Published: September 7th, 2011 | Tags: First and 10, Aaron Rodgers, Baltimore Ravens, David Garrard, Drew Brees, Fantasy football, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Marv Levy, Peyton Manning, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pat Kirwan says that for the Colts to keep their nine-year playoff streak alive in 2011, they must manage the same trick pulled off by the Steelers last season, when Mike Tomlin‘s team started the year 3-1 without Ben Roethlisberger. That’s just part of NFL Media’s press coverage of the Manning story, as NFL Network’s Steve Cyphers will be reporting from Indianapolis throughout the day Wednesday.
Here’s what else is on tap:
- Did we say we’ve got this Manning story covered? Watch as Marshall Faulk reacts to a fellow Hall of Famer suggesting this is the beginning of the end for Indy’s QB.
- For the second time in four years, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio has pulled off a stunner right before the start of the NFL season, releasing QB David Garrard. What’s next for the Jags, and what’s next for Garrard?
- Steve Wyche says that with the Jaguars sacking of Garrard and Manning on the sidelines, the Houston Texans are now the clear favorites to win the AFC South.
- Five head coaches report for their first day of duty in Week 1, but NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi says some will have a steeper learning curve than others.
- Quick, who would you take to quarterback your team — Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers? Charles Davis and Marshall Faulk give their answers on “NFL Total Access.”
- Elliot Harrison debuts his Power Rankings, breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of all 32 NFL clubs. See who’s on top.
- With the Steelers and Ravens about to renew their rivalry this weekend, Pittsburgh nose tackle Casey Hampton has taken it upon himself to start the now-obligatory trash talk.
- Former Bills coach Marv Levy, 86, who famously came up on the short end of four straight Super Bowls, is trying his hand at fiction, having written a novel set in the world of pro football.
- It’s not too late to sign up to play Fantasy Football for free on NFL.com and get ready to draft the players who will drive your team to a championship.
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