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Peyton Manning - Quarterback
18 Peyton Manning
6-5, 230
Tennessee
10 years in the NFL
D1-98
DOB: 03/24/1976

COLTS CAREER PASSING STATS
YEAR   ATT   COMP   YDS   LG   TD   INT   S   YDS/G   HI Game Rating
1998 575 326 3739 78 26 28 22 233.7 357 71.2
1999 533 331 4135 80 26 15 14 258.4 404 90.7
2000 571 357 4413 78 33 15 20 275.8 440 94.7
2001 547 343 4131 86 26 23 29 258.2 421 84.1
2002 591 392 4200 69 27 19 23 262.5 365 88.8
2003 566 379 4267 79 29 10 18 266.7 401 99.0
2004 497 336 4557 80 49 10 13 284.8 472 121.1
2005 453 305 3747 80 28 10 17 234.2 365 104.1
2006 557 362 4397 68 31 9 14 274.8 400 101.0
2007 515 337 4040 73 31 14 21 252.5 328 98.0
CAREER 5405 3468 41626 86 306 153 191 260.2 472 94.7

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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:  Started 16 games for ninth consecutive season in 2006 and earned seventh career Pro Bowl selection (1999-2000, 2002-06)…Manning (3,131-4,890-37,586, 275 TDs/139 ints., 94.4 rating, career) has completed more passes and thrown for more yards and touchdowns, with a higher passer rating, in a career-opening nine-year span than any NFL player…Manning (3,131) ranks 10th in NFL career completions (5,021, Brett Favre; 4,967, Dan Marino; 4,123, John Elway; 3,988, Warren Moon; 3,839, Drew Bledsoe; 3,693, Vinny Testaverde; 3,686, Fran Tarkenton; 3,409, Joe Montana; 3,297, Dan Fouts)…surpassed John Unitas (2,796) for club career completions mark vs. Houston 9/17/06…Manning (37,586) ranks 13th in NFL career passing yards (61,361, Marino; 57,500, Favre; 51,475, Elway; 49,325, Moon; 47,003, Tarkenton; 45,281, Testaverde; 44,611, Bledsoe; 43,040, Fouts; 40,551, Montana; 40,239, Unitas; 38,147, Dave Krieg; 37,920, Boomer Esiason)…Manning (275) ranks 7th in NFL career touchdown passes (420, Marino; 414, Favre; 342, Tarkenton; 300, Elway; 291, Moon; 290, Unitas)…became only QB in NFL history to throw for 3,000+ yards in first nine seasons of career and owns nine of the 15 3,000+ seasons in Colts history (3, Unitas; 3, Jones)…streak of nine consecutive 3,000+ seasons is tied with Marino for 2nd-longest in NFL history and stands as 2nd-longest active NFL streak (15, Favre)…in 2006, produced NFL record 7th career 4,000+ season (6, Marino)…became only QB in NFL history with 25+ TD passes in nine consecutive seasons…Marino (1984-88) and Favre (1994-98) rank 2nd with five consecutive 25+-TD seasons…in club history, Manning has produced the nine best seasons in completions and yards, the eight best seasons in attempts, the seven best seasons in games with a touchdown pass, eight of the nine best seasons in completion percentage and nine of the eleven best seasons in touchdown passes…owns three of club's four career 30+-TD passing seasons (49, Manning, 2004; 33, Manning, 2000; 32, Unitas, 1959; 31, Manning, 2006)…with 144 consecutive starts, owns the longest career-opening streak of any QB in NFL history and the longest streak in Colts history…his consecutive starts streak ranks 2nd among QBs in NFL history (237, Favre)…has taken every snap in 122 of 144 games, missing 246 snaps (only one snap due to injury) during career…has taken 8,832 of a possible 9,078 career snaps, with consecutive snap streaks reaching 1,631, 1,590, 1,400 and 1,205…took 1,011 consecutive snaps in 2006…the only other QBs to take snaps with Colts during Manning tenure are Steve Walsh (21 in 1999), Mark Rypien (22 in 2001), Brock Huard (22 in 2003) and Jim Sorgi (74 in 2004; 102 in 2005)…P-Hunter Smith took one snap in 2000 (fake FG), 2003 (fake FG), 2004 (fake punt) and 2005 (fake FG), while RB-Edgerrin James took direct snap in 2005…has directed 28 regular-season fourth-quarter and overtime game-winning drives in which he has rallied team from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to win…had three game-winning drives in 2006 (at NYJ 10/1, vs. Tennessee 10/8 and at Denver 10/29)…also directed 38-34 comeback win in AFC Championship Game 1/21/07 vs. New England…club was behind 21-3 in second quarter and 34-31 with 2:17 remaining in game…Manning led seven-play, 80-yard drive that ended with RB-Joseph Addai 3t rush to give Colts 38-34 lead with 1:00 remaining…directed Colts to 38-35 OT win at Tampa Bay 10/6/03 with 34-47-386, 2 TDs/1 ints., guiding club to 38-point second half, including 28-point fourth quarter with scoring drives covering 73, 75, 12, 58, 85 and 76 yards…Colts became first team in NFL history to erase 21-point deficit in a game's final four minutes…posted one of finest seasons by a QB in NFL history in 2004 with 336-497-4,557, 49 TDs/10 ints., 121.1 rating…seasonal touchdown total set NFL record, snapping Marino's 1984 mark of 48…seasonal passer rating set NFL record, besting Steve Young's 1994 112.8 rating…set club seasonal marks in passing yardage (4,557), touchdowns (49), completion percentage (67.7) and passer rating (121.1)…produced then the 3rd 100.0+ seasonal rating in Colts history (102.5, Jones, 1976; 100.7, Jim Harbaugh, 1995)…opened season with 13 consecutive multiple-TD games, surpassing Unitas' 1959 club and NFL record for most multiple-TD games to start a season (1959 was 12-game season)…his 13 consecutive multiple-TD games set an NFL record (12, Unitas, 1959; 12, Don Meredith, Dallas, 1965-66; 12, Marino, 1986-87; Favre, 1994-95)…won Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honors for second consecutive season (sharing honors in 2003 with QB-Steve McNair)…joined Colts QBs-John Unitas, Earl Morrall and Bert Jones as AP NFL MVPs…joined Favre (1995-97) and Montana (1989-90) as only players to win award in consecutive seasons…in 2004, became first QB to throw 10+ TDs to three different receivers in one season (14, Marvin Harrison; 12, Reggie Wayne; 10, Brandon Stokley) and Colts were first NFL team ever to have three 10+-TD receivers in single season…in 138 games, Manning and Harrison have connected on 878 passes for 11,908 yards and 106 TDs, the most completions, yards and touchdowns by a tandem in NFL history…Manning and Harrison passed Jim Kelly and Andre Reed's mark of 663 completions vs. Minnesota 11/8/04 and Kelly and Reed's yardage mark (9,538) 9/25/05 vs. Cleveland…Manning and Harrison snapped Steve Young and Jerry Rice's NFL mark of 85 TDs by a QB-WR tandem 10/17/05 vs. St. Louis (Kelly and Reed had 147 games together, while Young and Rice were paired in 137 outings)…duo connected on 100th career TD pass at Tennessee 12/3/06 on a 68t…Manning set club record for most touchdown passes in a game at New Orleans 9/28/03 with 20-25-314, 6 TDs…tied own club record for most TD passes in a game at Detroit 11/25/04 with 23-28-236, 6 TDs…in both 6-TD games, he had more TD passes than incompletions…has club-record six career 5+-TD games…in 2004, became first NFL player to throw 5+ TDs in four games in a season…had six games of 4+ touchdowns, tying Marino's 1984 single-season mark…had 4+ TD passes in five consecutive games (5, at Kansas City 10/31/04; 4 vs. Minnesota 11/8/04; 5 vs. Houston 11/14/04; 4, at Chicago 11/21/04; 6, at Detroit 11/25/04), snapping Marino's four-game NFL-record streak in 1984…was 25-30-290, 5 TDs vs. Atlanta 12/14/03 to become then-fifth NFL QB since 1970 NFL Merger with five or more touchdown passes in a game twice in a season (Fouts, San Diego, 1982; Marino, Miami, 1986; Moon, Houston, 1990; Kelly, Buffalo, 1991)…was 22-26-377, 5 TDs vs. Denver 1/4/04 in Wild Card Playoffs to become then-only NFL player with three 5+-TD games in one season (including playoffs)…Daunte Culpepper had three 5+-TD games in 2004 to become second player…joined three other NFL QBs with perfect post-season rating games with effort vs. Denver 1/4/04 (Meredith, Dallas, 1967 Divisional Playoffs vs. Cleveland, 11-13-212, 2 TDs, 52-14 win; Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, 1976 Divisional Playoffs at Colts, 14-18-264, 3 TDs, 40-14 