Manning for MVP and Comeback Player of the Year?


It is hard to say Peyton Manning should be the MVP and Comeback Player of the year when Adrian Peterson could also be regarded in both conversations. There is, however, two reasons reason I think he should get the nod for both these prestigious awards. In the case of Adrian Peterson, the healing process of his injury was astronomical. The production that followed was then astounding and unheard of. In the case of Manning, location and duration are what convinced me he should get both.

First off, he came to a brand new team in a brand new location. He transitioned to a team that was in a far different area of the country in a different altitude and basic state of mind. He went from an indoor stadium to an outdoor one, which presents all of the elements Manning historically was not used to nor did well in. A place that is open and can be cold and snowy like all the games in Boston he would like to forget. All of this could be enough to drastically change a person or their numbers, but none of that happened and the wins continued. If anything it appeared he has been trying to conquer his fears.

Duration has been the other impressive thing that has baffled me personally. Manning played with few players on the team other then Brandon Stokley and Jacob Tamme. Tamme was his last tight end he had in Indianapolis, but they only were together but a year when Dallas Clark went down to injury. Stokley, on the other hand, last played with Manning in 2006. These two players were the only thing familiar to Manning who had to come in and lead immediately. At first it was not as smooth as one would hope, but that was expected. The ten weeks Denver have one consecutively  after a 2-3 start, however, is something many probably would not have expected.

Denver will host the Chiefs this Sunday

Denver will close out their year against the Kansas City Chiefs at home. The two will play at Denver’s Sorts Authority Field at Mile High at 4:25 PM ET. The game may, or may not, feature many of the Denver starters. The team is still in contention for home field advantage throughout the playoffs. They may start everyone, but they could quickly build a lead and get the starters out of the game to preserve them for the playoffs. Currently the Broncos are tied with the Texans for the best record in the AFC. Their opponent, Kansas City, is tied with the Jaguars for the worst record in the league

Last week Denver beat the Browns at home 34-12, and knocked two of the team’s quarterbacks from the game. Before that game, the Browns had remained competitive in nearly every game and had won 3 of their last 4 games. Denvers mad quick work of them though and the game seemed to be over after the first quarter of play. Manning has led his team after a bit of a rough beginning and should be commended for such a smooth transition. The Broncos now find themselves as the favorite to most to win it all this year.


The Chiefs, on the other hand, are playing for something. That something is valued by many, as a loss will earn them the top pick in this year’s draft. The team could certainly use it as they have holes in nearly every aspect of their team from offense to defense and special teams. First things first, lose to Denver Sunday.

Broncos will host the Bucs this Sunday


The Denver Broncos will play at 4:05 PM this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Broncos enter the game on fire and have been one of the best teams in the AFC. Peyton Manning could very realistically win the comeback player of the year award and MVP. The Tampa Bay Bucs will provide a formidable opponent however, and should not be taken lightly. They are a few players and plays short of a playoff record and are still fighting to try and gain a spot in the NFC postseason. The game will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, which should play in the Broncos favor though.

The Broncos enter this week’s game with an 8-3 record. Their last game was a sloppy victory against the Kansas City Chiefs in Missouri. There, they won 17-9 to the usually soft Chiefs team. The Chiefs had just one a single game to that point, but really gave the Broncos a run for their money. Manning was not at his best, but certainly has shined all year long. It is amazing to think that he sat out the entire year last season.

The Buccaneers are coming off a heart-breaking 24-23 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at home. The Bucs gave Atlanta all they had and nearly escaped with the victory. The win would have been a huge exclamation point for the team that has caused many a headache for teams this season. They are certainly headed in the right direction under their new coach and may surprise Denver this week.

Denver plays the 1-9 Chiefs Sunday

Denver will take their 7-3 record to Kansas City this week to face the hapless Chiefs. The Chiefs are just 1-9 to this point of the year and will continue a QB carousel this week as they look to start Brady Quinn. Quinn and Matt Cassel have switched off and on as both have had difficulties staying on the field due to injury. Denver, on the other hand, has had huge success with their QB Peyton Manning. Manning has looked as good as ever with the team and really has developed great chemistry with his new group of wide receivers. The game is set to start at 1 PM at Arrowhead Stadium.

