The Colts just made too many mistakes to win this game. Adam Vinatieri even missed two field goals including a chip shot that would have gave them a lead late in the game. Peyton Manning completed 34 of 56 passes for 328 yards with 2 TD passes and 6 interceptions. Joseph Addai also had a rough time finding running room as he carried the ball 22 times for 56 yards (2.5 ypc) and he also caught 3 passes for 16 yards (5.3 avg). Kenton Keith also got some work in with 4 carries for 19 yards (4.8 ypc) and he also caught 1 pass for 7 yards (TD). Reggie Wayne led the way for the receivers with 10 catches for 140 yards (14.0 avg) with a TD grab. TE Bryan Fletcher also had a solid game with 8 grabs for 55 yards (6.9 avg). Craphonso Thorpe even pitched in with 5 catches for 41 yards (8.2 avg). The Colts finished up with 75 yards rushing on 26 carries (2.9 ypc) and they also completed 34 of 56 passes for 311 yards. It’s amazing that the Colts lost a game in which they had possession of the football for 36:12 of the football game.
Gary Brackett led an inspired effort by the Colts defense as he had 7 tackles and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a TD. Clint Session also had an outstanding game with 3 tackles and 2 interceptions. The Chargers finished up with 91 yards rushing on 24 carries (3.8 ypc) and they completed 13 of 24 passes for 86 yards. Too bad the special teams played so awful as Darren Sproles of the Chargers returned a kickoff 89 yards for a TD and a punt 45 yards for a TD……in the first quarter!