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Posted Dec 22, 2013

Colts-Chiefs Game Report

THIRD QUARTER UPDATE

 

Brown ran for three yards to end the quarter.

 

Starting from the 38, Bowe had a 16-yard reception to start the drive.  Bowe then had an eight-yard reception.  After an incompletion, on third-and-two, Smith was sacked by Redding.  Colquitt punted to the Colts’ 13.

 

Hilton caught a screen pass for three yards to start the drive.  From the gun, Richardson gained no yards on a draw play.  KC was called for defensive holding on a Luck-to-Rogers attempt, with the Colts moving to their 37.  Richardson ran for one yard on first down.  From the gun, Richardson ran for six yards.  Luck missed to Hilton on third down, but Donta Robinson defensed the pass.  Dontari Poe was called for taunting after the play, giving the Colts a first down at the KC 41.  Under center, Luck ran for four yards when receivers were covered.  Richardson swept left for four yards to bring up a third-and-two.  From the gun, Luck hit Hilton on an out route for the first down at the KC 27.  On second-and-seven, Luck hit Jack Doyle near the first down, then Luck sneaked for the first down at the KC 17.  Brown swept left for five yards.  Luck on play-action was incomplete on second down.  On third-and-five, Luck under center missed a screen pass to Richardson.  Vinatieri hit a 30-yard FG to end the drive.  Colts 23, KC 7.

 

Starting from their 16, Charles hit for five yards up the middle.  Smith from the gun was sacked by Fili Moala and Ricardo Mathews.  On third-and-13, Smith hit Charles for short yardage, with Bethea halting the completion short of a first down.  Colquitt punted 60 yards and after a nine-yard Whalen return, the Colts took over at their 29.

 

Brown ran for no gain on first down, and KC was hit for holding on a second-down pass.  With a first down at his 49, Luck from the gun handed to Brown, who went 51 yards for the score.  Colts 20, Chiefs 7.

 

Knile Davis returned the third-quarter KO 48 yards to midfield.  Smith and Bowe could not hit on a sideline route off a back-shoulder throw.  Charles dropped the pitch from Smith on second down and lost six yards to bring up a third-and-long.  From the gun, Mathis batted Smith’s arm and Jerrell Freeman intercepted the pass, giving the Colts possession at their 44.

 

SECOND QUARTER UPDATE

 

Starting from their 19 after a short KO return, Smith hit McCluster for 11 yards and a first down.  Smith hit Charles for nine yards, with KC taking its first timeout.  Smith ran out of bounds for a first down at the KC 47.  Avery caught a crossing route pass to the Colts’ 42.  The Chiefs were flagged for offensive pass interference, putting the ball at KC 48.  Vontae Davis defensed the Smith pass on first down.  Smith and Charles combined for three yards on a screen pass.  On third-and-17, Smith hit Charles for 16 yards.  KC called time out with 20 seconds left with a fourth-and-one from the 34.  Charles picked up the first down and KC spiked the ball with six seconds left to set up a field goal attempt.  Ryan Succop was wide left from 47 yards.  Indianapolis kneeled out the first half.

 

Brown gained one yard on first down, then Luck kept and gained three yards when receivers were covered.  On third-and-six, Luck from the gun found Hilton for 31 yards to the KC 49.  Richardson had a two-yard reception on first down, then Luck and LaVon Brazill just missed a long completion down the right sideline.  From the gun, Luck and Whalen combined on a seven-yard completion to bring up a fourth-and-one from the KC 40.  From a jumbo package, Luck handed to Richardson for six yards.  Havili had a reception for one yard on first down.  On second-and-10, Richardson ran for four yards.  From the gun, Luck hit Rogers on a WR screen, but the completion did not pick up the first down.  Vinatieri hit a 45-yard field goal with 1:54 left to end the drive.  Colts 13, Kansas City 7.

