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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    IND @ DEN

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    KC @ DEN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    DEN @ SEA

  • Week 4 - Sep 28


  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    ARI @ DEN

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    DEN @ NYJ

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    SF @ DEN

  • Week 8 - Oct 23

    SD @ DEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    DEN @ NE

  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    DEN @ OAK

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    DEN @ STL

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    MIA @ DEN

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    DEN @ KC

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    BUF @ DEN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    DEN @ SD

  • Week 16 - Dec 22

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    OAK @ DEN

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    PIT 19 @ DEN 31

  • Week 3 - Sep 17

    DEN 21 @ ATL 27

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    OAK 6 @ DEN 37

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    DEN 21 @ NE 31

  • Week 7 - Oct 15

    DEN @ SD

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    NO @ DEN

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    DEN @ CAR

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    SD @ DEN

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    DEN @ KC

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    TB @ DEN

    4659 pass yards

    37 TDs

    6 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    OAK 23 @ DEN 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CIN 22 @ DEN 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    DEN 14 @ TEN 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    DEN 23 @ GB 49

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    SD 29 @ DEN 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16


  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    DEN 18 @ MIA 15

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    DET 45 @ DEN 10

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    DEN 38 @ OAK 24

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DEN 17 @ KC 10

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    DEN 16 @ SD 13

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    DEN 35 @ MIN 32

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    CHI 10 @ DEN 13

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    NE 41 @ DEN 23

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    DEN 14 @ BUF 40

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DEN 17 @ JAC 24

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    SEA 14 @ DEN 31

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    IND 27 @ DEN 13

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    DEN 26 @ TEN 20

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    DEN 17 @ BAL 31

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    NYJ 24 @ DEN 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    OAK 59 @ DEN 14

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    DEN 16 @ SF 24

  • Week 9 - Nov 07


  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    KC 29 @ DEN 49

  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    DEN 14 @ SD 35

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    STL 36 @ DEN 33

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    DEN 6 @ KC 10

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    DEN 13 @ ARI 43

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    JAC 24 @ IND 34

    319 pass yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    HOU 23 @ DEN 24

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    SD 33 @ DEN 28


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Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos

2008 - 2011 Statistics

   PASSING                            RUSHING                 FANTASY

                           Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT    Rush   Yards   TD     Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats        DID NOT PLAY - INJURED

2010 Stats        450/679    4700    33    17      18      18      0        321.8    20.1

2009 Stats        393/571    4500    33    16      19    -13       0        310.7    19.4

2008 Stats        371/555    4002    27    12      20      21      1        276.2    17.3

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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) When healthy, he's the best that's ever done it

(+) Manning is the most consistent fantasy QB to ever play the game and can adapt to any situation in front of him

(+) He didn't have any numbers from last year, but he put up 13 multi-TD games in 2010 and had exactly nine in each of the four years prior to that

(+) Before his injured 2011 season, he finished in the Top-6 in QB fantasy points for the past eleven years straight:  1st place–once  2nd–twice  3rd–three times  4th–three times  5th–none  6th–twice

(+) With Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker at the WR1 and WR2 positions, Manning actually has some serious weaponry to toss the rock to

(+) No one has more MVP awards than Peyton – he's a master at the position

(–) The first injury/missed game of his career last season turned into a year-long ordeal. Basically, he went from an Iron Man to a big, health question mark REALLY quick

(–) Peyton will be playing for a whole new team with a whole new system after being a year away from the game… That’s a lot of uncertainty, even for Manning

(–) Though reports have said his neck is fine and his arm strength is coming along great, it’s entirely possible he’ll never be the same dominant QB again

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2009 Review

peyton manning after the super bowl

In a league full of change and speculation, there's a couple things that are guaranteed to remain constant from season to season. Brett Favre gets older (but none-the-more wiser), Bill Belichick gets grumpier, and Peyton Manning gets better. One thing is for sure- it’s clear we’re in the midst of watching one of the greatest players the NFL has ever seen. Heck, the Sprint pitchman just won his NFL record 4th MVP Award! 

