The Indianapolis Colts will play host to their former franchise quarterback Peyton Manning who makes his return with his undefeated (7-0) Denver Broncos this weekend. The Colts are coming off a three point overtime loss to the then undefeated Carolina Panthers.
Amid the continued controversy between the front office and the coaching staff, particularly the rift between GM Ryan Grigson and Head Coach Chuck Pagano, the players held a players only meeting to try and galvanize the team and concentrate on football and put the firing of OC Pep Hamilton as well as the front office intrusion into the day to day coaching operations of the club. Namely, the lineups coaches are directed by the front office to follow…normally a head coaching jog.
Whether or not the team can pull it together remains to be seen and you can be there to see it. Plenty of affordable tickets and great seats are still available. Be sure to get yours today!
Star Receiver Reggie Wayne out for the season
It came as no surprise to the Colts locker room as to how they would respond to the return of Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos. The Colts ended up giving Manning a hard time, eventually causing him to fumble in the endzone which was the beginning of four unanswered Colts scores.
“I’m in some ways somewhat relieved this game is over,” Manning said. “I feel like, hopefully, we’ll get a chance to play these guys again, because that would mean we made the playoffs. We’ve got a long way to go before that, but you certainly see them being in the postseason. If there is a next time, it may be a little bit easier, because it was somewhat of an emotional week.”
The Colts next take on Case Keenum and the Houston Texans who last week fell to the only undefeated team left in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs. Great seats and tickets are still available!
This is one of those games that are circled as soon as the schedule is released and so far, Peyton Manning and his former team the Indianapolis Colts, are living up to top billing status. With the Broncos sporting a 6-0 record and Indy with only two losses to Miami and San Diego.
While much speculation has been made about Manning returning and the drafting of Andrew Luck but team owner Jim Isray says that Manning was in on that deal and even suggested drafting Luck.
“[Manning] said, ‘You’ve got to take Andrew,’ ” Irsay told USA Today Sports. ” ‘You have to. You’re crazy if you don’t.’ “
The two forces square off Sunday night at 8:30 P.M. at Lucas Oil Stadium. Great seats/tickets are still available!