Titans Fell Colts as Starters Sit

Tennessee pulls out 16-10 win to nail final playoff spot
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2007 4:41 AM CST
Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young (10) hugs coach Jeff Fisher near the end of a 16-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts in NFL football action in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. (AP Photo/Michael...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Colts stars Peyton Manning and Reggie Wayne played long enough last night to cement individual benchmarks for the season, and no more, the Indianapolis Star reports. In a game of little consequence to Indianapolis, and everything at stake for Tennessee, the Titans pulled out a 16-10 win, earning the AFC's sixth and final playoff spot.

Manning left the game after completing two comfortable series, earning his eighth straight season with 4,000-plus yards. Titans starting QB Vince Young exited in more dramatic fashion, leaving the game with an arm injury in the third quarter. Backup Kerry Collins proved he had life left in his career, leading Tennessee to three second-half field goals, and the win.