SNEAK PEEK – “Terrell Davis: A Football Life”
“Terrell Davis: A Football Life” premieres Friday, October 24 at 9pm/ET on NFL Network.
I've written this a million times, and will do so another billion times. TD was the best player on a team that won two Super Bowls. He was better than half the running backs already in the HOF, and better than most of his contemporaries on this list.
In a sport as physically brutal as football, it is an absolute joke to weigh longevity more heavily than pure greatness. Terrell Davis was a pure great.
Thursday's game against San Diego will probably be one of those 23-20 slugfests.1
That gives us just under three days to pretend the Broncos are going to continue on the exact same pace they've established over six games.
Of course, it's extra fun to do this after a 42-17 all-phases blowout win over a supposed SB contender.
The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.
According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.
Since the moment he signed in Denver, it's been all about Peyton Manning, and that's true today more than ever.
On Sunday night, Peyton broke one of the greatest individual records in sports, and showed that whenever he retires, he's likely to have reset the bar in another stratosphere.
This is, naturally, as fine a time as any to celebrate Manning's illustrious career, even while he shows no signs of slowing down.
As wins over Seattle and Buffalo became a significant streak with victories over the lesser Jags and Jets, San Diego had done wonders to overcome injuries.
But then they barely squeaked past Oakland last week, and on Sunday, they lost at home to Kansas City, allowing the Chiefs 154 rushing yards and 39 minutes of TOP.
Records are made to be broken, so they say.
When Peyton Manning is involved, though, they are simply broken to be made again. And again. And Again.
With every touchdown pass he throws, Manning rewrites the record books in orange and blue.
Is there any reason to think Manning can’t throw another 100 touchdowns as a Bronco?
No. No there is not.
Peyton Manning threw for 318 yards and four touchdown passes, with his third breaking Brett Favre's all-time mark.
Two of them went to Demaryius Thomas, whose eight catches went for 171 yards.
With three first-half touchdown passes on Sunday night, Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes.
Manning threw touchdowns of three yards to Emmanuel Sanders and 39 yards to Wes Welker on Denver's first two possessions of the night.
After a five-and-out, Manning hit Demaryius Thomas from eight yards out for the record, with some nifty footwork from Demaryius in the front right corner of the end zone.
UPDATE: Jason La Canfora echoes a tweet from Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs that Marshall was yelling at Bears’ kicker Robbie Gould.
UPDATE II: ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright had a source tell him that Marshall called out Bears quarterback Jay Cutler after the loss.
Dare I say it?
Thank you, Josh McDaniels?