Bill Belichick won the coin toss and took the wind instead of the ballin overtime last night against the Denver Broncos. It’s a gutsy decision that we hadn’t seen in 11 years, and Belichick would have gotten torn apart if it backfired. But when you look at the numbers behind […]
The New England Patriots beat the Denver Broncos 34-31 in overtime on Sunday night after a gutsy decision by Bill Belichick paid off. The Patriots won the coin toss in overtime. The team that wins the coin toss can either kick or receive. If they kick, they get to pick […]
Bill Belichick’s decision to let Wes Welker leaveand replace him with the younger Danny Amendola was one of the most interesting personnel moves of the offseason. Since Belichick is such a genius player evaluator, he didn’t face the criticism that other executives would have if they made that move. But […]
If you aren’t a believer in the Chiefs, the NFC is much better at the top than the AFC this year. Just one of our top-five teams in the power rankings this week is from the AFC. The Panthers were the big risers, while the Jets collapsed. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ […]
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn spotting! The couple is at the Broncos-Chiefs game in Denver, chatting it up with John Elway. Probably just taking a quick break from the ski slopes (photo via @DaveAlthouse):
The 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs head to Denver to face the 8-1 Broncos, as eight point underdogs, according to Vegas Insider. Here’s why: 1. The Chiefs have not beaten a team with a winning record this season They had the easiest schedule in the league this season. Kansas City opponents […]
Three of our bottom four teams from last week’s power rankings won in Week 10, while four of our top-10 lost. Parity is king in the NFL. The Panthers took a nice leap this week. The Dolphins, on the other hand, collapsed. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars (previously 32nd)” […]
Great photo from the Denver Broncos’ locker room after their 28-20 win in San Diego yesterday. Peyton Manning is an intense man at all times: #Broncos Owner & CEO Pat Bowlen gets the game ball after his 300th win: pic.twitter.com/uffjzU4w9J — Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) November 11, 2013
There are some huge shakeups in our power rankings this week. We had to drop the Seahawks from the No. 1 spot after their shaky performance against Tampa. They just have too many injuries right now. Elsewhere, Carolina jumped while Cincinnati took a tumble. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars […]
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played in yesterday’s 45-21 win over the Washington Redskins with two sprained ankles, Chris Mortenson of ESPN reports. Both injuries happened in one play against Jacksonville in Week 6, according to Mortenson, and they were aggravated when he took an unusual number of hits against […]
After a lackluster 7-7 first half in which the Washington Redskins dominated time of possession, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos fell into a 21-7 hole with two key mistakes in the third quarter. The first mistake came with 12:55 left in the quarter. Manning fumbled when his arm was […]
As we head toward the midpoint of the NFL season, the top six QBs in our power rankings have separated themselves from the pack. Our rating is a composite of three advanced stats: defence-adjusted yards above replacement (DYAR), total QB rating (QBR), and win probability added (WPA). Each stat accounts […]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano created a firestorm last year by ordering his players to blitz Eli Manningon a kneel down play in the final stages of a seven-point loss. Giants coach Tom Coughlin ripped Schiano to his face after the game, and the football world collectively agreed that […]
The Broncos got smoked by the Colts, so we have a new No. 1 in our NFL power rankings as we hit the halfway point of the season. The Bears and Texans also took steep tumbles, while the Chargers and Jets shot up the rankings. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ title=”32. Jacksonville […]
Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee delivered one of the biggest hits of NFL Week 7, levelling Denver Broncos returner Trindon Holliday on Sunday night. After the game, the NFL had McAfee randomly drug tested. They informed him via a surprisingly casual-looking half-typed, half-handwritten note taped to his locker. “Guys… Make […]
After the Broncos lost their first game of the season on Sunday night, people once again started wondering if Peyton Manning’s lack of arm strength is a problem and hurting the team. But while Manning did throw a couple of wobbly passes during the game, a closer look shows that […]
