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2011 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Jim Caldwell
General Manager Bill Polian
Home Field Lucas Oil Stadium
Results
Record 2–14
Place 4th AFC South
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers DE Dwight Freeney
DE Robert Mathis
Timeline
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2010 2012

The 2011 Indianapolis Colts season was the franchise's 59th season in the National Football League, the 28th in Indianapolis and the third under head coach Jim Caldwell. The Colts were coming off a 10–6 record in 2010 and a second consecutive AFC South championship, as well as a ninth consecutive playoff appearance. In 2011, the Colts were looking to set an NFL record for the most consecutive playoff appearances (10) and be the first NFL team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium (Super Bowl XLVI was held in Indianapolis).

The team finished the season with a 2-14 record, their worst regular season record since 1991, and failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2001. The Colts were the first team in NFL history to have nine straight playoff appearances and then starting the regular season 0-13, first team to start 0-13 since the 2008 Detroit Lions, and also their worst start in franchise history. With the week seventeen loss at the Jaguars, the Colts ended up as the worst team for the 2011 season, thereby earning the right to the first overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. This pick is the highest draft pick the Colts have had since 1998, when they also had the first overall pick. This is also the fourth time the Indianapolis era Colts have had the first overall pick. Along with the week seventeen loss, the Jaguars are the first division rival to sweep the Colts since the Tennessee Titans did so in 2002.

The Colts had low numbers on offensive side of the ball during 2011. The fourth least scored points (T-15.2), The third least total yards (286.8), The sixth least passing yards per play (2,995), The seventh least rushing yards per play (1,594), The fourth least receiving yards per play on average (201.4), The least kick returns on average (18.6), and tied fourth at least total touchdowns (25) of all teams in 2011.

The Colts set a dubious NFL record on pass defense, by allowing 71.2% completed passes by opposing passers. [1]

On January 2, 2012, one day after the final game of the season, Colts owner Jim Irsay fired team Vice Chairman Bill Polian and his son, team Vice President and general manager Chris Polian. Irsay stated that the fate of head coach Jim Caldwell was still under review.

Then on January 17, 2012, Irsay announced the firing of Caldwell as the head coach of the Colts [2].

OffseasonEdit

2011 draft boardEdit

Round Selection Player Position College
1 22 Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College
2 49 [b] Ben Ijalana OT Villanova
3 87 Drake Nevis DT LSU
4 119 Delone Carter RB Syracuse
6 188 Chris Rucker CB Michigan State
^[a] The Colts traded their seventh-round selection to the Washington Redskins in exchange for CB Justin Tryon.
^[b] The Colts traded their second-round (fifty-fourth overall) selection and their fifth round (152nd overall) selection for the Jacksonville Jaguars second round (forty-ninth overall) selection.

ScheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com
recap
Final score Team record
1 August 13 8:00 p.m. EDT at St. Louis Rams L 10–33 0–1 Edward Jones Dome Local 23 WNDY Recap
2 August 19 7:00 p.m. EDT Washington Redskins L 3–16 0–2 Lucas Oil Stadium Local 23 WNDY Recap
3 August 26 8:00 p.m. EDT Green Bay Packers L 21–24 0–3 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
4 September 1 7:00 p.m. EDT at Cincinnati Bengals W 17–13 1–3 Paul Brown Stadium Local 23 WNDY Recap

