INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 28: Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts watches his teammates before the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 28 2010 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Manning's Costly Interceptions Make San Diego's Night Easy In 36-14 Victory Over Colts

The Chargers intercepted Peyton Manning four times, including two returned for touchdowns. Nate Kaeding kicked five field goals and San Diego cruised to victory for their sixth win of the season.

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Chargers Vs. Colts: Manning's Disasterous Day Spells Doom For Indy In 36-14 Loss To San Diego

The Colts finished 10-6 in 2002 and haven’t lost that many games in a regular season since. After Sunday night’s 36-14 loss to San Diego, they now sit at 6-5 and face the serious threat of matching that mark just a year removed from the Super Bowl.

The San Diego defense intercepted Peyton Manning four times, returning two picks for touchdowns, and the Chargers scored 20 total points off turnovers Sunday in a 36-14 victory over the Colts.

Philip Rivers threw for 185 yards without a mistake and Mike Tolbert rushed 26 times for 103 yards and a touchdown as the Chargers (6-5) won for the fifth time in their last six meetings with Indianapolis.

Indy blog Stampede Blue says they haven’t seen the Colts look this bad in primetime in years. However, they’re beginning to suspect that their early-suspicions are true and Peyton Manning is playing through some kind of injury.

Peyton will get this loss pinned on him, and he’ll carry that as he carries this entire franchise on his broad shoulders. But, as we have reported on since Week One earlier this year, it seems Peyton is playing hurt. We reported on (we think) a strong rumor back in September that Peyton had injured his neck and it was affecting his throwing shoulder. Well, last night, Manning played most of the game with a protective sleeve on his throwing arm. In previous games, that sleeve was on his non-throwing arm. Can’t confirm if the sleeve is related to the rumor we believe is true, but Peyton Manning has thrown seven INTs in two games recently. He does not look healthy, and now that he is wearing a protective sleeve, it’s possible it is related to the rumor.

Keep an eye on Stampede Blue and Charger blog Bolts From The Blue for more post-game discussion.


Chargers Vs. Colts: Tolbert's Touchdown Run Extends San Diego's Lead

Considering they’ve scored 33 points on the night, it’s nice of the San Diego offense to get in on some of that scoring.

Before the fourth quarter all of San Diego’s points came from field goals and interceptions returns. Finally, the offense got on the board.

Running back Mike Tolbert scored on a three-yard run, giving San Diego a 33-14 lead over Indianapolis with 11:26 to go. San Diego went on a 10-play, 61-yard drive in 6:01, culminating with Tolbert’s 3-yard plunge.

They followed that up by recovering a fumble and converting that into one of their patented field goals to extend the lead to 36-14. Hope you had Nate Kaeding on your fantasy team this week.

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