Stat of the Day

Here’s a random tidbit that I couldn’t find a place for in my upcoming book on Colts history.

Not only did Peyton Manning surpass Jim “Captain Comeback” Harbaugh for most comebacks as a Colts quarterback, he did it by the end of his second season in the league.  That’s impressive, but what’s really amazing is that Manning, author of 35 fourth quarter comebacks (2nd most all time behind Dan Marino at 36), has more 4th quarter comebacks than all the Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks combined.

Since the team moved to Indianapolis, the Colts have had innumerable QBs, and together they combined for 30 fourth quarter come from behind wins over 14 seasons.  Ten different quarterbacks contributed to the total (and there were a lot more that didn’t contribute anything).

Stat of the day

Can we PLEASE stop talking about how much better our coverage units are this year?  It’s all about McAfee, not the coaching.

Based on FO measures, McAfee was the best kickoff man in the league this season. Take out squibs and onside kicks, and McAfee leads the league with 70.8 yards per kickoff. The problem is that the Colts were just average in net kickoff value because their coverage team gave almost all that value back by allowing long returns