Entering his first season on record without his mainstay #1 receiver, Marvin Harrison, nobody quite knew what to expect from Manning.  Then, when his default #2 receiver, Anthony Gonzalez, suffered a season-ending injury in Week 1, the rest of the AFC let out collective sigh of relief thinking that they wouldn’t have to deal with Manning and Co. for the AFC crown.  Nevertheless, per usual, Peyton took on the role of Road Runner and foiled the Coyote’s plans.  The prematurity of relief transformed into dread as Manning once again led the Colts into the Super Bowl, setting records and turning guys like Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie into household names along the way.  After accomplishing what he did in 2009, under the direction of a rookie head coach no less, all doubts of his genius and mastery of the game were wiped away with an eraser the size of an Acme rocket.


peyton manning 2009 stats

These stats are despite sitting out 5 quarters in the last 2 games

~ Has not finished outside the Top-6 in fantasy points in any year this past decade

~ Ranked second in the league with 571 attempts despite sitting out 5 quarters in the last 2 games

~ Set career bests in completion percentage (68.8), completions (393), and sacks taken (10)

~ Tied a career best with 14 regular season wins

~ Set an NFL record by receiving his 4th NFL MVP Award

~ Set an NFL record in regular season fourth quarter comeback wins with 7

~ Set an NFL record for most regular season wins by a starting QB in a decade (115)

~ Has led the Colts to 7 consecutive seasons with 12 or more wins

~ Led the Colts to the most consecutive regular season wins in NFL history (23, 2008-09)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

If 2009 proved anything, it’s that Peyton Manning should never be considered outside the Top-5 fantasy QBs in the league, and he’ll continue that trend this coming year.  Another full off-season working with his young receivers should help them all to be that much better, and if Anthony Gonzalez comes back at anywhere near the level he played in 2008, the Colts and Manning will again be at the top of the heap in 2010.  Manning has averaged 4,177 yards and 30.5 TDs a season over his 12-year career, but we expect better numbers than that in what will be his lucky 13th season.

~ The offensive line is as solid as it gets, and not much looks to change on that front

~ Losing in the Super Bowl has Manning as fired up as he’ll ever be to win the big one this year

~ Dallas Clark is coming off a career season and only looks to be getting better

~ With Anthony Gonzalez coming back, the Colts will have one of the better receiving corps in the league

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Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady

who's better, tom brady or peyton manning

Click here to read our OP ED article to find out who is better, Tom Brady or Peyton Manning.

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peyton manning 4th quarter meltdown

Click on image above to get a 1200x750 wallpaper of it. Brady over Manning debate is still alive and well thank you very much!

SOURCE: http://www.joesportsfan.com/?p=13758


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Manning does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Colts Player Tweets 



Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac

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Sound FX: Peyton Manning mic'd up



tiger woods and peyton manning

Tiger: "Hey Peyton, you want to come out whoring with Charles, Michael and me tonight?"

Peyton: "What's whoring?"

Tiger: "It's where we bang little white porn stars and waitresses."

Peyton: "I'm married Tiger."

Tiger: "So am I."

Peyton: "I have a Wheaties and Gatorade shoot tomorrow bro."

Tiger: "So do I."

Peyton: "Let me ask my Archie if he thinks its a good idea, I am supposed to watch some game film."

Tiger: "Ok, but it's fun as hell. These Vegas girls love to get dirty with rich and famous athletes."


Peyton Manning Saturday Night Live United Way Skit

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Back in March of ’04, the Colts wisely locked up Mr. Manning for the next seven years at the bargain price of $99.2 million, including a $34.5 million signing bonus.  The remainder of that deal is as follows, though Peyton should be inking his name to an extension that will amount to the most massive contract in NFL history soon enough:

2010 - $15.8 million

2011 - $14 million (voidable year)

2012 - $14 million (voidable year)

2013 - Free Agent

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It's tough to advocate anyone as a handcuff to Manning given his 12-year run without injury, but Curtis Painter would  be that guy if pressed.  Go ahead grab him in the last round or two if you have a slot open.

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Pro football players are typically pretty terrible actors, but Peyton Manning’s body of work is doing well to debunk that:

Such versatility.

Oh, and if you didn't catch it the first time above, this is probably the funniest skit ever made by a professional athlete:

SNL Skit

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The 8th Wonder

The Taj Mahal, the Pyramids of Giza, the Coliseum in Rome, the Great Wall of China, and now Peyton Manning. Okay that's a little bit of a stretch. The Great Wall wasn't really that great. But Manning has all the tools to become the 8th Wonder of the World. He's as strong as Hercules, has the vision of an eagle, the mind of Alexander the Great, and the charisma of Jerry Seinfeld. Wow. He reads defenses with the same precision President Obama reads a teleprompter.  Audibles, the hurry-up offense, game-prep, accuracy, arm-strength, footwork, clock management – there isn’t much that he doesn’t do well.  Did we mention that he can act?



