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Robert Mathis still remembers the first time he wandered into the Colts' no-hit zone.
As the fifth-round draft pick went through a routine practice in 2003, he wound up getting a little too close to Peyton Manning on a pass rush. No, he didn't hit the franchise quarterback, but Indy coaches immediately scolded the rookie and reminded him of the potentially dire consequences if he made the same mistake again.
''If you come within two yards of him, you might get cut,'' Mathis said with a smile this week. ''That's just the truth.''
Mathis wised up fast, which is why he is still hanging around Indianapolis (4-2) and wreaking havoc in opposing backfields.
Since making that blunder, Mathis has seen and done just about everything in 11 NFL seasons.
He's won a Super Bowl, two AFC titles, been to five consecutive Pro Bowls, topped 100 career sacks and is now chasing the Colts' franchise record for sacks, held by his old pal Dwight Free...
BEST OF MAXIM
Peyton Manning led his Broncos into Indy for the time since he was released, and Colts fans finally gave him the standing ovation he deserved.
With how much Peyton Manning meant to Indianapolis and the Colts, you have to wonder if they regret watching him dominate in Denver. Sure, Andrew Luck is one of the top 5 QBs in the league, and if he stays healthy he has a very bright future. And Lucas Oil Field is certainly The House that Peyton Manning Built. But what if he was still getting it done in a Colts uniform?
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist Peyton Manning strides across America this week like some modern-day Colossus, blocking out the sun from every other story on the NFL's broad horizon.
His back foot is planted squarely in Denver, the front one hovers just above the giant footprint he left behind in Indianapolis. Yet somehow the hype has stretched even further...
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have won 17 consecutive regular season games and they have not been tested at all. Manning and his crew have not not only been beating team but they have been dismantling them and taking no prisoners.However there is a formula to beating Manning, even with rules designed to help the offense, if your team can do these three things they can beat...
The Denver Broncos visit the Indianapolis Colts in Week 7 in Peyton Manning’s return to his old stomping ground.
While the Broncos (6-0) are undefeated the Colts (4-2) have shown flashes of making the next step with wins over San Francisco and Seattle.
Coverage of the game between the Broncos and Colts will air on NBC beginning at 8:30 pm ET fro Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis...
It was something that fans in Indianapolis used to go crazy over at one point. After all, they had seen the man throw quite a few in the very same building--just for them not against them. But they knew it had to happen with the way Peyton Manning has the Broncos clicking this season.
Manning was bound to throw at least one touchdown against Indy (he has two at the half); it...
Might want to schedule a concussion test for Davis.
Regardless, if they prepared for Brady or Manning, they played pretty well.
Sunday Night Football is supposed to feature the best game of the week. I’d say they nailed it in week 7 with the undefeated Denver Broncos heading to Indianapolis to face the 4-2 Colts.There won’t be a bigger headline than Peyton Manning heading home to face the franchise he led for 14 seasons.Some people might get caught up in things other than the tremendous storyline, like…the...
Jeff Saturday is torn.
It was here, in Indianapolis, where he got a legitimate chance to make an NFL roster. It was here he earned five Pro Bowl trips, won two AFC titles and a Super Bowl ring, and became one of the city's favorite players. It is here where he still lives and works, returning after one final NFL season in Green Bay, and it is here where he will always be known...
With Peyton Manning headed back to Indianapolis for the first time, check out his stats through 22 games compared to Colts starter Andrew Luck.
Some weeks are better than others. Unless you’re picking NFL games against the spread, in which case they all totally suck.
That was the case in Week 6 for the NESN.com picks column, as we’re just really starting to embarrassing ourselves. With a pair of 3-11 showings, we’re now about a million games under .500 for the season, and the halfway point isn’t even upon us.
The Broncos will be fine. It was just an off game for their entire team, but since the media predicted a slaughter because of the Jim Irsay comments, people are taking the opportunity to have a little fun at the Broncos expense.
Case in point.
That’s cold, so so cold.
H/T Faux John Madden
Exactly... Those four words will forever be debated against each other. Did the Indianapolis Colts do the wrong thing by getting rid of Peyton Manning? Is Andrew Luck going to be as good as Manning? Those questions are real, but are amplified because the Colts and Broncos play each other this upcoming Monday night.
The fact of the matter is that Manning is a great quarterback. He is easily one
Indianapolis Colts 39 vs Denver Broncos 33Scoring Summary1st Quarter TD E.Decker 17 yd. pass from P.Manning (M.Prater kick) (2-56, 0:46) FG A.Vinatieri 27 yd. Field Goal (10-65, 4:11) TD D.Heyward-Bey 11 yd. pass from A.Luck (A.Vinatieri kick) (1-11, 0:07)2nd Quarter TD J.Thomas 12 yd. pass from P.Manning (M.Prater kick) (8-51, 4:24) SFTY P.Manning fumble forced by R.Mathis out...