Manning throws for 360 yards in first half

Updated: January 9, 2005, 3:46 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 360 yards in the first half Sunday against the Denver Broncos, the highest total for a half in any playoff game since the AFL and NFL merged in 1970.

Peyton Manning
Indianapolis Colts
Att Comp PaTD RuTD Int Rat
497 336 49 0 10 121.1

The previous record belonged to Kerry Collins, who threw for 338 yards in the first half of the New York Giants' 2000 NFC Championship win over Minnesota.

Manning was named The Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year after throwing 49 touchdowns and finishing with a 121.1 passer rating, both NFL records.

In the first half of Sunday's wild-card matchup against the Broncos, Manning was 21 of 27 with three touchdowns and one interception. He also ran 1 yard for his first touchdown on the ground since the 2002 season.

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