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Late FG lifts Colts past Titans, 23-20

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes and Adam Vinatieri made a 43-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Colts a 23-20 victory Sunday and their seventh AFC South title in eight years.

The Colts (10-6) tied Dallas' NFL record for most consecutive playoff appearances (nine) and will face the New York Jets next weekend in a wild-card game.

Manning was 27 of 41 for 264 yards and threw his 398th and 399th career TD passes. He set the NFL's single-season record for completions with 450. But it was Manning's masterful five-play, 37-yard drive that gave Indy its fourth straight win.

The Jacksonville Jaguars lost minutes earlier to guarantee the Colts a playoff berth even before Vinatieri's field goal. Tennessee (6-10) finished the season by losing eight of its last nine. Chris Johnson ran 20 times for 39 yards.


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