Orchestrating another offensive explosion onto his opponents’ face, neck, and trendy eyewear? On national television, no less? That’s just another day at the dojo for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. After throwing for 279 yards and four touchdowns on the Cardinals’ home field, Pey-pey had sufficiently buried Arizona in Week Three’s Sunday Night game, 31-10.
The Colts only converted on 3 of 11 third down attempts, but it was Manning’s quick-strike ability that allowed the Colts to score from anywhere on the field, including a 53-yard touchdown toss to Pierre Garçon, who’s probably still available in your fantasy league. If Manning had been in Vietnam, not only would we have won, but Dallas Clark would probably have become the white Hồ Chí Minh. Hey, somebody has to oppress those people…
“We were kind of figuring things out as we went along,” he said. “Once we got into a comfort zone, we really executed from there.”
He threw 20 yards to Reggie Wayne(notes) for the first score, 10 yards to Dallas Clark(notes) for the second and a nifty 53 yards to Pierre Garcon(notes) as Indianapolis took a 21-3 halftime lead. Manning added a 3-yard TD toss to Joseph Addai(notes) in the third quarter to make it 28-10. via.
It was the 50th 300-yard passing game in Manning’s career, and I have to think that Peyton might be able to make a living at this “football” thing. Certainly, those 50 or so endorsement deals of his couldn’t hurt, either. Even though he probably has to fill out like 90 W-2s every year. Makes sense that the only one that could keep Manning in check is his accountant. Those greedy little bastards have their hands on everything.