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1 REGULAR SEASON WEEK 16 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-4) at DALLAS COWBOYS (10-4) 4:25 P.M. EST | SUN., DEC. 21, 2014 | AT&T STADIUM The Indianapolis Colts (10-4) will compete against the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) on Sunday at AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m. EST. With a win this weekend, the Colts can claim their third consecutive 11-win season, which would make Chuck Pagano only the second head coach in NFL history to post 11-or-more wins in each of his first three seasons with a team. Indianapolis trails Dallas in the all-time head-to-head series, 5-9, and holds a 2-5 record on the road. The Colts’ last victory against the Cowboys was at home on Nov. 17, 2002 (20-3). Last week, Indianapolis defeated the Houston Texans, 17-10, to clinch its second straight AFC South Division title. The defense held Hous- ton to 289 net yards of total offense and forced two turnovers, includ- ing an interception by cornerback Vontae Davis to seal the game on the Texans’ final drive. Outside linebacker Bjoern Werner recorded six tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. The offense rushed for 110 yards in the contest, led by running back Daniel “Boom” Herron, who posted 60 yards on the ground and a 5.5-yard rushing average. Dallas is coming off a 38-27 victory over Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football. The Cowboys hold the third-ranked rushing offense in the NFL, led by running back DeMarco Murray, who leads the league with 1,687 rushing yards and 2,082 scrimmage yards. Wide receiver Dez Bryant caught three touchdowns in his last game and now leads the NFL with 13 for the season. Outside Linebacker Bjoern Werner Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Conf Div Strk COLTS 10 4 0 .714 424 317 6-2 4-2 8-3 5-0 W4 Houston 7 7 0 .500 324 277 3-3 4-4 6-4 3-2 L1 Tennessee 2 12 0 .143 231 390 1-6 1-6 2-8 1-3 L8 Jacksonville 2 12 0 .143 211 376 2-5 0-7 1-9 0-4 L2 PRESEASON (0-4) Day Date Opponent TV Result Thurs. Aug. 7 at NY Jets WNDY L, 13-10 Sat. Aug. 16 NY GIANTS WISH L, 27-26 Sat. Aug. 23 NEW ORLEANS CBS L, 23-17 Thurs. Aug. 28 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 35-7 REGULAR SEASON (10-4) Day Date Opponent TV Time/Result Sun. Sept. 7 at Denver NBC L, 31-24 Mon. Sept. 15 PHILADELPHIA ESPN L, 30-27 Sun. Sept. 21 at Jacksonville CBS W, 44-17 Sun. Sept. 28 TENNESSEE CBS W, 41-17 Sun. Oct. 5 BALTIMORE CBS W, 20-13 Thurs. Oct. 9 at Houston CBS/NFLN W, 33-28 Sun. Oct. 19 CINCINNATI CBS W, 27-0 Sun. Oct. 26 at Pittsburgh CBS L, 51-34 Mon. Nov. 3 at NY Giants ESPN W, 40-24 Sun. Nov. 9 BYE WEEK Sun. Nov. 16 NEW ENGLAND NBC L, 42-20 Sun. Nov. 23 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 23-3 Sun. Nov. 30 WASHINGTON FOX W, 49-27 Sun. Dec. 7 at Cleveland CBS W, 25-24 Sun. Dec. 14 HOUSTON CBS W, 17-10 Sun. Dec. 21 at Dallas CBS 4:25 p.m. Sun. Dec. 28 at Tennessee CBS 1 p.m. *All times are Eastern; Homes games in BOLD CAPS INDIANAPOLIS COLTS WEEKLY PRESS RELEASE Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center P.O. Box 535000 Indianapolis, IN 46253 www.colts.com COLTS TAKE ON THE COWBOYS AT AT&T STADIUM 2014 AFC SOUTH STANDINGS 2014 COLTS SCHEDULE Tuesday, December 16 No Availability Wednesday, December 17 11:45 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability) 1:30 p.m. – Coach Pagano Available 1:45-2:30 p.m. – Player Availability 2:40 p.m. – Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett Conference Call 3:30 p.m. – Cowboys QB-Tony Romo Conference Call Thursday, December 18 11:45 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability) 1:30 p.m. – Coordinators Available 1:45-2:30 p.m. – Player Availability Friday, December 19 11:00 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability) After Practice – Coach Pagano Available After Practice – Player Interviews Saturday, December 20 No Availability Sunday, December 21 Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys – 4:25 p.m. EST MEDIA SCHEDULE: DEC. 16 - 21 TV coverage: CBS Play-by-Play: Jim Nantz Color Analyst: Phil Simms Sideline: Tracy Wolfson Radio coverage: WFNI & WLHK Play-by-Play: Bob Lamey Color Analyst: Jim Sorgi Sideline: Matt Taylor BROADCAST INFORMATION Radio coverage: WestwoodOne Sports Play-by-Play: Dave Sims Color Analyst: Mark Malone Pregame/Halftime: Scott Graham
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    REGULAR SEASON WEEK 16INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-4) at DALLAS COWBOYS (10-4)4:25 P.M. EST | SUN., DEC. 21, 2014 | AT&T STADIUM

    The Indianapolis Colts (10-4) will competeagainst the Dallas Cowboys (10-4) on Sundayat AT&T Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4:25 p.m.EST.With a win this weekend, the Colts can claim theirthird consecutive 11-win season, which wouldmake Chuck Pagano only the second headcoach in NFL history to post 11-or-more wins ineach of his first three seasons with a team.Indianapolis trails Dallas in the all-time head-to-headseries, 5-9, and holds a 2-5 record on the road. TheColts’ last victory against the Cowboys was at home on Nov. 17, 2002(20-3).Last week, Indianapolis defeated the Houston Texans, 17-10, to clinchits second straight AFC South Division title. The defense held Hous-ton to 289 net yards of total offense and forced two turnovers, includ-ing an interception by cornerback Vontae Davis to seal the game onthe Texans’ final drive. Outside linebacker Bjoern Werner recordedsix tackles, two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. The offenserushed for 110 yards in the contest, led by running back Daniel“Boom” Herron, who posted 60 yards on the ground and a 5.5-yardrushing average.Dallas is coming off a 38-27 victory over Philadelphia on SundayNight Football. The Cowboys hold the third-ranked rushing offense inthe NFL, led by running back DeMarco Murray, who leads the leaguewith 1,687 rushing yards and 2,082 scrimmage yards. Wide receiverDez Bryant caught three touchdowns in his last game and now leadsthe NFL with 13 for the season.

    Outside LinebackerBjoern Werner

    Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Conf Div StrkCOLTS 10 4 0 .714 424 317 6-2 4-2 8-3 5-0 W4Houston 7 7 0 .500 324 277 3-3 4-4 6-4 3-2 L1Tennessee 2 12 0 .143 231 390 1-6 1-6 2-8 1-3 L8Jacksonville 2 12 0 .143 211 376 2-5 0-7 1-9 0-4 L2

    PRESEASON (0-4)Day Date Opponent TV ResultThurs. Aug. 7 at NY Jets WNDY L, 13-10Sat. Aug. 16 NY GIANTS WISH L, 27-26Sat. Aug. 23 NEW ORLEANS CBS L, 23-17Thurs. Aug. 28 at Cincinnati WNDY L, 35-7REGULAR SEASON (10-4)Day Date Opponent TV Time/ResultSun. Sept. 7 at Denver NBC L, 31-24Mon. Sept. 15 PHILADELPHIA ESPN L, 30-27Sun. Sept. 21 at Jacksonville CBS W, 44-17Sun. Sept. 28 TENNESSEE CBS W, 41-17Sun. Oct. 5 BALTIMORE CBS W, 20-13Thurs. Oct. 9 at Houston CBS/NFLN W, 33-28Sun. Oct. 19 CINCINNATI CBS W, 27-0Sun. Oct. 26 at Pittsburgh CBS L, 51-34Mon. Nov. 3 at NY Giants ESPN W, 40-24Sun. Nov. 9 BYE WEEKSun. Nov. 16 NEW ENGLAND NBC L, 42-20Sun. Nov. 23 JACKSONVILLE CBS W, 23-3Sun. Nov. 30 WASHINGTON FOX W, 49-27Sun. Dec. 7 at Cleveland CBS W, 25-24Sun. Dec. 14 HOUSTON CBS W, 17-10Sun. Dec. 21 at Dallas CBS 4:25 p.m.Sun. Dec. 28 at Tennessee CBS 1 p.m.*All times are Eastern; Homes games in BOLD CAPS

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTSWEEKLY PRESS RELEASEIndiana Farm Bureau Football CenterP.O. Box 535000Indianapolis, IN 46253www.colts.com

    COLTS TAKE ON THE COWBOYSAT AT&T STADIUM

    2014 AFC SOUTH STANDINGS

    2014 COLTS SCHEDULE

    Tuesday, December 16No AvailabilityWednesday, December 1711:45 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)1:30 p.m. – Coach Pagano Available1:45-2:30 p.m. – Player Availability2:40 p.m. – Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett Conference Call3:30 p.m. – Cowboys QB-Tony Romo Conference CallThursday, December 1811:45 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)1:30 p.m. – Coordinators Available1:45-2:30 p.m. – Player AvailabilityFriday, December 1911:00 a.m. – Practice (Limited Availability)After Practice – Coach Pagano AvailableAfter Practice – Player InterviewsSaturday, December 20No AvailabilitySunday, December 21Indianapolis Colts at Dallas Cowboys – 4:25 p.m. EST

    MEDIA SCHEDULE: DEC. 16 - 21

    TV coverage: CBSPlay-by-Play: Jim NantzColor Analyst: Phil SimmsSideline: Tracy WolfsonRadio coverage: WFNI & WLHKPlay-by-Play: Bob LameyColor Analyst: Jim SorgiSideline: Matt Taylor

    BROADCAST INFORMATION

    Radio coverage: WestwoodOne SportsPlay-by-Play: Dave SimsColor Analyst: Mark MalonePregame/Halftime: Scott Graham

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS / IMPORTANT INFORMATIONGame Preview/Schedules/Standings ............................................1Table of Contents/Important Information .......................................2

    OPPONENT INFORMATIONHead Coach Comparison ..............................................................3Connections ..................................................................................4Statistical Comparison...................................................................5Career Stats vs. Opponent.........................................................6-8

    COLTS NOTESColts Notes Summary & Tweets....................................................9Colts Notes.............................................................................10-23Colts Offseason Notes.................................................................24Colts 2014 NFL Draft Picks .........................................................25Reggie Wayne Notes .............................................................26-27Andrew Luck Notes ................................................................28-29Adam Vinatieri Notes..............................................................30-31

    ROSTER PAGESUnofficial Depth Chart .................................................................32Players By Position .....................................................................33How the Colts were Built .............................................................34Alphabetical Roster .....................................................................35Numerical Roster.........................................................................36Roster Superlatives .....................................................................37Transactions...........................................................................39-402014 Colts Participation ..............................................................41

    COLTS STATISTICS2014 Colts Regular Season Stats ...............................................422014 Colts Regular Season Defensive Stats ..............................43

    On the Colts media website, http://media.colts.com, media outletscan access up-to-date Colts information, including press releases,transcripts, daily notes, game releases and media schedules/avail-abilities. The site also offers access to the 2014 media guide as wellas the ability to request season and game-by-game credentials.

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    COLTS MEDIA SITE

    For all Colts credential requests, including offseason, training campand in-season, please e-mail your request to Pam Humphrey at:[email protected]

    COLTS CREDENTIALS

    TE-DWAYNE ALLENEd Block Courage AwardILB-D’QWELL JACKSONAFC Defensive Player of the Week - Week 13QB-ANDREW LUCKAFC Offensive Player of the Week - Week 3AFC Offensive Player of the Month - NovemberP-PAT McAFEEAFC Special Teams Player of the Month - SeptemberAFC Special Teams Player of the Week - Week 6

    2014 HONORS

    DECEMBER 27Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must provide the Man-agement Council with written notice, signed by the individualclub’s owner, indicating the amount, if any, of the club’s 2014league year salary cap room to be credited to the club’s 2015team salary.DECEMBER 2817th Week of Regular Season Games.DECEMBER 29Clubs may begin signing free agent players for the 2015 season.DECEMBER 29Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend therookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any roundof the 2012 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extendedplayer contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and willnot be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.DECEMBER 29Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for first-roundselections from the 2012 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, theclub must give written notice to the player on or after December29, 2014 but prior to May 3, 2015.

