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Sunday, December 6, 2009
Pondering Titans-Colts at the half

By Paul Kuharsky
ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS – So how little time is too little time for Peyton Manning to get the Colts a field goal before the end of a half?

Twenty seconds and two timeouts was plenty, and Matt Stover’s 43-yard field goal gave Indianapolis a 24-10 halftime lead.

It’s silly, how easily they move it in such situations. They got a 15-yard bonus on Tony Brown’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

He’ll pay a big fine, too, for poking his hand into Kyle DeVan’s facemask as they argued after a play. Brown kept it going after the next play and beyond. Lucky he wasn’t tossed, as he put his hands on an official as things were being sorted out.

A couple other halftime notes:

Clint Session gets better and better. He’s really a quality defensive playmaker. He stopped Chris Johnson on one play with the sort of squared up tackle we rarely see of CJ. His hit on Ahmard Hall also forced a fumble.

People will jump on Vince Young for how he reacted to the pick he threw to Jacob Lacey. But as he ran to Kenny Britt it appeared he simply wanted to emphasize how he needs Britt to come back to him in such a situation. Delivery of the message may have been bad, as was the throw. But the message was fine.

Nate Washington’s early deep drop is going to be on the list of the five plays the Titans regret most when this season’s over.

Kelvin Hayden looks fine, and a cornerback trio of Hayden, Jerraud Powers and Lacey is more than good enough to win with going forward.