When Peyton Manning returned to the NFL after a series of neck operations, there was plenty of talk about when – and even whether – he would return to the level of play that earned four MVP awards and two Super Bowl appearances.
While these two teams did play each other during pre-season, it’s safe to say that only a fool would look at that game footage in August for an inside edge.
Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).
After hurrying Denver’s quick-strike, high-octane offense through a record-shattering regular season, Peyton Manning has turned the Broncos into a slow-grinding, clock-eating machine in the playoffs.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos took the lead against the New England Patriots early in the AFC Championship Game on a beautiful afternoon in Denver and didn’t look back.
Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual.
Only one of them can be the greatest.
Maybe it’s because the forecast calls for the mercury to push toward 60 degrees Sunday, when plenty of fans will be tempted to get in a quick nine holes before heading down to the stadium to fire up the grill.
Wes Welker jumped at the chance to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver, where he signed a two-year deal for $12 million, $1 million more per year than the Patriots had offered.
After dispatching San Diego Sunday on the anniversary of last year’s crushing loss to Baltimore in eerily similar circumstances, Peyton Manning stands one win from a shot at becoming the first quarterback to win Super Bowls with two franchises.