2013 Indianapolis Colts season
Head Coach Chuck Pagano
General Manager Ryan Grigson
Home Field Lucas Oil Stadium
Record 11–5
Place 1st in AFC South
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 45–44
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 43–22
Pro Bowlers QB Andrew Luck
OLB Robert Mathis
LS Matt Overton
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The 2013 Indianapolis Colts season is the franchise's 61st season in the National Football League, the 30th in Indianapolis and the second season under head coach Chuck Pagano, who missed most of the 2012 season due to treatment for leukemia. The Colts will look to better their 2012 record of 11-5 and advance further in the playoffs after a disappointing loss to the Ravens in the Wild Card round.

On March 7, 2013, Jeff Saturday signed a one-day contract in order to retire as an Indianapolis Colt.

For the second consecutive season, the Colts held the final pick in the NFL Draft, number 254, which is famously known as Mr. Irrelevant. Last season, the final player selected was Chandler Harnish. This season's Mr. Irrelevant is Justice Cunningham.

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2013 NFL DraftEdit

Round Selection Player Position College
1 24 Björn Werner DE Florida State
3 86 Hugh Thornton G Illinois
4 121 Khaled Holmes C USC
5 139 Montori Hughes DT Tennessee-Martin
6 192 John Boyett S Oregon
7 230 Kerwynn Williams RB Utah State
254 Justice Cunningham TE South Carolina
  • The team traded its second-round selection (No. 54 overall) to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for cornerback Vontae Davis.
  • The team traded its original fifth-round selection (No. 157 overall) along with a 2012 fourth-round selection to the San Francisco 49ers in exchange for the 49ers' 2012 third-round selection.
  • The team acquired a new fifth-round selection (No. 139 overall) in a trade that sent its 2014 fourth-round selection to the Cleveland Browns.
  • Selection No. 254 is a compensatory selection.

Undrafted Free AgentsEdit

Position Player College
T Emmett Cleary Boston
K Brandon McManus Temple
RB Dan Moore Montana
RB Denodus O'Bryant Lindenwood
CB Sheldon Price UCLA
LB C.O. Prime Wagner
WR Rodrick Rumble Idaho State
WR Lanear Sampson Baylor
CB Daxton Swanson Sam Houston State
CB Nigel Malone Kansas State


Position Player Template:Abbr 2013 Team Notes
WR Austin Collie UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed by San Francisco on August 2nd, 2013.[1]
OLB Dwight Freeney UFA San Diego Chargers Signed by San Diego on May 18th, 2013.[2]
CB Jerraud Powers UFA Arizona Cardinals Signed by Arizona on March 13th, 2013.[3]
QB Drew Stanton UFA Arizona Cardinals Signed by Arizona on March 13th, 2013.[4]
WR Donnie Avery UFA Kansas City Chiefs Signed by Kansas City on March 13th, 2013.[5]
LB Moise Fokou UFA Tennessee Titans Signed by Tennessee on March 13th, 2013.[6]
S Tom Zbikowski UFA Chicago Bears Signed by Chicago on March 23rd, 2013.[7]
LB Jerry Hughes Trade Buffalo Bills Traded away on April 29th, 2013.[8]
RB Alvester Alexander UFA Waived on April 30th, 2013.[9]
C A.Q. Shipley Trade Baltimore Ravens Traded away on May 9th, 2013.[10]


Position Player Tag 2012 team Notes
P Pat McAfee FT Indianapolis Colts Applied with Franchise Tag on March 1st, 2013.[11]
DE Fili Moala UFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 4th, 2013.[12]
CB Darius Butler UFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 12th, 2013.[13]
T Gosder Cherilus UFA Detroit Lions Signed on March 12th, 2013.[14]
CB Greg Toler UFA Arizona Cardinals Signed on March 12th, 2013.[15]
OLB Erik Walden UFA Green Bay Packers Signed on March 12th, 2013.[16]
G Donald Thomas UFA New England Patriots Signed on March 12th, 2013.[17]
OLB Lawrence Sidbury UFA Atlanta Falcons Signed on March 12th, 2013.[18]
S LaRon Landry UFA New York Jets Signed on March 13th, 2013.[19]
DE Ricky Jean-Francois UFA San Francisco 49ers Signed on March 14th, 2013.[20]
CB Cassius Vaughn RFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 18th, 2013.[21]
QB Matt Hasselbeck UFA Tennessee Titans Signed on March 19th, 2013.[22]
G Joe Reitz ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 20th, 2013.[23]
NT Aubrayo Franklin UFA San Diego Chargers Signed on March 20th, 2013.[23]
NT Martin Tevaseu ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 22nd, 2013.[24]
FB Stanley Havili Trade Philadelphia Eagles Traded for on March 28th, 2013.[25]
T Jeff Linkenbach ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on March 28th, 2013.[26]
WR Darrius Heyward-Bey UFA Oakland Raiders Signed on April 1st, 2013.[27]
ILB Josh McNary UFA No team in 2012 Signed on April 11th, 2013.[28]
CB Josh Gordy ERFA Indianapolis Colts Re-signed on April 15th, 2013.[29]
LB Kelvin Sheppard Trade Buffalo Bills Traded for on April 29th, 2013.[30]
RB Ahmad Bradshaw UFA New York Giants Signed on June 11th, 2013.[31]


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Week Date Opponent Results Game site Att
Score Record
1 August 11 Buffalo L 20–44 0–1 Lucas Oil Stadium 66,181 Recap
2 August 18 at New York Giants W 20–12 1–1 MetLife Stadium 75,491 Recap
3 August 24 Cleveland W 27–6 2–1 Lucas Oil Stadium 65,626 Recap
4 August 29 at Cincinnati WL 10–27 2–2 Paul Brown Stadium 49,229 Recap

Regular seasonEdit

The Colts' regular season schedule was announced on April 18, 2013. For the first time since the 2002 season, the Colts will not play the New England Patriots during the regular season. The Colts–Patriots rivalry had become one of the most known in modern era sports.

