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Peyton Manning is back and better than ever

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For anyone out there who still thinks that Peyton Manning has yet to become Peyton Manning again, consider this nugget from Broncos P.R. guru Patrick Smyth.

Manning has become the first quarterback in NFL history to string together four games with 300 passing yards, 70-percent completion percentage, and three touchdowns per game.  Also, the cumulative totals of 1,289 yards, 75-percent completion percentage, and 12 touchdown passes is a first.

The Broncos won three of those games, losing only at New England in Week Five.

He did it Sunday night despite banging his hand against a helmet.  He emerged with only a busted nail.

“[Q]uarterbacks, probably the biggest fear is always the thumb on the helmet of the defensive lineman, so that’s what happened,” Manning said after the game.  “Mostly the nail, the fingernail. It’ll be sore tomorrow, but I’m probably a little bit lucky.”

That means the Bengals may not be very lucky.  They’ll exit their bye with a visit from Peyton, who’ll be close enough to Indy to entice fans to choose to make the trek to Cincy over watching the shockingly 4-3 Colts host the nearly-as-shockingly 4-3 Dolphins.

The Broncos also are 4-3.  Unlike the Colts and Dolphins, Denver plays in a division where four victories could be half the wins necessary to get to the postseason.

We’ve got a feeling the Broncos will end up with more than eight this year.

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5 Responses to “Peyton Manning is back and better than ever”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 29, 2012 7:12 AM

    Move over, Texans, the Bronco’s are this weeks paper champions.

    Who’s next?

  2. golonger says: Oct 29, 2012 10:03 AM

    LOL,wih those quackers he throws? Just wait until the Broncos make the playoffs (if they do) and the windows for passing become even tighter..his passes dont stand a chaace!You think he choked in the playoffs BEFORE? Just wait!

  3. pastabelly says: Oct 29, 2012 10:30 AM

    The Saints and Patriots defenses can make any quarterback look like their own quarterbacks. The Broncos defense looked great at home and they were awful in Foxboro.

  4. malvaren18 says: Oct 29, 2012 11:20 AM

    I predict 12-4 Denver, Manning 5th MVP trophy, and Super Bowl Bound.

  5. crappygovernment says: Oct 29, 2012 12:42 PM

    I wish he would have been man enough to go to the 49ers. The Broncos have no shot against the better afc teams come playoff time.

    Was he lured to Denver with all the endorsement shekels?

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