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Indianapolis Colts Challenge Themselves and Respond Against the Eagles

Published by on August 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Intensity was the key word Colts quarterback Peyton Manning used for their 23-15 winning performance on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

"The players challenged themselves this past week, and the coaches challenged us to be a lot sharper,” said Manning, whose two first quarter touchdown passes helped the Colts to a 14-7 first quarter lead they never relinquished.

The Colts, after being outgained by Minnesota 351-142, in the opener, outgained the Philadelphia Eagles by 190-71 in the first quarter and 265-154 in the first half Thursday night.

“I thought it was really good,” Colts center Jeff Saturday said. “Obviously, there are going to be things to improve on, but it was much better than last week. I thought we blocked it pretty well up front and hit some big plays down the field.”

After allowing 198 yards rushing last week, the Colts allowed just 23 yards on 17 carries on Thursday.


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