This AFC Divisional Playoff Game features legendary New England quarterback Tom Brady against Indy’s Andrew Luck, who seems to be a legend in the making.
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.
Many of Peyton Manning’s former teammates will try to derail him and the unbeaten Broncos.
Choosing sides for Sunday night’s showdown between Peyton Manning’s Broncos and the Colts, is a struggle for some in Indianapolis.
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.
Andrew Luck is working again with Peyton Manning, an old friend who gave him a chance to be both a student and a counselor at the Manning Passing Academy. Together, the Colts’ past and present franchise quarterbacks, both perfectionists by trade, are trying to take the lead in making sure the Pro Bowl is taken seriously.
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.
Eric Decker spent his first year in the NFL recovering from a foot injury that ended his college career and his second season catching an average of two passes a game from Tim Tebow.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning reached the halfway point of the season with a 5-3 record and 2,404 yards passing. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck reached the halfway point of the season with a 5-3 record and 2,404 yards passing.
If Peyton Manning is sore, he’s not saying. If his arm is less than it used to be, well, he said, “It is what it is.”