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Several players from the Indianapolis Colts reached record-setting milestones in week 17, against the Jacksonville Jaguars. As the victory over the Jaguars progressed, so did the monumental accomplishments from some of the key offensive and defensive starters.
Starting with the special teams, K- Adam Vinatieri helped to further stuff the ballot box for his NFL Hall of Fame career, by scoring his 2,000th career point. Vinatieri is one of only seven players in NFL history to reach 2,000 points, and has now become the fifth-highest scorer in NFL history.
The starting signal caller for the Colts made some milestones of his own on Sunday. QB – Andrew Luck’s 8,196 passing yards in his first two pro seasons are the most in NFL history. Luck has also won 22 games in his first two seasons, which ranks him at fifth on the NFL’s all-time list for victories. Luck has also increased his completions, and completion percentage, while lowering his turnovers by 13 from last season.
Perhaps the most impressive accolades from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2013 NFL regular season came from OLB – Robert Mathis. Mathis has brought havoc upon opponents, which culminated with two more sacks against Jacksonville. Mathis now leads the NFL with 19.5 sacks on the season, and is the only member of this team who was voted to the NFL Pro Bowl.
These players have set records for their team this season, but still seem to flying under the NFL radar. If the Colts can make some noise in the NFL Playoffs, then perhaps the rest of the league will start paying more attention.