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2018 Schedule
10-6, 2nd in AFC South
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Source: Vinatieri, 46, wants to return in 2019

Adam Vinatieri wants to play his 24th season in the NFL in 2019, a league source told ESPN. The 46-year-old Vinatieri is scheduled to be a free agent, and sources think the Colts are interested in re-signing him.

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Iowa State rehires Manning after stint with Colts

Tom Manning, who served as offensive coordinator with Iowa State during the 2016 and '17 seasons before joining the NFL's Colts, is returning to the Cyclones in the same role.

Graziano lists potential landing spots for Brown (1:09)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have officially announced that they are parting ways with offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo. Assistant offensive line coach Bobby Johnson is leaving the Colts to become the offensive line coach position with the Buffalo Bills.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Tuesday hired Bobby Johnson as their offensive line coach. Johnson served as the Colts' assistant offensive line coach this season after previous stints with the Bills, Jaguars, Lions and Raiders. He replaces Juan Castillo, who was fired earlier this month.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

In a surprising move, the Colts are not bringing back offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo, source confirmed. DeGuglielmo led one of the best offensive line turnarounds in the NFL this season. The Colts went from being a weak unit up front to giving up an NFL-low 18 sacks this season. DeGuglielmo was not originally hired by coach Frank Reich. He was supposed to be on Josh McDaniels' staff before McDaniels decided to stay in New England. NFL Network first reported DeGlielmo being let go.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts are projected to have more than $120 million in salary cap space during free agency. They'll be active, but don't expect GM Chris Ballard to deviate from his preference of building the roster through the draft. Pass rusher is a position of need for the Colts. “We'll stay the course,” Ballard said. “In every other spot I've been in, we've participated in free agency, too. I just think it's gotta be the right fit. All the things kind of … a lot of circumstances. First the player, we gotta want each other. That's part of it. He's gotta want to be here, and we gotta be willing to pay the amount he wants. And then he's gotta fit the locker room. And I think just because you have all this space, look, just look at the roster and look at the contracts that are going to be coming up over the next two- to three-year period, and you're going to see … eventually what you'd like to happen is you're paying your own guys, you're rewarding the guys in the locker room who have done the right things for you.”

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard said he told backup QB Jacoby Brissett that he's "not giving you away" this offseason. Ballard added that he had a chance to trade Brissett last year and didn't do it. "Has to be the right deal" where Ballard is blown away.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts GM Chris Ballard: "I've been hit by lightening twice. Déjà vu all over again. It takes a special coaching staff, special locker room to be able to do that and a lot of trust in the building to overcome the odds to rebounding (from a 1-5 start) to make the playoffs." Ballard was with Kansas City when the Chiefs also rebounded from a 1-5 start to make the playoffs.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Chiefs posted the best pass block win rate (72%) among the four teams that played yesterday. Their effort was led by left tackle Eric Fisher, who had a PBWR of 100%, meaning he did not get beat within the first 2.5 seconds after the snap on a single play. Fisher faced Colts DL Al-Quadin Muhammad on 20 of his 39 pass blocks. The former first overall pick posted a PBWR of 84% during the regular season, above the league average for OTs of 80%. PBWR is an ESPN metric powered by NFL Next Gen Stats.

Clark: Chiefs would '100 percent' beat Pats in AFC Championship (1:00)

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chiefs dialed-up zone beaters to move the ball consistently in the pass game during the first half. Play-action, RPOs (run-pass options) and leveled concepts. That put QB Patrick Mahomes in a position to read underneath defenders and deliver the ball to open windows vs. the Colts zone looks.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts linebacker Najee Goode with the block punt, which was picked up in the end zone for a touchdown by Zach Pascal. That's the first blocked punt return for a touchdown in the playoffs since the Raiders did it in Super Bowl XXXVII, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The first quarter has come to an end and it couldn't have gone any worse for the Colts. They're down 14-0 and have a TOTAL of 12 yards on three series. Andrew Luck was 0-of-4 in the quarter. That's just the third time in his career that he didn't complete a pass on his first four attempts.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have had the ball for three series, and all three series have been three and outs. Their struggles so far is the complete opposite of their playoff game at Houston last week when they opened the game 7-of-7 on third down.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

There's that 4.2 speed with Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill on the touchdown run. Misdirection scheme with Hill on the reverse action. Wrap the tight end to the edge, and clear a path for Hill to push the ball up the field.

Team Stats

Passing Yards278.86th
Rushing Yards107.420th
Points For27.15th
Points Against21.5