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AFC Championship Preview: One Last Time for Old Times Sake

Slowing down Gronk is priority one for the Broncos D. (credit: fansided.com)

Jim Bearor

Brady-Manning XVII is happening again, and there are only so many ways we can rehash the same rhetoric about these two legendary quarterbacks.  I’m not one to put together a Bleacher Report-esque slideshow recounting the most memorable moments from the rivalry, but sure, I’ll click through something like that for old time’s sake.  I don’t need someone on my Facebook feed sharing a link to a playoff stat comparison between Tom and Peyton, because I’ve seen it before.  Yes, it obviously makes a difference that Brady has Belichick and Manning doesn’t. No, cheating isn’t the reason the Patriots win Super Bowls.  We’re coming up on the seventeenth iteration of this saga, and at this point, I don’t see the outcome changing either quarterback’s legacy all that much. Continue reading

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The Man(ning) of the Hour: How the Decision to Start Peyton on Sunday Was 20 Years in the Making

(credit: gettyimages.com)

Despite injuries and a rough start to the season, Gary Kubiak places his trust in Peyton Manning over Brock Osweiler(credit: gettyimages.com)

by Jim Bearor

The decision has already been made as to who will start for the Broncos in their Divisional Round matchup against the Steelers, but it feels like we haven’t hit the tipping point for the Manning/Osweiler quarterback situation. Osweiler has been the starting quarterback for the second half of the season, and he was better than Manning was in the first half. There are a few angles to this issue that make it more complex than “the young, strong armed quarterback” against “the shell-of-himself Hall of Famer”.

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