Colts 31, Seattle 28
FOURTH QUARTER UPDATE
Starting from their 27 after a fair patch, Richardson ran for four yards. Luck and Wayne hit for 19 to midfield. Richardson ran for five yards. Luck and DHB could not on second down attempt, stopping the clock with 4:30 to go. On third-and-five, Richardson gained 10 yards on a second-effort.
Lynch gained two yards on first down. Freeman hauled down Tate after a six-yard reception. On third-and-two, Freeman spied Wilson and caught him for no gain on a sweep, forcing a punt.
Brown ran for a first down, then gained no yards on a first-down reception. Luck and DHB did not hit on second down. On third-and 10, Seattle was called for interference on Hilton, giving the Colts a first down at the 36. Richardson lost a yard on first down. Luck and Hilton clicked for 13 yards. Richardson ran for two, then Luck and Fleener could not connect. On third-and-eight, Luck and Hilton again hit for a first down with a 12-yard gain. Richardson gained one yard on first down. Luck then scrambled right for five yards. On third-and-four, Luck and Wayne combined for a three-yard completion. Indianapolis contested the spotting of the ball and gained a yard and first down on the review. Luck and Wayne clicked again for 19 yards to the three. Brown tallied for the go-ahead score on the next play. Luck and Wayne hit for the two-point conversion, with Luck rolling right and hitting Wayne back to the left in tight coverage. It was a 14-play, 86-yard drive in 6:40. Colts 31, Seattle 28.
THIRD QUARTER UPDATE
Starting from the 14, Brown ran for six yards to end the quarter.
Wilson and Luke Wilson converted a first down with an 11-yard completion to the 34. Lynch gained nothing on first down, then mad a one-handed reception for five yards to bring up a key third down. Baldwin was left alone on the left sideline and had a 27-yard reception to the Colts' 34. Wilson ran for no gain and Mathis was credited with a sack. Hauschka ended the drive moments later with a 46-yard field goal. Seattle 28, Colts 23.
After a touchback, Richardson rushed for two yards. Luck and Wayne clicked for nine yards. Richardson rushed for four yards on first down. Luck and DHB failed to connect on second down. Fleener had an 11-yard reception to convert a first down. Richardson ran for 10 yards and another first down. Luck scrambled for six yards to the 38. Luck and DHB could not hit on a quick slant route. Wayne had a nine-yard reception to extend the drive. Luck and Hilton hit for a 29-yard touchdown on the left sideline, just beating the coverage of Brandon Browner. Down 25-23, the Colts could not convert a two-point pass from Luck to Wayne with 4:16 left in the quarter. It was a 10-play, 80-yard drive. Seattle 25, Colts 23.
On first-and-15 after too many men in the huddle, Wilson and Tate missed on a fade route, with Greg Toler in tight coverage. Wilson picked up six yards on a scramble to the right. On third-and-nine from the 29, Wilson ran for six yards. Hauschka hit a 41-yard field goal. Seattle 25, Colts 17.
After a touchback, Richardson ran left for 16 yards. Luck and Hughes combined on a six-yard completion. Seattle produced a strip-sack of Luck, with Chris Clemons forcing the fumble and Cliff Avril recovered the fumble at the Colts' 30.
After a touchback, Lynch burst for 18 yards. Wilson, off play-action, hit Baldwin for 27 yards to the Colts' 35. Mathis batted Wilson's pass down on first down. Indianapolis bottled up Lynch on second down. Wilson rushed for 14 yards after exhausting progressions. Lynch gained two yards on first down. Wilson and Baldwin missed connections deep in the corner of the end zone. Wilson and Rice were nowhere near close on third down. Hauschka hit from 36 yards to conclude a 62-yard scoring drive. Seattle 22, Colts 17.
SECOND QUARTER UPDATE
Wilson and Tate hit a quick screen to 27 yards to the Seattle 47. Wilson kept right on a read-option for 11 yards. Seattle was hit for an illegal man downfield that negated a long completion. Wilson overthrew Tate near the Colts goal-line with 18 seconds left, then he hit Baldwin to the Colts' 41 with 15 seconds left. Wilson was incomplete on third down. With 10 seconds left, Wilson was sacked by Robert Mathis and Erik Walden returned the strip-sack into Seattle territory before fumbling and the half ending. It was the 100th career sack for Mathis, making him the 30th NFL player to reach 100 career sacks.
