2016 Colts Milestones

Intro: While the Colts did miss the playoffs for a second straight season in 2016, there were several milestones achieved. What were they?

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INDIANAPOLIS – Here's a look at the 2016 milestones the Colts achieved this past season:

NFL Marks

  • Adam Vinatieri set an NFL record for consecutive field goals made with 44. Vinatieri knocked home 25 straight field goals to end the 2015 season and made his first 19 field goals of the 2016 season to set a new NFL record for consecutive field goals made (44). Vinatieri made 27-of-31 field goals and 44 PATs for 125 points this past year.
  • Andrew Luck has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 23 consecutive games, which is the longest active streak in the NFL. After Luck, Matt Ryan (19)
 and Philip Rivers (13)
 have the next longest streaks.
  • Frank Gore joined Pro Football Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith (11), Curtis Martin (10), Walter Payton (10) and Barry Sanders (10) as the only players in NFL history to rush for 1,000 yards in nine different seasons.
  • Gore became the first running back at the age of 33 or older to rush for 1,000 yards since John Riggins in 1984 and just the fourth player overall.
  • T.Y. Hiltonset new single-season career highs in receptions (91) and receiving yards (1,448) as he became the first Colts player to lead the NFL in receiving yards since Reggie Wayne in 2007.
  • The 2016 season was the final of Robert Mathis'14-year career for Indianapolis. Mathis holds the NFL record for career sack-forced fumbles (47).

Colts Records

  • Frank Gorerushed for 1,025 yards, becoming the first Colts running back since Joseph Addai in 2007 to rush for 1,000 yards and the eighth running back in team history.
  • Robert Mathis had 5.0 sacks this season and finished first in franchise history in sacks (123.0) and 17th in league history.
  • Pat McAfee'spunting average (49.3) set a new Colts single season record.
  • The Colts will send two players to the 2017 Pro Bowl in T.Y. Hiltonand Pat McAfeeand have had at least two players represented in the game dating back to 1999. Hilton will be making his third consecutive appearance while McAfee will be going for a second time.


Individual Milestones

  • Andrew Luck set a career-high in completion percentage (63.5) and yards per attempt (7.8) this in 2016.
  • Erik Waldenranked tied for eighth in the league with a career-high 11.0 sacks. Walden was one of six linebackers in the NFL to record 11.0 or more sacks and three or more forced fumbles this past year.
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