So much range, so many faces, it’s overwhelming.   There can be only one Peyton Manning.

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Sweet 16

The numbers speak for themselves.  Manning has more records than Tiger Woods has women.

1.     Most seasons w/ at least 4,000 passing yards: 9 (1999-2004, 2006-2008)

2.     Most consecutive seasons w/ at least 4,000 passing yards: 6 (1999-2004)

3.     Most consecutive seasons w/ at least 25 TD passes: 11 (1998-2008; current)

4.     Most games w/ a perfect passer rating, career: 4 (includes 1 playoff game)

5.     Most consecutive games started to open a career by a QB (current): 176

6.     Highest passer rating, season: 121.1 (2004)

7.     Most consecutive games with at least 2 TD passes: 13 (games 1-13, 2004)

8.     Most consecutive games with at least 4 TD passes: 5 (games 7-11, 2004)

9.     Most games with at least 4 TD passes (season, 2004): 6 (tied with 1984 Marino)

10.   Most games with at least 5 TD passes, career: 7 (includes 1 playoff game)

11.   Highest career TDs/game average for any QB with at least 150 TDs: 1.90 TDs/game

12.   Highest career completions/game average (min. 100 games played): 21.7

13.   Most consecutive games with a rating over 100: 9 (games 5-13 of 2004 season; record tied by Carson Palmer, 2004-05 and Tom Brady, 2006-07)

14.   Most seasons with 12+ wins as a starter (regular season only): 7 (1999, 2003-2008)

15.   Only QB with at least 12 wins as a starter in 6 consecutive seasons (2003-2008)

16.   First QB to defeat the other 31 teams in the regular season (Tom Brady did this later the same day, and Brett Favre did it the following week)

He's also played 16 games every season since entering the league.  This list is merely a clip of his total collection. He has destroyed every QB Colt record there is and also holds many playoff records.

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Hard to knock

While this doesn't impact your fantasy season, and thus shouldn't influence the fact that he should be one of the first QBs off the board, we gotta mention Peyton's playoff vs. regular season numbers because frankly, they just don't seem to add up.  Yes, he beat Da Bears to get a ring in 2006, but shouldn't he have 5 by now?  His regular season record (131-61) is much better than his 9-9 playoff record, while his QB Rating in the playoffs of 84.6 is also well off of his regular season rating of 94.7.  In the regular season, he throws two TDs compared to every one interception, yet in the playoffs, it’s almost one for one.  Ok, we're done here.

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Injury Report


There is no greener light in the league.

Sheriff late on the draw

It took until the fourth quarter before Peyton Manning finally got things moving for the Broncos, and by then they were down 17-3. He finished the day with 31-of-49 passes for 303 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. The highlight was a masterful game-tying, 80-yard touchdown drive that was executed with no timeouts and 59 seconds on the clock. The Broncos went on to lose in overtime, 24-17.

Pyro's take: Peyton Manning is simply amazing, but he is on a bye-week, which means plan B for all owners. He will be back at it against the Cards in week five

09/24/14, 04:10 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.chatsports.com

Peyton's career numbers at Metlife underwhelming

Over the course of his 17-year career (16 years if you don't count his missing 2011 due to injury), Peyton Manning has played eight games at the Meadowlands/Metlife Stadium, which is the site for Super Bowl XLVIII.

Here are Manning's numbers over those eight games:

Record: 6-2 (1-0 w/Den, 5-2 w/Ind)

Passing: 186-for-311 (59.8% completion percentage)

TDs: 11 INTs: 9

Passing Yards: 2,010 (251.3/game)

300-yard games: 2

Rushes: 15
Rushing Yards: 37
Rushing TDs: 1

Pyro's take: The numbers probably don't tell us a whole heck of a lot here, especially since seven of those eight games were played between 1998 and 2006 while Manning was on the Indianapolis Colts.

However, the one other game he played in East Rutherford, New Jersey was in Week 2 of THIS season when the Broncos beat the New York Giants, 41-23. In that game, Manning went 30-for-43 (69.8%) for 307 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs.

Of course, the game-time temperature was 70 degrees with the wind blowing at an insignificant 3 mph, so very little can be taken away from this one as well.

01/26/14, 10:21 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Peyton's Place

Peyton Manning has more yards passing in his playoff career than the Seahawks do as a franchise

Pyro's take: War and Peace has a shorter page span than Manning and his statistics, but numbers are just numbers, and Peyton has to win probably one more Super Bowl to reinforce everything he has done. If he and the Broncos can knock off Seattle at MetLife, then he has permission to change his last name to GOAT.

