Found October 05, 2012 on Football Nation:
A rivalry is about to be renewed in the NFL as Tom Brady faces Peyton Manning for the first time as the signal caller for the Denver Broncos. It's always difficult to make bold predictions when these two first ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks meet, but let's take a look at three big, bad bold predictions for the Sunday afternoon match up at Gillette Stadium.Bold Prediction #1 – It's Going to be a Shoot Out!Both Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will air the ball out early and often in this game, as both quarterbacks try and show that they have the dominate aerial attack. Brady has new receiver Brandon Lloyd to bolster the Patriots passing game and Manning has shown chemistry with his stable of receivers with Eric Decker and Demariyus Thomas.Look for both offenses to challenge the opponent with long passes, but one real factor will be who can balance things out with a solid rushing attack as well. The key will be who can open up a lead early in the game and attempt to keep the...

Brady explains his love for football

As he discussed the Patriots' upcoming game against the Colts, Tom Brady was colorfully eloquent when expressing his love for the great game of football.

Against the spread: NFL predictions for week 5

My NFL predictions for week 5 include rivalry games and upsets. The week began Thursday night with the St. Louis Rams for knocking the Arizona Cardinals out of the ranks of the undefeated. Now is the time when we will begin to really see which teams are contenders…and which are pretenders. The tone has been set…these teams are who we thought they were…to quote former Arizona...

Tom Brady Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Ties Peyton Manning's Record Mark

Tom Brady was Tom Brady on Sunday. That's enough to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Brady's big performance against the Bills on Sunday netted him the honor for the 21st time, which ties Peyton Manning's mark for the most Player of the Week awards earned by a player since the accolade was instituted in 1984. Brady was in vintage form while dominating Buffalo...

Outsiders Perspective: New England Patriots

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning meet on the field for the 13th time Sunday in Foxboro. We all know this weekend is about Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning, no matter what each quarterback tells you. But for one second, let’s indulge their insistent “it’s Patriots vs. Broncos” remarks and look at how the Patriots vs. Broncos fare in the eyes of Football Outsiders‘ smarter stats...

Devin McCourty Using Tom Brady to Prepare for Peyton Manning, Knows Patriots Must Outcompete Him in Practice

Foxboro, Mass. -- The competition between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady is a longstanding rivalry. Devin McCourty knows all about it, and that's why he's using the Patriots' quarterback to prepare for Manning's visit to Gillette Stadium this weekend. McCourty has faced Manning once before, during his rookie season in 2010, and even picked off the former Colts quarterback...

Vince Wilfork Believes Peyton Manning is in League With Tom Brady and Phillip Rivers as Most Competitive Quarterbacks (Video)

Peyton Manning has been known as a hard worker his entire NFL career, and Vince Wilfork understands how much work the four-time MVP puts in. Just like his own quarterback, Tom Brady. That's why Wilfork and the Patriots' defense are studying up as much as ever this week, as they prepare for Manning and the Broncos to visit Gillette Stadium on Sunday. "Once again it'...

CLNS Social Media Alert: Week 5 Broncos at Patriots

  With the big matchup between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady at hand, Patriots writers will keep you covered throughout the entire game on Twitter with key highlights and any important news. Be sure to follow us on there @CLNSPatriots. Also be sure to call into Crunchtime with MacAttack on Sunday morning 10/7 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. [...]

Denver Broncos: Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#9)

Last week: 9 (+0) Record 2-2 See, Peyton Manning wasn’t done. He just needed to face the Raiders. After 3 less than stellar performances in his first 3 games against tough defenses (Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston), Manning exploded for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns on 30 of 38 passing against the Raiders’ lowly defense. He’s not the player he once was, but he’s still pretty good...

Battle of the Old Heads:Broncos vs Patriots Preview

When Denver travels to New England this Sunday, will it be a match up between the Broncos and Patriots or a battle of Brady and Manning?  Well it's both in a big early season game for both teams.  They both sit at 2 - 2 and believe me, neither quarterback wants to fall under .500 and fall back in their respective divisions.  But let's get real!  The intrigue of this game...

Tom Brady and Gisele Suffer a Heart-Breaking Loss

Sad news in advance of the New England Patriots' highly anticipated show-down against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos this weekend, Tom Brady and his family suffered a big loss this week: Gisele's 15-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Vida.  Gisele Bundchen posted this message on Facebook to her fans: "Let’s never take for granted the unconditional love that...

Fantasy Football Week 5 Start em, Sit em Lineup Advice

Sorry for the absence the last few weeks. The combination of touring (yes, I’m in a couple of bands, The Twin Cats and Cosby Sweater) and moving sort of got the best of me. So let’s get right to it. Here are some players you will definitely start, and some others you will definitely want to sit, for Week 5 of the fantasy football season. Suddenly, BenJarvus Green-Ellis has fumblitis...

Game Preview: Patriots vs. Broncos

After staring at a possible 1-3 record early in the second half against the Buffalo Bills last week, the New England Patriots put up 45 points in the 2nd half to improve their record to 2-2. The team is starting to get healthy by the day, especially with the news that tight end Aaron Hernandez returned to practice this week. This week’s game will be trickier than last week...

Pat Fitzgerald is not intimidated by Bill O'Brien's Patriots past.

Northwestern heads to once-Happy Valley to face Penn State on the road this Saturday. The game will see the first meeting between Wildcat head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and new Nittany Lion HC Bill O'Brien, who was formally offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. Fitzgerald doesn't seem too intimidated by O'Brien's NFL experience, though.  ....
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