So it’s absurd to think Peyton Manning can keep this up, a pace to throw for 112 touchdowns and 7,392 yards this season. Don’t laugh. Defenses sure aren’t.
The questions surrounding Peyton Manning last year were all about his right arm. This season, they were about his shoulders – as in, are they broad enough to carry the Denver Broncos in Von Miller’s absence?
Ryan Lindley threw for two touchdowns for Arizona in a 32-24 victory over Denver on Thursday night that capped a wild offseason for the Broncos.
Montee Ball got most of the work Monday with Denver’s starters for the first time all summer.
Peyton Manning’s supporting cast hasn’t looked nearly as good as he has this summer.
Utilizing an up-tempo offense, Peyton Manning & Co. were virtually unstoppable against the Rams’ starting defense. That is, until the Broncos stopped themselves by turning the ball over four times.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 25 of 34 passes for 234 yards and a touchdown, but there were some key mistakes for the first team offense in the Broncos 27-26 win Saturday night.
Denver’s young running backs Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball want to atone for their big blunders when the Broncos host the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night in what’s essentially the final dress rehearsal for the regular season.
An undrafted college free agent has made Denver’s Week 1 roster in each of the last nine seasons. C.J. Anderson aims to keep that streak going.
Peyton Manning knows that at age 37, he’s long in tooth and short on time, at least by NFL standards. Yet, the annual influx of 22-year-olds who are ever-stronger, ever-fitter and ever-faster have him feeling like a youngster himself.