POSTED: Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 9:50pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 5, 2010 - 11:37pm
The Dallas Cowboys returned two of Peyton Manning's four interceptions for scores and used the last one to set up David Buehler's 38-yard field goal for a 38-35 overtime win in Indianapolis.
"It isn't good when you're having to ask which one is it," Manning joked in the postgame news conference. "I don't make any excuses. I'm continuing to throw, I'll keep throwing. I hope I throw it to our guys."
Manning has never been through anything like this in his NFL career.
For the first time, he's thrown 11 interceptions in a three-week span. Four of those have been returned for scores, and he's thrown four picks in back-to-back weeks for the first time ever. He threw three in each of his first two NFL games.
And though Manning's other numbers, 36 of 48 for 365 yards and two TDs, seemed more in line with his reputation, the interceptions are causing alarm.
With three straight losses, Indy (6-6) has fallen one game behind AFC South-leading Jacksonville, and the Jags already have beaten Indy once this season. Plus, the Colts visit struggling Tennessee on Thursday night.
The Cowboys are now 4-8, and will host Philadelphia Sunday on Sunday Night Football, 6:15pm MT on NBC Newschannel 9.