ColtPower Game Day Notes

Make sure you have all the latest Colts news and information as you settle in for today's NFL action!

"There is a reason ESPN picked this game for tonight's telecast. It features the proverbial irresistible force (Indianapolis' offense) vs. the immovable object (Baltimore's defense)." -- Steve Mullins, San Diego Union-Tribune

Player News

The Colts re-signed former Patriots safety and special teams player Dexter Reid to the roster. They used the spot vacated by linebacker Rocky Calmus who was put on injured reserve....Today's game pits the NFL MVP, Peyton Manning against the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Ravens safety Ed Reed (9 interceptions in 2004)...Manning is making his 113th consecutive start to begin a career, the longest streak by a quarterback in the history of the NFL...As of Sunday morning, the Colts had not released the results of Dallas Clark's test to determine if he would be cleared to play. Clark is trying to come back from a concussion.

Inside the Numbers

The Colts were 5-3 on the road last year while the Ravens were 6-2 at home....Ravens head coach Brian Billick is 0-3 against Tony Dungy...Whether it's this week or next week, Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning need just 129 total yards to become the all-time NFL leaders in yardage by a QB-WR pairing. They will break the record of the Bills' Jim Kelly and Andre Reed....Watch Edgerrin James' rushing production today. The Colts are 34-6 when he breaks the 100-yard mark.

2004 team rankings

COLTS: Rushing Offense - 115.8 yards per game (15th in NFL); Passing Offense - 288.9 ypg (1st); Total Offense - 404.7 ypg (2nd). Rushing Defense - 127.3 ypg (24th); Passing Defense - 243.2 ypg (28th); Total Defense - 370.5 ypg (29th).

RAVENS: Rushing Offense - 128.9 ypg (9th); Passing Offense - 144.5 ypg (31st); Total Offense - 273.4 ypg (31st). Rushing Defense - 105.1 ypg (T-8th); Passing Defense - 195.1 ypg (10th); Total Defense - 300.2 ypg (6th).

Quotable

"We're going to be ready to do some big things. I really believe we'll be a balanced team." -- Colts DE Dwight Freeney

"When you talk about quarterbacks, Johnny Unitas, he's the man. He made his legend in Baltimore, but his legend is really league-wide." -- Peyton Manning in response to tonight's game being played on the third anniversary of Johnny Unitas' death

"We think we've got the best defense and they've got the best offense. There's no doubt we're taking it as a challenge." -- Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan


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