By The Numbers: Colts 33, Titans 17

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Colts Team Notes

• The Colts defeated the Titans by a score of 33-17 to improve to 10-6 on the year and 4-2 in the division. With the victory, the Colts clinched the sixth spot in the playoffs and earned a playoff berth for the first time since 2014. 

• The Colts become just the third team in NFL history to make the playoffs after starting the season 1-5 and the fifth team since the league expanded to a 16-game regular season to finish with a winning record.

Frank Reich

• Frank Reich became the 10th head coach in franchise history to finish with a winning record in his first season and is the eighth coach in team history to reach the playoffs in his first season as head coach.

Colts Offense

• The Colts offense tallied 436 yards on offense (278 passing, 158 rushing). It is the eighth time this season the Colts have recorded over 400 yards on offense. 

• The Colts offense totaled 6,179 yards on the season. It is the sixth time in franchise history the team has totaled over 6,000 yards, the first since 2014 and third-most in team history.

• The Colts offense scored a touchdown on its first possession, it is the seventh time this season the Colts have scored on their first possession. Their 49 first possession points are fourth in the NFL. 

• The Colts first two drives resulted in touchdowns and were drives of 92 and 90 yards respectively. They are the two longest scoring drives by the Colts this season. 

• The Colts second drive was a 16-play drive which was their second-longest drive of the season and longest scoring drive.

Andrew Luck

• Andrew Luck finished the night 24-of-35 for 285 yards, three touchdowns and an interception for a passer rating of 109.8.

• On the season Luck finished with 4,593 yards which are the fifth-most in the NFL. His 430 completions and 39 touchdowns ranked second. 

• Luck improved his all-time record against the Titans to 11-0 and is the only quarterback in NFL history to boast an 11-0 record against a single opponent. 

• Luck’s third touchdown of the game was completed to Ryan Hewitt. Hewitt became the 13th player to catch a touchdown from Luck this season tying the NFL record.

Running Backs

• Marlon Mack led the team in rushing with 119 yards on 25 carries and one touchdown. 

• The game marks Mack’s fourth 100-yard rushing game this season, which is the most since Joseph Addai’s four in 2007. 

• Nyheim Hines caught three passes for 25 yards. Hines finished the season with 63 receptions which are the third-most receptions by a rookie in franchise history. 

• Jordan Wilkins had 18 yards on three carries.

Receivers

• Dontrelle Inman led the team in receiving with 77 yards on five catches and had one touchdown. Inman’s 28 receptions and three touchdowns are the most in a single-season for him since 2016. 

• T.Y. Hilton made two catches for 61 yards. Since Week 8 Hilton leads the league in receiving with 951 yards and is the only receiver to average (105.7) over 100 yards per game. 

• Eric Ebron finished the night with four receptions for 60 yards and one touchdown and became the first tight end this season to have a receiving touchdown against the Titans. 

• With his touchdown, he ties the record for the ninth-most touchdown receptions by a tight end in NFL history. He also passed Marvin Harrison (1999, 2005, 2006) and Reggie Wayne (2004) for the fifth-most receiving touchdowns in a single-season in team history. 

• Ebron finished the season with 66 receptions for 750 yards and 14 total touchdowns (13 receiving, 1 rushing) all of which set career-highs. 

• His 14 touchdowns from scrimmage are tied for the seventh-most by a tight end in a single season in NFL history. 

• Ryan Hewitt caught his first pass as a Colt for the first touchdown of his career.

Colts Defense

• The Colts defense held the Titans to 258 yards (165 passing, 93 rushing). It is the fourth time the Colts have held an opponent to under 300 yards and the second time this season they held the Titans to under 300 yards. 

• The Colts also had seven passes defensed, two interceptions, 1.0 tackle for loss and held the Titans to one-of-nine on third down. 

• Since Week 9 the Colts defense have allowed a league-best 131 points.

Defensive Line

• Margus Hunt led the defensive line in tackles with four (two solo). 

• Grover Stewart had 1.0 tackle for loss.

Linebackers

• Darius Leonard led the team in tackles with eight (four solo) for the 10th time this season. Leonard finished the season with 163 tackles which set a franchise record for the most tackles in a single-season. 

• His 163 tackles also led the league by 19 despite only playing in 15 games. He is the first rookie to lead the league in tackles since Luke Kuechly in 2012. 

• Since 1994 Leonard’s 163 tackles ranks tied for 29th for tackles in a single-season. 

• Among rookies this season Leonard also ranks second in sacks (7.0), first in forced fumbles (4). 

• Leonard also recorded his second interception of the season.

Secondary

• Pierre Desir led the unit in tackles with six (four solo). 

• Kenny Moore II had four tackles (three solo), two passes defensed and an interception. It is Moore’s team-high third interception of the season and fourth of his career.

Special Teams

• Adam Vinatieri finished the night going three-of-four on PATs and two-of-two on field goals from 53 and 25 respectively. 

• With his 53-yard field goal, he passed Phil Dawson and John Kasey (42) for the fourth-most made field goals from 50 or more yards in NFL history. 

• This game marks his 353rd regular season game which passes Jeff Feagles for the third-most regular season games played in NFL history. The game was also his 193rd as a Colt and he passes Robert Mathis and Justin Snow for the seventh-most games played in team history. 

• Vinatieri also became the fourth player ever to play in a NFL game at the age of 46 years or older joining George Blanda (48), Morten Andersen (47) and John Carney (46). 

• Zach Pascal’s 29-yard kickoff return was the longest of his career. 

• Chris Milton recovered a muffed punt for the second fumble recovery of his career.

The Indianapolis Colts end the season with a Sunday Night Football matchup with the Tennessee Titans with a trip to the playoffs on the line.

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