It is not out of the ordinary to see a kicker or punter come through with a tackle after a returner has gotten past the rest of the kicking team. But you may never see a bigger hit delivered by a kicker than the one by Pat McAfee of the […]
I watched Frontline’s documentary on the NFL last week. If you haven’t seen it, you absolutely have to set aside some time to watch it. It’s a great explanation of the brain damage problem for the league’s players. The big, eye-opening take away for me is that the NFL is […]
Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller will make his 2013 debut this week after serving a six-game suspension to start the year. The Broncos are already the best team in the NFL by a wide margin, and they’re about to get a lot better. How much better? Check out this […]
Peyton Manning’s split from the Indianapolis Coltsin March of 2012 seemed as amicable as it possibly could have been. But 20 months later, some odd comments from Colts Owner Jim Irsay have led to a war of words with Manning’s new coach John Fox. In an interview with USA Today, […]
We’re into the heart of the NFL season, and both conferences are still wide open. While Seattle and Denver are the frontrunners, the top 14 teams in our power rankings have a shot to make a run. San Diego and Dallas took nice leaps this week, while New Orleans and […]
In terms of NFL personnel decisions, the stakes could not have been higher when the Indianapolis Colts decided to cut Peyton Manningin March of 2012. The team had a choice between an ageing legend (Manning) and a highly-touted but unproven draft prospect (Andrew Luck). They chose Luck. They cut Manning, […]
The Broncos-Jaguars game has the biggest point-spread in NFL history. But the Jaguars are only losing by two in the third quarter thanks to a Peyton Manning interception. Paul Posluszny made the grab for the Jags and ran it 59 yards for a touchdown. This is Manning’s second interception of […]
In what may be the most lopsided game in the Super Bowl era of the NFL, the Broncos will play the Jaguars this weekend in a game that opened with Denver as a 28-point favourite. There are a number of reasons, both on and off the field, as to why […]
At what point does it become OK to root against your team? For instance, last week I was watching the Eagles play the Giants. For a brief moment, it looked like the Giants were going to get their first win of the season. They were marching up and down the […]
Another big week of upsets totally shook up our power rankings. Some of the league’s worst teams won (Raiders, Rams), and some of the league’s best teams lost (Patriots, Seahawks). Despite some turmoil, our top two stayed the same. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars (previously 32nd)” content=”Record: 0-5 Result: […]
The 2007 New England Patriots finished the regular season 16-0 and they did it by outscoring their opponents by a Super Bowl-era record 19.7 points per game. Through five weeks of the 2013 season, the Denver Broncos are on a similar pace suggesting that 16-0 could be within reach. While […]
A new study says Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s food and drink endorsements have had a more negative effect on Americans’ health than those of any other athlete. In a study that will appear in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics, researchers at Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy […]
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning scored his first rushing touchdown in five years in yesterday’s 51-48 win over the Dallas Cowboys. It came on a gorgeous naked bootleg at the goal line. It fooled the entire Cowboys defence, the cameraman, and (most remarkably) his own teammates. Peyton said after the […]
With two minutes left and the game tied 48-48, Tony Romo had the ball on his own 14-yard line with a chance to drive down the field and win the game. He torched the Denver Broncos defence all day, throwing for a franchise-record 506 yards and five touchdowns. He had […]
Peyton Manning is having perhaps the greatest season we’ve ever seenfrom an NFL quarterback. He’s leading the league in yards, touchdowns, completion percentage, completions, quarterback rating, and yards per attempt. He has only thrown one interception. He has achieved such a high level of mastery that it doesn’t matter that […]
There are two things I’d like to talk about before making my picks for this week. First, what happened to Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer on Thursday night is super sad. Hoyer was an undrafted player who backed up Tom Brady for his first three years in the league. He […]
