No matter where his season or his career might end, Joe Flacco will always have The Fling.
And Peyton Manning will always have to live with that throw he made, too.
Flacco’s desperation 70-yard touchdown pass to Jacoby Jones with 31 seconds left in regulation saved the game for the Baltimore Ravens in regulation and Manning’s throw across his body in overtime all but lost it for the Denver Broncos. Read More
The NFL’s dandy dozen is set — and truth be told, a little scared.
Nobody’s perfect, and all the teams that made the playoffs face potential pitfalls that could derail their dreams of partying down Bourbon Street in February. Read More
The Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, who tied for the league’s best record at 13-3, are well aware of one of the NFL’s biggest truisms: more often than not, the regular season is for suckers.
Over the last decade, just two of the 13 teams that had the best regular season record — or tied for the best mark — went on to win the Super Bowl: the ’02 Buccaneers and the ’03 Patriots. Read More
RG3 and the Washington Redskins are heading to the playoffs as NFC East champions.
By winning their seventh straight game, the Redskins rolled to their first division title in 13 years with a 28-18 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Next up for Robert Griffin III & Co.: a home playoff matchup next Sunday with the Seahawks — the third straight postseason game for Washington against Seattle. Read More
After overwhelming another overmatched division rival, Peyton Manning and the streaking Denver Broncos can turn their attention to much more meaningful opponents.
Manning threw for 310 yards and had his 30th touchdown pass of the season on the game's opening drive to help the Broncos roll to their eighth straight victory, 26-13 over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. Read More
Peyton Manning ruined Dennis Allen’s homecoming Sunday when the Denver Broncos handed the Raiders their worst loss in this heated AFC West rivalry in a half-century.
Manning picked apart a secondary filled with backups, then walked off the field with a clean jersey and a smile a mile wide as the Broncos bounced back from back-to-back close losses with a resounding 37-6 rout of their archrival. Read More
If the story lines for today’s Raiders-Broncos game have a different feel from those Peyton Manning has read about for all these years — well, he’s probably not alone.
When the Denver quarterback lines up against Oakland for his first up-close taste of one of the NFL’s most intense rivalries, it will be the guys in orange playing the role of the bad guys, with the Raiders coming in wearing silver and black, as always, but looking downright docile compared to years past. Read More
At times, the NFL preseason should be called the overreaction season. The 49ers were down 17-0 in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos? Someone call Chicken Little because the sky must be falling.
Alex Smith fumbles a snap from under center that Denver recovers? See, Smith’s hands ARE too small after all. Read More
Peyton Manning got the jump on the 49ers. The 49ers overtook him in the end, though.
David Akers kicked four of his five field goals in the second half and San Francisco withstood Peyton Manning’s first two touchdown passes since joining the Denver Broncos to give the 49ers a 29-24 exhibition victory on Sunday. Read More
The 49ers may have pursued Peyton Manning in March, but today, it will be San Francisco’s defense attempting to bag the 11-time Pro Bowl quarterback.
“Playing against a team and a quarterback of his caliber ... you basically get to see where you stand at with him,” defensive tackle Ricky Jean François said of Manning. Read More