By Justin Albright Posted October 12, 2011
After having the lockout threaten the season, The Owners and Players Association finally came up with a deal to get the season started. And with a shortened off-season teams, were forced to make deals, and make them fast. Even having a shortened pre-season caused injuries galore because players weren’t allowed to see their team’s trainers.
The NFL season started on September 8 with the Green Bay Packers defeating the New Orleans Saints 42-34. Even with all these games going on, the health of superstar Peyton Manning seems to be capturing the news.
In the off-season, Peyton Manning was forced to undergo neck surgery which is a big deal in the NFL. Especially if you can’t see your team’s medical staff. So Peyton Manning is forced to miss this entire season which is big news considering the fact that he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. The Colts owner is still trying to maintain high hopes saying that Manning may try and practice in December. However, Manning is getting x-rays every four weeks and says that he feels better and is still maintaining high hopes of returning to the NFL this year.
Without Peyton Manning, the Indianapolis Colts are reeling. The Colts have yet to win a game this year and their offense is having difficulties moving the ball down the field. As the Colts are struggling, the upstart Detroit Lions are destroying teams. In their four wins this year, the Lions have outscored teams 135- 66 and are on their way to a playoff berth.
This NFL season is off to a bang and it continues to serve as an important sport to all fans. So stay updated to find out how your team does this season.