Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.
With their 38-35 loss in double-overtime to the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday night, the Denver Broncos became the ninth No. 1 seed in the last eight years to go down in the divisional round.
The Broncos have racked up $134,000 in fines already this season for crossing the line on both tackles and talk, and they’ve watched three of their players get served with suspension letters from the league office.
Peyton Manning’s miscues early dug Denver too deep a hole to get out of and they couldn’t come back despite their definite efforts late.
Matt Ryan was in seventh grade when Manning was the top overall pick in 1998. Now, two elite quarterbacks from different football generations will be on the same field, facing off in a most intriguing Monday night matchup
When cornerback Tracy Porter signed with the Denver Broncos he knew he was going to be tested every game with opposing teams looking to avoid throwing Champ Bailey’s way, but against the Pittsburgh Steelers he was up for the challenge.
Matt Ryan is playing like a top-tier quarterback, and with weapons like Julio Jones and Roddy White, the Falcons’ offense is flying high.
Peyton Manning wasn’t the only free agent who had a spectacular Denver debut. So did the man who denied him a second Super Bowl trophy and is now trying to help him hoist another.