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Results from Colts vs. Cowboys, Week 13

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The Game: The Colts played in Indianapolis against the Dallas Cowboys the result…the Cowboys win in overtime 38-35.

Highlights: In the first quarter, Dallas gets a touchdown and a 30 yard field goal after Dallas got another interception, making it 10-0 Dallas. Second quarter, Peyton Manning throws a pass intended for Blaire White, but it’s intercepted by Orlando Scandrick and returned for a 40 yard touchdown. Then Manning passes to Pierre Garcon (I met him a year ago) and a touchdown. By halftime Dallas leads 17-7

Third quarter, Manning throws to Reggie Wayne for another Colts TD. David Buehler kicks a 46 yard field goal. Another pass from Manning to White is picked off again, this time by Sean Lee and returned for a 31 yard TD. Fourth quarter, Javarris James runs up the middle for a 1 yard TD. Punt blocked by Taj Smith for a TD (Colts). Score is now 35-28. John Kitna passes to Jason Witten for a TD and a two point conversion after the Eric Foster (I met him a year ago too) get a penalty for the Colts. After that Manning hurries down the field with 2:00 to go and get a TD from Javarris James and ties it 35-35 at the end of regulation.

Overtime, Colts win the coin toss and then Manning throws his fourth interception of the night to Dallas. And when Dallas got the ball David Buehler kicked a 36 yard field goal for the win of 38-35.

The standings: This puts the Colts at 6-6, 1 game behind the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are 7-5. This means the Colts have to win the next 4 games, including the one against the Jags in 2 weeks, in order to win the AFC South and make it to the playoffs.

These are not the Colts we’re used to from the last several years. Serious injuries to several key receivers have ended up in a lot of drops and missed catches. Manning’s interceptions might not be as serious if the receivers could make a few more important catches.

NFL Injuries: Today the Minnesota Vikings played against the Buffalo Bills in Minnesota. Brett Favre the Vikings quarterback was attempting a pass and got stuck in the middle of a big pile, and in the process hurt his shoulder. He did not return for the rest of the game. I will have more about the Colts injuries in another post.

Next games: Next week, the Colts are going to play against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night in Nashville, and the Cowboys will play against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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