Five of our top 11 teams from last week’s NFL power rankings lost this week. It was a bloodbath. As a result, teams on the fringes like the Saints and Chiefs shot up the rankings like crazy. Others — Bears, Giants — fell badly. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars […]
In his first four games, Peyton Manning has thrown 16 touchdowns, no interceptions, and has averaged 368 yards per game. Not bad for a quarterback, who at 37-years-old, should have peaked 5-7 years ago. The chart below is a look at the Manning’s career Adjusted Yards gained per Attempt (AY/A), […]
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos caused a bit of a firestorm when field microphones overheard the team’s audibles and fans thought Manning used the call “Papa John’s” which would be some sly free advertising for the pizza company Manning endorses. While a closer look at the replay does suggest […]
According to our executive editor Joe Weisenthal, the Denver Broncos are on pace to go 16-0 after starting the season 3-0. Our mathematics guru Walter Hickey, however, disagrees. He says, “I don’t want to put that on them because of the Pats.” The Patriots, as you may recall, went 18-1 […]
The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos are the two clear favourites to make the Super Bowl. Beyond that … who knows. Teams ranked #3 through #14 on our power rankings this week could beat anyone and lose to anyone. [slideshow] [slide permalink=”32-jacksonville-jaguars-previously-32nd-1″ title=”32. Jacksonville Jaguars (previously 32nd)” content=”Record: 0-3 […]
Peyton Manning is currently on pace to break the NFL single-season records for passing yards, passing touchdowns, passer rating, completion percentage, and completed passes. His team is 3-0, all three in blowouts. At age 37, he’s having the best year of his career. There’s good reason to believe he’ll regress […]
After two weeks of games, an upper-class of 13 NFL teams has emerged. Beyond that, there’s a massive group of mediocre teams that have all sorts of question marks. The Dolphins and Chiefs vaulted into that group of contenders this week, and the Redskins and Rams fell out hard. [slideshow] […]
In the fourth quarter with the Giants trailing by eight points, Eli Manning threw what looked like a good pass to Rueben Randle only to see the ball end up in the hands of Chris Harris of the Broncos who was standing 10 yards away. A closer look shows that […]
Manning is also oldest to throw for 450 yards.
What a horrible mistake.
Julius Thomas, the natural.
Two familiar teams.
Massive blow to the AFC favourites.
Eric Decker got punked.
Dumervil's former agent lost $360,000.
[credit provider=”Doug Pensinger/Getty Images”] Three-time Pro Bowl defensive end Elvis Dumervil was cut by the Denver Broncos late Friday after he missed the deadline to turn in his contract by six minutes.Here’s how to happened:
[credit provider=”Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images”] Wes Welker has accepted a two-year deal from the Denver Broncos.The deal is worth $12 million which is more than what the Patriots offered him, according to Albert Breer.
Adam Schefter is reporting that Wes Welker is in serious talks with the Denver Broncos:
Tim Tebow’s brother Peter Tebow lives in Denver, but the apparently the Broncos’ treatment of his brother last year — trading him months after he led them to a playoff win — rubbed him the wrong way.
Here’s the win probability chart for tonight’s Broncos-Ravens thriller, which Baltimore won 38-35 in double OT.
[credit provider=”CBS”] In one of the most dramatic NFL playoff games in recent memory, the Baltimore Ravens upset the Denver Broncos 38-35 in double overtime tonight.
Down 35-28 with no timeouts, Ravens QB Joe Flacco connected with Jacoby Jones on a 70-yard hail mary.
[credit provider=”AP”] UPDATE:
Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith is abusing legendary Broncos corner Champ Bailey so far.
After a thrilling first quarter, things are getting weird in the Ravens-Broncos game (via KSK):
The Baltimore Ravens had the #1-ranked special teams in the NFL coming into this game.
[credit provider=”Doug Pensinger/Getty Images”] The NFL Network aired a great segment this afternoon about how Peyton Manning rehabilitated the neck injury that caused him to miss the entire 2011 season.The most incredible detail: On March, 3 2012 — at the very end of his rehab — Manning and Duke coach […]
[credit provider=”Doug Pensinger/Getty Images”] The Denver Broncos are the #1 seed in the AFC, the #1 team in most power rankings, and the Vegas favourites to win the Super Bowl.So it’s odd to say that we really don’t know how good this team is.
[credit provider=”Doug Pensinger/Getty Images”] In a crystal-clear indication of how much parity defines the 2012 NFL season, here were the combined records of the teams in last week’s power rankings in this week’s games: Top 10: 5-5 Middle 12: 6-6 Bottom 10: 5-5 Amazing.
