Archie Manning unsure if Peyton starts Week 1

Archie Manning unsure if Peyton starts Week 1
August 31, 2011, 5:32 pm
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Peyton Manning is still questionable for the Colts' season opener in Houston. But his father isn't asking any questions.

Archie Manning, still unsure if his son will be able to play by September 11, told the Dan Patrick Show that he "learned, with this problem that he's had, a long time ago ... don't ask," adding that Peyton's recovery from his neck injury is a slow process.

"I'm like everyone else," he said. "I'm waiting to see what happens with Peyton this week."

Archie insists that his son will not play a snap or two simply to keep his streak of starts alive.

"I know how bad he wants to play, and I know this: it's not about a streak," Archie said. "I know he wouldn't do that."

Peyton has made 208 consecutive regular season starts at quarterback, and 227 including playoff games. Of current quarterbacks, Archie's other son, Eli, has made the next most consecutive starts.