Monday, October 17, 2005
Duo breaks record for TD passes between QB, WR
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison shared another NFL record Monday night. Now they plan to share the record-breaking ball.
A classic 6-yard touchdown pass with 9:25 left in Monday night's game against St. Louis gave the duo an NFL-record 86 touchdown passes, breaking the mark set by San Francisco's Steve Young and Jerry Rice. Indianapolis won the game 45-28.
Afterward, Harrison handed the ball to Manning, who trotted to the sideline with it before the two perennial Pro Bowl selections debated how to slice it up.
"He had it, he gave it to me, I gave it back to him and he gave it back to me," Manning said. "We're going to try to cut it in half, that's the way it should be."
The touchdown was vintage Manning -- and vintage Harrison.
Manning said he audibled from a run when he saw Rams safety Adam Archuleta move before the snap and then quickly flicked it to Harrison in the back corner of the end zone. Harrison hauled it in over his right shoulder and dragged both feet for the score.
It was Manning's second TD pass of the game and ninth of the season. It gave the Colts a 38-20 lead.
"I checked to a fade, and it was a great catch over the shoulder and a great draft of the feet," Manning said. "That's what he's always done."
Manning finished 22-of-32 for 191 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, while Harrison caught four passes for 39 yards, including the record-breaker.