Colts 35, Eagles 13
-- Tony Dungy's new team did what his old one couldn't do at Veterans Stadium.
Peyton Manning threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns, and James Mungro ran for 114 yards and two scores, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 35-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles today.
The Colts (5-4) ended a three-game losing streak. Philadelphia (6-3) had won three straight.
Dungy, in his first season with the Colts after six in Tampa Bay, lost playoff games to the Eagles at the Vet the past two seasons. He was fired two days after Philadelphia beat the Buccaneers, 31-9, in an NFC wild-card game in January.
Dungy's Colts scored more points (14) in the first quarter against the Eagles than the Bucs did in the two playoff losses (12). The 35 points were the most allowed by Philadelphia since the Colts scored 44 in a 27-point victory at the Vet on Nov. 21, 1999.
Indianapolis's once-potent offense, outscored 64-10 in the first half of consecutive losses to Pittsburgh, Washington and Tennessee, racked up 446 yards against a defense that had allowed just 266.9 yards per game.
"Nothing is ever perfect, but we played real well," Manning said. "Everything worked. We called the right plays at the right time."
Manning threw touchdown passes of 57 and 43 yards to Marvin Harrison and 27 yards to Reggie Wayne. Mungro, making his first career start because Edgerrin James and Ricky Williams are out with hamstring injuries, had touchdown runs of six and 10 yards. Harrison finished with six catches for 137 yards.
Donovan McNabb threw for 281 yards and one touchdown and ran for 62 yards, but dropped a pass on a critical fourth and one in the third quarter and also lost a fumble.
The Eagles have scored just 69 points in the last four games after getting 165 in their first five.
Mungro, who grew up 90 minutes from the Vet in East Stroudsburg, Pa., ran for 84 yards in the first quarter, including 65 on the first series. The most yards rushing the Eagles had allowed in a game this season was 79 yards by Tiki Barber in a 17-3 win over the Giants two weeks ago.
Mungro ran right up the middle for 49 yards on the Colts' first play. But he fumbled at Philadelphia's 6 to end that drive.
Indianapolis couldn't be stopped the rest of the game.
Mungro's six-yard touchdown run gave the Colts a 7-3 lead. Manning's 57-yard scoring pass to Harrison on the final play of the first quarter made it 14-3.
After David Akers kicked a 20-yard field goal to cut it to 14-6 at halftime, Manning connected with Wayne over the middle for a 27-yard touchdown on the opening possession of the third quarter. During the 71-yard drive, Wayne also had a 12-yard reception on third and five and a 19-yard catch on third and 13.
The Eagles drove inside the Colts 40 on their next two possessions but couldn't score. McNabb fumbled at the Indianapolis 22 to end one drive, and the Eagles couldn't convert a trick play on fourth and 1 from the Colts 31.
Dorsey Levens took a handoff, swept outside, stopped and threw a pass across the field to McNabb, who dropped it.