1:00 PM ET, December 13, 2009
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Manning, Colts fortify legacy with 22nd straight regular-season win
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning watched disbelievingly as one pass after another hit the ground Sunday.Then he demonstrated how an undefeated team survives the perfect storm.
The Colts and Saints are each three games away from finishing the NFL regular season undefeated, the latest in a season the NFL has ever had two teams which haven't lost.
|Week||Colts opp.||Saints opp.|
ment."Denver (8-5) also had a record day. Receiver Brandon Marshall broke the league's single-game record with 21 receptions. He finished with 200 yards and two touchdowns, tying the reception record on a 5-yard TD catch with 9:44 left in the game to make it 21-16 and broke the record on the Broncos' final play.
Brandon Marshall is the only person in NFL history with 18 or more receptions in one game twice.
|1950||Tom Fears||L.A. Rams||Packers||18|
• The Colts won their NFL-record 22nd straight regular-season game (breaking the Patriots' record of 21 straight games from 2006-08) and have won an NFL-record 114 games this decade (breaking the 49ers record of 113 wins in the 1990s).
• The Colts clinched home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs and improved to 13-0 for the second time in team history (also started 13-0 in 2005).
• The story for the Broncos was Brandon Marshall, who had an NFL-record 21 receptions (breaking Terrell Owens' record of 20 receptions in a game), 200 yards and two TDs. Marshall was targeted 28 times, compared to 13 for the rest of the team.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Denver running back Correll Buckhalter and safety Renaldo Hill both injured ankles. Buckhalter did not return ... Joseph Addai ran 16 times for 67 yards. ... Orton was 29 or 41 for 277 yards with two TDs and one interception. ... Brian Dawkins picked off Manning twice, both on tipped balls. ... Clark broke his own single-season team tight end records for receptions (82) and yards (902). ... Manning passed Warren Moon for fourth on the NFL's yards passing list. Moon had 49,325. Manning now has 49,513.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||4-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||9:11||Austin Collie 5 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 80 yds, 5:54
|TD||5:08||Dallas Clark 10 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 56 yds, 2:24
|TD||8:02||Dallas Clark 1 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 71 yds, 5:03
|TD||2:27||Brandon Marshall 5 Yard Pass From Kyle Orton (Matt Prater Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 80 yds, 5:35
|FG||14:55||Matt Prater 28 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 14 yds, 1:02
|TD||9:49||Brandon Marshall 5 Yard Pass From Kyle Orton (Knowshon Moreno Run For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 68 yds, 4:44
|TD||2:29||Dallas Clark 1 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 80 yds, 7:19