Found May 17, 2012 on Oregon Sports News:
Recent history has shown successful NFL teams have two things in common: a quarterback that refuses to turn the ball over and a defense that forces turnovers.  The past Super Bowl champion quarterbacks have featured Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Peyton Manning, all future Hall of Famers.  The Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans and New York Jets have been successful lately, even with a lack of quarterback star power, because of the tenacious, blue-collar defense that has become customary in the locker rooms. The Seattle Seahawks proved last year its defense is solid, allowing 19.7 points per game and just over 320 yards per game, good for seventh and ninth best, respectively, in the NFL.  The offense hampered the team, however, and the Hawks placed 28th in yards per game and 22nd in passing yards per game.  Aside from Marshawn Lynch, who ran for 12 touchdowns by himself, the team’s offense was virtually non-existent.  Tarvaris Jackson is not...

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1998 Peyton Manning vs. 2012 Andrew Luck, Part 3

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Coming To Grips With Your Declining Athletic Prowess

One of the trademarks of this here average at best blog is that I tend to wait a few days and then attack a story that has already been beaten to a bloody pulp. That kind of quality “journalism” is never going to stop which is why I would like to spend today talking about Peyton Manning being traded to Denver. Just kidding, of course, let’s go back to that story about the Naptown...

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