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Colts' Manning hits 4,500 passing yards before sitting vs. Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Peyton Manning reached 4,500 passing yards for just the second time in his 12-year NFL career, playing three series before going to the bench in the Indianapolis Colts' regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills on a cold, snow-filled Sunday.

In making his 192nd consecutive start, Manning went 14-of-18 passing for 95 yards with one interception before taking a seat on a heated bench on the sideline. He was replaced by rookie Curtis Painter with 9:13 left in the second quarter and the score tied at 7.

Manning's final pass was a screen to Dallas Clark that lost 7 yards but gave the tight end a 100-catch season. If Manning doesn't return, he will finish with 4,500 passing yards, 57 short of matching his career high in 2004.

The Colts (14-1), the AFC's top-seeded team, have a first-round bye in the playoffs.

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