INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts would rather not play numbers games.
One playoff win in seven seasons simply cannot be ignored, though.
So general manager Chris Ballard used this past, longer-than-expected offseason trying to change course.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
New faces: QB Matt Ryan, DE Yannick Ngakoue, CB Stephon Gilmore, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, S Nick Cross, WR Alec Pierce, QB Nick Foles, CB Brandon Facyson, S Rodney McLeod, OL Bernhard Raimann.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (10-8)
NEW FACES: Coach Josh McDaniels, GM Dave Ziegler, WR Davante Adams, edge Chandler Jones, CB Rock Ya-Sin, DT Bilal Nichols, CB Anthony Averett, LB Jayon Brown, RB Brandon Bolden, DT Andrew Billings, WR Mack Hollins, WR Keelan Cole, S Duron Harmon, FB Jakob Johnson, DT Kyle Peko, CB Darius Phillips.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
CAMP SITE: Westfield, Indiana
LAST YEAR: Carson Wentz, NFL rushing champion Jonathan Taylor and a solid defense put Indianapolis in playoff position.
86. LAS VEGAS (10-8)
LAST SEASON: The Raiders survived a tumultuous 2021 to make the playoffs for just the second time in 19 seasons. Coach Jon Gruden resigned after five games because of the publication of his old offensive emails.
42. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-8)
LAST SEASON: Carson Wentz, NFL rushing champion Jonathan Taylor and a solid defense put Indianapolis in position to make the playoffs. But the Las Vegas Raiders beat the Colts on their home turf in Week 17 and then Indy endured an embarrassing 15-point loss at Jacksonville in the season finale — a collapse that eliminated it from the postseason and spurred an offseason overhaul.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts waited patiently to make a splash in free agency.
Now they're creating some major ripples.
On Friday, they solidified their secondary by signing 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore to a two-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will find some familiar faces in the locker room this season.
The offense will be getting another new quarterback.
The Las Vegas Raiders have overhauled their defensive line at the start of the free agency period by agreeing to a three-year deal with former Arizona edge rusher Chandler Jones and trading away Yannick Ngakoue to Indianapolis.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars lost the Jalen Ramsey trade, at least so far.
And when they face Ramsey on Sunday for the first time since dealing the Pro Bowl cornerback to the Los Angeles Rams early in the 2019 season, it will be a stark reminder of another talented player the small-market franchise let slip away.
LAS VEGAS (5-5) at DALLAS (7-3)
Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ET, CBS
BETTING LINE: Cowboys by 7½, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — It took some time, but the Las Vegas Raiders have finally become a bona fide threat on the defensive front since trading star linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears just nine days before the start of the 2018 season.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (8-8)
New faces: DE Yannick Ngakoue, CB Casey Hayward, S Trevon Moehrig, RT Alex Leatherwood, defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, RB Kenyan Drake, DT Quinton Jefferson, CB Nate Hobbs, DT Solomon Thomas, LB Denzel Perryman.
BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-6)
CAMP SITE: Owings Mills, Maryland
LAST YEAR: The Ravens won five of their first six games, then recovered from a midseason slump to win five in a row down the stretch.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (8-8)
CAMP SITE: Henderson, Nevada
LAST YEAR: The Raiders got off to a promising start in their first season in Las Vegas with a 6-3 record, including a win at Kansas City, before faltering down the stretch.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prized free-agent addition Yannick Ngakoue has made his presence known during the Las Vegas Raiders’ mandatory minicamp.
Ngakoue, who worked out on his own during voluntary offseason training activities this spring, impressed teammates and coaches this week in Vegas, giving them a glimpse of what he can bring to a defense that had just 21 sacks, the fourth-fewest in the league, last season.
LONDON (AP) — About two dozen players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette, took a knee during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the teams' game at Wembley Stadium on Sunday...