Peyton Manning Must Rely on Running Game in Order to Have Success vs. Colts

October 19, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Although he's been on fire through the first six weeks of the 2013 season, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will need to rely on his running game on Sunday night if he's to make his return to Indianapolis a successful one.
Manning and the Broncos have yet to face a defense as stout as the Colts' unit, which ranks fifth in the league against the pass coming into Week 7. 
On top of allowing just 206 passing yards per game, Indy's secondary has surrendered just five touchdowns through the air while recording seven interceptions. On the other hand, Greg Manusky's defense has proved extremely vulnerable against the run.
The Colts have only allowed just four rushing touchdowns all year, but they are giving up chunks of yardage on the ground, equating to 132 yards total on average. That's why Denver must look to hand the ball off early and often this weekend.
While Manning is experienced and accurate enough to open up Indy's secondary and create opportunities...

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