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Peyton Manning to retire after 18 NFL seasons

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Peyton Manning surveyed the landscape of his brilliant career and called one last audible. He’s retiring a champion. A month after Denver’s triumph in Super Bowl 50, Manning informed John Elway he is following his lead and riding off into that orange sunset just like the Broncos’ boss did 17 years ago after winning his second Super Bowl. Just shy of 40, Manning will forgo $19 million and a 19th season in the NFL, where he served as both a…

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Wade Phillips finally kicked in the door

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It was quite a weekend for Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. On Sunday, his team won the Super Bowl primarily because of the players he coaches. The night before, he was selected as the NFL’s best assistant coach. Those watching Denver’s 24-10 bludgeoning of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday saw a defensive unit assembled before Phillips arrived exactly one year ago (Feb. 9, 2015). In the span of 12 months, a good Denver defense became an excellent defense. Phillips…

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Props rule the day for Super Bowl at Vegas sports books

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Jay Kornegay still finds it painful to talk about the last time the Denver Broncos were in the Super Bowl and the first snap of the game went over Peyton Manning‘s head for a Seattle safety. For some reason, a lot of bettors at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook had put money on a 60-1 longshot that the first score of the games for the Seahawks would be that safety. “It cost us a healthy six figures in the first…

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Super Bowl’s Broncos, Panthers excel at defense differently

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Sometime late last season or early this season — depends on whom you ask — Josh Norman and the Carolina Panthers’ other defensive backs were heading toward a drill as part of their weekly “Turnover Circuit,” when assistant coach Eric Washington yelled out a spur-of-the-moment greeting. “Hey, here come the thieves!” It was meant to be funny, using that word to refer to a group of guys whose job description includes trying to steal the ball. It stuck, and the…

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Nick Kasa finds home with Broncos just before Super Bowl

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Last Sunday, Nick Kasa was like any other fan of the Denver Broncos. On Super Bowl Sunday, he’ll be one of the Denver Broncos. The tight end, out of football since the spring, got a phone call while sitting in the stands last weekend, watching the Broncos beat New England in the AFC title game. He dropped his phone and cracked the screen — that’s another story — but when he finally restored his service, he learned the Broncos wanted…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.25.16 – Santa Clara will now be Peyton’s Place

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San Mateo is located approximately halfway between San Francisco and Santa Clara, the site of Super Bowl 50 in 13 days. It’s also the hometown of Tom Brady, generally considered (after last year’s Super Bowl) The Greatest Of All Time (GOAT), when it comes to ranking NFL quarterbacks in history. He wasn’t yesterday, though, was he? There are many, many reasons to cherish the Denver Broncos upset over Brady’s New England Patriots last night. One that comes to mind this morning is the…

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Peyton Manning, Broncos heading to Super Bowl

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Peyton Manning has at least one more game in him. With many expecting the future Hall of Fame quarterback to retire, he led the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl with a 20-18 thriller over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Manning threw two first-half touchdown passes to Owen Daniels, sandwiched around a 1-yard plunge by New England’s Steven Jackson to lead 14-6. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski, who had made 523 consecutive extra points, missed…

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