    2015JANUARY 3-4Wild Card Playoff Games.JANUARY 4Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byesin the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coachingpositions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.JANUARY 10-11Divisional Playoff Games.JANUARY 11Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won theirWild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positionsthrough the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.JANUARY 17East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.JANUARY 18AFC and NFC Championship Games.JANUARY 24Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.JANUARY 25AFC-NFC Pro Bowl, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ari-zona.JANUARY 25An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the SuperBowl, who has previously interviewed for another club’s headcoaching job may have a second interview with such club no laterthan the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.FEBRUARY 1Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ari-zona.

    IMPORTANT NFL DATES

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    HEAD COACH COMPARISON

    COACHING YEARS IN NFL: 13th YearCOLTS HEAD COACH: 3rd YearCAREER REGULAR SEASON: 32-14 (.696)CAREER POSTSEASON: 1-2 (.333)PRO CAREER: Named head coach of the Indi-anapolis Colts on January 25, 2012. In two sea-sons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts,Chuck Pagano has led the team to back-to-back

    11-5 regular season records and playoff berths each year. The suc-cess culminated with an AFC South Division Championship in 2013preceding an AFC Wild Card Playoff victory against the Kansas CityChiefs in a game that marked the second-largest comeback in NFLpostseason history. Pagano became the first head coach in team history and the eighthin NFL annals to lead a team to 11 wins in each of his first two sea-sons. He has coached 32 games without losing consecutive con-tests, which is the second-longest streak for a Colts head coachand the longest streak to start a career in franchise history. In 2013, Indianapolis recorded a perfect 6-0 division record for thefirst time since 2009 and claimed its eighth division title since 2002.Also in 2013, the Colts placed 17 players on Injured Reserve, in-cluding six starters, and witnessed an NFL-high 73 different playerstake at least one snap with the team. In 2012, the Colts overcame the loss of Pagano to acute promye-locytic leukemia for 12 games and responded with seven fourthquarter or overtime game-winning drives en route to an 11-5 cam-paign. Pagano previously spent four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens,the last (2011) as the team’s defensive coordinator. He also servedas the defensive backs coach of the Oakland Raiders (2005-06)and the secondary coach of the Cleveland Browns (2001-04). CAREER RECORD: 33-16.BACKGROUND: Pagano was a safety at Wyoming from 1980-83.Coached collegiately at Southern California (1984-85), Miami(1986), Boise State (1987-88), East Carolina (1989), Nevada-LasVegas (1990-91), East Carolina (1992-94), Miami (1995-2000),North Carolina (2007).PERSONAL: Born in Boulder, Colo. on October 2, 1960. He andwife, Tina, have three daughters: Tara, Taylor, Tori. His brother,John, is the San Diego Chargers’ defensive coordinator.PAGANO’S COACHING CAREER1984-1985 Southern California Graduate Assistant1986 Miami (Fla.) Graduate Assistant1987-1988 Boise State Outside Linebackers1989 East Carolina Secondary1990 UNLV Secondary1991 UNLV Defensive Coordinator /

    Secondary1992-1994 East Carolina Secondary /

    Outside Linebackers1995-2000 Miami (Fla.) Secondary /

    Special Teams2001-2004 Cleveland Browns Secondary2005-2006 Oakland Raiders Defensive Backs2007 North Carolina Defensive Coordinator2008-2010 Baltimore Ravens Secondary2011 Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator2012-2014 Indianapolis Colts Head Coach

    COLTS HEAD COACH CHUCK PAGANOCOACHING YEARS IN NFL: 10th YearCOWBOYS HEAD COACH: 5th YearCAREER REGULAR SEASON: 39-31 (.557)CAREER POSTSEASON: 0-0 (.000)PRO CAREER: Named the eighth head coach inDallas Cowboys history on January 5, 2011 and be-came the first former Cowboys player to becomethe team’s head coach.

    Named the club’s interim head coach at the midpoint of the 2010season and went on to guide a Dallas team that had started theseason with a 1-7 record to a 5-3 mark down the stretch. Since the 2007 season Garrett had been the Cowboys offensivecoordinator, and in 2008, he was assigned the additional duties ofbeing the club’s assistant head coach. Under Garrett, the Dallas of-fense finished among the NFL’s top-10 four times: 2012 (6th), 2010(10th), 2009 (2nd), and 2007 (2nd). En route to winning the 2009 NFC Eastern Division title, Dallas es-tablished club records for total offensive yards (6,390), net passingyards (4,287) and pass completions (347). Dallas won the NFCEast in 2007 with a team-record tying 13 victories and finished sec-ond in the NFL in scoring. Garrett was named Pro Football Weekly’s NFL’s Assistant Coachof the Year in March of 2008. CAREER RECORD: 39-31.BACKGROUND: Played quarterback at Princeton (1987-88) andwas named the Ivy League’s Player of the Year and honorable men-tion All American as a senior. Played professionally in World Leagueand Canadian Football League (both 1991) before joining Dallas(1992-99), Giants (2000-03), Buccaneers (2004) and Dolphins (also2004). Key reserve on three Super Bowl teams with Dallas and onewith the Giants. Began his coaching career as quarterbacks coachwith Nick Saban’s Dolphins.PERSONAL: Born March 28, 1966, in Abington, Pa. He and hiswife Brill reside in Dallas.GARRETT’S COACHING CAREER2005-2006 Miami Dolphins Quarterbacks2007 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator2008-2009 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator /

    Assistant Head Coach2010 Dallas Cowboys Offensive Coordinator /

    Assistant Head Coach / Interim Head Coach

    2011-2014 Dallas Cowboys Head Coach

    COWBOYS HEAD COACH JASON GARRETT

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    COLTS / COWBOYS CONNECTIONSINDIANA / TEXAS CONNECTIONS• Colts Owner & CEO Jim Irsay attended Southern Methodist University.• The following Colts players are from Houston: QB-Andrew Luck, DE-Cory Redding and ILB-Josh McNary.• Luck attended Stratford High School in Houston, where he threw for7,139 yards and 53 touchdowns and served as the valedictorian of the2008 graduation class.• Redding attended the University of Texas. During his final prep sea-son at North Shore High School (Galena Park, Texas), he was namedthe Texas Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year.• McNary was an all-district selection at Clear Lake High School inHouston.• Colts ILB-Jerrell Freeman is from Waco, Texas and attended MaryHardin-Baylor.• Colts offensive line coach Joe Gilbert coached at Houston Universityin 2008.• Colts wide receivers coach Charlie Williams coached at TCU from1988-1991.• Colts tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts played for the Dallas Cow-boys from 1991-93.• Cowboys G-Zack Martin is from Indianapolis and attended BishopChatard High School. Martin played collegiately at Notre Dame and wasa four-year starter from 2010-13.• Cowboys DE-Anthony Spencer is from Fort Wayne, Ind. and at-tended Bishop Luers High School where he was a two-time all-statepick. Spencer played collegiately at Purdue from 2003-06.FORMER COLTS / COWBOYS• Colts tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts played tight end for the Cow-boys from 1991-93, where he was teammates of Cowboys Head CoachJason Garrett (QB, 1992-99) and assistant defensive line/defensivetackles coach Leon Lett (DT, 1991-2000), and was coached by specialteams coordinator Mike Woicik (1990-96).• Cowboys T-Tony Hills appeared in six games with one start for theColts in 2012.COLLEGE CONNECTIONS• Colts RB-Trent Richardson (2009-2011) and NT-Josh Chapman(2007 RS, 2008-2011) were teammates with Cowboys LB-RolandoMcClain (2007-09) on Alabama’s 2009 National Championship team.• Colts offensive line coach Joe Gilbert was on the Toledo coachingstaff in 2007 while Cowboys S-Barry Church was playing for the Rock-ets.• Colts WR-Hakeem Nicks and Cowboys LB-Bruce Carter were team-mates at North Carolina from 2007-08. Colts Head Coach ChuckPagano (2007) and wide receivers coach Charlie Williams (2007-2011) were on the UNC coaching staff during Carter’s tenure with theTar Heels.• Pagano and Cowboys passing game coordinator Scott Linehamwere on the UNLV coaching staff together in 1991.• In his final season at Notre Dame in 2009, Colts S-Sergio Brown wasteammates with Cowboys G-Zack Martin.• Colts running backs coach David Walker was on the coaching staffat Pittsburgh while Cowboys WR-Devin Street was playing for the Pan-thers from 2009-2010.• Colts OLB-Shaun Phillips and Cowboys DE-Anthony Spencer wereteammates at Purdue in 2003 while Colts defensive line coach GaryEmanuel was on the Boilermakers coaching staff.• Emanuel and Cowboys running backs coach Gary Brown were onthe Rutgers coaching staff together in 2008.• Colts C/G Khaled Holmes and Cowboys T-Tyron Smith played to-gether at Southern California from 2008-2010. Cowboys assistant headcoach/defense Monte Kiffin joined the Trojans staff in 2010 and wasthere through Holmes’ time with the team ending in 2012.• Colts assistant linebackers coach Brad White was on the coachingstaff at Wake Forest from 2007-08 while Cowboys LB-Kyle Wilber wasplaying for the Demon Deacons.• Colts quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen and Cowboys specialteams coordinator Rick Bisaccia were on the South Carolina coachingstaff together in 1991, and worked together on the Clemson coachingstaff.• In 1979, Christensen and Cowboys tight ends coach Michael Popewere both on the Mississippi coaching staff.• Colts safeties coach Roy Anderson and Cowboys wide receiverscoach Derek Dooley were on the Louisiana State coaching staff to-gether in 2004.• Colts DT-Montori Hughes played for Tennessee from 2009-2010 andwas coached by both Kiffin (2009) and Dooley (head coach 2010-12).

    NFL CONNECTIONS• Colts secondary coach Mike Gillhamer (2004-2010) spent time inCarolina with Cowboys DT-Nick Hayden (2008-2010) and G-Mackenzy Bernadeau (2008-2011). • Colts special assistant to the head coach Rob Chudzinski and DB-Darius Butler were together in Carolina with Bernadeau, as well asCowboys DT-Terrell McClain (2011) and DE-George Selvie (2011). • Chudzinski (2013) served as Cowboys QB-Brandon Weeden’s(2012-13) head coach for a season in Cleveland in 2013. Weeden wasteammates with Colts ILB-D’Qwell Jackson (2006-2013) for two sea-sons, RB-Trent Richardson (2012) for a season and RS-Josh Cribbs(2005-2012) for a season while he played for the Browns. • Jackson, Richardson, Cribbs and Colts S-Mike Adams spent timein Cleveland with several assistants on the Cowboys staff: assistant de-fensive line coach Ben Bloom (2010), running backs coach GaryBrown (2009-2011), linebackers coach Matt Eberflus (2009-2010),secondary coach Jerome Henderson (2009-2011).• Brown played two seasons at running back for the Giants from 1998-99 with Gillhamer on staff. • Henderson was teammates in New England with Colts K-AdamVinatieri his rookie season in 1996. • Vinatieri spent three seasons in New England from 1994-96 withCowboys tight ends coach Michael Pope. • Pope (2000-2013) was on staff with Gillhamer (1997-2000) his initialseason with the Giants in 2000. Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrettalso spent a season with the coaching duo in New York as a backupQB for the Giants from 2000-03.• Pope spent the final five seasons of his tenure in New York with ColtsWR-Hakeem Nicks, who played for the Giants from 2009-13. • Pope coached two seasons in Washington (1997-99) with Colts line-backers coach Jeff FitzGerald (1998-99) before joining the Giants. • Vinatieri (1996-2005), Butler (2009-2010) and Colts S-Sergio Brown(2010-11) spent time in New England with Cowboys strength and con-ditioning coach Mike Woicik, who was with the Patriots from 2000-2010. • Brown and Cowboys CB-Sterling Moore were teammates in NewEngland in 2011, playing in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium to-gether in February of 2012. • Hayden (2011) and FitzGerald (2008-2011) spent a season togetherin Cincinnati in 2011. • OLB-Erik Walden (2008), OLB-Andy Studebaker (2008-2012) andCB-Jalil Brown (2011-12) were teammates in Kansas City with Cow-boys CB-Brandon Carr (2008-2011). • Colts assistant special teams coach Brant Boyer (1995-2000) playedwas a linebacker for the Jaguars when Cowboys assistant secondarycoach Joe Baker was on staff in Jacksonville from 1995-98.• Colts OLB-Shaun Phillips (2004-2012) and Cowboys DB-C.J. Spill-man (2009-2010) were teammates in San Diego while Colts defensivecoordinator Greg Manusky (2011), assistant offensive line coach HalHunter (2006-2012) and special assistant to the head coach RobChudzinski (2009) were on the Chargers coaching staff. Cowboys spe-cial teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia also joined the coaching stafffrom 2011-12.• Colts DT-Ricky Jean Francois (2009-2012) and Spillman (2010-13)were teammates on the 49ers while Manusky (2007-2010) was on theSan Francisco coaching staff. • Colts special teams coordinator Tom McMahon was on the St. Louiscoaching staff in 2010 during Cowboys DE-George Selvie’s rookieseason with the Rams.• Colts G-Lance Louis (2009-2012) was teammates in Chicago withCowboys DT-Henry Melton (2010-13) and FB-Tyler Clutts (2011).• Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and Cowboys defensivecoordinator Rod Marinelli were on the Bears coaching staff togetherin 2009 during Louis’ first season with the team.• Colts offensive assistant Tim Berbenich (2006-2011) spent 2006-08in Tampa Bay coaching next to Cowboys assistant head coach/defenseMonte Kiffin (1996-2008) and special teams coordinator Rich Bisac-cia (2002-2010). In 2009, Colts tight ends coach Alfredo Roberts(2009-2011) and Cowboys assistant secondary coach Joe Baker(2009-2011) joined Berbenich and Bisaccia on the the Bucs staff, andthey began coaching Cowboys LB-Dekota Watson (2010-13) in 2010.• Manusky (1991-93) was teammates with Cowboys quarterbackscoach Wade Wilson (1981-91) in Minnesota in 1991 during Kiffin’s(1991-94) second stint coaching the Vikings.• Colts T-Gosder Cherilus (2008-2012) played for the Lions underMarinelli (HC, 2006-08), passing game coordinator Scott Linehan(2009-2013) and assistant wide receivers coach Kyle Valero (2010-2012).

