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Hoge's Tape Room: Ryan's hope, struggling Indy

Updated: October 12, 2008, 4:39 PM ET
By Merril Hoge | ESPN
Another week, another slate of amazing games -- from Houston's collapse late against the Colts, to the Giants' flexing their muscles to beat down the Seahawks. This is why I enjoy watching games over and over from different angles. As always, here are a few observations I caught while doing just that.

Matthew Stockman/Getty ImagesRyan is already looking like a polished vet under center.

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Former NFL fullback Merril Hoge is an analyst for a wide variety of NFL programs on television and ESPN Radio. An eight-year NFL veteran, Hoge spent 1987-93 with the Pittsburgh Steelers and joined ESPN in 1996.