The Indianapolis Colts blew an early 21-0 lead against the Denver Broncos, but they held on for the win to stay undefeated. It was the Colts 22nd straight regular season win, a new NFL record. It was also their 114th win of the decade which is the most of any decade. This all came despite Peyton Manning having his worst game of the season, with a season high 3 interceptions and a season low of 220 passing yards. He started the day off great, leading the Colts to three touchdowns on their first four possessions. Manning’s hot hand went very cold after that though, as balls were bouncing all over the place and he threw three interceptions before finding the endzone again late in the 4th quarter to seal the victory. Peyton did get some solid support from his running backs, with Joseph Addai and Mike Hart combining for 95 yards on 25 carries.
The Colts defense played pretty well, except when it came to covering Broncos’ receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall killed the Colts for a record breaking 21 catches for 200 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marshall broke the single game reception mark previously held by Terrell Owens. The Colts were able to pick off Broncos’ quarterback Kyle Orton once, but Marshall helped him finish with 2 touchdowns and 277 yards (2nd highest of his season). The Colts defense did do a good job considering their offense turned the ball over three times. With only the Jaguars, Jets, and Bills left on their schedule, the Colts look like they just might get that undefeated regular season.