CARSON, Calif. — Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2019 Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park, courtesy of Colts Communications.
Colts Team Notes
• The Indianapolis Colts fell to 0-1 on the season following a 30-24 overtime loss against the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park. With the win, the Chargers improved their all-time regular season record against the Colts to 17-10.
• After falling behind 24-9 in the third quarter, the Colts rallied to score 15 consecutive points to bring the game into overtime. The Colts finished with 203 rushing yards, which is the most for the team dating back to Oct. 28, 2018 at Oakland. The Colts also totaled 376 total net yards, converted 54 percent on third downs, committed only three penalties and did not turn the ball over.
• Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 21-of-27 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns for a 120.7 passer rating. He also added three carries for nine yards.
• Brissett’s 77.8 completion percentage and 120.7 passer rating are the second-best totals of his career in a single game.
• His two touchdown passes also tie a single-game career-high and are the most since Nov. 12, 2017 vs. Pittsburgh.
• Running back Marlon Mack led the team in rushing with 25 carries for a career-high 174 yards. He also added a 63-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and the game-tying two-point conversion to take the game into overtime.
• Mack’s 174 rushing yards are the ninth-highest total for a single game in franchise history since 1960, and the most since Edgerrin James rushed for 204 yards against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 21, 2004
• In addition to a career-high in rushing, Mack’s 63-yard touchdown run was the longest of his career. It was his fifth career 100-yard rushing performance.
• Mack rushed for 124 yards in the third quarter, which is the highest rushing total for a member of the Colts in the third quarter of a game dating back to at least 2004 (Edgerrin James, 94 vs. Chicago on Nov. 21).
• Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton led the team with eight receptions for 87 yards and two touchdowns.
• Hilton scored the team’s first touchdown of the season on a four-yard pass from Jacoby Brissett in the first quarter. He connected with Brissett again in the fourth quarter on a 19-yard score which ultimately led to the game-tying two-point conversion.
• With his first catch of the game, Hilton extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 63, which passed Jessie Hester (62) for the fifth-longest streak in team history.
• With his two receiving touchdowns, Hilton passed Jim Mutscheller (40) for the seventh-most in franchise history.
• In his first career game with the Colts, wide receiver Devin Funchess contributed with three receptions for 32 yards.
• Linebackers Anthony Walker and Darius Leonard tied for the team lead with seven tackles each. Walker added 1.0 tackle for loss and Leonard added one pass defensed.
• The Colts defense finished with 4.0 sacks. Justin Houston logged his first sack as a member of the Colts while Kemoko Turay contributed with a sack-forced fumble and Ben Banogu and Denico Autry split a sack.
• Safety Malik Hooker totaled five tackles, one pass defensed and the team’s first interception of the season. Hooker picked off Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in the end zone in the fourth quarter, which set up the team’s game-tying scoring drive.
Colts Special Teams
• Wide receiver Parris Campbell returned two kickoffs for 44 yards and added one rush and one reception in his first career NFL game.
• Kicker Adam Vinatieri converted one field goal and one extra point for four points against the Chargers.
• Vinatieri has now kicked in 47 different NFL stadiums, which ranks tied for fifth with Matt Stover in NFL history (John Carney 49, John Kasay 49, Morten Andersen 48).
• Vinatieri became the third oldest player to appear in an NFL game at 46 years and 254 days old behind George Blanda (48 years, 109 days old) and Morten Andersen (47 years, 133 days old).
• By playing today’s game, Vinatieri passed Gary Anderson (353) for second-most games played in NFL history.
See all the best action on the field as the Indianapolis Colts open their season at Dignity Health Sports Park against the Los Angeles Chargers.