3:00 PM ET, January 24, 2010
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Colts make up 11-point deficit to push aside Jets on way to fourth Super Bowl
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Up In The Air
Peyton Manning abandoned the Colts' balanced attack after Joseph Addai fumbled on the 28th play from scrimmage and only ran the ball five times in the next 28 plays.
|First 28||Next 28|
After a nearly flawless first half, Jets QB Mark Sanchez succumbed to pressure by the Colts' defense.
|1st Half||2nd Half|
• Peyton Manning broke the NFL postseason record with his seventh game with more than 300 passing yards. He also threw for three TDs.
• The 80-yard TD pass from Mark Sanchez to Braylon Edwards was the longest offensive score in Jets' playoff history and the longest score the Colts have allowed in their postseason history.
• Pierre Garcon's 151 receiving yards were the third most in Colts' postseason history and his 11 receptions were an AFC title game record.
• The Colts beat the Jets in the postseason for first time as the Jets fell to 1-3 in AFL/AFC Championship Games.
• This was the second time the Colts won an AFC Championship Game in which they trailed at halftime.
• Dustin Keller scored his third touchdown of the postseason, tying the Jets' record for most touchdowns in a postseason.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Sanchez was 17 of 30 for 257 yards with two TDs and a late interception. .... Curtis Martin, the Jets' career rushing leader, was New York's honorary captain. ... The Colts have won both AFC title games played in Indy by coming back from double-digit deficits. The Colts trailed New England by 18 points four years ago at the RCA Dome. ... Referee Tony Corrente mistakenly called the Jets the Giants on the coin toss. ... Cotchery caught five passes for 102 yards, while Edwards finished with two receptions for 100 yards.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.5||7.1|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||3-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||15:00||Matt Stover 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 82 yds, 3:41
|TD||14:56||Braylon Edwards 80 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 80 yds, 0:11
|FG||8:49||Matt Stover 19 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 79 yds, 6:01
|TD||4:59||Dustin Keller 9 Yard Pass From Mark Sanchez (Jay Feely Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 77 yds, 3:51
|FG||2:16||Jay Feely 48 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -1 yds, 1:29
|TD||1:19||Austin Collie 16 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yds, 0:58
|TD||8:08||Pierre Garcon 4 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 57 yds, 3:31
|TD||8:57||Dallas Clark 15 Yard Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yds, 3:33
|FG||2:33||Matt Stover 21 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 71 yds, 5:33