1:00 PM ET, December 2, 2007
With Brett Favre knocking down his share of records this season, Peyton Manning's spotlight has somewhat dimmed. Manning's numbers may show otherwise after throwing 4 touchdowns Sunday for a total of 23 on the year, becoming only the third player in history to throw for at least 20 touchdowns in 10 straight seasons.
Brock left the game in the first half and didn't return. His injury wasn't disclosed. ... Jacksonville defensive end Reggie Hayward injured a groin muscle. Del Rio said he didn't know Hayward's status. ... Wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez scored what appeared to be his first career touchdown for the Colts, but it was called back for offensive interference. "I didn't see that he did anything," said Manning, who noted his first career TD pass was taken away on the same penalty.
QB Peyton Manning continues to play at a Pro Bowl level. He was outstanding in maximizing the Colts' available personnel, which consisted of both 12 and 11 personnel groupings, and placed a lot of pressure on the Jaguars' back end. Also, the combination and performance of WR Reggie Wayne and TE Dallas Clark was just too much for the Jaguars' defense to overcome, even though their offense, led by QB David Garrard, put them in a position to win this game. But thanks to Manning, coupled with coach Tony Dungy, who made two great challenges to help the Colts grab a first-half lead, Indianapolis is comfortably in the driver's seat for the AFC South title.
-- Keith Kidd, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.5||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||09:30||Dallas Clark 5 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||0||7|
|TD||01:31||Reggie Wayne 48 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||0||14|
|TD||05:21||Maurice Jones-Drew 2 Yd Run (Josh Scobee Kick)||7||14|
|TD||00:06||Dallas Clark 14 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||7||21|
|TD||08:06||Marcedes Lewis 2 Yd Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick)||14||21|
|FG||11:36||Josh Scobee 47 Yd||17||21|
|TD||08:26||Luke Lawton 1 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||17||28|
|TD||02:47||Dennis Northcutt 17 Yd Pass From David Garrard (David Garrard Run For Two-Point Conversion)||25||28|