Manning-to-Wayne catches Chargers sleeping

January, 3, 2009
Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

SAN DIEGO -- The Chargers' defense had been waiting and waiting, not showing what they planned on a play until the play clock was down to about 10 seconds.

Then they tried a player substitution and got caught sleeping, saw the Colts hurry a play instead of making all their adjustments and got burned for a giant scoring play -- Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne for 72 yards and a touchdown over an unaware Antonio Cromartie -- that put the Colts up 17-14 in the third period.

It's the kind of play that begs for a thorough breakdown, especially if the lead holds up.

My hope is to try to dissect it for you after this is over.

But the Chargers are driving, so things may change again quickly.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter



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