Colts 21, Oakland 17
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
Pryor ran for seven on first down.
From the 20, Ballard was dumped for a five-yard loss on a first-down completion. Ballard gained seven up the middle on second down. Luck and Hilton converted with a 12-yard completion. Ballard ran up the middle for three yards on first down. After Oakland was offsides, Luck and Hilton missed on a long attempt. Luck and Wayne converted a first down, then Luck was long on a deep throw to Hilton. Luck and DHB combined for nine yards and the Raiders were penalized to the 25 for a personal foul. Ballard danced to the 22 on first down. Hilton had a reception to the Oakland 19. On third-and-four from the 19, Luck burst straight, then left for the go-ahead touchdown. It tied the seventh-longest ever by a Colts QB.
Pryor and Denarius Moore clicked for 11 yards to convert the first down at the Colts’ 19. On second-and-10, Freeman,
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE
Pryor and Streater gained eight yards on a first-down completion. Pryor ran for six yards to the 30. On second-and-10 to end the quarter, Oakland missed a scoring chance when McFadden could not get both feet in bounds.
Bradshaw rushed twice for 13 yards, including a 10-yard burst off the left with a stacked line. Luck and Wayne hit for 15 yards on first down. On second-and-nine, DHB had an eight-yard reception to the Oakland 43. Bradshaw was stuffed in the middle on fourth down. On fourth-and-one, Luck was sacked by Jason Hunter for a 13-yard loss. Oakland took over at the Colts’ 44.
McFadden rushed for nine yards up the middle on first down. McFadden converted on a two-yard rush. Pryor rushed left for nine yards on a RO carry after
Ballard rushed for 10 yards to the Colts’ 30 start the half. Luck then scrambled right for eight yards. Under pressure from a corner blitz, Luck missed to Ballard and on third down, Oakland was flagged for interference on Hilton at the 34. After a short rush and an incompletion, Luck escape a hit in an unclean pocket and rushed for nine yards and a first down. After a personal foul for a facemask on first down, on first-and-25 from the 39, Bradshaw swept right for two yards. Tracy Porter sacked Luck for eight more yards. Bradshaw rushed for 13 yards and the Colts punted. McAfee punted 39 yards to the Oakland 15.
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
Mychal Rivera gained 19 yards after breaking tackles by
Luck and Wayne hit for two yards on first down, then Luck was sacked by Lamarr Houston. Luck and DHB missed on third down to force a punt with 1:14 to go. Luck hit his first 11 attempts. McAfee punted 45 yards, and Oakland started at its 46 with 1:04 left.
Oakland gained nine yards on a completion and a run and on third down just after the two-minute warning, Pryor and Reece could not hit on a long pass. Oakland punted for a touchback with 1:46 left.
Starting from their 20, the Colts got five quick yards on a completion to Hilton.
Pryor hit McFadden for 14 yards on the second play of the drive. Pryor rushed for nine yards on a read-option (RO) keeper and a first down, followed by a 29-yard rush to the Colts 31. McFadden rushed for six yards and Pryor hit for 13 yards on another RO keeper. Marcel Reece had a nine-yard reception to the Colts’ 3, and Rashad Jennings rushed to the one. The Colts stuffed Jennings on first down, but McFadden tallied on second down. All but 23 yards on the drive came on the ground. It was a 11-play drive that covered 85 yards in 5:54. Indianapolis 14, Oakland 7.
Luck scrambled left for three yards when he could not find a receiver. Luck was sacked for two yards on second down. Luck and Wayne hit for 17 yards and a first down. Ballard rushed right for seven yards and in no-huddle, he bounced up the middle seven more. Wayne gained 13 more yards on a first-down reception. Ballard picked up four yards running right. Under pressure, Luck hit Dwayne Allen over the middle. Allen broke two tackles after snaring the high pass for the touchdown. It was an eight-yard, 69-yard drive that took 3:30. Luck was three-of-three for 50 yards on the drive, starting the game by hitting eight straight. Indianapolis 14, Oakland 0.