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    STATISTICAL COMPARISON

    INDIANAPOLIS COLTS DALLAS COWBOYSPASSING YARDS (TD/INT)

    A. Luck.............4,492 (38/14) T. Romo .................3,188 (28/8)RUSHING YARDS (AVG.)

    T. Richardson..........507 (3.4) D. Murray .............1,687 (4.8)A. Bradshaw ...........425 (4.7) J. Randle.................237 (7.0)D. Herron ................313 (5.1) L. Dunbar ..................91 (3.5)

    RECEIVING YARDS (RECEPTIONS)T. Hilton.................1,345 (82) D. Bryant ...............1,148 (79)C. Fleener ................682 (42) J. Witten...................564 (53)R. Wayne .................665 (59) T. Williams................501 (32)

    POINTS SCOREDA. Vinatieri .......................130 D. Bailey ..........................111D. Allen/A. Bradshaw ........48 D. Bryant ...........................78T. Hilton .............................42 D. Murray ..........................66

    INTERCEPTIONSM. Adams ............................5 B. Carter ..............................3V. Davis ...............................4 Four players ........................2G. Toler................................2 Three players ......................1J. Gordy ..............................1

    SACKSE. Walden.........................6.0 J. Mincey ..........................5.0J. Newsome .....................4.5 H. Melton..........................5.0D. Jackson/B. Werner ......4.0 T. Crawford.......................3.0

    KICKOFF RETURN YARDS (AVG.)J. Cribbs................421 (30.1) D. Harris................687 (24.5)G. Whalen.............379 (25.3) L. Dunbar ................46 (23.0)D. Herron ................78 (26.0)

    PUNT RETURN YARDS (AVG.)G. Whalen...............187 (7.2) D. Harris..................234 (9.4)J. Cribbs....................78 (5.2)

    PUNTING YARDS (GROSS/NET AVG.)P. McAfee...2,786 (47.2/43.7) C. Jones.....2,322 (45.5/39.7)

    FIELD GOALS (PCT.)A. Vinatieri ....28/28 (100.0%) D. Bailey .........22/25 (88.0%)

    2014 TEAM LEADERSCOLTS / COWBOYS ALL-TIME RESULTS

    Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red GoalYds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn FG Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Avg. Pts/

    Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. TOP GmIND 421.4 6.00 110.5 4.13 310.9 7.48 2.41 4.47% 24.1 6.5 26.6 100.00 42.02 45.45 54.72 69.70 32:19 30.3Rank 3 5 17 16 1 5 17 6 3 27 6 1 13 17t 15 16 2 3DAL 377.7 5.93 146.6 4.64 231.1 7.68 2.38 6.89% 21.2 9.4 23.7 88.00 48.04 50.00 67.44 85.00 32:17 27.2Rank 9 7 3 4 16 4 15 17 11 13 11 10 1 13t 3t 2 3 7

    Rush Rush Pass Pass Sks/ 1st Punt Kick 3rd 4th Red Goal Pt YdYds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Yds/ Int. Pass Dwns/ Rtrn Rtrn Dwn Dwn Zone to Go Pts/ Diff/ Diff/

    Tm Gm Play Gm Play Gm Play Pct. Att. Gm Avg. Avg. Pct. Pct. Pct. Pct. Gm Gm GmIND 351.0 5.54 110.4 4.29 240.6 6.86 2.44 7.33% 19.6 5.4 21.3 33.14 21.43 65.91 79.31 22.6 7.6 70.4Rank 15 22 16t 21 19 17 18 11 14 3 8 1 3 30 26 17 4 3DAL 359.9 5.90 110.4 4.32 249.6 7.39 2.96 4.86% 19.9 9.9 20.7 44.69 58.82 65.12 87.50 23.4 3.8 17.8Rank 22 27 16t 22 23 27 9 28 16 27 5 29 25 29 31 19 9 11

    2014 REGULAR SEASON OFFENSIVE RANKINGS

    2014 REGULAR SEASON DEFENSIVE RANKINGS

    Date Colts Record Opp. Record Result10/30/60 3-2 0-5 45-7 W12/3/67 9-0-2 8-3 23-17 W12/13/69 7-4-1 9-2-1 10-27 L1/17/71 13-2-1 12-4 16-13 W10/15/72 1-3 3-1 0-21 L9/26/76 2-0 2-0 27-30 L9/4/78 0-0 0-0 0-38 L12/6/81 1-12 10-3 13-37 L10/28/84 3-5 5-3 3-22 L10/10/93 2-2 2-2 3-27 L9/15/96 2-0 1-1 25-24 W10/31/99 4-2 4-2 34-24 W11/17/02 5-4 3-6 20-3 W11/19/06 9-0 5-4 14-21 L12/5/10 6-5 3-8 28-31 L*Home Games in Bold; *OT; Playoff Games UnderlinedCOLTS RECORDS vs. COWBOYSRegular Season: 5-9 Home: 3-4 Away: 2-5Postseason: 1-0 (Neutral Site)Points-Allowed: 261-342 Home: 121-160 Away: 124-169 Colts Longest Series Streaks: Won 3, Lost 6BY STADIUMMemorial: 1-2 Hoosier/RCA: 2-1 Lucas Oil: 0-1Cotton Bowl: 1-1 Texas: 1-4 Orange Bowl: 1-0

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    OFFENSE - QUARTERBACKSMATT HASSELBECK

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Att Cmp Yds Yd/A TD Int Sck Lst Rate Rsh Yds Avg TD

    11/14/1999* Reg @Dal L 1/0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0

    12/16/2001# Reg Dal W 1/1 25 13 152 6.08 0 0 1 13 70.8 3 19 6.3 0

    10/27/2002# Reg @Dal W 1/0 19 12 131 6.89 0 1 1 7 61.5 3 11 3.7 0

    12/6/2004# Reg Dal L 1/1 40 28 414 10.35 3 0 2 16 128.5 3 16 5.3 0

    10/23/2005# Reg Dal W 1/1 42 23 224 5.33 1 2 1 7 58.0 1 11 11.0 0

    1/6/2007# WC Dal W 1/1 36 18 240 6.67 2 2 0 0 66.9 2 3 1.5 0

    11/27/2008# Reg @Dal L 1/1 38 22 287 7.55 0 1 7 45 70.8 2 10 5.0 0

    11/1/2009# Reg @Dal L 1/1 39 22 249 6.38 2 0 3 20 92.8 0 0 - 0

    *GB; #SEA Totals 4-4 8/6 145 91 1009 6.96 7 6 13 108 82.2 9 42 4.7 0

    OFFENSE - RUNNING BACKS, TIGHT ENDS, WIDE RECEIVERSHAKEEM NICKS

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Rsh Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD

    12/6/2009* Reg Dal W 1/0 0 0 - 0 2 37 18.5 1

    10/25/2010* Reg @Dal W 1/1 0 0 - 0 9 108 12.0 2

    11/14/2010* Reg Dal L 1/1 0 0 - 0 5 82 16.4 0

    12/11/2011* Reg @Dal W 1/1 0 0 - 0 8 163 20.4 0

    1/1/2012* Reg Dal W 1/1 0 0 - 0 5 76 15.2 1

    9/5/2012* Reg Dal L 1/1 0 0 - 0 4 38 9.5 0

    10/28/2012* Reg @Dal W 1/1 0 0 - 0 4 46 11.5 0

    9/8/2013* Reg @Dal L 1/1 0 0 - 0 5 114 22.8 0

    *NYG Totals 5-3 8/7 0 0 - 0 42 664 15.8 4

    TRENT RICHARDSON

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Rsh Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD

    11/18/2012* Reg @Dal L 1/1 28 95 3.4 0 6 49 8.2 0

    *CLE Totals 0-1 1/1 28 95 3.4 0 6 49 8.2 0

    REGGIE WAYNE

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Rsh Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD

    11/17/2002 Reg Dal W 1/1 0 0 - 0 2 9 4.5 0

    11/19/2006 Reg @Dal L 1/1 0 0 - 0 7 111 15.9 1

    12/5/2010 Reg Dal L 1/1 0 0 - 0 14 200 14.3 1

    Totals 1-2 3/3 0 0 - 0 23 320 13.9 2

    KICKINGADAM VINATIERI

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L FGM FGA Pct XPM XPA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg KO TB

    12/15/1996* Reg @Dal L 2 2 100.0 0 0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 30 3 0

    12/5/1999* Reg Dal W 2 2 100.0 1 1 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-0 41 4 0

    11/16/2003* Reg Dal W 2 2 100.0 0 1 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 26 4 0

    11/19/2006 Reg @Dal L 0 0 - 2 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 3 0

    12/5/2010 Reg Dal L 0 0 - 5 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 0 0

    *NE Totals 2-3 6 6 100 8 9 0-0 4-4 1-1 1-1 0-0 41 14 0

    PAT McAFEE

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L FGM FGA Pct XPM XPA 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg KO TB

    12/5/2010 Reg Dal L 0 0 - 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 6 1

    Totals 0-1 0 0 - 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 - 6 1

    PUNTINGPAT McAFEE

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L Num Blk Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Ret RetYds NetYds NetAvg

    12/5/2010 Reg Dal L 3 0 125 41.7 45 0 2 1 2 123 41.0

    Totals 0-1 3 0 125 41.7 45 0 2 1 2 123 41.0

    RETURNINGJOSH CRIBBS

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L PR FC Yds Avg Lg TD KR Yds Avg Lg TD

    11/18/2012* Reg @Dal L 2 0 41 20.5 21 0 3 51 17.0 28 0

    *CLE Totals 0-1 2 0 41 20.5 21 0 3 51 17.0 28 0

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    CAREER STATS VS. COWBOYSDEFENSE

    MIKE ADAMS

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    9/25/2005* Reg Dal L 1/0 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0

    9/7/2008# Reg Dal L 1/1 8 8 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    10/6/2013^ Reg @Dal W 1/0 4 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

    *SF; #CLE; ^DEN Totals 1-2 3/1 14 13 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

    COLT ANDERSON

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    12/12/2010* Reg @Dal W 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

    1/2/2011* Reg Dal L 1/1 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    10/30/2011* Reg Dal W 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

    11/11/2012* Reg Dal L 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0

    12/2/2012* Reg @Dal L 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    10/20/2013* Reg Dal L 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

    *PHI Totals 2-4 6/1 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 0

    VONTAE DAVIS

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    11/24/2011* Reg @Dal L 1/1 5 5 0 0.0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

    *MIA Totals 0-1 1/1 5 5 0 0.0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

    JOSH GORDY

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    10/23/2011* Reg @Dal L 1/0 6 3 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    *STL Totals 0-1 1/0 6 3 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    D'QWELL JACKSON

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    9/7/2008* Reg Dal L 1/1 11 8 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    11/18/2012* Reg @Dal L 1/1 6 5 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    *CLE Totals 0-2 2/2 17 13 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    RICKY JEAN FRANCOIS

