INDIANAPOLIS – Peyton Manning threw two second-half touchdown passes and rallied the Indianapolis Colts from an 11-point, first-half deficit for a 30-17 victory Sunday over the New York Jets in the AFC championship game.
The Colts (15-2) are now headed back to Miami for the second time in four years and to their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history.
Manning finished 26 of 39 for 377 yards with three TDs. The four-time MVP also became the first player in league history with seven 300-yard postseason games. That broke a tie with Kurt Warner and Joe Montana.
The Jets' magical run ended with their first road loss in six games.
New York (11-8) built a 17-6 lead and took advantage of trick plays. But rookie Mark Sanchez and the Jets were shut out in the second half.