Indy
   (12-4)
Chicago
   (13-3)
NFL Playoffs:   
GAME LEADERS
QBsRBsWRs
Peyton Manning
Yds: 247
TDs: 1
Rat: 81.8
Dominic Rhodes
Yds: 113
TDs: 1
Avg: 5.4
Joseph Addai
Rec: 10
Yds: 66
TDs: 0
Rex Grossman
Yds: 165
TDs: 1
Rat: 68.3
Thomas Jones
Yds: 112
TDs: 0
Avg: 7.5
Desmond Clark
Rec: 6
Yds: 64
TDs: 0
TEAM AVERAGES & NFL RANKS
TEAM OFFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsIND
 
 379.4
CHI
 
 324.9
Yards PassingIND
 
 269.3
CHI
 
 205.1
Yards RushingIND
 
 110.1
CHI
 
 119.9
TEAM DEFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedIND
 
 332.3
CHI
 
 294.1
Pass Yds AllowedIND
 
 159.3
CHI
 
 194.8
Rush Yds AllowedIND
 
 173.0
CHI
 
 99.4
GAMEDAY MATCHUP
  W  L  T PF PADIVCON
IND124026.7233-3-09-3-0
CHI133026.7165-1-011-1-0
H2H MATCHUPS (SINCE 2001)
Indianapolis leads 2-0
Nov 21, 2004IND 41, @CHI 10
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Robert Mathis
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Robert Mathis and the Colts had fun in the rain in Super Bowl XLI.
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