4:05 PM ET, December 29, 2002
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts hoped on Sunday to fix some of their flaws in time for the AFC playoffs. They settled for a win.
Not very far. They have some big-time players in Marvin Harrison and Peyton Manning, but playing physical football against them can be effective. The Colts go on the road to play the Jets next week in the first round, away from their indoor home. The Jets are on a roll heading into the postseason. I'll be surprised if the Colts win.
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Freeney had two sacks, giving him 13 for the season. That broke the Colts' franchise record of 12, set by Chad Bratzke in 1999, and gave him the second-most by a rookie in NFL history. Jevon Kearse had 14½ in 1999. ... Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith moved past Ozzie Newsome and into 18th place on the NFL's career reception list. Smith has 664 receptions, Newsome had 662. He also passed Raymond Berry for 20th in all-time yards. Smith has 9,284, nine more than Berry.