With the NFL season rapidly approaching, it's time to start preparing for NFL RUSH Fantasy Football.
You can pick players from any team to fill out your roster. It's fun combining players like Peyton Manning with Calvin Johnson!
But what NFL team has the best fantasy football players on it?
Top Fantasy Teams:
Some say that Bears head coach Marc Trestman is just as inventive as Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly. And that's scary, because the Bears have some awesome offensive weapons.
QB: Jay Cutler RB: Matt Forte TE: Martellus Bennett WRs: Brandon Marshall & Alston Jeffery
You don't set the record for most points and yards with a bunch of fantasy duds, now do you?
QB: Peyton Manning RB: Montee Ball TE: Julius Thomas WR's: Demaryius Thomas & Wes Welker
QB with a cannon for an arm? Check. RB that can juke you out of your shoes? Check. WR so good that he's nicknamed Megatron? Check.
QB: Matthew Stafford RB: Reggie Bush TE: Eric Ebron WR's: Calvin Johnson & Golden Tate
San Diego Chargers
The Chargers offense really got it rolling last year. Can they do it again this season?
QB Philip Rivers RB: Ryan Matthews TE Antonio Gates WR's Keenan Allen & Vincent Brown
San Francisco 49ers
Pick your poison.
QB: Colin Kaepernick RB: Frank Gore TE: Vernon Davis WR: Michael Crabtree & Anquan Boldin
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was voted the 73rd-best player in the NFL by his peers on "Top 100 Players of 2013."
Your friends are choosing sides for some playground football. What's worse than being picked last?
That's what just happened to the hundreds of college players who were not picked in last week's NFL Draft. Sure it's discouraging but most are not giving up. They are working hard to join NFL teams as undrafted free agents.
Tony Romo, QB – Dallas Cowboys (2003)
NO ONE picked the current starting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys! That's amazing. Romo has shown he belongs and then some, leading the Cowboys to playoff appearances in 2006, 2007 and 2009. So far in his career, Romo has completed 2,439 passes for 29,565 yards, with 208 touchdowns!
Antonio Gates, TE – San Diego Chargers (2003)
Gates is an eight-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro who was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team. He was also awarded the NFL Alumni's Tight End of the Year Award in 2005.
Wes Welker, WR – Miami Dolphins (2004)
Welker is a five-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-Pro and led the NFL in receptions three times. He currently has 949 career receptions for 9,358 and 48 TDs.
Kurt Warner, QB – Green Bay Packers (1994)
Warner was a four-time Pro Bowler, was named an All-Pro twice, was NFL MVP twice and Super Bowl MVP once. He also holds the top three Super Bowl passing records. When he finally got his phone call from the Rams, he was stocking shelves in a grocery. Never give up on your dreams!
Josh Cribbs, WR/KR - Cleveland Browns (2005)
During his eight NFL seasons, Cribbs returned 387 career kickoffs for 10,015 yards and eight touchdowns. He also ran back 195 punt returns for 2,154 yards and three scores. He was named to three Pro Bowls and ranks sixth overall in league history in return yardage.
Jeff Garcia, QB – San Francisco 49ers (1999)
After spending a year in Canada, Garcia became the San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback. He then went on to make four Pro Bowl appearances in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2007—the first three with the 49ers and the final one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Priest Holmes, RB – Baltimore Ravens (1997)
After leaving the Ravens to join the Chiefs, Priest Homes became a superstar. He ended his career as the Chiefs all-time leader in rushing yards, rushing touchdowns and total touchdowns. He is also a three-time Pro Bowler, a three-time All-Pro and was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2002.
Grace: Simple elegance or refinement of movement.
When the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks meet on the field at Super Bowl XLVIII, they will feature completely different types of WRs.
The Broncos heralded squad are the gold standard in terms of size, speed and productivity. The Seahawks, meanwhile, feature a lesser known yet surprisingly productive receiving corps.
Denver's receiving roster reads like a fantasy football line-up. Demaryius Thomas (1,430, 14TDs), Eric Decker (1,288 yards, 11TDs) and Wes Welker(778 yards, 10TDs) present a formidable challenge, even for the top rated Seahawks defense. The Broncos big three receiver combined to catch 252 passes this year. That’s 116 more then Seattle’s top three WRs.
What Seattle's receivers lack in numbers, they more than make up in heart and determination. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse were undrafted free agents, and Golden Tate was a second round draft pick. Don't let their lack of star power fool you, though. When you analyze the numbers, the Seahawks were more efficient than Denver on a target basis and on creating plays of 20 or more yards. If you fall asleep on Seattle receivers, you will get burned.