win; Krieg, Seattle, 1983 Wild Card Playoffs vs. Denver, 12-13-200, 3 TDs, 31-7 win)…became 11th player in NFL playoff history with four TD passes in a half…five TD passes fell one shy of NFL playoff record (6, QBs-Daryle Lamonica, Divisional Playoffs, Oakland vs. Houston, 1969; Young, Super Bowl XXIX, San Francisco vs. San Diego, 1994) and tied touchdown totals accomplished by Sid Luckman (Chicago, 1943, NFL Championship), Lamonica (Oakland, 1968, Divisional Playoffs), Montana (San Francisco, 1989, Super Bowl XXIV), Kurt Warner (St. Louis, 1999, Divisional Playoffs) and Kerry Collins (NYG,  2000, NFC Championship)…Manning was 27-33-458, 4 TDs/1 int., 145.7 rating vs. Denver 1/9/05 in Wild Card Playoffs, eclipsing own club playoff record for passing yards, while producing 2nd-highest total in NFL playoff history (489, Bernie Kosar, Cleveland vs. NYJ, 1986)…was 21-27-361, 3 TDs/1 int. in first half, the most yards in one half of NFL playoff action since 1970 (338, Collins, NYG vs. Minnesota, 11/14/01, NFC Championship)…owns four of five 300+ games in Colts playoff history…has seven career regular-season 400+ games, including club-record 472-yard effort at Kansas City 10/31/04…at NYJ 10/1/06, reached 250 career TD passes in 132nd game, the 2nd-fastest pace in NFL history (128, Marino)…against Chicago 11/21/04, reached 200 career TD passes in 106th game, marking 2nd-fastest pace to 200-TD plateau (89, Marino)…reached 150 career touchdown passes in 86th game vs. Carolina 10/12/03, marking 3rd-fastest games pace to 150+ career touchdowns (62, Marino; 84, Favre)…was 4th-fastest to 100 TDs, taking 56 games (44, Marino; 50, Warner; 53, Unitas)…Manning reached 35,000-yard mark in 135th game at Denver 10/29/06, the 2nd-fastest pace in NFL history (Marino, 134 games)…Manning hit 30,000-yard plateau in 115th game vs. Cleveland 9/25/05, becoming 2nd-fastest player to hit mark (114 games, Marino)…Manning reached 25,000 yards in 97th game at New England 9/9/04, the 2nd-fastest streak to that plateau (Marino, 92)…reached 20,000 yards in 78 games and only Marino (74) and Warner (76) reached the plateau faster…has 20+ scoring passes in nine consecutive seasons and owns nine of the 19 20+-TD seasons in club history (6, Unitas; 3, Jones; 1, Morrall), but only Unitas (1959-60, 65-66) and Jones (1980-81) were able to exceed 20 touchdowns in consecutive seasons…streak of nine consecutive seasons with 20+ touchdown passes is 3rd-best in NFL history (12, Favre; 10, Marino)…Manning (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) has 7 double-digit victory seasons, passing Unitas (3) and Jones (3) as only Colts QBs with double-digit victory seasons as starter…led Colts to franchise-record 14 victories in 2005…has engineered Colts to 400+ points in seven of past eight seasons (423, 1999; 429, 2000; 413, 2001; 447, 2003; 522, 2004; 439, 2005; 427, 2006), while 2004 total set franchise-best…Colts have produced 5,000 net yards in club-record nine consecutive seasons and Manning has engineered nine of the 14 5,000+ net yardage seasons in club history (5,116, 1998; 5,726, 1999; 6,141, 2000; 5,955, 2001; 5,616, 2002; 5,874, 2003; 6,475, 2004; 5,799, 2005; 6,070, 2006)…from 2001-04, had 17,155 passing yards, the 2nd-highest four-year total of any NFL QB…also owns the 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-highest totals (17,011, 2000-03; 16,879, 1999-02; 16,816, 2003-06), while Marino owns best total at 17,212 (1984-87)…has 103 games with 20+ completions, most in Colts history (33, Unitas)…has 275 TD passes in 144 career games, an average of 1.9097 per game, the highest average per game of any QB in NFL history with 150+ TD passes (1.7355, Marino, 420/242; 1.7178, Favre, 414 TDs/241 games; 1.4813, Kelly, 237/160; 1.4615, Donovan McNabb, 152/104; 1.4219, Montana, 273/192; 1.4033, Fouts, 254/181; 1.4018, Trent Green, 157/112; 1.3990, Moon, 291/208; 1.3902, Fran Tarkenton, 342/246; 1.3744, Unitas, 290/211; 1.3728, Young, 232/169)…Manning (92) ranks 2nd in Colts wins as starting QB (118, Unitas)…since 1970, Manning is 1 of 5 NFL starting QBs who were 10 games below .500 and eventually had a record equaling or exceeding 10 games over .500 (Troy Aikman, 15 games below .500 (3-18) to 29 games over .500 (86-57):  final starting record 94-71; Young, -14 games (3-17) to +45 games (94-49):  final record 94-49; Bert Jones, -12 games (3-15) to +16 games (42-26):  final record 47-49; Trent Dilfer, -11 games (8-19) to +10 games (55-45): current record 57-50; Manning, -10 games (5-15) to +41 games (90-49): current record 92-52…Manning (89) is first in regular season starting wins by NFL QBs from 1999-present (73, Favre; 70, Tom Brady; 69, McNair; 65, McNabb; 57, Jake Plummer; 56, Brad Johnson; 50, Green)…has 50.0+ completion percentage in 138 of 144 games, 55.0+ in 123 games and 60.0+ in 101 games…Colts have scored 30+ points under Manning 51 times…has produced 100+-yard receivers 93 times in 144 games…holds 165:18 red zone TD:int. ratio…has 200+ passing yards 115 times, 250+ yards 79 times, 300+ yards 40 times, 350+ yards 17 times and 400+ yards seven times…counting playoffs, has amassed four career perfect rating games (10/22/00 vs. New England; 11/10/02 at Philadelphia; 9/28/03 at New Orleans; 1/4/04 vs. Denver), the most by any NFL player since rating system was created in 1973…led NFL with 101.0 passer rating in 2006, the third consecutive season he has led league (121.1 rating, 2004; 104.1 rating, 2005) and became first player since Young (1991-94) with three consecutive 100.0+ seasons…has 53 career 100+ rating games (Colts are 45-8)…had eleven 100+ games in 2004, including then-NFL record nine consecutive 100+ games (games 5-13)…had 10 100+-rating games in 2005, including eight consecutive in games 6-13, and seven 100+-rating games in 2006…94.4 career rating ranks 2nd in NFL history among QBs with at least 1,500 career attempts (96.8, Young)…40 300+ games rank 1st in club history, passing Unitas (26), and 5th in NFL history (63, Marino; 51, Fouts; 49, Moon; 48, Favre)…nine career 3,000+ seasons are T4th-most in NFL history (15, Favre; 13, Marino; 12, John Elway; 9, Moon; 9, Bledsoe)…seven career 400+ games are T2nd-most in NFL history (13, Marino; 7, Montana; 7, Moon)…15 career games with 4+ TD passes are 4th-most in NFL history (21, Marino; 19, Favre; 17, Unitas)…Manning and Tony Dungy have 60 regular-season wins as QB/coach tandem, the most in Colts history (55, Unitas-Don Shula)…Manning-Dungy (.750, 60-20) own 3rd-best regular-season winning percentage among QB-Head Coach tandems since 1970 (with minimum 50 games), behind Ken Stabler-John Madden (.756, 60-19-1, Oakland) and Jim McMahon-Mike Ditka (.754, 46-15, Chicago) and ahead of Brady-Bill Belichick (.745, 70-24, New England), Staubach-Landry (.743, 84-29, Dallas), Young-George Seifert (.729, 62-23, San Francisco) and Elway-Mike Shanahan (.729, 43-16, Denver)…has 25 career 50+-yard TD passes…has hit seven different receivers 41 times in career and 8 different receivers 10 times…has 42 3+-TD games…holds club career playoff records for completions (290), attempts (474), yards (3,496) and touchdowns (18)...owns Pro Bowl career records for completions (86), attempts (146), yards (1,198) and touchdowns (12)...owns single-game Pro Bowl records in completions (22), attempts (41) and yards (342), all set in 2004...has played in 92 career wins with Colts, among the highest number of appearances in victories by a player in franchise history (132, Unitas; 109, P-David Lee; 107, LB-Don Shinnick; 106, DE-Ordell Braase, 105, C/LB-Dick Szymanski; 102, Harrison; 98, OG/T-Dan Sullivan; 97, DB-Jerry Logan; 97, OG-Alex Sandusky; 97, OT-Bob Vogel; 96, RB-Tom Matte; 94, WR-Raymond Berry; 92, TE-John Mackey, 92, OT-Tarik Glenn)...with Super Bowl XLI Most Valuable Player honors, became only player to be named NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP and Pro Bowl MVP during career.

