QB-PEYTON MANNING (on being 3-1, with two division wins) Post-Game at Jacksonville 10/3/04:
"It's a huge win. (Head) Coach (Tony) Dungy talks about division games counting double. This was an opportunity for Jacksonvilleto have the outright division lead. Now, we're tied and have a win on the road. He talks about four quarters of the season, with the goal being 4-0, but at 3-1 we'll take it."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on the keys in the game) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"In the first half, we didn't get to play that much because we weren't on the field a lot. We were sweating because it was hot. We were moving the ball and had some third and shorts, but didn't convert. Defensively, Jacksonvillewas driving and keeping the ball, but they weren't scoring. So, at halftime we talked about just maintaining drives and we felt good about our game plan. Jacksonvillewas playing a lot of soft zone coverages and giving us a lot of opportunities to run the ball, and to convert some of those third downs."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on passing to WR-Brandon Stokley) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"We went to him early because they were double-teaming Reggie (Wayne) and Marvin (Harrison) on the outside, and it gave Stokley some opportunities inside with some holes. In the second half, we went more to two tight ends just to change the formations up a little bit to create some opportunities there. "
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on WR-Brandon Stokley's success this season) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"I've always been a believer in Brandonever since I've known him from the days that he worked at our football camp with my dad in Louisiana. So, I've been throwing to him for a long time and when we signed him it wasn't going to be hard to get timing down with him. It was just a matter of getting him healthy. Now, he's extremely comfortable in the offense with all the audibles, all the crazy signals that I have, and he's playing as comfortable with us as Marvin or Reggie – the guys who have been here longer. He is just a great addition to the offense."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on his 100th career start) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"I feel like an old man now. That's something I'm proud of and it's always nice to get a win especially since it's an AFC South game."
LB-ROB MORRIS (on the fourth down stop on final Jacksonville's drive) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"They lined up in their basic run formation and we lined up in our basic run defense. There were no tricks or fooling anyone. It was just line up and see what happens.
LB-ROB MORRIS (on the Colts' overall defensive effort) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"It was good. It's one of those things that you say 'good job, but' and once we get the 'buts' out of there, we'll be okay. We need to force people to punt more and get our offensive back on the field, but we're getting there."
WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on the success against Jacksonville's defense) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"Whatever they allow us to do, we try to take advantage of it and I think we did a good job of that today. We're real confident, and we know we can score at any time against anybody. The Jacksonvilledefense is playing really solid right now. They don't have a lot of superstars, but they play great as a team and are very aggressive. They hit very hard and are around the ball."
WR-BRANDON STOKLEY (on QB-Peyton Manning) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"It's great to have No. 18 back there with all the stuff he can do and all the different ways he can help you. It's priceless."
DB-NICK HARPER (on WR-Jimmy Smith's TD catch) Post-Game at Jacksonville10/3/04:
"He was running wide to the sideline. We're told to take away the inside. When he lined up as far wide as he did, we thought he might be running an inside breaking route, but, obviously, he converted because I was so far inside. He was grabbing my jersey and pulling me but I didn't get that call once today."