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Colts RB Joseph Addai led the team in rushing with 27 yards and also caught 10 passes.

(John Russell / Associated Press)

Colts QB Peyton Manning made the Titans pay for turning over the ball on their first possession of the second half. Seven plays after the Colts intercepted a Kerry Collins pass at the Titans' 31, Manning found rookie WR Austin Collie in the back of the end zone on a 6-yard touchdown toss that put Indianapolis ahead 28-9.

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Manning was 36-of-44 passing for 309 yards and three touchdowns with one interception. In the final minute of the first half, he led the Colts on a six-play touchdown drive that sent the home team into the locker room to a chorus of boos. Manning has five consecutive 300-yard games for the first time in his 12-year NFL career, and he joined Kurt Warner (2000) and Steve Young (1998) as the only QBs in NFL history to start a season with five consecutive 300-yard games.

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With three starters sitting out with injuries, the Colts' defense forced a fumble that set up the team's first touchdown, sacked Collins once and, most importantly, didn't allow the Titans to enter the end zone.


Titans S Michael Griffin and TE Craig Stevens collided during the opening kickoff. Griffin got up and returned to the field for the first play from scrimmage. Stevens remained on the field for several minutes and was helped to the bench. He didn't return and later was diagnosed with a concussion. ... Titans LB Keith Bulluck went to the locker room with fewer than five minutes left in the first half, but he returned in the second half. ... Titans CB Nick Harper broke his right forearm during a third-quarter play. ... Titans backup QB Vince Young entered the game in the fourth quarter for the team's final two series and threw three incomplete passes.

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