Happy New Year, Colts Nation! But not entirely happy to Colts fans everywhere, as our 2016 Indianapolis Colts are unfoturnately out of the hunt to reach the NFL Playoffs in 2016, since their loss at the Oakland Raiders on December 24. Colts will try to defeat the visiting Jacksonville Jaguars, with interim coach Doug Marrone at LOS. A Colts victory would also equal their 2015 regular season win total at 8-8 again in 2016.
Colts in the past won the AFC South Divison titles with identical 11-5 records in three consecutive seasons, but could not crack beyond 11 wins since the 2009 Colts team won 14 games.
This afternoon will also be outside linebacker Robert Mathis's last game as an Indianapolis Colt, announced this past week his retirement as an active player in the NFL. Mathis was drafted from Alabama A&M in 2003. Among many of his achievements was earning an NFL championship ring with the Colts team that won Super Bowl XLI, and both earning and awarded the AFC Defensive Player Of The Year after the 2013 NFL season, and setting the team record with his 128 career sacks. Mathis is a popular player to Colts fans and and I felt he earned, and certainly deserves his name in the Colts Ring Of Honor, and perhaps the NFL Pro Football Hall Of Fame, for both his service and achievements. Well done. Robert!
LOS's roof is closed for the 1:05P.M. Eastern Standard Time finale, because sunny skies at 40 degrees, feels like 36 degrees, is the game forecast outside the stadium area in Downtown Indianapolis, along with 0% precipitation, 65% humidity, and mild southeastern winds at 6 miles per hour.
NO injuries, a pleasure posting the Game Day Threads for the 2016 Indianapolis Colts Preseason Schedule, Happy New Year to the Colts Nation as we all enter 2017, win one more game to even your 2016 NFL regular season record again at 8-8, and for one more game, GO COLTS!!!!!