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In the 2011 season opener, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 422 yards, surpassing Peyton Manning's rookie single-game passing record.
One year later, Manning's successor in Indianapolis has outdone them both.
In the Colts' 23-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday, Andrew Luck completed 30-of-48 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns, as he enters the NFL record books.
With coach Chuck Pagano in the building, Luck was simply masterful, hanging tough in the pocket against a stout Miami defense and making throws other rookies would not dare to attempt. He picked apart the Dolphins' overmatched secondary, getting fellow first-year players T.Y. Hilton (6 catches for 102 yards and 1 TD) and Dwayne Allen (6 for 75) involved throughout the afternoon.
The Colts are now 5-3 and very much in the thick of the playoff race, thanks in large part to Luck, who appears wise beyond his 23 years. If the early returns are indicative of the future, Luck should enjoy a ...
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The Sports Network's story is as much about the similarities of two unlikely playoff contenders as it is a game preview. Those similarities lie more in the their situations than in their playing style. Both teams were expected by many to be AFC bottom feeders, competing for the number one over all pick in April's draft. Yet here they are, each with their rookie quarterback...
We teach our young football players to work hard, play harder and to win and lose with dignity.
But we can not always cast a larger shadow than the pro athletes that they aspire to emulate.
Take the case of a young North Carolina quarterback by the name of Jalan McClendon who obviously looks up to Cam Newton.
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DAVIE, Fla. Miami Dolphins coordinator Kevin Coyle really wasn't in the mood to talk Sunday night.
The Dolphins had just lost 23-20 at Indianapolis, where Coyle's defensive unit had been exploited big-time by Andrew Luck and the Colts.
Nevertheless, Coyle was on the phone with his wife.
"She said, You know, you guys have lost three games by three points each.'...
Peyton Manning overcame a pair of interceptions by throwing three touchdown passes Sunday, rallying Denver to a 31-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Trindon Holliday also returned a kickoff a Broncos-record 105 yards for a touchdown.
Manning improved to 8-0 career against Cincinnati (3-5), which has lost four in a row for the first time in two years. This win didn't come...
On this week's episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein talks about the Oregon Ducks, how good Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck REALLY is, and the NFL.
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The Baltimore Ravens' game at the Pittsburgh Steelers will remain on Sunday night Nov. 18.
Week 11 is when flexible scheduling kicks in, allowing the NFL to move a more appealing matchup into prime time if need be. But with the rival Ravens (6-2) and Steelers (5-3) again battling for the AFC North title, NBC is keeping the game.
The league said Monday that the Indianapolis...
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown and ran eight times for 37 yards and a score as the Carolina Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak Sunday with a 21-13 win over the Washington Redskins.
The Panthers were in desperate need of a win after a series of close defeats that had players questioning whether the team had any leadership. Newton responded...
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The Colts pass attack is becoming an elite group and Andrew Luck has the look of a guy who will be a top 10 fantasy QB for years. Today he threw for 400 yards and his WRs were the recipients of this fantasy goodness.
Donnie Avery was off to he biggest game since week 2 with 5/108, when he excited with a hip injury. T.Y. Hilton had his biggest...
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This Sunday, two surprise AFC teams will meet in Miami that could ultimately determine which starting rookie quarterback will make the playoffs. The Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins, thought to be rebuilding projects, both enter Sunday’s matchup with 4-3 records and playing for a potential playoff wild card. While many...
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had an 82-yard pass play to set up the dagger in a 21-13 victory over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field on Sunday.
Robert Griffin III had fewer total yards than the previous Washington quarterback to face the Panthers (John Beck), no touchdowns and was sacked four times.
Edge: Newton. Not bad for a guy who Griffin said he'd rather...
Week 8 Complimentary NFL Teaser Results
This week we’re featuring another sweetheart, 4-team teaser that offers 13 points per game.
Denver + 9 @ Cincinnati
Green Bay Packers + 3 v. Arizona
Chicago + 9 @ Tennessee
Detroit + 7.5 @ Jacksonville
Why we like these games:
Denver is rolling right now, and spotting Peyton Manning almost 10 points makes this an almost no-brainer...
After Robert Griffin III was buried in a pile near the goal line, Cam Newton took over and led a 98-yard drive - bloody thumb and all.
His abilities as a leader in question and his team in desperate need of positive morale - not to mention a win - Newton got the better of the first NFL matchup between the last two Heisman Trophy winners Sunday as the Carolina Panthers broke a five...
How great is a book that lists Tom Brady ahead of Peyton Manning, John Elway and Dan Marino? How great is an all-time keeper of a publication that ranks Bill Belichick among the top 15 head coaches in NFL history, the only active coach to be so honored? But, then again, the same publication ranks the 2007 Patriots as only the seventh best single-season team in NFL history, much to...