Colts Postgame Quick Hits

The Indianapolis Colts advanced into the playoffs by finishing off their 2006 regular season with a 27-22 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Take a look at some important stats and trends in this Quick Hits feature.

-- Colts inactives were WR Ricky Proehl, S Bob Sanders, DB Tim Jennings, DB T.J. Rushing, OG Ryan Lilja, OT Daniel Federkeil, WR John Standeford, DE Ryan LaCasse.

-- Rookie RB Joseph Addai averaged just 3.0 yards per carry, his third-worst average of the year. He finished the day with 64 yards on 21 carries and fumbled once. He tacked on 29 more yards on three receptions.

-- RB Dominic Rhodes averaged 4.7 yards per carry with 42 yards on 9 chances.

-- QB Peyton Manning had a 101.4 quarterback rating, marking his third consecutive week earning a rating of 100 or more. But his 59.5 percent completion rate was his second-lowest performance in that area in the last six weeks. With his two touchdowns against Miami, he's thrown for 9 touchdowns over the past three weeks. He completed passes to 7 different receivers.

-- DT/FB Dan Klecko caught a pass for a touchdown, his first since joining the Colts as a free agent right before the start of the season. It was the fourth catch of his 4-year NFL career, but his first for a touchdown. He caught three passes in 2004 with the Patriots.

-- Wide receivers Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne led the team in catches and yards. Harrison had five catches for 74 yards and a TD while Wayne had 6 catches for 70 yards. It was Harrison's least amount of catches and yards since the Eagles game back at the end of November. Wayne has just one TD catch in the last five games after scoring 6 TDs in the five weeks prior to that stretch.

-- LB Cato June's interception was his third of the season. He had two in the game against the Patriots at the end of November. It was the tenth of his 4-year career. June also led the team in tackles with 11, forced a fumble, deflected a pass, and was credited with two quarterback hits and half a sack.

Colts DT Anthony McFarland sacks Miami QB Cleo Lemon (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
-- DT Anthony McFarland was credited with 1.5 sacks while DT Raheem Brock had two quarterback hits. Others with a single quarterback hit included Rob Morris, McFarland, Josh Thomas and Robert Mathis.

-- For the first time this year in the 15 games that he's played in, Terrence Wilkins didn't get to return a single kickoff. Miami kicker Olindo Mare booted six touchbacks, and his one other kickoff was fielded by Darrell Reid.

-- The Colts converted 19 of their 24 first downs by passing, just 5 rushing.

-- They converted two of their three red zone opportunities and had a slight edge in time of possession at 30:48.

-- The offense had ten possessions and scored on five of them. Miami had ten possessions and scored on six of them, but only one touchdown.

-- Cornerbacks Nick Harper and Jason David were very active with Harper deflecting three passes while David knocked away two.

-- LB Keith O'Neil had three of the team's special teams tackles against the Dolphins. Freddie Keiaho, Darrell Reid and Kelvin Hayden had the others. Keiaho also had an assist, as did Matt Giordano and Adam Vinatieri.

-- Penalties that impacted the Colts included a false start by OT Ryan Diem on the offense's first possession. They had to punt three plays later. TE Dallas Clark was called for offensive pass interference, also leading to a punt on that set of downs in the third quarter. CB Kelvin Hayden was called for fair catch interference, which improved the Dolphins' starting field position on a drive that stalled at the Colts' 16-yard line. The Dolphins kicked a 33-yard field goal instead of having to attempt a 48-yarder. Jake Scott's illegal block above the waist didn't stop the Colts from moving the chains and scoring a touchdown on that possession. Anthony McFarland's offsides penalty didn't hurt either. The Dolphins had to punt a few plays later.

The Colts host the Chiefs on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. (ET) in the AFC Wild Card Playoffs.


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