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2008 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Tony Dungy
Home Field Lucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record 11-5
Place 2nd
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card
Pro Bowlers TBD
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2007 2009

The 2008 Indianapolis Colts season is the 56th season for the team in the National Football League and 25th in Indianapolis. The Colts will try to improve upon their 13-3 regular season from 2007, and avenge their Divisional Round loss to the San Diego Chargers in the playoffs.

This was the Colts inaugural season playing at Lucas Oil Stadium after playing at the RCA Dome for 24 seasons. The team was coached by Tony Dungy for the 7th-straight season, and Peyton Manning led the Colts' offense as starting quarterback for the 11th consecutive season.

Offseason Edit

Coaching announcement Edit

On January 21, 2008 Tony Dungy announced he would return for at least one more season.[1] The Colts also announced that Assistant Head Coach Jim Caldwell would be promoted to Associate Head Coach and would assume the position of Colts Head Coach whenever Tony Dungy decides to retire.[2]

Released Edit

Trades Edit

Free agents Edit

Pos. Player Tag Result
OLB Rocky Boiman UFA Signed with Eagles[6]
TE Dallas Clark UFA Re-signed with Colts[7]
TE Bryan Fletcher RFA Re-signed with Colts[8]
C/G Dylan Gandy RFA Re-signed with Colts[8]
S Matt Giordano RFA Re-signed with Colts[9]
DT Ed Johnson ERFA Re-signed with Colts[10]
DT Dan Klecko UFA Signed with Eagles[11]
G Ryan Lilja UFA Re-signed with Colts[12]
WR Aaron Moorehead UFA
DT/DE Darrell Reid RFA Re-signed with Colts[8]
TE Mike Seidman UFA
G Jake Scott UFA Signed with Titans[13]
RB Dominic Rhodes UFA Signed with Colts, from Raiders[14]
DE Josh Thomas UFA Re-signed with Colts[15]
WR Craphonso Thorpe ERFA Released[4]
TE Ben Utecht RFA Signed with Bengals[16]
UFA: Unrestricted free agent; RFA: Restricted free agent; ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent


2008 NFL Draft Edit

2008 Indianapolis Colts Draft Selections
Draft order Player Position Height Weight College
Round Choice
2 59 Mike Pollak

[17]

Center 6' 4" 292 lbs Arizona State
3 93 Philip Wheeler

[18]

Linebacker 6' 2" 238 lbs Georgia Tech
4 127 Jacob Tamme

[18][19]

Tight end 6' 5" 240 lbs Kentucky
5 161 Marcus Howard

[18][19]

Linebacker 6' 0" 237 lbs Georgia
6 196 Tom Santi

[18][20]

Tight end 6' 3" 250 lbs Virginia
6 201 Steve Justice

[18][20]

Center 6' 3" 293 lbs Wake Forest
6 202 Mike Hart

[18][20]

Running back 5' 8" 206 lbs Michigan
6 205 Pierre Garcon

[18][20]

Wide receiver 5' 11" 210 lbs Mount Union
7 236 Jamey Richard

[18]

Center 6' 4" 295 lbs Buffalo


Roster Edit

Staff Edit

Indianapolis Colts current staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning


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Schedule Edit

Preseason Edit

The Colts participated in the Hall of Fame Game on August 3 against the Washington Redskins with the Redskins winning 30 to 16.[21]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game Site NFL.com Recap
HOF August 3 Washington 16–30 0–1 Fawcett Stadium Recap
1 August 9 at Carolina 20–23 0-2 Bank of America Stadium Recap
2 August 16 at Atlanta 16–9 1-2 Georgia Dome Recap
3 August 24 Buffalo 7–20 1-3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
4 August 28 Cincinnati 7–27 1-4 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap


Regular season Edit

During the kickoff weekend the Indianapolis Colts will host the Chicago Bears on NBC Sunday Night Football, the first regular-season game at Lucas Oil Stadium.[22] The Colts regular season schedule was released on April 15, 2008.[23]

Week Date Opponent Results Game Site NFL Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 Chicago L 29-13 0-1 Lucas Oil Stadium
2 September 14 at Minnesota W 18-15 1-1 Metrodome
3 September 21 Jacksonville L 23-21 1-2 Lucas Oil Stadium
4 Bye
5 October 5 @ Houston W 31-27 2-2 Reliant Stadium
6 October 12 Baltimore W 31-3 3-2 Lucas Oil Stadium
7 October 19 at Green Bay L 34-14 3-3 Lambeau Field
8 October 27 at Tennessee L 31-21 3-4 LP Field
9 November 2 New England W 18-15 4-4 Lucas Oil Stadium
10 November 9 at Pittsburgh W 24-20 5-4 Heinz Field
11 November 16 Houston W 33-27 6-4 Lucas Oil Stadium
12 November 23 at San Diego W 23-20 7-4 Qualcomm Stadium
13 November 30 at Cleveland W 10-6 8-4 Cleveland Browns Stadium
14 December 7 Cincinnati W 35-3 9-4 Lucas Oil Stadium
15 December 14 Detroit W 31-21 10-4 Lucas Oil Stadium
16 December 18 at Jacksonville W 31-24 11-4 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
17 December 28 Tennessee W 23-0 12-4 Lucas Oil Stadium

