Now Healthy, Peyton Manning has the Colts Offense Running Full Throttle

Matt Snyder

by Matt Snyder

Peyton Manning and the Colts started off the season with a whimper, and pundits were quick to write them off. During their current three-game winning streak, however, the Colts have been back to their old tricks. The Indianapolis Star reports the offensive surge is due to Manning's improved health, which, in turn, has helped improve his timing and precision in the passing attack. It has shown:

Manning has shined the past three weeks. His 104.0 passer rating over that stretch is best in the AFC, and only Brett Favre (103.4) is within 10.

Things don't look to slow down anytime soon. The Colts face the San Diego Chargers this week, a team that sports the worst pass defense in the NFL. While the Chargers did not allow a passing score Sunday -- or any touchdown, for that matter -- Ben Roethlisberger did complete 31 of 41 passing attempts for only his second 300 yard passing day of the season. The way Manning's throwing the ball right now, it's realistic to expect over 350 yards through the air from the high-powered -- and now rejuvenated -- Colts offense.

I'm not sure the Browns, Bengals, and Lions will provide much opposition in the following three contests either.

If you hate hearing about Manning and his Colts, you better go hide-out for a while.

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