Manning won't play vs Texans, streak ends
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peyton Manning's streak is over.
The Colts announced Wednesday that Manning will not play Sunday in the season-opener at Houston, bringing an end to his streak of 227 consecutive starts.
The Colts say they will start 38-year-old Kerry Collins against the Texans.
Manning has not been able to fully recover from neck surgery in May. During his streak, he has led the Colts to 11 playoff appearances, 11 double-digit win seasons, eight division crowns, two AFC titles and the first Super Bowl championship in the franchise's Indianapolis era.
The streak is the second-longest among NFL quarterbacks behind only Brett Favre.