 

After a KO return to the 25, Smith targeted Bowe, but Jerrell Freeman broke up the pass.  Charles ran for four yards.  On third-and-six from the gun, Smith hit Bowe for short yardage, with Bethea making the stop.  Colts defense has three three-and-outs.  Colquitt punted 59 yards to the Colts’ 9, and Whalen returned the kick to the 16.

 

From the gun, Luck threw the ball away to avoid the pass rush.  Luck from the gun hit Brown on a short pass, and Brown took it the distance for the score.  Colts 10, Kansas City 7.

 

From the 20, Charles ran off left tackle for four yards.  Charles ran for three yards to bring up a third-and-three.  Smith under center hit Charles on a swing pass, and Charles got four yards to the 31.  Smith was incomplete to Anthony Fasano on first down.  From the gun, Knile Davis fumbled on a short rush (forced by Mathis), and Cory Redding recovered for the Colts at the KC 33.

 

Luck hit Richardson out of the backfield for the first down on a gain to the Colts’ 37.  Luck hit Rogers for another first down to midfield.  From the gun, Luck hit Whalen for 21 yards to the KC 29. Luck was sacked for a nine-yard loss after not being able to scramble out of trouble.  Under center, Luck was incomplete deep looking for Hilton.  From the gun, Luck hit Rogers on an in-route for 10 yards.  Vinatieri hit a 46-yard FG to end the drive.  Kansas City 7, Colts 3.

 

FIRST QUARTER UPDATE

 

Luck, under center, gave to Brown, who ran up the middle for two yards.  The Colts were hit for holding after a Luck-to-Whalen completion had gotten a first down.  On second-and-18, Luck hit Whalen, who broke a tackle and got 16 yards to the 28 to end the quarter.

 

KC was flagged for false start to open drive, but Charles then rushed for six yards.  Smith targeted Bowe near the first-down marker, but the duo missed.  On third-and-nine, Smith from the gun overthrew McCluster.  Indianapolis has produced two straight three-and-outs.  Colquitt punted 59 yards to the Colts’ 16 and Whalen returned the kick to the 20.

 

Luck hit Fleener for two yards to start the drive, then found T.Y. Hilton for six yards.  On third down, Luck hit Griff Whalen for eight yards and a first down.  Going up tempo, Trent Richardson ran for one yard.  From the gun, Luck looked deep but missed Da’Rick Rogers long down the left sideline.  On third-and-nine, Luck from the gun hit Rogers for a first down to the KC 41, 17-yard gain.  Luck and Hilton clicked on first down on a six-yard completion.  Staying up tempo, Richardson found no room and lost two yards.  On third-and-six, Luck from the gun hit Richardson for four yards, and KC was penalized for a horse collar tackle.  From the KC 17, Luck from the gun missed Whalen in the end zone.  Richardson gained one yards on a delayed draw.  On third-and-nine, Luck was nearly picked off by Brandon Flowers.  Adam Vinateri missed wide left on a 34-yard field goal.

 

Charles ran for three yards to start the drive.  Bjoern Werner sacked Smith for four yards on second down.  On third-and-11, Smith hit Donnie Avery on a crossing route, and Antoine Bethea and Robert Mathis made the stop after six yards.  Dustin Colquitt punted 61 yards to Griff Whalen, who returned the kick 12 yards to the Colts’ 25.

 

After a touchback, Luck from the shotgun handed to Brown for two yards.  Luck from the gun double-pumped before firing incomplete to Coby Fleener on second down.  On third down from the gun, Luck hit Fleener for six yards, with Fleener losing the ball out of bounds.  McAfee punted 51 yards to the KC 21, where McCluster bobbled the ball before falling on it.

 

Alex Smith hit Dwayne Bowe for nine yards to midfield on first down, then the Colts were flagged for pass interference at their 44.  On first down, Smith ran a read-option for seven yards to the Colts’ 37.  Jamaal Charles converted the first down with a sweep left for six yards to the 31.  Charles then converted the drive into points with a 31-yard run off right tackle.  Kansas City 7, Colts 0.

