Wilson has last laugh as Seahawks hold off Broncos

Sep 22, 2014

Wilson has last laugh as Seahawks hold off Broncos

Once Peyton Manning had completed a frantic fourth-quarter rally to force overtime, Russell Wilson could admit to being a little selfish. Wilson wanted the spotlight himself — to put together one final drive, keeping Manning sitting on the sideline as a spectator and making ...

Luck doesn't fit mold

Sep 6, 2014

Luck doesn't fit mold

Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight. As a highly recruited high school quarterback in Houston and as a Heisman finalist at Stanford, he was often the reluctant center of media attention. Even now, he tries to avoid the sideshows that come ...

Broncos fired up in loss to Texans

Aug 24, 2014

Broncos fired up in loss to Texans

Stronger, healthier, feistier than ever. Peyton Manning capped a spunky week by getting the first disciplinary penalty of his storied career Saturday night when he was whistled for taunting in the Denver Broncos’ 18-17 preseason loss to the Houston Texans. Manning was mad after ...

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Aug 18, 2014

Broncos offense overwhelms 49ers

Even Peyton Manning realizes he’s ready for the regular season. Or at least darn close. Manning threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas and dominated in his two series, leading the Denver Broncos past the San Francisco 49ers 34-0 on Sunday to spoil ...

Manning having more fun at training camp

Aug 13, 2014

Manning having more fun at training camp

Peyton Manning seems to be having a lot more fun this summer. He’s still grinding through training camp like always but he’s also showing a loosey-goosey side that he rarely flashed in Indy or in his first two seasons in Denver. One morning, he’s ...

Denver tops Seattle in sloppy affair

Aug 8, 2014

Denver tops Seattle in sloppy affair

The Super Bowl teams slogged through a preseason opener delayed by lightning and a flurry of flags Thursday night before linebacker Steven Jackson’s end zone interception of Terrelle Pryor’s pass sealed the Denver Broncos’ 21-16 win over the Seattle Seahawks. In between a 46-minute ...

Various miscues doom Broncos at Super Bowl

Feb 4, 2014

Various miscues doom Broncos at Super Bowl

The seeds of Denver’s stunning Super Bowl self-destruction were planted during last Wednesday’s practice when coach John Fox decided to turn down the speakers that simulate crowd noise because “it’s not an away game.” A silent snap count would have been so much better ...

Denver's Manning named MVP for record fifth time

Feb 2, 2014

Denver's Manning named MVP for record fifth time

Peyton Manning’s record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award Saturday night in a landslide. No other player has won more than three. Denver’s record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to ...

Peyton won't address legacy

Jan 29, 2014

Peyton won't address legacy

Peyton Manning is not interested in talking about where his career stands in football history. Not right now, anyway. Not when he’s still playing. And certainly not less than a week from playing in the Super Bowl for the Denver Broncos. As collected and ...

Manning has shot at Super Bowl history

Jan 26, 2014

Manning has shot at Super Bowl history

For all the NFL records Peyton Manning owns — and there are plenty — he is one victory away from the one accomplishment that eventually might define his legacy more than any other. If Manning’s Denver Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks next weekend, he ...

Rival personas take center stage

Jan 25, 2014

Rival personas take center stage

Paul Newberry Well, here we go again. Get ready for a Super Bowl week filled with more of the inevitable comparisons between Peyton Manning and Richard Sherman. There’s no better headlines: Good vs. evil. Humble vs. loudmouthed. The well-groomed quarterback vs. the cornerback with ...

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Jan 20, 2014

Manning guides Broncos past Pats, into Super Bowl XLVIII

Peyton Manning stuffed the football into his helmet and handed it to an equipment man for safekeeping. The connection: Flawless, as usual. The keepsake: Certainly one he’ll want to hang on to. The Broncos quarterback had an answer for everyone Sunday — from Tom ...