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The Colts / Andre Johnson

Posted by Doug on November 7, 2006

I've spent a few recent posts (I, II) talking about the Bears' great start. Let's now take a look at the Colts.

Indianapolis is the 13th team since the merger to start the season 8-0. Of those teams, the 2006 Colts have the smallest collective margin of victory and they are the only one of those teams with no 20+ point wins. On the good side, they have had the toughest schedule of any 8-0 team (tied with the 1990 Giants, actually).

Marg = total margin of victory through 8 games
B = number of 20+ point wins in the first 8 games
SoS = collective winning percentage of opponents


TM YR Marg B SoS Record
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was 1991 153 4 0.508 14- 2-0
mia 1984 150 4 0.438 14- 2-0
min 1975 134 3 0.304 12- 2-0
ind 2005 131 2 0.391 14- 2-0
chi 1985 125 1 0.445 15- 1-0
dal 1977 123 2 0.429 12- 2-0
kan 2003 116 3 0.430 13- 3-0
den 1998 114 2 0.453 14- 2-0
mia 1972 95 2 0.371 14- 0-0
nyg 1990 92 1 0.531 13- 3-0
min 1973 74 1 0.496 12- 2-0
sfo 1990 60 1 0.430 14- 2-0
ind 2006 59 0 0.531 8- 0-0

In other news, Andre Johnson has more receptions through nine weeks than just about anyone in recent history. Here is the most-receptions-through-nine-weeks list. It includes all seasons since 1995:


Player YR G REC
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Rod Smith 2001 9 72
Marvin Harrison 2002 8 69
Andre Johnson 2006 8 65
Torry Holt 2003 8 63
Eric Moulds 2002 9 62
Keenan McCardell 2000 9 60
Peerless Price 2002 9 60
Keyshawn Johnson 2001 8 59
Eric Moulds 2000 8 59
Herman Moore 1996 8 59
Marvin Harrison 2000 8 58
Marvin Harrison 1999 8 58
Jimmy Smith 2001 8 58
Michael Irvin 1995 8 58
Eric Metcalf 1995 8 57
Terrell Owens 2000 8 57
Herman Moore 1997 8 57
Jerry Rice 1995 8 57
Terrell Owens 2001 8 56
Steve Smith 2005 8 55
Keenan McCardell 1996 9 55
Herman Moore 1995 8 55
David Boston 2001 8 55
Cris Carter 1999 9 55
Troy Brown 2001 9 55
Hines Ward 2002 8 55
Marvin Harrison 2003 8 55
Jerry Rice 1996 8 55

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