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Texans-Colts Game Report

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Texans-Colts Game Report



Colts 25, Houston 3

FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE

 

Richardson ran up the middle for one yard.  Richardson burst up the middle for 22 yards.  Richardson was bottled up for no gain on first down.  Luck was incomplete to Hilton on second down.  On third-and-10, Richardson ran for nine yards.  McAfee punted to the Houston 18.

 

Deji Karim ran twice for a first down, then burst for four more yards to the Houston 41.  A. Johnson caught a WR screen but gained no yards.  On third-and-six, Keenum was incomplete to Martin and was leveled by Josh McNary.  Lechler punted to the Indianapolis 14, where Whalen caught the punt, a 41-yard punt.

 

Richardson ran for two yards on first down, but the Colts were penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.  On second-and-19 from the 11, Richardson ran on a draw up the middle for 14 yards.  Richardson could not pick up the first down on third-and-five rush.  McAfee punted to the Houston 23, where the ball was downed.

 

D. Johnson ran for nine yards to start the possession, then he was stopped for a yard loss to bring up a third-and-two.  From the gun, Keenum was sacked by Erik Walden.  Lechler punted for a touchback.

 

Corey Lynch gained three yards on a fake punt, giving Houston possession at the Colts’ 49.

 

THIRD QUARTER UPDATE

 

After the punt, Rogers gained short yardage on a reverse, then Luck hit Hilston.  On third-and-seven, Luck was sacked for a yard loss to end the quarter.

 

On first down, Robert Mathis had a sack-strip for a safety to push the lead to 25-3.  It was Mathis’ 108th career sack and 16.5 for the season, setting franchise records for career and seasonal sacks. 

 

Richardson gained one yard to start the drive.  Luck scrambled 11 yards to the Colts’ 39.  Luck tried a TE screen to Fleener, but was incomplete under pressure.  Richardson caught an in-route for five yards.  On third-and five, Shiloh Keo broke up a Luck pass intended for Hilton.  McAfee punted 42 yards and after a hold on the return, Houston started at its seven.

 

Tate ran for no yards to start the drive.  Hopkins had a six-yard reception from Keenum on second down.  Keenum overthrew Tate out of the backfield to bring up fourth down.  Lechler punted 54 yards to Whalen, who returned the kick seven yards to the Colts’ 27. 

 

Hilton’s first-down reception lost three yards, but Whalen gained 18 yards on Luck’s second pass of the drive.  Richardson ran for one yard on first down, the moved for eight yards on second down.  On third-and-one, Houston was offsides.  Richardson was belted on a first-down Luck pass and was unable to hold on.  Luck kept up the middle for four yards.  On third-and-six, Luck from the gun could not connect with Hilton on a slant pass to the sideline.  McAfee punted for a touchback.

 

Starting at his 26, Tate ran for about five yards and fumbled, but Houston retained possession (Jerrell Freeman forced the fumble).  Houston was called for holding to bring up a second-and-17.  Keenum hit Tate for five yards and on third-and-12, Keenum hit D. Johnson for three yards to bring up fourth down.  Lechler punted to the Colts’ 17, where Whalen fair caught the effort, a 56-yard punt. 

 

Daniel Adongo is out with hamstring.  Sergio Brown out with groin.

 

Luck scrambled eight yards on first down.  Richardson ran for short yardage and lost a fumble out of bounds.  Luck was incomplete to Rogers to bring up fourth down.  Vinatieri hit a 40-yard FG.  Colts 23, Houston 3. 

 

Tate picked up three yards on a rush following a touchback.  Butler defended a pass to Johnson on second down, then Houston could not convert on third down.  Lechler punted to Whalen, who returned the kick 51 yards to the Texans’ 28.

 

SECOND QUARTER UPDATE

 

Keenum hit Griffin on a pass to start the drive, then hit Tate for nine yards to the 47.  Keenum and Tate could not hit on second down to bring up a third-and-one with 47 seconds left.  D. Johnson picked up the first down to the Colts’ 49, and Houston took its second timeout.  Antoine Bethea sacked Keenum on a blitz, a 12-yard loss.  Houston took its last timeout with 28 seconds left.  Keenum hit Tate to the Houston 45 to bring up a third-and-16.  Indianapolis took a timeout.  Keenum was incomplete on third down.  Lechler punted 41 yards and the Colts took over at their 23.  The Colts killed the remaining time.

