September 21, 2009
NFL: Indianapolis 27, Miami 23
Peyton Manning surpassed Johnny Unitas as the franchise leader in wins Monday when the Indianapolis Colts posted a 27-23 victory over Miami.
Manning's offense had the ball for only 14:53 in the game, the lowest total for a winning team of any game since 1977. But the reigning NFL MVP completed 14-of-23 passes for 303 yards and two touchdowns on the way to his 119th career win -- all with the Colts.
Indianapolis (2-0) has won its two games this season by a combined six points, and extended its regular-season winning streak to 11 games -- the longest active streak in the league.
Dallas Clark caught seven passes for a career-high 183 yards -- including an 80-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game. Pierre Garcon caught only one pass in Anthony Gonzalez's absence, but it was a 48-yard touchdown reception with 3:18 left in the contest.
Donald Brown added a 15-yard touchdown -- the first of his career -- for the Colts.
Ronnie Brown led the Miami (0-2) rushing attack with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.
Chad Pennington was 22-of-33 for 183 yards.