Postgame Notes: 49ers-Colts
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J. Daniel/Getty
via Colts Media Relations
Posted Nov 2, 2009


Postgame notes on the Indianapolis Colts 18-14 win over the San Francisco 49ers, their 16th-straight regular-season victory, courtesy of the team's media relations staff.

— Indianapolis extended its franchise record with a 16th consecutive regular-season victory and became the 8th team to earn a streak of 16+ consecutive regular-season victories (21, New England, 2006-08; 18, New England, 2003-04; 17, Chicago, 1933-34; 16, Chicago, 1941-42; 16, Miami, 1971-73; 16, Miami, 1983-84; 16, Pittsburgh, 2004-05).

— Indianapolis extended its NFL-record streak to six consecutive seasons with winning streaks of at least seven games (8, 2004; 13, 2005; 9, 2006; 7 and 6, 2007; 9, 2008; 7, 2009).

— It is the fourth time in five seasons the Colts have started the season 7-0. The Colts own four of the eight 7-0 starts since 2004 (2004 Philadelphia Eagles, 2005 COLTS, 2006 Chicago Bears, 2006 COLTS, 2007 New England Patriots, 2007 COLTS, 2008 Tennessee Titans, 2009 COLTS). *New Orleans (6-0) plays on Monday night.

— Jim Caldwell became the first Colts head coach to win his first seven games. Caldwell became the only rookie head coach in the Super Bowl era to start 7-0, and he became the only coach ever to start 7-0 when succeeding a head coach who won 100+ games (Caldwell, Colts, 2009, succeeded Tony Dungy, 139 wins).

— Jim Caldwell tied Barney Lepper (Buffalo, 1920) for the second-best start by a rookie head coach in NFL history (8, Potsy Clark with Portsmouth, 1931; 7, Barney Lepper with Buffalo, 1920).

— QB Peyton Manning Manning became the 4th QB with 4,000+ career completions (Brett Favre, Dan Marino, John Elway), and he did it in his 183rd career game, the fastest pace to that plateau (193, Marini; 196, Favre, 227, Elway).

— Sunday’s win marked Manning’s 38th fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive and second this season.

— Manning recorded his 53rd career 300+-yard game, his sixth this season.

— Colts DE-Dwight Freeney recorded a sack in his eighth consecutive game, tying Robert Mathis’ club record streak in 2005. Freeney is one game short of tying Bruce Smith (1986-87) and Kevin Greene (1997-98) for the third-longest streak in NFL history. Simon Fletcher (1992-93) and DeMarcus Ware (2007-08) share the NFL mark with 10 consecutive games with a sack.

— WR-Reggie Wayne was 12-147, 1 TD receiving. Wayne caught a TD pass for the fifth consecutive game, his career-best streak.

— Wayne recorded his 29th career 100+-yard game and his 10th career 10+-reception game. It marked Wayne’s third 100+ game this season and second 10+-catch game.

— Wayne tied his career-high with 12 receptions. His previous career-high was 12 vs. Tennessee 12/30/07.

— RB Joseph Addai’s 22-yard TD pass to Wayne was the first TD pass thrown by someone other than a Colts’ QB since TE Ken Dilger’s 39-yard TD to Marvin Harrison 12/23/01. Addai became the third non-QB to throw a TD pass in the Indianapolis era (RB Curtis Dickey, 1984; TE-Ken Dilger, 2001).


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