01/20/14, 08:40 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Manning needs this win for his legacy

Their rivalry makes for the quintessential barroom debate. Manning, 37, probably will win his fifth league MVP award this year. He set NFL season records for touchdown passes and yards passing. But he's 1-for-2 in the Super Bowl. Brady? The 36-year-old QB has three title rings in five tries, as well as a significantly better playoff record than Manning, but lesser regular-season statistics.

Who's better? The debate will continue long after Sunday's game, but of this there is no uncertainty: Manning vs. Brady ranks among the all-time best sports rivalries.

"There's never been as frequent a matchup with this much marquee that I can think of. I think it transcends the NFL," said CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz, who will work Sunday's game. "And I'm not trying to get into hyperbole here. We're not going to get one more person to watch this game. It's something everyone wants to see. But this is tantamount to Ali-Frazier one more time. This is Palmer-Nicklaus. This is Bird-Magic. I'm not trying to create some sort of synthetic drama here. This is as big as it gets."

Pyro's take: Manning really needs to win this game to prevent his legacy from reading; One of the greatest quarterbacks in regular season history, who just came up short in the playoffs.

Peyton Manning has won a Super Bowl, but in comparison to Brady that just doesn't cut it. As far as playoff dominance goes Manning is more in line with Trent Dilfer than he is with Tom Brady. A win against Brady in the AFC Championship game would go a long way to removing that image from our minds.

Manning is attempting to finish his illustrious career the same was John Elway did, with a Super Bowl Championship. If Manning were to beat Brady and win the title this season, the talk will become who is the best of all time, not who is the best in the playoffs or regular season.

01/19/14, 12:40 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.denverpost.com

Petyton ready for showdown with the Chiefs

The game Sunday is the ultimate contest between the immovable object (Chiefs) and irresistible force (Broncos). The 9-0 Chiefs rank No. 1 in scoring defense and sacks. The 8-1 Broncos are No. 1 in total offense and points.

"It's big game because it's a division game," Manning said. "I know there's a lot of other things that go into it, but it's an AFC West game. It's our first time playing the Chiefs, and we play them two out of the three weeks, which is kind of unique from a scheduling standpoint. It's kind of different only playing our third division game this late in the season. That's why it's important."

Although the Broncos quarterback missed Wednesday's practice, if the Broncos were to play on Wednesday, he would be ready to go, he said. Peyton Manning will be ready for the Chiefs on Sunday, too, although neither he nor interim coach Jack Del Rio would give an exact timetable for his return to practice.

Pyro's take: Manning is dealing with a high ankle sprain, but it is going to take a lot more than that to keep him out of this game Sunday Night. Peyton has a way of stepping up when he plays on the National stage, and a divisional match-up for control of the division is the perfect setting for a Manning this week. The fact that he is dealing with an ankle sprain will only add to his legend. The Chiefs are in for a long night Sunday.

11/13/13, 07:08 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.denverpost.com

Peyton returns to Indy

Understand that when Jim Irsay is not engaged in a filibuster with the media and talking without commas or periods, veering from complimenting Peyton Manning in one breath to dissing him the next, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts has demonstrated competency in making a sound business decision.

With complete justification, Irsay released Manning, his four-time league MVP quarterback, in March 2012. Although Manning had become a superstar during his 13 playing seasons with the Colts, he was days away from turning 36, had just missed a full season to recover from four neck surgeries and was owed $35 million.

Out with the old, battered and expensive, in with the new, cheap and talented. The Colts were so bad in 2011 without Manning, they wound up with the No. 1 draft pick at a time when Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck proclaimed his eligibility.

Irsay made a logical choice as long as he understands that no matter how he defends his decision in media interviews, the Broncos and their fans are ecstatic he made it.

Irsay talks in rambling soliloquies. The people in Denver can counter with two words: Thank you.

Pyro's take: Peyton will get his chance to take his circus show of an offense to his old stomping grounds, and most likely stomp on his former team. Peyton will never say the wrong thing to the press, but you better believe the weird comments from Jim Irsay will be answered by bombs, on Sunday Night, from Peyton Manning for touchdown after touchdown.

This will be a fun game to watch, but I would not want to be Jim Irsay after this game.

10/17/13, 07:42 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.denverpost.com

Super Bowl: Colts Inactives, Freeney starting

The Colts declared defensive end Dwight Freeney (ankle) active for the Super Bowl game against the Saints. He is also listed in the starting lineup, indicating that he may be able to play full-time for the team.

