Green Bay Packers @ Indianapolis Colts Fri. Aug. 26, 2011 8 p.m. EST
The defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the Indianapolis Colts will head into this NFL regular season as legitimate title contenders once again, but there are some serious concerns for the Colts moving forward as they might have to start the NFL regular season without four-time NFL MVP quarterback Peyton Manning.
With Peyton Manning still recovering from neck surgery, the perennial Pro Bowler’s rehab is taking much longer than anticipated. As one of the NFL’s ironmen in terms of starting every game, Manning will have a lot on the line in the next two weeks as his start streak could come to an end. Peyton Manning is the only active player in the league today that has a solid shot at reaching Brett Favre’s record for consecutive starts (297), but that is in serious jeopardy as the Indianapolis Colts are already anticipating not having Manning ready for Week 1.
With that being said, the Indianapolis Colts went out and signed the recently retired veteran quarterback Kerry Collins to fill in for Peyton Manning. It is still uncertain whether or not Manning will be able to start in Week 1, but in the meantime Kerry Collins will be the main man under center.
On Friday night, Kerry Collins will make his debut for the Indianapolis Colts when they take on the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. It will be interesting to see if Collins is ready to take over for arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.