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Former Colts Update: Week Six

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Taking a look around the league at how some former Colts played this weekend.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts won 33-28 over the Houston Texans, but let's take a moment to look at how some former Colts played this past weekend:

Quarterback:

Peyton ManningBroncos

Peyton completed 22 of 33 passes for 237 yards and 3 touchdowns on Sunday in the Broncos' win.  It wasn't close to his best performance by any means, but even on a bit of an off day for him he threw three touchdown passes without a pick.  The big story with him is, obviously, his imminent record for career touchdown passes.  He is now two away from tying Brett Favre and three away from setting the new all-time record - a mark that could fall as early as this Sunday night.

Wide Receiver:

Pierre GarconRedskins

Garcon caught 4 passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' loss.

Defense:

Jerry HughesBills (DE)

The former Colts first round pick notched 7 tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss, and 2 quarterback hits on Sunday for the Bills, going against Tom Brady and the Patriots.  Oh, and he also got penalized for congratulating his teammate on a big play.

Dwight Freeney, Chargers (OLB)

Freeney notched a tackle for the Chargers on Sunday.

Kavell Conner, Chargers (LB)

Conner notched two tackles for the Chargers on Sunday.

Marcus Burley, Seahawks (CB)

Burley, who the Colts traded away after training camp and preseason, tied for the team lead for Seattle on Sunday with 8 tackles.

Antoine Bethea49ers (S)

A longtime starter for the Colts, Bethea once again was spectacular for the 49ers on Monday night, leading the team with 7 tackles and also notching a sack, a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hit.  It's hard to explain just how important he has been to that defense this year.

Kelvin Sheppard, Dolphins (LB)

Sheppard recorded a tackle for the Dolphins on Sunday.

Philip Wheeler, Dolphins (LB)

Like Sheppard, Wheeler is a former Colts linebacker who recorded a tackle on Sunday for Miami.

Jerraud Powers, Cardinals (CB)

Powers recorded four tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass deflection, and an interception on Sunday for the Cardinals.  His interception tied him for the league lead with three on the season.

Tim Jennings, Bears (CB)

Jennings recorded a tackle on Sunday for the Bears.

Mario Addison, Panthers (DE)

Addison notched a tackle for the Panthers this weekend.

Kicker:

Brandon McManus, Broncos

A former Colts' camp leg, McManus hit his only field goal attempt of the game on Sunday (from 37 yards out) and all four of his extra point tries.  On the season, he is 6-of-7 on field goals and 17-of-17 on extra points.

Cody ParkeyEagles

This year's camp leg for the Colts, Parkey continued his strong season by hitting both of his field goal tries (with a long of 45) and all three of his extra point attempts.  On the season, he is 12-of-13 on field goals and 21-of-21 on extra points.

Coaches:

Jim Caldwell, Lions

Caldwell's Lions on Sunday defeated the Minnesota Vikings handily, winning 17-3 on the road.  Detroit is 4-2 this year in their first year under Caldwell, and are currently in first place in the NFC North due to the tiebreaker (their division record is better than that of the Packers, who are also 4-2 overall).

Bruce Arians, Cardinals

Arians' Cardinals notched a victory over the Washington Redskins this weekend, 30-20, to improve to 4-1 on the year.  In a division with the Seahawks, 49ers, and Rams (regarded as the toughest division in football), the Cardinals currently stand in first place.

One quick note on another former Colt: linebacker Pat Angerer announced his retirement from the NFL yesterday.  Best of luck, Pat!