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Wayne will take over division's start streak

When Reggie Wayne lines up wide to Kerry Collins' left for the Colts' first offensive snap Sunday in Houston, he will take over as the AFC South’s active leader in consecutive games started.

It will be No. 130 in a row in the regular season, and it will come on the day when Peyton Manning's streak ends at 208.

Wayne will be just eighth among active streaks, with Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber in line to move to 184. (Alan Faneca, also on Mike Sando's list here, has retired.)

Tennessee right guard Jake Scott will increase his streak, built with the Colts and Titans, to 105.

I know the streak meant a lot to Manning because it’s a testament to his toughness, a quality he doesn't typically get enough credit for. As we've written earlier this week, his neck injury is not a toughness issue.

As the Colts go forward Sunday without him, the streak’s not the thing he’ll be thinking of or lamenting. It's OK for us to spend a second lamenting it, though.