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Former Colts Update: Week Ten

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

Brett Carlsen

The Colts didn't play this weekend, but there was plenty of NFL action going on anyway.  Let's take a look and see how several former Colts played this weekend:


Peyton ManningBroncos

The game against the Raiders started off looking very unlike Peyton Manning, as he looked rattled and off his game, throwing two early interceptions.  No worry, however, as Peyton ultimately threw for 340 yards while completing 31 of 44 passes for 5 touchdowns with the two picks, while getting to rest for the fourth quarter as well.  It was just another impressive performance from the future Hall of Famer, and it put him once again in the NFL lead for most touchdown passes this year (second is Andrew Luck).

Drew StantonCardinals

Stanton, the Colts' backup quarterback in 2012, came in on Sunday in relief of the injured Carson Palmer and threw the game winning touchdown.  He completed just 3 of 5 passes for 86 yards, but that touchdown put the Cardinals ahead in the fourth quarter (before things exploded and it ended up a blowout).  Unfortunately, Palmer tore his left ACL and will miss the remainder of the season, leaving it up to Stanton to quarterback the team holding the league's best record.

Running Back:

Justin Forsett, Ravens

Forsett played in just three career games with the Colts, so he's just barely a former Colt, but in 2008 he spent three games with the team and now he seems to have emerged as the Ravens' clear-cut lead back.  He rushed 20 times for 112 yards and 2 touchdowns on Sunday, continuing a strong season from the back.


Jerry HughesBills (DE)

The former Colts' first round pick had a great game for the Bills on Sunday, recording 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 quarterback hits, and 3 tackles for loss.  Through nine games this year Hughes has recorded 7.5 sacks, and last year he notched 10 for the Bills.  In three seasons with the Colts, he made just five sacks.

Marcus Burley, Seahawks (CB)

Burley, who had a very impressive camp with the Colts this year, notched one tackle for the Seahawks this weekend.

Antoine Bethea49ers (S)

The longtime starter at safety for the Colts, Antoine Bethea has carried over his good play from Indianapolis to San Francisco.  On Sunday he recorded 8 tackles and a pass deflection in a big win for the 49ers over the Saints.

Philip Wheeler, Dolphins (LB)

Phillip Wheeler recorded a tackle for the Dolphins in their loss this weekend.

Jerraud Powers, Cardinals (CB)

Jerraud Powers notched a tackle and a quarterback hit for the Cardinals.

Stevie BrownGiants (S)

Stevie Brown was a backup safety for the Colts 2011 and is now with the New York Giants.  On Sunday he made 3 tackles and a tackle for loss.

Tim Jennings, Bears (CB)

Jennings spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Colts, though he really rejuvenated his career in Chicago.  On Sunday night he made 5 tackles, though the Bears were embarrassed on primetime television by the Packers.

Mario Addison, Panthers (DE)

Addison recorded 2 tackles for the Panthers on Monday night - and the Panthers, too, were blown out on primetime TV.


Brandon McManus, Broncos

McManus, the former Colts camp leg, hit on both of his field goal tries for the Broncos on Sunday and on all five of their extra point attempts - good for 11 points.  His long on the day, however, was just 28 yards.

Cody ParkeyEagles

Parkey, the Colts' camp leg during training camp this year, continued his strong season by hitting from 39 yards out on Monday night (his only field goal try of the night) and on all six of his extra point attempts - good for 9 points for the Eagles.  And to top it off, Parkey also made a tackle!


Jim Caldwell, Lions

Caldwell, the Colts' head coach from 2009-2011, has led the Lions to a 7-2 record this year and on Sunday his team beat the Miami Dolphins on a game-winning touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford to Theo Riddick in the final minute.  The Lions stand in first place in the NFC North.

Bruce Arians, Cardinals

Arians, who most notably and recently was the offensive coordinator and interim head coach for the Colts in 2012, is now leading the Cardinals for the second season, and they have the NFL's best record at 8-1.  They beat the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, but they lost quarterback Carson Palmer for the season.  The Cardinals, too, are in first place in their division, the NFC West.

For more on the two former Colts' coaches, read this article on their being among the frontrunners for the Coach of the Year award.