It was an interesting game for the Colts, who put up 39 points despite no rusher going over 37 yards and no receiver going beyond 50 yards. Reggie Wayne left the game in the fourth quarter with a potentially serious knee injury.
This game turned in the second quarter, when Colts defensive end Robert Mathis crashed into Manning deep in Broncos territory, forcing a fumble that led to a safety. The Colts took off after that, scoring the game's next 21 points. During that same stretch, Manning went 5 of 12 for 36 yards.
The lead ballooned to 36-17 in the fourth quarter before the Broncos came back to life. Manning led the Broncos on a three-play, 80-yard touchdown drive that took 48 seconds off the clock early in the fourth quarter, then scored another touchdown minutes later after a fumble by Colts running back Trent Richardson.Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.