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Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine: Week 2 Opponent - Indianapolis Colts

The Phinsider 2013 Miami Dolphins Preview Magazine will feature 24 posts over 24 hours. Join us as we get ready for the Dolphins' 2013 season with a look at the team's Week 2 opponent, the Indianapolis Colts.

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The Miami Dolphins will visit the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2 of the 2013 season. Here's a brief look at the Colts:

Week 2
Miami Dolphins at Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, September 15 - 1:00pm ET

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  • All time record: Miami 46-25
  • Recent streak: Colts 4 wins
  • Last Dolphins win in Indianapolis: September 15, 2002
  • Only the second time since the Colts moved out of the AFC East that the two teams have met in consecutive seasons.

2012 Review:

  • Record: 11-5
  • Total Offense: 10
  • Total Defense: 23

Indianapolis key additions:

  • Ahmad Bradshaw, RB
  • Matt Hasselbeck, Quarterback
  • LaRon Landry, Safety

Indianapolis key departures:

  • Donnie Avery, Wide receiver
  • Austin Collie, Wide receiver
  • Dwight Freeney, Defensive end/Linebacker

Indianapolis Draft:

Round Pick Player Position School
1 24 Bjoern Werner DE Florida State
3 86 Hugh Thornton G Illinois
4 121 Khaled Holmes C USC
5 139 Montori Hughes DT Tennessee-Martin
6 192 John Boyett S Oregon
7 230 Kerwynn Williams RB Utah State
7 254 Justice Cunningham TE South Carolina

Coaching Changes:

Bruce Arians, the Colts' offensive coordinator and acting head coach in 2012, was hired as the Arizona Cardinals head coach. The Colts hired Pep Hamilton to replace Arians, meaning the team will likely transition to a west coast offense.

Question Marks:

  • Defense: A top ten offense last year, the Colts clearly have to fix their bottom ten defense. They added several pieces, including LaRon Landry at safety and linebacker Erik Walden, as well as drafting defensive end Bjoern Werner, to help with that problem. How they fit together will be the thing to watch in Indianapolis all season.
  • Andrew Luck: While Luck proved to be just about everything people said he would be, he will be asked to be even better in 2013, while learning a new offensive system. While it likely is not going to be an issue, there is clearly a chance that Luck could see a sophomore slump.

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