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Colts Tie Franchise Record For Defensive Touchdowns In A Season

Intro: In 2015, the Colts tied a franchise record of five defensive touchdowns in a single season. Here’s a look back at the Colts’ five touchdowns via the defense.


INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts defense tied a franchise record in 2015.

The unit produced five touchdowns this past season, tying the club record previously set in 1994 and 1975.

A total of four interceptions returned for a touchdown tied for the most in the NFL this past season.

Here's a look back at the Colts five defensive touchdowns in 2015:

Week 3-Titans: Dwight Lowery's 69-Yard Interception Return

This touchdown was Dwight Lowery's, but little-known Josh Thomas deserves plenty of credit. Thomas, who was signed five days earlier after a 2:00 A.M. call following the Colts' Monday Night loss, put a jarring hit on Titans' tight end Delanie Walker. The hit caused the ball to separate from Walker and Lowery came flying in from his safety position. The return from Lowery gave the Colts a 14-0 lead, a margin they would eventually lose before a wild fourth-quarter comeback leading to a Week Three victory.Week 6-Patriots: Mike Adams' 14-Yard Interception Return

Adams' touchdown was probably the finest individual effort on a defensive score in 2015. A mishandled reception by Julian Edelman turned out to be a major mistake. Adams corralled the juggled catch attempt and still managed to keep his balance on the sideline before tiptoeing his way to the end zone.Week 12-Falcons: D'Qwell Jackson's 6-Yard Interception Return

In the next two plays, the Colts defense can thank the team's special teams. With the Falcons leading by seven points early in the fourth quarter, the Colts downed a punt deep in Atlanta territory. Next was D'Qwell Jackson's turn to lock in on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for the easy looking pick six. Jackson was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week thanks to this touchdown.Week 14-Jaguars: Robert Mathis' End Zone Fumble Recovery

Another Pat McAfee's punt inside the 10-yard line allowed for the Colts to receive a gift. An errant shotgun snap from Jaguars' center Stefen Wisniewski went off quarterback Blake Bortles and Robert Mathis recovered the fumble in the end zone. The touchdown was the second of Mathis' illustrious career.

Week 17-Titans: Jerrell Freeman's 23-Yard Interception Return

A blitzing Jerrell Freeman/Dwight Lowery were humming on this play. Lowery was the free rusher and he deflected a Zach Mettenberger pass into the air. Freeman retreated after the blitz and was in the ideal spot to haul in the floating ball and return it the rest of the way for the Colts' fourth interception return of the season.

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