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After the Oakland Raiders victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, they will try to make it two in a row against AFC West rival Denver Broncos. That means preparing for soon to be Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
“He’s Peyton Manning; he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “There’s no way that we’re going to in any way say that he’s not the quarterback that he’s been. I’ve watched the tape. He’s still an outstanding quarterback. He’s operating that offense and I don’t really see much of a drop off from where he’s been before.”
Despite Allen’s praise, Manning has some vulnerabilities coming off neck surgery that cost him all of 2011. The 15 year veteran threw three interceptions in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons and looks to have lost some velocity on his passes. However, he is still one of the greatest at identifying defenses and finding open receivers. Oakland will also have to deal with the high altitude and f
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When the Broncos opened up the Peyton Manning era in the season opener vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 9th, Manning didn't turn the ball over a single time, and it was hard to find anything to criticize about Manning's debut with the 'Orange Crush', as he slowly dissected Pittsburgh's defense, going 19/26 for 253 yards and two touchdowns.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Never before in Peyton Manning's 15-year NFL career had so many passes missed their mark.
Half of his 52 throws ended up somewhere other than in the hands of the man he was throwing to during Denver's 31-25 loss to Houston last weekend.
And that doesn't count the one toss that...
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Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are talking about the Oakland Raiders now. No more home losses please. [DenverBroncos.com]
Apparently, Carson Palmer carries for Raiders fans as high of expectations as Manning does for Broncos fans. Talk about setting the bar low! [Denver Post]
Some believe Joe Mays plays the game the way it was meant to be played, but I...
Peyton Manning did not have the bounce in his step after a loss that many expected, but the season is still young and luckily the Broncos play in a division that is completely wide open.
Thank goodness because the Broncos cannot catch a cold these days if you threw it right at their faces. The defense, special teams and offense were abysmal albeit it was against arguably the two...
A lot of things look familiar when you watch Peyton Manning in the rarified air of Denver. He still jogs out of the tunnel as slowly as ever. His helmet still barely fits on his enormous melon. The press conference âgee shucks-ingâ sounds about the same. But there is a huge difference this year, and that is Peyton Manningâs win record, which is below .500.
John Elway was hoping his Broncos could get off to a great start this season, after all he went way out on a limb signing the quarterback he thought was going to dominate the game the way he did before falling to neck injuries. Some close to Elway have said, the Broncos executive vice president is wondering if he made the right move signing Peyton Manning.
So far in the three games...
HOUSTON (31) d DENVER (25)
The Headline: Texans hold on as Manning’s comeback falls just short
For the first three quarters it was all Houston as the Texans passing game lit up the Broncos defense while the Texans shut down Peyton Manning, limiting his offensive output to three field goals (complemented by a safety from the defense). Everything was clicking for the...
Last week: 9 (+1)
Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston, talk about being welcomed back to the NFL harshly for Peyton Manning. The Broncos stand at 1-2, but they rank 9th in points per play differential and they’ve been competitive in all 3 games despite a tough schedule. They should still be very tough to beat at home with their no huddle in the high altitude, despite a loss...
This guy is my man Juan…
You don’t need me to tell you to start Rodgers, Brees, or Brady…my mom could figure that out. Let’s look at some other matchups that could be favorable/unfavorable this week:
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Matt Ryan vs Panthers
Ryan has been on fire this season and has thrown 2 or more TDs in his last 4 games at home. He’s money this week.
There is something wrong with this picture: Patriots, Saints, Packers and Peyton Manning all at the bottom of their divisions. And things won't get better for either New Orleans or Green Bay, who meet Sunday at Lambeau Field.
But the weirdest line in the standings has to belong to New England.
Not since 2003 have the Patriots been below .500. That year, they lost their opener...
Last week: 29 (+8)
The Bengals, my original pick to go from out of the playoffs to 5 wins or fewer, are still in the running. I had them doing do because I thought they were the worst of the 12 playoff teams last season (other than Denver, who added Peyton Manning). Andy Dalton can move the ball well against crappy defenses like Cleveland and Washington, but he’s still...
Start Em’ QB – Peyton Manning DEN, Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF, Philip Rivers SD
I really like Peyton Manning’s matchup against the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders defense thus far has been shredded by opposing quarterbacks. Manning should continue this trend. Last season against New England, Fiztpatrick garnered over 676 yards passing yards and threw for 6 touchdown in 2 games. Fitzpatrick...
A week ago the idea of the Denver Broncos hosting the Oakland Raiders looked like a gimme. That has changed.The Raiders, led by new coach Dennis Allen put up their biggest win in quite some time last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers.And Carson Palmer looked going doing it. The question now is whether they can sustain it.The Broncos have fought back in both of their last two losses...
Step with me into the Way-Back Machine:There were many notable debuts when the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the New York Giants in Week 1 of the 2004 season: Terrell Owens played his first game in Eagles green (catching 3 TD passes) and Kurt Warner made his first appearance in blue, under new Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.Oh, and a much-ballyhooed rookie named Eli Manning stepped...
With a 31-25 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday, the Texans moved to 3-0 for the first time in their brief history. After taking a 20-point lead going into the 4th quarter, the Texans allowed 14 points, but managed to hang on to leave Denver with a six-point win. This game was also the first time the Texans have beaten Peyton Manning in his home stadium.