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Manning takes apart weird scheme

Denver's weird defensive scheme didn't faze the Colts and Peyton Manning, John Clayton writes.

Updated: October 1, 2007, 12:10 AM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- As soon as the eight-man inactive list was distributed Sunday afternoon, the Broncos were in trouble, and it had nothing to do with wide receiver Javon Walker and safety John Lynch being scratched because of injuries.

Mike Shanahan tipped off that it was going to be tough to beat the Colts (4-0) in the RCA Dome. During the offseason, the Denver head coach hired Jim Bates to restructure his defense, trying to get bigger and tougher at defensive tackle. But ...

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