Reggie Wayne Marks 70th TD as Colt

Making his first start in a Colts uniform, quarterback Kerry Collins relied on a man who has played for no other team than Indianapolis during his 11-year tenure.

Reggie Wayne’s seven catches for 106 yards and a touchdown led all Colts receivers in the opener at Houston. The outing marked Wayne’s 36th regular season game with 100+ receiving yards. The total ranks second in club history to Marvin Harrison (59).

Following linebacker Pat Angerer’s recovered fumble in the fourth quarter, Collins found Wayne on a six-yard pass in the back of the end zone for the Colts’ only touchdown on the afternoon.

Wayne did a masterful job of getting both feet down to complete the scoring play. The scoring play marked the fifth consecutive season-opener that Wayne has had a touchdown reception.

With offensive captain Peyton Manning sidelined with a neck injury, Wayne took the initiative to deliver a message to his teammates during the second half.

“It really came in the fourth quarter when Reggie (Wayne) pulled the whole offense together on the sideline,” running back Joseph Addai said about what message to take from the Houston game. “He told us all that we got beat pretty bad today but it doesn’t end here. We all have our heads up going forward.”

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