Colts Post-Game Notes vs. Houston

Indianapolis extended its franchise record with a 17th consecutive regular-season victory and became the 4th team to earn a streak of 17+ consecutive regular-season victories (21, New England, 2006-08; 18, New England, 2003-04; 17, Chicago, 1933-34.

Indianapolis extended its franchise record with a 17th consecutive regular-season victory and became the 4th team to earn a streak of 17 consecutive regular-season victories (21, New England, 2006-08; 18, New England, 2003-04; 17, Chicago, 1933-34.)

Sunday's victory provided the Colts with their third 8-0 start in the past five seasons (13-0, 2005; 9-0, 2006).  The Colts own three of the five 8-0 starts in the NFL since 2004 (2007, New England Patriots; 2008, Tennessee Titans).

Jim Caldwell became the first Colts head coach to win his first eight games.  Caldwell became the only rookie head coach in the Super Bowl era to start 8-0, and he became the only coach ever to start 8-0 when succeeding a head coach who won 100 games (Caldwell, Colts, 2009, succeeded Tony Dungy, 139 wins).

Jim Caldwell tied Potsy Clark (Portsmouth, 1931) for the best start by a rookie head coach in NFL history (8-0).

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Manning became the first QB in NFL history to throw for 40,000 yards in a decade (2000-09).

Manning tied Fran Tarkenton for the 4th-most starting wins in NFL history with 125.

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Manning directed his 39th career 4th-quarter/overtime game-winning drive.  Manning directed his 38th drive last week vs. San Francisco.

TE-Dallas Clark (3,785) surpassed Jim Mutscheller (3,684) for 2nd-most receiving yards by a TE in franchise history (5,126, John Mackey).

Clark set a career-high with 14 receptions, tied for the third-most receptions in a game by a TE in NFL history 15, Kellen Winslow, 1984; 15, Jason Witten, 2007; 14, Tony Gonzalez, 2005; 14, Ozzie Newsome, 1984; 14, Winslow, 1983).  Clark's previous best of 12 receptions came vs. Detroit 12/14/08.

Clark's 14 receptions tied WR-Marvin Harrison's previous club record (14, Harrison, at Cle., 12/26/99; 14, Harrison, vs. Dallas, 11/17/02).

Clark recorded his 7th career 100 -yard game, 2nd-most among Colts TEs (8, Mackey).

Colts DE-Dwight Freeney recorded a sack in his ninth consecutive game, surpassing Robert Mathis' (8 games) club-record streak in 2005.  Freeney tied Bruce Smith (1986-87) and Kevin Greene (1997-98) for the third-longest streak in NFL history.  Simon Fletcher (1992-93) and DeMarcus Ware (2007-08) share the NFL mark with 10 consecutive games with a sack.

Freeney tied Mathis' NFL record of eight consecutive games to start a season.

WR-Reggie Wayne (635) surpassed Raymond Berry (631) for 2nd-most receptions in Colts history.

RB-Joseph Addai scored a rushing and receiving TD in the same game for the 4th time in his career.

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