Snowy and windy backdrop for Manning/Brady 16

Good Afternoon, Broncos fans! As much as the weather has been discussed this week, it appears not to have been overkill.

It's been snowing today (if less than is being portrayed on ESPN), and that's expected to continue into the afternoon. It remains to be seen how much of that snow will be cleared by kickoff.

The forecast calls for plenty of wind, and that's a legitimate concern for Denver, considering Peyton Manning's oft wobbly throws.


Julius Thomas has 15 red zone touchdowns over the past season and a half.

Lamin Barrow attended the same high school as Reggie Wayne and Kordell Stewart.

Andrew Mason discusses Denver's keys to victory today.

In an ESPN Insider piece, Aaron Schatz discusses the place of the 2014 Broncos among the best and most balanced teams since 1989, according to DVOA.


The Pats revved up their run game right around this time a year ago.

Mike Reiss and Jeremy Gottlieb project the key matchups within today's game.

Paul Klee thinks the weakness of the rest of the AFCE has served for many years to make the Pats appear better than they really are.

Manning/Brady 16

Wes Welker says the two quarterbacks have similar work habits.

Greg Cosell wonders how Bill Belichick will respond to the matchup problem created by Emmanuel Sanders.

Erik Frenz highlights the importance of disguising defenses against Manning.

The injury problems for QBs around the league has Jarrett Bell appreciating this matchup even more.

Karen Guregian thinks New England needs to win today, so that Manning/Brady 17 doesn't take place in Denver.

Mark Kiszla and Ben Hochman's debate about who's better is a better read than we'd expected.

Mike Klis says the Sammy Baugh/Sid Luckman rivalry had much in common with Manning/Brady.

Woody Paige considers this rivalry's place in world history.


Atlanta owner Arthur Blank is expected to fire head coach Mike Smith after this season and seek out a top-name replacement.

Dallas QB Tony Romo has fractured bones in his back and will not play against Arizona today; the team extended teammate-killing DT Josh Brent through 2015.

One of Washington's team buses rear-ended another one this morning; the team's decision to start RG3 reportedly came from Dan Snyder and GM Bruce Allen, not coach Jay Gruden.

Detroit's suspension of C.J. Mosley was prompted by his having disabled the smoke alarm in his London hotel, and having been caught with marijuana.


Brett Michael Dykes and Greg Gabriel preview Sunday's matchups.

Gary Myers thinks Woody Johnson is going to clean house by firing both John Idzik and Rex Ryan next offseason.

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