FOXBORO - Colts quarterback Peyton Manning met with the media following his team's 31-28 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Manning threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns in the game but also tossed three interceptions, including a pick to James Sanders on the final drive of the game.

 

"I certainly didn't get everything into the throw that I wanted," said Manning of the Sanders INT. "Had a matchup we wanted, we were going to take a shot, don't have a reason why I couldn't get everything into the throw that I wanted."

 

FOXBORO -- Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne discussed the rivalry between the Patriots and Colts following his team's 31-28 loss.

 

"No one wants to fall, no one wants to be that team," said Wayne. "They won numerous Super Bowls, we're trying to win numerous. I believe, I don't want to speak for everybody, but me personally I feel like we're kind of chasing them a little bit."

 

 A disappointed Wayne added they have to beat the Patriots if they want to match them in Super Bowl victories. 

 

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was able to breathe a sigh of relief after James Sanders picked off a Peyton Manning pass in the final minute of the Patriots 31-28 victory over the Colts, but he wasn't happy about the way his offense executed down the stretch. "We knew it was going to come down to the end, like always," Brady said. "We started fast. Wish we would have executed a little better there in the second half. Any time you play these guys, you’ve got to play to the end." 

 

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick described his team as "really happy to get the win" following its 31-28 victory over the Colts at Gillette Stadium. But while he was pleased to improve to 8-2, he also suggested that the quick turnaround prior to the Thursday game against the Lions left New England with little time to celebrate.

 

FOXBORO -- James Sanders intercepted Peyton Manning at the Patriots 6-yard line with 31 seconds remaining to thwart another collapse to the Colts and the Patriots held on for a 31-28 win Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Danny Woodhead had a spectacular 36-yard TD run and Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdown passes as the Patriots survived a late-game threat. 

 

FOXBORO -- Despite feeling stronger in practice, running back Fred Taylor will miss his seventh straight game with turf toe while starting right guard Stephen Neal will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury. 

 

The full Patriots inactives: WR Taylor Price, RB Fred Taylor, CB Jonathan Wilhite, S Jarrad Page, OL Rich Ohrnberger, OL Stephen Neal, OL Mark LeVoir and DL Myron Pryor.

 

FOXBORO — The Patriots have reportedly filed a complaint with the league about the turf at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field, according to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network. LaCanfora reported that New England and Oakland have also lodged complaints about the footing at Heinz Field, which is universally accorded as having some of the worst turf conditions in the league.

Before he was cut, former Pittsburgh kicker Jeff Reed called the state of the turf into question in the wake of a missed field goal last week against the Patriots.

Talking on NFL Sunday, former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown, who also spent some time playing in the Pats' defensive backfield, stated that it was his opinion that referees called a different game when the Colts were involved due to the presence of their president, Bill Polian.

 

"I just think that Bill Polian, when the referees do games with him in it, they call a lot more pass interference calls than they do with any other team," Brown said.

 

The Colts on Saturday evening announced the following players are out for Sunday's game against the Patriots: running backs Joseph Addai and Mike Hart; as well as linebackers Gary Bracket and Clint Session and cornerback Justin Tryon. All five did not practice on Friday, so it's not a dramatic surprise, but Addai (neck) and Hart (ankle) have provided much of ground attack for Indianapolis, while veteran linebackers like Bracket (toe) and Session (elbow) are also a major part of the Colts' defense.

The Colts - already short Dallas Clark - list three of their offensive weapons as questionable for Sunday's game in Foxboro against the Patriots. Defensive ends Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney - who received rest days earlier in the week - were removed from the official report. There was no players listed as getting rest on Friday's injury report.

 

Colts injury report Friday:

Did Not Practice

DB Bob Sanders (biceps)OUT

LB Gary Bracket (toe) Questionable