— Indianapolis (11-2) can clinch the AFC South by winning this week at Oakland (4-9). The Colts can clinch the AFC's No. 2 seed, a first-round bye and home field in the divisional round if they win and Pittsburgh (9-4) loses to Jacksonville (9-4).
— Sunday's game with the Raiders will be the Colts' final road game of the regular season.
— Indianapolis has posted wins in 45 of its last 54 regular-season games.
— The Colts are 16-8 under Tony Dungy in the month of December.
— Indianapolis has a 2-1 record against the AFC West so far this year with wins over Denver (38-20) and Kansas City (13-10). The Colts' lone loss came at San Diego (23-21).
— The Colts' two losses this season have been by a combined six points (24-20 to New England and 23-21 to the Chargers).
— A victory this week would make the Colts the first team in the NFL's 88-year history to win 12 or more games in five consecutive seasons. They went 12-4 in 2003 and 2004, 14-2 in 2005 and 12-4 last season. They currently share the record of four straight 12-win seasons with Dallas (1992-95).
— Indianapolis' win at Baltimore was the franchise's fourth consecutive victory. The win, coupled with Tennessee's overtime loss to San Diego, put the Colts (11-2) in the playoffs for the eighth time in nine years. No other NFL team can match that stretch.
— The victory over the Ravens last week set up Colts coach Tony Dungy's ninth consecutive trip to the postseason, a run of excellence equaled only by late Dallas coach Tom Landry (1975-83). Dungy's streak includes his last three years with Tampa Bay, 1999-2001, and his six seasons with the Colts.
— The Colts forced five turnovers at Baltimore last week. The last time that the Indianapolis defense had five takeaways was last year's regular-season game against New England, when the Colts had four interceptions and one fumble recovery.
— QB Peyton Manning has 3,204 career completions and needs five more to surpass former San Francisco and Kansas City QB Joe Montana (3,409) for eighth place on the NFL's all-time list.
— Manning has never played a regular-season game in Oakland during his 10-year NFL career. He had never played at game at Carolina's Bank of America Stadium either until earlier this season. The Colts won that game 31-7 on Oct. 28.
Peyton Manning and Joseph Addai
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— RB Joseph Addai needs 25 yards to become the third Colts running back to rush for 1,000 yards each of his first two seasons. Addai ran for 1,081 yards as a rookie last season. The others are Marshall Faulk, 1,282 and 1,078 yards in 1994-95, and Edgerrin James, 1,553 and 1,709 yards in 1999-2000.
&mdash The Colts are 10-2 when Addai has 20 or more carries in a game.
— WR Reggie Wayne is averaging 109.4 receiving yards per game in his past five road games (547 total yards). Wayne has 1,211 receiving yards so far this season, good for second in the AFC. He needs 99 more yards to equal his career high of 1,310 receiving yards last season.
Wayne's nine touchdown catches this year are tied for the second-highest total of his NFL career. Wayne needs four more TD catches for a single-season high. He had 12 in 2004 and nine in 2006.
— Rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez had a career-high 134 yards receiving (on six receptions) in the win at Baltimore last week. Gonzalez is averaging a team-high 16.7 yards per catch this season (468 yards on 28 receptions).
— The Colts are 17-3 when TE Dallas Clark scores a touchdown.
— Clark has already surpassed his season highs for catches (50, his previous high was 37 in 2005), yards receiving (542, the previous high was 488 in 2005) and touchdown catches (nine, his previous best was five in 2004). The nine TD catches are the most for a Colts tight end in franchise history.
Clark needs six catches for a franchise seasonal high (55, John Mackey, 1967).
— Indianapolis' defense ranks second in the league, allowing 274.4 yards per game.
— LB Gary Brackett's two interceptions last week at Baltimore raised season total to a career-high four. He has been credited with a team-high 102 tackles, 11th among league linebackers. The only other linebacker with as many interceptions, Seattle's Lofa Tatupu, who also has four, ranks 20th in tackles.
— Brackett's career-best 11 passes defended are tied for second among the top 11 tacklers. Washington's London Fletcher has 12. Undrafted out of Rutgers in 2003, Brackett entered this season with seven in his career.
BY THE NUMBERS: 10 — Over the past six games, Indianapolis has 10 interceptions and has outscored opponents 61-16 on points off turnovers.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I thought we'd been playing better the last few weeks. It probably started in the second quarter of Atlanta where we got some things rolling, made some plays, and then kept it going against Jacksonville and really had four touchdown drives in that game against a real good defense. Then (Sunday) night, so much of it is poise and identifying where they are and picking up blitzes. You know if you do that, you're going to have some chances to make big plays. But getting everybody involved has been good to see. Us moving the ball and scoring in different ways and different people contributing, I think we are hitting our stride at the right time." — Colts coach Tony Dungy on the re-emergence of the offense in recent weeks.