Colts Notebook: Jan. 10

Scout.com reports on notes, quotes and numbers for the Indianapolis Colts as they prepare for Sunday's playoff game with San Diego in the RCA Dome.

— The Colts are 9-2 against opponents that San Diego has also faced. The Chargers are 8-3 against the same competition.

— San Diego ranked first in the league in takeaway-giveaway ratio at plus-24. The Colts were second at plus-18.

— Indianapolis has earned trips to the playoffs eight times in the past nine seasons and in 10 of the past 13 years.

— The Colts have posted an all-time postseason record of 17-16 dating back to the 1958 season.

— The Colts franchise had made 21 trips to the playoffs in the 55-year history of the team. It's the 11th playoff appearance for the franchise since the team moved to Indianapolis in 1984.

— Indianapolis coach Tony Dungy has earned nine consecutive playoff appearances (1999-01 at Tampa Bay, 2002-07 with the Colts). That ties Dungy with former Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry (1975-83) for the most consecutive playoff appearances by NFL coaches since 1970.

— Dungy has a career 2-2 coaching record against San Diego. Norv Turner has a 3-2 career coaching record against Indianapolis.

— Dungy is the eighth head coach in franchise history to guide the Colts to the postseason.


Manning has been strong at home in the playoffs
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— Under Dungy's direction, Indianapolis is 4-1 at home in the playoffs.

— Dungy has a career 9-8 postseason coaching record. He is 7-4 in the playoffs with the Colts.

— In six home postseason games, QB Peyton Manning has completed 147 of 224 passes (.656) for 1,959 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has a 102.0 passer rating in those games.

— Manning has guided the Colts to a 7-6 postseason record since 1998. He has completed 290 of 474 passes (.612) for 3,496 yards, 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.

— Manning has thrown a touchdown pass in nine of the 13 playoff games in which he has started for the Colts.

—Manning has thrown multiple touchdown passes in three of the 13 postseason games of his NFL career.

— Manning has thrown multiple interceptions in four of the 13 postseason games in which he has played.

— Including postseason games, the Colts are 10-2 when RB Joseph Addai has 20 or more rushing attempts.

— Addai is averaging 89 yards rushing in home playoff games.

— WR Reggie Wayne, who led the NFL this season with a career-best 1,510 receiving yards on 104 receptions (another career high), has six touchdown catches in 11 postseason games.

— Wayne has caught a pass in 11 consecutive postseason games (55 catches for 758 yards and five touchdowns).

— WR Marvin Harrison has 442 receiving yards on 27 catches (16.4 average per catch, 147.3 yards per game) in his last three games against San Diego.

— Harrison has caught a pass in 14 consecutive postseason games (60 catches for 836 yards and two touchdowns).


TE Dallas Clark scored 11 touchdowns this season
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— TE Dallas Clark led NFL tight ends with 11 touchdown receptions this season. The Colts are 3-0 in the playoffs with Clark having 100 receiving yards or more in a game.

Clark caught 23 passes for 345 yards in the Colts' four playoff games a year ago. He has caught a pass in seven straight postseason games for Indianapolis, totaling 35 receptions for 567 yards and two TDs.

— S Bob Sanders has two career postseason interceptions.

— PK Adam Vinatieri leads the NFL with 40 career postseason field goals and 49 career field-goal attempts.

— The Colts ranked third in the league in total defense, giving up just 279.7 yards per game.

BY THE NUMBERS: 5 — An Indianapolis win Sunday would set a franchise record for consecutive postseason victories. The Colts have won their last four playoff games (all last season en route to the Super Bowl XLI title). The 1970 and '71 Colts teams also won four consecutive postseason games.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's good to be one of only eight teams preparing to play this week, and that's what I always tell our team, that's something special and you want to keep that going. It's quite an honor to be in the final eight, to know who we're playing, and I do think we have the four best teams in the AFC still in it. It's going to be a fun weekend, and we're going to have our hands full with San Diego.

People have told me that we're healthier and we're playing better, and I believe that's true. I don't think we'll play a game like we played out there, but I think San Diego is playing better. They were in the process of finding themselves, too, earlier in the year, and I think they're pretty grooved now with a seven-game winning streak and knowing what they do well and all their components. They've looked pretty good in the last few weeks to me.

So it should be fun, it should be exciting. I think it's going to be good for our city, and I know our guys will be energized. So one of the benefits of the bye I think is going to pay off for us, and now it's up to us just to get ourselves ready and get dialed in on San Diego." — Colts coach Tony Dungy on this week's AFC divisional playoff game with San Diego.


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