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game site TV NFL.com recap
Final score Team record
1 September 11 1:00 p.m. EDT at Houston Texans L 7–34 0–1 Reliant Stadium CBS Recap
2 September 18 1:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Browns L 19–27 0–2 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 25 8:20 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Steelers L 20–23 0–3 Lucas Oil Stadium NBC Recap
4 October 3 8:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–24 0–4 Raymond James Stadium ESPN[a] Recap
5 October 9 1:00 p.m. EDT Kansas City Chiefs L 24–28 0–5 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
6 October 16 1:00 p.m. EDT at Cincinnati Bengals L 17–27 0–6 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
7 October 23 8:20 p.m. EDT at New Orleans Saints L 7–62 0–7 Mercedes–Benz Superdome NBC Recap
8 October 30 1:00 p.m. EDT at Tennessee Titans L 10–27 0–8 LP Field CBS Recap
9 November 6 1:00 p.m. EST Atlanta Falcons L 7–31 0–9 Lucas Oil Stadium Fox Recap
10 November 13 1:00 p.m. EST Jacksonville Jaguars L 3–17 0–10 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
11 Bye week
12 November 27 1:00 p.m. EST Carolina Panthers L 19–27 0–11 Lucas Oil Stadium Fox Recap
13 December 4 1:00 p.m. EST[3] at New England Patriots L 24–31 0–12 Gillette Stadium CBS Recap
14 December 11 1:00 p.m. EST at Baltimore Ravens L 10–24 0–13 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
15 December 18 1:00 p.m. EST Tennessee Titans W 27–13 1–13 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
16 December 22 8:20 p.m. EST Houston Texans W 19–16 2–13 Lucas Oil Stadium NFLN[a] Recap
17 January 1 1:00 p.m. EST at Jacksonville Jaguars L 13–19 2–14 EverBank Field CBS Recap

LEGEND:

^[a] The game was simulcast locally on WTTV.

Game notesEdit

Week 1: at Houston TexansEdit

Week One: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 0 7 7
Texans 17 17 0 0 34

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

Game information
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First quarter
  • HOU – (4:27) Neil Rackers 25 yard field goal, Texans 3–0, Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:32.
  • HOU – (2:56) Derrick Ward 1 yard run (Neil Rackers kick), Texans 10–0, Drive: 2 plays, 5 yards, 0:41.
  • HOU – (1:41) Ben Tate 2 yard run (Neil Rackers kick), Texans 17–0, Drive: 3 plays, 18 yards, 1:08.
Second quarter
  • HOU – (6:57) Andre Johnson 4 yard pass from Matt Schaub (Neil Rackers kick), Texans 24–0, Drive: 10 plays, 89 yards, 5:54.
  • HOU – (1:34) Neil Rackers 29 yard field goal, Texans 27–0, Drive: 9 plays, 51 yards, 3:51.
  • HOU – (0:54) Jacoby Jones 79 yard punt return (Neil Rackers kick), Texans 34–0, Drive: 1 play, 79 yards, 0:00.
Third quarter

No scoring

Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • IND – Kerry Collins – 16/31, 197 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions
  • HOU – Matt Schaub – 17/24, 220 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 interceptions
Top rushers
  • IND – Joseph Addai – 8 rushes, 39 yards, 0 touchdowns
  • HOU – Ben Tate – 24 rushes, 116 yards, 1 touchdown
Top receivers
  • IND – Reggie Wayne – 7 receptions, 106 yards, 1 touchdown
  • HOU – Andre Johnson – 7 receptions, 95 yards, 1 touchdown
Top tacklers

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The Indianapolis Colts began their 2011 season at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans. For the first time since the 1998 season, Peyton Manning was not under the helm at quarterback and it was recently acquired Kerry Collins that would take his position. The game started very well for the Colts, opening up with an interception by Melvin Bullitt that allowed the Colts to take control. However, a three and out from the offense quickly gave the Texans the ball to drive down and score a field goal and take a 3–0 lead. Collins and the Colts offense was out of sync for much of the first quarter, fumbling two snaps and giving Houston the great field position inside of the Indianapolis 40 yard line. After the first quarter, the Texans held a commanding 17–0 lead and were firing on all cylinders. The second quarter continued Houston's dominance, with all three teams of the Colts failing to stop or to execute against the Texans. At halftime, the Colts trailed Houston 34–0, the largest deficit in the entire 58-year history of the franchise. The second half saw little action with both teams taking shorter drives and in some senses, running down the clock. The Colts scored their first and the only points scored in the second half with a Reggie Wayne touchdown from Collins in the fourth quarter. The Colts went on to lose to the Texans 34–7, their second straight season starting 0–1.

