EJ Manuel off to solid start

In an encouraging start to his NFL career, Buffalo Bills rookie first-round quarterback EJ Manuel completed 16 of 21 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown during a 44-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Manuel is competing with veteran Kevin Kolb for the starting job.

Manuel, who rushed for 28 yards on three carries, had zero interceptions, but had a lost fumble on a handoff to runningback C.J. Spiller.

"My main thing was I wanted to operate the offense like coach (Nathaniel) Hackett has taught us and get all the other guys in position," Manuel told reporters.. "The veterans have done a great job of bringing me along and things like that. The main thing is just continuing to go out there and execute."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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