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Colts Tickets go on Sale

The Indianapolis Colts have been one of the msot popular teams in the NFL for the past 20 years. Ever since Peyton Manning was drafted by the Colts, the team has been pretty successful and has had the ability to sell out most games at their stadium. This tradition of sellouts and team success then continued when they drafted Andrew Luck about five years ago. While most of the tickets in the stadium go to season ticket holders, those that are looking to go to just one game could get a single game ticket in the next week (https://patch.com/indiana/indianapolis/indianapolis-colts-2017-single-game-tickets-sale-thursday).

The Colts announced that fans of the team will be able to buy tickets starting in late June through the team webiste. The tickets will be available on a first come first serve basis and are expected to sell out quickly. The prices for single game tickets will range from $56 up to $168 per ticket.

Those that are looking to go to a game will be able to get a bargain if they are willing to go to a preseason game against either the Lions or Bengals. Some other games that will offer lower prices include games against the Browns and 49ers. The Colts will also host a number of top teams, including the Steelers and Cardinals that are sure to get higher tick prices. There are also several two-game ticket packages available, which can help you to save money.

While there is a limited supply for tickets available for sale, fans can still get into the games by purchasing them through the secondary market. These tickets are fully verified, but often cost more money than the face value. Depending on how well the team does during the season, the secondary market prices could also end up increasing quite a bit.

Colts Say Line Problems are Over

Over the past five years, the Indianapolis Colts have been one of the hardest teams in the NFL to predict. In this time period, the Colts have had a moderate level of success behind the leadership of young quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck, who was the first overall pick out of Stanford about five years ago, has shown that he is one of the most talented young players in the league. At the same time, the offense has been led by a talented group of wide receivers and running backs.

 

While the team has had a lot of talent at the skilled positions, the Colts have still struggled to make the playoffs. Last years, the Colts finished in second place in the division, but once again failed to make it to the post season. One of the bigger weaknesses that the team has had was their offensive line. Over the past five years, Luck has been sacked more times than any other quarterback and the team has also struggled to open up running lanes. While the offensive line has been weak, the Colts are now stating that the team’s offensive line issues are fixed for the next season (http://www.espn.com/blog/indianapolis-colts/post/_/id/20629/in-surprise-jim-irsay-says-colts-offensive-line-problems-are-fixed).

 

Head coach, Jim Irsay, has stated that the issues that plagued the offensive line last year have been worked on and have been fixed. This is a little bit surprising given the team has yet to meet for preseason practices, which is when most teams are able to evaluate young talent and determine the right lineup and schemes. Overall, the offensive line is expected to be very similar to the lineup that started the prior year. However, one of the biggest challenges that the team had last year were injuries. If the line is able to stay healthy during the long season, it should be able to build a cohesiveness that can help them to learn to play together better. This should help to open up the offense to score even more.

 

Colts Add Speed to Defense

For the past few seasons, the Indianapolis Colts have been one of the most anticipated teams in the league. Much of this anticipation has been due to the continued progress of their offense. Last year, the Colts’ offense took another step forward as quarterback Andrew Luck continued to look like he would soon turn into a superstar. Heading into the next NFL season, the Colts will once again look like a potential favorite in their division. While most would assume this is due to their offense, many experts believe that their defense could be what helps them win (http://www.espn.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/67163/colts-starting-defense-could-be-four-years-younger-than-2016s-slow-aging-unit).

 

Last year, the defense of the Colts looked good at times but started to look very slow and old by the end of the year. Much of this was due to the fact that their defensive unit is one of the older units in the league. However, this off-season the Colts have taken a lot of steps to get faster, younger, and more talented on defense.

 

If the current projections hold true, the average starter on the teams defense will be just 25 years old. This is a big drop compared to the prior season when the average age was just over 29 years old. Two of the biggest additions to the defense came from the NFL draft. This includes adding defensive back Malik Hooker who starred at Ohio State last year. Hooker is just 21 years old and will lead the newly revamped defense during the next season.

 

Indianapolis Colts Get Great Selection

The National Football League is one of the most competitive and hard to predict professional sports leagues in the world. While it can be hard to predict the success of any individual team in any given year, the Indianapolis Colts continue to be one of the most on predictable teams of all.

 

Three years ago the Colts won 11 games and made the playoffs before losing a close game. While the team has been loaded with talent, they have been very average over the past two seasons. In each of the past two years, the Colts have won eight games and lost another eight. This is despite having one of the best quarterbacks and wide receivers in the league. The biggest weakness that the team has had over this period of time has been their defense. However, it appears that the Colts have taken a big step forward in improving their defense of unit (http://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/malik-hooker-bound-for-indianapolis-colts/article_a9d5c10e-2bce-11e7-824e-271c32f38fed.html).

