Found December 24, 2012 on
Pro Sports Daily:
New Orleans Saints
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 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 with it with a win at home over Kansas City in a regular-season finale next Sunday. Denver also could move up to the top seed with a win in the finale and a Texas loss. "I know you don't believe me when I say this, I'm still learning about myself physically and what I can do," said Manning, who joined Denver as free agent after a grueling rehab and his departure from Indianapolis, ...
BEST OF MAXIM
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer From Peyton Manning overcoming four neck surgeries to Adrian Peterson's rebound from a shredded knee to Chuck Pagano's fight with leukemia, this has been the Year of the Comeback in the NFL.
A season besmirched by tragedies, replacement officials and a bounty scandal also will go down as one in which...
Week 17 Power Rankings Denver(12-3)-Denver ends the year as the NFL’s hottest team. Manning shouldn’t see the inside of the huddle next week as the Broncos face Kansas City.(Last week:1)Green Bay(11-4)-Green Bay ends their season well after a slow start. It will be interesting to see if the starters play against their rival Vikings next week.(Last week:2)New England(12-4...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Though two of his star players got hurt, Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended playing his regulars late in a blowout loss in Denver.
Shurmur said he was just trying to win when prized rookies Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden were injured in the second half of the 34-12 loss.
''What do we do, just stop playing?'' Shurmur said Monday. ''So you just run the...
The New York Football Giants look like they once again forgot that nothing is handed to you, especially in the NFL! This time it looks to be too late, needing a win against Philly, a Cowboy loss to Wash, Green Bay to beat Minnesota, and the Bears to fall to a Lions team that cannot get out of it’s own way, just to make the playoffs. It was just last season where they were...
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.
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...