Peyton put on QUITE a show in the Dome last night.....the Saints are pathetic!
Peyton humiliates dad's old team
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.