Found December 13, 2012 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
Robert Griffin III
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It took three consecutive years of NFC supremacy in the Super Bowl, an MVP from Green Bay, and a season without Peyton Manning for it to happen, but in September 2012 football analysts across the country were ready to label the NFC as the dominant conference in the National Football League. The pundits argued that the era of Brady vs. Manning had become the time of Rodgers vs. Manning; Eli Manning, not Peyton; that Drew Brees’ demolition of quarterbacking streaks was too difficult to ignore. They saw a revival in San Francisco, three playoff caliber teams from both the NFC North and NFC South, and the evolution of the QB position in Michael Vick, Cam Newton, and rookie Robert Griffin III. Top to bottom, the NFC looked poised to claim their fourth Super Bowl Championship in a row, with only a handful of AFC teams within striking distance of the Packers, Giants, Saints, 49ers, Bears, and Falcons.
Yet through 13 weeks, 3 of the 4 teams with double digit wins are AFC division leaders.
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So, all year, or at least since everyone realized Matt Ryan was a fraud, Peyton has inexplicably been leading the MVP race. This has made NO sense to me whatsoever. I could not understand how Peyton could possibly be ahead of TB12 in the race. Like did people forget about turnovers all of a sudden? It just made no sense to me. Like yeah, I get it media, Peyton is such a nice guy...
The Ravens have beaten Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning before. Unfortunately, the last time was 2001.
Baltimore is very banged up and the Broncos are on a roll.
So what’s the expectation? The expectation, in my mind, at least, is the Ravens don’t have a chance.
Baltimore hasn’t lost consecutive home games since 2007, when Brian Billick was still coaching the team...
(Eds: Adds background, quotes. With AP Photos.) By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer The last time the Denver Broncos won a game in Baltimore, a baby-faced John Elway was making his second NFL start and producing his first career fourth-quarter comeback.
That was way back in 1983, before the Colts left for Indianapolis. The Broncos are 0-5 in Baltimore since the Ravens entered...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Peterson's numbers speak for themselves: 1,600 rushing yards, 1,811 total yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns. The first two numbers lead the NFL, and he's tied for third in touchdowns.
Peterson knows, in the eyes of some, not even those numbers are enough to sway MVP voters his way. He knows the usual considerations will come for the league...
Football fans traveling through Denver International Airport this holiday season will be greeted by a familiar voice.
Peyton Manning will be the new voice in DIA's train cars beginning Friday and ending Jan. 2.
"Welcome to the Mile High City," Manning Says.
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, whose voice usually is heard greeting passengers, decided after the Broncos...
One of the consistently great scribes at ESPN, Seth Wickersham, wrote the feature piece in the latest edition of The Magazine where he ponders the case of Eli Manning when it comes to potential Hall of Fame induction. For subscribers, the article in itself is worth the read, especially for those of you who live [...]The post Local Flavor: Why Your Team’s Hall Of Fame Should Mean...
This morning, Facebook released its 2012 Year in Review – a look back at the most discussed trends and stories of 2012. Below please find key highlights including most discussed sports topics (NY Giants), the top events (Superbowl XLVI came in at #2 behind the US Presidential Election), most discussed public figures (Tim Tebow made the top five as well as Eli and Peyton Manning...
There are a handful of great games this weekend with one of those games being the Denver Broncos playing on the road against the Baltimore Ravens. Along with the few good games are several games not worth watching and the AFC West will feature two of these as the San Diego Chargers will take on the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs match-up with the Oakland Raiders. This...
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Big Pete provides Part 2 of his latest article…
Yesterday, we jumped into the Broncos / Patriots talk with a quick examination of their match-up in Week 5. Now, we’re going to talk about how the game would go if they met today! There is one thing that we automatically know going into any Manning versus Brady match-up; the game will be close, and more...