1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2003
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Willie McGinest refused to let a bad knee slow him down Sunday.
This team is absolutely phenomenal in pressure situations. They truly play as a team, and that contributes to tough, close victories like these. The Patriots are definitely starting to regain the swagger they had in their championship season, and that makes them extremely dangerous down the stretch run.
Question on the Colts: Were you surprised with the play calling at the goal line on the final series?
Eric Allen played cornerback for 14 NFL seasons with the Eagles, Saints and Raiders.
Manning and Harrison have now hooked up on 66 TD passes, the third most in NFL history after passing Jim Kelly and Andre Reed (65). ... New England has won 23 straight games when leading entering the fourth quarter. ... Manning made his 92nd straight start Sunday, tying John Unitas' franchise record for most consecutive starts by a quarterback. ... Clark expects to have surgery on his fractured fibula.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.7||4.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||5:56||ADAM VINATIERI 43 YD |
Drive: 11 plays, 50 yds, 5:56
|TD||12:28||MICHAEL CLOUD 4 YD RUN (ADAM VINATIERI KICK) |
Drive: 6 plays, 36 yds, 2:32
|TD||3:06||DEDRIC WARD 31 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 73 yds, 4:03
|FG||7:56||MIKE VANDERJAGT 40 YD |
Drive: 10 plays, 53 yds, 4:50
|TD||14:48||MARCUS POLLARD 8 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 86 yds, 3:20
|TD||15:00||BETHEL JOHNSON 92 YD KICKOFF RETURN (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)||24||10|
|TD||7:24||MICHAEL CLOUD 1 YD RUN (ADAM VINATIERI KICK) |
Drive: 11 plays, 61 yds, 5:33
|TD||13:40||REGGIE WAYNE 13 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 44 yds, 4:04
|TD||14:46||MARVIN HARRISON 26 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK) |
Drive: 1 plays, 26 yds, :06
|TD||4:39||TROY WALTERS 6 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING (MIKE VANDERJAGT KICK) |
Drive: 9 plays, 69 yds, 3:47
|TD||6:24||DEION BRANCH 13 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK) |
Drive: 4 plays, 31 yds, 1:45
|FG||11:33||MIKE VANDERJAGT 29 YD |
Drive: 4 plays, 0 yds, :18