Week 2: vs. Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week Two: Cleveland Browns at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 14 0 13 27
Colts 3 6 3 7 19

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: September 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Roof closed, retractable roof stadium
  • Game attendance: 65,035
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
  • Recap
Game information
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First quarter
  • IND – (10:36) Adam Vinatieri 39 yard field goal, Colts 3–0, Drive: 10 plays, 67 yards, 4:29.
Second quarter
  • IND – (14:20) Adam Vinatieri 27 yard field goal, Colts 6–0, Drive: 10 plays, 78 yards, 4:40.
  • CLE – (8:01) Evan Moore 16 yard pass from Colt McCoy (Phil Dawson kick), Browns 7–6, Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 6:22.
  • IND – (3:58) Adam Vinatieri 52 yard field goal, Colts 9–7, Drive: 10 plays, 34 yards, 4:00.
  • CLE – (8:01) Peyton Hillis 1 yard run (Phil Dawson kick), Browns 14–9, Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:38.
Third quarter
  • IND – (6:57) Adam Vinatieri 36 yard field goal, Browns 14–12, Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards, 3:52.
Fourth quarter
  • CLE – (10:57) Phil Dawson 20 yard field goal, Browns 17–12, Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards, 3:49.
  • CLE – (3:55) Peyton Hillis 24 yard run (Phil Dawson kick), Browns 24–12, Drive: 3 plays, 28 yards, 0:55.
  • CLE – (2:59) Phil Dawson 23 yard field goal, Browns 27–12, Drive: 4 plays, 9 yards, 0:24.
  • IND – (0:24) Dallas Clark 6 yard pass from Kerry Collins (Adam Vinatieri kick), Browns 24–19, Drive: 12 plays, 83 yards, 2:35.

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Top passers
  • CLE – Colt McCoy – 22/32, 211 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions
  • IND – Kerry Collins – 19/38, 191 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
Top rushers
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The Indianapolis Colts home opener had their 2011 home opener against the 0–1 Cleveland Browns. The first quarter saw both teams getting into offensive and defensive rhythms and ended with the Colts holding only a 3–0 lead on an Adam Vinatieri field goal. Heading to the second quarter, the Colts offense began to pick up behind Kerry Collins, rookie Delone Carter, and Joseph Addai. However much of the success faded once Indianapolis reached the red zone, and were only able to come away with two field goad during the quarter. Cleveland, however, was able to capitalize on the Colts defense, and saw a touchdown pass from Colt McCoy and a touchdown run from Peyton Hillis. Cleveland went into halftime with a 14–9 lead. The Indianapolis defense was able to stop Cleveland for most of the third quarter, and allowed the struggling offensive to close the gap with a fourth Vinatieri field goal, with Cleveland still holding a 14–12 lead into the fourth quarter. Cleveland quickly drove down the field and started the quarter with a Phil Dawson field goal, allowing the Colts to remain in contention for the victory. However, after turnovers and an inability to produce on offense, Cleveland broke the game open with a Hillis touchdown run, along with another Dawson field goal with 2:59 remaining in the game. With Cleveland holding a 27–12 lead, Indianapolis was able to score their first touchdown of the game, allowing them to try an onside kick to preserve any chance of a comeback, which they were not able to convert. Cleveland finished the game and the Colts by winning 27–19, their first victory over the Colts since 1994, and the Colts first 0–2 start since the 1998 season.

Week 3: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Three: Pittsburgh Steelers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 10 0 0 13 23
Colts 0 13 0 7 20

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: September 25
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Roof closed, retractable roof stadium
  • Game attendance: 66,309
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
  • Recap
Game information
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First quarter
  • PIT – (12:48) Shaun Suisham 48 yard field goal, Steelers 3–0, Drive: 7 plays, 50 yards, 2:17.
  • PIT – (3:40) Mike Wallace 81 yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Shaun Suisham kick), Steelers 10–0, Drive: 2 plays, 86 yards, 0:53.
Second quarter
  • IND – (10:36) Adam Vinatieri 21 yard field goal, Steelers 10–3, Drive: 12 plays, 47 yards, 5:44.
  • IND - (2:01) Jamaal Anderson 47 yard fumble return (Adam Vinatieri kick), Tied 10-10
  • IND – (0:18) Adam Vinatieri 36 yard field goal, Colts 13–10, Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:19.
Third quarter

