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Indianapolis Colts 2024 NFL Season Win/Loss Total

By Hank Blaine

Arguably no team was a bigger surprise in the 2023 NFL regular season than the Houston Texans as they were expected to be one of the worst teams in the league but won the AFC South Division behind NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and QB CJ Stroud and Defensive Rookie of the Year and pass-rusher Will Anderson Jr. What to expect from the 2024 Texans?

A Closer Look at the Win/Loss Total for the Indianapolis Colts 2024 NFL Season

  • 2024 NFL Win/Loss Total: 8.5
  • To Have Fewest 2024 NFL Wins: +2500
  • To Have Most 2024 NFL Wins: +6500

Indianapolis Colts 2024 NFL Schedule

  • NFL Week 1: vs. Houston Texans — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 2: at Green Bay Packers — 1:00pm ET (FOX)
  • NFL Week 3: vs. Chicago Bears — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 4: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 5: at Jacksonville Jaguars — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 6: at Tennessee Titans — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 7: vs. Miami Dolphins — 1:00pm ET (FOX)
  • NFL Week 8: at Houston Texans– 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 9: at Minnesota Vikings — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 10: vs. Buffalo Bills — 1:00pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 11: at New York Jets — 8:20pm ET (NBC/Peacock)
  • NFL Week 12: vs. Detroit Lions — 1:00pm (FOX)
  • NFL Week 13: at New England Patriots — 1:00pm (CBS)
  • NFL Week 14: BYE
  • NFL Week 15: at Denver Broncos — 4:25pm ET (CBS)
  • NFL Week 16: vs. Tennessee Titans — 1:00pm (CBS)
  • NFL Week 17: at New York Giants — TBA (TBA)
  • NFL Week 18: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars — TBA (TBA)

The Colts have the 21st-toughest schedule in the NFL this season, as their opponents combined for a .491 winning percentage in 2023. The Colts open at home vs. Houston as 1.5-point underdogs after splitting with the Texans last year.

When the Chicago Bears come to Lucas Oil Stadium in Week 3, it’ll mark the fifth consecutive season in which the Colts will play against the No. 1 pick in that year’s NFL Draft, as that was Bears QB Caleb Williams. For the second consecutive season, the Colts were not scheduled to play on Monday Night Football or Thursday Night Football. Their only scheduled prime-time game is Sunday night in Week 11 at the New York Jets.

The Colts will finish their sixth consecutive season with either the Texans or Jaguars when they host Jacksonville in Week 18. NFL pick: Under 8.5 wins as the Colts finish 8-9. We don’t trust Richardson to stay healthy because of his running style.

Who’s Coming into the Squad?

The Colts drafted the raw dual-threat QB Anthony Richardson out of Florida with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, and he showed some really promising signs in his four games before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury. He completed 50 of 84 passes (59.5 percent) for 577 yards (6.9 yards/attempt) with three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 87.3. Richardson also rushed 25 times for 136 yards (5.4 yards/attempt) with four touchdowns.

He has outrageous athleticism and showed the ability to make plays with both his arm and his legs during his short time on the field as a rookie. Richardson will be fine for training camp and the good news is he doesn’t have to do any catching up when it comes to the offensive system he’ll be in during his sophomore season, because second-year head coach Shane Steichen and his staff are the ones who brought him in.

Backup Gardner Minshew nearly got the Colts into the playoffs, but a 23-19 loss at home to Houston in the regular-season finale ended that chance. Indy hasn’t made the postseason since 2020. Minshew is no longer around as insurance, as he signed this offseason with the Las Vegas Raiders, where he will have a chance to start in 2024.

Minshew was named a 2023 Pro Bowler, completing 305-of-490 passes (62.2%) for 3,305 yards, 15 touchdowns, nine interceptions and an 84.6 passer rating. He also rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns on 34 attempts. His 305 completions and 3,305 passing yards were both single-season career highs. Former Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, the 2023 NFL Comeback Player of the Year with Cleveland, likely will serve as Richardson’s backup this year.

The Colts weren’t super busy this offseason overall in terms of signing other free agents as the franchise largely retained its own players, signing receiver Michael Pittman, defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, cornerback Kenny Moore II, linebacker Zaire Franklin, defensive tackle Grover Stewart and edge rusher Tyquan Lewis to new deals.

Pittman signed his extension following a 2023 season in which he set career highs in targets (156), receptions (109) and yards (1,152), all while serving as an enforcer for the Colts’ offense. Pittman frequently delivered physical blocks on cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers in the run game to help spring explosive plays. He joined Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark as the only players in Colts history with 100+ receptions and 1,000+ yards in a single season.

Buckner is entering his fifth season with the Colts after being acquired from the 49ers in exchange for a first-round draft pick in 2020. Since joining the Colts, Buckner has had at least seven sacks, 10 tackles for a loss and 18 quarterback hits every year; he was named a first-team AP All-Pro in 2020 and earned spots in the 2022 and 2024 Pro Bowl. Though Buckner is 30, he’s coming off a very strong season, ranking fifth in pass rush win rate at defensive tackle and recording eight sacks.

Most experts believe that the Colts had a fine draft in taking a top pass-rusher in Laiatu Latu in the first round and speedy receiver Adonai Mitchell, who fell quite a bit, in the second. At No. 15 overall, Latu was the first defensive player selected in this year’s draft. The 6-foot-4, 259 pound Latu is coming off two monster seasons at UCLA in 2022 and 2023. Latu recorded 10 1/2 sacks and 12 1/2 tackles for a loss in 2022 and 13 sacks and 21 1/2 tackles for a loss in 2023, with the latter season earning him consensus All-American honors. He totaled 64 pressures in 2022 and 62 pressures in 2023, both of which rank among the 10 highest total pressures in an individual season for a Power 5 player over the last three years, per Pro Football Focus.

In 2023, Mitchell played in 14 games (13 starts) at Texas and totaled 55 receptions for 845 yards (15.4 avg.) and 11 touchdowns. Mitchell’s 11 touchdowns tied for the fifth-most in a season in program history and led the Big 12 Conference.

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