2006:  Started 16 games for ninth consecutive season and was 362-557-4,397, 31 TDs/9 ints for 101.4 rating…also was 23-36, 4 TDs rushing, tying seasonal career-high for rushing TDs (4, 2001)…earned Pro Bowl honors for seventh time of career…had seven 100+-rating games and passer rating led league for third consecutive season (121.1, 2004; 104.1, 2005)…had 20+ completions in 14 games…had 200+ passing yards in 14 games…had five 3+-TD games and six 300+-yard games…became only QB in NFL history to throw for 25+ TDs in nine consecutive seasons and throw for 3,000+ yards in each of first nine seasons…Marino (1984-88) and Favre (1994-98) rank 2nd with five consecutive 25+ seasons…produced NFL-record 7th career 4,000+ season (6, Marino)…was 25-41-276, 1 TD/int. at NYG 9/10…was 26-38-400, 3 TDs for 129.3 rating vs. Houston 9/17…set club career completions mark, surpassing Unitas (2,796)…marked 7th career 400+ game, T2nd-most in NFL history (13, Marino; 7, Montana; 7, Moon)…was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week…was 14-31-219, 1 TD passing and had 2t rush vs. Jacksonville 9/24…was 21-30-217, 1 TD passing and had 1t rush in 31-28 comeback victory at NYJ 10/1…marked 26th career 4th-quarter/overtime game-winning drive…led two fourth-quarter TD drives, keeping for winning score from one-yard out in final minute…became first Colts QB with game-winning rush in final minute of a contest…reached 250 career TD passes in 132nd game, the 2nd-fastest pace in NFL history (128, Marino)…was 20-31-166, 2 TDs/1 int. in 14-13 comeback win vs. Tennessee 10/8…led fourth-quarter comeback for second consecutive week…was 25-35-342, 4 TDs for 140.4 rating vs. Washington 10/22…marked 14th career 4+-TD outing and moved past QB-Sonny Jurgensen for 10th-place on NFL career TD list…trailing 14-13 at halftime, Manning used three third-quarter TDs to direct 36-22 victory…was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week…was 32-39-345, 3 TDs for 129.2 rating at Denver 10/29…82.1 completion percentage marked seasonal-best and ranks as T5th-best single-game completion mark in club history…Manning surpassed 35,000 career passing yards in 135th game, the 2nd-fewest games to that plateau (134, Marino)…led offense to scoring drives on each of five second-half possessions, including 62-yard drive with 1:49 remaining that resulted in game-winning 37-yard field goal by K-Adam Vinatieri with :02 left for 34-31 victory…marked 28th career fourth-quarter/overtime game-winning drive…was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month of October…was 20-36-326, 2 TDs/1 int. at New England 11/5…topped 300+ passing yards for third consecutive game, tying Unitas' club mark (1963)…Manning and Head Coach Tony Dungy produced their 56th win as QB-coach tandem, surpassing Unitas and Don Shula for most in club history…was 27-39-236, 1 TD vs. Buffalo 11/12 and 20-39-254, 2 TDs/ints. at Dallas 11/19…was 14-20-183, 1 TD/int. vs. Philadelphia 11/26…was 21-28-351, 1 TD/2 ints. for 98.8 rating at Tennessee 12/3…Manning hit Harrison for 68t, marking duo's 100th career TD connection…was 25-50-313, 1 int. passing and had 1t rush at Jacksonville 12/10…was 29-36-282, 4 TDs for 136.3 rating vs. Cincinnati 12/18…Manning extended NFL record to nine consecutive seasons with 25+ TD passes, while moving to 8th-place in career TD passes (270)…marked 15th career game with 4+-TD strikes, 4th-most in NFL history (21, Marino; 19, Favre; 17, Unitas)…80.6 completion percentage was second 80.0+ game of season…was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week…was 21-27-205, 3 TDs for 135.3 rating at Houston 12/24…marked 42nd career 3+-TD game…was 22-37-282, 2 TDs passing and had 11t rush vs. Miami 12/31…was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week…ranked 1st in AFC pass attempts, 4th in NFL, 1st in AFC completions, 3rd in NFL, 2nd in AFC completion percentage, 3rd in NFL, 1st in AFC yards, 2nd in NFL, 1st in NFL TDs and 1st in NFL passer rating…was Sports Illustrated NFL All-Pro and USA Today Sports Weekly NFL All-Pro First-Team and Associated Press NFL All-Pro Second-Team choice.  POST-SEASON:  Started four games and was 97-153-1,034, 3 TDs/7 ints. for 70.5 rating…also was 8-3, 1 TD rushing…was 30-38-268, 1 TD/3 ints. vs. Kansas City in Wild Card Playoffs 1/6…was 15-30-170, 2 ints. at Baltimore in Divisional Playoffs 1/13…was 27-47-349, 1 TD/int. passing and had 1t rush vs. New England in AFC Championship Game 1/21…directed club to largest championship game comeback in NFL Super Bowl-era history…led club on seven-play, 80-yard drive with 2:17 remaining that ended with RB-Joseph Addai 3t rush with 1:00 left for 38-34 victory…was 3-4-57 passing on final drive…club trailed 21-3 in second quarter and produced 32 second-half points, including 17 fourth-quarter points, in comeback win…marched club to second-half scoring drives of 76, 76, 67, 59 and 80 yards…marked first career post-season fourth-quarter/overtime game-winning drive…was 25-38-247, 1 TD/int. in 29-17 Super Bowl XLI victory vs. Chicago 2/4…earned Most Valuable Player honors, becoming first Colts Super Bowl MVP…connected with Wayne on 53t first-quarter score…directed offense that ran 80+ plays in three of four games (vs. Kansas City, vs. New England and vs. Chicago).  2005:  Started 16 games for eighth consecutive season and was 305-453-3,747, 28 TDs/10 ints. for 104.1 rating…earned Pro Bowl honors for sixth time and was named to Associated Press NFL All-Pro first-team for third consecutive season…had 10 100+ rating games…rating led league for second consecutive season (121.1, 2004)…had 20+ completions in 10 games…had 200+ passing yards in eleven games…became only QB in NFL history to throw for 25+ touchdowns in eight consecutive seasons and to throw for 3,000+ yards in each of first eight seasons…was 21-36-254, 2 TDs at Baltimore 9/11…was 13-28-122, 1 int. vs. Jacksonville 9/18…led club on 17-play, 88-yard drive in 4th quarter to give team 7-3 lead over Jacksonville…Colts won 10-3 and it marked Manning's then 23rd career fourth-quarter/OT comeback win…was 19-23-228, 1 int. vs. Cleveland 9/25...eclipsed 30,000 passing yards in 115th game, becoming 2nd-fastest to plateau (114 games, Marino)…also completed 2,500th career pass vs. Cleveland…completed all 12 passes in fourth quarter and 82.6 completion rate ranked then as 4th-best percentage in franchise history for QB with 15+ pass attempts in single game…was 20-27-264, 4 TDs for 144.1 rating at Tennessee 10/2…Manning completed first five passes at Tennessee and gave him 17 consecutive completions dating back to 9/25 game vs. Cleveland…17 consecutive completions tied club mark set by Bert Jones in 1974 (12/15 vs. NYJ)…was 23-31-255, 1 TD/2 ints. at San Francisco 10/9…was 22-32-191, 2 TDs for 105.1 rating vs. St. Louis 10/17…with TD connection to Harrison in 4th quarter, the duo snapped Young and Rice's NFL mark of 85 TDs by a QB-WR tandem…was 21-27-237, 2 TDs/1 int. for 112.5 rating at Houston 10/23…was 28-37-321, 3 TDs/1 int. for 117.1 rating at New England 11/7…earned AFC Player-of-the-Week honors for performance…was 26-35-297, 3 TDs for 127.9 rating vs. Houston 11/13…with 74.3 completion percentage, marked seventh time in eight games Manning hit 70+-percent of passes…was 24-40-365, 3 TDs/1 int. in 45-37 win at Cincinnati 11/20…was 16-23-272, 3 TDs/1 int. for 130.8 rating at halftime and club possessed 35-27 lead…had 66t pass to Wayne, the duo's longest TD connection…was 15-25-245, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Pittsburgh 11/28…Manning paired with Harrison for 80t on Colts' first play from scrimmage, the tandem's longest connection…was 13-17-187, 3 TDs for 151.2 rating vs. Tennessee 12/4…rating was 4th-best of career and marked 7th consecutive 100+ game…was 24-36-324, 2 TDs for 113.7 rating at Jacksonville 12/11…was 8th consecutive 100+-rating game…was 26-45-336, 1 TD/2 ints. vs. San Diego 12/18…in limited action, was 9-12-116 at Seattle 12/24 and 1-2-5 vs. Arizona 1/1…ranked 9th in AFC pass attempts, 13th in NFL, 5th in AFC completions, 6th in NFL, 3rd in AFC and NFL completion percentage, 5th in AFC yards, 7th in NFL, 2nd in AFC and NFL TDs and 1st in NFL passer rating.  