By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Sunday, December 26th, 2010 at 3:24 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Third quarter notes
— Indianapolis had the ball with a first-and-10 at their own 25 on the last play of the quarter following an offsides penalty by Matt Shaughnessy on third-and-3.
– After the Colts scored, the Raiders went three and out as Jason Campbell was sacked by Dwight Freeney for seven yards on first down.
– Peyton Manning’s 4-yard touchdown pass to Blair White against Stanford Routt put the Colts up 24-16 with 2:55 left in the third quarter.
Manning changed the play at the line of scrimmage while staring directly into a Black Hole trying to make enough noise to make it impossible.
Indianapolis was the beneficiary of a ticky-tack pass interference flag against Routt who was flagged for minimal contact on an incompletion to White on a seam route, setting up the Colts with a first down at the 13-yard line.
—Janikowski converted from 52 yards following an incomplete pass from Campbell to Ford in the red zone with some aggressive defense from Cornelius Brown that could have _ and maybe should have _ drawn a flag for pass interference.
It brought Oakland within 17-16 with 7:53 left.
— The Raiders failed to cash in on a Manning interception and went three and out from their own 43.
On the Colts’ first series, Manning overthrew Tamme, who was being covered by Rolando McClain, with Huff making the catch from deep safety on a dive.