Peyton Manning has come up huge several times during his career. Here is a look at the time he threw for more than 400 yards against the Houston Texans.
It was the first game of the season in 2010, and no one truly knew what to expect from both teams. The Texans were the only ones to light up the score board in the first quarter thanks to two Neil Rackers field goals, the first one of 30 yards and the second 49 yards in length. Houston added to their lead in the second quarter when Kevin Walter scored on a 22 yard pass from quarterback Matt Schaub. Finally the Colts answered back with a 14 yard touchdown from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne and then a 20 yard field goal by the Colts’ Adam Vinatieri. Going into halftime, the Texans led 13-10.
The third quarter was very much like the first in that only the Texans were able to score, this time on a one yard run by Arian Foster. Foster would find himself back in the end zone again at the start of the fourth quarter following a 25 yard touchdown run. The Colts would strike back thanks to a 10 yard TD pass from Manning to Dallas Clark. Foster would then come back with his third touchdown run of the day and second of the fourth quarter. The last score of the game would come on a 73 yard touchdown pass from Manning to Austin Collie, making the final score Texans 34 and the Colts 24.
Though it was a loss, and a very big win for the Texans, Peyton Manning had a very big game. He would finish the game having completed 40 of 57 passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions. He would complete double digit passes to two different Colts teammates, both Austin Collie and Dallas Clark who each had 11 catches.