Colts do a number on Jags on third down

Peyton Manning's third-down mastery was the key reason the Colts put away Jacksonville, Len Pasquarelli writes.

Originally Published: December 2, 2007
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- No matter how well the Jacksonville Jaguars play here, the outcome always seems to be the same. The Indianapolis Colts invariably make enough plays at critical junctures to win.

And in Sunday's 28-25 victory, which all but secured Indianapolis' fifth consecutive AFC South crown, most of those plays came on third down.

"It was uncanny the way Peyton [Manning] kept getting us into the right play on all of those third-down situations," said tight end ...

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