Postseason resultsEdit

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Division standings Edit

Game recaps Edit

Week 1: Chicago Bears Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (color commentator), and Andrea Kremer (field reporter)
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 2: at Minnesota Vikings Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 3: Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 4: Bye Week Edit

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Week 5: at Houston Texans Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 6: Baltimore Ravens Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 8: at Tennessee Titans Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Colts {{{RTotal}}}
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at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Ron Jaworski and Tony Kornheiser (color commentators), Suzy Kolber and Michelle Tafoya (sideline reporters)
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 9: New England Patriots Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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Colts {{{HTotal}}}



at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (color commentator), and Andrea Kremer (field reporter)
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 10: at Pittsburgh Steelers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 11: Houston Texans Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Texans {{{RTotal}}}
Colts {{{HTotal}}}



at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 12: at San Diego Chargers Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Colts {{{RTotal}}}
Chargers {{{HTotal}}}



at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (color commentator), and Andrea Kremer (field reporter)
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 13: at Cleveland Browns Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
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{{{Home}}} {{{H1}}} {{{H2}}} {{{H3}}} {{{H4}}} {{{HTotal}}}



at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 14: Cincinnati Bengals Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals {{{RTotal}}}
Colts {{{HTotal}}}



at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 15: Detroit Lions Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Lions {{{RTotal}}}
Colts {{{HTotal}}}



at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (FOX): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 16: at Jacksonville Jaguars Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Colts {{{RTotal}}}
Jaguars {{{HTotal}}}



at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (NFL): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

Week 17: Tennessee Titans Edit

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Titans {{{RTotal}}}
Colts {{{HTotal}}}



at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game weather: TBD
  • TV announcers (CBS): TBD
  • Game attendance: TBA
  • Referee: TBA

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. Dungy to Stay. Colts.com (2008-01-21). Retrieved on 2008-02-17.
  2. Confident in Caldwell. Colts.com (2008-02-11). Retrieved on 2008-02-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 McFarland, Morris Released. Colts.com (2008-02-27). Retrieved on 2007-03-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scott a Free Agent. Colts.com (2008-02-29). Retrieved on 2008-03-01.
  5. Colts trade Lawton. Indianapolis Star (2008-06-07). Retrieved on 2008-06-09.
  6. Eagles sign LB Boiman to one-year contract. NFL.com (2008-03-24). Retrieved on 2008-03-31.
  7. Contract makes Indy’s Clark NFL’s highest paid tight end. Yahoo.com (2008-02-20). Retrieved on 2008-03-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Three Veterans Re-sign. Colts.com (2008-04-21). Retrieved on 2008-04-21.
  9. Giordano Re-Signs. Colts.com (2008-04-11). Retrieved on 2008-04-11.
  10. Ed Johnson Player profile. CBSSports.com (2008-05-26). Retrieved on 2008-05-26.
  11. Eagles plan to convert defensive tackle Klecko to fullback. ESPN.com (2008-03-17). Retrieved on 2008-03-17.
  12. Clark tagged. Colts.com (2008-02-19). Retrieved on 2008-02-20.
  13. Titans agree to four-year deal with Scott. ESPN.com (2008-03-10). Retrieved on 2008-03-10.
  14. Dominic Rhodes rejoins Colts backfield. Indianapolis Star (2008-05-07). Retrieved on 2008-05-07.
  15. Free-agent defensive end Thomas re-signs with Colts. ESPN.com (2008-03-19). Retrieved on 2008-03-19.
  16. Utecht signs 3-year deal with Bengals. Indianapolis Star (2008-03-22). Retrieved on 2008-03-22.
  17. Colts select Pollak. Colts.com (2008-04-26). Retrieved on 2008-04-26.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 18.4 18.5 18.6 18.7 Colts completed NFL Draft same way they started it. Indianapolis Star (2008-04-27). Retrieved on 2008-04-27.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Liking the Fit. Colts.com (2008-04-27). Retrieved on 2008-04-27.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 Happy Ending. Colts.com (2008-04-27). Retrieved on 2008-04-27.
  21. Colts vs. Redskins in '08 HOF Game. Pro Football Hall of Fame (2008-02-10). Retrieved on 2008-02-20.
  22. Four prime-time games highlight '08 Kickoff Weekend. ESPN.com (2008-03-31). Retrieved on 2008-03-31.
  23. Prime-time schedule beckons Colts in 2008. Indianapolis Star (2008-04-15). Retrieved on 2008-04-15.
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