The highly anticipated match-up with the Tennessee Titans met the expectations of all those watching Peyton Manning with a magnifier. Over the week many questioned Manning’s lack of velocity as well as his seemingly lack of trust for his newer receivers, running backs and tight ends. After an impressive 5-2 start of the season, the Colts quickly lost their sizzle with a current 1-4 before Thursday’s game.
After Manning and company’s attack on the Titan’s, the naysayers were silenced with the win, resuming Peyton’s Goliath like crown.
Indianapolis hit Tennessee in the mouth early with a 21-0 lead starting with running back Javarris James bursting into the end zone on a one-yard run and wide receiver Pierre Garcon racking up two touchdowns. Chris Johnson ran for a late touchdown giving the Titans a little momentum sending the game into halftime with a score of 21-7.
Tennessee fought by back in the second half making the game a competition. Adam Vinatieri kicked three second-half field goals keeping the Colts ahead but clock mismanagement by the Titans iced the game ending with a score of 30-28.
Manning’s 319 yards and two touchdowns earned him his 11th four thousand yard season, giving him the NFL’s all-time honors.
Manning threw for his 63rd career 300-plus-yard performance, tying Dan Marino for the most 300-plus games in NFL history.
Perhaps the most important statistic of the Colts is Peyton Manning racking up zero interceptions!
The most important game for the Colt’s play-off hopes takes place next Sunday December 19 against the AFC South rivals Jaguars at 1:00 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