Indy has score to settle

ROB LONGLEY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:16 AM ET

Reggie Wayne said he started thinking about it in the fourth quarter of yesterday's playoff win over the Denver Broncos.

Peyton Manning has yet to forget.

The New England Patriots are next up for the Indianapolis Colts and very much on their minds.

"I played like an absolute dog in that game, no ifs, ands or buts about it," Manning said of his four interception performance in a 24-10 AFC Championship loss to the Pats.

As the AFC's third seed, the Colts now meet No. 2 New England next Sunday in Foxboro while the New York Jets face the Steelers in Pittsburgh.

The Patriots defence had Manning's number in last year's playoff encounter as he completed just 23 of 47 attempts plus the four picks.

"We just want to go up there and play well and win," said Manning, who also lost 27-24 in New England in the 2004 season opener. "You cannot play average and beat those guys and that's our goal next week."

The Patriots will be rested after enjoying a first-round bye. But their battered secondary has been giving them trouble most of the season which will have Manning licking his chops.

"We want to go up there and bail (Manning) out of tough situations," Wayne said. "If we can just limit our mistakes and not turn the ball over, we can make something happen."

The sooner the better for Wayne who scored two touchdowns yesterday catching 10 passes for 221 yards, the latter being the third most in NFL playoff history.

"I wish it could never end," Wayne said. "I wish we could get right on that plane and go on to New England and keep playing."


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