Richardson lost three yards on a first-down sweep to the left. Luck was sacked for nine yards on second down. On third-and-22 from the seven, Seattle was called for pass interference on Hilton, moving the ball to the Colts' 46. DHB gained seven yards on a first-down reverse (with a block from Luck). Luck hit Fleener for a first down to the Seattle 43. Richardson gained one yard to the right on first down. Luck and Wayne could not connect on second down. Luck scrambled left and hit Hilton for a first down to the Seattle 29. Richardson was held for no gain on first down. The Colts were flagged for holding to negate a long rush by Luck on second down. Brown gained 16 yards on a second-down draw play. Luck and DHB did not connect on third down. Adam Vinatieri hit a 41-yard field goal with 58 seconds left in the half. Seattle 19, Colts 17.
Wilson was incomplete on first down. Lynch rushed for 10 yards and a first down on the second scrimmage play. Turbin rushed for two yards to the 30 on first down. Wilson and Baldwin hit for 11 yards and a first down. After an offensive interference, Turbin gained eight on first-and-20. Wilson and Wilson hit a completion for 17 yards and a first down. Turbin gained one yard on first down. Wilson scrambled up the middle for six yards. On third-and-three from the 37, Wilson was incomplete. Wilson rushed for a first down. Lynch hit for four yards to the 28, then Wilson hit Kearse for the TD, in tight coverage from Vontae Davis. Seattle 19, Colts 14.
Wilson and Sidney Rice combined for a first-down pass to the Colts 36. Lynch rushed right for five yards to the 32. Lynch gained two yards and on third-and-three, Wilson, under pressure from Walden, was incomplete. It was a scramble left with three receivers Indianapolis had covered. Hauschka's 48-yard field goal was blocked by Lawrence Guy and Delano Howell caught the ball in the air and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown. It was only the fourth blocked FG returned for a TD in club history, the first since 2004 and the third-longest done by the franchise. This was the first time since the Houston home game last year the Colts had two 50-yard TDs in the same game. Colts 14, Seattle 12.
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FIRST QUARTER UPDATE
Wilson was incomplete long on a drive starting from his 35 after a Colts unsportsmanlike call for taunting. Wilson avoided a heavy rush and ran for 18 yards to the Colts' 47. Lynch gained short yards to end the quarter.
Seattle was offsides on first down. Luck and Wayne hit for four yards on first down. Luck and Hughes misfired on second down. Richardson picked his way for a first down to the 27. Luck and Hilton combined on a 73-yard scoring play, with Hilton gaining the final 32 yards after the catch. These are the first first-quarter points allowed by Seattle all season. Seattle 12, Colts 7.
Tate returned the free kick to the Seattle 43. Wilson kept for two yards on a read-option to the left. Freeman was stopped for a two-yard loss on second down on a read-option. Wilson and Doug Baldwin hit for nine yards on third down. Jon Ryan punted 32 yards to the Colts' 16. Seattle 12, Colts 0.
Luck and Donald Brown gained three yards on a first-down pass. Brown gained four yards on second down. Luck and Wayne were incomplete on third down. Seattle's Jermaine Kearse blocked McAfee's punt and Jeron Johnson was unable to recover the ball in time as the Seahawks scored a safety with 4:53 left in the quarter.
Lynch gained 19 yards to the Colts' 45 on first down. Wilson gained three yards on first down. Lynch got seven yards and a first down on the next play. Robert Turbin gained three yards, then Wilson and Tate clicked for 12 yards to the 20. Wilson eluded Mathis on the pass rush and ran 11 yards to the nine. Erik Walden held the right edge on first down and Lynch was caught for a yard loss when Antoine Bethea ran him out of bounds. Wilson then found Tate for the scoring toss on second down. Seattle was not forced into third down on the drive, and the Colts allowed their first TD in eight quarters. Seattle 10, Colts 0.