Super Bowl Facts – Wide Receivers
Jerry Rice holds the Super Bowl single-game record for most receiving yards with 215.
Four players hold the Super Bowl single-game record for most receptions.
(Deion Branch, Jerry Rice, Dan Ross and Wes Welker).
There have been seven WRs to win the MVP trophy in a Super Bowl. They are Lynn Swann, Fred Biletnikoff, Jerry Rice, Desmond Howard, Deion Branch, Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes.
The longest reception in Super Bowl history is 85 yards by Carolina Panthers WR Muhsin Muhammad, on a pass from Jake Delhomme during Super Bowl XXXVIII.
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2nd on Fox.
This morning I had an interview on The Weather Channel at the Play 60 field. Later in the day, I had an interview with Fox Edge at the Fox News Headquarters. I had a break, and then I went to MetLife Stadium, where I practiced handing the ball to the referee. They were practicing the coin toss and they needed more people, so I volunteered to be Wes Welker, one of the Broncos’ Team Captains. I can’t wait for the game to start!
After a heart breaking loss to the Falcons last year in the playoffs, the Seahawks have turned the corner. Last year, they looked like a good team with a are at rookie QB. Now, they are playing for it all in a great Superbowl match up against the Denver Broncos.
This is only the second time since the NFL merger in 1970 that a top ranked defense, Seatlle, will play the top ranked offense, Denver. The last tine this happened was in 2003, when Tampa Bay's top rated defense beat Oakland and it's top rated offense 48-21.
I think the Seahawks will set the tempo early, running the ball ofter trying to keep Denver's offense off the field. Marshawn Lynch will get at least 20 carries and around 100 yards. When the Broncos commit to the run and start to pack the box look for Percy Harvin and Golden Tate deep. I think if the Seahawks control the tempo and time of possession, they will be good to go!
Now the Seahawks defense may be solid however, with 3rd string corner, Byron Maxwell, starting in place of Brandon Browner, Peyton Manning just might pick on Maxwell with one Wes Welker. This game will be a good one! Can't wait.
Final Score: Seahawks 24 Broncos 20
This year is the XLVIII (48th) Super Bowl! So many great games, so little time...so we're honing it down to the FIVE BEST SUPER BOWLS EVER for you.
Be sure to leave a comment if you agree or disagree with our choices, or if you think you can guess the next one we’ll be posting.
After much consideration, some arguing, and even a few tears, we present the NFL RUSH Top 5 Super Bowls List
And now the number one Super Bowl of all-time…
Super Bowl XLII - New York Giants 17, New England Patriots 14
Super Bowl XLII featured a match-up between the heavily favored New England Patriots and the New York Giants. The Patriots arrived already billed as the greatest team in NFL history. They were not only competing for a fourth Super Bowl title in eight years; they were aiming to become the first team in NFL history to achieve a 19–0 record.
New England responded with its own scoring drive, capped by Laurence Maroney’s 1-yard TD run for a 7–3 lead.
That would be it for first-half scoring, which was a shocker because the Patriots offense was awesome that season. The Giants defense rattled Tom Brady and the Patriots high-powered offense sputtered.
Early in the fourth quarter, Giants QB Eli Manning completed a 45-yard pass to rookie tight end Kevin Boss. This highlighted a 7-play, 80-yard drive, which Manning capped with a 5-yard touchdown pass to David Tyree.
The Giants now led the Patriots 10–7 lead with 11:05 left in the game. Could the improbably upset happen? Or would Brady get New England to 19-0?
New England got the ball at its own 20 with 7:54 to play and Tom Brady completed passes to Wes Welker, Maroney and Randy Moss. With 2:42 left in the game, Brady found Moss for the 14–10 lead.
New York got the ball on their own 17 with 2:39 left and three timeouts remaining. Manning worked the Giants to their 44 yard line when one of the most amazing plays in Super Bowl history happened.
Manning dropped back and immediately found himself under a fierce New England pass rush. He eluded Adalius Thomas and then broke free from the grasps of Jarvis Green and Richard Seymour, both of whom had Manning by the jersey.
Manning then heaved the ball down the middle of the field, where Tyree and New England's Rodney Harrison went up for the ball. Tyree made a spectacular, leaping, one-handed catch and maintained possession by pinning the ball against his helmet as he fell to the ground. It was amazing! The play went for 32 yards and kept the drive alive.
