Joseph Addai wins the Sprint Game Ball Of The Week award after rushing for 128 yards and 1 TD on 17 carries. On of his runs was a 46-yard scamper off left tackle, which might have been the biggest play of the game.
So suffice it to say that 87,000-plus fans inside FedEx Field Sunday night were fired up after Washington linebacker Brian Orakpo got to Manning, forced a fumble and the Redskins capitalized with a touchdown to close within three points four minutes into the second half.
That the Indianapolis Colts instantly responded with a big play and quick-strike touchdown was no shock, but Manning and friends usually do their damage through the air. This time, though, tailback Joseph Addai ripped through the Redskins for a 46-yard run on first down, then three plays later scored on a 13-yard burst, capping a four-play, 66-yard drive to regain a double-digit lead that stifled the home team's momentum.
"Huge," [Peyton Manning] said. "Three runs, all Addai."
Addai wins the game ball with an impressive 62% of the vote.
Last week's winner: Mike Hart