From nine yards deep, Reed returned the ball to the Colts' 17. Richardson gained two yards on first down, off the left side. Luck and Darrius Heyward-Bey (DHB) did not connect on second down. Being blitzed, Luck and Hilton missed to the left for a second three-and-out. McAfee punted 59 yards, and Golden Tate returned it 14 yards to the Seattle 36.
Marshawn Lynch went 24 yards off left tackle on first down. Russell Wilson was incomplete on first down from the Colts' 28. Lynch was swarmed for a five-yard loss running right. Jerrell Freeman and Robert Mathis led the charge. Lynch carried to the Colts' 24 to bring up fourth down. Steve Hauschka hit from 42 yards for the first score. Seattle 3, Colts 0.
Starting from their 18 after a 26-yard KOR by David Reed, Andrew Luck missed to Trent Richardson, who was lined up wide right. Richardson gained nothing on second down. Under pressure, Luck missed Wayne in the middle of the field. Pat McAfee punted to the Seattle 48.
Seattle won the coin toss and deferred. Indianapolis will receive.
COLTS PRE-GAME REPORT
The roof and window are closed in Lucas Oil Stadium today.
COLTS GAME-DAY DEACTIVATIONS:
DT-Ricky Jean Francois
EXPECTED LINEUP CHANGES FOR COLTS:
Dominique Jones at FB for Stanley Havili
Delano Howell at FS for LaRon Landry
Fili Moala at DT for Ricky Jean Francois
Colts-Seahawks Meet in Anticipated Contest
INDIANAPOLIS – On the strength of two straight road victories after a difficult defeat at home three weeks ago, the Colts, 3-1, host Seattle Sunday, 4-0, in one of the NFL's top games of the weekend.
The Colts split home games with Oakland and Miami to open the season and after a 24-20 setback to the Dolphins, Indianapolis was sent almost to the lengths of the nation geographically to get back on course.
With a 27-7 victory at San Francisco and a 37-3 triumph at Jacksonville, the Colts are back to defend their turf against the surging Seattle Seahawks, one of five remaining unbeaten teams in the league.
As the season's second quarter opens, the Colts and Seahawks find themselves perched atop their respective divisions.
The Colts and Tennessee are tied in the AFC South race, one game ahead of Houston. Seattle, after a 23-20 overtime victory last Sunday at Houston, is two games clear of San Francisco and Arizona in the NFC West.
Where the Colts and Seahawks have helped each other in their respective divisional races, Sunday is a time for each team to further its cause.
The Colts will try to do so after two outstanding defensive performances. Facing San Francisco a week after Seattle inflicted a 29-3 loss on the 49ers, the Colts held San Francisco scoreless over the final 49 minutes in earning a 20-point win.
Indianapolis out-scored San Francisco in the second half, 17-0, and held the ball for 19:01 while snapping 28 plays. The Colts ran for 179 yards, including 114 in the final half (73 in the fourth quarter), while limiting San Francisco to 13 yards on seven second-half rushes and to two-of-seven third-down conversions. The Colts defense had five three-and-outs.
This past Sunday was more of the same from the Colts' defense. Indianapolis yielded a first-quarter field goal, but nothing else. The Colts posted five straight defensive three-and-outs in the second and third quarters, holding Jacksonville to 18 net yards.
Prior to those stops, Darius Butler intercepted a Blaine Gabbert pass and returned it for a touchdown. On the two possessions after the three-and-outs, Indianapolis stopped Jacksonville inside the five and pirated a third pass on the day.
Indianapolis has not allowed a touchdown in seven quarters. In those quarters, the Colts have surrendered 62 yards on 31 rushes. Holding Jacksonville without a rushing first down last week was a first for the Colts since 2009. It marked only the sixth such performance in the franchise's 61 seasons and but the third time it has been accomplished since 1984.
Offensively, the Colts have opened a season with four consecutive 100-yard rushing games for the first time since 1988. The record for the most games in the club's Indianapolis era for starting a season with consecutive 100-yard games is five accomplished in 1984 and 1988.
Indianapolis has burst for 127, 133, 184 and 154 yards in those games, owning healthy averages (4.9, 5.1, 4.6 and 5.3) along the way.
