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A Peyton Manning versus Tony Romo Super Bowl? It could happen. (Photos: Every year a handful of teams in the NFL surprise and a handful of teams disappoint. For instance, the 2012 Washington Redskins. Picked by most to finish in the NFC East cellar, the Redskins rode Robert Griffin the III all the way to a division title. Publications usually do a pretty bad job of picking who the surprise teams will be. That’s why they are surprise teams. They also do a really poor job of selecting a disappointment or two. So, don’t laugh when you look at the picks below. Yes, I have Atlanta missing the playoffs. The Falcons are talented enough to win the Super Bowl, but are unlucky enough to have to play both other NFC powers — San Francisco and Green Bay — during the regular season. Plus, the Falcons take on New England. They begin the season at New Orleans, who will be welcoming head coach Sean Peyton back into the mix, and finish with one of the hardest December four game stretches you’ll ever see: at Green Bay, Washington, at San Francisco, Carolina. So, who benefits from the Falcons demise? Carolina. The Panthers play some tough teams too, with New England, Seattle and the New York Giants on the schedule, but all three are at home. If Cam Newton is ever going to win games for Carolina on a regular basis, isn’t this the year he has to prove it? And once again, I’m going with the Dallas Cowboys to win the NFC East. Dallas has the most talented team in the division and has a schedule that I feel is way more manageable than past seasons. On the AFC side, I think every contender has a lot of questions. The NFC is a lot deeper this year. When it comes to blindly picking a winner from a group full of question marks, always pick Peyton Manning. He’s proven throughout his career that his team is going to be in position for a shot at a Super Bowl championship and with Wes Welker in the fold, I see it happening again. Below are all my season predictions, followed by by playoff picks: X-denotes wildcard team AFC EAST RECORD NFC EAST RECORD New England Patriots 10-6 Dallas Cowboys 11-5 Miami Dolphins 8-8 New York Giants 9-7 New York Jets 5-11 Washington Redskins 8-8 Buffalo Bills 5-11 Philadelphia Eagles 7-9 AFC NORTH RECORD NFC NORTH RECORD Pittsburgh Steelers 10-6 Green Bay Packers 11-5 Baltimore Ravens-X 9-7 Chicago Bears 9-7 Cincinnati Bengals 9-7 Detroit Lions 8-8 Cleveland Browns 4-12 Minnesota Vikings 6-10   AFC SOUTH  RECORD   NFC SOUTH  RECORD    Houston Texans  11-5    New Orleans Saints  10-6   Indianapolis Colts-X  10-6    Carolina Panthers-X  9-7   Tennessee Titans  6-10   Atlanta Falcons  8-8   Jacksonville Jaguars  5-11    Tampa Bay Buccaneers  6-10   AFC WEST  RECORD   NFC WEST  RECORD   Denver Broncos  12-4    San Francisco 49ers  11-5   San Diego Chargers  8-8    Seattle Seahawks-X  10-6   Kansas City Chiefs  6-10    St. Louis Rams  5-11   Oakland Raiders  5-11   Arizona Cardinals  5-11 AFC Championship: Broncos over Patriots NFC Championship: Cowboys over Saints Super Bowl: Cowboys over Broncos

Peyton Manning was a monster for the Record Books in 2013 debut

Welcome to the 2013 season, folks. The Broncos put it to the Ravens in the season opener on Thursday Night Football (or Sunday Night Football on Thursday Night or whatever it was called).  I’ve already gone into some detail on some shining performances from the likes of Julius Thomas and other under-the-radar players. But, this […]The post Peyton Manning was a monster for the...

Peyton Manning Ties NFL Record With Seven TD Passes in Single Game (Video)

If you were sleep, or under a rock, you missed quite an opening night to the NFL season. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos opened their regular season with a rematch of the their AFC Divisional loss to the Baltimore Ravens. From the outset of the ballgame, it seemed as if Peyton Manning was trying to make up for his late game interception during the Broncos playoff loss to the...

