It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?
Being the sixth and final seed in the NFL playoffs usually means you’re a sizable underdog. When it comes to the San Diego Chargers, that holds true a second weekend straight.
The Denver Broncos are arguably the best team in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean they’re going to win this week. In fact, many stats show Peyton Manning and his Broncos are more likely to lose than win, as the No. 1 seed against the No. 6 seeded San Diego Chargers.
Not many people expected the San Diego Chargers to go into Denver on a Thursday night last month and come away with a win. Now, can the Bolts do it all over again?
Three seasons ago, Peyton Manning sat on the sidelines with an injury that many thought may end his career. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck out of Stanford and the rebuilding was about to begin. Little did anyone realize that the rebuilding would start immediately.
With the post-season in front of them now, the San Diego Chargers are hoping to stick around for a while as the AFC playoffs kick off this coming weekend.
What seemed only like a pipe dream a few weeks ago became reality this past Sunday for the San Diego Chargers and their fans.
The Jets (6-8) will be eliminated from playoff contention if Baltimore wins at Detroit on Monday night. “This one would be Ripley’s if we pull it off,” head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday.
Jets coach Rex Ryan knows his team needs a win on Sunday to remain legitimate contenders in the AFC playoff picture. But that won’t be easy against 9-4 Carolina.
Who would have imagined three months ago that the Jets would be in the wild-card hunt? (Sunday’s blowout notwithstanding.) And who could have thought one month ago that the Giants would be back in the race? (Besides Antrel Rolle.)
The Jets were expected to stink this season. Plain and simple. Then a funny thing happened…
Smith followed up a turnover-laden stinker in Week 4 with a gem at the Georgia Dome, going 16-of 20 for 199 yards and three scores.
Peyton is still here. He’s still active. Boy, is he active. And last night was more than dropping a double-nickel, like Jordan did against the Knicks on his comeback trail.
Each team has just 16 chances to distinguish itself from the pack in order to secure a playoff spot and hopefully a bid in the Super Bowl. The question is, quite simply, will the Super Bowl champion emerge from the AFC or NFC?
The NFL’s marketing machine put up gigantic banners of Flacco alongside Peyton Manning on the Broncos’ stadium to promote the league’s first game of the 2013 season. Fans are furious, Manning is miffed and Flacco is flummoxed.