Whether known as Mon-TAY or Mon-TEE, running back Montee Ball made quite a name for himself during his record-setting career at Wisconsin.
There’s a new “Gloved One” – in Denver, at least. Ripping a page from Michael Jackson’s playbook, Peyton Manning has practiced for and played in the last two games with a sticky-feeling, orange-and-grey glove on his throwing hand.
Peyton Manning’s mastery of offense has been given much attention, and with his arrival in Denver, the receivers really enjoyed a renaissance.
Peyton Manning will have to wait until next season to face the Indianapolis Colts.The Ravens (11-6) will visit Denver next weekend to face the Broncos (13-3), the AFC’s top seed.
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.
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.
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.
The Denver Broncos are as complete a team as the NFL has to offer, with Peyton Manning’s pinpoint passes and Von Miller’s sack-strips setting the tone for a squad that hasn’t lost in two months.
Tight ends are no longer an afterthought in Denver’s passing game. In 2009, they had all of 27 catches. Last year, that number was just 30 – not a single one of them in the end zone.
Peyton Manning threw for 285 yards with touchdowns to Jacob Tamme and Demaryius Thomas in a 17-9 victory, the Broncos’ sixth straight. Brady Quinn threw for just 126 yards with an interception as Kansas City lost its eighth straight game.