Here are five of the most entertaining sports stories of the week.
The Broncos take firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.
While many Denver fans and others around the league have been familiar with the likes of Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas and Wes Welker in the orange and blue, Sanders came over to the Mile High City from the Steel City of Pittsburgh. After his performance Thursday evening in front of the home faithful, no doubt many more people now know what a weapon he is in playing with one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time.
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
The Chargers and the Broncos have something more on their minds than the epic fantasy battle that is at hand when they meet in Denver Thursday night.
San Diego Chargers cornerback Brandon Flowers has been ruled out of Thursday’s game at Denver with a concussion.
The two best teams in the AFC West face off on Thursday night when the 5-2 Chargers visit the 5-1 Broncos. Peyton Manning will look to extend his lead in the career touchdown category in a match-up of top-tier quarterbacks—Philip Rivers is behind only Manning and Aaron Rodgers in passer rating this season.
Not only would there be a pair of games in a span of five days, but they would be against two of San Diego’s most hated rivals, Kansas City and Denver. Making the matter all the more urgent is that the game with the Broncos would be in the Mile High City, one of the tougher venues to go in and grab a win from.
Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano has had some success containing Peyton Manning.
Jim Nantz…he’s known as one of the most iconic voices and faces in the history of professional sports, and he took some time to speak on the upcoming “Thursday Night Football” game between the San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos.
Peyton Manning is seen as one of, if not, the greatest quarterback to play in the NFL. After the five-time MVP’s performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it is fitting to remember why Manning is so loved by fans, non-fans, and those within the league.
So it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger – Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.
The Manning brothers have once again taking to the mic for another preseason rap video.
It’s a poorly-kept secret that the Seattle Seahawks don’t mind taking a penalty flag or two for pass interference or defensive holding in exchange for five or six no-calls on borderline plays. Supposedly, the NFL will be cracking down on physical play in the defensive backfield. If true-and that’s a big if-it could mean even bigger numbers for the quarterbacks.
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