- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (12-5) at DENVER (12-4)

Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 12-5, Denver 8-8

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 12-11

LAST MEETING - Broncos beat Colts 31-24 on Sept. 7, 2014

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 8, Broncos No. 5





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts QB Andrew Luck has thrown for 300 or more yards in three straight postseason games. Former San Diego QB Dan Fouts had four in a row from 1979-81. … Luck threw for 376 with one TD and no interceptions in 26-10 win over Cincy last weekend. … WR Reggie Wayne second in receptions (93) in NFL postseason history. Jerry Rice had 151 in postseason career. … K Adam Vinatieri has most points (227), field goals made (55) and extra points (62) in NFL postseason history. … Coach Chuck Pagano was born in Boulder, Colorado. … Luck threw for 4,761 yards in 2014, surpassing Peyton Manning’s team mark of 4,700 in 2010. … Luck has thrown for 86 TDs in first three seasons, eclipsing Manning (85) and Johnny Unitas (52). … Manning led Colts to eight division championships, two AFC championships and one Super Bowl title after being drafted No. 1 in 1998. Released by Indy on March 7, 2012, and signed by Denver two weeks later. … Since Hall of Fame QB John Elway was brought on board as vice president of football operations in 2011, Broncos tied for second-most wins (46) in league. … Broncos TE Jacob Tamme spent four seasons (2008-11) with Indy. … Meeting for third time in postseason. Indy is 2-0. … Broncos finished 8-0 at home for sixth time in team history. Minnesota has record for most seasons with perfect home mark with seven. … Broncos only NFL team to rank in top five in total offense (fourth, 402.9 yards per game) and defense (third, allowing 305.2). … Denver’s big offseason acquisitions, S T.J. Ward, CB Aqib Talib and DE DeMarcus Ware, made Pro Bowl. … WR Wes Welker has 890 receptions, most by undrafted player. … WR Demaryius Thomas finished regular season with 1,619 yards, breaking Rod Smith’s team mark of 1,602. … RB C.J. Anderson led all players with 709 yards from scrimmage in month of November. Tied for league lead with seven TDs in December. … LB Brandon Marshall led Denver with 110 tackles. … K Connor Barth, signed by Denver on Nov. 25, was 15 of 16 on field goals. … Denver has 15-4 postseason record at home. … TE Julius Thomas led team with 12 TDs despite missing time with ankle injury.


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