Posted by ESPN.com'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.
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.
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.
The Colts brought standard pressure on 29 of 33 pass plays (not counting 2 spikes). They recorded two sacks, an interception and gave up just 4.8 yards per play in standard pressure. Against one extra rusher, Miami quarterback Chad Pennington went 3-4 for 23 yards.
Miami ran the Wildcat 12 times for 107 yards (8.9 yards per carry).