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Team 1 2 3 4
IND 0 7 3 14
DEN 3 21 0 7
31
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Game Story

Peyton Manning warned it wasn't going to be easy replacing Wes Welker. The Denver Broncos held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 on Sunday night after Manning threw three first-half touchdown passes to tight end Julius Thomas. In his second try, Manning beat his old team and joined Brett Favre...

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
5:14
FG
Brandon McManus kicked a 21-yard field goal
IND 0 - DEN 3
2nd Quarter
14:14
TD
Peyton Manning passed to Julius Thomas to the right for 3 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
IND 0 - DEN 10
6:41
TD
Peyton Manning passed to Julius Thomas to the left for 35 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
IND 0 - DEN 17
1:57
TD
Peyton Manning passed to Julius Thomas to the right for 5 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
IND 0 - DEN 24
0:19
TD
Andrew Luck rushed to the right for 9 yard gain (Adam Vinatieri made PAT)
IND 7 - DEN 24
3rd Quarter
1:31
FG
Adam Vinatieri kicked a 25-yard field goal
IND 10 - DEN 24
4th Quarter
9:54
TD
Montee Ball rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain (Brandon McManus made PAT)
IND 10 - DEN 31
7:46
TD
Andrew Luck passed to Dwayne Allen to the right for 41 yard gain (Adam Vinatieri made PAT)
IND 17 - DEN 31
3:26
TD
Andrew Luck passed to Hakeem Nicks down the middle for 9 yard gain (Adam Vinatieri made PAT)
IND 24 - DEN 31

Game Leaders

Passing

Indianapolis

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Andrew Luck 35 53 370 66.0 7.0 3 16 2 2 83.1 0

Denver

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Peyton Manning 22 36 269 61.1 7.5 1 10 3 0 111.9 0

Rushing

Indianapolis

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Trent Richardson 6 20 3.3 7 0 0
Andrew Luck 5 19 3.8 9 1 0
Ahmad Bradshaw 3 15 5.0 9 0 0

Denver

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Montee Ball 23 67 2.9 15 1 0
C.J. Anderson 4 27 6.8 13 0 0
Emmanuel Sanders 1 11 11.0 11 0 0
Peyton Manning 4 -3 -0.8 0 0 0

Receiving

Indianapolis

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Reggie Wayne 9 13 98 10.9 22 0 0
Ahmad Bradshaw 5 6 70 14.0 22 0 0
Dwayne Allen 4 5 64 16.0 41 1 0
T.Y. Hilton 5 11 41 8.2 9 0 0
Hakeem Nicks 5 5 36 7.2 13 1 0
Trent Richardson 3 4 31 10.3 16 0 0
Coby Fleener 3 8 21 7.0 12 0 0
Donte Moncrief 1 1 9 9.0 9 0 0

Denver

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Julius Thomas 7 8 104 14.9 35 3 0
Emmanuel Sanders 6 9 77 12.8 40 0 0
Demaryius Thomas 4 11 48 12.0 26 0 0
Andre Caldwell 2 5 16 8.0 8 0 0
Montee Ball 2 2 16 8.0 13 0 0
Virgil Green 1 1 8 8.0 8 0 0

Kicking

Indianapolis

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Adam Vinatieri 3 3 1 1 25 100.0 6
Pat McAfee 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0

Denver

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Brandon McManus 4 4 1 1 21 100.0 7

Punting

Indianapolis

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Pat McAfee 4 49.8 0 1

Denver

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Britton Colquitt 5 46.8 1 0

Returns

Indianapolis

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Griff Whalen 0 0 N/A 0 0 5 24 4.8 10 0

Denver

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Isaiah Burse 0 0 N/A 0 0 3 4 1.3 4 0

Defense

Indianapolis

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Cory Redding 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Adams 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
D'Qwell Jackson 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
LaRon Landry 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Erik Walden 1 2 1.0 10 0 0 0 0
Andy Studebaker 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Vontae Davis 1 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Darius Butler 4 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Greg Toler 4 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0
Ricky Jean Francois 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Matt Overton 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Arthur Jones 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jerrell Freeman 4 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Dwayne Allen 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Chapman 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Griff Whalen 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh McNary 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Bjoern Werner 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Zach Kerr 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Loucheiz Purifoy 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0

Denver

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
DeMarcus Ware 1 1 1.5 5 0 0 0 0
Aqib Talib 4 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0
Andre Caldwell 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacob Tamme 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Terrance Knighton 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tony Carter 2 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
T.J. Ward 2 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Von Miller 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Rahim Moore 3 0 0.0 0 2 2 17 0
Nate Irving 4 1 1.0 8 0 0 0 0
Quinton Carter 6 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Chris Harris Jr. 3 0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0
Derek Wolfe 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Malik Jackson 1 1 0.5 4 0 0 0 0
Brandon Marshall 8 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Steven Johnson 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Sylvester Williams 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Lerentee McCray 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Bradley Roby 7 0 0.0 0 3 0 0 0
Lamin Barrow 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0