AFC's All-Storyline Team

Peyton Manning
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Peyton Manning

QB, Colts

Every NFL season is loaded with storylines, developments, things to watch. This year is no exception. What follows is our AFC All-Storyline Team. These are a few players we're keeping an eye on this season for various reasons. Some selections are obvious, others aren't. But either way, every player on the squad adds his own bit of intrigue to the 2011 season.

Neck surgery for a second consecutive year has Manning's readiness for the season in question. Whether or not he plays a full 16, though, it's safe to wonder if Manning and the Colts are finally watching their championship window close. With Manning 35 and ailing physically, it's natural to look for the start of his decline.

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