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    9/18/2011* Reg Dal L 1/0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    *SF Totals 0-1 1/0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    ARTHUR JONES

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    10/14/2012* Reg Dal W 1/0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    *BAL Totals 1-0 1/0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    LaRON LANDRY

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    11/18/2007* Reg @Dal L 1/1 5 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1 0

    12/30/2007* Reg Dal W 1/1 5 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0

    9/28/2008* Reg @Dal W 1/1 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    11/16/2008* Reg Dal L 1/1 8 5 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    11/22/2009* Reg @Dal L 1/1 6 3 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    12/27/2009* Reg Dal L 1/1 11 9 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    9/12/2010* Reg Dal W 1/1 17 13 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

    9/26/2011* Reg @Dal L 1/1 4 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

    *WAS Totals 3-5 8/8 57 43 14 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0

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    DEFENSESHAUN PHILLIPS

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    9/11/2005* Reg Dal L 1/0 3 2 1 1.0 10 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0

    12/13/2009* Reg @Dal W 1/1 4 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    10/6/2013# Reg @Dal W 1/0 3 3 0 2.0 23 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

    9/14/2014^ Reg Dal L 1/1 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    *SD; #DEN; ^TEN Totals 2-2 4/2 12 11 1 3.0 33 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0

    CORY REDDING

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    10/31/2004* Reg @Dal L 1/1 4 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0

    11/20/2005* Reg @Dal L 1/1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 - - 0 0 0 0 0

    12/31/2006* Reg @Dal W 1/1 3 3 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0 0

    12/9/2007* Reg Dal L 1/1 2 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 0

    11/1/2009# Reg @Dal L 1/0 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

    *DET; #SEA Totals 1-4 5/4 10 7 3 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0

    GREG TOLER

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    12/25/2010* Reg Dal W 1/1 7 7 0 0.0 0 1 66 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

    *ARZ Totals 1-0 1/1 7 7 0 0.0 0 1 66 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

    ERIK WALDEN

    Date Rnd Opponent W/L GP/GS Tot Tack Asst Sack Yds Int Yds TD QBH TFL FF FR PD SpTk SpA

    11/7/2010* Reg Dal W 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    *GB Totals 4-1 1/0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    *Tackle totals are generated from NFL box scores

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    COLTS NOTES AT A GLANCECOLTS NOTES SUMMARY AND TWEETS

    PAGE NOTE TWEET10 AFC Playoff Picture The @Colts have clinched the AFC South Division and currently hold the No.

    3 seed in the AFC.Colts Clinch AFC South Division The @Colts clinched the AFC South Division title for the ninth time since 2002.

    11 20-Point Streak The @Colts scored 20-plus points in 20 cons. reg. season & postseason games from 2013-14, the 11th-longest streak in the @nfl since 1970.

    Finishing Strong Since 2012, the @Colts are tied for the 2nd-best record in the month of December (10-2).

    Going the Distance #Colts QB-Andrew Luck is tied for the most 30-plus-yd passing TDs since ‘12. @TYHilton13 is tied for the most 30-plus-yd rec TDs since ‘12.

    Feed Moncrief WR @drm_12 posted the highest rec. avg. by a @Colts rookie and the 2nd-highest by a Colts player in a single game in Week 13 vs. WAS.

    Pair of Big Games #Colts TE @Coby and WR @drm_12 became the 3rd duo in team history to record 100 rec. yards and 2 rec. TDs in the same game.

    Newsome Among Rookies #Colts OLB @JNEW_11 is T-3rd among @nfl rookies with 4.5 sacks this season. NT @ZachKerr94 is T-6th with 3.0 sacks.

    12 Luck Airs it Out vs. Washington #Colts QB-Andrew Luck became the first quarterback in team history to throw for 2 TDs of 70-plus yards in a game.

    100-Tackle Duo ILBs @DQ52 and @JerrellFreeman are the fourth duo in the past four years to record 100 tackles apiece for the @Colts.

    Walden Career Year #Colts OLB @E_Ninety3 is leading the team with career highs of 6.0 sacks and 18 quarterback hits.

    13 Moving the Chains #Colts @DAllen83, @Coby and @TYHilton13 all rank in the top 10 in the @nfl in receiving first down percentage.

    Hilton Tops 1,000 Again #Colts WR @TYHilton13 is the third player in team history to record multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

    Vinatieri Hitting Everything #Colts K @adamvinatieri is the only kicker in the @nfl to not miss a field goal yet in 2014.

    400-Yard Games The @Colts have posted nine games with 400-plus net yards of total offense in 2014, which is a franchise single-season record.

    Big Plays The @Colts lead the @nfl with 77 plays of 20-plus yards and 18 touchdowns of 20-plus yards this season.

    Multiple 100-Yard Receivers The @Colts have had 3 games with two 100-yd receivers in 2014, which is the 3rd-most such games in a single season in team history.

    14 Record-Setting Pace #Colts QB-Andrew Luck has thrown for 4,492 yards this season, which is the 5th-highest total through 14 games since 1960.

    Luck Through Three #Colts QB-Andrew Luck has led the team to the most wins (32) in the first three seasons of a quarterback’s career in team history.

    300-Yard Streak #Colts QB-Andrew Luck threw for 300 yards in a franchise-record eight straight games from Weeks 3-11.

    Luck Finding the End Zone #Colts QB-Andrew Luck ranks 1st in the @nfl w/ 38 TD passes, which is the second-most in a season in team history.

    15 Hilton Off to a Fast Start #Colts WR @TYHilton13 has recorded the most rec., rec. yds & 100-yd games in the first 3 seasons of a career in team history.

    Adams at the Top of League #Colts S @MDOTADAMS20 ranks first in the @nfl this season with seven takeaways (5 INT, 2 FR).

  • COLTS NOTES

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    Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was named the AFC DefensivePlayer of the Week for Week 13, marking the second time he hasearned the award in his career (2012 – Week 12).In the Colts’ 49-27 victory over the Washington Redskins in Week13, Jackson tied for the team lead with 12 tackles (seven solo), twotackles for loss, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery, whichhe returned 35 yards for a touchdown. Following an Erik Waldensack-forced fumble in the third quarter, he scooped up the ball andtook it to the end zone for a score giving Indianapolis a 35-17 lead.It marked his second career touchdown (27-yard interception returnagainst Philadelphia on Sept. 9, 2012).Jackson is the third Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Weekhonors in 2014. The Colts are the fourth team in the NFL this sea-son with an Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player of theWeek, joining Arizona, New England and San Diego.

    DQ NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK

    Quarterback Andrew Luck was named the AFC Offensive Playerof the Month for November, marking the first time he has earnedthe award in his career.In the month of November, Luck completed 88-of-144 passes for1,280 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions for a 112.0passer rating, leading the Colts to a 3-1 record. His touchdown totalranked tied for third in the NFL, while his passer rating ranked fifthand his passing yardage total ranked sixth.In a Week 9 meeting at the Giants, Luck became the first player inNFL history with at least 350 passing yards in five consecutive roadcontests. He joined Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees(twice) as the only quarterbacks in league history with at least 3,000passing yards in their team’s first nine games to begin a seasonand also became the third player in NFL history with six consecutivegames of 40-plus attempts. In Week 11 against New England, Luck totaled his eighth consec-utive 300-yard passing outing which ranks as the second-longeststreak in NFL history. In Week 12 against Jacksonville, he took solepossession of second place in team history for consecutive gameswith 20-or-more completions. He finished with eight rushes for 49yards, which was the second-highest single-game rushing total ofhis career.In a Week 13 win against Washington, Luck became the fifth quar-terback since 1970 to record 30 victories in the first three seasonsof a career. He established a career-high with five touchdownpasses and threw for over four touchdown passes for the sixth timein his career. His five touchdown passes tied for the third-most in asingle game in team history and he became the first quarterback infranchise history to throw for two touchdowns of 70-plus yards in asingle game. Luck joined Johnny Unitas (one) and Peyton Manning(six) as the only quarterbacks in franchise history to throw for 30-plus touchdowns in a single season and tied Carson Palmer (78)for the fourth-most passing touchdowns in the first three seasonsof a quarterback’s career in NFL history. He set a career-long witha 79-yard pass to wide receiver Donte Moncrief, which went for hisfifth touchdown. On the play, Luck reached 4,000 passing yards forthe year and joined Peyton Manning and Pro Football Hall of FamerDan Marino as the only players to pass for 4,000 yards in two oftheir first three NFL seasons. He also became the third-fastestplayer to reach 12,000 career passing yards in NFL history. Luckposted his 10th 300-yard passing game of the year, which set a sin-gle-season franchise record (Peyton Manning, nine in 2004). With19 completions, he passed Andy Dalton (992) for the second-mostcompletions in the first three seasons of a quarterback’s career inNFL history. Luck finished with four touchdown passes of 30-plusyards and became only the second player in the last 10 years toaccomplish the feat in a single game (Matt Flynn vs. Detroit 1/1/12).Luck is the second Colts player to earn AFC Player of the Monthhonors in 2014, as punter Pat McAfee was honored as the AFCSpecial Teams Player of the Month for September. The Colts arethe second team in the NFL this season to earn two Player of theMonth awards.

    LUCK NAMED PLAYER OF THE MONTHRk Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away Conf Div1 y-New England11 3 0 .786 442 280 7-0 4-3 8-2 3-12 y-Denver 11 3 0 .786 407 303 7-0 4-3 9-1 5-03 y-COLTS 10 4 0 .714 424 317 6-2 4-2 8-3 5-04 Cincinnati 9 4 1 .679 311 289 4-2-1 5-2 6-4 3-25 Pittsburgh 9 5 0 .643 389 339 4-2 5-3 7-3 3-26 Baltimore 9 5 0 .643 376 267 5-2 4-3 5-5 2-37 Kansas City 8 6 0 .571 322 254 5-2 3-4 6-4 2-38 San Diego 8 6 0 .571 303 294 5-3 3-3 6-5 2-39 Buffalo 8 6 0 .571 302 254 5-3 3-3 4-6 3-210 Houston 7 7 0 .500 324 277 3-3 4-4 6-4 3-211 Miami 7 7 0 .500 327 301 3-3 4-4 6-5 3-212 Cleveland 7 7 0 .500 276 300 4-4 3-3 4-7 2-3y - Clinched DivisionThe Colts have clinched the AFC South Division and currently holdthe third seed in the conference with a 10-4 overall record.

    REMAINING SCHEDULETeam Week 16 Week 17New England @ N.Y. Jets (3-11) vs. Buffalo (8-6)Denver @ Cincinnati (9-4-1) vs. Oakland (2-12)COLTS @ Dallas (10-4) @ Tennessee (2-12)Cincinnati vs. Denver (11-3) @ Pittsburgh (9-5)Pittsburgh vs. Kansas City (8-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-4-1)Baltimore @ Houston (7-7) vs. Cleveland (7-7)Kansas City @ Pittsburgh (9-5) vs. San Diego (8-6)San Diego @ San Francisco (7-7) @ Kansas City (8-6)Buffalo @ Oakland (2-12) @ New England (11-3)Houston vs. Baltimore (9-5) vs. Jacksonville (2-12)Miami vs. Minnesota (6-8) vs. N.Y. Jets (3-11)Cleveland @ Carolina (5-8-1) @ Baltimore (9-5)

    WEEK 16 POSSIBLE COLTS SCENARIOSColts Win/Tie = No. 3 SeedColts Loss + Cincinnati Loss/Tie = No. 3 SeedColts Loss + Cincinnati Win = No. 4 Seed*Note: Colts playoff seed would not be final based on these sce-narios. Week 17 games will have impact on final seeding.

    AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

    The Colts clinched the AFC South Division championship in Week15 against Houston. It marked their ninth AFC South title since 2002and their second straight since 2013.Overall, the Colts have claimed 16 division titles in franchise history,including six in the AFC East and one in the Coastal Division. Theteam also won four NFL Western Conference titles between 1958and 1965. Below is the full list of Colts division/conference champi-onships in franchise history:AFC SOUTH DIVISION2003-07, 2009, 2010, 2013-14AFC EAST DIVISION1970, 1975-77, 1987, 1999NFL WESTERN CONFERENCE - COASTAL DIVISION1968NFL WESTERN CONFERENCE1958, 1959, 1964, 1965

    COLTS CLINCH AFC SOUTH DIVISION

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    COLTS NOTESThe Colts scored 20-or-more points in 20 consecutive regular sea-son and postseason games from 2013 to 2014. That marked the11th-longest streak in the NFL since 1970. The streak began with a22-14 victory over Tennessee on Dec. 1, 2013, and ended with a25-24 win over Cleveland on Dec. 7, 2014.LONGEST STREAK OF GAMES SCORING 20-PLUS POINTS,

    SINCE 1970Team Start End GamesNew Orleans 1/8/2011 10/21/2012 25Denver 12/2/2012 1/19/2014 24Miami 11/20/1983 1/6/1985 24New England 12/17/2006 1/20/2008 24Washington 12/26/1982 1/8/1984 24L.A. Raiders 9/4/1983 9/24/1984 23New Orleans 12/13/09 10/26/2008 22San Diego 1/3/2010 12/4/2008 22Minnesota 12/21/1997 1/17/1999 21Philadelphia 11/3/2013 11/27/2014 21COLTS 12/1/2013 12/7/2014 20

    20-POINT STREAK

    Since 2012, the Colts have recorded a 10-2 record in the month ofDecember, which is tied for the second-best mark in the NFL duringthat time span. Indianapolis has also posted a 6-0 record in Decem-ber games played at home, which is tied for the best record since2012.

    BEST WIN PCT. IN DECEMBER GAMES, SINCE 2012Team Record Winning Pct.Denver 11-1 .917COLTS 10-2 .833Carolina 10-2 .833New England 10-2 .833Seattle 10-2 .833Cincinnati 9-3 .750

    BEST WIN PCT. IN DECEMBER HOME GAMES, SINCE 2012Team Record Winning Pct.COLTS 6-0 1.000Carolina 6-0 1.000Minnesota 6-0 1.000San Francisco 5-0 1.000Seattle 6-1 .857

    FINISHING STRONG

    Outside linebacker Jonathan Newsome ranks tied for third amongNFL rookies with 4.5 sacks this season, trailing only Aaron Donald(8.0) and Aaron Lynch (5.0). He is also the only rookie in 2014 topost two multiple-sack games. Nose tackle Zach Kerr also ranksamong the top rookies with 3.0 sacks this year. This marks thefirst time in franchise history that the Colts have had two rook-ies with 3.0-or-more sacks for the season.

    MOST SACKS, NFL ROOKIES, 2014Player Team SacksAaron Donald St. Louis 8.0Aaron Lynch San Francisco 5.0Jonathan Newsome COLTS 4.5Devon Kennard N.Y. Giants 4.5Anthony Barr Minnesota 4.0Zach Kerr COLTS 3.0Khalil Mack Oakland 3.0Avery Williamson Tennessee 3.0

    Newsome ranks tied for fifth in Colts history with Ellis Johnson forthe most sacks by a rookie in a single season. He also became thethird rookie in franchise history to notch two multiple-sack gamesand the first since Dwight Freeney in 2002. Freeney and VernonMaxwell (1983) hold the team record for the most multi-sack gamesas a rookie with three apiece. In Week 9 at the New York Giants(11/3), Newsome recorded 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble, and inWeek 13 vs. Washington (11/30), he posted 1.5 sacks and a forcedfumble.

    ROOKIE SACKS

    Wide receiver Donte Moncrief registered three receptions for 134yards (44.7 avg.) and two touchdowns, including scores of 48 and79 yards, in the Colts’ Week 13 victory over Washington (11/30).Listed below are how those numbers rank in team history:• Ranks as the highest receiving average by a Colts rookie and thesecond-highest by any Colts player in a single game.• Tied for the second-most receiving touchdowns by a Colts rookiein a single game.• Tied for the fourth-most receiving yards by a Colts rookie in a sin-gle game.• His 79-yard touchdown ranks as the fourth-longest reception bya rookie in Colts history.• Became the third player in the NFL this season to record two re-ceiving touchdowns of 40-plus yards in a single game (Jordy Nelsonand Eddie Royal).• Recorded his second 100-yard receiving game of the season,which is tied for the third-most by a rookie in Colts history.

    FEED MONCRIEF

    Tight end Coby Fleener caught four passes for 127 yards and twotouchdowns, while wide receiver Donte Moncrief caught threepasses for 134 yards and two touchdowns in Week 13 vs. Wash-ington (11/30).Fleener and Moncrief became the third duo in Colts history torecord 100 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns inthe same game. The other two pairs accomplished the feat in 2004.Dallas Clark and Brandon Stokley did it against Houston on Nov.14, 2004, while Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne paired up atKansas City on Oct. 31, 2004.

    PAIR OF BIG GAMES

    Quarterback Andrew Luck has thrown for 25 30-plus-yard touch-downs since 2012, which is tied with Peyton Manning for the mostin the NFL over the past three seasons. During that same time span,wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has posted 11 30-plus-yard receivingtouchdowns, which ranks tied for first in the NFL.

    MOST 30-PLUS YARD PASSING TDs, SINCE 2012Player Team TDsAndrew Luck COLTS 25Peyton Manning Denver 25Drew Brees New Orleans 23Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 23Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 20

    MOST 30-PLUS YARD REC TDs, SINCE 2012Player Team TDsT.Y. Hilton COLTS 11Dez Bryant Dallas 11Josh Gordon Cleveland 11Jordy Nelson Green Bay 11Demaryius Thomas Denver 11DeSean Jackson Phi/Was 10

    GOING THE DISTANCE

    Tight end Coby Fleener caught four passes for 127 yards and twotouchdowns, including a 73-yard score, in Week 13 against Wash-ington (11/30). It was his third career 100-yard contest and secondthis season. He also posted his first career multiple-touchdowngame. On his first reception of the game, Fleener caught a 30-yardtouchdown to give the Colts a 7-3 lead and set a new single-seasoncareer-high with five touchdowns, adding his sixth in the third quar-ter.Fleener established a new career-long reception with his 73-yardtouchdown in the third quarter and became the first tight end withtouchdown catches of 70-plus yards and 30-plus yards in the samegame since 1972 (Rich Caster).

    BIG-PLAY FLEENER

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    Inside linebackers D’Qwell Jackson and Jerrell Freeman haveeach made over 100 tackles this season, marking the fourth straightseason (2011-14) that the Colts have had multiple players with 100-tackle seasons. This is the first season since 2011 that two Coltslinebackers have registered 100 tackles apiece.Jackson has topped the century mark seven times in his career, in-cluding the last four years (2011-14). Freeman has recorded 100tackles in all three seasons he’s been with the team (2012-14).

    100-TACKLE DUOQuarterback Andrew Luck completed 19-of-27 passes for 370yards, a career-high five touchdowns and a 137.0 passer rating inthe Colts’ 49-27 Week 13 victory over the Washington Redskins(11/30). Below are some of the highlights from his career day:• Became the fifth quarterback since 1970 to record 30 victories inthe first three seasons of a career. • Established a career-high with five touchdown passes and threwfor over four touchdown passes for the sixth time in his career. Hisfive touchdown passes tied for the third-most in a single game inteam history.• Became the first quarterback in franchise history to throw for twotouchdowns of 70-plus yards in a single game.• Joined Johnny Unitas (one) and Peyton Manning (six) as the onlyquarterbacks in franchise history to throw for 30-plus touchdownsin a single season.• Became the third-fastest player to reach 12,000 career passingyards in NFL history and tied Carson Palmer (78) for the fourth-mostpassing touchdowns in the first three seasons of a quarterback’scareer in NFL history.• Set a career-long with a 79-yard pass to Donte Moncrief, whichwent for his fifth touchdown. On the play, Luck reached 4,000 pass-ing yards this season and joined Peyton Manning and Dan Marinoas the only players to pass for 4,000 yards in two of their first threeNFL seasons. • Posted his 10th 300-yard passing game this season, which set asingle-season franchise record (Peyton Manning, nine in 2004).• With 19 completions, passed Andy Dalton (992) for the second-most completions in the first three seasons of a quarterback’s ca-reer in NFL history.• Finished with four touchdown passes of 30-plus yards and becameonly the second player in the last 10 years to accomplish the feat ina single game (Matt Flynn vs. Detroit 1/1/12).• Posted his second game of the season with three-or-more passingtouchdowns of 20-plus yards, which leads the NFL.• Became one-of-four players in NFL history to throw five-or-moretouchdown passes in one game, including two of 70 yards or longer,joining Charley Johnson (Cardinals vs. Cowboys, 1962), Joe Na-math (Jets vs. Colts, 1972) and Joe Ferguson (Bills vs. Jets, 1979).

    LUCK AIRS IT OUT VS. WASHINGTON

    Outside linebacker Shaun Phillips was claimed by the Colts offwaivers (Tennessee) on November 26, 2014. As an 11-year NFLveteran, he ranks 13th among active players in sacks with 81.5 forhis career. Phillips spent the first nine seasons of his career withSan Diego (2004-2012), followed by Denver (2013) and Tennessee(2014).

    MOST CAREER SACKS, ACTIVE NFL PLAYERSRk Player Team Sacks1 John Abraham Arizona 133.5

    Jared Allen Chicago 133.53 DeMarcus Ware Denver 127.04 Julius Peppers Green Bay 123.55 Robert Mathis COLTS 111.06 Dwight Freeney San Diego 110.07 Terrell Suggs Baltimore 105.58 Elvis Dumervil Baltimore 90.09 Mario Williams Buffalo 89.510 Justin Smith San Francisco 87.011 Trent Cole Philadelphia 85.512 Osi Umenyiora Atlanta 85.013 Shaun Phillips COLTS 81.5

    WELCOME SHAUN PHILLIPS

    CLIMBING THE UNDRAFTED CHARTSInside linebacker Jerrell Freeman has 9.0 career sacks, which ranksthird among Colts undrafted players, since 1982. Freeman has alsorecorded eight forced fumbles, which ranks first among undraftedColts, since 1994.MOST CAREER SACKS BY UNDRAFTED COLTS, SINCE 1982Rank Player Sacks Years with Colts1 Tony Siragusa 16.5 1990-1996 (7)2 Bernard Whittington 11.0 1994-2000 (7)3 Jerrell Freeman 9.0 2012-2014 (3)4 Larry Chester 6.5 1998-2000 (3)5t Eric Foster 6.0 2008-2011 (4)5t Josh Thomas 6.0 2004-2009 (6)UNDRAFTED COLTS WITH 2.0-OR-MORE SACKS IN A GAME

    Player Sacks DateJerrell Freeman 2.0 9/15/13 vs. MIAEric Foster 2.0 12/17/09 at JAXTony Siragusa 2.0 12/4/94 at SEAScott Virkus 2.0 9/22/85 vs. DET

    MOST CAREER FORCED FUMBLES BY UNDRAFTED COLTS,SINCE 1994

    Rank Player FF Years with Colts1 Jerrell Freeman 8 2012-2014 (3)2 Tony Siragusa 5 1990-1996 (7)3 Gary Brackett 4 2003-2011 (9)4t Jacob Lacey 3 2009-2011 (3)4t Bernard Whittington 3 1994-2000 (7)

    Outside linebacker Erik Walden is leading the Colts this seasonwith career highs of 6.0 sacks, 18 quarterback hits and nine tacklesfor loss.In Week 13 against Washington (11/30), he finished with 2.0 sacksand a forced fumble, recording his third career multiple-sack gameand his first since Nov. 18, 2012 at Detroit (2.0). His first sack of thegame came with 55 seconds remaining in the third quarter andstalled a Redskins two-minute drive. Walden then contributed witha sack-forced fumble in the third quarter on a Washington fourthdown attempt. The ball was recovered by inside linebacker D’QwellJackson and returned 35 yards for a touchdown.

    WALDEN’S YEARLY STATS, SINCE 2010Year Team Sacks QBH TFL2014 COLTS 6.0 18 92013 COLTS 3.0 9 52012 Green Bay 3.0 14 32011 Green Bay 3.0 15 62010 MIA/GB 3.0 3 3

    WALDEN CAREER YEAR

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    The Colts lead the NFL with 77 plays of 20-plus yards this season.Eighteen of those 77 plays have scored touchdowns, which alsoranks first league-wide.

    MOST PLAYS OF 20-PLUS YARDS, 2014Team Runs Passes TotalCOLTS 7 70 77Denver 10 57 67Philadelphia 9 55 64Baltimore 21 42 63Dallas 17 46 63

    BIG PLAYS

    The Colts recorded seven straight games with 400-plus yards oftotal offense from Week 3 at Jacksonville to Week 9 at New YorkGiants. The team has posted nine overall for the season, whichis the most in a single season in franchise history, surpassingthe previous record of eight games of 400-plus yards in 2004. TheColts’ nine such games also rank first in the NFL in 2014.

