week's game with Baltimore is the fifth of five scheduled prime-time television
appearances for the Colts this season.
— Indianapolis has registered its sixth consecutive 10-win season, tying the third-longest streak in NFL history (16, San Francisco, 1983-98; 7, Dallas, 1975-81; 6, Dallas, 1968-73; 6, Miami, 1970-75; 6, L.A. Rams, 1973-78; 6, Dallas, 1991-96; 6, Colts, 2002-present).
— The Colts are two wins shy of becoming the only NFL teams with five consecutive 12-win seasons. Indianapolis is currently tied with Dallas as the only league teams to accomplish that feat in four consecutive seasons.
— Indianapolis has posted a 99-41 won-loss record since the start of the 1999 season.
— The Colts are the only NFL team to earn seven playoff appearances in the last eight seasons.
— Indianapolis has won 44 of its last 53 regular-season games.
— The Colts are 15-8 under Tony Dungy in the month of December.
—QB Peyton Manning needs 23 completions to surpass Joe Montana for eighth-place on the NFL's all-time list. Manning has 3,391 pass completions as compared to 3,409 for Montana.
— Manning has completed 125 of 199 passes (62.8 pct.) for 1,454 yards with nine touchdown passes, three interceptions and a 93.7 quarterback efficiency rating in six regular-season meetings with the Ravens.
— Manning is third in the AFC with 3,109 passing yards.
— In last year's AFC divisional playoff game, however, Manning completed 15 of 30 passes for 170 yards and had two passes intercepted. He had a 39.6 quarterback efficiency rating in that game.
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Colts are 10-2 when RB Joseph Addai has 20 or more carries in a game. Addai is
second in the conference with nine rushing touchdowns.
— WR Reggie Wayne is averaging 126.3 receiving yards per game in his past four road games (505 total yards).
— Wayne, who leads the AFC in receiving yardage this year, needs 142 yards to surpass his career high of 1,310 receiving yards set last season.
— WR Anthony Gonzalez is averaging 15.2 yards per catch. Gonzalez, the Colts' first-round draft pick last spring, has caught 22 passes for 334 yards. He is looking for his first NFL touchdown catch.
— Indianapolis has a 17-3 won-loss record when TE Dallas Clark scores a touchdown.
— Clark tied a career high with two touchdowns in last week's win over Jacksonville. He leads all NFL tight ends with nine receiving touchdowns this season.
— Indianapolis' offense ranks third in the AFC, averaging 369.3 yards per game.
—The Colts defense ranks second in the NFL, allowing 277 yards per game.
— Indianapolis' defense has picked off seven passes over its last five games.
— The Colts are tied for third in the league in takeaway-giveaway ratio (plus-11).
— DE Robert Mathis recorded his team-leading seventh sack of the season in last week's win over Jacksonville.
— The Colts have a 26-4 record when Mathis registers a sack.
— S Antoine Bethea has a career-best four interceptions this season.
BY THE NUMBERS: 8 — That's the number of former Baltimore Colts employees who are still with the team since its move to Indianapolis prior to the 1984 season. Executive vice president Bob Terpening, senior executive vice president Pete Ward, head trainer Hunter Smith, equipment manager Jon Scott, director of pro personnel Clyde Powers, videographers Marty Heckscher and John Starliper and purchasing administrator Dave Filar all date back to the franchise's days in Baltimore.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I don't know if we're going to be able to put it to bed. I hope we can. I thought it was in bed before we went there last year, but again, you just never know. I certainly wasn't part of it and can't understand the emotions of the people that live there, but it was certainly prominent last year. Hopefully this week's game will be just about the two teams that are playing." — Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy, on the emotion of Baltimore fans about the return, once again, of the Colts to face the Ravens.