Getting hurdled is one of the more embarrassing things that can happen to a defender. Unless the defender’s name is Brian Bosworth and the running back is Bo Jackson. In that case, no hurdling was necessary. But in the case of Knowshon Moreno, the Ravens Ed Reed was left grasping […]
As we have seen in recent years, the team with the best record is no guarantee to win the Super Bowl. Rather, it is about which teams are playing the best when it matters most. And if we look at recent games, no team is playing better than the New […]
The Denver Broncos are in first place in their division thanks in large part to Peyton Manning’s successful return after missing the entire 2011 season. In fact, despite concerns early on about Manning’s arm strength, he is having the second-best season of his career.
[credit provider=”Jim Rogash/Getty Images”] All season long, Peyton Manning has received cynical reviews from insiders who believe the quarterback will never be as effective as he once was.They all said that Manning’s multiple neck surgeries was causing his arm strength to deteriorate.
[credit provider=”Jim Rogash/Getty Images”] More than a quarter of the NFL season is finished, and we’re still waiting for Peyton Manning to return to the Peyton Manning we all remember from the Colts.Mike Freeman of CBS Sports spoke to three unnamed sources from opposing teams, and the reviews of Manning’s […]
When the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots meet this weekend, it will be the 13th time Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have gone head-to-head. It will also be their first meeting since the 2010 season, when Tom Brady won his second MVP award.
We’ve been on Peyton Manning Arm Strength Watch for a few weeks now, and this is probably the worst sign yet, from Albert Breer of NFL Network:
This helmet-to-helmet hit by Joe Mays of the Broncos on Matt Schaub of the Texans is exactly the type of hit the NFL is trying to get rid of. And it is probably safe to say that Mays’ game-check will be a little lighter this week after he hears from […]
There have been a lot of questions about Peyton Manning’s arm strength this week.
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Jonathan Daniel”] If the Broncos had to throw a hail mary at the end of last night’s game against the Falcons, they were going to bring in back-up QB Brock Osweiler to do it, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.There have been rumblings that Peyton Manning’s […]
During last night’s game between the Broncos and the Falcons, a skirmish broke out that showed us replacement officials can’t control the NFL players. But more importantly, it was another example of the players trying to see how much they can get away with while the regular officials are locked […]
Just moments after the Denver Broncos returned a Ben Roethlisberger interception for a touchdown, sealing a 31-19 win with under two minutes to play, one defender put on a display that raised more than a few eyebrows.
Peyton Manning threw 399 touchdowns for the Indianapolis Colts. But number 400 came with the Broncos, and it helped Denver take a lead in the second half of their opening week game.
[credit provider=”twitter.com” url=”https://twitter.com/#!/AlbertBreer/statuses/182172587395268609″] According to an article published by The Denver Post, a third grader in the a Colorado school was recently sent home for wearing a Peyton Manning Denver Broncos jersey to school.The district dress code restricts wearing Peyton’s number 18 because it is affiliated with the 18th Street Gang.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd was somehow able to reel in this touchdown catch, after a little push from a Broncos defender (via SB Nation):
[credit provider=”Getty Images/Jonathan Daniel”] We’ve already detailed some of the concerns regarding Peyton Manning’s return to football after two preseason games. Specifically, throwing into heavy coverage and not having enough height on his throws.Like we and everyone else said during his free agency period and since he signed with the […]
After four neck surgeries and sitting out the entire 2011 season it would’ve been ridiculous to expect Peyton Manning to look like his old self as soon as he took over the Denver Broncos offence.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQAE2S6ApyI”] The Denver Broncos turned heads this week when they signed kicker Matt Prater to a four-year, $13 million dollar contract that includes a $3 million dollar signing bonus.The contract makes Prater the fifth highest-paid kicker in the NFL, despite the fact that his field goal percentage last […]
Tim Tebow was inducted into the University of Florida Boosters board recently.
Peyton Manning had his first official workouts yesterday for the Denver Broncos. And even though we all knew this was coming, it is still strange seeing number 18 and his happy feet throwing footballs while wearing the Broncos’ blue and orange.
Peyton Manning had his first big sports moment this afternoon as a Denver athlete. With the Rockies trailing 4-0 in the eighth inning, Todd Helton tied the game with a grand slam. Manning who was in attendance, wearing a Rox cap, then went crazy.
