Patriots fans will see a familiar foe with a new look this coming Sunday when Peyton Manning walks out onto the Gillette Stadium turf as a member of the Denver Broncos. Manning has so far led his team to a 2-2 record after being sidelined through the entire 2011 season due to multiple neck surgeries. (more)
4x NFL MVP Peyton Manning is officially a member of the Denver Broncos after signing a contract with the club on Tuesday. The deal is constructed to pay out as much as $96 million over the next five years. (more)
The New England Patriots entered tonight’s game at Gillette having lost their last two playoff games at home. It was clear from the first drive of the game that the Denver Broncos would not be adding a third loss for New England here tonight. The Patriots made it look easy with a 45-10 win over the Broncos. (more)
No one expected this match-up between Denver and Pittsburgh to be so close and no one (with the exception of Broncos fans and Tebow-Maniacs) thought Denver would be the winner at Mile High Stadium today. But Tebow pulled off the seemingly impossible with an impressive win over the favored Steelers in an OT thriller. (more)
Quarterback Tim Tebow has vaulted the Denver Broncos to lead the AFC West Division at 8-5 after a dismal 1-4 start. The former Heisman Trophy winner from Florida will look to carry Denver further into post-season contention when they host the AFC East leading New England Patriots on Sunday. (more)
Aaron Rodgers started off the Turkey Day festivities in style, throwing for 348 yards and three touchdowns from 28 passes completed as the Green Bay Packers went on to demolish the Detroit Lions 34-12 yesterday at Ford Field in Detroit. The Lions first found themselves in good position just seconds into the game, after recovering a fumble in the opening kickoff. From there QB Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson for the lay-up TD from a yard away.
WR Donald Driver was awarded game MVP rights with seven receptions for 142 yards and a touchdown. Rodgers found it easier to locate his receivers yesterday due the improvements in Green Bay’s offensive line. “There were a couple times when I held the ball for 4 or 5 seconds — maybe more,” said Rodgers. “When you have that kind of time with the kind of players that we have, we feel like we’re going to make plays.” The struggling Lions will move on to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Devember 6th as the Packers continue to fight for playoff contention the following day against the Baltimore Ravens.
The second NFL event of the day showcased the Dallas Cowboys at home outplaying the Oakland Raiders 24-7. Dallas notched the first score of the game with a field goal in the first quarter. Felix Jones added the pressure with a 46 yard kick return 1:12 into the second. QB Tony Romo later hooked up with Miles Austin and Roy Williams for six apiece to really solidify the win.
“I think we have a lot to prove — just for this season, though,” said Romo. “I don’t think any other season has any bearing whatsoever. For us, it’s strictly about right now and this next game. We’ll go from there.” Oakland is scheduled to play the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday as the Cowboys travel east to meet the New York Giants.
The evening contest featured the Denver Broncos offense working early and often against a frustrated Giants team at Mile High Stadium. New York, after starting the season 5-0 have now lost their last five of six games, pushing them back to third place behind the Eagles and Cowboys in the NFC East Division standings. “We didn’t have any tempo and we didn’t make any plays,” said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. “We keep talking about winning the physical battle and controlling the line of scrimmage. We thought this would be the night and it wasn’t.”
Broncos QB Kyle Orton had trouble finding the end zone, forcing kicker Matt Prater to keep busy during the holiday with four field goals. This marks Denver’s first November victory, standing one game behind the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West. They will next matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
After somewhat of a shaky start to the 2009 regular season, the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers are officially back as one of the NFL’s top contenders. They better proved themselves Monday night after handling the Denver Broncos 28-10 at Mile High Stadium.
Safety Tyrone Carter in replace of Ryan Clark stepped up and took one back for six early in the second quarter. “I was excited for him,” said Clark. “It was a big win. He did an awesome job. His first interception really put us in the game.” Clark himself was unable to perform due to a sickle-cell trait that prevents oxygen from flowing into his spleen while at high altitudes.
After being hospitalized at a Mile High game in 2007, Clark was better off sidelined for last night’s contest. “My goal for this trip was to go back with the team on the plane,” said Clark. “Last time I came out, I didn’t make it back with them.”
The Steelers scored the final 21 points of the game between the third and fourth quarters. They’re now tied with the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC North Division standings. Denver is just one game up on the San Diego Chargers in the AFC West.
Eddie Royal last night became the first player in Denver Broncos history to return a kickoff and punt for touchdowns in one game, as his squad went on to outplay the San Diego Chargers 34-23. The win at Qualcomm Stadium kept the Broncos undefeated with a 6-0 regular season record.
QB Kyle Orton had a slow start but finished with 229 passing yards and two TD’s from his 20 total game completions. Orton certainly did his job but it was Royal who collected the game ball following Monday nights featured contest. “Man, it was a great feeling. The guys did a great job of blocking,” he said of the second return. “I’ve got to give them a lot of credit. They opened up the seams and it was a home run.”
The Broncos after a bye week will next look forward to matching up with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, November 11th. The Chargers have a game coming right up against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at 1:00 PM.
Yesterday’s NFL matchups really defined the gap between the good and bad. The undefeated Giants, Vikings and Colts all handled their opponents quite easily. The only 5-0 team to actually have a contest in order for them to stay undefeated was the Denver Broncos. They surged back in the second half against the New England Patriots to tie it up, pushing the game into OT where they closed it out with a field goal. Check for all week 5 scores below.
Sunday, October 11, 2009Cleveland Browns 6, Buffalo Bills 3 – The Browns were able to knock two field goals through in the second and fourth quarters to win the defensive battle.
Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Detroit Lions 20 – QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 277 yards and three TD’s from his 23 completions.
Dallas Cowboys 26, Kansas City Chiefs 20 – WR Miles Austin caught 10 passes for a franchise record 250 yards and the winning overtime TD.
Minnesota Vikings 38, St Louis Rams 10 – Adrian Peterson led the Vikings with two TD’s from 15 carries against the winless Rams.
New York Giants 44, Oakland Raiders 7 – QB Eli Manning racked up two TD’s from 10 passes completed in the first half as the G-Men coasted by the Raiders.
Philadelphia Eagles 33, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 – The Eagles offense managed to score every quarter as the defense shut down the Bucs completely in the first and third quarters.
Carolina Panthers 20, Washington Redskins 17 – Carolina scored 11 fourth quarter points to come back and win by 3.
Cincinnati Bengals 17, Baltimore Ravens 14 – RB Cedric Benson rushed for 120 yard and one TD as Cincinnati went on to barely edge out the Ravens.
Atlanta Falcons 45, San Francisco 49ers 10 – QB Matt Ryan threw for 329 yards and 2 TD’s as the Falcons defense went on to shut down the 49ers for the entire second half.
Seattle Seahawks 41, Jacksonville Jaguars 0 – WR Nate Burleson caught only six passes but gained 98 yards and two TD’s.
Arizona Cardinals 28, Houston Texans 21 – The Texans rallied and scored 14 of their 21 total points in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time as the Cards held on to win by 7.
Denver Broncos 20, New England Patriots 17 - The Broncos won the overtime coin toss and capitalized with a field goal to send the Pats back east with a loss.
Indianapolis Colts 31, Tennessee Titans 9 – QB Peyton Manning and his Colts posted 21 points in the first half and never looked back from there.
Monday, October 12, 2009Miami Dolphins 31, New York Jets 27 - Ronnie Brown scored the go-ahead TD in the final seconds to carry his Dolphins past their division rival Jets.