Kerry Collins will be the first QB other than Peyton Manning to start at the position since 1997.
Life without Peyton Manning begins.
Colts fans really don't know what to expect, after all, it's almost impossible to think about the Colts pre-Manning era. Collins, who is three years older than Manning, has a lot to prove and the largest shoes to step into ever—aside from maybe the guard who came into Cleveland after LeBron took his talents to South Beach.
As for the Texans, they will be without star running back Arian Foster. However, this week that probably has more implications for fantasy owners than for the team. In the last few years it hasn't seemed to matter who is running the ball against the Colts. They all have success.
Ben Tate should still put up solid numbers. He's no Arian Foster, but he's the starting running back against the Colts. He'll be just fine.
Doesn't it feel great to be back to football?!
Hopefully sometime this year Peyton Manning can say that.
Final score: Texans 34, Colts 7.