Player Notes and Quotes: Oct. 22

It seems like every game the Indianapolis Colts play, Peyton Manning moves up in the NFL record books. See what milestone he passed this week, get news about injuries, find out who's winning the tackling battle between Freddy Keiaho and Gary Brackett and more in this update from

QB Peyton Manning

Manning has thrown for 43,157 yards in his career, which places him eighth in NFL history. Manning's 229 yards against Green Bay allowed him to pass former San Diego Chargers QB Dan Fouts.

Manning has had three interceptions returned for touchdowns so far this season. Manning tied an NFL record in 2001 when opponents returned six interceptions for touchdowns. Chicago QB Rudy Bukich had set the mark in 1966. The last time that Manning had two interceptions returned for touchdowns in the same game occurred in a 44-13 loss at New England in 2001.

RB Joseph Addai

Addai's status for Monday night's game at Tennessee remains a question mark.  "(Addai) kind of wanted to try to go (against Green Bay). We felt having this week and an extra day, we'll see how he is on Thursday," coach Tony Dungy said.

WR Reggie Wayne

Wayne has increased his reception total each year that he has been in the league. But that probably won't happen in 2008 unless the Colts offense starts to pick up some momentum.  Wayne, who caught 104 passes a year ago, has 35 receptions through the first six games of this season.

Wayne had two catches for 24 yards against the Packers. The last time that he had fewer receiving yards in a game that he played from start to finish was a three-catch, 19-yard effort against Jacksonville on Sept. 18, 2005.

WR Marvin Harrison

Harrison has caught 22 passes so far this season. In his injury-shortened season of a year ago, Harrison had 20 total catches. Prior to last season, his previous season low for receptions was 59 in 1998.

TE Dallas Clark

Clark is still a viable part of the Colts offense. Clark, who missed some playing time earlier in the season due to a knee injury, is fourth on the team with 20 catches for 234 yards. He has yet to catch a TD pass this year.


CB Kelvin Hayden

Hayden most likely won't return to the starting lineup until the Colts' Nov. 2 home game against the New England Patriots.  Hayden suffered a knee injury at Houston on Oct. 5 and subsequently underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his left knee.  "Just really taking it day-by-day right now. Got a little bit of stiffness," he said. "I really can't say much because I can't do much. Just progressing every day and hoping for the best. We'll see."


LB Gary Brackett

Brackett has taken over as the Colts' leading tackler six games into the season. Brackett, who has been neck and neck with LB Freddy Keiaho for the team leadership in tackles, now has 61 total stops. Keiaho, meanwhile, is close behind with 57.


DE Robert Mathis

Mathis continues to pace Indianapolis with five sacks this year. Mathis, though, is second behind DE Dwight Freeney in quarterback pressures (Freeney has 12, Mathis eight).


OT Tony Ugoh

Ugoh has been replaced in the starting lineup by veteran Charlie Johnson the past several weeks.  Ugoh suffered a groin injury against Minnesota in the second game of the year and sat out the next week. He has been recovering well, though, and could start to see more playing time in the coming games.


WR Anthony Gonzalez

Gonzalez is currently the Colts' No. 2 receiver, receptions-wise, with 26 total catches.  Gonzalez, Indianapolis' top draft pick in 2007, had 37 receptions as a rookie.

TE Gijon Robinson

Robinson did not play at Green Bay and may not be available for the Tennessee game this week. An update on Robinson's status won't be known until Thursday or Friday.


"I guess we're like the Dow Jones ... in a sense. We're all over the place. We're too inconsistent. Typically, what got us through in the past is we were a consistent team. You knew what you were getting every week." — LB Gary Brackett, on the up-and-down play of the Colts in general and defense specifically against the Packers.  

"It's definitely not us. The way I see it right now, we've got to find ourselves, who we are. Coach (Tony Dungy) can keep saying it and saying it and saying it, but he don't play. We do. Until we figure what we're about and what we need to do — play good this week, play bad next week — we're going to be sitting home (for the playoffs)." — RB Dominic Rhodes on Indianapolis' inconsistent play this season.

"We've got to stop talking about being more consistent and just do it. We were 21st in the league last week in (fewest) penalties, and I'm sure we moved below that after (the Green Bay game). Our goal is to be in the top five. That's just not getting it done. We've got to be more disciplined." — QB Peyton Manning.

"It's got to happen within the (locker room and practice fields). There's nothing, no one around us, who's going to give us anything. We've got to go out there and do it ourselves." — Clark, on what Indianapolis needs to do in order to turn the season around.


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