Red-faced and bundled on the sideline in a parka and stocking cap, Peyton Manning looked nothing the part of the cold-weather quarterback.
Knowshon Moreno gave the Denver Broncos one more reason to smile Monday even as he tottered through the locker room with a walking boot on his right foot and a crutch tucked under his right armpit.
Despite a career outing for Knowshon Moreno, the Denver Broncos fell to the New England Patriots in overtime on Sunday night by a score of 34-31.
The Broncos play the Chiefs in an AFC West meeting between teams with the best combined record of two opponents this deep into the season since the NFL merger in 1970.
Peyton Manning’s four big targets have combined for 30 touchdown catches so far, yet the most important receiver the Denver Broncos have right now isn’t Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Wes Welker or Julius Thomas.
Peyton Manning is taking a beating. The Broncos’ offensive line is battered and his right ankle is throbbing. And now here come the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs, leading the league in sacks.
There’s no arguing that quantity and quality can go hand-in-hand for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
Individually, their numbers don’t look like much. Collectively, the Broncos running backs are getting closer to giving Peyton Manning the help he needs.
Peyton Manning overcame four turnovers and Denver scored the last 38 points Sunday in a come-from-behind 45-21 victory over former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan and his new team, the Washington Redskins.
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.