4:15 PM ET, December 27, 2009
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Caldwell pulls starters in third with 5-point lead; Jets rally for win
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning and the rest of the Colts accepted Jim Caldwell's plan.The hometown fans didn't like the imperfect ending one bit.With Manning and a handful of other key players standing on the sideline hoping to save the Colts (14-1) from yet another second-half deficit Sunday, Caldwell never gave them a chance.
• Peyton Manning was removed from the lineup in the third quarter with the Colts up 15-10. The Jets then scored 19 unanswered points to snap the Colts' 23-game regular season win streak.
• The Colts had fewer than 100 rushing yards for the fourth straight game; they have failed to reach the mark in 12 of 15 games this season.
• Peyton Manning (14 for 21, 192 yards) became the fourth player in NFL history with 50,000 passing yards for his career.
• For the Jets, Thomas Jones (23 carries, 105 yards, TD) reached 100 yards rushing for the sixth time in his last 10 games.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Chadiha: Right move
All those people who want to criticize Colts coach Jim Caldwell need to find some perspective. He did the right thing by pulling his starters on Sunday, writes Jeffri Chadiha. Story
Colts owner Jim Irsay honored longtime offensive line coach Howard Mudd before the game. Mudd retired briefly this spring, then returned during the summer and said this would be his final season. ... Clark caught four passes for 57 yards to go over 1,000 yards for the season. ... Jones ran 23 times for 105 yards, putting him within 12 yards of his career high. ... Sanchez was 12 of 19 for 106 yards, but threw no interceptions.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||3-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||2||0|
|TD||7:00||Joseph Addai 21 Yard Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 54 yds, 4:20
|FG||11:50||Adam Vinatieri 22 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 86 yds, 4:45
|FG||1:49||Jay Feely 35 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 63 yds, 4:38
|TD||15:00||Brad Smith 106 Yard Kickoff Return (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 105 yds, 0:00
|TD||10:20||Donald Brown 1 Yard Run (Donald Brown Run For Two-Point Conversion is No Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 81 yds, 4:35
|TD||1:38||Marques Douglas 1 Yard Fumble Return (Mark Sanchez Pass to Dustin Keller For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:00
|FG||13:28||Jay Feely 43 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 20 yds, 2:03
|TD||5:42||Thomas Jones 1 Yard Run (Mark Sanchez Pass to Braylon Edwards For Two-Point Conversion is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 79 yds, 6:14