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This is the kind of game you hope to watch every time you sit down to watch a preseason game. The Colts and Eagles were high flying in the passing game as both teams flashed their skills off. Peyton Manning and the Colts look like they are ready to have one of their best offensive seasons even without receiver Marvin Harrison on the team.

The Colts offense is just fine

Philadelphia Eagles v Indianapolis Colts
Last week Manning was sacked three times in the one series he played against the Vikings defense in Minnesota. This week was a different story as Manning was 10 of 14 passing for 167 yards and two touchdowns passes.

The first one was a nice fade pattern throw to third year receiver Anthony Gonzalez in the corner of the end zone. On Manning’s final throw on the night he light the stadium on fire with a 76 yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne.

Philadelphia Eagles v Indianapolis Colts

This year you can tell that Peyton is now fully recovered from his knee problem that cost him all of preseason a year ago. In the regular season he just didn’t look like the same confident quarterback (still won the MVP) as the team got off to a poor start to begin the season.

Look for Manning and the boys to have a very productive year as they now have an offensive minded head coach.

Donovan McNabb and DeSean Jackson hook up

The Eagles first team offense looked just ok until their final play which saw Donovan McNabb throwing a perfect pass to DeSean Jackson that hit him in the hands between two defenders for a touchdown. The touchdown went from a distance as the score was from 39 yards out but it was nice to see Jackson’s explosion and his burst of speed to beat the coverage and score.


In previous articles this summer I’ve questioned how many touchdowns DeSean will actually get as he is an undersized receiver. No doubt he can make these kind of spectacular plays but I don’t believe he will make the routine 5 yard touchdown very often.

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