- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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What It Means: The Colts stand even with the Texans and Titans each with 2-1 records in the AFC South. Houston’s opening day win over Indianapolis, however, gives the Texans an edge. The Colts played with typical precision, with big production from Peyton Manning and some nice red zone work from the defense in their 27-13 win over the Broncos.
Hero: Without two receivers who figured to be keys for them -- both Anthony Gonzalez and Pierre Garcon were out hurt -- the Colts got a monster day from Austin Collie. He caught 12 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns and looked like a crafty veteran though he hasn't played in 20 regular season games yet.
Trending: Manning has gone through the first three games without throwing an interception, while he’s already got nine touchdown passes. Denver had gone 15 home games without allowing a 300-yard passer. Manning finished with 325.
Significant stat: The Broncos scored only six points on five trips inside the Colts’ 20-yard line, turning it over on downs three times.
What’s Next: The Colts head to Jacksonville for their second division game to face the Jaguars, reeling after a beat down at the hands of the Eagles.
What It Means: The Colts stand even with the Texans and Titans each with 2-1 records in the AFC South. Houston’s opening day win over Indianapolis, however, gives the Texans an edge.