Posted October 02, 2011 on AP on Fox

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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The Indianapolis Colts are finding it every bit as difficult to win without Peyton Manning as they suspected it might be. Still, star defensive Dwight Freeney says that doesn't mean the team doesn't expect to successful. ''No team that's 0-3 is in a great mood. But it's not as bad as people may think it is, based on the fact that we have confidence in what we do,'' Freeney said. ''We have confidence that we can get some things done and still win these games. All it takes is a few plays here and there, and all of a sudden the tide has changed.'' With Manning still recovering from offseason neck surgery, the Colts are off to their worst start since 1998. They face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-1) on Monday night. Third-year quarterback Curtis Painter will make his first NFL start for Indianapolis, replacing the injured Kerry Collins, who is recovering from concussion-like symptoms. The Colts have not ruled out the possibility of Manni...
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