 

Luck was incomplete on first down, then hit Rogers for 12 yards to the Houston 32.  Richardson ran for short yardage at the two-minute warning.  Luck was incomplete on second down, then hit Richardson for six yards to bring up fourth down.  Vinatieri hit a 43-yard field goal for a 20-3 Colts lead.

 

Montori Hughes is questionable to return with a knee injury.

 

After being penalized on the return, Houston started from its seven.  Tate started the drive with a four-yard run.  Tate carried off the left side to the 20, nine yards.  A. Johnson could not secure a Keenum pass on first down.  The two could not connect on second down, with tight coverage by Vontae Davis.  Houston was called for a false start to set up a third-and-15.  Keenum hit Ryan Griffin for 22 yards and a first down.  Tate gained five yards on first down, then gained no yards running left on second down.  From the gun, Keenum hit Griffin again for a first down to midfield.  Tate ran for three yards off left tackle.  Keenum was picked off by Darius Butler, with Butler returning the takeaway to the Colts’ 44.

 

Indianapolis started at its 30 after Houston was assessed a holding call on the punt.  Richardson ran from the gun on a draw for two yards.  Luck hit Hilton deep on an out route for 41 yards to the Houston 27.  Luck targeted Coby Fleener at the goal-line, and Houston was called for interference, a 25-yard infraction.  From the two, Richardson was caught for a two-yard loss.  The Colts were hit for a penalty, then Luck hit Richardson on shuttle pass for a score from nine yards.  Colts 17, Houston 3.

 

D. Johnson returned the kickoff (after the Colts were penalized 15 yards) to the Houston 43.  Tate swept left for three yards.  Tate ran left for 11 yards to the Colts’ 43 on second down.  Tate ran left again for four yards.  Houston was called for holding to bring up a second-and-16.  Keenum’s pass was batted by Cory Redding to bring up a long third down.  Keenum hit DeAndrew Hopkins for short yardage to bring up a punt.  Lechler punted for a touchback.

 

Donald Brown is questionable to return with a stinger.

 

Luck was incomplete to Hilton to start the drive.  From the gun, Richardson gained two yards up the middle.  On third-and-eight, from the gun Luck had a TE screen to Jack Doyle get halted for loss yardage (four yards).  Adam Vinatieri hit a 37-yard field goal to end the drive.  Colts 10, Houston 3.

 

Tate ran for short yardage to start the drive, then Darius Butler picked Keenum off and returned the theft 17 yards to the 17.

 

On third-and-two, Richardson was stopped for no gain.  McAfee punted for a touchback.

 

FIRST QUARTER UPDATE

 

Luck hit Hilton for eight yards to start the drive from his 37.  Luck’s second-down pass was deflected by Jared Crick.  On third-and-two with five receivers, Luck rolled right and hit Hilton for six yards and a first down.  Luck hit Whalen on a quick-hitter for eight yards.  Richardson was stacked up for no yards to end the quarter.

 

From his 37, Keenum was incomplete on first down, overthrowing Tate.  From the gun, Keenum hit Keshawn Martin for a first down, with Martin breaking a tackle of Darius Butler.  From midfield, Tate ran for first-down yardage before fumbling, with Johnson recovering after a 10-yard gain.  Keenum and Johnson hit for nine yards on first down.  Dennis Johnson was caught for no gain on second down.  On third-and-one, Keenum could not hit D. Johnson on a rollout.  Randy Bullock hit a 49-yard FG to end the drive.  Colts 7, Houston 3.

 

Luck hit Hilton for nine yards on first down, then evaded heavy pressure with a rollout to the right, hitting Rogers for 11 yards.  From the 39, Luck in the gun hit Whalen for five yards.  Brown was stacked up for a one-yard loss from a power set, bringing up a third-and-six.  Luck scrambled from the gun for the first down, gaining seven yards.  Five yards were added for a Houston holding call.  From the Houston 45, Luck hit Richardson out of the backfield for 18 yards.  Luck from the gun was picked off by Johnathan Joseph near the goal-line while trying to hit Rogers.

