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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Colts, Manning start with furious pace


Posted by ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts offense is playing at a furious pace at the start of their AFC South matchup with the Texans. It always plays fast. This is super-fast.

Peyton Manning is regularly receiving the snap with more than 20 seconds still on the 40-second play clock. Indy petered out on its first drive with a failed fourth-down attempt, but marched 12 plays and 79 yards on its second possession to a 7-yard TD reception by Joseph Addai to grab a 7-0 lead.

Can the Texans defense keep up with the pace? Houston's offense is going to have to do some driving to offset it.

It’s a significant storyline at Lucas Oil Stadium heading forward.