Manning Offensive POM Lard

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The latest Broncos accolade belongs to Peyton Manning, who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. This is Peyton's fifth time winning the award, and the first such honor for a Bronco since Jay Cutler won in September 2008.

As for the state of his right thumb, Peyton says it's fine, and "more of an irritant than anything."

More great news comes in the form of Tracy Porter's return to practice Wednesday, albeit on a limited basis. It remains unclear whether Porter will be available for Sunday, but appears certain he won't start.


Videos: John Fox and Peyton Manning speak after practice Wednesday, from which Chris Hall reports for BTVHighlights of Manning's play from October.

Porter acknowledges that Denver's coaches were unhappy with his play prior to the influence of his health problems, but he at least has all the right things to say about his situation.

Jeff Legwold figures the Broncos may have Champ Bailey shadow A.J. Green on Sunday no matter where he lines up.

Legwold says the Broncos are pleased with Keith Brooking's play in the middle, and he suggests that they could use some four-linebacker looks when D.J. Williams is eligible to play.

Matt Bowen breaks down the Dino Double Post that led to Demaryius Thomas's deep leaping grab against the Saints.

Sam Monson also names PMFM his AFC offensive player of the month, while Von Miller is a runner-up to J.J. Watt on the defensive side.

Of course, heading to Cincy recalls great memories of Brandon Stokley's last-minute 87-yard game-winner.


Marvin Lewis has taken the curious route of publicly calling out QB Andy Dalton and LB Rey Maualuga and telling them to be more assertive leaders.

Oakland corner Ron Bartell practiced for the first time since the season started; the team worked out six players and made a PS move.


Here's Andy Benoit's film review from Week 8 and a look at the upcoming matchups of Week 9.

Ben Muth examines the Raiders' decimation of the KC offensive line, while Sam Monson looks at how Carson Palmer repeatedly torched ex-Raiders teammate Stanford Routt.

Chase Stuart ponders the futures of Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, Sexy Rexy, and the Sanchize.

In honor of today's trade deadline, Bill Barnwell checks back on his player values, bumping Peyton Manning up from #50 into the mid-30s; Andrew Brandt explains why there are traditionally so few midseason trades in the NFL.

Gil Brandt says Andrew Luck has performed better as a rookie than Manning did in 1998.

Greg Garber shares his formula for SB contention and says PMFM has turned the Broncos into players.


Promise-ring girls everywhere are heartbroken at the news that Teebs has a girlfriend.

KSK captionizes Week 8 and examines some Halloween costumes donned by NFL players this week.

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