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The Indianapolis Colts finally won without Peyton Manning. It just took 14 games and three quarterbacks to get there. Former Lion Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass, a key block on an 80-yard TD run and the Colts' defense held Chris Johnson to 55 yards rushing, to beat Tennessee, 27-13, on Sunday.
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Bill Barnwell claims with Peyton Manning this team would have struggled. Perhaps he's right, but I just can't see how.
Colts fans can take this as comforting or discomforting. On one hand, even if they had enjoyed 16 games of Peyton Manning, it seems likely that Indianapolis would have struggled to make the playoffs. Manning makes everyone else better, but there are just...
Will He or Won’t He: Solving the Peyton Manning puzzle for 2012
It is important for everyone to understand how amazing the mind of Peyton Manning is, there have been many quarterbacks to come through the NFL but none as cerebral as Manning. It is fact that Manning has not had the best postseasons but he is a Super Bowl winner and he is a Super Bowl MVP.
Before he reached...
INACTIVES QB Peyton Manning - Manning has been getting some good news lately, but still not ready to take the field. (Neck) TE Dallas Clark - Clark suffered a stinger and had to be replaced by Jacob Tamme on the Colt’s final drive last week. He will be out this week as a result (Neck) [...]
The health of Peyton Manning's neck is improving, but the Colts star won't participate in team practices the rest of the season.
The Colts will have to win their last two games the same way they tried to win their first 14 -- without Peyton Manning.
It never made any sense for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to come back and play this season. Whether it was in red-zone situations or some other type of semi-controlled circumstance, it was never worth the risk to expose Manning's surgically repaired neck to the violence of an NFL game.
The Indianapolis Colts finally won without Peyton Manning. It just took 14 games and three quarterbacks to get there. Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass, a key block on an 80-yard TD run and the Colts defense held Chris Johnson to 55 yards rushing, to beat Tennessee 27-13 and avoid becoming the second 0-16 team in league history.
Peyton Manning confirmed a report by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports that he threw to Colts running backs and receivers last week after practice and that he still wants to play this year.
In less than two months, a great confederacy of whores (literal and figurative), and journalists (I use the term advisedly) will descend upon Indianapolis, where we will wonder in unison:
"Why the ---- are we here?"
I have nothing against the town, merely the idea of wintering there (having already done it once, covering Mike Tyson's rape trial, I feel entitled to...
Reggie Wayne was set to join NFL receiving royalty with another 1,000 yard season. That all changed with Manning's injury:
The string of 1,000-yard seasons, though, is in serious jeopardy. The absence of Peyton Manning and resulting revolving door and inconsistency at quarterback too often has rendered the passing game impotent.
Overall, the Colts have run the fewest offensive...
Christmas has come early as the Indianapolis Colts have avoided the unthinkable by beating the Tennessee Titans this Sunday.
Only two NFL teams have ever gone win-less, the Detroit Lions (0-16) in 2008 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1978 (0-14).
After a neck injury to Peyton Manning left them struggling at the quarterback position, the the Colts have looked nothing like the...
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts are winless no longer.
Dan Orlovsky threw one touchdown pass and the key...