    MOST GAMES WITH 400-PLUS TOTAL NET YARDS,COLTS HISTORY

    Season Games2014 92004 81976 62000 62010 62012 6

    400-YARD GAMES

    Tight end Coby Fleener caught seven-of-seven targets for 144yards in Week 11 against New England (11/16). His receivingyardage total is tied for the third-highest single-game total in Coltshistory by a tight end.

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS IN A GAME BY A TIGHT END,COLTS HISTORY

    Player Dates Rec. YdsDallas Clark 09/21/09 183Ken Dilger 09/08/96 156Coby Fleener 11/16/14 144John Mackey 12/08/63 144John Mackey 09/18/66 143

    FLEENER IN WEEK 11

    In Week 11 against New England (11/16), tackle eligible offensivelineman Anthony Castonzo caught his first career pass and touch-down in the fourth quarter. It was the first touchdown from a Coltsoffensive lineman dating back to Dec. 28, 2008 when Jamey Richardrecovered a fumble for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans. The score marked the second receiving touchdown by an offensivelineman in team history, as William Schultz also notched a receivingtouchdown on Oct. 18, 1992 against the San Diego Chargers. Cas-tonzo is currently the only offensive lineman across the NFL to scorea touchdown this season.

    CASTONZO SCORES FIRST CAREER TD

    Kicker Adam Vinatieri has been successful on every field goal andextra point attempt this season, converting 28 field goals and 46PATs. He is the only kicker in the NFL this season to not miss a fieldgoal yet.

    VINATIERI’S HIGHEST SINGLE-SEASON FG PCT. Season FGM-FGA FG Pct.2014 28-28 100.02004 31-33 93.92010 26-28 92.92002 27-30 90.02006 25-28 89.3

    VINATIERI HITTING EVERYTHING The Colts have held opponents to a 5.4 punt return average thisseason on 31 total punt returns. That average ranks third in the NFLthis season, trailing New Orleans and Cincinnati. The Colts’ 5.4 av-erage would rank as the 11th-lowest single-season mark in teamhistory and the lowest since holding opponents to a 5.2 average in1969.

    LOWEST OPP. PUNT RETURN AVG., 2014Team Returns Yards Avg.New Orleans 19 63 3.3Cincinnati 25 128 5.1COLTS 31 166 5.4Buffalo 32 202 6.3Tampa Bay 27 178 6.6

    NO RETURN

    The Colts have recorded 27 points on 21 total drives beginning inthe final two minutes of either half in 2014, which ranks tied for thirdin the NFL. The Pittsburgh Steelers lead the league in the category,scoring 56 points on 22 total drives.

    MOST POINTS SCORED ON DRIVES BEGINNING IN FINALTWO MINUTES OF HALF OR GAME, 2014Team Possessions PointsPittsburgh 22 56Denver 23 29COLTS 21 27Tampa Bay 19 27Detroit 18 23Minnesota 18 23

    TWO-MINUTE OFFENSE

    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton reached 1,000 receiving yards for the sea-son in the Colts’ Week 12 victory over Jacksonville (11/23), as hecaught four passes for 122 yards, including a 73-yard touchdown.Hilton is only the third player in franchise history to post multiple ca-reer 1,000-yard receiving seasons, joining Marvin Harrison andReggie Wayne, who have each recorded eight such seasons.MOST 1,000-YARD RECEIVING SEASONS, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Years SeasonsMarvin Harrison 1996-2008 8Reggie Wayne 2001-2014 8T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 2Six players 1

    HILTON TOPS 1,000 AGAIN

    Tight end Dwayne Allen holds the NFL lead in first down receivingpercentage, as 24 of his 29 receptions (82.8%) have gone for firstdowns. Tight end Coby Fleener and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton alsorank in the top 10 in the league with 81.0 and 76.8 percentages, re-spectively.

    HIGHEST RECEIVING FIRST DOWN PERCENTAGE, 2014Player Team Rec. FD Rec. FD %Dwayne Allen COLTS 24 82.8Terrance Williams Dallas 26 81.3Coby Fleener COLTS 34 81.0Calvin Johnson Detroit 49 80.3Torrey Smith Baltimore 32 80.0Andre Roberts Washington 27 79.4Randall Cobb Green Bay 60 78.9Zach Ertz Philadelphia 30 76.9T.Y. Hilton COLTS 63 76.8

    MOVING THE CHAINS

    The Colts have had a pair of 100-yard receivers in three games in2014, most recently Coby Fleener (127) and Donte Moncrief (134)in Week 13 against Washington (11/30). The three total games rankas the third-most in a single season in franchise history. In 2004,Indianapolis posted five games with multiple 100-yard receivers.MOST SINGLE-SEASON GAMES WITH MULTIPLE 100-YARD

    RECEIVERS, COLTS HISTORYSeason Games2004 51960 42014 3Seven seasons 2

    MULTIPLE 100-YARD RECEIVERS

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    Andrew Luck has led the Colts to the most wins (32) in the firstthree seasons of a quarterback’s career in Colts history. He alsoranks among the best in franchise history in passing yards, touch-downs and 300-yard passing games through as many seasons.

    MOST WINS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons WinsAndrew Luck 2012-2014 32Peyton Manning 1998-2000 26Johnny Unitas 1956-1958 18

    MOST PASSING YDS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Passing YdsAndrew Luck 2012-2014 12,688Peyton Manning 1998-2000 12,287Jeff George 1990-1992 7,025

    MOST PASSING TDS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Passing TDsPeyton Manning 1998-2000 85Andrew Luck 2012-2014 84Johnny Unitas 1956-1958 52

    MOST 300-YD PASSING GAMES IN FIRST 3 SEASONS,COLTS HISTORY

    Player Seasons GamesAndrew Luck 2012-2014 19Peyton Manning 1998-2000 11Jeff George 1990-1992 5

    LUCK THROUGH THREE

    Andrew Luck currently ranks first in the NFL with 38 passing touch-downs this season, which is the second-most passing touchdownsin a single season in Colts history.

    MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, SINGLE SEASON, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Year Passing TDPeyton Manning 2004 49Andrew Luck 2014 38Peyton Manning 2000 33Peyton Manning 2009 33Peyton Manning 2010 33

    Luck is also leading the league in passing yards and ranks fourthin completions.

    MOST PASSING YARDS, 2014Player Team Passing YardsAndrew Luck COLTS 4,492Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 4,415Drew Brees New Orleans 4,358

    MOST COMPLETIONS, 2014Player Team CompletionsDrew Brees New Orleans 402Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh 366Matt Ryan Atlanta 356Andrew Luck COLTS 355

    MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, 2014Player Team TouchdownsAndrew Luck COLTS 38Peyton Manning Denver 37Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 35

    LUCK FINDING THE END ZONE

    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton ranks fourth in the NFL in receiving yardsand ninth in receptions. He also ranks third in receiving first downs,as 63 of his 82 receptions have been for first downs (76.8%).

    MOST RECEIVING YARDS, 2014Player Team Rec. YardsAntonio Brown Pittsburgh 1,498Julio Jones Atlanta 1,428Demaryius Thomas Denver 1,389T.Y. Hilton COLTS 1,345Jordy Nelson Green Bay 1,320

    MOST RECEIVING FIRST DOWNS, 2014Player Team Rec. FDAntonio Brown Pittsburgh 76Julio Jones Atlanta 67T.Y. Hilton COLTS 63Emmanuel Sanders Denver 61Randall Cobb Green Bay 60

    HILTON’S RANKINGS

    Andrew Luck threw for 300 yards in eight consecutive games fromWeeks 3-11. That is a franchise record, surpassing Peyton Manningwho held a five-game streak in 2009. The NFL record for the mostconsecutive 300-yard passing games is nine, set by Saints quar-terback Drew Brees twice from 2011-12 and 2012-13.

    MOST CONSECUTIVE 300-YARD PASSING GAMES,COLTS HISTORY

    Player Streak DatesAndrew Luck 8 9/21/14-11/16/14Peyton Manning 5 9/13/09-10/11/09Peyton Manning 3 11/1/09-11/15/09Peyton Manning 3 10/22/06-11/5/06Johnny Unitas 3 12/1/63-12/15/63MOST CONSECUTIVE 300-YARD PASSING GAMES,

    NFL HISTORYPlayer Team Streak DatesDrew Brees New Orleans 9 11/29/12-9/30/13Drew Brees New Orleans 9 11/13/11-9/16/12Andrew Luck COLTS 8 9/21/14-11/16/14Peyton Manning Denver 7 12/23/12-10/6/13

    300-YARD STREAK

    Andrew Luck has thrown for 4,492 passing yards this season,which is the fifth-highest total through a team’s first 14 games of aseason, since 1960. Peyton Manning holds the record with Denverin 2013 with 4,811 yards through the air.MOST PASSING YARDS IN FIRST 14 GAMES OF A SEASON,

    SINCE 1960Player Team Year Passing YdsPeyton Manning Denver 2013 4,811Drew Breees New Orleans 2011 4,780Tom Brady New England 2011 4,593Drew Brees New Orleans 2013 4,500Andrew Luck COLTS 2014 4,492

    RECORD-SETTING PACE

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    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton has posted some of the best receivingnumbers in Colts history through his first three seasons. He alreadyholds the records for the most receptions, receiving yards and 100-yard receiving games through three seasons and ranks second inreceiving touchdowns.MOST RECEPTIONS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Seasons ReceptionsT.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 214Marvin Harrison 1996-1998 196Austin Collie 2009-2011 172

    MOST REC. YARDS IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Rec. YardsT.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 3,289Bill Brooks 1986-1988 2,720Marvin Harrison 1996-1998 2,478

    MOST REC. TDs IN FIRST 3 SEASONS, COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons Rec. TDsMarvin Harrison 1996-1998 21T.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 19Austin Collie 2009-2011 16John Mackey 1963-1965 16MOST 100-YD REC. GAMES IN FIRST 3 SEASONS,

    COLTS HISTORYPlayer Seasons GamesT.Y. Hilton 2012-2014 16Bill Brooks 1986-1988 5Reggie Wayne 2001-2003 5

    HILTON OFF TO FAST START

    Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton recorded his second 200-yard receivingperformance of his career in Week 6 at Houston (10/9), posting 223yards, two shy of a franchise record. He totaled his first 200-yardperformance in an AFC Wild Card matchup against Kansas City onJan. 4, 2014.Hilton’s second 200-yard receiving performance came in his 40thcareer game (regular season & postseason). Of the five other play-ers who have recorded a 200-yard receiving game in the regularseason and postseason, Hilton did it in the fewest amount of gamesplayed. Reggie Wayne accomplished the feat in his 169th career game. TheColts are the only team in NFL history with two players who haveregistered at least one 200-yard receiving game in the regular sea-son and postseason.

    FEWEST GAMES TO RECORD A 200-YARD RECEIVINGGAME IN THE REG. SEASON & POSTSEASON, NFL HISTORY

    Player Team GamesT.Y. Hilton COLTS 40Demaryius Thomas Denver 63Jerry Rice San Francisco 66Steve Smith Sr. Carolina 69Calvin Johnson Detroit 77Reggie Wayne COLTS 169

    FASTEST TO REPEAT 200

    In Week 8 at Pittsburgh (10/26), rookie wide receiver Donte Mon-crief posted career highs of seven receptions and 113 receivingyards, while scoring his first career touchdown. He contributed witha 52-yard reception in the second quarter, which established hissingle-game career-high and was then the longest completion forAndrew Luck this season. T.Y. Hilton also recorded a 100-yardgame, as the Colts registered their second game of the season and42nd in franchise history with two 100-yard receivers.With Moncrief’s performance, the Colts have now had a rookiewith a 100-yard receiving game in three straight seasons. Hiltonnotched five such games in 2012 and Da’Rick Rogers posted a sin-gle 100-yard performance in 2013.

    MONCRIEF’S BREAKOUT GAME

    Safety Mike Adams ranks first in the NFL this season with seventakeaways. He has recorded five interceptions and two fumble re-coveries on the year. Perrish Cox, Tashaun Gipson, Glover Quinand J.J. Watt are tied for second with six apiece.

    MOST TAKEAWAYS, 2014Player Team INT FR TakeawaysMike Adams COLTS 5 2 7Perrish Cox San Francisco 4 2 6Tashaun Gipson Cleveland 6 0 6Glover Quin Detroit 6 0 6J.J. Watt Houston 1 5 6

    Now in his 11th season, Adams has recorded a pair of multiple-interception games in a single season for the first time in hiscareer and is the only NFL player with two such games in 2014.No other player this year has recorded more than one multiple-in-terception game.Adams also ranks tied for first among NFL safeties with 11 passesdefensed this season.

