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Sunday, December 27, 2009
Shula to Colts: Nice try


We haven't heard much out of Mercury Morris lately, but now that the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts have marks in their loss column, maybe he'll be crowing soon about the 1972 Miami Dolphins remaining the last team to finish a season undefeated.

In the meantime, here's a statement the Dolphins released Sunday night from former coach Don Shula after the New York Jets beat the Colts 29-15.

"While the Jets' win today ended Indianapolis' streak and showed once again how difficult it is to go undefeated, I want to congratulate the Colts on a great run. Peyton Manning proved once again this season why he is one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, and it was certainly no surprise to see him lead the Colts to an NFL-record 23 straight victories. I have the utmost respect for Peyton and his teammates, [general manager] Bill Polian and the entire Colts organization, who have once again put together an outstanding season."