8:20 PM ET, October 11, 2009
LP Field, Nashville, TN
Manning throws for 309 yards, three TDs as Colts keep Titans winless
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Peyton Manning isn't one to check off his latest achievements, especially not during the season.Good thing. They're piling up almost as quickly as victories for Manning and his Colts.Manning's near-perfect start to the season continued Sunday night as he had 309 yards passing and three touchdown passes, and the Colts never trailed in beating the AFC South rival Tennessee Titans 31-9 for their NFL-best 14th straight regular-season win.
Why Colts won
The Colts beat the Titans thanks to their three-receiver formation. Indy used the Zebra set (3 WR, TE) for 54 of their 67 offensive plays. The Zebra set accounted for 343 of their 367 yards. The Colts used a Tiger set (2 TE, 2 WR) on 12 plays (one play was a goal-line set), but without much success.
|Zebra 3WR,1TE||Tiger 2WR,2TE|
-- ESPN Stats & Information
• Peyton Manning completed 36 of 44 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. Manning was a perfect 14 for 14 with 148 yards in the second quarter, and he has passed for 300+ yards in five straight regular season games.
• It's the fourth time this season the Titans have allowed a 300+-yard passer.
• Tennessee has not scored a touchdown in the last eight quarters against Indianapolis dating back to last season and has lost 10 of the last 13 in the series dating back to 2003.
• This was Tennessee's seventh straight loss dating back to last season, including the playoff game against the Ravens.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Colts are 63-7 when Manning has a passer rating of 100 or better. ... Wayne had his third straight game with a TD catch. ... Titans tight end Craig Stevens was having tests for a concussion suffered on the opening kickoff of the game when he crashed helmets with teammate Michael Griffin.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||0-0|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||7:33||Reggie Wayne 3 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 23 yds, 1:35
|FG||4:25||Rob Bironas 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 6 yds, 1:31
|FG||0:33||Rob Bironas 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 9 yds, 2:37
|TD||5:02||Joseph Addai 1 Yard Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 81 yds, 6:46
|FG||1:09||Rob Bironas 46 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 52 yds, 3:54
|TD||0:25||Austin Collie 39 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 93 yds, 0:47
|TD||9:58||Austin Collie 6 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 31 yds, 3:46
|FG||7:37||Adam Vinatieri 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 70 yds, 8:38