Denver Broncos cheerleader auditions were last week, and of the more than 60 women who tried out, 26 found out they made the team yesterday, according to the Denver Post.
[credit provider=”Illustration using Andy Lyons/Getty Images”] The NFL is set to release its 2012 regular season schedule Tuesday at 7 p.m. Eastern.Both NFL Network and ESPN will have live coverage of the full release.
[credit provider=”AP”] Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas told an Atlanta radio station he’s not sad to see Peyton Manning replace Tim Tebow as quarterback (emphasis ours, via PFT).”I ain’t going to say I was sad because the only thing they remember is that pass. You gotta go back and […]
A week before the Super Bowl, the Carolina Panthers revealed a logo redesign, the team’s first since its inception in 1995. The new Carolina Panther, according to the team’s press release, is more “streamlined” and “aggressive,” while fans shrugged and said, “Sure, I guess.”
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9anlZwW3s”] Peyton Manning is a serious control freak who took hold of the entire situation regarding his free agent courtship.The Denver Broncos were able to sign Peyton because they fed his ego and only played by his rules.
[credit provider=”AP” url=”http://www.apimages.com/Search.aspx?st=k&kw=tim%20tebow&showact=results&sort=creationdatelower%3Areversealphabetical&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1323272584&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&page=6&dah=300%2C300%2C300%2C300%2C300%2C300%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX%2CX”] Tim Tebow wanted to be traded to the Jets because he thinks he’s good enough to take Mark Sanchez’s job, sources told Gary Myers of the New York Daily News this morning.But did he actually get to pick where he went?
[credit provider=”YouTube”] Right before Tim Tebow was finally traded to the Jets, reports stated that the Denver Broncos had given him a choice regarding where he would be traded.Jacksonville Jaguars or New York Jets?
[credit provider=”Tony Manfred/Business Insider and AP Images”] Most people assumed that Tim Tebow, if given a choice, would have preferred to be traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars as opposed to the New York Jets.But in a report on ESPN, Adam Shefter said Tebow was sent to the Jets despite a […]
Below is what the NFL Shop’s front page looked like last night, shortly after the trade sending Tim Tebow to the New York Jets became official. However, this move seems a bit disingenuous. As we pointed out earlier this week, these Reebok jerseys will be obsolete in two weeks when […]
[credit provider=”Illustration by Tony Manfred”] Since September of 2011, Tim Tebow has gone from a third-stringer to a superstar to a trade chip to a New York Jet.He has experienced more twists and turns in the last 180 days than most athletes do in their entire career.
At his peak, Peyton Manning was one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. But unfortunately for the Broncos, Manning is now several years removed from his peak that was already in decline before the numerous surgeries on his neck.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons”] Tim Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets for a fourth round pick, according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.Jason La Canfora of NFL Network has the final details of the trade: Jets send fourth and sixth round 2012 draft picks to Broncos for Tebow […]
[credit provider=”Illustration by Lorenzo Arguello/Business Insider”] Less than 24 hours after Peyton Manning was introduced as the Denver Broncos new quarterback, the “Where will Tim Tebow go?” narrative has taken over.rumours are endless, with the Philadelphia Eagles, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Green Bay […]
[credit provider=”twitpic.com” url=”http://twitpic.com/7fnflf”] The New York Jets are seriously considering trading for Tim Tebow, according to multiple reports this morning.The New York Times described the team’s interest as “sincere and legitimate,” and the Post reports that the team has held “serious internal discussions.”
It seems only fitting that Peyton Manning’s rookie season in the NFL (1998) also happened to be final year of John Elway’s career and the last time the Broncos went to the Super Bowl.
A bunch of NFL reporters tweeted pictures of a Peyton Manning Broncos jersey before his press conference in Denver today.
Here’s video of Peyton Manning being introduced as the next quarterback of the Denver Broncos, via KUSA NBC 9 in Denver (Make sure to hit play; it may say “WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT BROADCASTING” but the feed is already running).
[credit provider=”AP Images” url=”http://www.apimages.com”] Tim Tebow is not at all surprised with the Denver Broncos signing Peyton Manning and thinks something positive will come out of it, according to a story relayed to a Tampa radio station by one of his close friends.The wife of a former Florida Gators player […]