Does [Peyton Manning](/player/peytonmanning/2501863/profile) deserve MVP consideration for keeping the [Colts](/teams/indianapoliscolts/profile?team=IND) in the playoff hunt? **[ What are your thoughts?](http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/fanfeedback?game_id=29725&displayPage=tab_fan_feedback&season=2008&week=REG12&override=true)**
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Bengals MLB Dhani Jones: Jones started the season with six straight games of at least nine tackles. The nine-year veteran has since seen his production drop off, but led the Bengals with eight tackles last week. They'll need Jones to step up again if they have any hope of slowing down Colts RB Joseph Addai.
A better Manning: Manning's inconsistent season took another strange turn last week, as the Colts won despite his 46.8 passer rating. Prior to his two-interception day, Manning was starting to look more like the Peyton of old, so expect him to rebound against Cincinnati's 24th-ranked defense.
Indy's defensive injuries: Indianapolis' defense has been decimated by injuries to players such as Bob Sanders, Tyjuan Hagler and Kelvin Hayden. Last week Gary Brackett was carted off with an ankle injury and DT Keyunta Dawson left the game and did not return. Despite the setbacks, the Colts have remained resilient, managing to hold opponents to an average of 20.8 points per game.