With 35 seconds left in the game, on 3rd-and-11, Manning lofted a pass to the end zone where Plaxico Burress caught the ball for a touchdown, giving the Giants a huge 17–14 Super Bowl upset victory.
“It’s All About The Ball,” said Pete Carroll head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. “Football is the philosophy for us. Taken care of the ball and creating turnovers is why we ended up being one of the top NFL teams. That was the very first thing I said to them at the first meeting said Pete Carroll. It's all about the ball.
Media day was very exciting. I didn't really know what to expect. There were different news stations and sports stations there all fighting to get interviews with the NFC and AFC champions. It was totally amazing to see the same players that I play with on Madden 25, right in front of me.
Everyone seemed willing to speak to me. I asked Wes Welker if it was bitter or sweet beating the Patriots to move on to the Super Bowl.
“A little bit of both” Welker said. Obviously playing with the patriots, you make a lot of friends and you wish the best for them but at the same time you're excited about the opportunity you have in front of you.
Yes! He is right. I’m was excited about the opportunity to speak with them. I tried to speak with Peyton Manning but the media formed a fortress around him and it was difficult to get through. I did get a chance to speak with Seattle's quarterback Russell Wilson. I asked him.. does playing baseball make you a better football player?
“I definitely think it does” Wilson says. Baseball helped me develop different types of throws. When you have big defensive lineman coming at you, sometimes you have to make that awkward throw. I inspire kids to play as many sports as possible.
Media day is something that I will always remember. Everybody was excited to be there. I believe that this is going to be an incredible Super Bowl with incredible players. Good luck to everybody.
NFLRUSH Kid Reporter
Greatest. Offensive season. Ever.
That's how the Denver Broncos 2013 regular season shall be remembered, and so it should be.
Led by QB Peyton Manning’s NFL-record 55 TDs and 5,477 yards passing, the Broncos were an offensive juggernaut averaging 457 yards and 37 points per game.
How dominant was their #1 ranked offense? The Broncos offense scored 164 more points and gained 641 more yards than the #2 offense of the Philadelphia Eagles.
With five players scoring 10+ TDs, the Broncos array of offensive weapons made it nearly impossible for opposing defenses to slow them down. Just go ahead and try to take away WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, and Eric Decker. If you're lucky -- or good -- enough to accomplish that, Manning will pick you apart with short passes to RB Knowshon Moreno and TE Julius Thomas.
With an offense that good, it's easy to forget about the defense...at least until that defense repeatedly shuts you down. Dynamic playmakers such as DE Shawun Philips (10 sacks), LB Danny Trevathan (109 tackles, 3 INTs) and DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (3 INTs) lead the latest version of the Orange Crush.
Check out video highlights from the Broncos record-setting offensive fireworks in 2013.
Will the Broncos be Super Bowl champs? Tell us why in comments.
What happens when an unstoppable force like, say, the Denver Broncos offense, meets an immovable object such as, for instance, the Seattle Seahawks defense?
Really only one of two things can happen. Either a gaping hole will open up in the time-space continuum, wreaking havoc throughout the planet... or we'll have one of the greatest Super Bowls ever!
When the Denver Broncos square off against the Seattle Seahawks, it’ll mark only the second time in the past two decades the two #1 seeds meet in the Super Bowl. Both teams went 13-3 during the regular season and each defeated a bitter rival in their Conference Championship game to advance.
That might be where the similarities end.
The Broncos, led by QB Peyton Manning, are an explosive offensive team with many awesome weapons of mass point production. Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker, Knowshon Moreno... you might stop one or two of them but how are you going to stop them all?
You're going to bring the Seahawks defense, that's how. Richard Sherman. Kam Chancellor. Bobby Wagner. Chris Clemons. Oh my! The Seahawks defense matches the Broncos offense star for star!
The top rated passing offense meets the top rated passing defense, with the Super Bowl on the line. This is going to be awesome!
Watch Super Bowl XLVIII at 6:30pm ET on Sunday, February 2, on Fox.
The AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos (13-3) and the New England Patriots (12-4) will mark the 15th time legendary QBs Peyton Manning and Tom Brady has faced each other. Brady and the Patriots have won 10 of those 14 times.
But with all the weapons the Broncos have, and the home crowd behind them, you’ve got to favor the Broncos in this one... right?
When Peyton Manning chose to play for the Broncos, he did so to get back to the Super Bowl. Denver happily obliged by adding veteran WR Wes Welker to a already potent recieving corps of Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. The unexpected development of TE Julius Thomas and strong running of RB Knowshon Moreno offer an embarrassment of riches in terms of offensive weapons.