The Colts reach Sunday with the NFL's 10th-rated offense based on yards, fourth rushing and 23rd passing. The Colts are the AFC's second-rated rushing team, and the last time Indianapolis ranked so high as a rushing unit was 1994 (fourth in NFL, third in AFC).
The Colts will be facing one of the league's top defenses in Seattle. The Seahawks held Carolina and San Francisco to single-digit point totals and after beating Jacksonville in week three by 28 points, they rallied for a big win at Houston.
Seattle wiped out a 20-3 halftime deficit with two fourth-quarter touchdowns, one on a 98-yard drive and the second when cornerback Richard Sherman returned an interception 58 yards for a score with 2:40 left in regulation.
The Seahawks' defense (ranked fifth overall in the NFL) held to force overtime, then forced two more punts in overtime before Steven Hauschka booted a 45-yard field goal almost 12 minutes into the extra session to keep Seattle's record spotless.
Momentum is present for both teams, and Chuck Pagano has been able to have his team focus only on the impending challenge it faces.
"Overall, it was a great team win again," said Pagano after the victory over Jacksonville. "For them to play as consistent in back-to-back weeks was good, and we are getting better and better. I am really proud of this football team. We are going to know who were are and stick to that identity.
"Our veteran leaders – Reggie Wayne, Robert Mathis, Cory Redding, Adam Vinateri and on and on – will not allow anybody in that facility or locker room to let off the gas as this point. We have too many good things going on right now.
"Everybody is good in the National Football League. If you don't prepare or execute, anything can happen, so we are not going to leave anything to chance. We are going to turn over every stone to be able to play well and get better week in and week out."
The Colts and Seahawks have met on 10 prior occasions, twice battling after divisions were realigned prior to 2002.
Before then, the Colts were in the AFC East and the Seahawks were in the AFC West. Seattle moved to the NFC in realignment just as the Colts did to the AFC with the 1970 merger.
The series is split with these teams in their current divisions. Seattle took a 28-13 win at home on December 24, 2005 on the way to Super Bowl XL. Indianapolis, like Seattle, finished as the conference's top seed, but the Colts could not advance for a rematch. Indianapolis took a 34-17 home win on October 4, 2009, Seattle's only visit to Lucas Oil Stadium.
The teams have found their current homes to their liking.
Indianapolis has won the division seven times and has owned or shared the lead in 126 of the 191 weeks of the AFC South's existence. The Colts did so in 123 of the first 153 weeks from 2002-10. After not owning the top spot or a share of it in 2011-12, Indianapolis has been there three of the first four weeks this season. Seattle has won the NFC West five times.
DIVISIONAL WINNERS SINCE 2002 REALIGNMENT
Seahawks-Colts Pre-Game Notes
From 1984-present, the Colts have earned a 245-222 (.525) record, with 17 winning seasons, 15 playoff appearances and 12 10-win seasons.
The Colts opened the season with 19 new players on roster, with 10 of those players arriving through veteran free agency. The total of new players now on the active roster totals 22.
The Colts were 9-1 in games decided by seven points or less last year, the most number of such games by a team in 2012. Indianapolis has won nine of its last 10 games decided by seven points or less, 1-1 in 2013.
The Colts did not lose consecutive games all last season, marking the ninth such season in franchise history (1964, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1999, 2003, 2012).
The Colts are 6-0 under Chuck Pagano in games following losses, with a 137-93 scoring margin in those wins.
The Colts are 44-3 since 1998 in games without a turnover. Since 2000, the team is 41-2 in such outings.
The Colts have only two turnovers in 2013, second in the NFL, and the club's plus-six ratio (8:2) ranks third in the AFC, fourth in the NFL.
The Colts have been penalized 14 times in 2013, the NFL's second-fewest infractions.
The Colts' 14 punts in 2013 tie New Orleans for the fewest in the NFL.
The Colts have been holding opponents to a drive start position at the 19.3-yard line, the AFC's best mark and fifth in the NFL.
The Colts have only 18 negative-yardage plays, second in the AFC, fourth in the NFL.
The Colts have 12 10-play drives, first in the NFL and eight five-minute drives, tied for first in the NFL.
The Colts have allowed only seven points in the fourth quarter of games this year, tied for second in the NFL.
