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Running game still key to winning

It still holds true in the NFL that best formula for winning is running the ball and stopping the run.

Updated: September 17, 2003, 6:15 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In front of the locker of the NFL's most prolific passer over the past four seasons, the discussion was monopolized late Sunday afternoon by describing the 35-yard touchdown pass that Peyton Manning had thrown to Marvin Harrison, an exquisitely executed play which boosted the Indianapolis Colts into a 17-7 lead over the visiting Tennessee Titans in the second quarter.

For five minutes, Manning dissected the play from pre-snap read to completion, recalling with typical detail how he pump-faked ...

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