Pyro's take: The Colts inactive list:
K Adam Vinatieri, G/C Mike Pollack, DT Fili Moala, OT Michael Toudouze, WR Sam Giguere, TE Colin Cloherty, DE Ervin Baldwin, and DL John Gill.

02/07/10, 04:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå

Freeney looks like he'll play in Super Bowl XLIV

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney will test out his ankle during the Super Bowl pregame warm-ups and barring any setbacks, will play in the big game.

Pyro's take: Great news for the Colts defense, but Freeney will likely be held to 3rd down duty as his ankle won't be able to hold up for a full game. Veteran defensive lineman Raheem Brock will take over on the early downs.

02/06/10, 09:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Super Bowl: Indianapolis Colts Final Injury Report

The Colts list 20 players on their Super Bowl injury report. The list is as follows:
DE Dwight Freeney (ankle), DB Jerraud Powers (foot)

RB Joseph Addai (shoulder), DB Antoine Bethea (back), LB Gary Brackett (knee), RB Donald Brown (foot), DB Melvin Bullitt (knee), OT Ryan Diem (knee), DB Aaron Francisco (hand), RB Mike Hart (ankle), DT Antonio Johnson (shoulder), OT Charlie Johnson (foot), OG Ryan Lilja (back), DE Robert Mathis (shoulder), OG Jamey Richard (shoulder), K Matt Stover (left calf), TE Jacob Tamme (ankle), OT Tony Ugoh (knee), K Adam Vinatieri (right hip), WR Reggie Wayne (knee)

Pyro's take: Freeney isn't the only point of concern for the Colts anymore, as Reggie Wayne came up gimpy towards the end of practice on Friday. Wayne walked to the training room under his own power after aggravating the same right knee that gave him problems during the season. His 'probable' listing is positive, but it still has to be a bit disturbing that it happened just two days before the game. Freeney, on the other hand, hasn't gone through a full practice in two weeks, but the coaches sounded optimistic in their final press conference that he'll play.

02/05/10, 07:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Freeney hoping to practice on Friday

Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney told the media on Thursday that his busted ankle is starting to look like an actual body part again and that it feels good enough to try and practice on Friday.

Pyro's take: We'll see a little later on if he made a go of it today. With all the freaky things he's been doing to get it back into shape enough to play, we're guessing that he suits up on Super Sunday, whether he's able to practice today or not. Raheem Brock will be filling in for him on the early downs regardless.

02/05/10, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.startribune.com

Dwight Freeney may have torn ligament in ankle

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, who was told by a source familiar with the injury, Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney has a torn ligament in his right ankle that will make it difficult for him to play in the Super Bowl, if he plays at all.

Pyro's take: Whether it's a torn ligament or just a low ankle sprain, one thing is for sure: Freeney won't be the Freeney the Colts need to help disrupt Drew Brees and the Saints offense. The All Pro DE has been using a hyperbaric chamber all week to help the injury heal quicker and recently flew down to South Florida to begin a series of treatments for the heavily swollen ankle. We'll let you know throughout the week how things are going for Dwight down in Miami.

01/31/10, 05:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Super Bowl: Indianapolis Colts Injury Report

The Colts list 21 players on their Super Bowl injury report. The list is as follows:
Donald Brown RB (foot), Melvin Bullitt DB (knee), Dwight Freeney DE (ankle), Jerraud Powers DB (foot),

Joseph Addai RB (shoulder), Antoine Bethea DB (back), Gary Brackett LB (knee), Austin Collie WR (foot), Ryan Diem OT (elbow), Aaron Francisco DB (hand), Mike Hart RB (ankle), Ramon Humber LB (knee), Antonio Johnson DT (shoulder), Charlie Johnson OT (foot), Robert Mathis DE (shoulder), Jamey Richard OG (shoulder), Jamie Silva DB (hand), Jacob Tamme TE (ankle), Tony Ugoh OT (knee), Adam Vinatieri K (hip), Reggie Wayne WR (knee).

Pyro's take: The Colts biggest concern here is the injury to defensive end Dwight Freeney. If Freeney is hampered at all by that ankle and can't come off the line like he normally does, the Colts D would take a bit hit come Super Sunday. We should know more about his health later in the week as we approach the big game.