Indianapolis has topped 100 rushing yards in the first four games, with the best numbers since 1984 being five games (1984, 1988) and three (1989).
Since 2012, the Colts are 8-0 in games with 30-plus rushes. The Colts are one of three teams during that span with an undefeated record (8-0, Colts; 8-0, Denver; 6-0, Cincinnati).
The Colts are 24-1 since 1984 in games with three or more rushing touchdowns, including a streak of 23 straight wins.
The Colts have a four-game streak with at least 25 rushes per game and a 4.5 average, the first time the team has accomplished it in the Indianapolis era.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS CONSECUTIVE GAMES (25 RUSHES; 4.5 AVERAGE)
9/16/84 ST. LOUIS
Dickey 23-121; McMillan 11-40; Pagel 2-21
Dickey 15-77; McMillan 13-67; Schlichter 1-7
McMillan 16-114; Dickey 14-72
Ballard 13-63; Luck 6-38; Bradshaw 7-26
Bradshaw 15-65; Luck 4-38; Brown 7-30
Bradshaw 19-95; Richardson 13-35; Brown 3-25; Luck 4-24
Brown 3-65; Richardson 20-60; Luck 2-26
The Colts are one of nine teams with a 32-minute possession average (32:42) and a plus turnover ratio ( 6), and those teams have combined for a 29-7 record in 2013.
In 2012, Andrew Luck (339-of-627 passing for 4,374 and 23 TDs) had six 300 games, the NFL rookie record and also set league rookie marks in attempts and yards.
Luck (23) was one of a handful of rookie quarterbacks to throw 20 or more touchdown passes (26, Peyton Manning, 1998; 26, Russell Wilson, 2012; 22, Charlie Conerly, 1948; 21, Cam Newton, 2011; 20, Dan Marino, 1983; 20, Andy Dalton, 2011, 20, Robert Griffin III, 2012).
Luck took every snap in 2012 (1,109) and took the first 1,364 of his career before sitting down at Jacksonville on 9/29/13 with a 34-3 lead. His 1,364 consecutive snaps rank among the best accomplished by Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks (1,631, Peyton Manning; 1,590, Manning (a career-opening total); 1,459, Manning; 1,400, Manning; 1,205, Manning; 1,088 Manning).
Last year, Luck produced seven wins in fourth-quarter or overtime fashion, tying the NFL seasonal record done six other times, including in 1999 and 2009 by Manning. His seven in a single season tied for the most by a veteran or rookie QB since at least 1970. With his sixth comeback win, he snapped the record he shared with Ben Roethlisberger (2004) and Vince Young (2006). The comeback performances came against Minnesota, Green Bay, at Tennessee, Miami, at Detroit, vs. Tennessee and at Kansas City.
The NFL post-merger record for rookie starting wins is 13 by Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco had 11 in 2008. Luck and Russell Wilson had 11 in 2012, while Kyle Orton had 10 in 2005.
Luck had his eighth fourth-quarter comeback win vs. Oakland, the most ever accomplished by an NFL QB in the first 17 games of a career.
Luck had a career-best streak of 164 straight passes without an interception end vs. Miami 9/15/13.
Luck's 19t run vs. Oakland tied the 7th-longest ever done by a Colts QB (43t, George Taliaferro vs. Rams 11/22/53; 33t, Peyton Manning at Buffalo, 11/4/01; 32t, Bert Jones at NYJ 10/20/74; 29t, Chris Chandler vs. NYJ 11/6/88; 21t, George Shaw vs. SF 11/27/55; 20t, Marty Domres vs. NYJ 11/16/75; 19t, Jones at Buffalo 11/9/75).
Under Luck, the Colts have opened games three times with two TD drives – 10/21/12 vs. Cleveland; 11/18/12 at New England; 9/8/13 vs. Oakland.
With a TD pass vs. Miami 9/15/13, Luck had nine straight games with a scoring pass, but the streak ended at San Francisco.
Reggie Wayne has scored at least one TD in six of the last seven season openers.
