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Tuesday, September 22, 2009
More on Manning's Monday

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

Some further details on Peyton Manning’s Monday night courtesy of Jason Paradise and Hank Gargiulo from ESPN Stats and Information.

Perfect in the fourth

Peyton Manning struggled early in the game, but had a perfect passer rating in the fourth quarter to lead the Colts to a 27-23 win over the Dolphins.
Manning By Quarter
-- 4th 1st-3rd
Cmp-Att 6-7 8-16
Yards 137 166
TD 1 1
Rtg 158.3 107.8
Late Miami pressure backfired

The Dolphins did not bring pressure from the secondary all game, but on the Colts’ final drive they brought pressure from the secondary on three of the four plays. Manning went 3-4, for 80 yards and the game-winning TD.

Plenty of YAC

The Colts did a great job gaining yardage after the catch while limiting the Dolphins’ yardage after the catch. The Colts had gained more than 10 yards after the catch four times while the Dolphins longest run after a catch was eight yards.
YAC Breakdown
-- Colts Dolphins
Pass Yds 303 183
YAC 164 29
Pct of YAC 54% 16%
Rec with 0 YAC 3 13 *
* Included a loss of 1 after catch
Nearly perfect short

Manning was at his best throwing short, not downfield. After the first play of the game – the 80-yard touchdown to Dallas Clark -- he went just four-for-12 on passes thrown 15 yards or more, throwing a touchdown and posting a 111.9 passer rating. But he was nine-for-10 on passes of 14 yards or less with a touchdown and a 147.5 rating.

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