 

Joe Reitz is questionable to return with possible concussion.

 

After a Pat McAfee touchback, Houston from its 20 gained four yards on a Ben Tate rush.  Tate rushed right on second down for three yards.  On third-and-three from the gun, Case Keenum’s pass to Andre Johnson was incomplete.  Shane Lechler punted to the Colts’ 19, where Whalen fair caught the kick.

 

After a touchback, Luck from the shotgun hit T.Y. Hilton for seven yards.  Going up-tempo, Luck from the gun missed on an overthrow to Griff Whalen deep on the left sideline.  On third-and-three, Luck from the gun hit Hilton for eight yards.  After Houston was offside, Donald Brown ran for 26 yards on a draw play.  Luck had a first-down pass dropped by Da’Rick Rogers.  From the gun, Luck handed to Brown for short yardage.  On third-and-six, Houston was offsides again to bring up third-and-one.  Trent Richardson picked up the first down.  Brown ran right for seven yards on first down to the 17.  Brown gained two yards to bring up third-and-one.  Richardson picked up the first down.  Luck and Griff Whalen hit on a 14-yard TD toss to end the drive.  Colts 7, Houston 0.  Indianapolis converted three third downs on the 80-yard drive.

 

Houston won the coin toss and deferred.  Indianapolis will receive.

 

COLTS PRE-GAME REPORT

COLTS PRE-GAME REPORT

 

The roof and window at Lucas Oil Stadium are closed.

 

COLTS GAME-DAY DEACTIVATIONS:

 

WR-LaVon Brazill

CB-Greg Toler

FB-Stanley Havili

LB-Pat Angerer

C-Samson Satele

OG-Jeff Linkenbach

DT-Ricky Jean Francois

 

EXPECTED LINEUP CHANGES FOR COLTS:

 

Darius Butler at LCB for Greg Toler

Joe Reitz at RG for Jeff Linkenbach

Mike McGlynn at C for Samson Satele

Fili Moala at DT for Ricky Jean Francois

PRE-GAME NOTES:

From 1984-present, the Colts have earned a 250-226 (.525) record, with 17 winning seasons, 16 playoff appearances and 12 10-win seasons.  The Colts have won 10 division titles in 30 seasons in Indianapolis.

 

The Colts opened the season with 19 new players on roster, with 10 of those players arriving through veteran free agency.  The total of new players now on the active roster totals 25.

 

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 13 of its last 14 games decided by seven points or less, 5-1 in 2013.

 

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).

 

The Colts are 9-0 under Chuck Pagano in games following losses, with a 228-167 scoring margin in those wins, a 6.8-point margin per victory.

 

The Colts have played 28 straight games without consecutive losses to rank among the franchise best streaks.  Chuck Pagano has a 29-game streak without consecutive losses to rank among the all-time Colts head coaches, and he has set the franchise record to start a career, surpassing Don McCafferty (28, 1970-71).

 

COLTS MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES

No.

Start Date

End Date

Coach(es)

40

10/05/69

12/19/71

Don Shula-Don McCafferty

34

10/26/75

11/27/77

Ted Marchibroda

32

11/10/63

12/05/65

Don Shula

32

12/04/66

09/21/69

Don Shula

30

11/10/02

10/24/04

Tony Dungy

28

09/06/12

Present

Chuck Pagano

27

09/12/99

11/19/00

Jim Mora

24

11/02/08

12/27/09

Tony Dungy-Jim Caldwell

23

11/08/04

12/18/05

Tony Dungy

21

10/02/94

11/05/95

Ted Marchibroda

 

COLTS COACHES MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES

No.

