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2019 opponent profile: Indianapolis Colts 

Saints host the Colts on 'Monday Night Football' prime time 

Opponent – Indianapolis Colts
Coach – Frank Reich
Quarterback – Andrew Luck
2018 record – 10-6, second in the AFC South
Most recent regular season matchup: Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015: Saints 27, Colts 21
2019 game: Monday, Dec. 16 – Week 15 at 7:15 on ESPN
Stadium – Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Colts-Saints series record: Colts lead 8-5-0

Colts 2018 season recap:

After starting the season with a 1-5 record, Indianapolis won nine of its final 10 regular season games to clinch the team's first postseason berth since 2014. After a wild card win on the road against the Houston Texans, the Colts concluded the season with a loss in the AFC Divisional Round against the Kansas City Chiefs. Offensively, one of the biggest improvements was the offensive line, which led the NFL with six games with zero sacks allowed. The Colts allowed the fewest sacks (18) in the NFL in 2018. The return of quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the entire 2017 season due to injury, helped propel the Colts as he had one of his most productive seasons. completing 430-of-639 passes for 4,593 yards with 39 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Tight end Eric Ebron had a career year in his first season with Indianapolis as he caught 66 passes for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. Defensively, the Colts were one of just three teams to not allow a 100-yard rusher in the regular season. The unit forced at least one turnover in a league-high 15 regular season games. LB Darius Leonard was named the 2018 Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Notable additions:

  • Wide receiver – Devin Funchess
  • Defensive end – Justin Houston
  • Running back – Spencer Ware

Notable losses:

  • Wide receiver – Dontrelle Inman
  • Linebacker – Najee Goode
  • Saftey – J.J. Wilcox

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