WR Marvin Harrison - Free Agent

6-0, 181Born: 8-25-1972College: SyracuseDrafted: Round 1, pick 19

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2008 Week 1 vs CHI (11 / 8 / 76 / 0 rec)

Harrison's first catch of the game came in the first quarter and went for a first down on a six yard pickup. On the very next play he hauled in his longest reception of the game when he connected with QB Peyton Manning on a 19 yard reception. Targeted six times in the third quarter, Harrison was only able to catch three of those passes for a total of 23 yards. It was in that third quarter that Harrison fumbled a short reception that the Bears were able to return for a TD. His final catch came with 8:22 left in the fourth quarter and went for eight yards.

2008 Week 2 vs MIN (4 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)

The first interception was intended for Marvin Harrison. The second target was a hurry play by Peyton Manning to catch the Minnesota defense off guard. Antoine Winfield was there both times and almost intercepted the second possession. Winfield covered Harrison all day. Harrison hauled in one reception in the third quarter but did not get much going.

2008 Week 3 vs JAX (10 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)

Harrison only caught four of the ten passes thrown his way, but he was open for a couple of passes that were off the mark, and drew a penalty on his defender on another occasion, and felt he did on yet another play designed for him that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown. Harrison ran his routes precisely, and was used on short, intermediate and a couple of deep routes, and was the first option on the touchdown catch he made in the corner of the end zone.

2008 Week 5 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 32 / 0 rec)

Harrison was Peyton Manning's go to receiver in the early going as the Colts were jumping out to a ten point lead in the first quarter. His first two receptions were directly on the first down line and his third reception resulted in a key first down on a drive in the second quarter. He was not able to connect with Manning again until late in the fourth quarter when he again caught a key pass to on the touchdown drive that began the comeback.

2008 Week 6 vs BAL (8 / 3 / 83 / 2 rec)

Though he was targeted eight times -- second behind only Reggie Wayne - Harrison was only able to convert three into receptions. Fortunately for Harrison's owners, two of those went for six points each. On the first, Harrison blew by the Ravens' Chris McAlister to get wide open for a 67 yard first quarter touchdown strike. On the second he ran a short five yard route into the end-zone between defensive backs and easily snagged Manning's bullet pass. Harrison could have had yet another touchdown earlier in the game when he was again able to gain separation with a clear path to the end-zone, but QB Peyton Manning overthrew him just slightly. Harrison may be getting on in years, but he demonstrated today that, when healthy, a defense best not underestimate him.

2008 Week 7 vs GB (6 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

WR Marvin Harrison was not a big factor in the game. In the fourth quarter, a deep pass to Harrison was nearly complete but the receiver was only able to land one foot in bounds.

2008 Week 8 vs TEN (5 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

Harrison had only one catch for 12 yards in the first half as the Tennessee secondary did a great job of taking the Colts' receivers out of the game. The Indianapolis wideouts had only had three catches for 27 yards in the first half. QB Peyton Manning tried to go to him in the end zone early in the second half but, former Colt CB Nick Harper knocked the ball down at the last minute on what would have been a big play. Harrison looked very old in this game and clearly appears to have lost a step.

2008 Week 9 vs NE (7 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)

WR Marvin Harrison grabbed his back and appeared to be in severe pain on the final play of the first half. He had grabbed a first down pass but failed to get out of bounds as he was hit very hard by the defender. He then sat on the sideline for a second and continued to grab his lower back as he went back to the line of scrimmage. Harrison also returned a punt.

2008 Week 10 vs PIT (7 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)

Harrison was involved in the first half, making all three of his catches. His two major mistakes were dropped passes. In the first half, he beat single coverage on a deep post and would have scored. In the second half, he got down the sideline but the ball was off his hands. On the play he got a neck injury and spent some time on the bench and was unable to get anything going in the second half. The lack of another dynamic threat to Wayne is a contributor to the Colts' offensive decline this season.

2008 Week 11 vs HOU (13 / 9 / 77 / 1 rec)

Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning showed that they are still on the same wave length even though he may have lost a step over the years. After only catching one pass in the first half, due to a pass interference penalty on the defense on one play and being overthrown in the end zone on another, they were able to light it up by catching eight passes in the second half. The most important reception of the game was not the game winning touchdown pass where he somehow managed to keep his balance and twist into the end zone, but on a third and nine play from the Texan 25 late in the fourth quarter. Harrison caught the ball just past the third down maker, but the official originally ruled that he was just short of the first down. Tony Dungy correctly challenged the ruling on the field and the Colts had a key first down deep in Texans territory and were able to run another minute off of the clock and kick a field goal with just under two minutes left in the game.

