INDIANAPOLIS --- The Colts and Broncos will meet for a third time in the past two seasons Sunday in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. On this Throwback Thursday, watch highlights of the first two meetings.
2013 Week 7 - BRONCOS 33, COLTS 39
Passing - A. Luck 228 YDS, 3 TD; P. Manning 386 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing - T. Richardson 37 YDS; K. Moreno 40 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving - R. Wayne 5 REC, 50 YDS; E. Decker 8 REC, 150 YDS, TD
2014 Week 1 - COLTS 24, BRONCOS 31
Passing - A. Luck 370 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT; P. Manning 269 YDS, 3 TD
Rushing - T. Richardson 20 YDS; M. Ball 67 YDS, TD
Receiving - R. Wayne 9 REC, 98 YDS; J. Thomas 7 REC, 104 YDS, 3 TD
One week after Peyton Manning played only three plays and Indianapolis lost at Denver 33-14 week 17, the Colts won the re-match that mattered at the RCA Dome.
Any concerns the loss at Denver would dampen the club's momentum disappeared quickly. The Colts bolted to a 35-3 halftime lead and went on to set a club postseason record for points in their 49-24 victory.
Colts receiver Reggie Wayne caught 10 passes for 221 and two scores, grabbing the NFL's attention, with Marvin Harrison being blanketed by Champ Bailey. Harrison did still catch four balls for 50 yards.
"It was a heck of a game," said Manning, who passed for 458 yards and four touchdowns. "Reggie has the appreciation and respect from me and this team, and hopefully everybody around the league saw today just how great he really is."