Possible Colts milestones Sunday

Everybody likes impressive numbers (especially if they happen to be nice round ones as well), with the Colts week 17 game having meaning this year we are likely to see several of them reached.

Team:
With a win the Colts will have their 9th straight 10+ win season keeping them alone in 2nd, 1 season ahead of the Patriots active streak (at 8 including this year). The NFL record is still a ways off though, 16 straight seasons of 10 or more wins by the 83-98 Niners.

With a win and/or a Jags loss the Colts will have their 9th straight playoff appearance, the longest active streak by far since the Chargers streak of 4 will end leaving the Ravens and Eagles tied at 2nd with 3 including this year.

Manning:
Peyton needs 18 completions to break Drew Brees’ single season record of 440 set in 2007

Drew Bledsoe’s record of 691 pass attempts is likely out of reach (Peyton would need to throw 53 passes Sunday to tie), but 2nd all time is nearly a given with Warren Moon’s 655 just 17 throws away.

Peyton is 122 yards from a new career best in passing yardage at 4,557 (2004). 254 yards will put this season into the top 10 in NFL history, tying Moon at 4,690. A 400 yard day would put him 3rd all time behind only the 5,000 yard seasons by Brees (’08) and Marino (’84).

1 or more interception would put Manning into the top 25 all time, tying Dave Krieg at 199 career picks.

Running backs: 
Donald Brown is 12 yards away from rushing 500 yards on the season. Addai 49 yards from the same mark.

Addai needs 94 yards on the ground to avoid a career low rushing total (though he is checking in at a career low in games played and has the best ypc since his rookie season). 

Addai is also 22 yards shy of his 4,000th rushing yard and 3 TDs short of his 50th touchdown.

Receivers:
Wayne is 3 receptions away from a new career best of 105 and 13 yards away from breaking the 1,300 yard mark for the 3rd time of his career.

Reggie is also 36 yards short of tying Stanley Morgan for 28th all time in receiving yardage and could move up a spot from 34th all time in receiving TDs with 2 TDs and another if he scores 1 or more TDs than Antonio Gates does Sunday. 3 TDs would put him into the top 30 all time.

Garçon is 59 yards shy of last years’ mark in receiving yards of 765.

Jacob Tamme is 36 yards short of reaching 600 yards receiving a figure Dallas Clark didn’t reach until the 5th year of his career.

Defense: 
Dwight Freeney trails Henry Thomas (34th) by half a sack and Steve McMicheal (33rd) by 2 sacks on the all-time leaderboard.

Freeney is 1 sack away from reaching 10+ for the 3rd straight year and 7th time in his 9 year career.

Robert Mathis is currently tied with Jevon Kearse and Mark Gastineau for 60th all-time, he would pass Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and tie Bryce Paup at 58th if he records a full sack bringing him to 75 on his career. A full sack this Sunday would also set a new career high for Mathis breaking the 11.5 mark he posted in 2005 and 2008.

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