2008 Week 12 vs SD (8 / 6 / 44 / 0 rec)

Harrison caught his first three targets for a total of 23 yards, but the fourth pass his way was intercepted. His next two grabs went for a total of only seven yards, but he had a big catch on the team's game winning, field goal drive when he hauled in a 14 yard pass on a fourth and one play that took the ball down to the San Diego 34 yard line.

2008 Week 13 vs CLE (3 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)

Harrison caught all three passes thrown his way, but was not able to get anything big once again. He still has great hands but it was clear watching him that he had lost a step.

2008 Week 14 vs CIN (4 / 3 / 78 / 1 rec)

Harrison had a quietly productive day, with a single short touchdown and a 67 yard gain among his three catches. He was targeted one other time, in the red zone.

2008 Week 15 vs DET (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Harrison caught a pass on the Colts' opening drive of the game but he saw a few opportunities throughout the game. He obviously was not the focal point of the offense against the Lions. His second catch of the game, however, which kept alive the Colt's critical fourth quarter game winning drive, moved him into third place on the NFL's all time career pass catching list behind only Jerry Rice and Chris Carter. Harrison now has 1,095 receptions and counting.

2008 Week 17 vs TEN (10 / 7 / 31 / 0 rec)

Harrison put in just another day at the office with seven receptions for 31 yards. While it doesn't sound impressive he did more than just his stat line reads and opened up the field for other receivers.

2008 Week 18 vs SD (5 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

Harrison drew a long pass interference penalty early in the first quarter, but after that he was nearly invisible. He caught just three passes for 20 yards with a long of just nine.

2007 Week 1 vs NO (6 / 4 / 83 / 1 rec)

Harrison and QB Peyton Manning didn't waste anytime in hooking up for their first score of the season on the second drive of the game. Manning hit him on a perfectly timed pass in the back of the end zone for a 27 yard touchdown. Harrison did a great job of dragging both feet to stay in bounds. Manning did try to hit Harrison again for another touchdown late in the first half when the Colts were in the red zone, but ball fell incomplete. Harrison took a back seat to WR Reggie Wayne in the second half, but did catch a 42 yard pass early in the second half when he beat CB Mike McKenzie deep and was tackled on the two yard line. Harrison finished the game with four receptions for 83 yards and one touchdown.

2007 Week 2 vs TEN (12 / 6 / 87 / 0 rec)

Harrison was targeted 12 times but only reeled in six of those passes. Late in the second quarter, QB Peyton Manning was drastically off target to Harrison as the two were uncharacteristically not in tune with each other.

2007 Week 3 vs HOU (8 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)

Harrison showed why he is Manning's favorite target, catching six of the eight passes thrown his way. He was the focus of the passing game in the fourth quarter when the Colts were moving the ball and trying to extend their lead after the Texans scored to make it 27 - 17 at the start of the fourth quarter. Harrison was able to get open and was in sync with Manning all game.

2007 Week 4 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Posting a meager eight yards on one catch was a product of Champ Bailey's defense and a knee bruise in the second quarter that kept Marvin Harrison out of the second half. No other information was given during the game other than a "bruised knee". The injury happened while Harrison was blocking on a running play and the pile rolled up on the back of his legs.

2007 Week 7 vs JAX (5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)

Harrison was active early, but after the first quarter, he didn't see the field as much and was targeted only twice. Apparently he is still bothered by his knee injury (Tony Dungy mentioned after the game that he knew Harrison's availability would be limited). Harrison did have one red zone target (an incompletion) near the end of the first half.

2007 Week 19 vs SD (3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)

Harrison was clearly rusty after a two and a half month layoff. His first reception of the game was a key catch for 17 yards on third and ten late in the first quarter. But the play quickly turned sour when Harrison fumbled after being hit in the legs and San Diego recovered. The Colts were on the verge of driving to go up 14-0, but instead saw the Chargers march downfield the other way for the game-tying touchdown. Late in the game when Indianapolis was driving for the lead and then for the win, Harrison wasn't even on the field.

2006 Week 1 vs NYG (15 / 9 / 113 / 0 rec)

Harrison was quarterback Peyton Manning's favorite target, and by a wide margin. Harrison turned in a typically excellent performance, although it could have been easily augmented late in the game. Manning had connected with him on a deep pass near the goal line and Harrison looked as though he could easily have stepped into the end zone for the score. For some unknown reason he let his momentum carry him out of bounds instead. Harrison saw an increase in his targets when Wayne was temporarily sidelined with an unknown injury.

