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Peyton Manning faced down his biggest fear and the frightfully bad New Orleans Saints defense with equal aplomb.
Despite banging his throwing thumb on a blitzer's helmet in the second quarter, Manning passed for 305 yards and three scores, led a pair of 90-plus-yard touchdown drives and easily outplayed Drew Brees to lead the Denver Broncos to a 34-14 rout of the Saints on Sunday night.
Manning faced relentless questions about his health coming into the season after missing all of last year with a nerve injury that required four neck surgeries. Now, it'll be questions about his thumb.
''As a quarterback, your biggest fear is hitting your hand on the helmet of a defensive lineman,'' Manning said. ''It's mostly the nail. Might be sore tomorrow. But I'm probably a little bit lucky.''
Manning surpassed the 300-yard mark for the fifth straight time to match his personal best and set a franchise record for the Broncos (4-3), who took sol...
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The Denver Broncos are relieved Peyton Manning wasn't seriously injured on a hard hit by New Orleans Saints defensive end Martez Wilson.
The Broncos are expected to have the NFL look at the play from Sunday night's game in which Manning banged his right thumb on Wilson's helmet just before the crown of that helmet hit the quarterback in the chin.
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Drew Brees came to Denver and surpassed John Elway. He was no match for Peyton Manning.
Brees welcomed back New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt from his bounty banishment by extending his NFL record to 50 straight games with a touchdown toss, the 300th of his career. He added another just before the 2-minute warning that surpassed Elway for sixth on the career list.
About half the season is already over in the NFL and now is a good point to sort of reflect on the season.To take a look at some teams that are in good shape, and some that aren't in good shape. Right now, I want to focus on the Denver Broncos and talk about them for a little bit.The Broncos are one of the teams that are looking really good, and should continue to look even better...
When Peyton Manning left Indianapolis, that was it, that was all. Not just for the Colts, but also for the fabric and definition of Indiana sports in general. You attach your identity to certain historical sports greats, legends and memories. All of Indiana's -- not just Manning -- were fading or gone.
Indiana sports were basically in shambles, living on memories. That was way...
The dinged-up thumb. The New Orleans defense.
Neither came close to slowing down Peyton Manning on Sunday night.
Despite banging his throwing thumb on an opponent's helmet in the second quarter, Manning passed for 305 yards and three scores, led a pair of 90-plus-yard touchdown drives and easily outplayed Drew Brees to lead the Denver Broncos to a 34-14 victory over the Saints...
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I was originally going to lead off with talking about Stafford and his breakout performance for the year as he’s been letting many of the people who drafted him down so far. He did indeed look like the Stafford of old today, which means he still can’t run faster than Peyton Manning and he still [...]
Like the weather conditions outside in the Philadelphia region, that game was a mess.
The Falcons will not be handed their first defeat of the season by the Eagles as Philadelphia fell to Atlanta at the Linc 30-17.
A disgusted home crowd did not wait around to watch the full extent of the damage, with the stadium less than halfway full for much of the second half of the game.
With 10 teams in the league halfway through their 2012 schedule, and 21 of the 22 remaining teams (with the exception of San Francisco) hitting the midway point this weekend, now is a good time to take a look at the statistics some individual players are amassing. PASSINGIn 2011, not just one, but two quarterbacks surpassed Dan Marino’s hallowed record for passing yards...
Both these teams are playing for a chance at a wild card slot because the only way they catch the Texans is if Houston starts giving up.The Colts delivered a haymaker that knocked Tennessee down but not out after winning the game in overtime.The Colts are over .500 and Andrew Luck has one more win in his rookie campaign than Peyton Manning had in his. The Titans had their third...
What we saw Sunday was quite possibly the worst offensive performance of the Drew Brees era. The unit looked out of synch all game and hurt themselves by not making plays that were there to make. Protection was actually decent, as they did a good job limiting Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil for the most part. But every time a play was there to be made, a critical drop, a poor play...
The quarterback position is an important one because they are seen as the team's leadership on the field, and when teams fail to win the quarterback is usually the first position that is blamed and changed. Therefore it is important for a starting quarterback to always do their best and win football games.Week 8 was an interesting one in the NFL for the quarterback position because...