No Scoring

Fourth quarter
  • PIT – (12:15) Shaun Suisham 48 yard field goal, Tied 13–13, Drive: 10 plays, 50 yards, 5:40.
  • PIT - (5:21) Troy Polamalu 47 yard fumble return (Adam Vinatieri kick), Steelers 20-10
  • IND – (2:15) Joseph Addai 6 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), Tied 20–20, Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:38.
  • PIT – (0:08) Shaun Suisham 38 yard field goal, Steelers 23–20, Drive: 10 plays, 60 yards, 2:05.

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Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts remained at home for a week three intra-conference matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. Indianapolis trailed early in the first quarter as Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham got a 48 yard field goal, followed by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completing an 81 yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace. The Colts would answer in the second quarter with a 21 yard field goal from kicker Adam Vinatieri, followed by defensive end Jamaal Anderson returning a fumble, forced by Dwight Freeney, 47 yards for a touchdown. Another defensive turnover allowed the Colts and Vinatieri to score a 25 yard field goal, giving them a 13–10 lead at halftime. After a scoreless third quarter, Pittsburgh took the lead in the fourth quarter with a Suisham 44 yard field goal, followed by safety Troy Polamalu returning a fumble 16 yards for a touchdown. Indianapolis would tie the game again on running back Joseph Addai's 6 yard touchdown run with 2:15 remaining in the game. However, the Steelers were able to capture the win with a final 38 yard field goal from Suisham, dropping the Colts to 0–3 on the season.

Week 4: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Four: Indianapolis Colts at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 7 7 0 17
Buccaneers 0 7 10 7 24

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information
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First quarter
  • IND – (10:31) Adam Vinatieri 45 yard field goal, Colts 3–0, Drive: 11 plays, 53 yards, 4:34.
Second quarter
Third quarter
  • TB – (10:31) Connor Barth 46 yard field goal, Tied 10–10, Drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 5:17.
  • IND – (7:22) Pierre Garçon 59 yard pass from Curtis Painter (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 17–10, Drive: 1 play, 59 yards, 0:12.
  • TB – (0:22) Preston Parker 13 yard pass from Josh Freeman (Connor Barth kick), Tied 17–17, Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards, 6:56.
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • IND – Curtis Painter – 13/30, 281 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
  • TB – Josh Freeman – 25/39, 287 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions
Top rushers
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Hoping to rebound from their home loss to the Steelers, the Colts flew to Raymond James Stadium for a Week 4 Monday night duel with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With quarterback Kerry Collins recovering from his concussion, quarterback Curtis Painter would make his first career start. Indianapolis delivered the game's opening punch in the first quarter with a 45-yard field goal from kicker Adam Vinatieri. The Colts would add onto their lead in the second quarter with Painter finding wide receiver Pierre Garçon on an 87-yard touchdown pass, yet the Buccaneers answered with quarterback Josh Freeman getting a 1-yard touchdown run. Tampa Bay would tie the game in the third quarter with kicker Connor Barth getting a 46-yard field goal, yet Indianapolis came right back with Painter hooking up Garçon again on a 59-yard touchdown pass. Afterwards, the Buccaneers tied the game with Freeman completing a 13-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Preston Parker. Tampa Bay would take the lead in the fourth quarter with running back LeGarrette Blount getting a 35-yard touchdown run. From there, the defense prevented any comeback from the Colts' offense. With the loss, the Colts dropped to 0–4.