On third-and-six from their 45 to start the quarter, Pryor hit McFadden and Antoine Bethea made the open-field tackle to bring up fourth down. Oakland tried to draw the Colts off-sides before taking a penalty and punting.
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FIRST QUARTER UPDATE
Indianapolis won the coin toss and deferred. Oakland will receive.
COLTS GAME-DAY DEACTIVATIONS:
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COLTS PRE-GAME NOTES:
Since 2002, the Colts are 23-9 in the opening month of the season, the NFL’s best record.
The Colts open the season with 19 new players on roster, with 10 of those players arriving through veteran free agency.
The Colts were 9-1 in games decided by seven points or less last year, the most number of such games by a team in 2012. Indianapolis has won its last eight straight games decided by seven points or less.
The Colts did not lose consecutive games all last season, marking the ninth such season in franchise history (1964, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1999, 2003, 2012).
In 2012, Andrew Luck (339-of-627 passing for 4,374 and 23 TDs) had six 300 games, the NFL rookie record and also set league rookie marks in attempts and yards.
Luck (23) was one of a handful of rookie quarterbacks to throw 20 or more touchdown passes (26, Peyton Manning, 1998; 26, Russell Wilson, 2012; 22, Charlie Conerly, 1948; 21, Cam Newton, 2011; 20, Dan Marino, 1983; 20, Andy Dalton, 2011, 20, Robert Griffin III, 2012).
Luck took every snap in 2012 and has taken 1,109 consecutive snaps to rank among the best accomplished by Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks (1,631, Peyton Manning; 1,590, Manning (a career-opening total); 1,459, Manning; 1,400, Manning; 1,205, Manning; 1,088 Manning).
Last year, Luck produced seven wins in fourth-quarter or overtime fashion, tying the NFL seasonal record done six other times, including in 1999 and 2009 by Manning. His seven in a single season tied for the most by a veteran or rookie QB since at least 1970. With his sixth comeback win, he snapped the record he shared with Ben Roethlisberger (2004) and Vince Young (2006). The comeback performances came against Minnesota, Green Bay, at Tennessee, Miami, at Detroit, vs. Tennessee and at Kansas City.
The NFL post-merger record for rookie starting wins is 13 by Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco had 11 in 2008. Luck and Russell Wilson had 11 in 2012, while Kyle Orton had 10 in 2005.
Wayne (968, 13,063) is 10th in NFL career receptions. The player ahead of Wayne is Randy Moss (982, 9th). He is 14th in NFL reception yards. Next on the yardage list is Steve Largent (13,089, 13th).
Against Green Bay on 10/7/12, Wayne (13-212, 1 TD) produced his highest yardage day (200 vs. Dallas 12/5/10) and became the first Colts receiver with two career 200 regular-season games. His yardage ranked only behind Raymond Berry (224 at Washington 11/10/57) and it was the fifth 200 game in club regular-season history (224, Berry; 212, Wayne; 210, Roger Carr at NY Jets 10/24/76; 203, Reggie Langhorne at Washington 11/7/93; 200, Wayne). Wayne became only the seventh player since 1990 to have a 200 game in a 10th career season or later (James Lofton, Irving Fryar, Jerry Rice, Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith, Terrell Owens (2), Wayne (2)).
He earned the AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time in his career.
The Colts are 29-12 when Wayne tops 100 reception yards, 21-12 when he has at least eight receptions, 56-13 when he scores a touchdown, 24-9 when holds 15.0 reception average.
Wayne (78) ranks third in Colts history in career touchdowns (128, Marvin Harrison; 113, Lenny Moore). His 78 touchdown receptions are second-most to Harrison (128).
Wayne has 13,058 career scrimmage yards, second in Colts history (14,608, Marvin Harrison; 12,065, Edgerrin James).
Wayne has three or more receptions in a league-record 64 straight games, snapping the previous best of Cris Carter (58, 1993-97). Wayne has receptions in 183 of 189 career games. He has multiple receptions in 178 outings and three or more receptions in 159 contests.
