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In week one against the Houston Texans, Peyton Manning could have filed assault charges. He was hit 10 times, five of which were by Mario Williams and sacked twice. In week two against the New York Giants, Manning was hit only three times and sacked once.
Last week Manning wasn't sacked and was only hit three times. Ignore the sacks count because with Manning's quick release and pre-snap reads, he gets the ball off pretty fast which obviously helps avoid sacks. But the hit number is huge, this makeshift offensive line seems to be getting better.
If Manning has time, the Colts win. That's pretty much been the formula for over a decade and it has worked. It's a pretty simple theory, if your quarterback is upright and is as talented as Manning is, you're in pretty good shape.
The Jags' pass rush has accounted for seven sacks in three games but three of those sacks came against he Philadelphia Eagles and their offensive line issues are well-documented. The only Jacksonville has a shot in this game is if they get pressure on Manning.