Manning sets mark

Manning passes Unitas



September 18, 2006

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning broke Johnny Unitas' franchise record for completions during the first quarter of yesterday's game against the Houston Texans.

Manning set the mark with 8:17 left in the first quarter when he threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Joseph Addai. It gave Manning 2,797 career completions in 130 games. Unitas had 2,796 in 206 games with the Baltimore Colts.

Manning finished 26-for-38 for 400 yards and three touchdowns, giving him 2,820 completions. He is second on the Colts' career list behind Unitas in attempts, yardage, touchdowns and games played by a quarterback.

In the third quarter, Marvin Harrison moved into fifth place on the NFL career receptions list by catching a 15-yard pass from Manning. With his 941st career catch, Harrison passed Art Monk (940).

Bengals -- Cincinnati lost three starters to injury - linebacker David Pollack, center Rich Braham and safety Dexter Jackson - during the first half against the Browns. Pollack hurt his neck while tackling running back Reuben Droughns on Cleveland's second play. He hit Droughns with his right shoulder, then lay face-down on the field. He remained conscious and gave a thumbs-up sign with both hands as he left the field on a back board. The team said he had full feeling in his extremities. Pollack was taken for X-rays in the stadium, then transferred to a hospital for further evaluation. Braham hurt his left knee while blocking on a running play in the second quarter.

Eagles -- Defensive end Jevon Kearse left the game against the Giants with a left knee injury. Kearse seemed shaken up and was slow to get off the field when he sacked Eli Manning and forced a fumble early in overtime. Two plays later, he teamed with defensive tackle Mike Patterson for another sack, only this time Kearse appeared to hurt himself much worse. Kearse reached for his knee when Manning was sacked and couldn't put weight on his left leg when he was helped off the field. He was taken to the locker room on a cart, and will have a magnetic resonance imaging today.

Patriots -- Linebacker Tedy Bruschi was in the starting lineup against the Jets after missing the season opener with a broken wrist.

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