POST-SEASON:  Started 1/15 vs. Pittsburgh and was 22-38-290, 1 TD.  2004: Started 16 games and was 336-497-4,557, 49 TDs/10 ints. for 121.1 passer rating…earned Pro Bowl honors for fifth time of career and won Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player honors for second consecutive season (sharing honors in 2003 with QB-Steve McNair)…seasonal TD total set NFL record, snapping Dan Marino's 1984 mark of 48…passer rating set NFL record, besting Steve Young's 1994 112.8 rating…had 11 100+ rating games…set club seasonal marks in passing yardage (4,557), touchdowns (49), completion percentage (67.7) and passer rating (121.1)…had 20+ completions in eleven games…had 200+ passing yards in 14 games…Manning became only QB in NFL history to throw 10+ seasonal TDs to three receivers (14, Harrison; 12, Wayne; 10, Stokley)…was 16-29-256, 2 TDs/1 int. for 93.5 rating at New England 9/9…eclipsed 25,000 passing yards in 97th career game, marking the second-fastest games pace to plateau in NFL history (Marino, 92 games)…was 24-33-254, 2 TDs passing for 115.0 rating at Tennessee 9/19…led club to three fourth-quarter TDs in 31-17 comeback win…was 28-40-393, 5 TDs for 140.9 rating vs. Green Bay 9/26, becoming first NFL player to throw for 5+ TDs four times (counting playoffs) in a one-year span (9/28/03 at New Orleans, 20-25-315, 6 TDs; 12/14/03 vs. Atlanta, 25-30-290, 5 TDs; 1/4/04 vs. Denver (playoffs), 22-26-377, 5 TDs; 9/26/04 vs. Green Bay, 28-40-393, 5 TDs)…won AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors…was 20-29-220, 2 TDs/1 int. for 99.8 rating at Jacksonville 10/3…was 16-26-198, 3 TDs/1 int. for 107.5 rating vs. Oakland 10/10…was 27-39-368, 3 TDs for 124.7 rating vs. Jacksonville 10/24…was 25-44-472, 5 TDs/1 int. for 122.5 rating at Kansas City 10/31…passing yardage total set club record and was his fifth career 400+ game…was 23-29-268, 4 TDs for 144.8 rating vs. Minnesota 11/8…directed 55-yard game-winning drive for 35-yard FG with :02 left for 31-28 win…ended contest with 666 completions to Harrison, the most by any NFL duo (663, Kelly-Reed)...was 18-27-320, 5 TDs/2 ints. for 115.7 rating vs. Houston 11/14…won AFC Player-of-the-Week honors…was 17-28-211, 4 TDs/1 int. for 108.8 rating at Chicago 11/21…became 23rd NFL QB to hit 200 career touchdown passes…hit mark in 106th career game, becoming second-fastest to reach plateau (Marino, 89 games)…was 23-28-236, 6 TDs for 141.4 rating at Detroit 11/25 to earn AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors…was second career 6-TD game…was fifth consecutive game with 4+ TD passes, snapping Marino's 1984 NFL-record streak of four games…was sixth 4+-TD game of season, tying Marino's 1984 NFL record…was sixth career 5+-TD game, tying Marino's NFL record for most career 5+-TD games…was AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month (November)…set NFL record for most TD passes (19) in one month…was 25-33-425, 3 TDs/2 ints. for 122.3 rating vs. Tennessee 12/5 for sixth career 400+ game…Manning and Harrison connected for their 80th TD play, surpassing Dan Marino and Mark Clayton (79) for 2nd-most TDs by a tandem in NFL history (Steve Young and Jerry Rice (85, 1987-99) hold the NFL record)…was 26-33-298, 2 TDs for 124.5 rating at Houston 12/12…extended his consecutive 100+ rating games to nine, setting an NFL record for most consecutive 100+ games since 1973, when the rating system was instituted...was 20-33-249, 1 TD for 94.1 rating vs. Baltimore 12/19 to snap consecutive 100+ games streak…was 27-44-383, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. San Diego…directed comeback that saw Colts erase 31-16 fourth-quarter deficit for OT win on 30-yard FG…broke Marino's 1984 NFL single-season TD mark of 48 on 21t strike to WR-Brandon Stokley with :56 remaining that led to game-tying two-point conversion…record-tying 48th TD came on 3t shovel-pass to RB-James Mungro in third quarter…won AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for performance…in one series at Denver 1/2, was 1-2-6 passing...ranked 4th in AFC attempts, 8th in NFL, 2nd in AFC completions, 4th in NFL, 2nd in AFC yards, 3rd in NFL, 1st in AFC completion percentage, 3rd in NFL, 1st in NFL touchdowns and passer rating...Manning and Harrison had 63 scoring plays from 2000-2004 to mark the highest total of any QB-WR tandem in a five-year span in NFL history (their total of 61 from 1999-03 is the second-highest mark). POST-SEASON: Started 1/9 vs. Denver and 1/16 at New England and was 54-75-696, 4 TDs/2 ints. for 107.4 rating…was 27-33-458, 4 TDs/1 int. for 145.7 rating vs. Denver, eclipsing own club playoff record for passing yards, while producing second-highest total in NFL playoff history (489, Bernie Kosar, Cleveland vs. NYJ, 1986)…was 21-27-361, 3 TDs/1 int. in first half, the most yards in one half of NFL playoff action since 1970 (338, Collins, NYG vs. Minnesota, 11/14/01, NFC Championship)…was 27-42-238, 1 int. at New England. 2003: Started 16 games and was 379-566-4,267, 29 TDs/10 ints. for 99.0 rating…earned Pro Bowl honors for fourth time of career…produced then highest personal seasonal QB rating and set then club mark for completion percentage (67.0)…had 20+ completions and 200+ passing yards in 14 games…was 27-43-211, 2 ints. 9/7 at Cleveland, directing game-winning drive for 45-yard FG with :01 left in 9-6 win…win marked club's fifth consecutive opening-day triumph…was 14-21-173, 1 TD vs. Tennessee 9/14…was 21-33-216, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Jacksonville 9/21…was 20-25-314, 6 TDs at New Orleans 9/28 to set club record for most single-game touchdown passes…won AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors and posted third career perfect rating (158.3)…was AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month (September)…was 34-47-386, 2 TDs/1 int. at Tampa Bay 10/6 to direct club from 35-14 deficit in final four minutes to 38-35 OT win…Colts became first team to erase 21-point deficit in final four minutes of a game…led second-half scoring drives of 73, 75, 12, 58, 85 and 76 yards…was 23-34-293, 1 TD/int. 10/12 vs. Carolina…directed late 75-yard TD drive to force OT…was 22-30-269, 3 TDs vs. Houston 10/26…was 23-37-266, 1 TD/int. in 23-17 win at Miami 11/2…was 28-45-347, 2 TDs/ints. at Jacksonville 11/9…was 27-36-401, 1 TD vs. NYJ 11/16…was 26-42-229 at Buffalo 11/23…led club from 14-3 fourth-quarter deficit to 17-14 win…was 29-48-278, 4 TDs/1 int. vs. New England 11/30 as club rebounded from 31-10 deficit to tie contest before falling on late failed chance at NE one-yard line…was 22-34-228 at Tennessee 12/7…started 93rd consecutive game, breaking Unitas' record for Colts QBs (92)…was 25-30-290, 5 TDs vs. Atlanta 12/14 