Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Manning Money on Monday
Entering Monday, Peyton Manning faced five or more defensive backs on 89.0 percent of his pass attempts, by far the highest percentage in the league. Monday night was extreme even by those standards, as the Texans put five or more DBs on the field for EVERY ONE of Manning’s pass attempts. Despite the Texans attempt to slow down the passing game, Manning completed 57.8 percent of his passes en route to his 11th win on Monday Night Football.
At 11-3, Manning owns the best winning percentage on Monday Night Football among all starting quarterbacks in NFL history (min. 10 wins). He is 7-0 at home in Monday-night contests.
More From Monday
•Colts: 9-0 all-time at home versus the Texans.
•Colts: won their last six games following the bye week.
•Manning: 381 career TD passes (39 away from tying Dan Marino for second all time).
•Reggie Wayne: (39 yards, TD) went over 10,000 receiving yards for his career (10,034). He's the 34th overall player and eighth active player to reach that milestone.
•Wayne: caught his 64th TD from Manning, the fifth-most in NFL history among QB-Wide Receiver duos.
•Jacob Tamme: (starting in place of injured tight end Dallas Clark) caught his first career touchdown. Tamme is the 27th player to catch his first career TD pass from Manning.