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Breaking down Manning against the Titans

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    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
    Courtesy of ESPN Stats & Analysis, I got some excellent material that fleshes out Peyton Manning's performance in the Colts' Monday night loss to Tennessee.

    Although Manning wasn't sacked and game statisticians said he was hurried only twice -- it felt like a couple more than that -- he once again could not connect downfield.

    Distance ThrownComp.Att.YardsTDsINTsRatingBehind the line66250084.00-14 yards
    18
    26
    1531181.1Over 15 yards
    29451
    145.4TOTAL26412232273.5 The Titans' secondary frustrated Manning throughout, as evidenced by 10 passes defensed:

    Manning's incompletions Incompletions25Defended10Dropped1Overthrown2Underthrown2 Although Dallas Clark had his best game of the season with seven catches for 94 yards and two touchdowns, Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison were once again quiet. For the second week in a row they combined for just four catches.

    Manning was often forced to check down to secondary targets such as Dominic Rhodes and Anthony Gonzalez:

    Manning and his receivers
    Wayne
    HarrisonClarkGonzalezRhodes
    Thrown to851248Receptions31748Yards2912942839Defended42300TDs00200INTs10100 Without an effective running game, the play-action pass is becoming less effective for Manning. On play action attempts, he was 3-for-8 with 43 yards and no touchdowns.



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