Peyton Manning Postgame Comments

Peyton Manning spoke to the media following the Colts' victory on Sunday. See what he had to say about the team's performance in the red zone, controlling the game, what this victory means to the Colts and more!

On his overall thoughts on winning the game...

"It was a good win. Anytime you can go on the road in the division, it is always a tough game and it feels good to get the win."

On the Colts being better in the redzone...

"We have been down there a lot. Obviously, you want to be 100%. The more you get down there, and you are going to have some times that you don't score, but you are doing something right to get down there. The field tightens and Houston was playing a lot of pass coverage. The runs were probably our best plays down there. That is something that we have to keep working on if we are going to continue to get down there that much. We have to keep finding ways to get in the end zone."

On controlling the game...

"We had the lead at the half, which was different than last year. Last year, we were down 14-0 right away. Obviously, it was not the way we wanted to start the game, but I told the offense that that is not the first time a team has returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. I thought we did a great job answering, going down and tying the score up. We really wanted to get the lead to put Houston in more of a pass mode as opposed to just being able to run the ball. It was good to be able to come out in then second half and extend that lead a little bit."

On the injury to Texans DT Cedric Killings...

"You pray for these guys to recover. You don't wish that upon anybody. You just hope these guys are able to recover."

On beating the Texans...

"We are happy to get the win. We are very critical of ourselves on Monday watching film. Anytime you can come on the road and win in a big-time atmosphere where a team is waiting for you, you certainly appreciate it and you never take winning for granted. At the same time, we are always working hard and trying to find ways to get better. We feel good about what we accomplished today."

On no turnovers...

"That is really something that we emphasized on the road, just focusing on trying to protect the ball. That is something that hurt us last year against the Texans. We turned it over last year right away and were down 14-0. This year we really tried to emphasize protecting the ball. That always makes it easier and keeps your defense out of short field position. Our defense did a great job getting two turnovers for us which led to 10 points."


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