8:15 PM ET, November 2, 2008
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
INDIANAPOLIS -- Adam Vinatieri still has it.The 36-year-old kicker showed his old team Sunday night that age hasn't sapped his distance, accuracy or proclivity for making big field goals. He hit a 52-yarder late in the game to give Indianapolis a desperately needed 18-15 victory over New England -- and Vinatieri a measure of revenge.
• The Colts moved to 4-4 on the year with an 18-15 win over the Patriots. Indianapolis has won by the same score twice this season (Week 2 vs Vikings).
• Peyton Manning went 21-29 for 254 yards and a touchdown pass, helping the Colts snap a two-game losing streak.
• Wes Welker had seven catches and now has six or more catches in each game this season. He joined Jimmy Smith ('01 Jaguars) as the only players in NFL history to accomplish the feat in the first eight games of a season.
-- ESPN research
Harrison returned his first punt in the regular season since 2005. ... Faulk surpassed the 3,000-yard mark in receiving during the first half. The pass to Wes Welker was Faulk's second career completion. His other completion went to Tom Brady in 2001. ... Randy Moss didn't have a pass thrown to him until 1:25 into the second half. He finished with six catches for 65 yards. ... Welker caught seven passes, giving him at least six receptions in all eight games this season. It's the longest streak to open a season since Jacksonville's Jimmy Smith in 2001.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||6.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-4||2-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||2:22||Anthony Gonzalez 12 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 91 yds, 9:02
|FG||10:24||Stephen Gostkowski 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 56 yds, 6:58
|FG||1:31||Stephen Gostkowski 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 61 yds, 6:18
|TD||7:18||Benjarvus Green-Ellis 6 Yard Run (Kevin Faulk Run For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 72 yds, 7:48
|TD||3:18||Anthony Gonzalez 9 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Peyton Manning Pass to Reggie Wayne For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 57 yds, 4:00
|FG||11:38||Stephen Gostkowski 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 69 yds, 6:39
|FG||8:09||Adam Vinatieri 52 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 48 yds, 3:28