Mike Sando's MVP Watch

The crunching hit Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams put on Peyton Manning seemed to hurt the Indianapolis Colts' quarterback in the fourth quarter Monday night.

Next play: Manning to Pierre Garcon for 15 yards.

Manning's durability at age 34 might command more attention if he possessed half of Brett Favre's dramatic flair. That Manning does not makes him easier to take for granted.

Favre might qualify as most durable, but no quarterback can match Manning for quiet consistency. He's automatic.

Manning is on pace for more than 32 touchdown passes and fewer than five interceptions despite playing without Austin Collie, Dallas Clark, Garcon, Anthony Gonzalez and Donald Brown at various points this season.