 

After a game-opening touchback, Andrew Luck from the gun hit Donald Brown on a screen pass for a loss of two yards.  Brown hit a draw play for 11 yards to the 29 to set up a third-and-one.  Stanley Havili was stopped short of the first down.  Pat McAfee punted near the KC 25, but Dexter McCluster returned the kick to his 41.

 

Indianapolis won the coin toss and elected to receive.

 

COLTS GAME-DAY DEACTIVATIONS:

 

S-Sergio Brown

LB-Daniel Adongo

OG-Hugh Thornton

OG-Jeff Linkenbach

OG-Joe Reitz

DT-Montori Hughes

DT-Ricky Jean Francois

 

EXPECTED LINEUP CHANGES FOR COLTS:

 

Xavier Nixon at LG for Hugh Thornton

Mike McGlynn at RG for Jeff Linkenbach

Fili Moala at DT for Ricky Jean Francois

COLTS PRE-GAME NOTES:

 

From 1984-present, the Colts have earned a 251-226 (.526) record, with 18 winning seasons, 16 playoff appearances and 12 10-win seasons.  The Colts have won 10 division titles in 30 seasons in Indianapolis.

 

1999-2013 NFL’S BEST RECORDS

 


Team(Playoff berths)       W-L-T

New England(10)                169-69

COLTS(13)*                    160-78

Pittsburgh(8)                    147-90-1

Green Bay(9)                   146-91-1

Baltimore(9)                       142-96

Philadelphia(9)                 138-99-1

Denver(7)*                       135-103

Tennessee(6)                    130-108

NY Giants(7)                     128-110

Seattle(9)*                        128-110

New Orleans(5)                 127-111

Chicago(4)                        124-114

San Diego(5)                     124-114

Atlanta(6)                      120-117-1

NY Jets(6)                        119-119

Dallas(5)                          119-119

 

Team(Playoff berths)       W-L-T

Minnesota(6)                  117-120-1

Miami(4)                           116-122

Tampa Bay(6)                   115-123

San Francisco(4)            112-125-1

Carolina(3)                       112-126

Jacksonville(3)                  109-129

Kansas City(4)*                 109-129

St. Louis(5)                    106-131-1

Cincinnati(4)                  104-133-1

Washington(4)                  104-134

Buffalo(1)                           98-140

Arizona(2)                          95-143

Oakland(3)                         94-144

Houston(2)                         79-111

Cleveland(1)                       77-161

Detroit(2)                           77-161


*2013 playoff team (playoff berth total current)

 

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 25.

 

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 13 of its last 14 games decided by seven points or less, 5-1 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 10-0 under Chuck Pagano in games following losses, with a 253-170 scoring margin in those wins, an 8.3-point margin per victory.

 

The Colts have played 29 straight games without consecutive losses to rank among the franchise best streaks.  Chuck Pagano has a 30-game streak without consecutive losses to rank among the all-time Colts head coaches, and he has set the franchise record to start a career, surpassing Don McCafferty (28, 1970-71).

 

COLTS MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES

No.

Start Date

End Date

Coach(es)

40

10/05/69

12/19/71

Don Shula-Don McCafferty

34

10/26/75

11/27/77

Ted Marchibroda

32

11/10/63

12/05/65

Don Shula

32

12/04/66

09/21/69

Don Shula

30

11/10/02

10/24/04

Tony Dungy

29

09/06/12

Present

Chuck Pagano

27

09/12/99

11/19/00

Jim Mora

24

11/02/08

12/27/09

Tony Dungy-Jim Caldwell

23

11/08/04

12/18/05

Tony Dungy

21

10/02/94

11/05/95

Ted Marchibroda

 

COLTS COACHES MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES

No.

