Indianapolis extended its franchise record with a 16th consecutive regular-season victory and became the 8th team to earn a streak of 16 consecutive regular-season victories (21, New England, 2006-08; 18, New England, 2003-04; 17, Chicago, 1933-34; 16, Chicago, 1941-42; 16, Miami, 1971-73; 16, Miami, 1983-84; 16, Pittsburgh, 2004-05).
Indianapolis extended its NFL-record streak to six consecutive seasons with winning streaks of at least seven games (8, 2004; 13, 2005; 9, 2006; 7 and 6, 2007; 9, 2008; 7, 2009).
It is the fourth time in five seasons the Colts have started the season 7-0. The Colts own four of the eight 7-0 starts since 2004 (2004 Philadelphia Eagles, 2005 COLTS, 2006 Chicago Bears, 2006 COLTS, 2007 New England Patriots, 2007 COLTS, 2008 Tennessee Titans, 2009 COLTS). *New Orleans (6-0) plays on Monday night.
Jim Caldwell became the first Colts head coach to win his first seven games. Caldwell became the only rookie head coach in the Super Bowl era to start 7-0, and he became the only coach ever to start 7-0 when succeeding a head coach who won 100 games (Caldwell, Colts, 2009, succeeded Tony Dungy, 139 wins).
Jim Caldwell tied Barney Lepper (Buffalo, 1920) for the second-best start by a rookie head coach in NFL history (8, Potsy Clark with Portsmouth, 1931; 7, Barney Lepper with Buffalo, 1920).
QB-Peyton Manning Manning became the 4th QB with 4,000 career completions (Brett Favre, Dan Marino, John Elway), and he did it in his 183rd career game, the fastest pace to that plateau (193, Marini; 196, Favre, 227, Elway).
Sunday's win marked Manning's 38th fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive and second this season.
Manning recorded his 53rd career 300 -yard game, his sixth this season.
Colts DE-Dwight Freeney recorded a sack in his eighth consecutive game, tying Robert Mathis' club record streak in 2005. Freeney is one game short of tying 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.
WR-Reggie Wayne was 12-147, 1 TD receiving. Wayne caught a TD pass for the fifth consecutive game, his career-best streak.
Wayne recorded his 29th career 100 -yard game and his 10th career 10 -reception game. It marked Wayne's third 100 game this season and second 10 -catch game.
Wayne tied his career-high with 12 receptions. His previous career-high was 12 vs. Tennessee 12/30/07.
RB-Joseph Addai's 22-yard TD pass to Wayne was the first TD pass thrown by someone other than a Colts' QB since TE-Ken Dilger's 39-yard TD to Marvin Harrison 12/23/01. Addai became the third non-QB to throw a TD pass in the Indianapolis era (RB-Curtis Dickey, 1984; TE-Ken DIlger, 2001).