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The Bronco Blueprint

Denver is 3-0 and it’s been a dominant defense—and not the Peyton Manning-led offense—that’s led the way. Here’s how architect John Elway built a juggernaut on the other side of the ball. Plus reader mail

Detroit's Defense Struggling in Rough Start

Lions defense has allowed 29 points per game and it's vital that they pressure Peyton Manning in their home opener this weekend. If the Lions head into their Week 4 matchup with Seattle at 0-3, it will be difficult to bounce back

The Week 2 Mailbag

Why Seahawks fans shouldn’t press the panic button yet. (You too, Peyton purists.) Plus more opinions from Week 1 and answering email

A Rocky Start for Peyton and His New Offense

The Broncos opened the 2015 season—and the Gary Kubiak era—by gutting out a defensive battle. Peyton Manning’s diminishing arm strength and lack of mobility were issues, but if you look closely enough, you can see why the Manning-Kubiak marriage can work

Window Into the Weekend: Week 1

Peter King's previews three things to watch out for in this weekend's games: Who will lead Atlanta's pass rush? Can Derek Carr and the Raiders upset the Bengals? And who will emerge as Joe Flacco's deep threat answer? 

Denver's Defense Key to Another Playoff Run

For the first time in Peyton Manning's career, the veteran QB can rely on his defense to carry more of the burden than the offense. The Broncos are ripe with playmakers on that side of the ball, making January football very likely

"Peyton has a lot more zip"

Greg Bishop's report from the Broncos final day of training camp, where players are raving about Peyton Manning's arm. Peyton's pay cut might be a motivating factor for him this season, and the 39-year-old quarterback returns with more "zip" than ever before

Peyton’s Hot Starts, Cold Finishes

Forecasting more cold-weather problems for Peyton Manning. Plus, thoughts on Bill O’Brien’s starring role on Hard Knocks, the unsung hero in Chris Johnson’s return to the NFL and RG3’s confident comments

Unfinished Business

After a 9-1 start in 2014, the Cardinals limped to a weak finish after losing Carson Palmer to an ACL injury. Will the now healthy QB pick up where he left off? Plus, Mike Tannenbaum's second chance, inside HBO's new football show and more

Trouble on the Line

A season-ending injury for left tackle Ryan Clady isn’t a big deal; the Broncos’ offensive line was going to be shaky anyway. The real question is how new coach Gary Kubiak will meld his offense with Peyton Manning and a host of new faces

Offseason Power Rankings

No better time than the first day of June to unleash a list of how the NFL teams stack up, 1 to 32, heading into the summer. Why I like the Chiefs and Vikings more than most, plus notes on a happy family weekend in Northern California

The Young Dinosaur

After back-to-back losing seasons for the first time as New York Giants head coach, 68-year-old Tom Coughlin had no interest in walking away from coaching. He’s even less interested in changing his ways

The Bucs Start Here

Jameis Winston, No. 1 overall? Tampa Bay's investigation into what will become the most scrutinized pick in draft history has only begun. Plus Los Angeles and realignment talk, Sam Bradford-to-Browns rumors and Denver's potential problem

Awaiting Peyton’s Decision

Listening to John Elway talk about Peyton Manning and seeing his coldhearted dealings with John Fox, I was reminded of the Packers’ circumstances with Brett Favre in 2008. As stoic as Manning is, everyone likes to be recruited