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Ranks reax: Peyton Hillis set for big game

Updated: September 14, 2011, 6:39 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
While I'm not one to overreact when it comes to things that happened in Week 1, I think we can safely say the Indianapolis Colts' defense is incapable of stopping the run. This isn't breaking news. The Colts didn't stop the run last season, or the season before that (boy, Bob Sanders made a difference). And while that was very good news for Houston Texans emerging star Ben Tate in his NFL debut in Week 1, it's also going to make Peyton Hillis owners pleased this Sunday.

Hillis produced rather pedestrian statistics in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals, rushing 17 times for 57 yards (one of them a 17-yarder) and catching six passes. I didn't think it was that bad; you can still win a week with your running back accumulating eight fantasy points. After all, several well-regarded running backs didn't reach eight points in Week 1, starting with Chris Johnson, Rashard Mendenhall and Frank Gore. Well, that's not going to be a problem this week. Hillis is going to go nuts on the beleaguered Colts. Think Kerry Collins is their only problem? Well, it's not.

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