1:00 PM ET, November 16, 2008
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Manning wipes out Texans with 4 straight second-half scoring drives
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning finally found a way to get the Colts' offense in gear Sunday.He used the pass to create running lanes, mystified the Houston defense with gashing plays, wore down the Texans with a steady repertoire of no-huddle offense and got his teammates playing at full throttle.
• The Colts improved to 13-1 all-time against the Texans, tied for the highest win percentage against a current NFL team.
• Peyton Manning passed for a season-high 320 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Manning's 33 passing TDs since 2002 against the Texans are the most against any opponent in that time. He has thrown seven TDs with zero interceptions during the Colts' three-game win streak, which is all during the month of November.
• It's the ninth time in 14 all-time games against the Texans in which the Colts have scored 30-plus points (four straight). The 33 points are a Colts season high.
• Steve Slaton rushed for 156 yards -- two yards shy of the franchise single-game record held by Domanick Williams in 2004. Slaton's 71-yard TD run was the longest from scrimmage in Texans history.
-- ESPN research
Manning passed Fran Tarkenton for seventh on the NFL's career completions list. Tarkenton had 3,686 completions; Manning now has 3,702. ... Green finished with nine carries for 17 yards, surpassing the 9,000-yard mark in his career. ... Harrison passed Jim Brown for ninth on the NFL touchdowns list. ... The Colts lost backup cornerback Nick Graham with a left ankle injury in the first half. Dungy said X-rays were negative.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.9||5.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||09:21||Kris Brown 28 Yd||3||0|
|FG||05:39||Adam Vinatieri 40 Yd||3||3|
|FG||02:58||Kris Brown 34 Yd||6||3|
|FG||11:34||Adam Vinatieri 39 Yd||6||6|
|TD||02:51||Ahman Green 1 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||13||6|
|FG||00:05||Adam Vinatieri 32 Yd||13||9|
|TD||11:08||Joseph Addai 23 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||13||16|
|TD||09:30||Steve Slaton 71 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||20||16|
|TD||06:14||Joseph Addai 7 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||20||23|
|TD||14:56||Marvin Harrison 10 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||20||30|
|TD||08:54||Ahman Green 2 Yd Run (Kris Brown Kick)||27||30|
|FG||01:52||Adam Vinatieri 31 Yd||27||33|