NOTES AND QUOTES
• Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship:
— With one level, he’ll go Edgerrin James (102) for the third-most factors by a rookie in franchise historical past.
— With two factors, he’ll tie Mike Vanderjagt (104) for the second-most factors by a rookie in franchise historical past.
— With three factors, he’ll go Mike Vanderjagt (104) for the second-most factors by a rookie in franchise historical past.
— With three discipline targets made, he’ll tie Mike Vanderjagt (27) for the second-most discipline targets made by a rookie in franchise historical past.
• Defensive sort out DeForest Buckner:
— With one recreation performed, he’ll attain 75 profession video games performed.
— With one recreation began, he’ll attain 75 profession video games began.—
• Cornerback T.J. Carrie:
— With one defensive or particular groups return for a landing, he’ll tie Ray Buchanan and Terrence Wilkins (three) for essentially the most such touchdowns in single-season franchise historical past.
• Cornerback T.J. Carrie, cornerback Kenny Moore II, cornerback Xavier Rhodes:
— With one interception returned for a landing, he’ll tie quite a few gamers for the second-most interceptions returned for a landing (two) in single-season franchise historical past.
• Large receiver T.Y. Hilton:
— With one landing, he’ll go Joseph Addai (48) for the Tenth-most complete touchdowns in staff historical past.
— With one receiving landing, he’ll tie Lenny Moore (48) for the fifth-most receiving touchdowns in staff historical past.
— With one recreation with 10+ receptions, he’ll go Don McCauley, Lydell Mitchell, Joe Washington, Anthony Johnson and Dallas Clark, all with three, for the third-most video games with 10+ receptions in staff historical past.
• Defensive finish Justin Houston:
— With one recreation began, he’ll attain 125 profession video games began.
— Wants 3.0 sacks to achieve 100.0 for his profession. He would change into the thirty fifth participant in NFL historical past to achieve that plateau since sacks grew to become an official statistic in 1982.
— With one security, he’ll go Ted Hendricks, Doug English and Jared Allen (4) for essentially the most safeties in NFL historical past.
• Linebacker Darius Leonard:
— With two tackles, he’ll tie Jerrell Freeman (366) for the second-most tackles in a participant’s first three seasons in Colts historical past.
— With three tackles, he’ll go Jerrell Freeman (366) for the second-most tackles in a participant’s first three seasons in Colts historical past.
• Cornerback Xavier Rhodes:
— With two tackles, he’ll attain 400 profession tackles.
• Quarterback Philip Rivers:
— With one recreation with three-or-more landing passes, he’ll tie Dan Marino (62) for the sixth-most video games of three-or-more landing passes in NFL historical past.
— With one recreation with 400+ passing yards, he’ll tie Ben Roethlisberger (12) for the fourth-most video games with 400+ passing yards in NFL historical past.
“Yeah, I am not going to lie, it did really feel good and it feels prefer it’s the way in which it ought to be. It isn’t going to be that manner each recreation, however he’s our chief. He’s our chief at that place. He is likely one of the emotional leaders of this staff. He has a presence about him and a confidence about him that the staff feeds off of. It was nice to get him occurring Sunday.” — Colts head coach Frank Reich on large receiver T.Y. Hilton’s breakout efficiency final Sunday in opposition to the Houston Texans.
“Yeah, I actually do not feel 29, however on the similar time I really feel good. But it surely does, it sort of made me chuckle a bit of bit yesterday simply to suppose I am 39 and I am nonetheless attending to play a recreation. I am enjoying a recreation. Certainly one of my kids really requested me how lengthy have you ever been enjoying soccer and I used to be considering again – I used to be clearly round it since I used to be little. I did not play sort out soccer till seventh grade, however you have a look at no matter that’s and that is 27, 28 years. It sounds sort of loopy – been enjoying a recreation and nonetheless attending to play it. Yeah, I do not actually give it some thought a lot. I feel once you get upwards in age, the birthdays aren’t I suppose as massive of a deal so far as a celebration and all that stuff, particularly when you’ve gotten 9 little ones to rejoice their birthdays. They have an inclination to take the – the thrill tends to go their manner from a birthday standpoint.” — Colts quarterback Philip Rivers on turning 39 years previous this week and the way he is feeling bodily.
“I might say that when you’ve gotten a presence like that within the center, as been acknowledged earlier than when it comes to the 3-technique in our protection and actually once you’re robust up the center in any protection that is a superb factor as a result of it impacts the run and it forces double groups to remain on longer within the run recreation, it forces safety to slip that manner within the go recreation. There are a variety of issues that it does that advantages the linebackers in addition to the secondary. So the impact of an inside defensive lineman like DeForest Buckner is absolutely immense when you concentrate on the ripple down impact it has on the run protection and the go protection.” — Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus on the distinction he notices when defensive sort out DeForest Buckner is within the recreation.
“Man, he brings so much to our offense and he has simply gotten higher and higher and higher and higher. We have now a lot confidence in Braden (Smith) and I’ve actually seen massive, massive progress this yr significantly within the go recreation and his safety. So credit score to Coach (Chris) Strausser and Coach Klayton Adams, they’ve been creating him and are doing a terrific job creating him. We wish to be a bodily staff, and it doesn’t matter what we’re doing whether or not it is passing the ball or operating the ball – simply since you go it doesn’t suggest you may’t be bodily. We wish to be a bodily staff and Braden is considered one of our most bodily gamers. Within the run recreation, within the go recreation, all the things, he’s considered one of our most bodily gamers whether or not he’s getting out on a display – all the things like that. He simply brings a lot to this offense. He had an exceptional recreation in opposition to a extremely good soccer participant on Sunday. He simply continues to get higher and we’re thrilled that he’s who he’s, he has continued to get higher and he’s on this staff.” — Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni on the continued enchancment of third-year proper sort out Braden Smith.