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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 (5-9) will try to halt Denver's nine-game winning streak. Going in with a depleted defense isn't the best way.
"It's definitely not what you hope for, but it seems like it's been that way all year," linebacker D'Qwell Jackson. "We lost Chris (Gocong) and Scott (Fujita) early and stuff piles up. Some of these young guys have played here and there and now they will get a full test. We believe in them."
But how much faith is reasonable against the top-rated quarterback in the AFC this year. The big year has brought Manning's career totals to 152 wins, 430 touchd...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Broncos are a playoff team fighting for the number one seed in the conference. The Browns are a 5-10 team several pieces short of contention. These were the facts going into the game, and they certainly haven’t changed.
Peyton Manning picked the Browns defense apart with his usual precision. He finished with 339 yards and three touchdowns. He picked on Sheldon Brown early...
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has received the most Pro Bowl votes from fans on NFL.com, the league announced Thursday. Manning, who has 31 touchdown passes and has thrown for 4,016 yards for the AFC West champions, collected 993,045 votes. Fan balloting ended Dec. 17. Players and coaches, who will combine with fan voting to determine the Pro Bowl teams, will cast ballots...
The Vegas oddsmakers have spoken and a 49ers-Patriots Super Bowl seems to be the most likely scenario for XLVII.
Last week: 26 (+0)
Net points per drive: -0.11 (20th)
DVOA: -12.4% (25th)
Weighted DVOA: -5.5% (19th)
That 17 point loss to the Redskins was actually the first time this season the Browns had been blown out. Their previous biggest loss was 14 and their biggest win (23) is still bigger than their biggest loss. Even that 14 point loss wasn’t as bad as the final score...
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...
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...
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 (AP) -- First, quarterback Brandon Weeden was hurt. Then, running back Trent Richardson left the game as well.
Two injuries in the second half of a 34-12 loss to Denver on Sunday turned another long afternoon into something much worse for the Cleveland Browns.
Their two rookies -- the backbone of this franchise's future -- went out, Weeden with an injury to his right...
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...
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...
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.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer The best spies in the NFL these days aren't behind enemy lines but on the quarterback's own side of the ball.
Every game, two of his interior offensive linemen are miked up for network TV, bringing the sounds of the game to millions of viewers - and future opponents - who hear the quarterback'...