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Peyton whacks his thumb on a helmet, while building lead

Denver Broncos running back Willis McGahee takes a handoff from Denver quarterback Peyton Manning against the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter of their NFL football game in Denver Reuters

The Broncos are out to a 17-7 halftime lead over the Saints, but they aren’t out of the woods yet.

They have to worry about quarterback Peyton Manning’s right thumb, which he whacked on a helmet just before the two-minute warning.

Manning appeared to have some blood on the thumb, but finished the half.

He’s 11-of-16 for 178 yards and a touchdown, and has looked sharper than Drew Brees in the battle of big-name quarterbacks.

But how he responds when the Broncos take the ball to start the second half will be huge.

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8 Responses to “Peyton whacks his thumb on a helmet, while building lead”
  1. mdd913 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:03 PM

    I suspect Martez Wilson will be suspended 8 games on Tuesday for having a bounty out on Peyton Manning’s thumb.

  2. broncostevenp says: Oct 28, 2012 10:07 PM

    It’s amazing how good Manning still is.

  3. asseenonokra says: Oct 28, 2012 10:10 PM

    mdd913–

    It was obvious Wilson intentionally put his head where he knew Peyton’s thumb would be. More indisputable proof of a bounty program.

  4. morgusthemagnificent says: Oct 28, 2012 10:11 PM

    Reminiscent of the afc championship game circa 2006. Manning hit his hand on a patriot rushers helmet early in the second half, looked pretty bad but he stayed in the game and brought them back from an early 21 point deficit.

  5. footballfan58 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:23 PM

    Go Peyton!! Show Brees what a team player looks like!!

  6. randomguy9999 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:34 PM

    Peyton has not only hit his hand on helmets a buncha times…. he got his jaw broken in Miami and stayed in and won…

    He’s playing every bit talented and tough as he ever has…. and showing up everyone that was saying he’s washed up….

  7. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 28, 2012 11:11 PM

    Stuck out his thumb, it looked like a plum, and he said “what a good boy am I”.

  8. truefootballinsight says: Oct 29, 2012 12:20 AM

    Wilson to be fined 17k for blatant attempt to try to play defense.

    In other news Peyton pulled a Peyton

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