to become only fifth NFL QB since 1970 NFL Merger with 5+ touchdown passes in a game twice in season…won AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors…was 12-23-146 vs. Denver 12/21 to snap streak of 10 games with 22+ completions, the 2nd-longest for most consecutive games with 22+ completions since 1970 (11, Moon, 1991-92)…was 26-38-220, 1 TD/int. at Houston 12/28…led comeback from 17-3 fourth-quarter deficit for win…hit Stokley on TD pass to tie contest with four minutes left, then directed 65-yard march for 43-yard FG at gun to win AFC South title…ranked 1st in AFC attempts, 2nd in NFL, 1st in NFL completions, 1st in NFL yards, 1st in AFC touchdowns, 2nd in NFL and 2nd in NFL rating. POST-SEASON: Started 1/4 vs. Denver, 1/11 at Kansas City and 1/18 at New England…was 22-26-377, 5 TDs, 158.3 rating vs. Denver to set club playoff mark for most single-game scoring passes…teamed with Stokley (4-144, 2 TDs; 31t, 87t) and Harrison (7-133, 2 TDs; 46t, 23t) on TD tosses…87t play set Colts playoff record for longest completion (75t, Unitas-to-John Mackey, Super Bowl V was prior longest play)…had 3rd 5+-TD game of season (6 at New Orleans; 5 vs. Atlanta) and 4th career perfect rating, 2nd of season (at New Orleans)…joined three other NFL QBs with perfect post-season rating games (Don Meredith, Terry Bradshaw, Dave Krieg)…became first NFL player with three 5+-TD games in one season (including the playoffs)…became 11th player in NFL playoff history with four TD passes in one half…five TD passes fell one shy of NFL playoff record (6, Daryle Lamonica, Steve Young) and tied totals accomplished by Sid Luckman, Lamonica, Joe Montana, Kurt Warner and Kerry Collins…won NFL Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors…was 22-30-304, 3 TDs, 138.8 rating at Kansas City for 2nd consecutive 300+ yards/100+ rating game…teamed with Harrison (6-98), WR-Reggie Wayne (6-83, 1 TD; 19t), Stokley (4-57, 1 TD; 29t) and RB-Tom Lopienski (1-2, 1 TD; 2t) to guide passing attack…led club to scores on six of eight possessions, failing to score only at end of half and end of game…finished game with nine career playoff touchdown passes, besting prior club mark of Unitas (7)…became 5th player in NFL playoff history to start playoffs with eight or more TD passes without interception (11, Montana, San Francisco, 1989; 9, Young, San Francisco, 1994; 8, Troy Aikman, Dallas, 1992; 8, Phil Simms, NYG, 1986)…was 23-47-237, 1 TD/4 ints. at New England. 2002: Started 16 games and took every snap from scrimmage for second time of career (1998)…earned third career Pro Bowl bid (1999, 2000, 2002) with 392-591-4,200, 27 TDs/19 ints., 88.8 rating…directed club to 10+ seasonal wins for 3rd time in career, tying Unitas and Jones for most in Colts history…set club seasonal records for completions, attempts and completion percentage (66.3)…became only QB in NFL history to have 4,000+ passing yards in four consecutive seasons…produced club-record fifth consecutive season with 3,000+ yards and fifth consecutive season with 20+ touchdown passes…was 19-31-211, 3 TDs at Jacksonville 9/8…was 26-45-289, 1 TD/3 ints. vs. Miami9/15...was 21-28-272, 2 TDs at Houston9/22…was 21-34-224, 2 TDs/1 int., plus 11t rush vs. Cincinnati10/6…was 30-40-284, 1 TD/int. vs. Baltimore10/13 to produce 10th career fourth-quarter comeback win…was 32-48-304, 1 TD/3 ints. at Pittsburgh 10/21 and 21-32-214, 2 TDs/ints., plus 1t rush at Washington 10/27…was 37-50-327, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Tennessee to mark career-best single-game completions and tying club record of Jeff George (at Washington 11/7/93)…produced one of best career games with 18-23-319, 3 TDs at Philadelphia 11/10, then his 2nd career 158.3 perfect rating (10/22/00 vs. NE)…hit Harrison (57t , 43t) and Wayne (27t) on long scoring strikes…was 29-38-252, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Dallas 11/17 and 27-44-229, 1 int. at Denver 11/24…guided club on late drive to force OT, then scored on 1st drive of OT…game at Denver was only 7th of career without TD pass and ended streak of 11 cons. games with a TD pass, then his 4th career streak of 10+ games…was 15-28-190, 1 TD vs. Houston 12/1 to produce 5th consecutive 3,000+-yardage and 20+-touchdown seasons…was 26-42-297, 1 TD/3 ints., at Tennessee 12/8…was 20-34-277, 2 TDs/ 1 int. at Cleveland 12/15 to direct comeback from 16-0 halftime deficit…was 30-46-365, 3 TDs/2 ints. vs. NYG 12/22 to notch 4th 30+-completion game of season and top 4,000+ passing yards for fourth consecutive season…was 20-28-146, 1 TD vs. Jacksonville 12/29 in producing 14th career fourth-quarter comeback win. POST-SEASON: Started 1/4 at NYJ…was 14-31-137, 2 ints. passing and 1-2 rushing. 2001: Started 16 games for fourth consecutive season and totaled 343-547-4,131, 26 TDs/23 ints., 84.1 rating…was 22-32-231, 2 TDs/2 ints. at NYJ 9/9…was 23-29-421, 4 TDs/2 ints., 129.6 rating vs. Buffalo9/23…was 20-34-196, 1 TD/3 ints. at New England 9/30 and 26-41-241, 2 TDs/ints. vs. Oakland 10/14…was 22-34-335, 1 TD, 106.9 rating vs. New England 10/21, 19-30-201, 2 TDs, 105.0 rating at Kansas City 10/25 and 23-35-325, 3 TDs/1 int., 112.2 rating vs. Atlanta 12/16…was 17-27-199, 1 TD at Buffalo 11/4 and 20-33-253, 3 TDs/2 ints. vs. Miami 11/11…was 18-28-262, 1 TD/int. at New Orleans 11/18, hitting career-long 86t pass to TE-Marcus Pollard, the 5th-longest TD pass in Colts history…was 27-48-310, 2 TDs/1 int. at Baltimore 12/2 and 25-35-228, 1 TD vs. NYJ 12/23…was 15-28-195, 1 int. at St. Louis 12/30 and 16-30-191, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Denver 1/6…ranked 1st in AFC passing yards, 2nd in NFL yards…26 TD passes ranked 2nd in AFC, T5th in NFL…had streak of scoring passes in 13 consecutive games end 12/10 at Miami and did not have TD pass at St. Louis 12/30…the 13-game streak was 3rd career 10+-game streak…hit scoring tosses in 27 straight games from 1998-1999, tying then the fourth-longest streak in NFL history…26 TD passes marked then the 16th 20+ TD season by a Colts QB (8, Unitas – 32, 1959; 25, 1960; 24, 1957; 23, 1962, 1965; 22, 1966; 20, 1963, 1967; 4, Manning – 33, 2000; 26, 1998; 26, 1999; 26, 2001; 3, Jones – 24, 1976; 23, 1980; 21, 1981; 1, Morrall – 26, 1968). 2000: Totaled 357-571-4,413, 33 TDs/15 ints., 94.7 rating and earned second consecutive Pro Bowl trip...set club’s single-season record for passing yards, completions, 300+ games (5) and touchdowns...33 TD passes broke Unitas’ record of 32 in 1959...recorded TD passes in 15 games, tying his club record 15 games in 1998...ranked 1st in NFL passing yards, 1st in NFL completions and T1st in NFL TDs...ranked 2nd in AFC rating, 6th in NFL, 2nd in AFC attempts, 3rd in NFL and 2nd in AFC comp. pct., 5th in NFL...threw career-high six 50+-yard TD passes...directed Colts offense that ranked 3rd in NFL net yards, 2nd in AFC, 4th in NFL points, 3rd in AFC...Colts had 300+ net yards in 14 of 16 games, 325+ yards in 13 games, 350+ yards in 12 games, 375+ yards in nine games and 400+ yards in six games…the trio of Manning, RB-Edgerrin James (387-1,709, 13 TDs rushing/63-594, 5 TDs receiving, 2,303 yards from scrimmage) and WR-Marvin Harrison (102-1,413, 14 TDs receiving) became first triumvirate to post 4,000-1,000-1,000 numbers in consecutive seasons...led NFL in passing and James won second cons. NFL rushing title, marking only second time in NFL history (1937, Washington, RB-Cliff Battles, QB-Sammy Baugh) that one team had passing