Coach (*Start of career)

Start Date

End Date

34

Ted Marchibroda

10/26/75

11/27/77

32

Don Shula

11/10/63

12/05/65

32

Don Shula

12/04/66

09/21/69

30

Tony Dungy

11/10/02

10/24/04

29

Chuck Pagano*

09/06/12

Present

28

Don McCafferty*

09/20/70

12/19/71

27

Jim Mora

09/12/99

11/19/00

23

Tony Dungy

11/08/04

12/18/05

21

Ted Marchibroda

10/02/94

11/05/95

 

Chuck Pagano has become the fifth Colts coach to earn playoff berths in the first two seasons with the club (Don McCafferty, 1970-71; Ted Marchibroda, 1974-75; Tony Dungy, 2002-03; Jim Caldwell, 2009-10).

 

The Colts are 46-4 since 1998 in games without a turnover.  Since 2000, the team is 43-3 in such outings.

 

The Colts have won their last 17 consecutive games when holding the lead entering the fourth quarter.

 

The Colts have only 13 turnovers in 2013, tied for the fewest in the NFL, and the club’s plus-six ratio (19:13) ranks tied for second in the AFC, tied for 9th in the NFL.

 

The Colts have been penalized 57 times in 2013, tied for the second-fewest infractions in the NFL.  The Colts’ 499 penalty yards rank as the least in the NFL.

 

The Colts have 29 10-play drives.

 

The Colts have allowed only 59 points in the fourth quarter of games this year, fifth-fewest in the NFL.

 

Indianapolis topped 100 rushing yards in the first five games this year, tying the best starts to seasons achieved in 1984 and 1988.

 

Since 2012, the Colts are 11-0 in games with 30-plus rushes.  The Colts are only undefeated team in 30-plus-rushing games during that span.

 

The Colts are 25-1 since 1984 in games with three or more rushing touchdowns, including a streak of 24 straight wins.

 

The Colts had a four-game streak with at least 25 rushes per game and a 4.5 average to open the season, the first time the team has accomplished it in the Indianapolis era.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS CONSECUTIVE GAMES (25 RUSHES; 4.5 AVERAGE)

Date/Opponent

Att.

Yds.

Avg.

Key Rushers

9/16/84 ST. LOUIS

38

189

5.0

Dickey 23-121; McMillan 11-40; Pagel 2-21

9/23/84 @Miami

30

152

5.1

Dickey 15-77; McMillan 13-67; Schlichter 1-7

9/30/84 BUFFALO

34

188

5.5

McMillan 16-114; Dickey 14-72

9/08/13 OAKLAND

26

127

4.9

Ballard 13-63; Luck 6-38; Bradshaw 7-26

9/15/13 MIAMI

26

133

5.1

Bradshaw 15-65; Luck 4-38; Brown 7-30

9/22/13 @S.Fran.

40

184

4.6

Bradshaw 19-95; Richardson 13-35; Brown 3-25; Luck 4-24

9/29/13 @Jax.

29

154

5.3

Brown 3-65; Richardson 20-60; Luck 2-26

 

DIVISIONAL WINNERS SINCE 2002 REALIGNMENT

Year

AFC East

AFC North

AFC South

AFC West

NFC East

NFC North

NFC South

NFC West

2002

NY Jets

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Oakland

Philadelphia

Green Bay

Tampa Bay

S. Francisco

2003

New England

Baltimore

Colts

Kansas City

Philadelphia

Green Bay

Carolina

St. Louis

2004

New England

Pittsburgh

Colts

San Diego

Philadelphia

Green Bay

Atlanta

Seattle

2005

New England

Cincinnati

Colts

Denver

NY Giants

Chicago

Tampa Bay

Seattle

2006

New England

Baltimore

Colts

San Diego

Philadelphia

Chicago

New Orleans

Seattle

2007

New England

Pittsburgh

Colts

San Diego

Dallas

Green Bay

Tampa Bay

Seattle

2008

Miami

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

San Diego

NY Giants

Minnesota

Carolina

Arizona

2009

New England

Cincinnati

Colts

San Diego

Dallas

Minnesota

New Orleans

Arizona

2010

New England

Pittsburgh

Colts

Kansas City

Philadelphia

Chicago

Atlanta

Seattle

2011

New England

Baltimore

Houston

Denver

NY Giants

Green Bay

New Orleans

S. Francisco

2012

New England

Baltimore

Houston

Denver

Washington

Green Bay

Atlanta

S. Francisco

2013

 