Denver’s latest win came against the San Diego Chargers in week 11 in Denver. There, the Broncos won 30-23, which was the second time this year they beat the Chargers. The Broncos currently have the lead in the division, and do not look like they will be caught. They have also had a resounding defense that has given up little to most and continue to come up with huge plays on defense. The combination of their defense and Manning could certainly lead to a Super Bowl birth.

Kansas City is a team that has no chance for the playoffs or Super Bowl. They currently should be playing for the number one pick so they can get a quality QB. Coach Romeo Crennel can also start looking in the classified ads, as he is surely not going to keep his position. Unless the Chiefs go on some crazy run with Brady Quinn, the team will have different people in these two major positions at the end of the year.




Denver hopes to get another win against the Chargers this week


The Denver Broncos will take on the San Diego Chargers this Sunday at 4:25 PM ET. The game will be a rematch of their earlier season match up that saw the Broncos come back after a huge halftime deficit to get the win in San Diego. This game will be at Denver’s Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos and Chargers currently are teams going in two different directions. Denver has shown that they can be the best team in the AFC, while the Chargers have been on a serious losing streak. This game will be a must win for the Chargers while the Broncos have an opportunity to really distance themselves in the division.

Last week, the Broncos were able to get a big 36-14 win against the Panthers in Carolina. The Broncos went to 6-3 with that win and can take a strong hold on the division by beating the Chargers again this week. Their last performance saw Peyton Manning tear off 20 plus points in the second half on the road to give his team the victory. Since that team, Denver has been rolling. They have showed they have got a great Offense and a very formidable defense. They even were able to record a special team’s touchdown last week in Carolina.

San Diego, on the other hand, has been on a huge skid since that time. Their latest loss was a 34-24 loss to Tampa Bay last week. That loss saw their coach get involved with a good post game rant that showed the frustration of the entire team. More evident, I believe, is the fact that Norv Turner’s behavior was due to the fact that he knows his time in San Diego may be numbered. Certainly, a win by Denver Sunday could send Turner to the unemployment line.

Broncos will play Bengals on 11/4


The 4-3 Denver Broncos will go into hostile territory this week as they get set to play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The game will be played at 1 PM ET at the Bengals Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati comes into the game with a 3-4 record and is desperate for a win to try to stay afloat in the AFC North. Denver, meanwhile, wants to keep their lead in the AFC West division. As of late, these two teams have been going in opposite directions with Denver seeming to come into their own while the Bengals and Andy Dalton seem to be hitting a sophomore slump.

Denver beat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday Night Football last Sunday. There, they were able to dominate the Saints to pick up a 34-14 victory. Peyton is playing just as good as he ever has and really seems to have found an identity with the offense. He has gotten much help from veteran running back Willis McGahee who continues to get good production despite being on “the other side of 30”.

Cincinnati is coming off their bye week from week 8, but lost their last played game in week 7. That loss came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a primetime game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. They stayed competitive at home and even held a lead the majority of the game. Ultimately they slipped up and lost the game 24-17. If they hope to win this Sunday they must continue to put points on the board as Manning and Denver should get their share of scores

Manning on prime time again this Sunday


Peyton Manning will find himself in yet another primetime game this season on Sunday Night Football on NBC. He and his Denver Broncos will take on the Saints at Sports Authority Field at Mile High that night in what should be a fantastic matchup of future hall of fame quarterbacks. Denver enters the game at 3-3 while the Saints are 2-4 following back-to-back victories. Denver should come into the game healthy and refreshed after serving their bye week last Sunday.

Manning and the Broncos seem to be hitting their stride now and are putting things together after having very questionable starts. Their latest victory saw them fall behind 24-0 before finally scoring in the second half. They utilized both offense and defense to get wins and have the edge on the Saints thanks to their defense, which is something the Saints have not had to this point in the year. The Broncos must get better starts, however, and can not bank on coming back from 24 down in one half anymore this season.

