INDIANAPOLIS (WVLT) - Some championship teams suffer letdown after the emotional experience of seeing their title banner raised to the rafters.
Not the Colts.
Peyton Manning passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, sparking a 31-point second half as the Colts rolled over the New Orleans Saints, 41-10. Drew Brees was Manning's foil, throwing for only 192 yards, no touchdowns, and two interceptions. His 6.9 yards per completion were the lowest in NFL history.
Joseph Addai and Reggie Wayne also helped fuel the Colts offensive attack. Addai rushed for 117 yards on 23 carries and Wayne caught 2 Manning touchdown passes, tallying 122 yards on seven receptions.
Meanwhile, the Saints' normally bombastic backfield was stagnant. Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister each ran for only 39 yards.
The Saints' only touchdown came on a Jason David interception return in the second quarter.
The Colts look to continue their hot start next Sunday against Tennessee. New Orleans hopes to rebound when they visit Tampa Bay.