The fans at Lucas Oil Stadium witnessed their team suffer from a hangover from last week’s loss to the Patriots. Perhaps it was too much turkey on Thanksgiving and not enough preparation for the dynamic San Diego Charger defense.
San Diego seemed to disrupt Manning every time he passed the ball, forcing inaccurate passes that led to him being intercepted four times, two of them resulting in touchdowns for the Chargers. Due to this, Peyton made history with the Colts on Sunday, unfortunately it wasn’t pretty. He has never thrown for seven interceptions in two weeks in his 13 year career. Manning has also only thrown for three or more interceptions in back to back games one other time, his rookie season.
The Chargers were coming off a three game winning streak continuing their excellent play in the month of November ever since 2008. San Diego also welcomed the return of wide receiver Vincent Jackson, who had missed ten games due to suspension, contract dispute and injury. Consequently, they’ll be missing him again because he injured his calf in the first quarter and never returned. Unfortunately for the Colts, the loss of Jackson was short lived. San Diego’s running game of Jacob Hester, Mike Tolbert as well as the contribution of tight end Antonio Gates helped Rivers soar past the Colts, breaking their undefeated home game record this season.
Although the Chargers defense owned Peyton Manning on Sunday, the consistent play of wide receivers Blair White and Jacob Tamme showed promise. Both wide outs got into the end zone, giving Manning his only two touchdowns for the game.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars loss to the New York Giants, the Colts are still tied at first place with Jacksonville in the AFC South.
The (6-5) Colts seek redemption as they face the unpredictable (3-8) Dallas Cowboys at home next Sunday at 4:15 pm (EST).
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Written by Gyasmine
Gyasmine George, M.S., a former basketball player, coach and advisor for student athletes and founder of Female Field Guide where she educates and advises women on sports and athletics. She has a rich love and knowledge for sports and athletics through her many years of growing up in a sports home. In addition, her hands on experience in a plethora of entities of athletics such as playing on championship travel and high school teams, coaching, teaching and advising, sales, marketing and promotions, game day management, communications and writing, has lead her to continue to fuel her passion for athletics. Contact Gyasmine at firstname.lastname@example.org