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Indianapolis Colts

January 8, 2013

With 2012 over, Colts move forward



And throw in the fact that the Colts will have a lot of salary cap space (approximately $43 million) in which to work with and be used to possibly entice some new players to join the tea, in some key spots.

The good -- Growing up fast. Due in large measure to injuries to key veterans, Indianapolis was forced out of necessity to use many rookies and first-year players in key roles. Also, the way the team bonded quickly after head coach Chuck Pagano was forced to miss 12 games as he underwent treatment for a form of leukemia was impressive. Arians is a prime candidate for the NFL's "Coach of the Year" honors for the job he did in Pagano's absence.

The bad -- Too many injuries. The Colts went into the post-season with 13 players listed on the team's injured reserve list. Of that 13, four were projected to be starters when the regular-season began (running back Donald Brown, Collie, defensive tackle Fili Moala and Powers). Highly-regarded nose tackles Josh Chapman (a 2012 fifth-round draft pick) and Brandon McKinney were also on the injured list, along with offensive guard Ben Ijalana

Post-playoff game notes -- With his totals against Baltimore, Luck compiled the second most passing yards by a rookie quarterback in a playoff game (288), set an NFL record for passing attempts (54) by a rookie quarterback in a single postseason game.He also set a franchise record for passing attempts by a quarterback in a postseason game.

Wayne caught nine passes for 114 yards against the Ravens. With nine receptions, he has now totaled 92 in his postseason career, which ranks second all-time to Jerry Rice (151). With his 114 yards, Wayne has also upped his career postseason total to 1,242, which now ranks fourth in NFL history. Wayne’s postseason reception and receiving yardage totals are also Colts franchise highs.

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