(NASHVILLE, TN) - Peyton Manning threw for 312 yards to lead the Indianapolis Colts past the Tennessee Titans 22-20 in Nashville.
The Colts overcame several mistakes, including a Manning interception and a blocked extra point and missed field goal from Adam Vinatieri, to snap a three-game losing streak against divisional opponents on the road.
Manning did throw a touchdown pass, hitting tight end Dallas Clark from 22 yards out to give the Colts a 13-3 lead in the second quarter. Joseph Addai put the Colts on the board first with an eight-yard touchdown run as the second-year back from LSU finished with a game-high 81 yards on the ground.
Vince Young threw for 184 yards and a score, but could not lead the Titans to the go-ahead score in the final minute. Young had one final opportunity, but his desperation lateral on fourth-and-four from the Colts 47 was fumbled by offensive lineman Jacob Bell and recovered by the Colts' Darrell Reed.
The Colts played without two of their starting three linebackers. Freddy missed Sunday's game with a dislocated right elbow while Rob Morris was out with a rib injury.
Tyjuan Hagler made his first NFL start in place of Keiaho, recording five tackles while recovering a fumble. Rocky Boiman, who plays primarily on special teams, filled in for Morris.
The Colts improve to 2-and-0 and will face 2-and-0 Houston in Houston on Sunday.
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