2006 Week 2 vs HOU (11 / 7 / 127 / 0 rec)

Harrison was his usual self; he seemed to be open the entire game on crossing routes. He may have lost some speed but he is still very elusive in the open field, getting open with some great moves.

2006 Week 3 vs JAX (12 / 6 / 94 / 0 rec)

Harrison had a good game, getting open deep and on shorter routes against a very good Jaguars secondary. Manning focused on Harrison more in the second half, targeting him eight times in the second half. His numbers could have been even better, as he dropped a deep pass at the two yard line and another fell incomplete in the end zone. He wanted pass interference called on both plays, but both plays were ruled incomplete.

2006 Week 4 vs NYJ (8 / 7 / 79 / 0 rec)

Harrison caught seven of the eight passes thrown his way. In doing so, he passed Andre Reed and is in fourth place on the NFL's all time reception list. Harrison made a couple of key catches tiptoeing along the sideline during the Indianapolis' 17 point fourth quarter. He was targeted in the end zone on the one pass he did not catch. The pass went of his fingertips at the back of the end zone, but it would have been difficult for him to catch it and stay in bounds.

2006 Week 5 vs TEN (6 / 3 / 29 / 1 rec)

Harrison caught his first TD pass of the year in the third quarter with the Colts down 10 - 0. He finished with three receptions for 29 yards, and now has caught passes in 159 consecutive games, which is the NFL record at the start of a career. Harrison now stands alone in fourth place in career receiving yardage.

2006 Week 7 vs WAS (9 / 7 / 73 / 2 rec)

Harrison had a great game, scoring two touchdowns. He could have had a third, but his catch in the back of the end zone was ruled a score and then reversed as the replay clearly showed he only got one foot in bounds.

2006 Week 8 vs DEN (7 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec)

Harrison was matched up exclusively against Champ Bailey as they both lined up on the same side of the field throughout the game. Harrison was asked to run mostly short pass routes, which, along with Bailey's coverage and Wayne's dominant performance, contributed to his modest numbers.

2006 Week 9 vs NE (11 / 8 / 145 / 2 rec)

Harrison had an outstanding game. He scored two touchdowns, one in each half of play. Harrison's second touchdown was a jaw-dropping catch that he tipped to himself near the sideline, and then had the body control to get his feet in bounds for the score. He had long catches of 44 and 33 yards.

2006 Week 10 vs BUF (7 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)

Harrison was double teamed all game as the Bills played nickel defense all game, allowing them to roll two defenders on Harrison at all times. The coverage was very tight, and Harrison was taken out of the game. Manning did look for Harrison as a first read in the two minute offense with 1:39 left in the half. Harrison was only targeted twice in the first half, as Manning couldn't get a good look at him. He caught one ball in each half, but was targeted five times in the second half as Manning was trying to push the ball around.

2006 Week 11 vs DAL (10 / 6 / 94 / 0 rec)

Harrison had a good game, although he fumbled his first target of the game. He also was targeted on a deep pass in the end zone, but the pass fell incomplete. Apart from those plays, Harrison displayed the excellent route running and hands that have been his trademark for some time, and proved to be a handful to cover.

2006 Week 12 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Harrison had his worst game in recent memory. He looked very disinterested at times, and it hurt his team. He caught a pass that was ripped from him by Lito Sheppard. The play was scored as an interception.

2006 Week 13 vs TEN (9 / 7 / 172 / 1 rec)

Harrison had a huge game, catching seven passes for 172 yards, including a 68 yard touchdown reception. He was Manning's most targeted receiver, with nine for the game, and he brought down five catches for Colts' first downs. Harrison displayed his superb route running and incredible hands, showing why he is one of the best in the business.

2006 Week 14 vs JAX (12 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec)

Harrison caught his 1,000th career pass en route to another 100 yard receiving game. While he made nice catches and ran precise routes, he dropped a couple of catchable passes, and had some others tipped by Jacksonville defenders. Harrison was able to get open, but the Jaguars seemed to have a second defender coming his way shortly after he was able to get open, and that prevented him from having an even bigger day.

2006 Week 15 vs CIN (9 / 8 / 86 / 3 rec)

Harrison had a big night. He drew a pass interference call on his first target before making catches for 11 yards and a first down, and a four yard touchdown on the Colts' second possession. Harrison almost scored again on the following drive, taking a 19 yard reception to the one yard line. After Manning failed to run the ball in from the one, Harrison was targeted for a three yard score. He opened the second half with a 22 yard catch but the drive stalled. Manning went back to him on the next possession for a 17 yard gain and then found him in the corner of the end zone for a one yard touchdown. Harrison was the target on third down on the next drive, but the ball went through his hands. He hurt his hand on the play and had to have three fingers taped together. He returned to the game and made a nine yard reception, but he used his body to cradle the ball rather than reaching for it with his injured hand. He was in obvious pain after he returned. Harrison went over 80 receptions for the season during the game. It was the eighth straight year he has reached the mark, matching the record set by Jerry Rice.

