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Monday Morning Quarterback
At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right Now
At 38, Peyton Manning’s Prime is Right Now
Hyperbole after the Broncos QB broke the NFL career touchdown mark? Nope. Presenting the numbers that show Manning is better in Denver than he was in Indy. Plus a look at the legit Lions, the sliding Seahawks and the rest of Week 7
By Peter King
Window Into the Weekend
About to Make History
Peyton Manning needs three scores to break Brett Favre’s career touchdown record, but what does that mean in the context of today’s NFL? Plus, why the Bengals-Colts matchup is a big test for Andy Dalton
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Who Would You Rather Face?
Who Would You Rather Face?
A game-planning paradox: Peyton Manning’s an all-time great, sure, but the dangerous and unpredictable Colin Kaepernick is harder to prepare for
By Andy Benoit
Game Plan
It’s Now Sunny in New York, But It’s Always Tough in Philadelphia
It’s Now Sunny in New York, But It’s Always Tough in Philadelphia
Tom Coughlin’s offseason gamble paid off and the new-look Giants have hit their offensive stride. But the chemistry between Eli Manning and new coordinator Ben McAdoo will be tested in the unfriendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field
By Peter King
Business of Football
Contracts, Concussions Link Kaepernick and Smith
Contracts, Concussions Link Kaepernick and Smith
The careers of Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick will be forever connected by two NFL constants: money and head injuries. An examination of both, plus the latest on drug testing, TV rights and the concussion settlement
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
A Different NFL For Now
A Different NFL For Now
The normally quiet fall owners meeting turned into a louder affair Wednesday with all eyes on embattled commissioner Roger Goodell. As the NFL looks to get its personal-conduct house in order, an outsider is lending her unique expertise
By Peter King
Tuesday Mailbag
Answering Your Week 5 Questions From Twitter
On Jim Schwartz being carried off the field, the leading candidates for coach of the year, Jim Harbaugh’s future in San Francisco, possible NFL expansion in Los Angeles and London, and what’s going on with the Jets and Cowboys
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Old Men and the (Previously) Unbeatens
Old Men and the (Previously) Unbeatens
It was vintage Tom Brady and Peyton Manning on Sunday, as each hit historic career milestones in victories over the league's last unbeatens. Plus, the Niners turn to their own aging star, the block that has Bruce Arians furious, the Fine Fifteen in flux, weekly awards and more
By Peter King
Analytics
Goal-to-Go: Should NFL Teams Pass or Run?
Goal-to-Go: Should NFL Teams Pass or Run?
Chip Kelly came under fire after the Eagles threw two incomplete passes from the 1-yard line, turned the ball over on downs and ultimately lost last Sunday’s game. We crunched the data to see whether running or passing the ball is the right call
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Best Players So Far
The Best Players So Far
With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, we take stock of the MVP race and find some new names at the top. Plus, Steve Smith Sr. torches his old team, Teddy Bridgewater’s brilliant debut, Roger Goodell gets an earful in Texas and the night the football world watched baseball
By Peter King