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New England Patriots
As Week 5 of the NFL season approaches, the Denver Broncos (2-2) are preparing to face the New England Patriots (2-2) on the road. Here are six mid-week thoughts for your consideration going into the game —
(1) Brady vs. Manning rivalry continues as both QBs prepare for historic showdown.
Sunday will mark the thirteenth time quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have faced off (including the postseason). In their first twelve meetings, as members of the Patriots and Colts, respectively, Brady won eight games, doubling Manning’s win total, 8-4. Manning has however won four the last six meetings between the two future Hall of Famers.
Per the league’s PR department, the game will mark the first time in NFL history that a pair of quarterbacks with 300 career touchdown passes (Brady: 307, Manning: 407) will duke it out on the gridiron. Additionally, per the Broncos’ PR department, the game will also mark the second time in NFL history that a pair of quarterbacks with 12...
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When Peyton Manning returned from multiple neck surgeries this season, we didn't know what to expect from the All Pro signal caller. It's been a mixed bag so far in 2012. Manning has looked like his old self at times this season. He had great games against Pittsburgh and Oakland, picking back up where he left off with his no huddle, high-speed offense. Manning has also struggled...
Tom Brady was Tom Brady on Sunday. That's enough to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week. Brady's big performance against the Bills on Sunday netted him the honor for the 21st time, which ties Peyton Manning's mark for the most Player of the Week awards earned by a player since the accolade was instituted in 1984. Brady was in vintage form while dominating Buffalo...
POET AND HE DIDN'T KNOW IT
As he discussed the Patriots' upcoming game against the Colts, Tom Brady was colorfully eloquent when expressing his love for the great game of football.
A rivalry is about to be renewed in the NFL as Tom Brady faces Peyton Manning for the first time as the signal caller for the Denver Broncos. It's always difficult to make bold predictions when these two first ballot Hall of Fame quarterbacks meet, but let's take a look at three big, bad bold predictions for the Sunday afternoon match up at Gillette Stadium.Bold Prediction...
Peyton Manning has been known as a hard worker his entire NFL career, and Vince Wilfork understands how much work the four-time MVP puts in. Just like his own quarterback, Tom Brady. That's why Wilfork and the Patriots' defense are studying up as much as ever this week, as they prepare for Manning and the Broncos to visit Gillette Stadium on Sunday. "Once again it'...
Last week: 9 (+0)
See, Peyton Manning wasn’t done. He just needed to face the Raiders. After 3 less than stellar performances in his first 3 games against tough defenses (Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Houston), Manning exploded for 338 yards and 3 touchdowns on 30 of 38 passing against the Raiders’ lowly defense. He’s not the player he once was, but he’s still pretty good...
This was after Brady’s run into the end-zone to tie the game so we have to wonder who he was saying ” ‘eff off” to. Was it the Buffalo fans who were saying mean things about his wife and mommy? Was it the CBS and NFL crews who were questioning the Patriots and their young team? Was it Josh McDaniels who Brady got into a minor war of words with during the second...
Sorry for the absence the last few weeks. The combination of touring (yes, I’m in a couple of bands, The Twin Cats and Cosby Sweater) and moving sort of got the best of me.
So let’s get right to it. Here are some players you will definitely start, and some others you will definitely want to sit, for Week 5 of the fantasy football season.
Suddenly, BenJarvus Green-Ellis has fumblitis...
Broncos 37, Raiders 6 — you know what a victory means, fellas. Give out your BT Game Balls!
I have been hard on Eric Decker basically since he has been a rookie. Whether it was that he was a better punt/kick returner than receiver or that he was only good to catch every third pass that came his way. When I say pictures of him last off-season hanging out with Kyle...
The Patriots injury report is sure to provide some fodder for the rest of the week.
Quarterback Tom Brady was limited with a right shoulder injury during Wednesday's session, while tight end Rob Gronkowski's ailing hip forced him to sit it out.
Both players were battling the same injuries last week. In Brady's case, his shoulder injury evaporated from the injury report...
The New England Patriots are now 2-2 with a 52-28 blowout victory over the Buffalo Bills. But with such an uneven start to the season, Patriots fans are left scratching their heads wondering which Pats team is going to show up each week. Here is a breakdown:
The Good: After their first three games, having their first losing record since 2003, the Patriots had something to prove....
Northwestern heads to once-Happy Valley to face Penn State on the road this Saturday. The game will see the first meeting between Wildcat head football coach Pat Fitzgerald and new Nittany Lion HC Bill O'Brien, who was formally offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots. Fitzgerald doesn't seem too intimidated by O'Brien's NFL experience, though.