Things are not looking good for Indianapolis in the season opener this weekend. Quarterback Peyton Manning is listed as 'doubtful' for the first game versus the Houston Texans in Houston. If he misses this start, it will be the first time in his career. It's just about unthinkable.
Manning has been recovering from surgery to his neck in the offseason. The surgery is causing lingering back pain, despite physical therapy and conditioning. This would mark an end to 227 straight starts for the Colts' quarterback over 13 seasons in Indy.