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Colts’ Defense: An Emerging Force Away From the Spotlight

Published by on November 20, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

I can't even begin to count the number of times I have heard that the Colts' defense has failed to live up to the standards of an elite defense. Certainly they have had their problems in the past and have disappointed on numerous occasions, but over the past four and a half years, they have quietly become a force to be dealt with. The body of work that this unit has put together over that time span has astounded even me; the statistics are pretty incredible.

2005 Colts defense rankings

2nd in points allowed

11th in yards allowed

T 5th in sacks

9th in interceptions

3rd in forced fumbles

Noteworthy: Dwight Freeney runner up for defensive player of the year

2006 Colts defense rankings

23rd in points allowed

21st in yards allowed

30th in sacks

20th in interceptions

6th in forced fumbles

2007...

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