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Texans manhandling the Colts

Posted on: September 11, 2011 2:50 pm
K. Collins stares at the scoreboard that says Houston is dominating Indianapolis (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

If you thought that Peyton Manning not playing today following neck surgery wouldn’t be THAT big a deal and if you thought the Texans making Arian Foster inactive would hurt their offense, let me point you in the direction of this boxscore.

Yes, that would be Houston 34, Indianapolis 0 after two quarters of play -- the worst halftime deficit in Colts history.

Now, obviously, Manning would have no impact on the Colts atrocious defense (Texans quarterback Matt Schaub is 12 of 16 for 162 yards, a touchdown and an interception; Andre Johnson has six catches for 89 yards and a score; and running backs Ben Tate and Derrick Ward have combined for 100 yards on 21 carries).

But with Kerry Collins in charge of the offense, the Colts have gained 88 yards of total offense. You can almost be assured that Manning would perform better than that, even against Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ new 3-4 defense.

To make matters worse, Collins injured his finger in the first half, but after getting it popped back into place, he stayed on the field. But even if he remained on the sideline for the second half, it’s not like Curtis Painter could do much worse.

As for the Colts defense, wow … that’s a big problem. And if Manning is out for the season with his neck problem, this first half could be a sign of bad, bad things to come for a franchise that has been so good since drafting Manning.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 2:41 pm

Texans manhandling the Colts

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Posted on: October 23, 2011 6:49 pm
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Since: Aug 2, 2011
Posted on: September 12, 2011 12:19 am

Texans manhandling the Colts

It was the Texans division anyways. The fact that Manning is out for what seems to be, the better part of the season, does not matter. The aging Colts were goona be pushed aside by the Texans this year. The Texans ARE the Colts of about 8 years ago. they have the big 3. Andre, Foster and Matt. To be the best, you've gotta beat the best. They did it. It's time to turn the page.

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