Final

Dolphins 22

(6-10, 2-6 away)

Colts 27

(12-4, 8-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

4:15 PM ET, December 31, 2006

 

1 2 3 4 T
MIA 3 3 6 1022
IND 0 17 3 727

Top Performers

Passing: P. Manning (IND) - 282 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: R. Brown (MIA) - 21 CAR, 115 YDS

Receiving: M. Harrison (IND) - 5 REC, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Miami (6-9) at Indianapolis (11-4)

Miami (6-9) at Indianapolis (11-4) Sunday 4:15 pm EST

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- After winning their first nine games, the Indianapolis Colts had designs of gaining home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs for a second straight season.

But heading into Sunday's season finale against the Miami Dolphins, the Colts would be fortunate to secure a playoff bye.

In order to clinch a bye, the Colts need a win in this contest and a loss by Baltimore at home to Buffalo. If Indianapolis fails to secure a bye, it would host a wild-card game next weekend.

Just 2-4 since becoming the first team in NFL history to start at least 9-0 in consecutive seasons, the Colts' problems could be attributed to a run defense which ranks last in the league, allowing 174.5 yards per game.

Last Sunday, the Colts surrendered 191 yards on the ground in a 27-24 loss at Houston.

Peyton Manning completed 21-of-27 passes for 205 yards and three touchdowns against the Texans. The seven-time Pro Bowler leads the NFL with 29 touchdowns and a 100.9 rating. He also eclipsed 4,000 passing yards for the seventh straight season - an NFL record.

In Nick Saban's second season as coach, the Dolphins already have clinched last place in the AFC East. It marks the first time in Saban's 13 seasons as either an NFL or college coach that he will finish with a losing record.

Saban pulled starting quarterback Joey Harrington in favor of Cleo Lemon in the third quarter in a 13-10 loss to the New York Jets on Christmas.

Lemon, who could make his first start of the season in this contest, completed 11-of-16 passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against the Jets.

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Passing Leaders

MiamiCMP%YDSTDINT
R. Tannehill60.090263
IndianapolisCMP%YDSTDINT
A. Luck68.91305134
M. Hasselbeck50.02000

Rushing Leaders

MiamiCARYDSAVGTD
L. Miller492775.72
K. Moreno251385.51
IndianapolisCARYDSAVGTD
T. Richardson612033.31
A. Bradshaw341825.40

Receiving Leaders

MiamiRECYDSAVGTD
M. Wallace2024612.33
B. Hartline1616110.11
IndianapolisRECYDSAVGTD
R. Wayne2330713.31
T. Hilton2229113.20

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsMIA
 
 310
IND
 
 379
Yards PassingMIA
 
 205
IND
 
 269
Yards RushingMIA
 
 105
IND
 
 110
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedMIA
 
 289
IND
 
 332
Pass Yds AllowedMIA
 
 188
IND
 
 159
Rush Yds AllowedMIA
 
 101
IND
 
 173

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Miami leads 3-2
Nov 2, 2003MIA 17, IND 23
Sep 15, 2002MIA 21, @IND 13
Dec 10, 2001MIA 41, IND 6
Nov 11, 2001MIA 27, @IND 24