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Peyton Manning is without question one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time. If I need to win one game today and can have any quarterback I want to do it, he’s on my short list of three with Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
Having said that, if I’m planning on making the playoffs and winning my fantasy league, I’m not going to count on Peyton Manning to help my cause. Quite simply, his numbers just aren’t there during that time of the year.
I was going to give Manning the benefit of the doubt here, as his teams are usually gearing up for the actual NFL playoffs during the prime fantasy playoff weeks (14, 15 and 16). I was thinking that other elite quarterbacks would have the same problem. After doing a little research, I found out I was wrong.
We’ll start with 2012. Manning finished the year with 4659 passing yards and 37 touchdowns. That averages out to just over 291 yard and over 2.3 touchdowns per game. During weeks 14, 15 and 16 — all complete games by Manning — his averages dro...
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One concern about Peyton Manning before and after his neck surgeries was the apparent drop in velocity on passes he was throwing. ESPN’s Ron Jaworski made the observation in 2010 that Tebow’s passes were lacking zip, and he wondered if the four-time MVP’s skills were diminishing. Then there were concerns last year that Manning had [...]
Everyone around Peyton Manning, including the quarterback himself, says he has more of it this year.
He's running a faster offense with Adam Gase in charge. He's getting the ball into his receivers' hands quicker. And his passes, especially according to those red-handed receivers on the other end, definitely have more oomph.
As he enters his second season in Denver...
Peyton Manning is already enjoying his new toy in Denver.
The Broncos quarterback heaped praise on Wes Welker, comparing him to one of the great players in the history of the NFL.
“The knowledge of football that he has — going back to his college days and the sophisticated system he played in New England, his experience with Tom [Brady] — he’s a very knowledgeable player...
Dwight Freeney is the latest San Diego Charger.
Now that he is a Bolt, he is letting his mouth run free.
On Friday, Freeney came forth and claimed that the NFL’s owners got together and collectively decided to lowball any and all free agents this offseason.
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For a decade, Peyton Manning was shielded from one of the NFL's best pass rushers because, well, Dwight Freeney was also a member of the Indianapolis Colts. Now, Manning will have to see his former teammate twice per year in divisional matchups. Freeney, now with the Chargers, is already dreaming of his first bit hit on Peyton Manning.
"It would definitely be great to...
San Diego Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney told XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego that he thought about hitting Peyton Manning many times during their time in Indianapolis together.
“It would definitely be great to get after him,” Freeney said, via ProFootballTalk.com. “He’s a great competitor, I’m a great competitor. How many times have I envisioned hitting him during practice...
Once teammates, now playing for opposing teams in the AFC West, Dwight Freeney can’t wait until he gets a chance to tackle Peyton Manning. This offseason Dwight signed with the San Diego Chargers and will be face Manning twice this upcoming season.
In an interview on XTRA Sports 1360 in San Diego, Freeney said, “It would definitely be great to get after him. He’s a great competitor...
Only one thing was on the mind of Quentin Jammer when he was making his rounds in free agency – winning a championship. When the Denver Broncos offered him a contract, he didn’t hesitate. “Hands down, if you look across the league, what better place to go than Denver to have a
They were teammates for a decade, you can even call them family, but that doesn’t mean that Dwight Freeney didn’t ever think about drilling Peyton Manning. For the first time in his career, Freeney will now have an opportunity to get after the man who was a leader with him while with the Indianapolis Colts. Freeney signed with the San Diego Chargers earlier this month, and reside...