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Atlanta Falcons (12-2) Detroit Lions (4-10)
Normally I like going against huge line movements because I hate week to week overreactions. This line was Atlanta -1 last week and now it’s at -4.5, skipping over two key numbers of 3 and 4. At first glance, this appears warranted. The Lions got blown out by the crappy Cardinals in Arizona, losing 38-10, while the Falcons got a huge home win over the solid Giants, winning 34-0. However, it’s important to think about what those games really mean.
Atlanta definitely proved they can turn it on and not just compete with some of the better teams in the league, but win convincingly, something they hadn’t done all year. There were a lot of reasonable concerns about how their long list of less than convincing victories against mediocre teams would translate into games against tougher opponents, which they really hadn’t had a lot of (Denver way back in week 2 when Peyton Manning wasn’t Peyton Manning yet is the only projected playoff team they’ve ...
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Why do I get certain emails, like this one, from certain emailers a couple days before Christmas? Because we’re a sports blog that covers things that ESPN won’t touch. It’s been that way since day one way back in 2007. However, this is a first.
Emailer Derek B. writes:
I have some pictures of the guy with Eli and Peyton Manning tattooed on his ass with Samwell Morgan of What...
(Eds: Updates with quotes, details. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer Knowing as well as anyone that time is no longer his friend, Peyton Manning went looking for a team last summer.
He gambled on the Denver Broncos, and when he signed the contract, the players who were already in Denver got the message: Their new quarterback thought the pieces were in place to...
Rarely one to talk publicly about the big picture or much beyond winning the next game, Denver coach John Fox weighed in on the interesting race for Most Valuable Player.
That race could come down to Peyton Manning of the Broncos vs. old rival Tom Brady of the Patriots and Adrian Peterson of the Vikings.
''Obviously, I'm going to be a little biased,'' Fox said...
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had the most Pro Bowl votes among fans in online voting, according to NFL.com. Manning received 993,045 fan votes, edging out Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (908, 099 votes) as the leader vote-getter.
Fan voting, which has now closed, counts as 33 percent of the total votes. Players votes and coaches votes make up the other two-thirds.
What do Kevin Kolb, Brandon Weeden, Charlie Batch, Nick Foles, and Ryan Lindley have in common? They are all signs that the apocalypse is coming. I kid, I kid. They have all sent me defeats in the 2012 NFL season. Just goes to show you that this game we call American Football is one wild and wacky creation. I have yet to start my Christmas shopping, so to avoid buying everyone...
DENVER -- Even with the Denver Broncos steamrolling into the playoffs behind his play, Peyton Manning can't bring himself to say he's all the way back from the neck injury that sidelined him during his final season in Indianapolis. Manning threw three touchdown passes, including two to Eric Decker, and the Broncos overwhelmed the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday for their...
Santa Claus is coming to town and he's got a sack full of great statistical storylines in the AFC West: Jamaal Charles is officially the most explosive RB in NFL history; Peyton Manning is your 2012 MVP. And, heck, even the Chargers won big.
The NFL regular season is coming to a close and I wanted to post who I think deserves to win some the awards this year in the NFL. I would love to hear your thoughts and see who you think should take home some of the NFL trophies for the 2012 season.
MVP: Peyton Manning – Denver Broncos
Tom Brady, Aaron Rogers, and Adrian Peterson are all quality candidates, but Manning proved...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Preparing to play Peyton Manning was challenging enough for the Cleveland Browns even before losing three more starters.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi, tight end Jordan Cameron and defensive back Tashaun Gipson will not travel to Denver to play the Broncos (11-3).
With playoff hopes dashed and a losing season assured, the Browns...
Enough of this end of the world nonsense.
Roll toothbrush – Throw The Flag
Johnny Manziel sits courtside for Heat-Mavs game; TNT discusses NCAA violations – Die Hard Sport
Eli Manning asked Peyton Manning for advice on playing the Ravens – Larry Brown Sports
Jerry Seinfeld Intends to Die Standing Up – NY Times
NSFW Burn em – The Chive
This Young Man Already...
Peyton Manning against starting safeties Eric Hagg and Usama Young. Brandon Weeden against a Broncos pass rush led by Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil. The Cleveland Browns are in Denver and altitude sickness is the prognosis.
This is your game day open thread for Week 16. Hopefully you’re with family and special holiday-sized bottles today.
DENVER -- Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes, including two to Eric Decker, and the Denver Broncos kept rolling by beating the Cleveland Browns 34-12 Sunday for their 10th consecutive victory. The Broncos (12-3) matched the second longest win streak in team history -- they also won 10 in a row in 1984. They can wrap up the No. 2 playoff seed and first-round bye that goes...
The Browns travel to Mile High face the Broncos, looking to finish their season strong and bounce back from their disappointing loss to the Redskins.
It’s Browns vs Broncos! Brandon Weeden vs Peyton Manning! Joe Banner vs John Elway?
Stick around for updates and commentary in the comments. Consider this your open thread.
The Colts parted ways with Peyton Manning in the offseason, then selected Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft and by going with Luck, the team has made it back to the playoffs.
Luck's 7-yard TD pass to Reggie Wayne with 4:08 remaining lifted Indianapolis over the Kansas City Chiefs, 20-13, and the Colts locked up a playoff spot.
Luck completed 17-of-35...