and rushing champion...was 22-32-273, 1 TD/1 int., 92.3 rating, at Kansas City 9/3 in season-opening win...at time of win, there had been eight QBs selected with first overall pick in draft since 1970 and Manning became only one to win in his debut at Arrowhead Stadium...was 33-48-367, 3 TDs/2 ints., 94.7 rating vs. Oakland 9/10...had 14 cons. completions in 1st half vs. Oakland, the 2nd-longest streak in club history (17, Bert Jones, vs. NYJ, 12/15/74)...in first career MNF game, totaled 23-36-440, 4 TDs, 143.3 rating vs. Jacksonville 9/25...440 yards set then new franchise-record and eclipsed his old record of 404 yards at San Diego 9/26/99...it marked then only 3rd 400+ game in club history (401,Unitas, 9/17/67 vs. Atlanta) and set club records on MNF for completions, yards and TDs...was named AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week and Miller Lite Player-of-the-Week for performance...was 16-27-187, 2 TDs/1 int. at Buffalo 10/1...led the club on 42-yard drive with 1:08 remaining to set up a 45-yard game-winning FG...was 31-54-334, 1 TD/3 ints. at New England 10/8...was 20-30-281, 1 TD, 107.7 rating at Seattle 10/15...was 16-20-268, 3 TDs, 158.3 rating vs. NE 10/22, his first career perfect rating...hooked up with Harrison for 51t and 78t scoring plays...the 78t toss tied for then 2nd-longest of career (80, at Phil., 11/21/99; 78t, vs. New Orleans, 9/27/98)...20 atts. vs. NE marked then only time in career he has attempted fewer than 23 passes in a game...posted 80.0 comp. pct. vs. NE becoming only 4th QB in club history to post 80.0 comp. pct. with a minimum 15 attempts...was 22-33-288, 3 TDs/2 ints., 99.0 rating vs. Detroit 10/29...engineered club to 23-15 victory vs. NYJ 11/12 with 21-35-210, 1 TD...totaled 25-44-294, 3 TDs/1 int., at Green Bay 11/19...was 27-51-339, 2 TDs/2 ints., at NYJ 12/3, extending streak of TD passes to 13 cons. games...marked 2nd-longest streak of career (27 games)...tallied 21-28-206, 1 TD, 107.1 rating at Miami 12/17...concluded regular season vs. Minnesota 12/24 by totaling 25-36-283, 4 TDs/1 int., 118.2 rating...it marked second game in 2000 he tossed 4 TDs and became first Colts’ QB to throw for 4 TD passes twice in a season since Unitas (1966). POST-SEASON: Started at Miami 12/30 and totaled 17-32-194, 1 TD...hooked up with WR-Jerome Pathon for 17t strike for first career post-season TD pass. 1999: Earned first trip to Pro Bowl with 331-533-4,135, 26 TDs/15 ints., 90.7 rating...rebounded from 3-13 starting record in 1998 to post 13-3 record…the 10-game improvement marked best one-season turnaround by any team in the NFL’s 80 seasons…helped direct Colts to AFC Eastern Division title, and helped lead club to 423 points, the NFL’s third-highest total…helped Colts tie franchise records for consecutive wins (11; 1964, 1975-76) and most wins in a season (13, 1968)…totals in completions, attempts and yards in both 1998 and 1999 ranked then as best seasonal totals in club history...was 4th-youngest QB selected for first Pro Bowl since the AFC-NFC format was instituted in 1971…Manning was 23 years, 10 months and 13 days old, and ranked behind only Marino (1984, Miami, 22-4-14), Bledsoe (1995, New England, 22-11-22) and Favre (1993, Green Bay, 23-3-28) as youngest first-time Pro Bowl signal-callers…ended rookie season with touchdown passes in 13 consecutive games, the longest rookie streak in NFL history, then extended mark to 27 straight games before ending at Cleveland 12/26…27-game streak tied for then fourth-longest in NFL history (47, Unitas, 1956-60; 30, Marino, 1985-87; 28, Dave Kreig, Seattle, 1983-85; 27, Chris Chandler, Atlanta, 1997-99)…it marked then one of 15 20-game streaks in NFL history…produced six fourth-quarter comebacks to set club seasonal record…helped direct club to 60 ‘big’ plays (19 rushes of 15+ yards; 41 passes of 25+ yards)…teamed with James (369-1,553, 13 TDs rushing/62-586, 4 TDs receiving, 2,139 yards from scrimmage) and Harrison (115-1,663, 12 TDs) to produce only NFL’s second offense ever that boasted 4,000-1,500-1,500 performers (1995 Detroit: Scott Mitchell (4,338)-Barry Sanders (1,500)-Herman Moore (1,686)...Manning, Harrison and James became 1st Colts QB-RB-WR Pro Bowl trio since Jones-Lydell Mitchell-Roger Carr in 1976…for second straight year, a Manning QB-led offense helped produce a 2,000+ yards from scrimmage player (2,227, RB-Marshall Faulk, 1998; 2,139, James, 1999), while Harrison produced then the 26th 100+ reception season in NFL history…ranked 1st in AFC completions, 3rd in NFL, 2nd in AFC attempts, 4th in NFL, 1st in AFC completion percentage (62.1), 2nd in NFL, 1st in AFC yards, 3rd in NFL, 1st in AFC yards per attempt (7.76), 4th in NFL, 1st in AFC touchdown passes, 3rd in NFL…90.7 rating ranked 1st in AFC, 4th in NFL…was 21-33-284, 2 TDs/ ints. vs. Buffalo 9/12/99 to gain first opening-day win, 31-14…was 18-30-223, 3 TDs/2 ints. at New England 9/19…was 29-54-404, 2 TDs/1 int. at San Diego 9/26 in 27-19 win…set Colts single-game yardage total at SD and joined Unitas (401 vs. Atlanta 9/17/67) as only Colts QBs with 400+ career games…became 6th-youngest NFL player at age 23 to notch 400+ game (4 times, Marino, Miami, 1984; 2 times, Bernie Kosar, Cleveland, 1986 and Bledsoe, New England, 1994; 1 time, Jacky Lee, Houston, 1961 and David Woodley, Miami, 1981)…54 atts. marked 3rd-most in club history (59, George at Wash. 11/7/93; 57, Trudeau vs. NYJ 9/28/86), but it was only one of those outings that produced a Colts win…had 1st career TD rush (12t) at San Diego…earned AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week for game at San Diego…was 17-24-274, 3 TDs/1 int. vs. Miami 10/10…was 21-35-210, 1 TD/int. at NYJ 10/17…was 17-33-284, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Cincinnati 10/24…was 22-34-313, 1 TD vs. Dallas 10/31…was 21-33-290, 1 TD/int. vs. KC 11/7 (with 7t rush) and was 20-35-237, 2 TDs/1 int. at NYG 11/14…was 16-26-235, 3 TDs at Philadelphia 11/21 and 23-31-198, 1 TD/2 ints. vs. NYJ 11/28…was 23-29-260, 1 TD/2 ints. at Miami 12/5…directed game-winning drive in final 30 seconds (16- and 18-yard passes to Harrison to set up 53-yard FG at gun)…was 15-27-186, 2 TDs vs. New England 12/11…was 23-37-298, 2 TDs/1 int. vs. Washington 12/19 as club clinched division title…was 27-43-276 at Cleveland 12/26, directing club to 10 fourth-quarter points in 29-28 win…was 18-29-163 at Buffalo 1/2…wins at SD, NYJ, vs. Dallas, vs. Kansas City, vs. Washington and at Cleveland were fourth-quarter triumphs…six fourth-quarter comeback wins in 1999 surpassed prior seasonal-most held by Trudeau (4, 1989)…the other seasonal-mosts in Colts history are 3 by Unitas (1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1970), Pagel (1983), George (1990), Trudeau (1992) and Harbaugh (1995)…the prior club seasonal-mosts prior to 1999 were 5 in 1989 and 1990 and 4 in 1992…had long completion exceeding 40 yards in 9 of 16 games and did not have game with a completion shorter than 23 yards. POST-SEASON: Was 19-42-227 vs. Tennessee 1/16/00 in AFC Divisional Playoffs, plus had 15t rush. 1998: Was 326-575-3,739, 26 TDs/28 ints., 71.2 rating to cap finest rookie season in NFL history...set Colts and NFL rookie records in completions, attempts, yards, touchdowns and cons. games with TD pass (13)...completions, attempts and yards surpassed QB-Rick Mirer (274-486-2,833, Seattle, 1993) as NFL rookie seasonal-bests, while his touchdowns and cons. games with TD pass broke 