Last Season: 12-4, 5-1 division Playoffs: Lost to Baltimore in first round Stat Leaders: QB Andrew Luck (4,374 YDS, 23 TDS, 18 INTS); RB Vick Ballard (814 YDS, 2 TDS); WR Reggie Wayne (1,355 YDS, 5 TDS); LB Jerrell Freeman (145 TACKLES, 2.0 SACKS) The Buzz: Starting quarterback Andrew Luck backed up all the hype surrounding which team would be lucky enough to draft him, ranking seventh in passing yards last season and immediately transforming the struggling Colts into a playoff team. Luck has formed a close bond with receiver Reggie Wayne, who made the most of his opportunities with a lot of yards after the catch. Wayne also chipped in five rushing touchdowns last season. Ahmad Bradshaw jumped from the Giants to the Colts, giving Indianapolis a reliable back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last season. Indianapolis' defense was anemic last season and needs a jolt with new safety LaRon Landry and new tackle Ricky Jean Francois. The unit has nowhere to go but up. Luck Factor: Your starting quarterback's name is Andrew Luck, and he's very good at his job. No additional luck required.
Vinny Carchietta, MCT