Michael Pittman Jr. Tops Harrison in Colts Records

Colts' Star Shines Bright in Record-Setting Performances

by Zain ul Abedin
Michael Pittman Jr. Tops Harrison in Colts Records
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In an outstanding display of skill and determination, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. has once again showcased why he's a rising star in the NFL. During Sunday's game, the 26-year-old receiver significantly impacted, securing 11 of 16 targets for 105 yards, including the decisive game-winning touchdown.

His performance was remarkable for its immediate impact and marked a historic moment in the Colts franchise. Pittman's achievement of back-to-back games with over 10 catches and 100 receiving yards placed him alongside the legendary Marvin Harrison, a feat not accomplished by any other Colts player since at least 1970, according to NFL Research.

This remarkable consistency reflects Pittman's growing influence in the team and highlights his exceptional skill as a receiver. Colts head coach Shane Steichen lauded Pittman's consistent performances. "He's consistent every time he goes out there," Steichen remarked, praising Pittman's preparation, toughness, and physicality.

He emphasized the wideout's back-to-back games with over 100 yards receiving as evidence of his special talents.

Pittman's Record-Breaking Season

Pittman's season statistics are equally impressive, often going unnoticed, much like the Colts' overall performance this year.

With 87 catches in 12 games, ranking him fourth in the NFL, and accumulating 889 yards with four touchdowns, Pittman has been a crucial element in the Colts' offensive strategy. Moreover, Pittman's record of eight-plus receptions in five consecutive games ties for the second-longest streak in Colts history since 1970.

He has also achieved eight-plus catches in nine games this season, second only to Harrison's record in 2002. As Pittman approaches free agency in the offseason, his outstanding performance this year couldn't have been better timed.

He has shattered all his previous career highs, proving himself an ideal fit in Steichen's system and one of the league's most underrated route runners. Reflecting on his achievements, Pittman highlighted the importance of consistency and his high standards.

"It's always good to come out and do it consistently," he said, acknowledging the challenges and his desire to improve continuously. Pittman's rise in the Colts' ranks is a testament to his talent, hard work, and dedication.

As the season progresses, his performances set new benchmarks in the franchise's history, making him a player to watch in the coming years.