2006 Week 16 vs HOU (10 / 8 / 112 / 2 rec)

Harrison was targeted on a deep pass with Manning's first passing attempt, but he was overthrown. Harrison made a third down conversion with a 12 yard reception in the first quarter. Harrison connected with Manning for a 37 yard touchdown strike on that same drive. Harrison made a 20 yard reception in the third quarter. Harrison had a pass go through his hands in the fourth quarter; he made a 12 yard reception a few plays later. Harrison made a seven yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter that tied the game for the Colts.

2006 Week 17 vs MIA (10 / 5 / 74 / 1 rec)

Harrison was Manning's favorite target, getting 11 looks for the game, catching five passes for 74 yards. He also scored in the fourth quarter on a 27 yard touchdown reception.

2006 Week 18 vs KC (4 / 2 / 48 / 0 rec)

Harrison was targeted deep on the Colts' opening possession, but he was unable to make the catch. He was more successful on his next deep target, making the catch for a 42 yard gain for the Colts' longest play of the game. But Harrison's final target of the half resulted in a miscommunication. He ran a different route to the one that Manning had anticipated, and Ty Law made an interception. Harrison only saw one target in the second half, and the result was the same. He again ran an unexpected route and Manning was intercepted by Law. Harrison could be seen flexing his wrist after one play, but he remained in the game.

2006 Week 19 vs BAL (8 / 4 / 45 / 0 rec)

Harrison lined up against Chris McAlister for most of the game, and was often double-teamed by Ed Reed. He converted a third and two with a seven yard reception on the Colts' fifth possession, but his next target was almost intercepted by Chris McAlister. Manning went straight back to Harrison, finding him for gains of ten yards and 21 yards for two first downs. In the second half, Harrison caught the first pass thrown in his direction, gaining seven yards before fumbling the ball out of bounds. His second target of the half was thrown too deep by Manning, and Ed Reed intercepted the ball. Manning looked for Harrison on the following drive, but his errant pass was caught by Ed Reed out of bounds.

2006 Week 20 vs NE (9 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

For the most part, Harrison had an unusually quiet game. Until the fourth quarter, his biggest contribution was being unable to snag a bomb from Peyton Manning midway through the second quarter that could have gone for a huge gain. The ball was at a weird angle and actually hit Harrison's back shoulder, but it's also a catch we've seen him make on many occasions. He more than made up for that miss by hauling in an impossible two point conversion reception to tie the game at 21 late in the third quarter. Just prior to that grab, he had briefly left the game holding his hand. You'll remember that he injured his finger several times late in the regular season, and this appeared to be a recurrence of that injury. But one would never know it by the way he was able to make that catch along the sideline of the end zone to tie things up.

2006 Week 21 vs CHI (11 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)

Harrison was the target on the Colts' opening drive when Peyton Manning threw his only interception of the game. Harrison found little room as the Bears tried to prevent the Colts from making big plays in the passing game. He was targeted 11 times, and had five receptions for 59 yards. Harrison was responsible for three first downs, and his longest catch went for 22 yards. He made a great effort to get both feet in bounds to make a tough catch in the second half. Harrison almost made a 30 yard reception earlier in the game but was just unable to hang on to the ball.

2005 Week 1 vs BAL (11 / 6 / 69 / 1 rec)

Harrison had a good start to the season, and was the recipient of Manning's first touchdown pass, a 28 yarder in the third quarter. CB Chris McAlister was isolated on Harrison for most of the night, but that didn't stop Manning from targeting Harrison early and often. Manning just barely overthrew Harrison in what would have been a sure long touchdown against blown coverage.

2005 Week 2 vs JAX (8 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

Harrison had a disappointing game with just three receptions for 36 yards. His first reception did not come until late in the second quarter. Harrison had a couple of dropped passes in the game that he usually catches effortlessly. He and Manning will have to wait until next week to see if the can break the NFL record for most yards passing by a quarterback/receiver combination as many expected this would be the game as they needed just 60 yards coming into the game.

