INDIANAPOLIS - The Colts continue to get healthy as they prepare for their toughest test of the season. Peyton and the unbeaten Denver Broncos come to town on Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Top tackler Jerrell Freeman was back at work for the first time this week after suffering a concussion in the San Diego loss. He'll be key to the defense, and safety LaRon Landry continues to improve, and should be on the field after missing the last month with a high ankle sprain.
Veteran Robert Mathis practiced against Peyton for years and knows you have to frustrate him by disrupting his timing. He told 24-Hour News 8 he learned an important rule as a rookie when rushing Manning during practice.
"If you come within two yards of him, you might get cut,“ said Mathis, who leads the NFL in sacks. “That's just the truth. You don't want to hurt your quarterback. They're the engine to the team. You can't hit him."
When did the 11-year veteran learn that?
"Real fast. I came pretty close my rookie year, and I got an earful from more than just the coaches. You learn from it," he said.
Mathis would like nothing better than to finally get a hit on his longtime former quarterback.
An old elementary school building in southern Indiana's Brown County will soon have a new industrial occupant.
The huge number of tree limbs knocked down Kokomo when two tornadoes hit the city three weeks ago are starting to disappear.
Police dispatchers around Central Indiana reported a number of vehicle slide-offs occurred Monday morning.