 

During the NFL draft, the Colts made one of the best selections overall. The team ended up selecting defense of back Malik Hooker out of Ohio state. Hooker is considered one of the most athletic and versatile players in the draft this season. Many experts on the NFL considered him to be a potential top five draft pick. Due to a lot of surprises, he ended up falling all the way to pick number 15 for the Colts. This will give the Colts great value for their selection and will help to improve a defensive back unit that could use more speed and athletic ability.

 

Colts Continue to Fight for Playoffs

Heading into the 2016 NFL Season, one team in the league that was expected to take a major step forward were the Indianapolis Colts. While the Colts have been competitive all season long, a recent news article (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2016/12/12/colts-all-hope-lost/95338428/) points out that their chances of making the playoffs have been hurt by a recent loss.

 

In 2015, the Colts ended up finishing with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, which was good for second place in their division, but not good enough to make the playoffs. While the Colts missed the playoffs, there was plenty of reason for optimism heading into this year. For starters, the Colts would once again have star quarterback Andrew Luck. In 2015, he was limited to play in just 7 of the team’s 16 games. Furthermore, the team focused heavily on improving its defense to make them more competitive.

 

Thus far, the season has been full of ups and downs. The season took a major hit this past Sunday when the Colts lost to the visiting Houston Texans. Not only did the Colts fall to a game behind the Texans in the divisional rankings, but they have lost their edge in a potential tie-breaking scenario with the team. However, the Colts still have a chance to make the playoffs if they can win their next three games, each of which is winnable. Furthermore, quarterback Andrew Luck and receiver TY Hilton have shown continued development, which will make them a force if the team makes the playoffs.

 

Colts Prepare for Vikings

Before the start of the 2016 NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts looked like they could be the top team in the AFC South Division and even compete for a spot in the Super Bowl. Much of the excitement was due to the continued improvement and success of Andrew Luck and TY Hilton, two of the top young players in the league.

 

While there has been a lot of excitement about the Colts, they have not quite met the level of expectations some set. With three weeks left in the regular season, the Colts are one game behind the Houston Texans in the division. The Colts have also lost to the Texans twice, which means they will not be able to win the tie-breaker if it comes down to it.

 

Ultimately, the Colts will need to win their next three games to make the playoffs. They will start their playoff goal this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Recent pregame predictions (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/week-15-preview-minnesota-vikings-034254108.html) believe that the game will be a good one and the Colts have a good chance of winning.

 

The Vikings are in a similar situation as the Colts in that they are a game away from making the playoffs. The Vikings are still fighting to win the division, but will likely have to make the playoffs as a wild card team. The Vikings and Colts have an interesting matchup in which the Colts strong offense will be up against the tough Minnesota defense, which has consistently shown the ability to stop top quarterbacks.

 

Colts Continue to Fight for Playoffs

Heading into the 2016 NFL Season, one team in the league that was expected to take a major step forward were the Indianapolis Colts. While the Colts have been competitive all season long, a recent news article (http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/nfl/colts/2016/12/12/colts-all-hope-lost/95338428/) points out that their chances of making the playoffs have been hurt by a recent loss.

 

In 2015, the Colts ended up finishing with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, which was good for second place in their division, but not good enough to make the playoffs. While the Colts missed the playoffs, there was plenty of reason for optimism heading into this year. For starters, the Colts would once again have star quarterback Andrew Luck. In 2015, he was limited to play in just 7 of the team’s 16 games. Furthermore, the team focused heavily on improving its defense to make them more competitive.

 

Thus far, the season has been full of ups and downs. The season took a major hit this past Sunday when the Colts lost to the visiting Houston Texans. Not only did the Colts fall to a game behind the Texans in the divisional rankings, but they have lost their edge in a potential tie-breaking scenario with the team. However, the Colts still have a chance to make the playoffs if they can win their next three games, each of which is winnable. Furthermore, quarterback Andrew Luck and receiver TY Hilton have shown continued development, which will make them a force if the team makes the playoffs.

 

Colts Prepare for Vikings

Before the start of the 2016 NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts looked like they could be the top team in the AFC South Division and even compete for a spot in the Super Bowl. Much of the excitement was due to the continued improvement and success of Andrew Luck and TY Hilton, two of the top young players in the league.

 

While there has been a lot of excitement about the Colts, they have not quite met the level of expectations some set. With three weeks left in the regular season, the Colts are one game behind the Houston Texans in the division. The Colts have also lost to the Texans twice, which means they will not be able to win the tie-breaker if it comes down to it.

 

Ultimately, the Colts will need to win their next three games to make the playoffs. They will start their playoff goal this week against the Minnesota Vikings. Recent pregame predictions (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/week-15-preview-minnesota-vikings-034254108.html) believe that the game will be a good one and the Colts have a good chance of winning.

 

The Vikings are in a similar situation as the Colts in that they are a game away from making the playoffs. The Vikings are still fighting to win the division, but will likely have to make the playoffs as a wild card team. The Vikings and Colts have an interesting matchup in which the Colts strong offense will be up against the tough Minnesota defense, which has consistently shown the ability to stop top quarterbacks.