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Colts Preseason: Notes On Game Two

Published by on August 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts got a rare preseason win over the Philadelphia Eagles tonight, and their prospective starters got to see some extended action. QB Peyton Manning and the first-team offense looked precise, and the first-team defense seemed stout in the middle.

By the second quarter it was all reserves, but here are some notes from the first quarter of action:

- Manning's timing looked perfect with Anthony Gonzalez, who caught a perfect fade in the corner of the end-zone for the Colt's first touchdown, and Joseph Addai, who caught a difficult pass in tight coverage on a wheel route out of the backfield to keep that first drive from stalling. 

-Manning's timing with Reggie Wayne was never in question, although their 76-yard touchdown hook-up was a result of a blown coverage. Austin Collie started in the slot, but he and Manning had some miscommunications and Collie ran the wrong route at least once. 

-The pass protection was much better, alt...

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