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Building on what has been a common NFL theme for more than a decade, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning mastered the art of quarterbacking on Sunday, leading their respective teams to victory in impressive fashion. Now, there should be little doubt about which two teams will make the strongest push for the AFC's No. 2 seed, which carries a significant postseason advantage.
Shortly after Brady finished torching the Rams for 304 yards and four touchdowns on Sunday, Manning flexed his muscle, tossing for 305 yards and three scores against the disappointing Saints. The two veterans essentially traded blows without even gracing the same
field, and it's looking more and more like the Football Gods aren't quite ready
to move on from the classic Brady-Manning rivalry -- even if Manning now
dons a different uniform. And while both New England and Denver should feel good about how Sunday
played out, Patriots fans need to take notice of Manning's
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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.
Although no flag was...
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were big winners in Week 8, crushing the Saints and jumping to No. 2 in our Quality Stats Power Rankings
If the Broncos and Colts play in the playoffs, line backer Dwight Freeney admitted he would like to hit Peyton Manning (Credit: AP Photo)
Since being drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in 2002, all line backer Dwight Freeney has known is Peyton Manning at quarterback. For the first time in his career, Freeney’s team is being led by a player not named Peyton Manning.
Hero: Andrew LuckColts fans have to be happy with Luck. How often does a franchise luck into drafting back-to-back Hall-of-Fame-caliber guys?There was Montana and Young and maybe now Manning and Luck.Indianapolis knew they were getting a guy who would transition into the NFL well, but there was no indication he would be this good so soon. It wasn’t an exceptional game: 26 of 38...
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney told Dave Dameshek of NFL.com that he would love to hit Peyton Manning now that he’s no longer on his team.
“Peyton obviously is the staple of Indianapolis and this organization for years,” Freeney said. “I went after him in practice year in and year out and never got a chance to hit him. So yeah, I would love to hit him.”
New England QB Tom Brady has been steady this season but didn't have many spectacular performances until Sunday against the Rams. Brady torched St. Louis in London for 304 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-35 passing.Fantasy Spin:Brady will head into New England's bye week with 16 passing scores in eight games.
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 [...]
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in the NFL's annual regular-season game in London.
The Rams looked ready to put up a fight when Sam Bradford hit Chris Givens with a 50-yard touchdown pass on the first drive of the game. But that was about all the offense St. Louis could muster...
Who will represent the AFC in Superbowl XLVIII?
Will a real AFC football team please stand up… I understand Halloween is around the corner and everyone is trying to changeup their identity, but after the first seven weeks of the NFL season, it feels like every team from the American Football Conference has been celebrating Halloween earlier than scheduled. From the 16 teams that...
Denver Broncos News
The Denver Broncos waxed the New Orleans Saints, finally topping an offense that spreads teams out. This Broncos defense is really starting to come into its own. [DenverBroncos.com]
During the rout, the Broncos as a whole showed poise and discipline, turning in their second complete game of the season thus far. [BroncoTalk.net & SI.com]
If the Rams fans weren't constantly wishing that Brady got injured, it'd be easy to feel bad for them. At first they blame the refs, but after awhile they just indulge in the booze. This was a good beatdown of an inferior team, maybe the first complete game we've seen from the Patriots all year. The Rams were also ticked off that the Patriots were running up the score...
The San Diego Chargers come to the North Coast having had a bye week to buffer an embarrassing Monday nighter against the Broncos in which they lost a 24-0 halftime lead. It was the second straight fourth-quarter collapse for the Chargers (3-3), who’ve been torn apart by the three good quarterbacks they’ve faced (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Matt Ryan), with their three wins...
The New England Patriots and St Louis Rams went overseas for the 2012 NFL International Series Game at Wembley Stadium in London. The English hadn’t seen such a forceful offensive onslaught since the Patriots whipped the Tampa Buccaneers in their last London appearance, 35-7 in 2009.
When Tom Brady and company were done with the Rams there was no doubt in anyone’s mind...
Four possessions, four touchdowns for the Patriots in the first half. New England leads St. Louis 28-7 at the break in London. Shane Vereen scored on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line to give the Pats a 14-7 lead. With 6:51 left in the second quarter, Tom Brady found Rob Gronkowski for a 7-yard touchdown. Gronk celebrated London style, by imitating a British Royal Guard march...
Three big special teams plays help the Dolphins bury the Jets in New York. In international news, Tom Brady neuters the the Rams over in London.