Week 5: vs. Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Five: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 14 7 7 28
Colts 7 17 0 0 24

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – (12:23) Adam Vinatieri 53 yard field goal, Colts 10–0, Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 2:29.
  • IND – (11:13) Pierre Garçon 67 yard pass from Curtis Painter (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 17–0, Drive: 1 play, 67 yards, 0:00.
  • KC – (5:11) Dwayne Bowe 41 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Colts 17–7, Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 2:57.
  • IND – (1:09) Delone Carter 3 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 24–7, Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:02.
  • KC – (0:13) Steve Breaston 16 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Colts 24–14, Drive: 6 plays, 80 yards, 0:56.
Third quarter
  • KC – (0:40) Dwayne Bowe 5 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Colts 24–21, Drive: 3 plays, 98 yards, 1:27.
Fourth quarter
  • KC – (5:15) Steve Breaston 11 yard pass from Matt Cassel (Ryan Succop kick), Chiefs 28–24, Drive: 9 plays, 54 yards, 4:39.

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Top passers
  • KC – Matt Cassel – 21/29, 257 yards, 4 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
  • IND – Curtis Painter – 15/27, 277 yards, 2 touchdowns, 0 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • KC – Dwayne Bowe – 7 receptions, 128 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • IND – Pierre Garçon – 5 receptions, 125 yards, 2 touchdowns
Top tacklers

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After dropping their first four games of the season, the Indianapolis Colts came back to Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. They game opened well for the Colts, who scored on their opening drive with another Curtis Painter to Pierre Garçon touchdown reception. In the second quarter, the Colts were able to rack up the score with an Adam Vinatieri field goal, and another Painter to Garçon touchdown, giving Indianapolis a 17–0 lead midway through the second quarter. A Kansas City touchdown pass from Matt Cassel ended the shutout but Indianapolis was able to score another touchdown later. A late Kansas City touchdown allowed the Colts to go into halftime with a 24–14 lead. Two touchdown passes from Cassel to Dwayne Bowe and Steve Breaston respectively allowed the Chiefs to score 21 unanswered points, and complete the comeback, winning the game 28–24, dropping the Colts to 0–5 on the season.

Week 6: at Cincinnati BengalsEdit

Week Six: Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 10 17
Bengals 7 3 10 7 27

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Date: October 16
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 71° F (Sunny)
  • Game attendance: 52,068
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap
Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
  • IND – (11:14) Donald Brown 18 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), Tied 7–7, Drive: 8 plays, 66 yards, 4:08.
  • CIN – (0:00) Mike Nugent 20 yard field goal, Bengals 10–7, Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards, 5:56.
Third quarter
  • CIN – (10:27) Cedric Benson 1 yard run (Mike Nugent kick), Bengals 17–7, Drive: 6 plays, 52 yards, 2:59.
  • CIN – (2:20) Mike Nugent 43 yard field goal, Bengals 20–7, Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 6:00.
Fourth quarter
  • IND – (14:56) Adam Vinatieri 46 yard field goal, Bengals 20–10, Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards, 2:24.
  • IND – (9:33) Dallas Clark 1 yard pass from Curtis Painter (Adam Vinatieri kick), Bengals 20–17, Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 4:14.
  • CIN – (2:22) Carlos Dunlap 35 yard fumble return (Mike Nugent kick), Bengals 27–17

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Top passerse
  • IND – Curtis Painter – 23/34, 188 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception
  • CIN – Andy Dalton – 25/32, 264 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions
Top rushers
Top receivers
  • IND – Reggie Wayne – 5 receptions, 58 yards, 0 touchdowns
  • CIN – Jerome Simpson – 6 receptions, 101 yards, 0 touchdowns
Top tacklers

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With the Colts losing five consecutive games starting the 2011 season, Indianapolis looked to win their first game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati opened up the game well, with a 1 yard touchdown run from Cedric Benson. With both defenses performing well throughout the remainder of the first half with the only other scores coming on a Donald Brown touchdown run for the Colts, and a Mike Nugent field goal. Going into halftime, the Bengals led the Colts 10–7. Cincinnati dominated the third quarter on both fronts, with another Benson touchdown run and Nugent field goal, quickly running the lead up to 20–7 heading into the fourth quarter. There Colts were able to strike on a Adam Vinatieri 46 yard field goal narrowing the score to 20–10. A Dallas Clark touchdown reception from Curtis Painter allowed the Colts to cut the game to a 20–17 affair with 9:33 remaining in the fourth quarter. After a missed Nugent field goal, with the Colts driving, Pierre Garçon fumbled the football, giving it to Carlos Dunlap who would take the ball in for a touchdown. That ended the scoring, with the Bengals winning the game 27–17, giving the Colts an 0–6 record on the season.

