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They were frustrated a year ago when Tim Tebow didn't target them very often - and often missed his targets when he did.
Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas have flourished with Peyton Manning under center, combining for 179 catches, 2,498 yards and 23 touchdowns this season.
They're two of the biggest reasons the Broncos (13-3) haven't lost in three months and will take an 11-game winning streak into their AFC divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens (11-6) on Saturday.
Having Manning around can do wonders for young receivers, but only if they work hard and stay healthy, the two ingredients that allowed this pair of third-year pros to put aside a history of injuries and have bust-out seasons.
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Saturday morning, NFL Network will air a feature on quarterback Peyton Manning‘s road to recovery. Below is a preview of the piece:
Most of the footage in the feature has never been seen by the general public. The complete story will air at 10 a.m. MT on the league’s network.
In the latest edition of “Football Nation Today,” Alex talks about the latest news around the world of the NFL:1st Down: Alex briefly talks about the top storylines from last weekend’s wild card games, including how shocked he is that so many national football pundits are letting Mike Shanahan off the hook for his handling of Robert Griffin III last Sunday. Shanahan was negligent...
File this one under creepy. A man in the Denver area is selling panties on Craigslist. According to his listing, they once belonged to his girlfriend, and she had Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas sign them. The listing also refers to them as “stripper panties,” which begs the question is if Thomas signed them while she was wearing them? Pretty impressive if he did...
Adrian Peterson, Peyton Manning and J.J. Watt lead the 2012 NFL All-Pro Team. Frankly, I’m still stunned that Paterson and Manning both came back better than ever this season.
Spotted on the sideline after Trindon Holliday’s 90-yard punt return to open scoring. We know Peyton as a regularly immobile throwbot with an android, but look at that vert! Anyway, Baltimore is gonna have a hard enough time keeping Peyton from killing them. Big plays from others ain’t helping matters much.
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The 2012 NFL season is now down to just 8 remaining teams, all whom are vying for a spot in their conference’s championship game. But for that to happen they must beat their opponent in the NFL Divisional Round this Saturday and Sunday.
The Denver Broncos will host the Baltimore Ravens this afternoon in what will be the coldest of any of the playoff games played this weekend. Temperatures could be in the single digits by the end of the game and there is a 30% chance of snow to be flying. This game marks Peyton Manning’s return to the playoffs after sitting out the 2011 season while dealing with a neck injury....
When Peyton Manning trots onto the field for his first playoff game as quarterback of the Denver Broncos, he’ll have a legion of fans cheering him on at Mile High Stadium in Denver. He’ll also have a huge fan base … Continue reading →The post Rocky Mountain Colts fans: “Go horse!” appeared first on Pigskin 'N Pearls.
Sometime after the season is over, Peyton Manning will sit down with Ray Lewis and congratulate him on a job well done.
During Lewis' 17-year career, he redefined his position and cemented himself as one of the most fearsome players in the game.
What Manning hopes to avoid is congratulating Lewis on winning a second Super Bowl.
In what could be the last game for Baltimore...
The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs will pit the #4 seed Baltimore Ravens against the #1 seed Denver Broncos and the #3 seed Houston Texans against the #2 seed New England Patriots. Are we on target for another Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady AFC Championship Game? If the Broncos and Patriots meet for the [...]The post Another Peyton Manning v. Tom Brady AFC Championship Game...
Every single football fan without a 410 or 713 area code seems to want Brady vs. Manning next weekend, but Im not quite ready to etch CBSs dream AFC championship game in stone. Im on an island this week, and this island is littered with crab cakes, Jim Palmer stories and Barry Levinson movie references.
This island may have some destiny on it, too.
Yes, I like the Ravens to upset...
The Ravens and Broncos will feature a bit of a chess match between Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis, two of the biggest names in the game. The night game, Green Bay at San Francisco, features quarterbacks with two very different levels of experience.
Considered by many to be the best weekend of pro football during the year, the Divisional Playoff Round is here for the 2012-13 NFL season. While teams such as Green Bay and Houston look to continue their playoff run, the top-seeded teams in each conference are just getting into postseason action for the first time.New England plays in its first playoff game since losing to the...
The Race for Steak continues. Only 7 games to go…
1. Rob Celletti (138-115-7)
2. Chris Gross (131-122-7)
3. Mike Donnelly (132-123-5)
4. Chris Celletti (127-127-6)
5. Joe Caporoso (117-136-7)
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Denver (-9.5) over Baltimore - The best team in football over the past two months is well-rested, well-rounded and led by likely NFL MVP...