    MOST PASSES DEFENSED AMONG SAFETIES, 2014Player Team PDMike Adams COLTS 11Malcolm Jenkins Philadelphia 11Reggie Nelson Cincinnati 10Glover Quin Detroit 10

    ADAMS AT THE TOP OF LEAGUE

    Tight end Dwayne Allen currently ranks fifth in the NFL and fourthin the AFC in receiving touchdowns among tight ends. His eighttouchdowns are a career-high, surpassing his previous season-highof three from 2012 as a rookie. His touchdown total is also the high-est by a Colts tight end since Dallas Clark in 2009 (10). Below arethis year’s rankings among tight ends:

    MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS BY NFL TIGHT ENDS, 2014

    Player Team Rec. TDsJulius Thomas Denver 12Rob Gronkowski New England 11Antonio Gates San Diego 10Jimmy Graham New Orleans 9Dwayne Allen COLTS 8

    MOST RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS IN A SINGLE SEASON BYA TIGHT END, COLTS HISTORY

    Player Season Rec. TDsDallas Clark 2007 11Dallas Clark 2009 10John Mackey 1966 9Dwayne Allen 2014 8Marcus Pollard 2001 8John Mackey 1963 7John Mackey 1965 7

    ALLEN AMONG TIGHT ENDS

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    In a 27-0 Week 7 victory against Cincinnati (10/19), the Colts rackedup 506 total net yards compared to 135 net yards from the Bengals.The 371 net yard differential was the second-highest single-game mark in franchise history. The team record is 418 yards,which was set against Atlanta on November 12, 1967.Indianapolis posted its first shutout since December 28, 2008against Tennessee (23-0). Cincinnati’s 135 net yards marks the low-est total for a Colts opponent since that game as well.The Colts forced the Bengals to go three-and-out 10 times, includ-ing each of its first eight possessions of the game. That was thelongest streak of three-and-outs since the Raiders went three-and-out on nine straight possessions in a 7-6 win over theChargers in 1998. The last team to hold its opponent without a firstdown in each of its first eight offensive possessions was Jack-sonville in its game against Baltimore on October 24, 2011 (first ninepossessions).

    WEEK 7 DOMINATION

    The Indianapolis Colts won their 500th game as a franchise, includ-ing regular season and postseason, in a 27-0 Week 7 victory overCincinnati (10/19). They are the 12th team in NFL history to record500 total wins but only the second team in the AFC (Pittsburgh).Colts all-time regular season record: 485-424-7 (.533)Colts all-time postseason record: 20-22-0 (.476)Colts all-time overall record: 505-446-7 (.531)Listed below are milestone wins in Colts history:

    MILESTONE VICTORIES IN COLTS HISTORYPlayer Opponent ScoreBALTIMORE COLTS (1953-1983)First win 9/27/53 vs. Chicago 13-9First postseason win 12/28/58 @ N.Y. Giants 23-17 OT100th overall win 11/6/66 vs. Washington 37-10First Super Bowl win 1/17/71 vs. Dallas 16-13200th overall win 10/30/77 vs. Pittsburgh 31-21INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1984-2014)First win in Indy 9/9/84 @ Houston 35-21300th overall win 10/8/95 @ Miami 27-24 OTFirst postseason win in Indy 12/31/95 @ San Diego 35-20400th overall win 11/28/05 vs. Pittsburgh 26-7First Super Bowl win in Indy 2/4/07 vs. Chicago 29-17500th overall win 10/19/14 vs. Cincinnati 27-0

    500 CLUB

    The Colts ranks third in the NFL in time of possession, averaging32:19 per game. In Week 4 against Tennessee (9/28), the Coltsheld the ball for 42:21, which ranks as the third-highest single-gametotal in franchise history. Since 1984, the Colts’ 32:19 averagewould rank as the second-highest mark in franchise history.

    COLTS RANKINGS IN TIME OF POSSESSION, 2014Category Stat NFL RankTime of Possession 32:19 35-min. Drives 22 9t10-play Drives 25 11tHIGHEST SINGLE-GAME TIME OF POSSESSION,

    COLTS HISTORYDate Opponent Time of Poss.12/1/96 vs. Buffalo 45:3911/24/02 at Denver 43:459/28/14 vs. Tennessee 42:21

    TIME OF POSSESSION

    The Colts rank first in the NFL in third down percentage allowed, asopponents have converted 58-of-175 third downs for a 33.1 percent-age. From Weeks 4 to 7, the Colts only allowed one third down con-version in each of the four games. That is the longest such streakby any team in the NFL since 1970. The Colts defense had 15 con-secutive third down stops from the second quarter of Week 6 atHouston to the fourth quarter of Week 7 against Cincinnati.

    LOWEST THIRD DOWN CONVERSION PERCENTAGE ALLOWED, 2014

    Team Conv.-Att. PercentageCOLTS 58-175 33.1Buffalo 63-189 33.3Detroit 64-179 35.8N.Y. Giants 64-178 36.0Houston 70-192 36.5

    GETTING OFF THE FIELD

    The Colts rank first in the NFL in opponent average starting fieldposition, as opponents have an average starting point of the 24.4-yard line. Below are the rankings across the NFL:

    OPPONENT AVERAGE STARTING FIELD POSITIONTeam Opp. Possessions Avg. StartCOLTS 175 24.4St. Louis 159 24.9New England 162 25.0Seattle 147 25.4Detroit 162 25.7

    WINNING FIELD POSITIONCornerback Vontae Davis ranks second in the NFL in passes de-fensed this season with 20. He has already surpassed his single-season career-high of 12, which he set in 2010 with Miami and 2013with the Colts. In Week 7 against Cincinnati (10/19), Davis set asingle-game career-high with four passes defensed, which also tiesan NFL single-game high in 2014. Since 2013, Davis ranks fourthin the NFL with 32 passes defensed. Below is a look at how heranks across the league this year:

    MOST PASSES DEFENSED, 2014Player Team PDBradley Fletcher Philadelphia 21Vontae Davis COLTS 20Buster Skrine Cleveland 18

    VONTAE AMONG THE BEST

    The Colts are currently fourth in the NFL in opponent fumble recov-eries with 12. Inside linebacker D’Qwell Jackson leads the teamwith three recoveries this year. Philadelphia (15), Houston (14) andJacksonville (13) are the only teams with more opponent fumble re-coveries this season.

    MOST OPPONENT FUMBLE RECOVERIES, 2014Team Opp. FRPhiladelphia 15Houston 14Jacksonville 13COLTS 12Five teams 11

    FUMBLE RECOVERIES

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    Indianapolis and Minnesota are the only teams in the NFL with eightplayers with 20-or-more catches on the season. Five teams ranktied for second with seven players with 20-or-more receptions thisseason.

    MOST PLAYERS WITH 20-OR-MORE RECEPTIONS, 2014Team PlayersCOLTS 8Minnesota 8Five teams 7

    SHARING THE WEALTH

    The Colts offense and special teams units rank in the top 10 in sev-eral categories so far this season. Below is a look at how the teamranks in the AFC and NFL:

    COLTS OFFENSE & SPECIAL TEAMS RANKINGS, 2014Category Stat AFC Rank NFL RankPoints/Game 30.3 2 3Net Yards/Game 421.4 2 3Passing Yards/Game 310.9 1 1First Downs/Game 24.1 2 3Avg. Time of Possession 32:19 2 2Sacked/Pass Attempt 4.47% 5 6Gross Punt Average 47.2 1 1Net Punt Average 43.7 2 2Field Goal Percentage 100.0% 1 1

    TEAM RANKINGS

    From Week 3 at Jacksonville (9/21) to Week 4 vs. Tennessee(9/28), the Colts posted back-to-back 40-plus point games for thefirst time since 2004 when the feat was accomplished on four con-secutive occasions (Nov. 14 – Dec. 5).Also in those two games, Indianapolis combined to record 1,027net yards (529 at Jacksonville and 498 vs. Tennessee), which isthe most for the team in back-to-back games in franchise his-tory.

    OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION

    Reggie Wayne caught seven passes for 119 yards and a touch-down in the Colts' Week 4 victory over the Titans. Baltimore widereceiver Steve Smith caught seven passes for 139 yards and twotouchdowns last week against the Panthers. It was only the secondday in NFL history on which two players age 35-or-older both gainedat least 100 receiving yards and caught a touchdown pass. On thefirst Sunday of the 2005 season, Jimmy Smith of the Jaguars(seven catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns) and KeenanMcCardell of the Chargers (nine receptions for 123 yards and twotouchdowns) also did so.

    VETERAN RECEIVERS

    In the season opener at Denver (9/7), wide receiver Reggie Wayneplayed in his first game since suffering an injury in Week 7 againstDenver in 2013. He finished with a game-high nine receptions for98 yards. His reception total tied for the third-most he’s ever postedin a Week 1 contest.Wayne also ranked second in the AFC and tied for third in the NFLin receptions after Week 1. Only TE-Dennis Pitta and WR-PierreGarcon (10) totaled more catches on Kickoff Weekend.

    REGGIE RETURNS

    Return specialist Josh Cribbs was signed by the Colts as a freeagent on Nov. 18, 2014. In his first game with the team against Jack-sonville in Week 12, he returned five punts for 48 yards (9.6 avg.)and two kickoffs for 64 yards (32.0 avg.).His 48 punt return yards are the most by a Colts player in a singlegame this season and his 32.0 kickoff return average is also a Coltssingle-game season-high. Cribbs posted 169 combined return yardsthe following week against Washington (11/30), which is the highestsingle-game total for a Colts player this year.Below are Cribbs’ career rankings in the return game across theNFL since 1941:

    MOST CAREER KICKOFF RETURNS, NFL, SINCE 1941Player Years KO ReturnsBrian Mitchell 1990-2003 607Allen Rossum 1998-2009 514Dante Hall 2000-2008 426Josh Cribbs 2005-2014 421Mel Gray 1986-1997 421

    MOST CAREER KICKOFF RETURN YARDS, NFL, SINCE 1941Player Years KO Return YdsBrian Mitchell 1990-2003 14,014Allen Rossum 1998-2009 11,947Josh Cribbs 2005-2014 10,926

    MOST CAREER KICKOFF RETURN TOUCHDOWNS, NFL,SINCE 1941

    Player Years KO Return TDsJosh Cribbs 2005-2014 8Leon Washington 2006-2014 8Five players 6

    MOST CAREER COMBINED KICKOFF/PUNT RETURN YARDS,NFL, SINCE 1941

    Player Years Comb. YdsBrian Mitchell 1990-2003 19,013Allen Rossum 1998-2009 15,003Josh Cribbs 2005-2014 13,254MOST CAREER COMBINED KICKOFF/PUNT RETURN

    TOUCHDOWNS, NFL, SINCE 1941Player Years Comb. TDsDevin Hester 2006-2014 19Brian Mitchell 1990-2003 13Dante Hall 2000-2008 12Eric Metcalf 1989-2002 12Josh Cribbs 2005-2014 11

    SPECIAL TEAMS BOOST

    The Colts have converted an NFL-high 3-of-3 onside kicks this sea-son. Chicago, Jacksonville and the New York Giants are the onlyother teams in the league that have been successful on a singleonside kickoff, as the rest of the NFL is a combined 5-of-48 (10.4%).The last time the Colts were able to convert three onside kicks inthe same season was in 1997. Prior to this year, the team’s last suc-cessful onside kick came in Week 17 of the 2008 season againstTennessee (12/28).

    SUCCESSFUL ONSIDE KICKS

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    The Colts have the longest tenured kicker/punter combination in theNFL as Adam Vinatieri and Pat McAfee have played the past sixseasons (2009-2014) together. Two teams have had the samekicker and punter for the past five seasons (2010-14): Cincinnatiand Green Bay.LONGEST TENURED KICKER/PUNTER TANDEMS IN THE NFLTeam Kicker Punter Years TogetherCOLTS Adam Vinatieri Pat McAfee 6Cincinnati Mike Nugent Kevin Huber 5Green Bay Mason Crosby Tim Masthay 5

    SPECIAL TEAMS STABILITY

    Kicker Adam Vinatieri is currently in third place in the NFL with 130points this season. Vinatieri has converted 28-of-28 field goals andall 46 extra point attempts. He has made his last 34 consecutivefield goals, dating back to Dec. 22, 2013, and his past 192 PATs.

