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By The Numbers: Colts 38, Panthers 6

Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2019 Week 16 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium.


INDIANAPOLIS — Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts' 2019 Week 16 victory over the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Colts Team Notes

• The Indianapolis Colts improved to 7-8 on the season following a 38-6 win against the Carolina Panthers at Lucas Oil Stadium.

• The Colts recorded 38 points, which is the most for the team in 2019 and the most dating back to a 2018 victory at Oakland (10/28/18, 42).

• Indianapolis did not commit a penalty against Carolina. It marked the first time the Colts did not have a penalty dating back to December 26, 1999 at Cleveland.


Colts Offense

• Indianapolis' offense generated 218 rushing yards, which marked the third game this season the team topped 200-plus rushing yards. The last time the Colts posted three 200-plus rushing yard games in a season was in 1988. The team record is five games set in 1956 and 1985.

• Running back Marlon Mack totaled 16 carries for 95 yards and one touchdown.

— Mack's two-yard touchdown in the second quarter gave the team a 20-3 lead.

— With 95 rushing yards, Mack registered his first career 1,000-yard rushing season. He became the first Colts player to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards in a single season since 2016 (Frank Gore).

• Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 14-of-27 passes for 119 yards and also added three carries for 37 yards and one touchdown.

• Running back Jordan Wilkins finished with nine carries for a career-high 84 rushing yards and one touchdown.

• Tight end Jack Doyle finished with two receptions for 17 yards.

— Doyle passed Coby Fleener (2,154) for the fifth-most receiving yards by a tight end in team history.


Colts Defense

• The Colts defense held the Panthers to six points, while limiting Carolina to 4-of-14 (29 percent) on third down, and 0-for-3 in the red zone. The defense also recorded 5.0 sacks and three interceptions.

• Cornerback Pierre Desir finished the game with five tackles (four solo) and a single-game career-highs in interceptions (two) and passes defensed (five).

— Desir joined Darius Leonard as the only Colts players this season to record two interception games.

• Linebacker Anthony Walker had 10 tackles (eight solo), 1.0 sack, one pass defensed and his second career interception.

• Defensive end Justin Houston had two solo tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.0 sack.

— With his sack today, Houston reached 10.0 for the season and became the first Colts player to record double-digit sacks since 2016 (Erik Walden).

— The sack marked Houston's fourth career season with 10-plus sacks (2012-14).

• Defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad finished with three solo tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, and a single-game career-high 2.0 sacks.

• Linebacker Darius Leonard led the team in tackles with 11 (five solo).

• Linebacker Bobby Okereke finished the game with a career-high nine solo tackles.

• Cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun finished with five tackles (four solo) in his first game with the Colts.


Colts Special Teams

• Running back Nyheim Hines finished the game with three punt returns for 195 yards, returning two for touchdowns. The touchdowns came on 84 and 71-yard returns.

— Hines posted a career long 84 yard-punt return for a touchdown in the first quarter, which is the longest punt return for a score by a Colts player since 2007 (T.J. Rushing, 90-yard touchdown return vs. Oakland 12/16/07).

» The 84-yard scored marked the team's first punt return for a touchdown dating back to November 25, 2012 against Buffalo when wide receiver T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 75 yards for a touchdown.

— Hines added his second punt return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Colts a 31-6 lead.

» Hines became the first NFL player since 2012 to have multiple punt return touchdowns in a game and the first to have 195 yards and two touchdowns since 2004.

» The 195 punt return yards established a new single-game franchise record and are the most in an NFL game since 2004 (Eddie Drummond 11/14/04, 199 vs. Jacksonville).

» The two punt return touchdowns set a franchise record for the most in a single-game.

— According to NFL Communications, Hines became the fifth player with two punt returns for touchdowns of 70 yards or longer in a single game in NFL history.

• Kicker Chase McLaughlin converted all six kicking attempts (five extra points and 1 field goal).

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