Posted November 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass, found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain. Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer in the fourth quarter or overtime. Fast forward 15 years to another November day in Cincinnati. Elway runs the team from the front office and the quarterback he brought to Denver, Peyton Manning, directs a five-play, 80-yard drive that gives the Broncos the lead in the fourth quarter. It's his 48th game-winning drive. Manning now holds the NFL record in a category Elway once defined. ''He thrives on it,'' Broncos coach John Fox said. ''I think most competitors do. They want the ball in their hands.'' He could have been speaking about Elway. In this case, he was speaking about Manning. The quarterback's latest escape act, which included four completions, inclu...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Manning sets record, Broncos beat Bengals 31-23

Peyton Manning had no trouble clearing those two interceptions out of his head and leading a fourth-quarter comeback. ''I've been there before,'' the four-time MVP said. And no one's ever been better at it. Manning threw for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying the Denver Broncos to a 31-23 victory that left him 8-0 against the Cincinnati...

Manning tosses 3 TDs in latest win

Peyton Manning overcame a pair of interceptions by throwing three touchdown passes Sunday, rallying Denver to a 31-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Trindon Holliday also returned a kickoff a Broncos-record 105 yards for a touchdown. Manning improved to 8-0 career against Cincinnati (3-5), which has lost four in a row for the first time in two years. This win didn't come...

Want more evidence of Peyton Manning’s superior intellect...

Want more evidence of Peyton Manning’s superior intellect and business acumen hidden beneath that awe-shucks hillbilly exterior? @darrenrovell:  A week before Colorado legalizes marijuana, Manning acquires 21 Papa John’s franchises in the state. Guy can do no wrong.

Peyton Manning, Brandon Weeden, Andrew Luck: Injury Updates Week 9

The fantasy season is nearing its postseason. The weeks are winding down; the injuries are piling up. You need to stay ahead of everything in order...

NFL Rumors: Is Peyton Manning 2012 NFL MVP At Denver Broncos Midseason?

Peyton Manning has won four NFL MVP awards. The Denver Broncos quarterback is no stranger to what it takes to win the NFL MVP. In fact, although he did not play a single snap during the 2011 NFL season, which turned out to be his final one with the Indianapolis Colts, many felt as if Manning still deserved a few votes for MVP as it proved just how important he was to his team and...

The Broncos will win the AFC West, but not the Super Bowl

It may be too soon to put Super Bowl expectations on the Denver Broncos, but the only reason Peyton Manning came back was to win a Super Bowl. Manning chose the Broncos and his decision has proven to be a good one, especially with the remaining teams they have to face. When you look at the remaining schedule for the Broncos in 2012, they face chump teams with the exception of the...

State of the Hogs: Hiring Coaches

Will the Arkansas economy improve with the next Arkansas football coach hire? That might sound crazy, but Peyton Manning has apparently helped the economy in Denver.

Broncos 31, Bengals 23

CINCINNATI -- Peyton Manning came back from throwing a pair of interceptions in the third quarter to rally the Denver Broncos to a 31-23 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Manning, named the AFC Player of the Month for October, threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Joel Dreessen with 11:47 left in the fourth quarter for a go-ahead...

NFL Week 10 Picks

LAST WEEK: 9-4 SEASON: 85-46 (65%) Def. The Colts lost to the Jags already, but this seems like a much better team now. This is a game they need to win to be in the playoff hunt. Def. Eli Manning has had a really rough stretch, but the Bengals secondary is just what he needs to rebound. Expect some big numbers coming from this offense. ...

Andrew Luck breaks rookie passing record

In the 2011 season opener, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for 422 yards, surpassing Peyton Manning's rookie single-game passing record. One year later, Manning's successor in Indianapolis has outdone them both. In the Colts' 23-20 win over the Dolphins on Sunday, Andrew Luck completed 30-of-48 passes for 433 yards and two touchdowns, as he enters the NFL record...
Broncos News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.