2005 Week 3 vs CLE (8 / 6 / 53 / 0 rec)

No Colt could find any room deep down the field. The one long pass was to a triple teamed Harrison where the ball was intercepted. Harrison was the key to the passing offense throughout the game. He was targeted more than twice that of any other wide receiver in the first half, and as often as Reggie Wayne in the second half. With the deep pass unavailable, Harrison worked to get free underneath. As the Colts' offense started to click in the second half, Harrison led the mix.

2005 Week 4 vs TEN (12 / 9 / 109 / 2 rec)

Harrison played with a cast on his left wrist. This seemed to have zero effect when he had to turn his body to the left to make the reception. When Harrison turned his body to the right to make the reception he did struggle a little with the ball. Harrison has never been a receiver that relied on his hands, making more of a body catch, so it was not a huge issue, but it was something that held him back on the right side of the field in out patterns. On the game, Harrison was the passing offense. Manning zoned in on him shortly after the game opened. The Titans opened in a five defensive back set that the Colts' opponents have had great success with so far this season. The Colts responded with a two TE set attack, bringing the Titans' defenders back into the short field. From there, Harrison put on a receiving display, picking up the offense, finding ways to get open, running past defenders, and making them miss. Harrison controlled this game shortly after kickoff.

2005 Week 5 vs SF (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Harrison still wore the cast on his left wrist for the game. He looked to be part of the offense early in the game, but the 49ers threw what little defensive back pressure they had at him. With Harrison as virtually the only guarded WR for the Colts, Manning threw the ball elsewhere for most of the game.

2005 Week 6 vs STL (7 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec)

Harrison was largely silent through the first three quarters of the game. All that failed to matter when Peyton Manning hit him for the duo's 86th all time touchdown strike. Harrison also nearly scored again on the next drive, but was downed just shy of the goal line.

2005 Week 7 vs HOU (9 / 7 / 65 / 1 rec)

Harrison finished the game with seven catches for 65 yards, including a touchdown from seven yards out. Four of his catches went for first downs, and like Wayne, Harrison was targeted nine times for the game.

2005 Week 9 vs NE (11 / 9 / 128 / 2 rec)

Harrison had a phenomenal night. Manning regularly found him open, and Harrison converted those throws into his best fantasy performance of the season. He basically looked as good as he ever has.

2005 Week 10 vs HOU (9 / 7 / 108 / 1 rec)

Harrison, along with Wayne and Stokley, enjoyed a fantastic day against the hapless Texans. Harrison pulled down ball after ball in increased coverage to finish with seven receptions on nine targets for 108 yards and a score. The Texans attempted to put extra coverage on Harrison throughout the game, resulting in Manning going to other options or just as easily to throw it to Harrison in the increased coverage. Harrison was sharp in and out of cuts, working to find separation at will it seemed.

2005 Week 11 vs CIN (13 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)

Manning forced the ball to Harrison 13 times, but he was only able to come away with five receptions. Manning was zoned in on well covered Harrison in the second half but couldn't get the ball to him. Harrison had a poor day double and triple covered all game. He could have had a huge statistical day as Manning continued to push the ball to him.

2005 Week 12 vs PIT (9 / 4 / 128 / 1 rec)

Harrison was Manning's primary passing target in the game. He scored an 80 yard touchdown on the Colts' first play of the game, burning his defender who bit on play action. He did see several passes that were off the mark, although he did manage a 120 yard receiving game.

2005 Week 13 vs TEN (5 / 4 / 61 / 1 rec)

Harrison lead the team in targets in the first half, catching three of the four passes thrown his way for 56 yards. With Manning thrown the ball, Harrison was a first read, and capitalized on all but one opportunity. Harrison caught one single ball in the second half for five yards, and never saw the ball again as James completely took over the game. Harrison was on the sideline with ice on his ankle early in the game, but it was precautionary at best as he returned, and showed no ill effects.

2005 Week 14 vs JAX (11 / 6 / 137 / 2 rec)

Harrison played very well. He was up to the challenge of facing top cornerback Rashean Mathis, and was able to get open several times, using a combination of moves, route running and speed to do so. Harrison and Manning were on the same page throughout this game, and as a result, he had outstanding numbers.

2005 Week 15 vs SD (14 / 8 / 135 / 0 rec)

After a somewhat sluggish start, Harrison had a fantastic game. He dominated the Chargers' secondary, and topped 1,000 yards for a seventh straight season. CB Quentin Jammer never had a chance on some of the moves Harrison put on him, and the amazing part is that Harrison's day could have been even better. He was tackled at the one yard line after a long reception, with Edgerrin James scoring on the following play. Harrison also had a ball go off his hands in the end zone for what would have been a sure score later in the contest.