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Reggie Wayne in Colts' October game against Green Bay
Indianapolis’ Reggie Wayne is among the league leaders in receiving yards (593) and receptions (41). Wayne is a 12-year veteran who has a history of playing with one of the best quarterbacks in the league, Peyton Manning.
Last season, the Colts used three different QBs as they tried to make up for the loss of Manning.
Wayne had his lowest number in receptions (75) since 2003, when he had just 68. He also picked up fewer than 1,000 receiving yards for the first time since his 2003 season.
This year, Wayne is playing with No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck, who has shown his preference for getting the ball to Wayne.
Wayne has been targeted 70 times this season, compared to Indianapolis’ other WR, Donnie Avery, with 48. The Colts' second-leading receiver, Donald Brown, is out a few weeks for knee surgery, so Wayne can probably expect to see the ball come his way even more in his absence.
When the Colts are trailing, Wayne is their go-to guy. Of his 593 receiving yards on the year, 400 of them have come when the Colts are behind in the game.
At the rate he’s going, he’ll have about 90 more receptions this season to equal 130 for the year. And he’s on pace to pick up more than 1,800 receiving yards.
Will he get to 1,800? Probably not. But if he keeps playing the way he has been, he’ll definitely end the season as one of the NFL’s best WRs.