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Indianapolis Colts Vs New York Giants: Which Manning Is The Man in Week 2?

Posted By Alek Frost On September 17, 2010 @ 12:23 am In Colts News | No Comments

The Colts did something in week one that it seems they never do; they lost. The Houston Texans were 1-15 against Indianapolis entering last Sunday’s contest and reversed their fortunes with a 34-24 victory over the defending AFC and AFC South champions.

Peyton Manning is 9-4 all-time in week one games after Sunday’s contest but some were predicting that a Colts’ loss [1] was eminent. Whether you predicted it or not (it surprised me like Cristal Taylor surprised Dirk) the Colts have some major issues on defense and pass protection problems on offense.

The Colts’ rush defense surrendered 257 yards on the ground, 231 of which were gained by Arian Foster on 33 carries. A repeat performance against the New York Giants could spell an 0-2 start for a team that has had seven straight season of 12 victories or more.

Unlike many in the Bleacher Report community [2], I’m not pushing the panic button just yet. Does anyone remember Week 13 of the 2006 season? The Colts allowed 375 yards rushing at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The following week against the Bengals, they allowed a mere 133 yards.

Just because the Colts are dreadful one week doesn’t mean they will be nearly as bad the next. Here are 10 things to look for in the second edition of the “Manning Bowl”.

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[1] a Colts’ loss: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/455024-nfl-predictions-why-the-indianapolis-colts-undefeated-season-ends-in-week-1

[2] many in the Bleacher Report community: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/460361-week-1-review-5-reasons-why-the-colts-wont-win-the-super-bowl

[3] Begin Slideshow: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/463364-indianapolis-colts-vs-new-york-giants-which-manning-is-the-man-in-week-two

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