Compiled by Paul Montella
AP Sports Writer
Thursday, Sept. 6
NEW ORLEANS (10-6) At INDIANAPOLIS (12-4)
8:30 p.m. EDT, NBC
OPENING LINE - Colts by 6 1/2.
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 10-6; Colts 8-8.
SERIES RECORD - Saints lead 5-4.
LAST MEETING - Colts 55, Saints 21, Sept. 28, 2003 at New Orleans.
LAST WEEK (PRESEASON) - Saints beat Dolphins 7-0; Colts lost to Bengals 14-6.
SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (19), PASS (1)
SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (23), PASS (3)
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (18), PASS (2)
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (32), PASS (2)
s in rookie season. ... WR Devery Henderson averaged 23.3 yards per catch (32-745), tops in NFL. ... Indianapolis, which went 1-3 in preseason, has won seven of last eight season openers. ... Colts are only team in league history to go 9-0 in back-to-back seasons. ... Last September loss for Colts was 2004 opener against New England. ... QB Peyton Manning has record seven 4,000-yard seasons and nine straight 25 TD seasons. ... Manning needs 25 TD passes to reach 300 and 2,414 yards passing to reach 40,000 in career. ... Colts can become first team in league history with five straight 12-win seasons. ... Previous defending Super Bowl champs are 26-13-1 on opening weekend. ... Tony Dungy is NFL's winningest coach since 1999 (90-38, .703 percentage). ... RB Joseph Addai led all rookies with 1,081 yards rushing last year. ... WR Marvin Harrison has eight consecutive 80-reception seasons. ... WR Reggie Wayne set career highs in catches (86) and yards receiving (1,310).
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