MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
Peyton put on QUITE a show in the Dome last night.....the Saints are pathetic!
Peyton humiliates dad's old team
12:33 AM CDT on Monday, September 29, 2003
Peyton Manning visited his hometown Sunday night and humiliated his dad's old team.
Manning became the first NFL quarterback in more than a decade to throw six touchdown passes in a game, setting a team record and leading the Indianapolis Colts past the New Orleans Saints 55-21.
"It was fun. Anytime you throw six, sure that's fun," said Manning, who entered with a season total of three TDs. "It was just good execution. We were executing well even when we got stopped."
That wasn't too often.
The Colts -- 4-0 for the first time in seven seasons -- piled on the most points the Saints have allowed since a 62-7 loss to Atlanta in 1973.
"We didn't play well," Saints coach Jim Haslett said. "That's all there was to it."
Manning went 20-of-25 for 314 yards, with TD tosses that covered 17, 14, 79, 12, 32 and 11 yards -- all in three quarters.
Marvin Harrison caught six passes for 158 yards and three of the TDs.
With his father, Archie, watching in the stands, Manning fell just short of the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a game -- seven, shared by five players: Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp.
Manning is the first quarterback to throw six in a game since Mark Rypien did it for the Washington Redskins against Atlanta on Nov. 10, 1991.
Manning was typically modest after his impressive outing.
"I got good protection. The guys were open," he said. "I know that's boring, but I don't take it for granted. It was our night."
He grew up attending games in the Superdome and cheering for the Saints. Archie Manning is the only New Orleans quarterback to go to the Pro Bowl. How dominant was Indianapolis on both sides of the ball? It took a 14-0 lead before the Saints (1-3) had a single first down.
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 685 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 942 times:
EVERYONE wishes they could play the Saints every week. And Tom, I listened to 870 driving home(here in ATL) and was glad they were doing it. I think Brooks is OK but our offensive and defensive coordinators need to go!!!!!!
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 909 times:
Guess what was spotted in the Dome during the Colts game?
The elusive paper bags over fans' heads!
Haven't seen those in some time. Ah, nostalgia.
The sad thing is that the Saints have some good offensive weapons, but really the only who seems to be trying is Deuce. Brooks is an absolutely mediocre quarterback...very inconsistent. Horn is a great receiver, but he can't do too much if Brooks can't get him the ball! And don't get me started on the defense....horrific!
The coaching is lackluster and the players have no motivation whatsoever on the field.
Sure, the season is still young, so anything is possible; however, the prospects of a 4 and 12 season, at the moment, look very promising.
By the way...Peyton Manning is a legend as far as I'm concerned. If anyone had to put on a show in the Dome, at least it was him.
Steve in MSY (home to a GOOD basketball team at least)