Colts, Pats far from perfect in big showdown

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The New England Patriots and Indianapolis
Colts were far from perfect in their showdown that ended with a
24-20 Pats victory that leaves them as the NFL's sole undefeated
team.
Tom Brady threw two interceptions that led to Colts scores.
Peyton Manning threw one interception and lost a fumble that ended
any hope of a second straight comeback against his old nemesis.
Colts coach Tony Dungy explained that's how big games are
usually won and lost. But most figured that wouldn't be the way the
Colts-Patriots game would be decided.
Indy came into the game with just five turnovers, fewest in the
league. Brady had thrown only two interceptions in his first eight
games and wound up doubling that total.
While Brady's mistakes were costly, it was Manning's fumble that
proved decisive.
With the Colts facing third-and-9 from their own 49, Manning was
hit by Jarvis Green and the ball popped out of his hands.
Linebacker Rosevelt Colvin snatched it out of midair and ended the
threat.
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