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Two Unique Contracts for Two Super Bowl QBs

A year ago, Cam Newton and Peyton Manning both found themselves in unusual contract situations. Plus, the cap ramifications of Calvin Johnson’s (possible) retirement, the Chargers’ decision to stay (for now), and the new Thursday Night Football broadcast split

Two Quarterbacks, Two Paths, One Super Bowl

In 2011, the Panthers drafted Cam Newton. In 2012, the Broncos signed Peyton Manning. Here’s a look back at how those decisions were made and led to the Carolina-Denver matchup in Santa Clara. Plus reader mail

On Championship Sunday, It Was Manning’s Moment

Peyton Manning’s Broncos got the best of Tom Brady’s Patriots thanks to a defensive performance for the ages. Denver now heads to Santa Clara to meet the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Here’s a breakdown of both games, plus the latest NFL offseason news and details on a Super-sized cross-country road trip

NFL’s Final Four Sunday

It’s a whole new ballgame in Denver; unlike in the regular-season meeting, Peyton Manning and Julian Edelman will be there for Broncos-Patriots. Meanwhile, the NFC title game features two very different offenses: Carolina’s multi-faceted ground game and Arizona’s aerial attack

Denver’s New Normal

Peyton Manning, game manager, is a little difficult for fans to watch. But riding a turnover-free quarterback and the best defense in football is the Broncos’ best chance to beat the Patriots and make it to Santa Clara

Settle in for a Long Winter

Football has become an afterthought for 20 franchises now examining everything about the way they do business ... plus, my thoughts on Chip Kelly, Peyton Manning, the Browns’ baseball guy and more

Upsetting Developments

From Peyton Manning’s mood in light of HGH allegations to the toppling of nearly all of the NFL’s top teams, it was upset Sunday in more ways than one. Here is the Broncos QB’s emotional response, plus analysis of the coin-flipping, perfection-puncturing, playoff-puzzling action of Week 16

What 54 NFL Passes Tell Us About Brock Osweiler

Peyton Manning’s backup will make his first career start against the Bears—and against his old coaches who know his weaknesses. Look for Gary Kubiak to start installing the offense he always wanted in Denver

Unbeaten and Undressed

The Broncos remain perfect after exposing Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Here’s how Denver held Green Bay to just 77 passing yards. Plus more from Week 8, including Drew Brees’ incredible day, the possible return of Steve Smith Sr. and big injuries on a brutal Sunday

Manning vs. Rodgers: A Matchup for the Ages?

The Broncos and Packers are both perfect entering Sunday's matchup, but their quarterbacks are performing at opposite ends of the spectrum. Can Denver's defense boost its offense again? Plus, a Week 8 rundown

Six and Oh, How the Sky is Falling Down on Denver

The standings say the Broncos are unbeaten, but the football public perceives problems for coach Gary Kubiak’s crew. Is Peyton Manning really done? Tackling that, plus mailbag questions on the Jets’ success without Rex Ryan, Seattle’s struggles and the fallacy of full-time refs

Broncos Rush to Peyton Manning’s Defense

Denver is undefeated despite having the league’s fourth-worst offense. Luckily the No. 2 defense—and everyone in the locker room—is standing behind their diminished quarterback

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

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

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

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