Reggie Wayne has receptions in 116 straight games. He leads active NFL receivers with 186 career games played. Wayne (145) is one of six Colts ever to start more than 100 consecutive games (208, Peyton Manning; 115, C-Ken Mendenhall; 104, DE-Fred Cook; 102, DB-Jason Belser; 101, OT-Tarik Glenn).
Wayne (990, 13,363) is 9th in NFL career receptions. The player ahead of Wayne is Hines Ward (1,000, 8th). He is 12th in NFL reception yards. Next on the yardage list is Torry Holt (13,382, 11th).
Against Green Bay on 10/7/12, Wayne (13-212, 1 TD) produced his highest yardage day (200 vs. Dallas 12/5/10) and became the first Colts receiver with two career 200 regular-season games. His yardage ranked only behind Raymond Berry (224 at Washington 11/10/57) and it was the fifth 200 game in club regular-season history (224, Berry; 212, Wayne; 210, Roger Carr at NY Jets 10/24/76; 203, Reggie Langhorne at Washington 11/7/93; 200, Wayne). Wayne became only the seventh player since 1990 to have a 200 game in a 10th career season or later (James Lofton, Irving Fryar, Jerry Rice, Shannon Sharpe, Rod Smith, Terrell Owens (2), Wayne (2)).
He earned the AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time in his career.
The Colts are 30-12 when Wayne tops 100 reception yards, 22-12 when he has at least eight receptions, 58-13 when he scores a touchdown, 25-9 when holds 15.0 reception average.
Wayne (80) ranks third in Colts history in career touchdowns (128, Marvin Harrison; 113, Lenny Moore). His 80 touchdown receptions are second-most to Harrison (128).
Wayne has become the 11th NFL player with 13,000 career reception yards and 80 career TD receptions:
PLAYERS WITH 13,000 CAREER YARDS /80 TD RECEPTIONS
Players with 13,000 yards and not 80 TDs: James Lofton* (14,004), Henry Ellard (13,777), Torry Holt (13,382)
Players with 80 TDs and not 13,000 yards: Don Hutson (99), Don Maynard (88), Lance Alworth(85), Hines Ward (85), Paul Warfield (85), Andre Rison (84), Tommy McDonald* (84), Irving Fryar (84), Mark Clayton (84), Antonio Gates (83), Art Powell (81).
*Pro Football Hall of Famer
Wayne has 13,363 career scrimmage yards, second in Colts history (14,608, Marvin Harrison; 12,065, Edgerrin James).
Wayne has three or more receptions in a league-record 68 straight games, snapping the previous best of Cris Carter (58, 1993-97). Wayne has receptions in 187 of 193 career games. He has multiple receptions in 182 outings and three or more receptions in 163 contests.
Wayne had an 84.7 yardage average in 2012. His career-best was 94.4 in 2007. The only two times in franchise history when a player held a 100.0-yard average were 1999 (Marvin Harrison, 103.9) and 2002 (Harrison, 107.6).
Wayne (1,355) produced his eighth 1,000-yard season in 2012. Reaching that plateau tied him with Marvin Harrison (8, 1999-2006) for the club record. Wayne had seven consecutive from 2004-10, the second-longest consecutive streak in franchise history.
Last year, Wayne produced his sixth 1,200-yardage season (1,510, 2007; 1,355, 2010; 1,355, 2012; 1,310, 2006; 1,264, 2009; 1,210, 2004). It tied him with Harrison for the club record and tied him with Harrison and Torry Holt for third-most in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (11) and Randy Moss (8).
Wayne (13,363) is one of 14 players (two active) to reach the 13,000-yard plateau (22,895, Jerry Rice; 15,934, Terrell Owens; 15,292, Randy Moss; 15,208, Isaac Bruce; 14,934, Tim Brown; 14,580, Marvin Harrison; 14,337, Tony Gonzalez; 14,510, James Lofton; 13,899, Cris Carter; 13,777, Henry Ellard; 13,382, Torry Holt; 13,198, Andre Reed; 13,089, Steve Largent).
Last year, Wayne (106) produced his fourth 100 -catch season. He had 104 in 2007, 100 in 2009 and 111 in 2010. Wayne tied Marvin Harrison (115, 1999; 102, 2000; 109, 2001; 143, 2002) for the club record. Jerry Rice and Brandon Marshall have four 100 -reception seasons, while Wes Welker has a league-record five.
