Manning breaks Unitas' mark; Harrison passes Monk
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning broke John Unitas' franchise record for completions during the first quarter of Sunday's game against Houston.
Manning set the mark with 8:17 left in the first quarter when he threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Addai. The third completion of the game gave Manning 2,797 career completions in 130 games. Unitas had 2,796 in 206 career games with the Colts.
Manning was 26-of-38 for 400 yards and three TDs, giving him 2,820 completions. He is second on the Colts' career list behind Unitas in attempts, yardage, touchdowns and games played by a quarterback.
In the third quarter, Marvin Harrison moved into fifth place on the career receptions list by catching a 15-yard pass from Manning. With his 941st career catch, Harrison passed Art Monk (940).
Harrison entered the game with 936 career receptions, caught two early passes and wasted little time in hauling in three more early in the second half. He had seven receptions for 127 yards, giving him 943 catches in his career. His 55 career 100-yard games is second all-time to Jerry Rice.
Next on the list for Harrison is Andre Reed, who had 951 catches. Later this season, Harrison hopes to become the fourth receiver in league history with 1,000 catches.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press