Player Notes and Quotes: Sept. 16

Get the players' reaction to Sunday's win in Minnesota, how players are recovering from their latest injuries, and other Colts news in this notebook from Scout.com!

Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez:

Gonzalez lateraled to Reggie Wayne after a 58-yard catch and run on a pass from quarterback Peyton Manning. Wayne went 17 yards down to the Vikings 1-yard line before being tackled on the bang-bang play.

"That probably was one of the dumber things I've ever done, but it worked out," Gonzalez said. "I'm not sure what was going on in my head. Thank God it worked out."

It certainly surprised Wayne.

"It was such a shock, I almost wanted to catch it and just go down," Wayne said. "I guess it's like playing "Madden": pressed the X button, jumped over a guy and kept going."

Said quarterback Peyton Manning: "Not quite sure what he was doing. I don't think he really knew either. He probably regrets it and I don't think we'll see that again."

Defensive end Dwight Freeney:

On the play of the Colts defense against Minnesota: "The game is won on points. Right? We have to stop those guys from getting more points than we do. Right?"

While giving up 160 yards on the ground to Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, the Indianapolis defense did not allow a touchdown in the game.  

Offensive line coach Howard Mudd:

Mudd did not make the trip to Minneapolis Sunday after emergency knee replacement surgery last week to correct problems from an old injury from his NFL playing days. The last time that Mudd missed a game as either a player or assistant coach was in 1970.

WR Marvin Harrison:

Harrison extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 177, but just barely. His only catch was a 16-yarder late in the third quarter. The streak is the longest to begin a career in league history.

RB Joseph Addai:

Addai carried 15 times for 20 yards, his worst output when he has had at least 10 carries in a game. Jacksonville held him to 22 yards on 11 attempts in 2006. The 20 yards were the second fewest in a game by Addai; he had 15 on three carries in the first meeting with Jacksonville in 2006.

In two games, the Colts have rushed 34 times for 78 yards. That has forced QB Peyton Manning to throw 91 times. That's the most passing attempts that Manning has had in consecutive games since the 2001 season when he had 99 (51 vs. San Francisco, 11/15/01; 48 vs. Baltimore, 12/2/01). The Colts lost both of those games.

C Jeff Saturday:

Saturday (knee) practiced all last week but was not active for the Minnesota game. Saturday is expected to practice this week and has an outside chance of playing against Jacksonville.

TE Dallas Clark:

Clark (knee) saw light work in practice late last week and was a pregame inactive for the Vikings game. The Colts are hopeful that Clark will be able to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

OT Tony Ugoh:

Ugoh (groin) left the Vikings game in the second quarter and did not return. The Colts probably won't have an update on his availability for the Jacksonville game until later this week.

S Bob Sanders:

Sanders (ankle) was sidelined in the fourth quarter of the Minnesota game. He did not return to the Colts' defensive lineup. There is no word on if Sanders will be able to play this week against Jacksonville.


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