Brandon Stokley

Looking for a team in the offseason, Peyton Manning decided the Denver Broncos were the best fit. And he was right. Manning proved he still has what it takes to be an elite quarterback, even after missing the entire 2011 season. He passed for over 4,600 yards and threw 37 touchdowns. The Broncos finished the season tied for the best record in the NFL. They head into the playoffs with an 11-game winning streak and a first-round bye. (Photo by Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Manning Has Made All Of The Broncos Better

John Elway insisted that every one of the Denver Broncos was better the second Peyton Manning put his signature on that nearly $100 million contract last spring.

01/05/2013

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos signals for motion against the Cleveland Browns during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Browns 34-12. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning Completes Superb Season For Denver Broncos In Comeback

Manning was the man in 2012, one of a select few truly elite quarterbacks, which was miraculous given the health issues that plagued him in 2011.

01/02/2013

Peyton Manning directs the Broncos offense against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 23, 2012 in Denver. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Manning Headlines A Year Of Surprising Comebacks In The NFL

From Peyton Manning overcoming four neck surgeries to Adrian Peterson’s rebound from a shredded knee to Chuck Pagano’s fight with leukemia, this has been the Year of the Comeback in the NFL.

12/25/2012

Peyton Manning talks with Eric Decker (credit: CBS)

Decker A Different Receiver With Manning Around

Eric Decker was the first of Peyton Manning’s workout buddies, sneaking onto high school football fields in the spring to work on his rhythm and rapport with his new quarterback.

12/19/2012

Tight end Joel Dreessen #81 of the Denver Broncos makes a catch past safety Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Denver Broncos won, 34-17.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Big Win Sets Broncos Up For Possible Week Off In Playoffs

When things weren’t clicking at the beginning of the season, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos spent most of their time looking at the film and working out the kinks on the practice field – and very little time focusing on the standings.

12/18/2012

Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos signals against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Broncos Bring Manning To Baltimore This Time

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.

12/15/2012

Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas (credit: CBS)

Decker, Thomas Go With ‘Salt & Peppa’

Peyton Manning has been everything Broncos fans expected of him and more. Just ask wide receivers Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas. Manning has changed their careers.

12/09/2012

DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 30: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 30, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 37-6. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Broncos Banged Up Heading Into Oakland for Thursday Night Game

Peyton Manning could be missing two of his wide receivers this week, while the Denver defense may be without important linebacker Wesley Woodyard when the team goes to Oakland to play the woeful Raiders this Thursday.

12/05/2012

Peyton Manning (credit: Garrett W. Ellwood/Getty Images)

Manning As Accurate As Ever Coming Off Neck Injury

So much is made of what Peyton Manning’s passes look like after four neck operations and a season away from football. No matter, they’re almost always on target.

12/04/2012

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 18: Cornerback Marcus Gilchrist #38 of the San Diego Chargers makes a diving tackle after a reception by wide receiver Brandon Stokley #14 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on November 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos Brandon Stokley, Robert Ayers Questionable for Sunday’s Game Versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Broncos may be without important players on both sides of the football this Sunday as Brandon Stokley and Robert Ayers are both questionable for this week’s game for unique reasons.

12/01/2012

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