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Injuries contribute to goal-line failure

Injuries contributed to the Colts' inability to score on games' final four plays from inside the two-yard line.

Updated: November 30, 2003, 8:09 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

In retrospect, maybe being first-and-goal at the Patriots 2-yard line with 40 seconds left was the worst place the Colts could have been Sunday. What looked to be a sure game-winning touchdown drive failed on four attempts, resulting in a 38-34 loss to the Patriots.

Peyton Manning thought he had all the time and all the tools he needed to punch over the game-winning touchdown. He had a time out at hand. He had 40 seconds. He needed only two yards for a score.

Whoops.

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