Manning versus Brady, ad infinitum

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Sunday's forecast continues to include cold and windy conditions at Foxboro, even if Bill Belichick says to ignore such predictions.

But if the meteorologists are correct, then we should expect some run-heavy game plans, and then Denver's few injuries may come into play.

Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) and Louis Vasquez (illness) were upgraded to full participants on Friday and are listed as probable, while Montee Ball was again ruled out.

Of potentially equal importance, Virgil Green is questionable after he strained a calf during the week.

Green, of course, is often used as an extra blocker in the run game.

Quinton Carter (hamstring) and Steven Johnson (ankle) are also questionable.

For New England, DE Chandler Jones is expectedly out, while four others are questionable after having been limited all week.


Denver again worked out a left-footed punter as they prepare to face another one in New England's Ryan Allen.

Julius Thomas says athleticism and even coordination have never come as easily to him as might be expected.

Orlando Franklin lays out the players' weekly work schedule in his latest post for Shutdown Corner.

Von Miller destroyed his buddy Nate Solder in last year's regular season matchup.

Ross Benes charts Peyton Manning's pick-sixes by defenders and career interceptions by opponents.

Andrew Mason discusses the Pats offense and defense and responds to Twitter questions.


New England has dominated the turnover ledger in recent regular season matchups with Denver.

Matt Bowen studies tape of Darrelle Revis, who he says is back to his familiar dominant play.

Jeff Howe expects running back Shane Vereen to see a heavy workload tomorrow.

Manning/Brady 16

Bill Barnwell takes a novel approach (hard to believe one exists) to the Manning/Brady rivalry and focuses on the actual QB play to determine who's been better.

Mike Tanier is exhausted by all the Manning/Brady talk and predicts a narrow Pats win, even if he says Peyton is the better QB.

Bill Simmons thinks there's still too far to go before declaring a better career between these two, and you wouldn't believe who he says is currently in the lead.

Mike Freeman says we should all just sit back and enjoy another game featuring these QBs, and he's obviously correct.

ESPN's staffers hold an entertaining roundtable on the two quarterbacks, within which Jeff Saturday suggests Peyton could play another 10 (!) years.

Jeff Legwold says these showdowns are practically division gamesLegwold and Mike Reiss predict a Denver win.

Brian Phillips considers how Manning and Brady have each affected how we view the other one.

More previews, from Scott Kacsmar and Judy Battista.

If you only have the time or patience to read a single Manning/Brady preview, then PFT Commenter's should probably be the one.


Tampa Bay waived/injured KR Trindon Holliday, who fumbled once in his only game for them, as we all might have expected.


Emmanuel Sanders is catching passes much farther downfield this season than he did for Pittsburgh.

Greg Cosell hits up tape of Arizona's two long touchdowns against Philly last week; Chris Burke studies a few of tomorrow's key matchups.

Joel Corry wonders if Oakland might finish the season 0-16.

Former Washington QB Jay Schroeder served up a moronic defense of the team's blatantly racist name.

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