MIAMI - Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns to take some sheen off the Dolphins' glitzy makeover under new owner Stephen Ross, and the Colts came from behind four times to win 27-23 Monday night.
Manning hit touchdowns of 80 yards to Dallas Clark and 48 yards to Pierre Garcon as Indianapolis won despite having the ball for 14:53, the lowest time of possession for a winning team in the NFL since 1977. The score to Garcon came with 3:18 left for the game's final points.
"It was about being efficient when it counted, in the fourth quarter," Manning said. "That's really what the game's about."
The Dolphins rushed for 239 yards, including 107 with the wildcat formation.
Several new celebrity investors with the Dolphins attended: Serena and Venus Williams, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Buffett - plus Tiger Woods, who cheered for the Colts.