Manning throws NFL record 7 TDs as Broncos rout Ravens

Peyton Manning won the Poster War. Manning was hanging in banner form back turned to his enemy pictured in the classic quarterback pose a glove missing from his right passing hand. The other poster controversially hanging outside the stadium that Denver-area taxpayers and Broncos owner Pat Bowlen built was Joe Flacco. He represented the bane of what Denver fans wish for. After...

Fantasy revelations: Manning ties TD record in Broncos' win

Here are four fantasy revelations from the Broncos' 49-27 thumping of the Ravens on Thursday, which included an NFL-record-tying performance from Peyton Manning. 1. Even in hindsight, it's hard to feel guilty about Manning's No. 8 ranking for the week Of his nine previous season openers, Manning (462 yards passing, seven TDs vs. Baltimore) had thrown for 2,529 yards...

Peyton Manning puts up video game numbers as Broncos defeat Ravens

You know when you are playing Madden and you are unstoppable, well last night Peyton Manning has that feeling. At least in the second half. Believe it or not the Denver Broncos were actually losing at halftime 17-14. If you stopped watching the game after the first quarter when you saw the miscommunication between Peyton Manning and the Broncos wide outs, you would be stunned when...

Manning joins rare company in Thursday night opener

Broncos fans have to be encouraged by the performance of Peyton Manning and the Denver offense, particularly in the second half of the opener Thursday night. Manning joined rare company in having thrown for seven touchdowns in a game – only five others have accomplished that feat. Manning had closed in on the mark twice previously, tossing six TDs against Detroit in 2004 and against...

5 QBs with Something to Prove in Week 1

After Peyton Manning set the football world on fire with his seven-touchdown performance on Thursday night, the NFL season is now in full swing as Sunday will present the first slate of games for the 2013 season. While it’s unlikely that Manning’s performance against Baltimore on Thursday night will be duplicated this week, there are [...]

Columbus Dispatch mixes up John Elway and Peyton Manning

The editor at the Columbus Dispatch obviously was asleep at the wheel when they were going through this article talking about the Denver Broncos-Baltimore Ravens game.  The title of the article said “Elway Throws For Seven Touchdown passes” and the first two words of the article are “Peyton Manning.”  Then the next paragraph starts with “Elway” and the following one...

The Tony Romo Dr. Pepper Display, Tennessee State Bug & Back To School

Do you see random sh$% while driving to work and think it needs to be seen by the masses?  We want your WTF…

Broncos will try three-headed RB

The Broncos have three tailbacks competing for playing time. The winner may be the one who best protects Peyton Manning.

Wes Welker is Probable

Peyton Manning's new weapon, Wes Welker, is listed as probable for Thursday night's season opener.Fantasy Spin:Welker has been dealing an ankle sprain, but he was always expected to be ready for Week 1 after avoided the dreaded high-ankle sprain.

Ravens’ Jacoby Jones out 4-6 weeks with sprained MCL

Despite getting blown out by Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, the Baltimore Ravens suffered a lot more than a 47-29 loss. Ravens’ star player and Super Bowl XLVII “hero” Jacoby Jones suffered an apparent MCL sprain after accidentally colliding with teammate Brynden Trawick while trying to catch a punt early in the second quarter. BREAKING: @CliftonBrownCSN confirms Ravens...

Giants-Cowboys Preview

The New York Giants are looking to rebound from a disappointing 2012 that saw them miss the playoffs. Three straight such years - and a big contract extension for Tony Romo - have the Dallas Cowboys feeling increasing pressure to return to the postseason. If either of these archrivals are lacking that sense of urgency to start the season, the sight of each other should provide...

NFC East Preview

The NFC East is filled with question marks. Just one team made the playoffs from the division last year, the Washington Redskins, who recovered from a 3-6 start to win the division. It really is anyone’s guess as to who the…Read more →
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