Coach (*Start of career)

Start Date

End Date

34

Ted Marchibroda

10/26/75

11/27/77

32

Don Shula

11/10/63

12/05/65

32

Don Shula

12/04/66

09/21/69

30

Tony Dungy

11/10/02

10/24/04

30

Chuck Pagano*

09/06/12

Present

28

Don McCafferty*

09/20/70

12/19/71

27

Jim Mora

09/12/99

11/19/00

23

Tony Dungy

11/08/04

12/18/05

21

Ted Marchibroda

10/02/94

11/05/95

 

Chuck Pagano has become the fifth Colts coach to earn playoff berths in the first two seasons with the club (Don McCafferty, 1970-71; Ted Marchibroda, 1974-75; Tony Dungy, 2002-03; Jim Caldwell, 2009-10).

 

With one victory, Pagano will join Don McCafferty (1970-71), Ted Marchibroda (1974-75), Tony Dungy (2002-03) and Jim Caldwell (2009-10) as the only Colts coaches with double-digit victory totals and playoff berths in the first two season with the club.

 

The Colts are 46-4 since 1998 in games without a turnover.  Since 2000, the team is 43-3 in such outings.

 

The Colts have won their last 18 consecutive games when holding the lead entering the fourth quarter.

 

The Colts have only 14 turnovers in 2013, tied for the fewest in the NFL, and the club’s plus-seven ratio (21:14) ranks second in the AFC, 9th in the NFL.

 

With 14 turnovers, the Colts are on pace to record the 9th season in franchise history with 30 or fewer.

 

FEWEST AND MOST COLTS SEASONAL TURNOVERS

Fewest

Year, Record

Most

Year, Record

17

2004, 12-4

48

1953, 3-9

17

2008, 12-4

47

1978, 5-11

18

1975, 10-4

44

1962, 7-7

19

1964, 12-2

44

1986, 3-13

19

2005, 14-2

42

1961, 8-6

19

2006, 12-4

40

1979, 5-11

19

2007, 13-3

39

Three times

 

The Colts have been penalized 61 times in 2013, tied for the third-fewest infractions in the NFL.  The Colts’ 535 penalty yards rank as the second-least in the NFL.

 

The Colts have 30 10-play drives.

 

The Colts have allowed only 59 points in the fourth quarter of games this year, fifth-fewest in the NFL.

 

The Colts are 5-1 this year when having 30-plus minutes of possession time.

 

Indianapolis topped 100 rushing yards in the first five games this year, tying the best starts to seasons achieved in 1984 and 1988.

 

Since 2012, the Colts are 12-0 in games with 30-plus rushes.  The Colts are only undefeated team in 30-plus-rushing games during that span.

 

With nine 100-plus rushing games in 2013, the Colts have the most since 10 in 2006.

 

The Colts are 25-1 since 1984 in games with three or more rushing touchdowns, including a streak of 24 straight wins.

 

The Colts had a four-game streak with at least 25 rushes per game and a 4.5 average to open the season, the first time the team has accomplished it in the Indianapolis era.

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS CONSECUTIVE GAMES (25 RUSHES; 4.5 AVERAGE)

Date/Opponent

Att.

Yds.

Avg.

Key Rushers

9/16/84 ST. LOUIS

38

189

5.0

Dickey 23-121; McMillan 11-40; Pagel 2-21

9/23/84 @Miami

30

152

5.1

Dickey 15-77; McMillan 13-67; Schlichter 1-7

9/30/84 BUFFALO

34

188

5.5

McMillan 16-114; Dickey 14-72

9/08/13 OAKLAND

26

127

4.9

Ballard 13-63; Luck 6-38; Bradshaw 7-26

9/15/13 MIAMI

26

133

5.1

Bradshaw 15-65; Luck 4-38; Brown 7-30

9/22/13 @S.Fran.

40

184

4.6

Bradshaw 19-95; Richardson 13-35; Brown 3-25; Luck 4-24

9/29/13 @Jax.

