Manning, Harrison, James set records vs. Titans
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Colts triplets were again setting milestones at a frantic pace Sunday.
Marvin Harrison became the 12th receiver in league history to top 12,000 yards receiving in the first quarter against Tennessee. He did it on the Colts' opening drive, catching a 36-yard pass to top the mark and then catching a 10-yard TD pass from Peyton Manning to extend the duo's NFL record to 92 touchdowns.
In the third quarter, Manning and Edgerrin James got their own accomplishments.
On the opening drive, James carried for 8 yards with 11:29 left to give him 9,003 yards in 93 games, making him the third-fastest player to top 9,000 yards rushing. The only player to do it quicker was Eric Dickerson, who accomplished the feat in 82 games.
James finished with 107 yards on 28 carries and one touchdown. He now has 9,067 yards rushing.
Manning completed the drive with a 27-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne. That gave Manning 25 touchdown passes this year, extending his NFL record to eight consecutive seasons with 25 or more.
Harrison now has 10 TD receptions this season and is the only player in the league to reach double-digit touchdown receptions each of the past seven years.
Jacksonville's Jimmy Smith also entered the day needing 51 yards to reach the 12,000-yard mark, but he came up just shy, finishing with 49 yards. It would have been the first time in NFL history that two receivers topped 12,000 yards on the same day.
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