Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/18/12

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks to throw the ball downfield during player warm ups prior to their game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 29, 2009. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher Photo via Newscom

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Part 1 can be found here: http://www.footballnation.com/content/1998-peyton-manning-vs-2012-andrew-luck-part-1/14460/ Part 2 can be found here: http://www.footballnation.com/content/1998-peyton-manning-vs-2012-andrew-luck-part-2/14607/   This is part 3 of a 4 part series titled “1998 Manning versus 2012 Luck.”   In 1998, everyone in the old AFC East made the playoffs, except for the Colts. In 2011, the only team to make the playoffs from the AFC South was the Houston Texans. In part 3, I will analyze week by week what Luck will have to face as compared to what Manning had to. Taking a look inside at individual players, coaches, matchups, and stats that Peyton had against what Andrew will, week 1 through week 16. Who had it easier?  Week 1: Manning: vs. Miami DolphinsLuck: @ Chicago Bears Manning threw for 302 yards, a TD and three picks against division rival Miami in ’98. The Dolphins defense would finish the season number one in the NFL in points allowed, (16.6 per game), thi...
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