29

154

5.3

Brown 3-65; Richardson 20-60; Luck 2-26

 

DIVISIONAL WINNERS SINCE 2002 REALIGNMENT

Year

AFC East

AFC North

AFC South

AFC West

NFC East

NFC North

NFC South

NFC West

2002

NY Jets

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Oakland

Philadelphia

Green Bay

Tampa Bay

S. Francisco

2003

New England

Baltimore

Colts

Kansas City

Philadelphia

Green Bay

Carolina

St. Louis

2004

New England

Pittsburgh

Colts

San Diego

Philadelphia

Green Bay

Atlanta

Seattle

2005

New England

Cincinnati

Colts

Denver

NY Giants

Chicago

Tampa Bay

Seattle

2006

New England

Baltimore

Colts

San Diego

Philadelphia

Chicago

New Orleans

Seattle

2007

New England

Pittsburgh

Colts

San Diego

Dallas

Green Bay

Tampa Bay

Seattle

2008

Miami

Pittsburgh

Tennessee

San Diego

NY Giants

Minnesota

Carolina

Arizona

2009

New England

Cincinnati

Colts

San Diego

Dallas

Minnesota

New Orleans

Arizona

2010

New England

Pittsburgh

Colts

Kansas City

Philadelphia

Chicago

Atlanta

Seattle

2011

New England

Baltimore

Houston

Denver

NY Giants

Green Bay

New Orleans

S. Francisco

2012

New England

Baltimore

Houston

Denver

Washington

Green Bay

Atlanta

S. Francisco

2013

 

 

Colts

 

 

 

 

 

 

WON-LOSS RECORDS DURING QUARTERS OF SEASONS (2002-2013)

Year

Games 1-4

Games 5-8

Games 9-12

Games 13-16

2002

3-1

1-3

4-0

2-2

2003

4-0

3-1

2-2

3-1

2004

3-1

2-2

4-0

3-1

2005

4-0

4-0

4-0

2-2

2006

4-0

4-0

2-2

2-2

2007

4-0

3-1

3-1

3-1

2008

2-2

2-2

4-0

4-0

2009

4-0

4-0

4-0

2-2

2010

2-2

3-1

1-3

4-0

2011

0-4

0-4

0-4

2-2

2012

2-2

3-1

3-1

3-1

2013

3-1

3-1

2-2

1-1

 

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).

 

In 2012, 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 9/8/13, the most ever accomplished by an NFL QB in the first 17 games of a career.  He posted his ninth against Seattle 10/6/13, the most through the first 21 games by any QB drafted first overall that began a career since 1970.  He earned a 10th at Houston on 11/3/13.

 

With 10 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in the first two seasons of a career since 1970, Luck is the NFL leader in that category, ahead of Jake Plummer (9), Russell Wilson (8) and Peyton Manning (8).

 

With a record of 20-10 in his first 30 games, Luck reached 15 wins faster than any QB drafted first overall since 1970.  Through 20 games, he had been tied with John Elway (1983) with a 14-6 mark.  The most wins among QBs in their first two career seasons since 1970 are 23 by Russell Wilson, 22 by Ben Roethlisberger, 21 by Dan Marino and 20 by Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan.

 

Luck has 7,673 passing yards and the most accomplished through the first two seasons of a career in history are 7,920 by Cam Newton, 7,874 by Peyton Manning, 7,294 by Dan Marino, 7,067 by Andy Dalton and 7,049 by Drew Bledsoe.

 

MOST STARTING VICTORIES FIRST TWO SEASONS (Since 1970)

Wins

Years

Name

Team

23

2012-13

Russell Wilson

Seattle

22

2004-05

Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh

21

1983-84

Dan Marino

Miami

20

2008-09

Joe Flacco

Baltimore

20

2008-09

Matt Ryan

Atlanta

20

2012-13

Andrew Luck

Colts

 

MOST PASSING YARDS FIRST TWO SEASONS

Yards

Years

Name

Team

7,920

2011-12

Cam Newton

Carolina

7,874

1998-99

Peyton Manning

Colts

7,673

2012-13

Andrew Luck

Colts

7,294

1983-84

Dan Marino

Miami

7,067

2011-12

Andy Dalton

Cincinnati

7,049

1993-94

Drew Bledsoe

New England

 

Should Luck start the club’s playoff game this year, he would place himself among other QBs who have opened playoff games in consecutive seasons to start a career in the Super Bowl era.  Should Baltimore qualify and Joe Flacco start, it would be a sixth straight year he has done so.  Dan Marino and Bernie Kosar rank second with three straight playoff years to open a career.  Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton could join them should the Bengals qualify.  Luck and Seattle’s Russell Wilson could join Shaun King, Ben Roethlisberger and Mark Sanchez with two straight playoff seasons to start a career.  **This is contingent on current players making playoffs, and starting the game. 