    MOST POINTS SCORED, 2014Player Team PointsStephen Gostkowski New England 142Cody Parkey Philadelphia 134Adam Vinatieri COLTS 130Dan Carpenter Buffalo 122Mason Crosby Green Bay 122

    VINATIERI NEAR THE TOP

    Under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-14), the Colts haverecorded a 13-1 record in regular season games immediately fol-lowing a loss. The team averages 27.6 points scored and 17.4points allowed in those 14 games. In 2013, Indianapolis was oneof only four teams (DEN, NE, SEA) to not lose consecutive gamesall season long.

    COLTS GAMES FOLLOWING A LOSS, SINCE 2012Game 1 Result Game 2 Result2012 (5-0)Week 1 at CHI L, 41-21 Week 2 vs. MIN W, 23-20Week 3 vs. JAX L, 22-17 Week 5 vs. GB W, 30-27Week 6 at NYJ L, 35-9 Week 7 vs. CLE W, 17-13Week 11 at NE L, 59-24 Week 12 vs. BUF W, 20-13Week 15 at HOU L, 29-17 Week 16 at KC W, 20-132013 (5-0)Week 2 vs. MIA L, 24-20 Week 3 at SF W, 27-7Week 6 at SD L, 19-9 Week 7 vs. DEN W, 39-33Week 10 vs. STL L, 38-8 Week 11 at TEN W, 30-27Week 12 at ARZ L, 40-11 Week 13 vs. TEN W, 22-14Week 14 at CIN L, 42-28 Week 15 vs. HOU W, 25-32014 (3-1)Week 1 at DEN L, 31-24 Week 2 vs. PHI L, 30-27Week 2 vs. PHI L, 30-27 Week 3 at JAX W, 44-17Week 8 at PIT L, 51-34 Week 9 at NYG W, 40-24Week 11 vs. NE L, 42-20 Week 12 vs. JAX W, 23-3

    BOUNCING BACK

    Punter Pat McAfee currently ranks second in the NFL in net puntingaverage (43.5), first in kickoff touchbacks (64) and fourth in grosspunting average (47.4). McAfee set a franchise single-game recordand tied for the third-most in NFL history with eight kickoff touch-backs in Week 3 at Jacksonville (9/21). Below is a look at the rank-ings:

    HIGHEST GROSS PUNTING AVERAGE IN THE NFL, 2014Player Team Gross Avg.Tress Way Washington 47.9Bryan Anger Jacksonville 47.5Pat McAfee COLTS 47.2Andy Lee San Francisco 47.2HIGHEST NET PUNTING AVERAGE IN THE NFL, 2014Player Team Net Avg.Kevin Huber Cincinnati 43.9Pat McAfee COLTS 43.7Sam Koch Baltimore 43.3

    MOST KICKOFF TOUCHBACKS IN THE NFL, 2014Player Team TouchbacksPat McAfee COLTS 67Brandon McManus Denver 57Justin Tucker Baltimore 55

    BOOMSTICK LEADING THE NFL

    Punter Pat McAfee was named the AFC Special Teams Player ofthe Month for September. It marked the first time he had earnedthe award in his career.Through the first month of the season, McAfee led the NFL in netpunting average (45.6) and ranked third in gross punting average(49.6). He posted a league-high 24 touchbacks on kickoffs and con-verted two onside kicks. No other team in the NFL had been suc-cessful on a single onside kick in 2014. McAfee also served as theholder for kicker Adam Vinatieri, who converted 8-of-8 field goalsand 16-of-16 extra points for 40 total points, which tied for the NFLlead.In Week 2 against Philadelphia (9/15), McAfee registered four puntsfor a 55.3 average, which marked the second-best single-game av-erage of his career. In Week 3 at Jacksonville (9/21), he set a fran-chise single-game record with eight kickoff touchbacks and addedseven kickoff touchbacks the following week against Tennessee(9/28).McAfee also earned AFC Special Teams Player of the Week hon-ors for Week 6, marking the first time he had earned the award.In the Colts’ 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans, McAfee recov-ered his own onside kick, which led to a touchdown. It marked thethird consecutive onside kick recovery of the season for Indianapo-lis. The rest of the NFL was a combined 1-of-13 (7.7%) on onsidekicks at the time this season. McAfee contributed with four puntsfor 159 yards in the game, pinning three of them inside the 20-yardline. He also added six touchbacks on kickoffs.

    McAFEE HONORED

    Adam Vinatieri has hit 34 consecutive field goals, dating back to2013. The streak is currently the second-longest in Colts historyand the fourth-longest in NFL history. It is also Vinatieri’s personal-best for his 19-year career. He has hit seven consecutive 50-plusyard field goals, which is a franchise record. Below is a list of themost consecutive successful field goals in Colts and NFL history:

    MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE, COLTS HISTORY

    42 Mike Vanderjagt, G15-16, 2002/G1, 200434 Adam Vinatieri, G14-16, 2013/G1-13, 201428 Mike Vanderjagt, G7-16, 1999/G1-200017 Adam Vinatieri, G6-16, 201016 Mike Vanderjagt, G2-11, 200016 Mike Vanderjagt, G6-15, 200515 Adam Vinatieri, G1-2, 6-8, 2006MOST CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE,

    NFL HISTORY42 Mike Vanderjagt, G15-16, 2002/G1, 200440 Gary Anderson, 1997-9836 Matt Stover, 2005-0634 Adam Vinatieri, G14-16, 2013/G1-15, 201433 Justin Tucker, 2013

    MOST CONSECUTIVE 50-PLUS YARD FIELD GOALS MADE, COLTS HISTORY

    7 Adam Vinatieri, G6-7,10, 2013/G7,10,13, 20146 Cary Blanchard, G15, 1995/G3,8,11-12,14, 1996

    VINNY’S FG STREAK

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    COLTS NOTES

    The Colts have had at least one rookie undrafted free agent makethe team’s Week 1 53-man roster for the past 16 seasons. That iscurrently the longest active streak in the NFL, followed by KansasCity with 12 straight seasons.Five undrafted free agents made the Colts Week 1 roster in 2014:center Jonotthan Harrison, defensive tackle Zach Kerr, insidelinebacker Henoc Muamba, cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy andrunning back Zurlon Tipton.

    LONGEST ACTIVE STREAKS WITH ROOKIE UNDRAFTEDFREE AGENT ON WEEK 1 ROSTER

    Player TeamCOLTS 16Kansas City 12Denver 11Baltimore 11New England 11

    UNDRAFTED ROOKIES ON THE ROSTER

    The Colts have won their last 12 consecutive games against AFCSouth opponents. That is currently the longest division game win-ning streak in the NFL. The team has tied its previous record for themost consecutive games won against the AFC South, which wasset from 11/14/04 - 10/8/06.

    LONGEST ACTIVE DIVISION GAME WINNING STREAKSTeam Division StreakCOLTS AFC South 12Denver AFC West 6Atlanta NFC South 4Detroit NFC North 4Green Bay NFC North 4

    BEST RECORD AGAINST DIVISION OPPONENTS, SINCE 2012Team Division RecordDenver AFC West 16-1-0COLTS AFC South 15-2-0New England AFC East 13-3-0Green Bay NFC North 12-4-1

    WINNING IN THE DIVISION

    The Colts played 32 games without consecutive losses from9/16/12 - 9/7/14, which is tied for the third-longest streak in fran-chise history. Under Head Coach Chuck Pagano (2012-14), theColts went 33 games without losing two in a row from 9/9/12 -9/7/14, which is the second-longest streak for a Colts head coach.Pagano holds the longest such streak in franchise history to start acareer, surpassing Don McCafferty who began his tenure with theColts by recording 28 straight games without consecutive losses.MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES,

    COLTS HISTORYGames Start End Coach(es)40 10/5/69 12/19/71 D. Shula/D. McCafferty34 10/26/75 11/27/77 Ted Marchibroda32 9/16/12 9/7/14 Chuck Pagano32 11/10/63 12/5/65 Don Shula32 12/4/66 9/21/69 Don Shula30 11/10/02 10/24/04 Tony Dungy

    COLTS COACHES MOST GAMES PLAYED WITHOUT CONSECUTIVE LOSSES

    Games Coach (*Start of Career) Start End34 Ted Marchibroda 10/26/75 11/27/7733 Chuck Pagano* 9/9/12 9/7/1432 Don Shula 11/10/63 12/5/6532 Don Shula 12/4/66 9/21/6930 Tony Dungy 11/10/02 10/24/0428 Don McCafferty* 9/20/70 12/19/71

    QUICK TURNAROUND

    Since the AFC South was formed prior to the 2002 regular season,the Colts have won eight division titles. Over that time span, only NewEngland (11) has won more division titles. Only eight teams have wontheir division five-or-more times since 2002:

    MOST DIVISION TITLES SINCE 2002Team Division TitlesNew England AFC East 11Indianapolis AFC South 9Green Bay NFC North 7Philadelphia NFC East 6Seattle NFC West 6Denver AFC West 5San Diego AFC West 5Pittsburgh AFC North 5

    DIVISIONAL DOMINANCE

    Head Coach Chuck Pagano led the Colts to 11 victories in 2013 forthe second consecutive year. He became the first head coach in teamhistory and the eighth in NFL history to post back-to-back 11-win sea-sons in his first two years with a team. With one more win, Paganocan join Jim Harbaugh as one of only two coaches in NFL history torecord 11 wins in each of his first three seasons with a team.

    HEAD COACHES TO WIN 11-PLUS GAMES IN EACH OFFIRST TWO SEASONS WITH A TEAM

    Head Coach Team SeasonsChuck Pagano COLTS 2012-13Jim Harbaugh 49ers 2011-12Dave Wannstedt Dolphins 2000-01Steve Mariucci 49ers 1997-98Barry Switzer Cowboys 1994-95George Seifert 49ers 1989-90Roy Andrews Giants 1929-30Guy Chamberlin Yellow Jackets 1925-26

    11-WIN SEASONS

    With a 17-10 win over Houston in Week 15, the Colts notched their14th 10-or-more win season in the past 16 years, which is the mostof any NFL team since 1999. The Colts have posted a 172-82 (.677)record since 1999, which ranks second behind the Patriots.

    OVERALL TEAM RECORDS, SINCE 1999Team W-L-T Pct. 10-win SeasonsNew England 182-72 .717 13COLTS 172-82 .677 14Pittsburgh 158-95-1 .624 8Green Bay 157-96-1 .620 10Baltimore 151-103 .594 8

    DOUBLE-DIGIT VICTORIES

    The Colts have closed out games strong under Head Coach ChuckPagano (2012-14), posting a league-leading 19-4 (.826) record ingames decided by one possession-or-less during that span. In2013, the team posted a 6-1 record. The Colts won nine consecu-tive one-possession games from Week 5 of the 2012 campaign toWeek 1 of 2013.

    BEST WIN PCT. IN ONE-POSSESSION GAMES, SINCE 2012Team Record Winning Pct.COLTS 19-4 .826San Francisco 12-5-1 .694Arizona 13-7 .650Denver 11-6 .647Cincinnati 13-7-1 .643

    COLTS ONE-POSSESSION GAMES, 2014 (4-2)Game Margin ResultWeek 1 at DEN 7 L, 31-24Week 2 vs. PHI 3 L, 30-27Week 5 vs. BAL 7 W, 20-13Week 6 at HOU 5 W, 33-28Week 14 at CLE 1 W, 25-24Week 15 vs. HOU 7 W, 17-10

    WINNING THE CLOSE ONES

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    most career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in Colts history.P-PAT McAFEE• Needs one game averaging 50.0 gross yards per punt (min. threepunts) to record his fourth of the season, which would rank as thesecond-most in a single season in franchise history. Also needs onesuch game to reach 15 for his career, which would tie a franchisecareer record with Rohn Stark.• Needs one punt inside the 20-yard line to set a franchise single-season record (27 in 2013 and 2014).WR-DONTE MONCRIEF• Needs one 100-yard receiving game to tie Andre Rison (three in1989) for the second-most such games as a rookie in franchise his-tory.DE-CORY REDDING• Needs two quarterback hits to surpass his single-season career-high of 12 set in 2009 with Seattle and 2011 with Baltimore.CB-GREG TOLER• Needs one interception to set a new season-high with three. Healso recorded two interceptions in 2010 and 2012 with Arizona.K-ADAM VINATIERI• Needs one 50-yard field goal made to tie Rob Bironas, Ryan Long-well and Matt Prater (24) for the 11th-most 50-plus-yard field