SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Peyton Manning threw a career-high six
interceptions but almost pulled off a huge comeback in the
Indianapolis Colts' 23-21 loss at San Diego.
Manning set a team record for interceptions, the last coming on
the game's final play. However, he put the Colts in position to go
ahead 24-23 before Adam Vinatieri (vihn-uh-TEHR'-ee) missed a
29-yard field goal attempt with 1:31 remaining.
Darren Sproles bought back the opening kickoff 89 yards for a
touchdown, then added another TD on a 45-yard punt return.
LaDainian Tomlinson's four-yard scoring run put the Chargers ahead
23-0 before Manning rallied the Colts.
Manning was 34-of-56 for 328 yards and two touchdowns. He was
picked off three times by cornerback Antonio Cormartie, who was
making his first NFL start.
Gary Brackett recovered a Philip Rivers fumble in the end zone,
allowing the Colts to get within 23-21 in the final period. But
Indianapolis dropped to 8-and-2 while the 5-and-4 Chargers moved a
game ahead of Denver and Kansas City for the AFC West lead.
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