 

Colts

 

 

 

 

 

 

WON-LOSS RECORDS DURING QUARTERS OF SEASONS (2002-2013)

Year

Games 1-4

Games 5-8

Games 9-12

Games 13-16

2002

3-1

1-3

4-0

2-2

2003

4-0

3-1

2-2

3-1

2004

3-1

2-2

4-0

3-1

2005

4-0

4-0

4-0

2-2

2006

4-0

4-0

2-2

2-2

2007

4-0

3-1

3-1

3-1

2008

2-2

2-2

4-0

4-0

2009

4-0

4-0

4-0

2-2

2010

2-2

3-1

1-3

4-0

2011

0-4

0-4

0-4

2-2

2012

2-2

3-1

3-1

3-1

2013

3-1

3-1

2-2

 

 

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 (1,109) and took the first 1,364 of his career before sitting down at Jacksonville on 9/29/13 with a 34-3 lead.  His 1,364 consecutive snaps 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).

 

In 2012, 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. 

 

Luck had his eighth fourth-quarter comeback win vs. Oakland 9/8/13, the most ever accomplished by an NFL QB in the first 17 games of a career.  He posted his ninth against Seattle 10/6/13, the most through the first 21 games by any QB drafted first overall that began a career since 1970.  He earned a 10th at Houston on 11/3/13.

 

With 10 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in the first two seasons of a career since 1970, Luck is the NFL leader in that category, ahead of Jake Plummer (9), Russell Wilson (8) and Peyton Manning (8).

 

With a record of 19-10 in his first 29 games, Luck reached 15 wins faster than any QB drafted first overall since 1970.  Through 20 games, he had been tied with John Elway (1983) with a 14-6 mark.  The most wins among QBs in their first two career seasons since 1970 are 22 by Ben Roethlisberger and Russell Wilson, 21 by Dan Marino and 20 by Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan.

 

Luck has 7,493 passing yards and the most accomplished through the first two seasons of a career in history are 7,920 by Cam Newton, 7,874 by Peyton Manning, 7,294 by Dan Marino, 7,067 by Andy Dalton and 7,049 by Drew Bledsoe.

 

MOST STARTING VICTORIES FIRST TWO SEASONS (Since 1970)

Wins

Years

Name

Team

22

2004-05

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh

22

2012-13

Russell Wilson

Seattle

21

1983-84

Dan Marino

Miami

20

2008-09

Joe Flacco

Baltimore

20

2008-09

Matt Ryan

Atlanta

19, Andrew Luck

 

 

MOST PASSING YARDS FIRST TWO SEASONS

Yards

Years

Name

Team

7,920

2011-12

Cam Newton

Carolina

7,874

1998-99

Peyton Manning

Colts

7,493

2012-13

Andrew Luck

Colts

7,294

1983-84

Dan Marino

Miami

7,067

2011-12

Andy Dalton

Cincinnati

7,049

1993-94

Drew Bledsoe

New England

 

 

Should Luck start the club’s playoff game this year, he would place himself among other QBs who have opened playoff games in consecutive seasons to start a career in the Super Bowl era.  Should Baltimore qualify and Joe Flacco start, it would be a sixth straight year he has done so.  Dan Marino and Bernie Kosar rank second with three straight playoff years to open a career.  Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton could join them should the Bengals qualify.  Luck and Seattle’s Russell Wilson could join Shaun King, Ben Roethlisberger and Mark Sanchez with two straight playoff seasons to start a career.  **This is contingent on current players making playoffs, and starting the game. 

 

Luck (23 in 2012; 19 in 2013) needs one more TD pass to join Dan Marino (20 in 1983; 48 in 1984), Peyton Manning (26 in 1998 and 1999), Andy Dalton (20 in 2011; 27 in 2012) and Russell Wilson (26 in 2012; 23 in 2013) as the only QBs to pass for at least 20 TDs in each of their first two seasons.

 

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS IN FIRST TWO CAREER SEASONS

No.

