NEW YORK (AP) – Peyton Manning’s first win at New England helped give “Monday Night Football” its highest TV rating in five years.

The Colts’ 40-21 victory over the Patriots earned a 14.3 rating, the highest since a 15.2 for St. Louis at Tampa Bay on Dec. 18, 2000. The broadcast averaged 15,719,000 homes, the most on MNF since 16,312,000 for Dallas at Minnesota on Nov. 8, 1999. Manning, who won for the first time in eight tries in Foxborough, Mass., was 28-of-37 for 321 yards and three touchdowns.

The rating is the percentage of all homes with TVs, whether or not they are in use.

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