Wayne has led the team in receptions seven times, ranking behind Marvin Harrison (9) and Raymond Berry (8) in club history. Wayne has done it the last six seasons, tying Harrison's (6, 1999-04) club mark for the most consecutive seasons leading the team.
The Green Bay game on 10/7/12 was Wayne's 15th with 10 receptions, one behind Marvin Harrison's club record. At 19, Andre Johnson is the NFL leader, while Wes Welker has 18. Jerry Rice did it 17 times. Harrison (16) and Brandon Marshall (16) are tied for fourth-most. Wayne is sixth. Wayne (2007-08) is tied with Johnson (2008) and Brett Perriman (1995) for the NFL lead with three straight games with 10 catches.
Against Green Bay on 10/7/12, Wayne became the 16th NFL player with 40 career 100 games (76, Jerry Rice; 64, Randy Moss (active); 59, Marvin Harrison, 51, Terrell Owens; 50, Don Maynard; 47, Torry Holt; 47, Michael Irvin; 46, Jimmy Smith; 45, Isaac Bruce; 43, Tim Brown; 43, James Lofton; 42, Cris Carter; 41, Lance Alworth; 40, Steve Largent; 40, Steve Smith (active)). Rice, Maynard, Irvin, Lofton, Alworth and Largent are Hall-of-Famers.
Wayne has more than 100 receptions against each AFC South foe (138, Jacksonville; 124, Houston; 103, Tennessee). Wayne is one of nine players with 100 or more receptions against three or more teams. He joins Tim Brown, Andre Reed and Cris Carter (who did it against four opponents), as well as Art Monk, Jerry Rice, Rod Smith, Hines Ward and Andre Johnson.
Antoine Bethea had 11 tackles vs. Oakland, eight vs. Miami, six at San Francisco and five at Jacksonville and has 844 for his career. Bethea is one of six Indianapolis Colts to top 700 career tackles (1,149 Jeff Herrod; 1,052, Duane Bickett; 785, Jason Belser; 754, Gary Brackett, 744, Eugene Daniel).
Bethea ranks first among active NFL safeties with 84 consecutive starts.
Kicker Adam Vinatieri has scored in the last 150 consecutive games.
His 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left against Minnesota on 9/16/12 was the 24th game-winning kick of his career.
Vinatieri has 509 career field goal attempts, 10th in NFL history (Jason Elam is ninth at 540). Vinatieri (742) is in fourth-place in Colts career scoring (995, Mike Vanderjagt; 783, Dean Biasucci; 778, Marvin Harrison).
Vinatieri has 1,158 points with New England and with 742 with the Colts, he is one of only three players with 700-plus points with two different teams (Morten Andersen – 1,318 with New Orleans and 806 with Atlanta; John Carney – 1,076 with San Diego and 768 with New Orleans).
Vinatieri (1,900) is 9th in NFL career scoring (2,544, Morten Andersen; 2,434, Gary Anderson; 2,150, Jason Hanson; 2,062, John Carney; 2,004, Matt Stover; 2,002, George Blanda; 1,983, Jason Elam; 1,970, John Kasay).
Vinatieri has eight field goals from the 50 -range, third-most in club history (18, Dean Biasucci; 14, Mike Vanderjagt).
Vinatieri has 15 career 100-plus point seasons. He has five with the Colts, second to Mike Vanderjagt (8). Vinatieri has passed Morten Andersen (14) and Gary Anderson (14) for the second-most 100-point seasons. The NFL leader is Jason Elam (16).
Last year, linebacker Jerrell Freeman topped the club in tackles in each of the first seven games before the streak ended. Freeman topped the team in tackles in 13 games. Freeman (203) became the second Colts player in the Indianapolis era to have a 200-tackle season, and his total is the all-time best (200, Jeff Herrod, 1994; 192, Cliff Odom, 1985).
Freeman had his first career multiple-sack game with 2.0 vs. Miami, the fourth undrafted free agent in the Indianapolis era to have a multiple-sack outing (2.0, Scott Virkus vs. Detroit 9/22/85; Tony Siragusa at Seattle 9/4/94; Eric Foster at Jacksonville 12/17/09).
