Manning Outduels Garrard, 28-25

Colts take three-game division lead with four games to play
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 2, 2007 4:33 PM CST
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard kneels on the field after being sacked by Indianapolis Colts' Freddie Keiaho, top, in the fourth of NFL football action in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 2,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – David Garrard's late-game rally fell just short, and his Jaguars fell three games behind the Colts in the ferocious AFC South with four games to play. With a gappy defense and an ineffective running game, Peyton Manning held his team above water with a typically prolific air game (288 yards, four TDs), reports the Indianapolis Star.

Garrard was brilliant at times, marshalling several lengthy scoring drives, but he also threw his first pick of the season—a pass tipped by Gary Brackett that arced straight into the arms of Antoine Bethea. Now, unless the Jaguars somehow make up the three-game deficit, the Colts will win their fifth consecutive divisional title.