I played and coached high school football. I love the game and consider myself a huge fan. Even so, I won’t let my 12-year-old son play tackle football today or when he gets older. I’ve decided the risk of head trauma is way too great.
Cheerleaders and fans in Denver had plenty to cheer about as quarterback Peyton Manning threw for a record-tying 7 touchdowns. See the cheerleaders and the team (particularly Manning) in action.
Broncos: Peyton poised, but defense faces adversity
Teams in predicted order of finish
Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis displays the ball after recovering a fumble by Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the third quarter.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates his winning field goal in the second overtime. The Ravens will play next week at either Houston or New England.
DENVER - Welcome to NFL immortality, Joe Flacco.
After coming back from numerous neck surgeries, Peyton Manning has answered all the questions but one: Can he win in temperatures under 40?
DENVER - Sometime after the season is over, Peyton Manning will sit down with Ray Lewis and congratulate him on a job well done.
When Denver's Peyton Manning takes the field today against the New England Patroits, it will be the 13th time he will have faced Tom Brady but his first time as a Bronco. Brady has won eight of the 12 matchups.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady missed nearly an entire season with torn knee ligaments. Peyton Manning was sidelined all last season by neck surgery and nerve damage that weakened his throwing arm.
DENVER - When the four-time MVP with the four-time surgically repaired neck takes the field Sunday night for the Denver Broncos' opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it will have been 1 year, 8 months and 2 days since Peyton Manning's last meaningful snap.
New Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 71.4 percent of his passes this preseason and took two big hits, both important stats.
Third-year receiver Eric Decker was the recipient of both of Peyton Manning's touchdown passes this preseason.
DENVER - The cadence rings out every time Peyton Manning is done decoding the defense and J.D. Walton is about to snap him the ball.
Eagles coach Andy Reid acknowledges the fans after a moment of silence for his 29-year-old son, Garrett, who died Sunday. Reid was back with the team two days after the funeral.
PHILADELPHIA - Andy Reid was welcomed back to the sideline with a standing ovation and chants of "Andy! Andy! Andy!"