Freeman had a strip-sack vs. Miami and at San Francisco. With sacks in consecutive games, he became the first Colts LB other than Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis to do so since Rob Morris in 2004.
Last year, T.Y. Hilton had five 100-yard games in 2012 to set the club rookie record. With 50-861, 7 TDs, Hilton was the 9th Colts rookie with 50 receptions (65, Bill Brooks, 1986; 64, Marvin Harrison, 1996; 62, Edgerrin James, 1999; 60, Austin Collie, 2009; 52, Andre Rison, 1989; 52, Marshall Faulk, 1994; 50, Randy McMillan, 1981; 50, Jerome Pathon, 1998). His yardage total ranked 2nd for Colts rookies (1,131, Brooks; 836, Harrison), and his touchdowns tied for third-most (8, Brooks and Harrison; 7, John Mackey and Collie).
He was 6-124 vs. Miami 9/15/13 for sixth career 100-plus game, and it marked a career-high yardage total.
Hilton was the 13th receiver taken in the 2012 draft. There were four selected in the first round, five in the second and three in the third before he was taken with the 92nd choice.
Against Buffalo on 11/25/12, Hilton scored on a 75-yard punt return and an eight-yard reception to become the first Colts player to record such scores in the same game in franchise history.
Cornerback Darius Butler (two interceptions/one fumble recovered) had three takeaways at Jacksonville on 11/8/12, one shy of the Indianapolis era club record for the most by a player in a game (4, Eugene Daniel, 3 interceptions/1 fumble recovered vs. Green Bay 10/27/85; 3, Leonard Coleman, 3 ints. vs. New Orleans 10/12/86; 3, Mike Prior, 3 ints. vs. Phoenix 12/20/92).
Butler had a 41t interception return at Jacksonville 9/29/13 to move among the club leaders in career scoring interception returns (5, Jerry Logan; 4, Bobby Boyd; 3, Milt Davis; 3, Andy Nelson; 3, Ray Buchanan; 3, Eugene Daniel, 3, Jason Belser; 3, Kelvin Hayden).
Last year, Tight end Dwayne Allen (45) set the club rookie tight end record for receptions. He led all NFL rookie tight ends in receptions.
Linebacker Robert Mathis (99.0) had an eight-game sack streak end at New England on 11/18/12. It tied his personal-best. In 2005, he set an NFL record with sacks in eight consecutive games to start a season. He has opened 2013 with sacks in the first four games.
Mathis has 23 career multiple-sack games, including three three-plus sack games. Mathis has four of the 17 double-digit sack seasons in club history.
Mathis had a three-game streak with multiple sacks 9/15/13 vs. Miami (2.0), 9/22/13 at San Francisco (1.5) and 9/29/13 at Jacksonville (3.0).
Mathis can become 30th NFL player with 100 career sacks. Mathis has sacked 50 different quarterbacks. He has 71.5 against AFC teams and 27.5 against NFC teams.
Mathis has sacks in 77-of-151 career games and in 48-of-87 career starts. Mathis has sacks against all 31 teams.
In 2012, Pat McAfee (73-47.9, 40.3 net) set the club seasonal marks for gross and net average. McAfee has set the gross mark in each of the last two seasons (46.6, 2011). In setting the mark last year, he snapped the previous seasonal record of Rohn Stark (45.9, 1985). McAfee's net average bested Stark's previous record, and his 2011 had ranked second (39.3, Stark, 1992; 39.2, McAfee, 2011). McAfee had 26 punts inside the 20, tying Hunter Smith's seasonal record (26, 2002).
There are 14 players in franchise history, nine in the Indianapolis era, to participate in at least 100 regular-season victories: 141 games, QB-Peyton Manning; 132, QB-John Unitas; 132, C-Jeff Saturday; 130, WR-Reggie Wayne; 127, TE-Justin Snow; 118, WR-Marvin Harrison; 114, P-Hunter Smith; 112, LB-Dwight Freeney; 109, P-David Lee; 108, Robert Mathis; 108, OT-Ryan Diem; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, DE-Ordell Braase; 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski.