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NFL Preseason Preview Capsules: AFC

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AFC South: Indianapolis Colts

OPEN CAMP: July 22, Anderson, Indiana.

LAST YEAR: Colts won first division title without Peyton Manning in nearly two decades, and Andrew Luck rallied them from 28-point deficit to pull off second-greatest playoff comeback in NFL history against Chiefs. But at New England, Luck threw four interceptions in 43-22 blowout that prevented Indy vs. Manning matchup for AFC championship.

IMPORTANT ADDITIONS: LBs D'Qwell Jackson and Jonathan Newsome; DT Arthur Jones; OLs Lance Louis and Jack Mewhort; WRs Hakeem Nicks and Donte Moncrief.

IMPORTANT LOSSES: LB Pat Angerer; S Antoine Bethea; RB Donald Brown; DT Aubrayo Franklin; WR Darrius Heyward-Bey; OL Samson Satele.

CAMP NEEDS: Find starting center, improve along offensive line, solidify pass defense, pass rush, and finding replacement for Bethea in secondary.

EXPECTATIONS: In division that lacks standout quarterbacks and Super Bowl contenders, Luck and Colts stand apart. They made playoffs in 2012, won playoff game last year and appear poised to take next logical step. But to win NFL title, need WR Reggie Wayne to be healthy, Luck to be protected better, and improved defense that will be without NFL sacks champion Robert Mathis for first four games. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)



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