MATHIS HONORED

Indianapolis defensive end Robert Mathis has been named the AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Week for his outing last Thursday against Houston. Among his totals, Mathis had two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recover in the club’s 19-16 victory.

INDIANAPOLIS – Defensive end Robert Mathis has been a destructive presence for Indianapolis from the outset of his career in 2003.

Mathis has been decorated through the years with honors as he has amassed 82.5 career sacks, the second-leading total in franchise history.

Today brought his latest honor when Mathis was named the AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Week for his outing last Thursday in a 19-16 victory over Houston.  Mathis had three tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in the divisional win.  Indianapolis yielded a touchdown one minute into the game, then kept the Texans out of the end zone the rest of the way.  A final defensive stop forced a field goal that put Houston up, 16-12.  It gave Indianapolis one more possession with 1:50 left, and the club drove 78 yards for the victory.  The Colts limited Houston to one-of-10 third-down conversions.

Mathis produced his 19th career multiple-sack game last week.  He leads the team with 8.5 sacks, one ahead of defensive end Dwight Freeney, the franchise's leader in sacks (101.5). 

Mathis has produced four career double-digit sack seasons (2004-05, 08, 10).  This is his third such weekly honor.  Mathis earned the citation for an October 23, 2005 outing against Houston and a November 30, 2008 game at Cleveland.  Twice Mathis has been selected AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month, with those honors coming in 2009 (November) and 2010 (September).

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