Peyton Manning and the Patriots
Nov. 30, 2003: Patriots 38, Colts 34
The teams did not meet in the 2002 season, the last year they did not play. In 2003, the Patriots entered the game with a 9-2 record.
QB Tom Brady threw two TDs and two interceptions while Colts QB Peyton Manning had four scores and one interception. The teams combined for 552 total yards, but there wasn't a position player that totaled more than 100 yards.
One crucial play came with 11 seconds left in the first half when Bethel Johnson (81) returned a kick 92 yards to give the Patriots a 14-point lead at halftime. The Patriots made a goal-line stand at the end of the game to preserve the win.