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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 plays in the NFL (759) and the offense has suffered the highest percentage of three-and-outs (48-of-150, 32 percent). They are also last in time of possession (25:20).
Individually, Wayne has suffered with 56 receptions, 748 yards and two touchdowns.
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Can you say awwwwwkward? In a column at Yahoo! Sports, Jason Cole says Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is expected to choose Peyton Manning‘s agents to represent him. Luck is expected to be the top pick in the draft, although some teams reportedly prefer Robert Griffin III. We’ve already heard that Peyton Manning may try to force a trade if the team drafts Luck, so this makes...
The Colts have been reluctant to tell anyone much about Peyton Manning. We know now that he will not practice with the team but rather continue to throw in post-practice rehab sessions:
“He’s also concerned about not taking any reps away from Dan (Orlovsky) or Curtis (Painter) in terms of week’s preparation,” Caldwell said. “He’s going to focus in more of just the...
For years Colts fans have bemoaned the "game manger" quarterbacks. This week Football Outsiders notes that Orlovsky didn't have to do much to win other than not turn it over:
You've got to actually see Orlovsky's play-by-play in its entirety to appreciate the pure nothingness of it all. It's fantasy football in the mind of Sartre. In the first half...
Peyton Manning will not participate in the Colts' team practices the rest of the season.
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) [...]
Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow -- now, who got a vote of confidence and who didn't? "Tim Tebow's not going anywhere," John Elway told the Associated Press. "I mean, he's going to be a Bronco and we're going to do everything we can and hopefully he's that guy."
The Houston Texans have completed at lot of "firsts" for their franchise in the year 2011. From a rushing champion, to a top defense, to hosting a playoff game, these are the top five stories of the year for the Texans:
5. Peyton Manning’s Injury
Peyton Manning’s neck injury, which has so far kept him from playing in a single game this regular season, has definitely...
Colts vice chairman Bill Polian says Peyton Manning will not play in the final two games, but the franchise quarterback did take snaps from center Jeff Saturday this week.
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.
Did Sunday cost the New York Giants the playoffs?
With the Dallas Cowboys winning Saturday, the G-Men had to keep pace. Fortunately the Giants were playing a weak 4-9 Redskin team…or not. The Giants only put up 10 and the Skins threw up 23. Even with the Giants having the leading passer (Eli Manning, 257 yards) and the leading rusher (Ahmad Bradshaw, 58 yards); they still tanked...