01/30/10, 07:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Pro Bowl: Manning replaced by David Garrard

Due to the Colts being in the Super Bowl the following weekend, quarterback Peyton Manning has been replaced on the Pro Bowl roster for Sunday by Jaguars QB David Garrard.

Pyro's take: This could possibly the worst Pro Bowl selection ever. 15 TDs, 10 INTs, and a QB rating of 83.5 on the season, for a losing team no less, just doesn't cut it in our book. However, with Manning in the Super Bowl, Rivers, Brady, Roethlisberger, Flacco, and Palmer all injured, and Schaub and Vinsanity already on the team, there's not much left to choose from. Kyle Orton would have been a better choice here, especially considering the numbers: 21 TDs, 12 INTs, 86.8 QB rating, and an 8-8 record wins out.

01/27/10, 02:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.nfl.com

Manning wins fourth NFL MVP award

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning won his fourth NFL Most Valuable Player award on Saturday. The four MVPs is a new league record.

Pyro's take: Manning led his team to a NFL-best 14-2 record while setting personal high marks in both completions (393) and completion percentage (68.8). He also finished with 4,500 yards and 33 touchdowns, the second-highest totals in his 12-year career.
Out of the 50 votes, Manning received 39.5 while Drew Brees had 7.5 to come in second. Philip Rivers had 2 votes and Brett Favre had 1.

01/09/10, 10:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.indystar.com

Colts coach still vague on Week 16 playing time

When addressing the media during his Monday press conference, Colts coach Jim Caldwell was still indeterminate as to whether his star players would play the whole game, a few series, or even at all against the Jets next Sunday.

Pyro's take: He also said that playing time would be determined by a player's health, but that could mean anything at this point as Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Pierre Garcon, and Joseph Addai have all dealt with various nagging injuries throughout the past bunch of weeks.
We'll keep you posted on with any and all updates coming through as we know many fantasy football seasons depend on some of these Colts players.

12/21/09, 01:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Manning listed as probable and will play tonight

The Colts listed Peyton Manning (glute), Reggie Wayne (foot), Pierre Garcon (knee), and Joseph Addai (knee) as probable on their Week 15 injury report and all are expected to start as usual Thursday night.
Donald Brown, however, is still out with a chest injury.

Pyro's take: This was expected, though how long they end up playing is the real question. If the Colts manage to get a big lead against the Jaguars tonight, expect the starters to be pulled for the 4th quarter so as not to risk injury. Our guess is that it won't be a blowout, so it's safe to use all these guys on your fantasy football team this weekend.

12/17/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Peyton goes through full practice on Tuesday

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (glute) went through a full practice on Tuesday and will make his normal start against the Jaguars this Thursday night.

Pyro's take: This might be the last week we see Manning play through a whole game this year, so make sure you have him in your starting fantasy football lineup before Thursday night hits.

12/15/09, 05:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com

Colts will play starters the whole game next week

According to Colts coach Jim Caldwell, the team will play all of it's starters like normal in the Week 15 game against Jacksonville. "We're going to approach the 14th game exactly like we did (games) 1-13" said Caldwell.

Pyro's take: Music to the ears of Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Pierre Garcon, and Joseph Addai fantasy owners. Keep them all in your lineup as you normally would this upcoming weekend.

12/14/09, 01:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Colts Polian to rest players when they clinch playoffs

When asked whether or not he would rest his players going into the playoffs or keep momentum even when they clinch, Colts President Bill Polian had this to say:
“The idea that you somehow lose momentum or that you get rusty has no basis in fact, none whatsoever,” Polian said Monday. “It's just a theory and it is great to be spoken about and written about, but the facts say otherwise.”

Pyro's take: We would actually have to dispute your claims here Mr. Polian, and we have the facts to back it up:
The Colts have been in the playoffs every year since 2003. That's six years. There was just ONE year of those six in which Peyton Manning and Co. played the entire last game of the year, while in the other years, they would play a series or two and then come out to rest.
Anyone care to guess which year was the one they played the full game in? That's right, the 2006-07 season, the one year in which they won the Super Bowl.

So go ahead and rest your players Bill, go ahead and lose your momentum. Just don't ever say that you weren't warned or didn't have the facts to understand what would happen if you do.

12/01/09, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.examiner.com

Peyton listed as probable and will play

Colts quarterback Peyton Manning (glute) is listed as probable on the team's injury report but will start on Sunday as usual.

Pyro's take: He hasn't missed a game in his career, so he's playing. He's a QB1 on your fantasy football team regardless of format or match-up.

11/27/09, 03:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.colts.com