1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2008
FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
Mathis returns Anderson's fumble for TD to continue Colts' resurgence
CLEVELAND -- Peyton Manning stepped up to the podium for a postgame interview like he has done so many times following an Indianapolis win. But this time there were no touchdown passes to review, no career milestones to celebrate, no last-minute scoring drive for him to detail.The quarterback wasn't the star.
• For just the second time in Peyton Manning's career (since 1998), the Colts won a game without scoring an offensive touchdown.
• Cleveland tied a season low with six points. It was the third time this season they've been held to six points.
• The Colts extended their win streak to five straight and all five wins have been by six points or fewer.
• Manning finished with a season-low 125 pass yards and no touchdowns. It was the second time he was held without a passing touchdown this season.
-- ESPN research
Sanders missed his third straight game with swelling in his right knee. ... The Browns said Quinn still has not decided whether to have surgery on his broken finger. ... Manning was intercepted twice, but one came on a desperation heave on the last play of the first half. ... Browns K Phil Dawson made field goals from 34 and 25 yards but missed from 34. ... Colts LB Gary Brackett injured his ankle in the second quarter and did not return.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||3.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||09:04||Phil Dawson 34 Yd||0||3|
|FG||01:58||Adam Vinatieri 30 Yd||3||3|
|FG||07:35||Phil Dawson 25 Yd||3||6|
|TD||09:45||Robert Mathis 37 Yd Fumble Return (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||10||6|