RAIDERS 14 -- Peyton Manning completed 16 of 26 passes for 198 yards and three touchdowns, while Edgerrin James ran for 136 yards and a score on Sunday to lead the Indianapolis Colts (4-1) past the Raiders, 35-14, for their fourth straight win. Oakland (2-3) fell to its 12th consecutive road loss.
Most of Manning's damage, again, came in the first half. He threw three touchdowns in the first two quarters, giving him eight in the first half in the Colts' two home games so far this season.
James hammered away in the second half, finishing with 32 carries and scoring the game-sealing touchdown for the third straight week. With the Raiders trying to take away Indianapolis's big-play potential, James softened up the secondary and Manning was content to throw underneath. The deliberate, pounding attack took a toll after a while, as the Colts controlled the ball for more than 35 minutes.
While Indianapolis was nearly flawless, the Raiders could not avoid some of their usual pitfalls. Oakland managed just 269 yards of offense. Kerry Collins threw three interceptions for the second straight week and penalties cost the Raiders a 56-yard touchdown run and led to two Indianapolis scores. Collins finished 28 of 44 for 245 yards with one touchdown.