The Denver Broncos are 13-3 and own the AFC’s top seed, just like last year. Only this time, they’ve lost to each of the three remaining teams in the bracket.
Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break their playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
Injuries slowed down the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the NFL season, but now they are much healthier as the playoffs approach.
Three seasons ago, Peyton Manning sat on the sidelines with an injury that many thought may end his career. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck out of Stanford and the rebuilding was about to begin. Little did anyone realize that the rebuilding would start immediately.
Just two weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs lost at home to the Indianapolis Colts in a game that sealed the AFC West team’s postseason fate. Can they flip that outcome on the road in the playoffs?
The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
Peyton Manning returned to practice Thursday after the Denver Broncos held him out a day earlier because of a minor ankle injury.
Peyton Manning failed Sunday night in his first game against his former team. All the 37-year-old ex-Indianapolis Colts quarterback can do now is hope for a second chance.
In the 22 games since he moved to Denver, Peyton Manning has never looked better. After a bitter, improbable, last-second loss to Baltimore in the playoffs last season, Manning opened this one by torching those very same Super Bowl champions with seven touchdown passes.
Louis Vasquez and Manny Ramirez were guards at Texas Tech together, a position neither of them will play in Peyton Manning’s homecoming game Sunday night.