By The Numbers: Colts 23, Cowboys 0

Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2018 Week 15 victory over the Dallas Cowboys at Lucas Oil Stadium.


Colts Team Notes

• The Colts won by a score of 23-0. It improves their season record to 8-6 and 5-2 at home.

Colts Offense

• The Colts offense totaled 370 yards (178 rushing, 192 passing) 

• With 178 yards rushing on the day, the Colts are just the fifth team to rush for over 100 yards against the Cowboys this season and the first since Week 9. It is the most rushing yards allowed by the Cowboys this season. 

• Marlon Mack's rushing touchdown in the first quarter is just the third time this season the Cowboys have allowed a score in the first quarter and first since Week 7. 

• The Colts offense converted eight-of-12 third-down conversions at a rate of 67 percent, the second-highest percentage in a game this season.

Andrew Luck

• Andrew Luck finished the day going 16-of-27 for 192 yards. He also added 20 yards on six carries. 

• Luck now has over 23,000 passing yards in his career and joins Matt Stafford as the only players to reach that milestone in 84 career games.

Running Backs

• Marlon Mack led the team in rushing with 139 yards on 27 carries and added two touchdowns. Mack's 27 carries and 139 yards both set career-highs. 

• Mack now has three games this season of over 100 yards rushing, which is the most by a Colts running back since Joseph Addai (4) in 2007. 

• Mack is just the second 100-yard rusher the Cowboys have allowed this season. Per @NFL Research, Mack is the first player with 100 or more rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns versus Dallas since Devonta Freeman in 2015. 

• In the first quarter, Mack reached 1,000 yards rushing in his career. He becomes the 11th Colts player to accomplish the feat in his first two seasons. 

• Per @NFL345, Mack is just the third player in franchise history to have multiple games with 125 or more rushing yards and two rushings touchdowns in a single season joining Eric Dickerson (1987) and Edgerrin James (1999 & 2005). 

• Nyheim Hines added 19 yards on six carries. Hines also had 45 yards on four receptions.


• T.Y. Hilton led the team in receiving for the second straight week finishing the day with 85 yards on five catches. On his second catch of the game, he went over 1,000 yards on the season. It is the fifth 1,000-yard receiving season of his career. 

• With five receptions on the day, Hilton passed Reggie Wayne (494) for the second-most receptions by a Colt in their first seven seasons in team history. 

• Since Week 10, Hilton leads the league in receiving with 718 yards. 

• Ryan Grant made two catches for 16 yards.

Colts Defense

• The Colts defense allowed 292 yards (112 rushing, 180 passing) and held the Cowboys scoreless for the first shutout by the team since the Colts shutout the Cincinnati Bengals on Oct. 19, 2014. It is the first time the Cowboys have been shutout since Nov. 16, 2003 against New England. 

• The game marks the third time this season the Colts defense has held the opponent to less than 300 total net yards. 

• The Colts defense held the Cowboys to 4-of-12 on third down for a conversion rate of 33 percent, tied for the second-lowest percentage by an opponent this season. 

• The Colts defense held the Cowboys to one-of-five on third down for a 20 percent conversion rate. The last time the Colts held an opponent to one-of-five or worse on fourth down was Dec. 4, 2005 versus Tennessee. 

• The Colts defense finished the day with 3.0 sacks, 4.0 tackles for loss, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. 

• With 3.0 sacks on the day, the Colts season sack total is now 38.0. Since 1982, 38.0 sacks through the first 15 weeks of the season are tied for the sixth most in team history and the most since 2004 when the team had 43. 

• The Colts, Texans and Saints are now the only teams in the NFL to not allow a 100-yard rusher this season.

Defensive Line

• Tyquan Lewis led the line in tackles with four (three solo) and also had the first two sacks of his career, he becomes just the ninth rookie in Colts history to register multiple sacks in a game. Lewis also had 2.0 tackles for loss which are a career-high. 

• Denico Autry finished the day with one solo tackle, 1.0 sack and 1.0 tackle for loss. Autry also blocked the Cowboys only field goal attempt of the day. It was the first field goal blocked by the Colts since Oct. 29, 2017 vs. Cincinnati. 

• Autry joins Darius Leonard as the only Colts this season to register at least 1.0 sack in three straight games. 

• Jabaal Sheard recorded two tackles (one solo) and one fumble recovery. It is the third fumble recovery of his carer of his career and his first since Sept. 22, 2013.


• Darius Leonard led the team in tackles for the eighth time this season recording 11 (nine solo) on the day. Leonard also had 1.0 tackle for loss, two passes defensed and recovered the Cowboys blocked field goal. His two passes defensed are a career-high.

• Since 1994, Darius Leonard is the only Colts rookie to record 146 tackles in a season, and only four other Colts players have recorded more tackles in a single season.


• Clayton Geathers led the unit in tackles with eight (six solo). 

• Pierre Desir recorded seven solo tackles, one pass defensed and forced a fumble. It is his second forced fumble of the season. 

• George Odum made five solo tackles, one pass defensed and had an interception. It is Odum's first interception of his career.

Adam Vinatieri

• Adam Vinatieri recorded three field goals and two PATs for 11 points. With his 11 points on the day he reached 100 on the season. It extends his NFL record to 21 seasons with at least 100 points. 

• With his two field goals made from 43 and 44 respectively, he passed Gary Anderson (161) for the most field goals made from 40-49 yards in NFL history. 

• This game marks Vinatieri's 191st game played with the Colts passing Marvin Harrison for the ninth-most games played in team history.

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