Wayne had an 84.7 yardage average in 2012. His career-best was 94.4 in 2007. The only two times in franchise history when a player held a 100.0-yard average were 1999 (Marvin Harrison, 103.9) and 2002 (Harrison, 107.6).
Wayne (1,355) produced his eighth 1,000-yard season in 2012. Reaching that plateau tied him with Marvin Harrison (8, 1999-2006) for the club record. Wayne had seven consecutive from 2004-10, the second-longest consecutive streak in franchise history.
Last year, Wayne produced his sixth 1,200-yardage season (1,510, 2007; 1,355, 2010; 1,355, 2012; 1,310, 2006; 1,264, 2009; 1,210, 2004). It tied him with Harrison for the club record and tied him with Harrison and Torry Holt for third-most in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (11) and Randy Moss (8).
Wayne (13,063) is one of 14 players (two active) to reach the 13,000-yard plateau (22,895, Jerry Rice; 15,934, Terrell Owens; 15,292, Randy Moss; 15,208, Isaac Bruce; 14,934, Tim Brown; 14,580, Marvin Harrison; 14,268, Tony Gonzalez; 14,004, James Lofton; 13,899, Cris Carter; 13,777, Henry Ellard; 13,382, Torry Holt; 13,198, Andre Reed; 13,089, Steve Largent).
Last year, Wayne (106) produced his fourth 100 -catch season. He had 104 in 2007, 100 in 2009 and 111 in 2010. Wayne tied Marvin Harrison (115, 1999; 102, 2000; 109, 2001; 143, 2002) for the club record. Jerry Rice and Brandon Marshall have four 100 -reception seasons, while Wes Welker has a league-record five.
Wayne has led the team in receptions seven times, ranking behind Marvin Harrison (9) and Raymond Berry (8) in club history. Wayne has done it the last six seasons, tying Harrison’s (6, 1999-04) club mark for the most consecutive seasons leading the team.
The Green Bay game on 10/7/12 was Wayne’s 15th with 10 receptions, one behind Marvin Harrison’s club record. At 18, Wes Welker and Andrew Johnson are the NFL leaders, while Jerry Rice did it 17 times. Harrison (16) and Brandon Marshall (16) are tied for fourth-most. Wayne is sixth. Wayne (2007-08) is tied with Johnson (2008) and Brett Perriman (1995) for the NFL lead with three straight games with 10 catches.
Against Green Bay on 10/7/12, Wayne became the 16th NFL player with 40 career 100 games (76, Jerry Rice; 64, Randy Moss (active); 59, Marvin Harrison, 51, Terrell Owens; 50, Don Maynard; 47, Torry Holt; 47, Michael Irvin; 46, Jimmy Smith; 45, Isaac Bruce; 43, Tim Brown; 43, James Lofton; 42, Cris Carter; 41, Lance Alworth; 40, Steve Largent; 40, Steve Smith (active)). Rice, Maynard, Irvin, Lofton, Alworth and Largent are Hall-of-Famers.
Wayne has more than 100 receptions against each AFC South foe (133, Jacksonville; 124, Houston; 103, Tennessee). It makes Wayne the eighth player with 100 or more receptions against three or more teams. He joins Tim Brown, Andre Reed and Cris Carter (who did it against four opponents), as well as Art Monk, Jerry Rice, Rod Smith and Hines Ward.
Antoine Bethea had 123 tackles in 2012 and has 814 for his career. Bethea is one of six Indianapolis Colts to top 700 career tackles (1,149 Jeff Herrod; 1,052, Duane Bickett; 785, Jason Belser; 754, Gary Brackett, 744, Eugene Daniel).
His 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left against Minnesota on 9/16/12 was the 24th game-winning kick of his career.
Vinatieri has 500 career field goal attempts, 10th in NFL history (Jason Elam is ninth at 540). Vinatieri (709) is in fourth-place in Colts career scoring (995, Mike Vanderjagt; 783, Dean Biasucci; 778, Marvin Harrison).
