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Manning, Colts look to continue mastery of Titans

Oct 3, 2006 - 11:47 PM Tennessee (0-4) at Indianapolis (4-0) Sunday 1:00 pm EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (Ticker) -- Peyton Manning can make it another extremely long afternoon for the Tennessee Titans.

Manning looks to keep the Indianapolis Colts among the ranks of the unbeaten Sunday when the AFC South rival Titans visit the RCA Dome.

Led by Manning, who has thrown for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns, the Colts are one of three remaining unbeatens along with Baltimore and Chicago. Indianapolis won its first 13 games last season.

In two meetings last year, the Colts outscored the Titans by a lopsided 66-13 margin in a pair of victories.

Manning completed 33-of-44 passes for 451 yards and seven touchdowns in the win. He was 13-of-17 for 187 yards and three scores in a 35-3 victory here on December 4.

It could be another huge game for Manning, who gets to face a Titans team that allows 388.5 yards per game to rank 30th in the league. Tennessee is a respectable 16th against the pass.

The Titans' defense endured another blow after tackle Albert Haynesworth was hit with a record five-game suspension for stomping on the head of center Andre Gurode in last Sunday's 45-14 defeat to Dallas.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher gave Vince Young - the third pick in April's draft - his first career start last week. Young went 14-of-29 for 155 yards and one touchdown with two interceptions.

Young may have a hard time keeping up with Manning, who threw for a touchdown and ran for a score in last week's 31-28 victory over the New York Jets.

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