Colts Team Notes
• The Colts defeated the Houston Texans by a score of 21-7 in the AFC Wild Card Round to earn their first playoff win since 2014 season (1/11/15 at Denver).
• 31 Colts players made their playoff debut in today’s game.
• The Colts became just the second team in NFL history to win a playoff game after starting the season 1-5. They join the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs who defeated the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild Card Round.
• The Colts offense produced 422 yards (222 passing, 200 rushing). It is the ninth time this season the Colts have recorded over 400 yards in a game.
• The Colts offense went nine-of-14 on third down for a conversation rate of 64 percent. It marked the fourth-highest conversion rate on third down in Colts playoff history.
• It is the third time this season the Colts have rushed for 200 yards or more. It is the first time in Colts history the team has rushed for 200 yards in a playoff game.
• Andrew Luck finished the night going 19-of-32 for 222 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a quarterback rating of 88.3.
• Luck also added 29 yards on eight carries.
• Luck’s two touchdown passes are tied for the second-most in his career in a playoff game.
• Marlon Mack rushed for 148 yards on 24 carries and had one touchdown. He became the first running back this season to rush for over 100 yards against the Texans.
• Mack’s 100-yard rushing game was also the first by a Colts running back in a playoff game since Dominic Rhodes in Super Bowl XLI
• Mack’s first quarter touchdown marked his fifth-straight game with a rushing touchdown. The last Colts player to rush for a touchdown in five-straight games or more was Edgerrin James in 2005 (10/9-11/20).
• Mack’s 148 rushing yards are the most in a playoff game in team history.
• T.Y. Hilton caught five passes for 85 yards and led the team in receiving. His career numbers against Houston are 81 receptions for 1,530 yards and nine touchdowns in 15 career games.
• Hilton’s 63 receiving yards on the first drive is a single-game career-high on an opening drive per @ESPNNF.
• Dontrelle Inman recorded four receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown.
• Inman now has touchdowns in three-straight games for the second time in his career.
• Eric Ebron finished the day with three receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown.
• Including the regular season, Ebron has made 11 receptions in the red zone for 11 touchdowns and 112 yards.
• Ebron joins Rob Gronkowski as the only tight ends over the last five seasons to catch 14 or more touchdowns in a single season, including playoffs per @NFLResearch.
• Zach Pascal’s 14-yard rush was a single-game career-high.
• The Colts shut out the Houston Texans in the first half. It is the first time the Colts have shut out an opponent in the first half of a playoff game since 1/8/11 vs. the New York Jets.
• The Colts held the Texans to seven points, the Texans’ lowest point total this season and the only time they have been held to single-digit points.
• The Colts defense finished the day with 3.0 sacks, 3.0 tackles for loss, eight quarterback hits, four passes defensed and one interception.
• The Colts defense also held the Texans offense to three-of-13 on third down for a 23 percent conversation rate. It is the fourth-lowest opponent conversion rate in Colts playoff history.
• Margus Hunt led the defensive line in tackles with three (two solo).
• Al-Quadin Muhammad registered two solo tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and one quarterback hit.
• Hassan Ridgeway and Grover Stewart both registered half a sack.
• Darius Leonard led the team in tackles with 13 (five solo).
• Since 1994, his 13 tackles are tied for second in team history in a playoff game, trailing only Jerrell Freeman’s 15 vs. Cincinnati on 1/4/15.
• Kenny Moore II finished the day with six tackles (five solo), 1.0 sack, 1.0 tackle for loss, two quarterback hits, one interception and two passes defensed.
• Moore II recorded an interception in his first career playoff game and now has interceptions in back-to-back games.
• Clayton Geathers led the unit in tackles with nine tackles (five solo) and had one pass defensed.
• Adam Vinatieri was a perfect three-for-three on PATs for the day.
• Vinatieri joined George Blanda as the only players to appear in a playoff game at 46 years or older.
• Rigoberto Sanchez punted four times for 148 yards and had two punts inside the 20.