Peyton Manning misses season
The Colts' iron man quarterback had 208 consecutive regular-season starts but never saw the field in the 2011 season because of a neck injury. Without Manning, the Colts lost their first 13 games and finished with a 2-14 record. Indianapolis earned the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and is expected to draft Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck -- who may be Manning's backup and heir apparent, or who may be the impetus for the Colts to trade or release the future Hall of Famer this offseason.