Report: Peyton needs more treatment; line off
1 Replies | 703 ViewsOn 09/05/2011 08:08 AM in NFL
The Colts opened as a 1-point favorite for Week 1's game in Houston, but then moved to +3 once Manning's injury was originally released.
Houston had jumped to around -7 or -7.5 at a few shops late Sunday night, but many had also yanked the game completely off the board by that time as well.
All this comes after ESPN 1070, citing multiple sources, reported Sunday evening that the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player will be sidelined indefinitely.
Manning missed the entire preseason while recovering from neck surgery in May and was just activated off the physically unable to perform list last Monday.
The 35-year-old quarterback, who will be entering his 14th season, has never missed a regular-season game since the Colts made him the No. 1 overall pick in 1998.
The surgery in May was not related to a neck procedure he underwent more than a year ago, which relieved pain from a pinched nerve.
The Colts signed Manning to a five-year, $90 million contract extension last month. But worried that the franchise quarterback would not be ready for the season opener, the team signed Kerry Collins out of retirement.
Manning had another sensational season 2010, passing for 4,400 yards with 33 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
He has made 208 consecutive regular-season starts and 227 overall, including the postseason.