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2014 Indianapolis Colts Season In Review

Colts close 2014 season with third straight 11-win season.





The Indianapolis Colts finished the 2014 campaign with an 11-5 regular season record, while earning their second consecutive AFC South Division title. The team also won two postseason contests and made it back to the AFC Championship game for the first time since 2009.

Indianapolis notched its third consecutive 11-win season in 2014, which made Head Coach Chuck Pagano only the second head coach in NFL history to earn 11 wins in each of his first three seasons with a team.

The Colts recorded a perfect 6-0 division recordfor the second straight year, marking the first time in franchise history they've accomplished the feat in back-to-back seasons. They also claimed their ninth AFC South title since 2002, which is the second-most division titles of any NFL team during that span.

Seven Colts players earned Pro Bowl honors in 2014, including S-Mike Adams, CB-Vontae Davis, WR-T.Y. Hilton, ILB-D'Qwell Jackson, QB-Andrew Luck, P-Pat McAfee and K-Adam Vinatieri. McAfee and Vinatieri also earned Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro accolades.

Indianapolis manufactured one of the best offensive seasons in franchise history, recording its highest single-season totals for net yards (6,506) and net passing yards (4,894). The Colts also scored 458 points, which is the second-highest yearly total in team history. Luck notched career highs in completions (380), passing yards (4,761), passing touchdowns (40) and passer rating (96.5). His passing yards total set a franchise single-season record, while his touchdown total led the NFL in 2014 and ranked as the second-highest single-season mark in Colts history. Luck also set a franchise record with eight consecutive 300-yard passing games from Weeks 3 through 11. Hilton became the third player in team history to register back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and finished sixth in the NFL in 2014 with 1,345 receiving yards. Tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener became the first tight end duo in NFL history to catch eight-or-more touchdowns apiece in a season.

Defensively, Davis tied for third in the NFL with a career-high 18 passes defensed and tied for eighth with four interceptions. Adams tied for the league lead with seven takeaways, including a career-high five interceptions. Outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome recorded the third-highest sack total (6.5) by a rookie in Colts history and ranked second among all NFL rookies in 2014.

On special teams, Vinatieri registered the fifth-highest single-season field goal percentage (96.77%) in NFL history, connecting on 30-of-31 attempts. He also scored 140 points in 2014, which was the second-highest mark of his career. McAfee set single-season franchise records in net punting average (42.8), punts inside the 20-yard line (30) and kickoff touchbacks (70). He also converted 3-of-3 onside kicks, the most for the team since recovering three in 1997.

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