The Saints are also finally figuring out who they are and are playing more like their old selves. They still have big strides to make defensively, but seem to have a good feel of the offense again. The quarterback matchup in this contest is one everyone should be aware of and watch closely as these two QBs go blow for blow Sunday night. The game will also be more than half the year in which the Broncos were on primetime. This begs to ask the question of fairness for the team that has had a very unnatural and untraditional schedule this season.

Broncos get surprising win over the Chargers


The Broncos, led by Peyton Manning, came back from insurmountable odds last Monday in San Diego. The team fell back of a hot Chargers team early and left many people turning off their TVs, or at least changing the channel late Monday night. The Chargers got off to a huge offensive start while Denver struggled to get a first down. In the 2nd half, that all changed in a hurry and Manning left all in amazement once again.

The Chargers blasted out of the gate and at the end of the first half had a 24-0 lead. The Sherriff, Peyton Manning, then took his team on an emotional 35-0 point run to get a 35-24 victory Monday. He got some serious help from a stingy defense that began to get after Rivers and disrupt anything San Diego tried to do. Manning began to take over as he got in the hurry up offense and began to call all the shots. He was his own coach that day as he audibled to all the right calls. Systematically he picked apart any look the Chargers gave him on the field.

It is clear Manning must have had a 4.0 GPA throughout high school in Louisiana and at the University of Tennessee. His study of the game is clearly unlike any in the league while his brain must breakdown things faster as well. He certainly has a future in coaching and could really help make quarterbacks better. When it is all said and done I would love to see if he is able to teach someone as well as he taught himself. He is truly a self-made man.

The Broncos are on prime time again this week!


Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos will be on prime time once again this week. This time the Broncos will take on the Chargers at 8:30PM on Monday Night Football. So far, the Broncos have been on two other late games Including a week two Monday night game and week one Sunday night game. Week one, they were able to win against Pittsburgh, but fell on Monday night football against the Falcons one week later.

The game will take place in San Diego Monday at Qualcomm Stadium at 8:30 PM.  The Broncos will come into the game with a 2-3 record and are coming off a loss to the Patriots last Sunday 31-21. The Broncos have struggled, but have faced a very hard schedule to this point. This game should be a little easier for them and should hopefully produce winning results. Manning will face a familiar foe in the Chargers QB Phillip Rivers.

Rivers brings his Chargers into the game with a 3-2 record. His team, however, did just lose last Sunday to the New Orleans Saints. This was the Saints first victory of the season to date. Rivers has played very well this year, but has had up and down help from his running backs. The Chargers defense has also been strong, but has failed to stay consistent with their play. Last weeks play was an unfortunate lapse against a Saints team they should have been able to win against. This week, their opponent gets tougher and can send the Chargers into one of their yearly droughts.

Peyton Vs. Brady: Who will be victorious?


Peyton vs. Brady will be the main attraction this Sunday in the NFL. The two will face off again as they used to when the Colts would play the Patriots the past decade. Peyton has now moved on and will face Brady for the first time as a member of the Denver Broncos. Both teams come into the game with 2-2 records this season, but the game will come down to not the teams but the quarterbacks who will be meeting for the 13th time in their careers.

Brady will have the home field advantage as the game will be played at New England’s Gillette Stadium. Brady will bring over 1200 yards of offense and 7 touchdowns thrown this season so far. He has only thrown 1 interception on the year as well. His offense has produced 438 yards a game to this point, and Brady has averaged almost 300 yards a game. The team has also been able to score an average of 33.5 points a game. This was helped out by last week game against the Bills that saw the Patriots score 52 points.

Peyton Manning will bring nearly 1200 yards and 8 touchdowns into the game, but has been intercepted 3 times this season. Manning’s Broncos have gained nearly 400 yards a game as well with 278 of those yards through the air. As a team, they have scored 28.5 points a contest. In the end, it will come down to that can defend these fine quarterbacks better and the game could be a very high-scoring affair.