One highlight of the 2013 Colts season will be a trip to San Francisco to play the 49ers. This is scheduled to mark the return of starting quarterback Andrew Luck to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he played three seasons of college football at Stanford University, which for his first two years playing at the school was coached by Jim Harbaugh, who now coaches the 49ers.

Week Date Opponent Results Game site Att
Score Record
1 September 8 Oakland W 21–17 1–0 Lucas Oil Stadium 65,412 Recap
2 September 15 Miami L 20–24 1–1 Lucas Oil Stadium 65.406 Recap
3 September 22 at San Francisco W 27–7 2–1 Candlestick Park 69,732 Recap
4 September 29 at Jacksonville W 37–3 3–1 EverBank Field 59,695 Recap
5 October 6 Seattle W 34–28 4–1 Lucas Oil Stadium 66.608 Recap
6 October 14 (Mon) at San Diego L 9–19 4–2 Qualcomm Stadium 57,954 Recap
7 October 20 Denver W 39–33 5–2 Lucas Oil Stadium 67,196 Recap
8 Bye week
9 November 3 at Houston W 27–24 6–2 Reliant Stadium 71,778 Recap
10 November 10 St. Louis Lucas Oil Stadium
11 November 14 (Thu) at Tennessee LP Field
12 November 24 at Arizona U of Phoenix Stadium
13 December 1 Tennessee Lucas Oil Stadium
14 December 8 at Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium
15 December 15 Houston Lucas Oil Stadium
16 December 22 at Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium
17 December 29 Jacksonville Lucas Oil Stadium
Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
 *  Indicates that the network and time are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game notesEdit


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  11. Colts punter Pat McAfee gets Franchise Tag - USA Today. Mike Garafolo (2013-3-1). Retrieved on 2013-3-14.
  12. DEFENSIVE TACKLE FILI MOALA SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION. ColtsFanCasey (2013-3-4). Retrieved on 2013-3-14.
  13. Colts Resign Darius Butler (2yr/?) - Everything Colts. Andrew Aziz (2013-3-12). Retrieved on 2013-3-14.
  14. Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with Gosder Cherilus - Yahoo!. Brian McIntyre (2013-3-12). Retrieved on 2013-3-12.
  15. Free Agency Update: Colts Add CB Greg Toler along with LB Erik Walden, OG Thomas, & DE Sidbury - Colts Authority. Marcus Dugan (2013-3-12). Retrieved on 2013-3-12.
  16. Erik Walden signs with Colts - JS Online. Bob McGinn (2013-3-12). Retrieved on 2013-3-12.
  17. Colts agree with Patriots G Thomas - ESPN. Mike Reiss (2013-3-12). Retrieved on 2013-3-12.
  18. Colts stay busy, add Donald Thomas and Lawrence Sidbury - NBC Sports. Josh Alper (2013-3-12). Retrieved on 2013-3-12.
  19. LaRon Landry signs 4-year deal with Colts - Washington Post. Cindy Boren (2013-3-13). Retrieved on 2013-3-14.
  20. Ricky Jean-Francois signs with Indianapolis Colts - NFL-SI. (2013-3-14). Retrieved on 2013-3-14.
  21. Colts CB Cassius Vaughn signs qualifying offer, get 1 extra draft pick - IndyStar. (2013-3-18). Retrieved on 2013-3-19.
  22. Colts add free agent Hasselbeck - Fox Sports. (2013-3-19). Retrieved on 2013-3-19.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Colts sign free agent DT Aubrayo Franklin, re-sign guard Joe Reitz - Yahoo! Sports. The Sports Xchange (2013-3-20). Retrieved on 2013-3-22.
  24. EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS FREE AGENT NT-MARTIN TEVASEU SIGNS TENDER - Indianapolis Colts. coltsindianapolis (2013-3-22). Retrieved on 2013-3-22.
  25. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS MAKE ROSTER MOVES - Indianapolis Colts. coltsindianapolis (2013-3-28). Retrieved on 2013-3-29.
  26. Jeff Linkenback re-signs with Colts - NBC Sports. Mike Wilkening (2013-3-28). Retrieved on 2013-3-29.
  27. Darrius Heyward-Bey, Indianapolis Colts agree to contract - USA Today. Mike Garafolo (2013-4-1). Retrieved on 2013-4-1.
  28. "Colts sign Army officer Josh Mcnary - ESPN", 2013-4-11. Retrieved on 2013-4-12. 
  29. Indianapolis staying busy as CB Josh Gordy signs exclusive rights offer to stay with Colts - The Washington Post. Associate Press (2013-4-15). Retrieved on 2013-4-19.
  30. Indianapolis Colts trade Jerry Hughes to Buffalo Bills - Gregg Rosenthal (2013-4-29). Retrieved on 2013-4-30.
  31. Colts sign Ahmad Bradshaw - news services (2013-6-11). Retrieved on 2013-6-15.

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