Vinatieri has 1,158 points with New England and with 709 with the Colts, he is one of only three players with 700-plus points with two different teams (Morten Andersen – 1,318 with New Orleans and 806 with Atlanta; John Carney – 1,076 with San Diego and 768 with New Orleans).
Vinatieri (1,867) is 9th in NFL career scoring (2,544, Morten Andersen; 2,434, Gary Anderson; 2,150, Jason Hanson; 2,062, John Carney; 2,004, Matt Stover; 2,002, George Blanda; 1,983, Jason Elam; 1,970, John Kasay).
Vinatieri has eight field goals from the 50 -range, third-most in club history (18, Dean Biasucci; 14, Mike Vanderjagt).
Vinatieri has 15 career 100-plus point seasons. He has five with the Colts, second to Mike Vanderjagt (8). Vinatieri has passed Morten Andersen (14) and Gary Anderson (14) for the second-most 100-point seasons. The NFL leader is Jason Elam (16).
Last year, linebacker Jerrell Freeman topped the club in tackles in each of the first seven games before the streak ended. Freeman topped the team in tackles in 13 games. Freeman (203) became the second Colts player in the Indianapolis era to have a 200-tackle season, and his total is the all-time best (200, Jeff Herrod, 1994; 192, Cliff Odom, 1985).
Last year, T.Y. Hilton had five 100-yard games in 2012 to set the club rookie record. With 50-861, 7 TDs, Hilton was the 9th Colts rookie with 50 receptions (65, Bill Brooks, 1986; 64, Marvin Harrison, 1996; 62, Edgerrin James, 1999; 60, Austin Collie, 2009; 52, Andre Rison, 1989; 52, Marshall Faulk, 1994; 50, Randy McMillan, 1981; 50, Jerome Pathon, 1998). His yardage total ranked 2nd for Colts rookies (1,131, Brooks; 836, Harrison), and his touchdowns tied for third-most (8, Brooks and Harrison; 7, John Mackey and Collie).
Hilton was the 13th receiver taken in the 2012 draft. There were four selected in the first round, five in the second and three in the third before he was taken with the 92nd choice.
Against Buffalo on 11/25/12, Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and an eight-yard reception to become the first Colts player to record such scores in the same game in franchise history.
Last year, Tight end Dwayne Allen (45) set the club rookie tight end record for receptions. He led all NFL rookie tight ends in receptions.
Mathis has 20 career multiple-sack games, including two three-plus sack games. Mathis has four of the 17 double-digit sack seasons in club history.
Mathis can become 30th NFL player with 100 career sacks. Mathis has sacked 48 different quarterbacks. He has 65.5 against AFC teams and 26.0 against NFC teams.
Mathis has sacks in 73-of-147 career games and in 44-of-83 career starts. Mathis has sacks against all 31 teams.
In 2012, Pat McAfee (73-47.9, 40.3 net) set the club seasonal marks for gross and net average. McAfee has set the gross mark in each of the last two seasons (46.6, 2011). In setting the mark last year, he snapped the previous seasonal record of Rohn Stark (45.9, 1985). McAfee’s net average bested Stark’s previous record, and his 2011 had ranked second (39.3, Stark, 1992; 39.2, McAfee, 2011). McAfee had 26 punts inside the 20, tying Hunter Smith’s seasonal record (26, 2002).
There are 14 players in franchise history, nine in the Indianapolis era, to participate in at least 100 regular-season victories: 141 games, QB-Peyton Manning; 132, QB-John Unitas; 132, C-Jeff Saturday; 127, TE-Justin Snow; 127, WR-Reggie Wayne; 118, WR-Marvin Harrison; 114, P-Hunter Smith; 112, LB-Dwight Freeney; 109, P-David Lee; 108, OT-Ryan Diem; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, DE-Ordell Braase; 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski; 105, Robert Mathis.