1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2002
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Indianapolis Colts found their offense against the No. 2 defense in the NFL.
Peyton Manning showed spark Sunday with 319 passing yards and three TDs.
Well, the Colts' big win is due partly to that, but more than that, the Colts' offense was poised to play against the Eagles' style of defense. The Eagles blitz a lot and don't play much zone, so it was an opportunity for the Colts' receivers to excel vs. man-to-man coverage.
Question on the Eagles: Why are they so bad (1-3) against the AFC South?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Eagles punter Sean Landeta played in his 250th career game and return specialist Brian Mitchell played in his 200th. ... The Colts are 30-15 with James and 4-8 without him. ... Akers has made nine straight field goals since missing a 50-yarder two weeks ago. The All-Pro is 21-for-22. ... Eagles rookie SS Michael Lewis, subbing for Blaine Bishop for a few plays, forced Mungro's fumble in the first quarter with a hard hit. Brian Dawkins recovered it. ... Mike Vanderjagt hit the crossbar on a 48-yarder in the fourth quarter. He's just 3-for-7 from beyond 40 yards this season.