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Rick Stroud, Greg Auman and Matt Baker

Loss of Peyton Manning could be the Bucs' gain



When the Bucs host the Colts on Monday Night Football on Oct. 3, it was billed as a premier matchup.

With today's news that Peyton Manning underwent a procedure to address his lingering neck injury, a procedure that could reportedly could sideline him for months, the Bucs got a fortuitous bounce of the football.

It's unknown how long the Colts will be without Manning, but there does not appear to be a scenario that has him returning in time to play against the Bucs in Week 4. That means the Bucs are likely to face Kerry Collins as the Colts' starting quarterback.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 8, 2011 6:16pm]


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