Name, Team

Seasons

68

Dan Marino, Miami

1983-84

52

Peyton Manning, Colts

1998-99

49

Russell Wilson, Seattle

2012-13

47

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati

2011-12

42

Jeff Garcia, San Francisco

1999-2000

42

Andrew Luck, Colts

2012-13

 

With 336 rushing yards, Luck has the second-highest seasonal total amassed by a Colts QB (441, Mike Pagel, 1983).

 

Luck had a career-best streak of 164 straight passes without an interception end vs. Miami 9/15/13.

 

Luck’s 19t run vs. Oakland tied the 7th-longest ever done by a Colts QB (43t, George Taliaferro vs. Rams 11/22/53; 33t, Peyton Manning at Buffalo, 11/4/01; 32t, Bert Jones at NYJ 10/20/74; 29t, Chris Chandler vs. NYJ 11/6/88; 21t, George Shaw vs. SF 11/27/55; 20t, Marty Domres vs. NYJ 11/16/75; 19t, Jones at Buffalo 11/9/75).

 

Under Luck, the Colts have opened games three times with two TD drives – 10/21/12 vs. Cleveland; 11/18/12 at New England; 9/8/13 vs. Oakland.

 

With a TD pass vs. Miami 9/15/13, Luck had nine straight games with a scoring pass, but the streak ended at San Francisco.

 

Antoine Bethea had 11 tackles vs. Oakland, eight vs. Miami, six at San Francisco, five at Jacksonville, 10 vs. Seattle, eight at San Diego, nine vs. Denver, eight at Houston, five vs. St. Louis, four at Tennessee, eight at Arizona, seven vs. Tennessee and 17 at Cincinnati and has 920 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).

 

Bethea ranks first among active NFL safeties with 93 consecutive starts.

 

Kicker Adam Vinatieri has scored in the last 158 consecutive games in which he has played.  He has scored in 112 straight with the Colts and ranks just behind Mike Vanderjagt (118) for the longest franchise streaks. 

 

His 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left against Minnesota on 9/16/12 was the 24th game-winning kick of his career.

 

Since 1999, Vinatieri has hit 21-of-25 game-tying or go-ahead FGs in the last four minutes of a game, an 84 percent success rate.  He has made his last seven attempts in those situations, hitting from 23, 47, 51, 43, 50, 53 and 37 yards.

 

 

Adam Vinatieri Career Statistics

Years

 

Pts.

PAT

1-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50

FG PCT.

1996-05

NE

1,158

367-374

6-6

103-107

76-92 (.826)

70-99 (.707)

8-17 (.471)

263-321 (.819)

2006-13

Ind

814

286-289

4-4

50-51

58-69 (.841)

52-64 (.813)

12-21 (.571)

176-209 (.842)

Total

 

1,972

653-663

10-10

153-158

134-161 (.832)

122-163(.748)

20-38 (.526)

439-530 (.828)

 

Vinatieri has hit field goals of 50-plus yards in 11 different seasons.

 

Vinatieri has 530 career field goal attempts, 10th in NFL history (Jason Elam is ninth at 540). 

Vinatieri (814) is in second-place in Colts career scoring (995, Mike Vanderjagt; 783, Dean Biasucci; 778, Marvin Harrison).

 

Vinatieri has 1,158 points with New England and with 814 with the Colts, and 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), and he and Andersen are the only players with 800-plus points with two teams.

 

Vinatieri (1,972) is 8th 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).

 

Vinatieri has 12 field goals from the 50 -range, third-most in club history (18, Dean Biasucci; 14, Mike Vanderjagt).

 

With 50- and 51-yard field goals at San Diego 10/14/13, Vinatieri joined Biasucci (9/25/88 vs. Miami) and Vanderjagt (11/24/02 at Denver) as Colts kickers with two 50-plus field goals in a game.

 

Vinatieri has 16 career 100-plus point seasons to tie Jason Elam for the most in NFL history.  He has six with the Colts, second to Mike Vanderjagt (8).  In 2012, Vinatieri passed Morten Andersen (14) and Gary Anderson (14) for the second-most 100-point seasons.

