Found August 10, 2012 on
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Just as quickly as Peyton Manning took the field in his first game as the Broncos new hope, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews may have squashed that very same promise with one play on Thursday night.
After a long summer of optimism and expectations surrounding the Chargers, a team that is notorious for hiccuping early in the season, Matthews received his first meaningful handoff of the year, gained five-yards, and then broke his clavicle.
1733 miles away, Manning on the other hand was as cool as ever. His arm looked fine, and even though he completed just one drive on the night resulting in an interception, the Broncos offensive line bought him enough time to quickly acquaint himself with wide receiver Eric Decker -even if it was only briefly.
Week 1 down, and already lots for Norv Turner and John Fox to think over.
Aside from the two major headlines, plenty else went on. Jay Cutler failed to start for the Bears, instead allowing for backup Josh McCown to throw for 56-...
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Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning throws before the Broncos' 2012 preseason opener against the Chicago Bears. The Broncos routed the Bears 31-3 in Manning's Broncos debut. (Andrew Mason/MaxDenver.com)
The hit everyone was waiting for never happened. Left tackle Ryan Clady would rather be penalized than see Peyton Manning get zinged during the Denver Broncos‘ first preseason...
The 10-snap cameo appearance that Peyton Manning made in his return to the field on Thursday night demonstrated that the four-time Most Valuable Player hasn't lost his sense of timing or his feel on short and intermediate routes. But it did show that the Denver wide receivers still have some work to do in matching Manning's nonpareil precision, even after a summer of working...
In his Broncos debut, quarterback Peyton Manning completed four of seven passes for 44 yards and an interception.Fantasy Spin:Manning's interception wasn't really his fault as the ball fell through his receiver's hands before Chicago safety Major Wright reeled it in on the deflection. Don't expect Manning to get too many reps during Denver's exhibition slate as...
Baby steps, not giant leaps. That's how Peyton Manning is marking his comeback. So, he was glad to get his first game in 19 months out of the way and use it as a building block.
Manning was uneven in Denver's exhibition opener at Chicago on Thursday night even though he didn't have to contend with Julius Peppers or Brian Urlacher and had plenty of time to throw.
I think John Elway is subliminally saying that Manning isn’t better than him until he gets two more rings. I see you John you aren’t fooling me.
Trying to motivate the older Manning.
In Elway’s opinion, if Manning were to close out his career by winning two Super Bowls as the Broncos’ quarterback — the same way Elway closed out his own Hall of Fame career — that would...
If you are out of market like me, then you will definitely want to watch the 8-9 new videos the Denver Broncos put up last night. [DenverBroncos.com]
Mike Klis from the Denver Post also wrote up a nice recap of the game (aren’t they all nice when the final score is 31-3?), which included a few quotes from Peyton Manning, Brandon Stokley, and Eric Decker. [Denver Post]
The Oakland Raiders are going to face many tough tasks over the course of the 2012 season. Among those include executing new offensive and defensive schemes from rookie head coach Dennis Allen, and a tough three game stretch from weeks 10-12 where they will face three playoff teams from 2011 (at Baltimore, New Orleans and at Cincinnati).
However, the biggest home game of the 2012...
The AFC West is a division replete with intrigue, storylines, grandiose expectations and passion. I had to include the Raiders in that tag somehow, didn't I?
In all seriousness, the AFC West race figures to be hotly-contested battle with all four teams in the mix. Of course, the arrival of Peyton Manning in Denver has everyone ready to "Crown them," as Dennis Green...
No team is without its flaw. Join us as we take a look at the fatal flaw that might cost 5 contenders a shot at Super Bowl glory.
New York Giants: Questionable Running Game
The Giants ranked 32nd (last in the league) in run production last season. Part of that was due to Pro Bowler Amhad Bradshaw’s foot injury, which caused him to miss four games. Their passing game actually improved...