 

Luck (23 in 2012; 21 in 2013) has joined Dan Marino (20 in 1983; 48 in 1984), Peyton Manning (26 in 1998 and 1999), Andy Dalton (20 in 2011; 27 in 2012) and Russell Wilson (26 in 2012; 24 in 2013) as the only QBs to pass for at least 20 TDs in each of their first two seasons.

 

MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS IN FIRST TWO CAREER SEASONS

No.

Name, Team

Seasons

68

Dan Marino, Miami

1983-84

52

Peyton Manning, Colts

1998-99

50

Russell Wilson, Seattle

2012-13

47

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati

2011-12

44

Andrew Luck, Colts

2012-13

42

Jeff Garcia, San Francisco

1999-2000

 

With 365 rushing yards, Luck has the second-highest seasonal total amassed by a Colts QB (441, Mike Pagel, 1983).

 

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.

 

Antoine Bethea had 11 tackles vs. Oakland, eight vs. Miami, six at San Francisco, five at Jacksonville, 10 vs. Seattle, eight at San Diego, nine vs. Denver, eight at Houston, five vs. St. Louis, four at Tennessee, eight at Arizona, seven vs. Tennessee, 17 at Cincinnati and eight vs. Houston and has 928 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 94 consecutive starts.

 

Kicker Adam Vinatieri has scored in the last 159 consecutive games in which he has played.  He has scored in 112 straight with the Colts and ranks just behind Mike Vanderjagt (118) for the longest franchise streaks. 

 

His 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left against Minnesota on 9/16/12 was the 24th game-winning kick of his career.

 

Since 1999, Vinatieri has hit 21-of-25 game-tying or go-ahead FGs in the last four minutes of a game, an 84 percent success rate.  He has made his last seven attempts in those situations, hitting from 23, 47, 51, 43, 50, 53 and 37 yards.

 

 

Adam Vinatieri Career Statistics

Years

 

Pts.

PAT

1-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50

FG PCT.

1996-05

NE

1,158

367-374

6-6

103-107

76-92 (.826)

70-99 (.707)

8-17 (.471)

263-321 (.819)

2006-13

Ind

825

288-291

4-4

50-51

59-70 (.843)

54-66 (.818)

12-21 (.571)

179-212 (.844)

Total

 

1,983

655-665

10-10

153-158

135-162 (.833)

124-165(.752)

20-38 (.526)

442-533 (.829)

 

Vinatieri has hit field goals of 50-plus yards in 11 different seasons.

 

Vinatieri’s 29 FGs are the highest seasonal total in his Colts career (2006-13), and he had 31 in 1998 and 2004 with New England.  Only Mike Vanderjagt (37, 2003; 34, 1999), Cary Blanchard (36, 1996; 32, 1997) and Raul Allegre (30, 1983) have hit 30 in a season for the Colts.

 

Vinatieri has 533 career field goal attempts, 10th in NFL history (Jason Elam is ninth at 540). 

Vinatieri (825) is in second-place in Colts career scoring (995, Mike Vanderjagt; 783, Dean Biasucci; 778, Marvin Harrison).

 

Vinatieri has 1,158 points with New England and with 825 with the Colts, and 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), and he and Andersen are the only players with 800-plus points with two teams.

 

Vinatieri (1,983) is tied for 7th 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).

 

Vinatieri has 12 field goals from the 50 -range, third-most in club history (18, Dean Biasucci; 14, Mike Vanderjagt).

 

With 50- and 51-yard field goals at San Diego 10/14/13, Vinatieri joined Biasucci (9/25/88 vs. Miami) and Vanderjagt (11/24/02 at Denver) as Colts kickers with two 50-plus field goals in a game.