 

Vinatieri has hit his last 22 of his last 24 field goals and has hit 34 his last 36 inside of 50 yards.

 

Vinatieri was 5-for-5 FGs vs. Tennessee 12/1/13, his third career game going 5-for-5.  He tied a Colts record achieved seven other times in franchise history.  He joined Mike Vanderjagt (3 times), Lou Mchaels, Raul Allegre, Dean Biasucci and Cary Blanchard as Colts with five FGs in a game.

 

With four from the 40-yard range (47, 48, 45, 36, 49) in the Tennessee game, Vinatieri joined Shaun Suisham (twice), Morten Andersen, Rob Bironas, Nick Folk, Sebastian Janikowski, Joe Nedney, Neil Rackers and Josh Scobee to have that many from that range in one game.

 

Vinatieri has been to five Super Bowls, winning four, one appearance and victory shy of tying the all-time best records.  He has been to Super Bowls under three different QBs (Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning), and he is enjoying a good current run with Andrew Luck.

 

Adam Vinatieri’s Main Quarterbacks 1996-Present

Years

Name

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD

Rating

1996-2001

D. Bledsoe

1607

2762

19101

113

81.0

2001-05

T. Brady

1576

2545

18029

123

88.5

2006-10

P. Manning

1913

2877

21639

155

96.9

2012-13

A. Luck

611

1091

7493

42

80.3

 

In 2012, 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).

 

In 2013, Freeman has led the team in tackles against San Francisco, Jacksonville, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Arizona and Tennessee and has topped the team in stops in 20-of-29 career games.  He has reached double digits in tackles in 23-of-29 games (13, 2012; 10, 2013).

 

Freeman had his first career multiple-sack game with 2.0 vs. Miami 9/15/13, the fourth undrafted free agent in the Indianapolis era to have a multiple-sack outing (2.0, Scott Virkus vs. Detroit 9/22/85; Tony Siragusa at Seattle 9/4/94; Eric Foster at Jacksonville 12/17/09).

 

Freeman had a strip-sack vs. Miami 9/15/13 and at San Francisco 9/22/13.  With sacks in consecutive games, he became the first Colts LB other than Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis to do so since Rob Morris in 2004.

 

In 2012, 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).

 

He was 6-124 vs. Miami 9/15/13 for sixth career 100-plus game, and it marked a career-high yardage total.  Hilton set a new career high with 140 yards on five receptions vs. Seattle 10/6/13, including a 73-yard scoring reception. 

 

Hilton had an eighth career 100-yard game with 7-121, 3 TDs at Houston 11/3/13.  He became the 11th Colts player, the seventh WR, with 3 TDs in a game, with scores of 10, 58 and nine yards.

 

Hilton’s ninth 100-yard game was vs. St. Louis 11/10/13 with 7-130. 

 

With nine 100-yard games in his first two seasons, Hilton is on the best pace in franchise history for the most such efforts in that span (9, Hilton; 3, Brooks; 3, Anthony Gonzalez; 3, Rison; 3, Reggie Wayne; 3, Terrence Wilkins).

 

Hilton’s nine 100-yard games rank among NFL leaders since 2012 (18, Calvin Johnson; 13, Brandon Marshall; 12, Andre Johnson; 11, A.J. Green; 11, Demaryius Thomas; 9, Hilton; 9, Victor Cruz; 9, Vincent Jackson).

 

Hilton’s 12 TD receptions have covered eight, nine, 10, 14, 29, 36, 40, 43, 58, 61, 70 and 73 yards (451 total) for an average of 37.6 per TD reception.  His 75-yard TD punt return brings his career average per touchdown (526 yards) to 40.5 yards.

 

Since 2012, Hilton (5) ranks only behind Adrian Peterson (6) and A.J. Green (6) for most touchdowns 50 yards or longer.

 

Hilton’s 12 TD receptions in his first two years rank among the best achieved in that span in Colts history (15, Collie; 14, Harrison; 12, Hilton).

 

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. 