Week 7: at New Orleans SaintsEdit

Week Seven: Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 0 0 7
Saints 21 13 14 14 62

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: October 23
  • Game time: 8:20 p.m. EDT/7:20 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,012
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • IND –
  • NO –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • NO –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • NO –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • NO –

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In a rematch of Super Bowl XLIV, the Colts suffered their worst loss in New Orleans to the mighty Saints by a final score of 62–7 as they dropped to 0-7.

Week 8: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Eight: Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 0 3 7 10
Titans 3 17 0 7 27

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Date: October 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 62° F, Sunny
  • Game attendance: 69,143
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • IND –
  • TEN –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • TEN –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • TEN –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • TEN –

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With the loss, the Colts fell to 0-8.

Week 9: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Nine: Atlanta Falcons at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 14 7 7 3 31
Colts 0 7 0 0 7

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • ATL –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • ATL –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • ATL –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • ATL –
  • IND –

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In the loss to the Falcons, the Colts continue their winless season at 0-9, ensuring of their first losing season since 2001.

Week 10: vs. Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Ten: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 0 7 7 17
Colts 0 3 0 0 3

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • JAC –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • JAC –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • JAC –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • JAC –
  • IND –

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With the loss, the Colts entered their bye week at 0-10.

Week 12: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Twelve: Carolina Panthers at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 3 7 7 10 27
Colts 0 10 3 6 19

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information
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First quarter

CAR-(4:13) Olindo Mare 40 yard FG CAR 3-0

Second quarter

CAR-(14:08) Cam Newton 14 yard TD run (Olindo Mare kick) CAR 10-0

IND-(12:15) Donald Brown 17 yard TD run (Adam Vinatieri kick) CAR 10-7

IND-(1:51) Adam Vinatieri 43 yard FG Tied 10-10

Third quarter

CAR-(9:13) DeAngelo Williams 25 yard TD run (Olindo Mare kick) CAR 17-10

IND-(0:32) Adam Vinatieri 31 yard FG CAR 17-13

Fourth quarter

CAR-(10:23) DeAngelo Williams 2 yard run (Olindo Mare kick) CAR 24-13

IND-(8:16) Reggie Wayne 56 yard pass from Curtis Painter (two-point conversion failed) CAR 24-19

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Top passers
  • CAR –
  • IND –
Top rushers
  • CAR –
  • IND –
Top receivers
  • CAR –
  • IND –
Top tacklers
  • CAR –
  • IND –

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Indianapolis' misery continued as they were beaten by the Panthers at home 27-19 as the team dropped to 0-11. As a result, the Colts did not qualify for the playoffs.

Week 13: at New England PatriotsEdit

Week Thirteen: Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 0 21 24
Patriots 3 14 14 0 31

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: December 4
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 51° F, Cloudy
  • Game attendance: 68,756
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • TV announcers (CBS): Marv Albert and Rich Gannon
Game information
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First quarter
Second quarter
Third quarter
Fourth quarter

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Top passers
  • IND –
  • NE –
Top rushers
  • IND –
  • NE –
Top receivers
  • IND –
  • NE –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • NE –

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Despite putting up 21 points in the fourth quarter with Dan Orlovsky under center, the Colts again lost on the road to the New England Patriots.

With the loss, the Colts fell to 0-12 and became the first team to start a season 0-12 since the 2008 Lions.

Week 14: at Baltimore RavensEdit

Week Fourteen: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 0 7 10
Ravens 10 7 7 0 24

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

Game information
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  • BAL –
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  • IND –
  • BAL –
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  • IND –
  • BAL –
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  • BAL –

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With the loss, the Colts fell to 0-13 and became the first team since the 2008 Lions to start a season at 0-13.

