Manning liked starting as a rookie

Mike Chappell and Philip B. Wilson recap some happenings with Pat McAfee’s knee, Ryan Diem’s expected twins and Peyton Manning’s feelings on rookie viability at QB:

“That’s the way it worked for me,” he said after the Colts closed the season Sunday with a 19-13 loss at Jacksonville. “I certainly enjoyed playing. I think it helped me playing right away.

“I’ve been on record saying that. I think (younger brother) Eli felt the same way (with the New York Giants).”