50-year old NFL rookie marks of QB-Charlie Conerly (22, 9, NYG, 1948)...totals broke club rookie marks of Trudeau (204-417-2,225, 1986) and George (16 TDs, 1990) as well as club seasonal marks of George (292-485, 1991) and Unitas (3,481, 1963)...also set NFL rookie records with 4 300+ and 4 3-TD games...became Colts’ 5th opening day rookie starter vs. Miami 9/6 and joined eight other Colts QBs who earned starts during their rookie season...joined George Shaw (9/25/55 vs. Chi., 23-17 W), Jones (9/16/73 at Clev., 24-14 L), Mike Pagel (9/12/82 vs. NE 24-13 L) and George (9/9/90 at Buf., 26-10 L) as the club’s only opening-day rookie starting QBs...Manning (22 years, 5 months, 13 days) was 7th-youngest opening-day rookie starter in NFL history, just behind father, Archie, the NFL’s 6th-youngest in that category (22 years, 4 months, New Orleans, 1971)...attempted every pass by Colts over 1st 15 games and finished with 575 of club’s 576 atts. (WR-Torrance Small was 0-1 vs. Carolina 12/27)...ranked 1st in AFC, 3rd in NFL with 3,739 passing yards (4,212, Favre, GB; 4,170, Young, SF)...575 attempts ranked 1st in NFL...joined Unitas (1957, 1959, 1960, 1961) as only Colts to lead NFL in attempts...ranked 1st in AFC, 2nd in NFL, in completions (347, Favre)...ranked 2nd in AFC, 5th in NFL, with 26 TD passes (36, Young; 34, Randall Cunningham, Min.; 31, Favre; 29, Vinny Testaverde, NYJ) and fell just shy of joining QBs-Harry Newman (11, NYG, 1933) and Bob Waterfield (14, LA, 1945) as only rookies to tie or lead conference or league in TD passes...set NFL rookie record and Colts’ seasonal marks with TD passes in 15 different games (missing only 9/20 at NYJ)...the previous club record was 13 different games by Morrall in 1968...TD passes in 13 cons. games ranked 2nd-best in Colts history (47, Unitas, G10-1956 to G10-1960, the NFL record)...produced 3rd 300+ opening-day yardage outing in club history with 21-37-302, 1 TD/3 ints. outing vs. Mia....joined Unitas (401 vs. Atl. 9/17/67) and George (301 vs. NE 9/1/91) as only Colts 300+ opening-day passers...posted only 4th 300+ game by a Colts rookie (359, Trudeau at NYJ 11/16/86; 315, Trudeau vs. NO 10/12/86; 314, Unitas at Det. 11/18/56)...was 19-32-309, 1 TD/3 ints. vs. NO 9/27 to tie Trudeau as only Colts rookie QBs with multiple 300+ games as a rookie...hit Faulk on a 78t pass vs. NO, the 2nd-longest TD pass by Colts rookie (84t, Trudeau to WR-Bill Brooks at SF 10/5/86)...was 12-23-137, 1 TD/int. vs. SD 10/4 to notch 1st career starting victory...was 21-40-235, 2 TDs/ints. vs. Buf. 10/11...was 18-30-231, 3 TDs, 117.5 rating at SF 10/18 to tie club rookie record for most TD passes in game (Unitas vs. Rams 11/25/56; George at Cin. 11/25/90 and vs. Wash. 12/22/90)...was 30-52-278, 2 TDs/ints. vs. NE 11/1 to post then the 5th 30+ comp. day in club history, the 1st by Colts rookie...was 26-44-276, 3 TDs/2 ints. vs. NYJ 11/15 to join George as only Colts rookie QBs to post multiple 3-TD games...directed late 15-play, 80-yard drive that culminated with 14t strike to Pollard with :24 left to notch 1st career 4th-qtr. comeback win...earned AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors for game vs. NYJ, making him only 6th rookie QB to gain the award since its inception in 1984...was 27-42-357, 3 TDs/1 int. at Balt. 11/29 to set club rookie records with 3rd 300+ game (2 yards shy of Trudeau’s rookie-best 359 yards) and 3rd 3-TD game (2 by George in 1990)...was 17-26-210, 3 TDs, 128.7 rating vs. Cin. 12/13...was 23-39-335, 1 TD/int. at Sea. 12/20 for 4th 300+ game...ended season vs. Car. with 17-34-225, 1 TD/2 ints. and had TD passes in 13 cons. games, extending his NFL rookie record for most cons. games with a scoring pass...set record by passing 19-27-159, 2 TDs/ints. at Atl. 12/6...had shared mark with Conerly (9, NYG, 1948)...surpassed NFL rookie mark since 1970 in that cagetory with 14-29-164, 1 TD/2 ints. at Buf. 11/22...he had shared that mark at 7 cons. games with QBs-Jim Plunkett (NE, 1971), David Woodley (Miami, 1980) and Dan Marino (Miami, 1983).

HONORS

1998: PFW/PFWA, College and Pro Football Newsweekly, Football News and Football Digest NFL All-Rookie First-Team…AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (11/15 vs. NY Jets). 1999: Pro Bowl Starter…Associated Press, College and Pro Football Newsweekly and Football Digest NFL All-Pro Second-Team…Football News and PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team…Football News AFC Player-of-the-Year…Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Year…AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (9/26 at San Diego)…All-Madden Team…Phil Simms Ironman Team…Miller Lite Player-of-the-Year Finalist...NFL-most Pro Bowl fan votes (124,346). 2000: Pro Bowl...Associated Press NFL All-Pro Second-Team...All-Madden Team...AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (9/25 vs. Jacksonville and 12/24 vs. Minnesota)...3rd-most Pro Bowl fan votes (187,412). 2001: AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (9/23 at Buffalo). 2002: Pro Bowl...Phil Simms Ironman Team. 2003: Pro Bowl…Associated Press Co-Most Valuable Player…Associated Press NFL All-Pro First-Team…Sporting News NFL Player-of-the-Year…Sporting News NFL All-Pro Team…PFW/PFWA All-NFL Team…PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team…Football Digest NFL Player-of-the-Year…Football Digest NFL All-Pro Team…Maxwell Club Bert Bell Award for Professional Player-of-the-Year…AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month (September)…AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (9/28 at New Orleans and 12/14 vs. Atlanta)…NFL Offensive Player-of-the-Week (1/4/04 at Kansas City)…Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC Offensive Player-of-the Year…NFL Alumni Association Quarterback-of-the-Year. 2004: Pro Bowl Starter…Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player…Associated Press NFL Offensive Player-of-the-Year…Associated Press NFL All-Pro First-Team (unanimous selection)…Maxwell Club Bert Bell Award for Professional Player-of-the-Year…Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Year …PFW/PFWA NFL Most Valuable Player…PFW/PFWA NFL Offensive Player-of-the-Year…PFW/PFWA NFL All-Pro Team…PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team…College and Pro Football Newsweekly NFL All-Pro First-Team…NFL Alumni Quarterback-of-the-Year…Sporting News NFL Player-of-the-Year…Sporting News NFL All-Pro Team…AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (9/26 vs. Green Bay, 11/14 vs. Houston, 11/25 at Detroit, 12/26 vs. San Diego)…AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month (November)...was Pro Bowl Most Valuable Player...had NFL-record 1,075,089 fan votes in Pro Bowl voting.  2005:  Pro Bowl Starter...Associated Press, The Sporting News, PFW/PFWA NFL All-Pro First-Team...Walter Payton Man-of-the-Year...PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team...Kansas City Committee of 101 AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Year...AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (11/7 at New England).  2006:  Super Bowl XLI Most Valuable Player...Pro Bowl Starter…Sports Illustrated, USA Today Sports Weekly NFL All-Pro First-Team...Associated Press NFL All-Pro Second-Team...PFW/PFWA All-AFC Team...AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Month (October)...AFC Offensive Player-of-the-Week (9/17 vs. Houston, 10/22 vs. Washington, 12/31 vs. Miami).