 

Vinatieri has 16 career 100-plus point seasons to tie Jason Elam for the most in NFL history.  He has six with the Colts, second to Mike Vanderjagt (8).  In 2012, Vinatieri passed Morten Andersen (14) and Gary Anderson (14) for the second-most 100-point seasons.

 

Vinatieri has hit his last 25 of his last 27 field goals and has hit 37 his last 39 inside of 50 yards.

 

Vinatieri was 5-for-5 FGs vs. Tennessee 12/1/13, his third career game going 5-for-5.  He tied a Colts record achieved seven other times in franchise history.  He joined Mike Vanderjagt (3 times), Lou Mchaels, Raul Allegre, Dean Biasucci and Cary Blanchard as Colts with five FGs in a game.

 

With four from the 40-yard range (47, 48, 45, 36, 49) in the Tennessee game, Vinatieri joined Shaun Suisham (twice), Morten Andersen, Rob Bironas, Nick Folk, Sebastian Janikowski, Joe Nedney, Neil Rackers and Josh Scobee to have that many from that range in one game.

 

Vinatieri has been to five Super Bowls, winning four, one appearance and victory shy of tying the all-time best records.  He has been to Super Bowls under three different QBs (Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning), and he is enjoying a good current run with Andrew Luck.

 

Adam Vinatieri’s Main Quarterbacks 1996-Present

Years

Name

Comp.

Att.

Yards

TD

Rating

1996-2001

D. Bledsoe

1607

2762

19101

113

81.0

2001-05

T. Brady

1576

2545

18029

123

88.5

2006-10

P. Manning

1913

2877

21639

155

96.9

2012-13

A. Luck

630

1123

7673

44

80.3

 

In 2012, 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).

 

In 2013, Freeman has led the team in tackles against San Francisco, Jacksonville, Seattle, Denver, St. Louis, Arizona, Tennessee and Houston and has topped the team in stops in 21-of-30 career games.  He has reached double digits in tackles in 24-of-30 games (13, 2012; 11, 2013).

 

Freeman had his first career multiple-sack game with 2.0 vs. Miami 9/15/13, 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 9/15/13 and at San Francisco 9/22/13.  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.

 

In 2012, 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 set a new career high with 140 yards on five receptions vs. Seattle 10/6/13, including a 73-yard scoring reception. 

 

Hilton had an eighth career 100-yard game with 7-121, 3 TDs at Houston 11/3/13.  He became the 11th Colts player, the seventh WR, with 3 TDs in a game, with scores of 10, 58 and nine yards.

 

Hilton’s ninth 100-yard game was vs. St. Louis 11/10/13 with 7-130. 

 

With nine 100-yard games in his first two seasons, Hilton is on the best pace in franchise history for the most such efforts in that span (9, Hilton; 3, Brooks; 3, Anthony Gonzalez; 3, Rison; 3, Reggie Wayne; 3, Terrence Wilkins).

 

Hilton’s nine 100-yard games rank among NFL leaders since 2012 (18, Calvin Johnson; 13, Brandon Marshall; 12, Andre Johnson; 11, A.J. Green; 11, Demaryius Thomas; 9, Hilton; 9, Victor Cruz; 9, Vincent Jackson).

 

Hilton’s 12 TD receptions have covered eight, nine, 10, 14, 29, 36, 40, 43, 58, 61, 70 and 73 yards (451 total) for an average of 37.6 per TD reception.  His 75-yard TD punt return brings his career average per touchdown (526 yards) to 40.5 yards.

 

With 116 receptions, Hilton is tied with Bill Brooks for the fourth-most receptions by a Colt in his first two career seasons (137, Marvin Harrison; 125, Edgerrin James, 118 Austin Collie), while Hilton’s 1,737 yards rank second to Brooks (1,853).

 

Since 2012, Hilton (5) ranks only behind Adrian Peterson (6) and A.J. Green (6) for most touchdowns 50 yards or longer.