Week 15: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Fifteen: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 0 6 0 7 13
Colts 3 0 14 10 27

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Date: December 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 64,271
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts
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  • IND - (1:11) Adam Vinatieri 47 yard field goal, Colts 3-0, Drive: 11 plays, 56 yards, 4:47.
Second quarter
  • TEN - (5:37) Rob Bironas 53 yard field goal, Tied 3-3, Drive: 5 plays, 18 yards, 2:23.
  • TEN - (:25) Rob Bironas 21 yard field goal, Titans 3-6, Drive: 9 plays, 45 yards, 2:17.
Third quarter
  • IND - (9:45) Reggie Wayne 18 yard pass from Dan Orlovsky (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 10-6, Drive: 7 plays, 43 yards, 3:51.
  • IND - (6:41) Jacob Lacey 32 yard interception return (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 17-6, Drive: 1 play, 32 yards, :07.
Fourth quarter
  • IND - (12:59) Adam Vinatieri 40 yard field goal, Colts 20-6, Drive: 7 plays, 58 yards, 3:40.
  • TEN - (3:48) Nate Washington 7 yard pass from Jake Locker (Rob Bironas kick), Colts 20-13, Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards, 2:30.
  • IND - (3:43) Donald Brown 80 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 27-13, Drive: 1 play, 80 yards, :17.

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For the first time in the 2011 season, the Colts won a game. Having a career day, Donald Brown and a strong defense would deny Tennessee any hope of a win as the team improved to 1-13.

Week 16: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Sixteen: Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Texans 10 0 3 3 16
Colts 3 3 3 10 19

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

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  • HOU - (14:11) Arian Foster 9 yard run (Neil Rackers kick), Texans 0-7, Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards, :45.
  • IND - (4:43) Adam Vinatieri 23 yard field goal, Texans 3-7, Drive: 7 plays, 22 yards, 3:36.
  • HOU - (2:06) Neil Rackers 44 yard field goal, Texans 3-10, Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards, 2:37.
Second quarter
  • IND - (3:41) Adam Vinatieri 32 yard field goal, Texans 6-10, Drive: 7 plays, 47 yards, 3:39.
Third quarter
  • HOU - (10:30) Neil Rackers 35 yard field goal, Texans 6-13, Drive: 8 plays, 63 yards, 4:35.
  • IND - (:59) Adam Vinatieri 47 yard field goal, Texans 9-13, Drive: 12 plays, 51 yards, 5:11.
Fourth quarter
  • IND - (6:52) Adam Vinatieri 31 yard field goal, Texans 12-13, Drive: 11 plays, 67 yards, 6:08.
  • HOU - (2:00) Neil Rackers 31 yard field goal, Texans 12-16, Drive: 11 plays, 67 yards, 4:52.
  • IND - (:24) Reggie Wayne 1 yard reception from Dan Orlovsky (Adam Vinatieri kick), Colts 19-16, Drive: 12 plays, 78 yards, 1:37.

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With the win, the Colts improved to 2-13 and remained undefeated against the Texans at home at 10-0.

Week 17: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Seventeen: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 3 3 7 13
Jaguars 7 3 6 3 19

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: January 1
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 70° F, Chance of rain
  • Game attendance: 62,481
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Steve Beuerlein
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  • JAC –
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  • IND –
  • JAC –
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  • IND –
  • JAC –
Top tacklers
  • IND –
  • JAC –

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With the loss, the Colts finished the season at 2-14 and were swept by the Jaguars for the first time.

StandingsEdit

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Coaching staffEdit

Indianapolis Colts 2011 staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Coaching Assistants

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Final rosterEdit

2011 Indianapolis Colts final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 15 Inactive, 7 Practice squad

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://pfref.com/tiny/aiiRd Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending opp Pass Completion %] as of 2011 season
  2. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/7471905/indianapolis-colts-fire-jim-caldwell-nfl-worst-2-14-season
  3. NFL flexes Colts-Patriots out of SNF game

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