The Colts by the numbers

The Colts by the numbers
January 5, 2013, 12:00 pm
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The Colts were the story of the NFL season with coach Chuck Pagano's inspirational return after missing much of the season battling leukemia. They were also the season's biggest surprise, going from 2-14 a year ago to 11-5 this season behind rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.

Here are some other numbers about the Ravens' playoff opponent Sunday:

4: Interception return touchdowns by the Colts this season, tying a franchise record. Cornerback Darius Butler had two of the scores.

5: The number of 100-yard games for Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton, the most among rookie receivers. Hilton also led all rookie receivers in receiving touchdowns (7) and receiving yards per game (57.4).

7: The number of times the Colts have beaten the Ravens, in 10 career games. The teams have met twice in the playoffs, with the Colts winning both: 15-6 in Baltimore in 2007, and 20-3 in Indianapolis in 2010.

18: Interceptions thrown this season by Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, tied for third-most in the league. He was one shy of the league high set by Tony Romo and Drew Brees.

24: Game-winning field goals Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has made in the final minute or overtime. That includes two Super Bowl game-winners while with the Patriots.

65: Pass plays of 20 yards or more for the Colts, which ranks third in the league behind the Lions and Saints. Eight of those plays went for touchdowns.

107.5: Career sacks for Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney. That is a Colts record and ranks fifth among active players.

1,128: Career postseason receiving yards for Colts receiver Reggie Wayne. He has averaged 4.8 catches and about 66 yards in 17 postseason games, with nine touchdowns.

4,374: Passing yards this season for Andrew Luck, breaking Peyton Manning's Colts rookie record. Luck also set franchise rookie marks for passes (627), completions (339) and 300-yard passing games (6), breaking Manning's records in all three categories. 

7,700: The approximate number of "ChuckStrong" T-shirts sold in the first two weeks they were available, to show support for Colts coach Chuck Pagano. Proceeds from sales of the shirts benefit the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.