1:00 PM ET, October 8, 2006
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Peyton Manning has mastered the great escape.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
In order to win on a consistent basis against the best teams, you have to be able to run the ball and you have to be able to stop the run.
The Colts were able to run the ball Sunday (154 yards) against a weak Titans defense. However, they couldn't stop the run.
Tennessee ran over the middle of the Colts' defensive line for 152 yards in the first half, finishing with 214 yards on the ground. The Colts started to play more fundamental defense in the second half.
The Titans' offense was slowed by being in too many second-and-long situations. The Titans went from averaging 7.2 yards per run on 21 carries in the first half to 5.8 yards per carry on 10 carries in the second half.
Against a team like the Colts, you have to keep the ball out of Peyton Manning's hands.
Harrison and Wayne each caught their first TDs of the season. ... Harrison caught a pass in his 159th straight game, breaking Marshall Faulk's NFL record for most consecutive games with a reception at the start of the career (158). ... Henry had his first 100-yard game since Dec. 7, 2003 while with Buffalo. ... Brandon Stokley left the game in the second half with a sprained left knee.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||6:47||Vince Young, 19 yd run (Rob Bironas kick is good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 88 yds, 3:44
|FG||5:41||Rob Bironas 22 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 7 plays, 45 yds, 3:48
|TD||6:16||Marvin Harrison, 13 yd pass from Peyton Manning (kick is good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 90 yds, 6:30
|FG||1:37||Rob Bironas 47 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 10 plays, 38 yds, 4:36
|TD||5:14||Reggie Wayne, 2 yd pass from Peyton Manning (Martin Gramatica kick is good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 43 yds, 4:28