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Colts can tie third-longest win streak

Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

The Colts (7-0) can pretty much seal up the AFC South with a win Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium over Houston (5-3). If the Texans pull off the upset, things would get more interesting considering they play the rematch Nov. 29 at Reliant Stadium.

A victory this week would tie Indianapolis for the third-longest regular-season win streak in NFL history.

Courtesy of the fine folks at ESPN Stats & Information:

Most consecutive games won regular season NFL history:

  • Patriots, 21 (2006-08)

  • Patriots, 18 (2003-04)

  • Bears, 17 (1933-34)

  • Colts, 16 (2008-09)

  • Steelers, 16 (2004-05)

  • Dolphins, 16 (1983-84)

  • Dolphins, 16 (1971-73)

  • Bears, 16 (1941-42)

Sixteen in a row is not the same as 16-0. The Colts’ success during this streak, however, has been remarkable.

Colts' last 16 regular-season games:

  • W-L: 16-0

  • Points PG: 26.6

  • Points differential per game: +12.4

  • Peyton Manning passer rating: 109.5

  • Manning sacked: 10