Found October 28, 2012 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
The Saints and Broncos both come into Sunday night’s game with impressive victories in their previous games. The Saints won their second game in a row with a 35-28 win over the Bucs, while the Broncos had a 35-0 run to end their game two weeks ago against San Diego.
Peyton Manning has the second-best passer rating in the league. (Photo by Jeffrey Beall via CC BY-SA 3.0)
New Orleans Saints
The Saints had a disastrous 0-4 start to begin the season, but they have recovered and won their past two games. They are four games behind the undefeated Falcons in the NFC South but still have two games remaining against Atlanta.
The balance of production on offense is what has hurt the Saints this season. They are the top team in the league in terms of passing yards but are last in rushing. They become increasingly one-dimensional late in games, which makes it easier for opposing defenses to strategize against them.
The issues continue on defense, as the Saints have the 30th-ranked pass defense,...
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The more time goes on the more Peyton Manning and John Elway seem to be a match made in heaven.
There was no telling what Elway had up his sleeve this offseason, but we knew he was on track to make this Broncos team better than they were.
As we sit back and watch the progression of Demaryius Thomas and hear how Peyton makes him feel like a kindergarten student, one must wonder if...
Peyton Manning. 6'5", laser-rocket arm...Papa John's Pizza franchisee.
Peyton Manning is continuing to show his commitment to Denver on and off the field, as he was recently named a franchisee within the Papa John's Pizza brand. As the newest franchisee of Papa John's -- which is the official pizza sponsor of the NFL -- Manning, in partnership with Papa John...
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...
DENVER -- Peyton Manning brushed aside a bloodied thumb to come out on top in his matchup with onetime Super Bowl rival Drew Brees. Manning threw three touchdown passes and twice oversaw scoring drives covering more than 90 yards to lead the Denver Broncos past the New Orleans Saints 34-14 Sunday night. Two of the scoring passes came after he tore his thumbnail when he struck...
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...
Peyton Manning might have to change his nickname to the "Pizza Man."
Throughout his career Manning has been one of the most-endorsed athletes in sports, not just lending his name to products, but proving he's an adept actor, as well. So, in his continuing effort to set up his life post-football, the Super Bowl champion announced the purchase of 21 Papa John's pizza...
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...
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.
What’s not to like Juan?
DeMaryius Thomas has taken his freak physical attributes and mixed it with the knowledge of Peyton Manning this season. He is one of the best fantasy WRs already and his star is on the rise.
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It's the midway point of the 2012 NFL season and Peyton Manning's Broncos are quietly lurking in the middle of the AFC conference standings with a 4-3 record. They've only won one game on the road, the Patriots and Texans each scored 31 points on them, and both of those teams seem to be getting a lot more media attention as the "teams to beat" out of the AFC...
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 [...]
Our week 8 fantasy football update, featuring rankings for all 4 major scoring positions. We've got Peyton Manning at #1, and surprise must starts in Willis McGahee, Alex Green, Heath Miller, Jeremy Kerley and others.
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...