Jan. 21, 2007
In the AFC championship game, the Colts recovered from an 18-point deficit to get a spot in the Super Bowl with a 38-34 victory over the visiting New England Patriots. Manning had been 0-2 against the Patriots in the playoffs. He completed 27 of 47 passes for 349 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The Colts scored on six of their final eight drives, not counting one where Manning knelt down. Running back Joseph Addai had the game-winning 3-yard touchdown run, after Manning orchestrated a seven-play, 80-yard drive.
Oct. 6, 2003
A Monday Night Football classic saw the Colts win 38-35 in overtime at Tampa Bay. Indianapolis came back from a 21-0 halftime deficit and a 35-14 deficit in the fourth quarter. Manning completed 34 of 47 passes for 386 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. The game-winning drive started at the 13-yard line and included key third-down passes to Marvin Harrison, Reggie Wayne and Troy Walters before Mike Vanderjagt’s winning field goal.
Jan. 4, 2004
Manning’s first postseason victory came 41-10 over the visiting Denver Broncos. Manning had been 0-3 in the playoffs. He threw touchdown passes on the first four possessions and finished 22 of 26 for 377 yards with five touchdowns. Manning had the fourth perfect passer rating in playoff history.
Dec. 26, 2004
Manning threw his 49th touchdown pass of the season, eclipsing Dan Marino’s single-season record by one. He led the Colts to a 34-31 overtime victory over the visiting San Diego Chargers. Manning came into the game feeling the pressure of the record chase and the need to get Indianapolis the No. 3 seed in the playoffs, and they won their eighth straight. He completed 27 of 44 passes for 383 yards with two touchdowns and and interception. The record touchdown to Brandon Stokley forced overtime with 56 seconds remaining.
Sept. 28, 2003
Manning was exceptional in a 55-21 victory in his first trip to his childhood home of New Orleans against the Saints, the team for which his father, Archie, played. He completed 20 of 25 passes for 314 yards with six touchdowns, more than anyone had thrown in a single game in more than a decade. Three of the touchdowns went to Harrison, and the Colts were 4-0 for the first time since 1996.
Feb. 4, 2007
Manning secured his place among the all-time greats with a victory in Super Bowl XLI, 29-17 over the Chicago Bears in Miami. His numbers weren’t spectacular – 25 of 38 for 247 yards with a touchdown and an interception – but he was selected Super Bowl MVP.
Sept. 26, 2004
It was a game of Manning and Brett Favre trying to one-up each other. They combined for nine touchdown passes in the Colts’ 45-31 victory over the visiting Green Bay Packers. Manning completed 28 of 40 passes for 393 yards with five touchdowns.
Dec. 18, 2006
Paced by three touchdowns from Manning to Harrison, the Colts defeated the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 34-16 in a Monday Night Football game. The game was on the heels of an embarrassing 44-17 loss at Jacksonville. The Bengals were trying to prove they were among the AFC’s elite. It didn’t happen, as Manning completed 29 of 36 passes for 282 yards with four touchdowns.
Jan. 11, 2004
In a 38-31 divisional-round playoff game at Kansas City, Manning completed 22 of 30 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns. Indianapolis scored on six of its first seven drives. For the first time in NFL history, there were no punts in a playoff game.
Nov. 7, 2005
Manning had been 0-7 at Foxboro before this 40-21 Monday Night victory over the Patriots. He completed 28 of 37 passes for 321 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.
Jan. 9, 2005
In a 49-24 wild-card playoff victory over visiting Denver, Manning threw for 457 yards, the second most in playoff history. He completed 24 of 34 passes with four touchdowns and an interception. Manning even had a rushing touchdown.
Jan. 24, 2010
Manning earned a trip to his second Super Bowl with a 30-17 victory over the visiting New York Jets. The Colts rallied from an 11-point deficit, as Manning went 26 of 39 for 377 yards with three touchdowns.
Sept. 14, 2008
After offseason knee surgery, there was concern about Manning and the Colts, who started 0-2. Down 15-0 to Minnesota after three quarters, the Colts won 18-15. Manning completed 26 of 42 passes for 311 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. A third-down pass to Wayne set up Adam Vinatieri’s winning field goal.
Dec. 5, 1999
Miami was a formidable division rival. Manning’s numbers weren’t great – he completed 23 of 29 passes for 260 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions – but the 37-34 victory signaled the Colts’ ascension to a league power and showed Manning was among the league’s bright young stars.
Oct. 22, 2000
A 30-23 victory over the visiting Patriots saw Manning complete 16 of 20 passes for 268 yards with three touchdowns. The Colts scored 16 unanswered points to win.
Oct. 18, 1998
Manning threw more touchdown passes than interceptions for the first time in his seventh career game. He completed 18 of 30 passes for three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 34-31 loss at San Francisco.
Dec. 5, 2004
Even three onside kicks in the first half by the Tennessee Titans couldn’t keep the ball out of Manning’s hands and him from winning 51-24. The Colts scored 40 or more points for a fourth straight game. Manning completed 25 of 33 passes for 425 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Sept. 25, 2000
A 43-14 victory over visiting Jacksonville featured Manning’s first four-touchdown game. He completed 23 of 36 passes for 440 yards.