COLLEGE

Four-year starter...saw action in 48 games with 45 starts...set 33 school records, eight SEC records and two NCAA marks...ended career with SEC records for wins as starting quarterback (39-6), completions (863), passing yards (11,201), total offense (11,020), completion percentage (62.49%), interception percentage (2.39%) and 300+ outings (18)...set NCAA records for lowest career int. pct. (2.39%; 33 of 1,381 atts.) and lowest single-season int. pct. (1.05%; 4 of 380 atts. in 1995)...ranked 3rd in NCAA history in passing yards and total offense, 5th in completions 4th in TDs (89), 8th in attempts (1,381) and 11th in career QB rating (147.11)...posted 26-4 record as starter in SEC games...was three-time Academic All-America honoree…started 13 games as senior and helped team to SEC Championship, and 11-2 record...set SEC seasonal record for total offense (3,789) while setting school marks for seasonal completions (287), attempts (477), yards (3,819) and TDs (36)...posted nine 300+ outings...named MVP of SEC Championship Game after totaling 25-43-373, 4 TDs/2 ints., with 73t and 46t passes, in 30-29 win over Auburn...named CNN/SI National Player-of-the-Week and SEC Offensive Player-of-the-Week after 25-35-523, 5 TDs, with 66t, 59t and 50t strikes, in 59-31 win at Kentucky...set school record with 12 consecutive completions...was 35-53-399, 4 TDs passing with 1t rush vs. Southern Miss....won Sullivan Award for nation’s top amateur athlete based on character, leadership, athletic ability and the ideals of amateurism, only 4th collegiate football player honored in award’s then 69-year history...won Maxwell Award for College Football Player-of-the-Year...was Heisman Trophy runner-up...was Football News National Offensive Player-of-the-Year...won Davey O’Brien Award for top QB...won Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for top senior QB...AP, Football News, Walter Camp, FWAA and AFCA All-America 1st-team...AP and Football News SEC Player-of-the-Year...AP, Football News and Coaches All-SEC...National Football Foundation, NASDAQ and American Honda National Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year...GTE Academic All-America 1st-team...SEC and AFCA "Football Good Works Team" for community service...Academic All-SEC...started 12 games as junior and helped team to 10-2 record...was 243-380-3,287, 20 TDs/12 ints...had five 300+ outings...named MVP of 48-28 Citrus Bowl win over Northwestern after posting 27-39-408, 4 TDs passing...set school single-game records for completions and attempts with 37-65-492, 4 TDs vs. Florida...named SEC Offensive Player-of-the-Week twice: 31-41-371, 2 TDs at Georgia and 27-36-362, 2 TDs at South Carolina...AP, Football News All-America 3rd-team...AP, Football News, Coaches All-SEC 2nd-team...GTE Academic All-America 2nd-team...American Honda and CFA Scholar-Athlete Team...Academic All-SEC...started 12 games as sophomore and led team to 11-1 record...was 244-380-2,954, 22 TDs/4 ints. passing...added five rushing TDs...had four 300+ outings...named Sporting News National Player-of-the-Week and SEC Offensive Player-of-the-Week after 35-46-384, 4 TDs/1 int., with 55t pass, at Arkansas...had 70t pass, 1t rush and had school record streak of 132 consecutive passes without int. end at Kentucky...was 20-35-182, 1 TD, with 47t strike, in 20-14 Citrus Bowl win over Ohio State...AP All-America third-team...Coaches All-SEC first-team...AP All-SEC second-team...GTE Academic All-America second-team...Academic All-SEC...saw action in 11 games as freshman with eight starts...started final eight games...totaled 89-144-1,141, 11 TDs/6 ints. passing with one rushing TD...posted 7-1 record as starter...was 12-19-189, 1 TD in 45-23 Gator Bowl victory over Virginia Tech...named SEC Freshman-of-the-Year…graduated cum laude in three years (3.61 GPA) with major in speech communication.

PERSONAL

Full name is Peyton Williams Manning…born in New Orleans, La….attended Isidore Newman High School...helped team to 34-5 record during three seasons as starter…named Gatorade Circle of Champions National Player-of-the-Year and Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club National Offensive Player-of-the-Year as senior…named 1997 NCAA Top VIII for Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete in Athletics, Academics and Community Service…named one of 10 outstanding young Americans by the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce on January 9, 1999, in Washington, D.C….in 2000, the Indianapolis Business Journal named Manning one of the area's Top 40 leaders under 40 years of age…formed the PeyBack Foundation in 1999 to promote the future success of disadvantaged youth by helping programs that provide the necessary leadership and growth opportunities for youth at risk…has conducted a flag football game the last nine years which include a team from Child Advocates (CASA) foster children, against another team of youth from Indianapolis-area community centers…the games have generated more than $90,000 for CASA… Peyton launched the inaugural PeyBack Classic in 2000, enabling central Indiana area high school football teams to play a regular season game in the RCA Dome…the PeyBack Foundation has donated more than $2 million to community agencies in Indiana, Tennessee and New Orleans…in 2007, the PeyBack Foundation distributed a record $500,000 in grants to 70 different community agencies in those areas...Peyton has hosted a special holiday celebration the past five years for more than 1,000 children from different Indianapolis community agencies at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis…the foundation also hosted holiday parties in New Orleans and Knoxville…established “True Heroes” program in 2004 for children at St. Vincent Hospital…the PeyBack  Foundation sponsors periodic events throughout the year, including a special holiday celebration for in and out patients…the PeyBack Foundation instituted the Ticket Incentive Program in 2002, which makes it possible for 50 disadvantaged children to attend each Indianapolis Colts home game…instituted the Peyton's Pals program in 2003 in conjunction with Child Advocates…20 middle school students are selected each year and participate in one event a month…these activities range from community service, cultural, educational and recreational outings (past events included a three-night trip on a Disney Cruise and Washington, D.C., participation in the Circle City Dribble, a trip to the Indianapolis Motor  Speedway, the chance to volunteer at a Special Olympics event, plus much more)...through his PeyBack Foundation, Manning established the PeyBack Award in 2002 to recognize an individual associated with football who achieved a high level of success in the sport and distinguished himself through philanthropic deeds, and the first recipient was Dallas Cowboys Hall-of-Fame quarterback Roger Staubach…former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino was the recipient in 2003, while Connie Payton received the award in 2004, Tampa Bay All-Pro Linebacker Derrick Brooks received the award in 2006 and recently retired St. Louis Rams All-Pro Running Back Marshall Faulk in 2007…hosts annual PeyBack Bowl in Indianapolis with national and local celebrities…the event has raised more than $870,000 for the Foundation in four years…hosts 'Taking Care of Those in Need' event each Thanksgiving, distributing meals for 700 needy families…Peyton was named to the NCAA Foundation Board of Directors in 2000 (now the NCAA Leadership Advisory Board), and is its youngest-ever member and first active professional athlete…Manning was named the 2005 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year….Manning was honored in 2002 as the male recipient of the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award, given annually to America's premier male and female athletes who excelled in their sport and through their actions have helped others…Manning was selected the 2001, 2004 and 2005 Walter Payton/Indianapolis Colts NFL Man-of-the-Year for participation in community affairs…he was honored by his teammates as the 2001 Ed Block Courage Award nominee…in 2002, Peyton earned the USA Weekend's Most Caring Athlete Award for his ongoing community service activities…earned inaugural John Wooden Trophy in 2004 from Athletes for a Better World…his teammates have nominated him for the Byron “Whizzer” White Humanitarian Award three of the last four years…Manning won the humanitarian honor in 2005, joining father, Archie (1978), in being the recipient of prestigious award…The Sporting News selected Peyton as one of the Good Guys in professional sports in 2002, 2004 and 2006…Manning was awarded the 2001 American Dream Award by the Hudson Institute for his work with the PeyBack Foundation…serves on the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet, National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Advisory Board, Board of Visitors of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tennessee and Board of Advocates for the Indiana Golf Foundation…a portion of the Manning Passing Academy is donated to Special Olympics of Louisiana and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes…along with St. Vincent Hospitals and Health Services in Indianapolis, he helped create 'Peyton's Playbook,' a kid's guide to healthy living and the importance of making the right decisions…his father, Archie, was an All-America choice at Ole Miss in 1969 and 1970, and had a 14-year NFL career with New Orleans (1971-82), Houston (1982-83) and Minnesota (1983-84)…his brother, Eli, was the first overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft…Manning and his wife, Ashley, reside in Indianapolis, Ind.

HEADLINES

02/14/08 - HORSESHOE HAPPENINGS
02/13/08 - HANDS DOWN
02/12/08 - READY FOR THE FUTURE
02/11/08 - CONFIDENT IN CALDWELL
02/10/08 - SHORT AND SWEET
 

 




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