8:15 PM ET, December 18, 2008
EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Peyton Manning asked his coaches at halftime if they had any suggestions for him. All he got was, "You haven't thrown any incompletions. Just try to keep doing what you're doing."Great tip.Manning was nearly perfect all night, exactly what the Indianapolis Colts needed to overcome whatever emotion the Jacksonville Jaguars got from Richard Collier's return.
• The Colts won their eighth straight game, clinching the No. 5 seed in the AFC for the 2008 playoffs.
• Indianapolis scored 17 fourth-quarter points to complete a comeback from a 14-0 deficit, its NFL-leading fourth double-digit comeback win this season.
• Peyton Manning completed his first 17 passes. Combined with his six straight completions at the end of the team's Week 15 win vs. the Lions, his streak of 23 straight completions is one shy of Donovan McNabb's NFL record.
• The Jaguars fell to 5-10 and will suffer their first double-digit loss season since 2003 (5-11).
-- ESPN research
Back In The Saddle
Tony Dungy has reason to smile. In Indianapolis' playoff-clinching defeat of the Jaguars on Thursday, the Colts coach secured an NFL-record 10th straight playoff appearance, moving him ahead of the legendary Tom Landry.
Watch highlights from the Indianapolis Colts' 31-24 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Vinatieri missed a 30-yard field goal in the first half. ... Jaguars LB Mike Peterson, who probably played his last game in Jacksonville, kissed the field during pregame introductions. ... Tight ends for both teams combined to catch 22 passes for 270 yards and one score.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.6||5.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||11:05||Dennis Northcutt 28 Yard Pass From David Garrard (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 62 yds, 4:01
|TD||11:43||David Garrard 2 Yard Run (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 17 plays, 93 yds, 9:35
|TD||8:46||Reggie Wayne 41 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 63 yds, 2:58
|FG||0:06||Josh Scobee 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 54 yds, 1:02
|TD||10:32||Dominic Rhodes 10 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 75 yds, 4:34
|TD||2:33||Montell Owens 2 Yard Run (Josh Scobee Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 14 plays, 76 yds, 7:58
|TD||12:36||Dallas Clark 1 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 81 yds, 4:57
|FG||6:34||Adam Vinatieri 45 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 52 yds, 4:55
|TD||4:58||Keiwan Ratliff 35 Yard Interception Return (Adam Vinatieri Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 6 yds, 1:40