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Colts Post-Game Quotes vs. Minnesota

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general game comments) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings: “Obviously, it’s a big win for us.

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (general game comments) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"Obviously, it's a big win for us. They're a very, very explosive team. They're a tough team to hold down. We had some errors, penalties that stopped a couple of our drives, and then the returns that gave them momentum. That's something that you really can't afford to do. But, we hung in there and offensively, made some plays when it counted. Our guys have been coming through all year that way. Edgerrin (James) running the ball, we felt they'd do something to take our passing game away. Edgerrin had a great day, got us going. We made some plays in the red zone and scored some touchdowns. All in all, a good effort and now we've got a quick regroup to get ready for Houston."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the Colts defense) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"We were better. That's an explosive offense and for the most part, we held their running game down until the very end. They got a long run at the end. They made a couple of little blocking adjustments and blocked some things better in the fourth quarter. But overall, I thought we played faster and we played a little smarter. So it's starting to come. You take out the returns that really gave a short field and a touchdown…holding that group down to, really 14, is really not bad."

HEAD COACH TONY DUNGY (on the Colts offense) Post Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"We're hard to stop. Our offense is playing really efficient football right now. We hurt two drives with penalties. But other than that we were able to move the ball and score. We're playing really well in the red zone. The combination of Edgerrin (James) running and people having to defend that, and as accurate as Peyton (Manning) is, even just getting little spaces he's able to put the ball in there. If we don't hurt ourselves with penalties, we're tough to stop."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on throwing left handed) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"My high school coach used to tell me you had to be amphibious. I said ambidextrous? He said no, amphibious, that was his expression. That's one of those you kind of practice every now and them. You're out there on a Saturday and don't really want to throw, you might do a couple left handed options. I did a little option in high school, so that's about the last time I did anything left handed."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the left handed throw) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"The play was designed to throw right handed, but the guy rushed up field so wide. On the screen, on the third-and-one I had to throw it over the guy's head and it was in the air so long they kind of had time to catch up to (Edgerrin) James. I didn't want to have to throw it right handed around the guy or over him and take the chance of a batted ball so I just switched it to the left hand."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on playing a clean game) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"That's something we preach all the time. It was an excellent job not turning the ball over. A couple times the Vikings did stop us and I give them credit, but a lot of it was us. We had some penalties that were not really characteristic of us and those were disappointing when they happened."

QB-PEYTON MANNING (on offensive balance) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"I've always said we're at our best when we have our balance. The last two weeks mainly because of the score we've had to throw so much. We thought Minnesota was going to come out and play a lot of soft zone coverage to try to take away the deep passes, so we thought the run game was important."

WR-REGGIE WAYNE (on how good the offense is when Edgerrin James is heavily involved) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"He's our workhorse. Everybody knows the play-action is in our bag, so if we can get everything going, get everybody stepping in trying to support the run, then you have myself, (Brandon) Stokely, Marvin (Harrison) and the tight ends and we feel like no one can stick us one-on-one, so we need to win."

K-MIKE VANDERJAGT (on the game winning field goal) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"It was kind of easy, but because I haven't kicked in a while, you have doubt in your mind…because you haven't done it in a while because we're scoring so many touchdowns. Any kick at this point is kind of tough because it's not ever routine. I just tried to pretend that I knew what I was doing. As the clock is winding down you prepare yourself for that moment when the time comes."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on the defense) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"You don't want to give up, I guess defensively 21 points, but we did better than last week. We are making are corrections and we are moving up and continue that upward trend. We have Houston (Texans); we have a big game next week."

DE-DWIGHT FREENEY (on the defensive plays) Post-game vs. Minnesota Vikings:

"Yeah, I got him (QB-Daunte Culpepper) a couple times. It is always good whenever you get the quarterback, especially a quarterback you have not gotten before and on Monday Night. You know we love the big stage (of Monday Night Football) with a little added pressure to get the adrenaline going more."

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