1:00 PM ET, September 14, 2003
It's not so much if he can stay healthy, because McNair will play injured. He needs to get some help from his running game for this offense to function as well as it should.
Question on the Colts: Based on the first two weeks, can the Colts expect solid play from the defense all year?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
A long day for McNair included a discloated finger and this fumble.
James trimmed his dreadlocks this week after getting yanked down by his hair in Cleveland last week. ... Harper picked off his third pass of the season Sunday -- matching the total of all Colts cornerbacks from last season. ... Defensive end Albert Haynesworth sprained his left elbow early, and starting guard Benji Olson sprained his right knee in the second quarter. Neither returned. ... Vanderjagt has made all six of his field goals this season after going 0-for-3 in the preseason. ... The Colts had a pregame tribute to Gov. Frank O'Bannon, who died Saturday after having a massive stroke last week.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||5.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||8:54||MIKE VANDERJAGT 29 YD |
Drive: 12 plays, 73 yds, 6:16
|TD||6:13||TYRONE CALICO 7 YD PASS FROM STEVE MCNAIR (GARY ANDERSON KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 38 yds, 6:02
|TD||8:46||EDGERRIN JAMES 2 YD RUN (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 57 yds, 2:33
|TD||14:04||MARVIN HARRISON 35 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK) |
Drive: 5 plays, 81 yds, 1:25
|FG||7:18||MIKE VANDERJAGT 41 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 3 yds, :59
|FG||5:34||MIKE VANDERJAGT 23 YD |
Drive: 14 plays, 57 yds, 7:05
|FG||8:08||MIKE VANDERJAGT 48 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, -6 yds, 2:12
|TD||14:38||NICK HARPER 75 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK)||7||33|