INSIDE THE NUMBERS: COLTS @ CHIEFS
December 18, 2013HOOSIER SPORTS 365
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-5) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-3)
COLTS: Have won 4 of past 5 at KC…Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK (7,673) joined CAM NEWTON (7,920) & PEYTON MANNING (7,874) as only QBs with at least 7,500 passing yards in 1st 2 seasons of career in NFL history. Luck (10) has most game-winning drives by QB in 4th qtr./OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since ’70. Is 1-0 vs. KC…RB DONALD BROWN is averaging career-best 5.3 yards per carry in 2013. RB TRENT RICHARDSON had 2 rush TDs in only meeting vs. KC (w/ Cle. on 12/9/12). Totaled season-best 102 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 9-yard TD rec…WR T.Y. HILTON has career-best in catches (66) & rec. yards (861) in 2013. Has 4 100-yard rec. games in ’13. WR GRIFF WHALEN posted 1st TD rec. of career last week. Had career-long 51-yard PR vs. Hou…TE COBY FLEENER has career-best in catches (49), rec. yards (575) & TDs (4) in 2013…Last week, LB ROBERT MATHIS (108 career; 16.5 in 2013) surpassed DWIGHT FREENEY (107.5 career; 16 in 2004) for most sacks in career by Colt in single-season since 1982…
CHIEFS: KC (11) is tied with 2008 Dolphins & 2012 Colts for most wins by team that won 2 or fewer games in previous season…Chiefs (+21) have best turnover ratio in NFL…QB ALEX SMITH had career-high 5 TD passes last week, tied for 2nd-most in game in Chiefs history. Has career-high 3,160 passing yards in 2013. Smith (384) needs 3 rush yards for most in season by Chiefs QB…RB JAMAAL CHARLES scored 5 TDs last week vs. Raiders & became 1st player in NFL history with at least 4 TD rec. & 1 rush TD in single game. Rushed for 226 yards, incl. 86-yard rush TD, in last game vs. Ind. Is 1st Chief ever with 4 career 1,000-yard rush seasons. Has NFL-best 18 total TDs (11 rush, 7 rec.). Averages 131.1 scrimmage yards per game in ’13, best in AFC…WR DWAYNE BOWE (6,355) needs 6 rec. yards to surpass CARLOS CARSON (6,360) for 4th-most in club history…Allow AFC-low 18.2 points per game in 2013…Have 11 return TDs in 2013, most in NFL…LB TAMBA HALI (11) has registered at least 10 sacks for 3rd time in career…S ERIC BERRY had 2 INTs vs. Oak., incl. 47-yard INT-return TD. Berry has 3.5 sacks this season, most among NFL DBs.