 

Cornerback Darius Butler (two interceptions/one fumble recovered) had three takeaways at Jacksonville on 11/8/12, one shy of the Indianapolis era club record for the most by a player in a game (4, Eugene Daniel, 3 interceptions/1 fumble recovered vs. Green Bay 10/27/85; 3, Leonard Coleman, 3 ints. vs. New Orleans 10/12/86; 3, Mike Prior, 3 ints. vs. Phoenix 12/20/92).

 

Butler had a 41t interception return at Jacksonville 9/29/13 to move among the club leaders in career scoring interception returns (5, Jerry Logan; 4, Bobby Boyd; 3, Milt Davis; 3, Andy Nelson; 3, Ray Buchanan; 3, Eugene Daniel, 3, Jason Belser; 3, Kelvin Hayden).

 

Linebacker Robert Mathis (107.0) had an eight-game sack streak end at New England on 11/18/12.  It tied his personal-best.  In 2005, he set an NFL record with sacks in eight consecutive games to start a season.  He opened 2013 with sacks in the first five games. 

 

Mathis has 26 career multiple-sack games, including three three-plus sack games.  Mathis has five of the 18 double-digit sack seasons in club history.

 

Mathis had a four-game streak with multiple sacks 9/15/13 vs. Miami (2.0), 9/22/13 at San Francisco (1.5), 9/29/13 at Jacksonville (3.0) and 10/6/13 vs. Seattle (2.0).  He had 2.0 sacks vs. Denver 10/20/13 and vs. St. Louis 11/10/13.  Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month for October with 11 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.  Mathis also won the honor in September 2010.

 

Mathis has become 30th NFL player with 100 career sacks.  Mathis has sacked 52 different quarterbacks, plus one option pass (Pacman Jones) for a total of 53 players.  He has 74.5 against AFC teams and 32.5 against NFC teams.

 

Mathis has sacks in 82-of-160 career games and in 53-of-96 career starts.  Mathis has sacks against all 31 teams.

 

Mathis has sacks in 82 games, the most in Colts history (81, Dwight Freeney; 38, Duane Bickett; 38, Donnell Thompson).

 

Mathis has 26 career multiple-sack games, first in Colts history (25, Freeney; 10, Bickett; 10, Chad Bratzke).

 

Mathis has six multiple-sack games in 2013, the best seasonal Colts total (6, Mathis, 2013; 5, Bratzke, 1999; 5, Freeney, 2004).

 

With 11.5 sacks in the first seven games of 2013, Mathis set a club record for the fastest start to that sack total. 

 

COLTS TOP SACK SEASONAL LEADERS

Sacks

Name

Year

Games to reach 11.5

16.0

Dwight Freeney

2004

13

13.5

Dwight Freeney

2009

13

13.0

Dwight Freeney

2002

16

12.0

Chad Bratzke

1999

14

11.5

Johnie Cooks

1984

16

11.5

Robert Mathis

2005

12

11.5

Robert Mathis

2008

13

11.5

Robert Mathis*

2013

7

*Now has 15.5 in 13 games

 

He reached 13.5 in nine games, among the fastest paces in NFL history.  Most sacks in league history through nine games:  16.5, Mark Gastineau, NYJ, 1984; 15.0, Michael Strahan, NYG, 2001; 15.0, Derrick Thomas, KC, 1990; 13.5, Mathis; 13.5, Jared Allen, Min, 2011).

 

The best seasonal sack totals in franchise history are 16.0 by Dwight Freeney in 2004, 13.5 by Freeney in 2009, 13.5, Mathis, 2013, 13.0 by Freeney in 2002 and 12.0 by Chad Bratzke in 1999.

 

Mathis has 41 career sack-strips and is the NFL record-holder in that category since sacks became official in 1982 (39, Jason Taylor).

 

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).

 

McAfee set a club record 10/20/13 vs. Denver with six punts inside the 20.

 

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; 132, WR-Reggie Wayne; 127, TE-Justin Snow; 118, WR-Marvin Harrison; 114, P-Hunter Smith; 113, LB-Robert Mathis; 112, DE-Dwight Freeney; 109, P-David Lee; 108, OT-Ryan Diem; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, DE-Ordell Braase; 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski.


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