 plays, 92 yards, 7:42.

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring plays.

Top passers

  • IND – Matt Ryan – 16/30, 195 yards, 3 INT
  • JAX – Trevor Lawrence – 25/30, 235 yards, 2 TD

Top rushers

  • IND – Johnathan Taylor – 9 rushes, 54 yards
  • JAX – James Robinson – 23 rushes, 64 yards, TD

Top receivers

The Colts failed to capitalize on offense, and were shutout for the first time since week 13 of the 2018 season, which was also against the Jaguars. This was also their eighth consecutive loss in Jacksonville.

Week 3: vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 0 000
Colts 0 0 000

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: TBD (retractable roof stadium)
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
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Standings

Division

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W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–0 46 28 W1
Houston Texans 0 1 1 .250 0–0–1 0–1–1 29 36 L1
Indianapolis Colts 0 1 1 .250 0–1–1 0–1–1 20 44 L1
Tennessee Titans 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 27 62 L2

Conference

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# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 1–0 .500 .500 W2
2 Miami Dolphins East 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .500 .500 W2
3 Cleveland Browns North 2 1 0 .667 1–0 1–1 .286 .200 W1
4 Jacksonville Jaguars South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .250 .250 W2
6 New York Jets East 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .600 .667 W1
7 Baltimore Ravens North 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .750 .500 L1
In the hunt
8 New England Patriots East 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .600 .333 W1
9 Los Angeles Chargers West 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .000 L1
10 Denver Broncos West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 .375 .250 W1
11 Pittsburgh Steelers North 1 2 0 .333 1–1 1–2 .429 .000 L2
12 Houston Texans South 0 1 1 .250 0–0–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
13 Indianapolis Colts South 0 1 1 .250 0–1–1 0–1–1 .375 .000 L1
14 Tennessee Titans South 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 1.000 .000 L2
15 Las Vegas Raiders West 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .500 .000 L2
16 Cincinnati Bengals North 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .400 .000 L2
Tiebreakers[a]
  1. ^ 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 and home-field advantage

References

  1. ^ "Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts for two draft picks". ESPN. February 19, 2021. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  2. ^ Gowton, Brandon Lee (August 31, 2021). "Eagles trade Matt Pryor to Colts". BleedingGreenNation.com. Retrieved September 4, 2021.
  3. ^ Washington Commanders Public Relations. "Commanders acquire Carson Wentz". Commanders.com. Retrieved 16 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Falcons Trade QB Matt Ryan To Indianapolis Colts". si.com. March 21, 2022.
  5. ^ "Colts Sign Four 2022 NFL Draft Picks, 22 Undrafted Free Agents". colts.com. May 13, 2022.
  6. ^ "Colts tie Texans after comeback falls short, leading to huge survivor pool blow". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 12 September 2022.

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