INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Kelvin Hayden returned an interception for a touchdown and Javarris James ran for his third TD in two weeks and the Indianapolis Colts held on to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-17 on Sunday.
It was only the second time all season Peyton Manning failed to throw a TD pass.
But the banged-up Colts (6-3) didn't need Manning's arm to win this one. Instead, they scored 17 points off five turnovers and stopped the Bengals twice in the final 2 minutes, 40 seconds.
The Bengals (2-7) have lost six straight and dropped to 0-7 against Manning.
Cincinnati created most of its own problems. Carson Palmer was picked off three times and nearly had two returned for touchdowns. Cedric Benson's first-half fumble led to another Indy touchdown.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.