 

Hilton’s 12 TD receptions in his first two years rank among the best achieved in that span in Colts history (15, Collie; 14, Harrison; 12, Hilton).

 

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).  Butler had two interceptions vs. Houston 12/15/13.

 

Linebacker Robert Mathis (108.0) 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 opened 2013 with sacks in the first five games. 

 

Mathis has 26 career multiple-sack games, including three three-plus sack games.  Mathis has five of the 18 double-digit sack seasons in club history.

 

Mathis had a four-game streak with multiple sacks 9/15/13 vs. Miami (2.0), 9/22/13 at San Francisco (1.5), 9/29/13 at Jacksonville (3.0) and 10/6/13 vs. Seattle (2.0).  He had 2.0 sacks vs. Denver 10/20/13 and vs. St. Louis 11/10/13.  Mathis was named AFC Defensive Player-of-the-Month for October with 11 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defensed.  Mathis also won the honor in September 2010.

 

Mathis has become 30th NFL player with 100 career sacks.  Mathis has sacked 53 different quarterbacks, plus one option pass (Pacman Jones) for a total of 54 players.  He has 75.5 against AFC teams and 32.5 against NFC teams.

 

Mathis has sacks in 83-of-161 career games and in 54-of-97 career starts.  Mathis has sacks against all 31 teams.

 

Mathis has sacks in 83 games, the most in Colts history (81, Dwight Freeney; 38, Duane Bickett; 38, Donnell Thompson).

 

Mathis has 26 career multiple-sack games, first in Colts history (25, Freeney; 10, Bickett; 10, Chad Bratzke).

 

Mathis has six multiple-sack games in 2013, the best seasonal Colts total (6, Mathis, 2013; 5, Bratzke, 1999; 5, Freeney, 2004).

 

With 11.5 sacks in the first seven games of 2013, Mathis set a club record for the fastest start to that sack total (Freeney reached 11.5 in 13 games in 2004 and 2009 and in 16 games in 2002; Chad Bratzke reached it in 14 games in 1999; Johnie Cooks reached it in 16 games in 1984; Mathis reached it in 12 games in 2005 and 13 games in 2008). 

 

COLTS TOP SACK SEASONAL LEADERS

Sacks

Name

Year

Games to reach 11.5

16.5

Robert Mathis

2013

7

16.0

Dwight Freeney

2004

13

13.5

Dwight Freeney

2009

13

13.0

Dwight Freeney

2002

16

12.0

Chad Bratzke

1999

14

11.5

Johnie Cooks

1984

16

11.5

Robert Mathis

2005

12

11.5

Robert Mathis

2008

13

 

He reached 13.5 in nine games, among the fastest paces in NFL history.  Most sacks in league history through nine games:  16.5, Mark Gastineau, NYJ, 1984; 15.0, Michael Strahan, NYG, 2001; 15.0, Derrick Thomas, KC, 1990; 13.5, Mathis; 13.5, Jared Allen, Min, 2011).

 

With a sack-strip vs. Houston 12/15/13, Mathis set franchise marks for career (108.0) and seasonal (16.5) sacks, besting Dwight Freeney.  The best seasonal sack totals in franchise history are 16.5 by Robert Mathis in 2013, 16.0 by Dwight Freeney in 2004, 13.5 by Freeney in 2009, 13.0 by Freeney in 2002 and 12.0 by Chad Bratzke in 1999.

 

Mathis has 42 career sack-strips and is the NFL record-holder in that category since sacks became official in 1982 (39, Jason Taylor).

 

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).

 

McAfee set a club record 10/20/13 vs. Denver with six punts inside the 20.

 

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; 132, WR-Reggie Wayne; 127, TE-Justin Snow; 118, WR-Marvin Harrison; 114, LB-Robert Mathis; 114, P-Hunter Smith; 112, DE-Dwight Freeney; 109, P-David Lee; 108, OT-Ryan Diem; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, DE-Ordell Braase; 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski.

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