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Are Luck’s Colts Worse Than Manning’s ‘98 Team and Other AFC South Must-Reads

Published by Nate Dunlevy on November 2, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback aside, were the 1998 Colts Peyton Manning inherited better than the 2012 Colts Andrew Luck has taken over?

This is the question posed by Gil Brandt of in today's article of the day.

His answer is incorrect.

He looked at the big names on the '98 Colts and assumed Manning had more to work with. After all, Marshall Faulk and Marvin Harrison are hard to top.

He forgets that, as bad as the 2012 Colts are on defense, they do have some talented players, whereas the 1998 team was devoid of future building blocks. The '98 Colts gave up four more points a game on defense.

The 2012 and 1998 Colts are scoring at the exact same rate (19.4 PPG), and a lot of that is a credit to Reggie Wayne, who has carried the Indy offense.

Harrison was a better player than Way...

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