The Patriots have quietly re-invented themselves as a smash-mouth running team, which makes Tom Brady that much tougher to defend. Just ask the Colts, who gave up six rushing TDs to the Patriots last week.
The emergence of RB LeGarrette Blount (140 yards four TDs last week), in league with Stevan Ridley (two TDs last week), presents the Broncos defense with a difficult challenge. Do they stack the box to stop the run? If they do that they will be vulnerable to the pass, which Brady will be sure to exploit.
With a trip to the Super Bowl riding on Sunday's outcome, check out some of the historic milestones in play:
If the Patriots win:
A victory on Sunday would send Brady to his sixth Super Bowl, the most by a starting quarterback in NFL history.
A win ties New England coach Bill Belichick with legendary Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry for the most playoff wins of all-time (20).
Finally, with a win New England will tie Dallas and Pittsburgh for the most Super Bowl berths in NFL history (8).
If the Broncos wins:
If Denver defeats New England, the Broncos would tie New England for the third-most Super Bowl appearances in NFL history (6).
Head Coach John Fox would become just the sixth coach in NFL history to lead two different franchises to the Super Bowl.
Peyton Manning would become the fourth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to lead the league in passing yards and TDs and also advance to the Super Bowl that season. Manning would join Dan Marino (1984), Kurt Warner (2001) and Tom Brady (2007) as the only QBs to accomplish the feat.
They're fast. They're fearless. They go over the middle and make the catch, knowing that they are going to get rocked. Their blocks are rarely noticed but often spring running backs for long gains.
Wes Welker – Denver Broncos
100 or more catches in five of his past seven seasons. 841 career receptions. Known for two things: sure hands and reliability. And oh yeah, he's facing his old team, and he's got a chip on his shoulder. Formerly one of Tom Brady's favorite targets; currently one of Peyton Manning's favorite targets.
Golden Tate – Seattle Seahawks
He's been in the league for four years and has increased his receptions and yards every year. He's found end zone pay dirt 15 times in his young career. He's fast, he's good...he's Golden.
Michael Crabtree – San Francisco 49ers
He sleeps with over mitts on his hands. He catches 150 balls after every practice. He missed much of this season but has given the 49ers a huge spark -- and a deep threat -- with his return. His coach Jim Harbaugh calls him the greatest pass catcher of all time. The jury is out on that one, but it may change with a big game on Sunday.
Julian Edelman – New England Patriots
His 105 receptions this season are more than the Patriots next two receivers combined. Tom Brady calls him "Minitron." He got a big opportunity to play this season; he was ready for it; and he seized it.
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The Denver Broncos fought off a 4th quarter power surge by the San Diego Chargers to hold on to a 24-17 victory and advance to the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots.
Despite the windy conditions, Peyton Manning was his usual sharp self as he connected with WRs Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker on short TD passes. The Broncos took a 17-0 lead into the fourth quarter where Knowshon Moreno added a 3-yard TD run to put the game seemingly out of reach.
The Chargers started their surge in the fourth quarter when QB Philip Rivers connected with WR Keenan Allen for a 16-yard TD. The pair connected again as the Chargers mounted a furious comeback, including a successful on-side kick, and they closed the gap to within seven points at 24-17. But that's when the power ran out for the Chargers. Manning and the Broncos got the ball back and never let go.
The victory sets up yet another match-up between the two future Hall of Famers, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, as the Broncos will host the Patriots in the AFC title game next Sunday.
Last week there were some very close and exciting games for Wild Card weekend. Indianapolis shocked the Chiefs by coming back from a 28 point deficit at halftime to win the game. The Chargers extended Cinncinati's playoff drought even longer by beating them handily. New Orleans silenced the critics about the cold factor by beating the Eagles in Philadelphia. And San Francisco continued their winning streak in freezing Green Bay weather. This week also looks pretty exciting with the Chargers at the Broncos, the Colts at the Patriots, the 49ers at the Panthers, and the Saints at the Seahawks. It should be a great weekend of football. But the question is which teams will show up? Here are my divisional round predictions.
Broncos 34 Chargers 30
This will be a tight game down to the final minutes. Yes I know Philip Rivers and the Chargers came to Denver a couple weeks ago and beat them. But the Broncos were missing some key players in that game. Wes Welker was out and so was Derek Wolfe along with Champ Bailey. It was also a short week because it was a Thursday game. This time the Broncos will have time to rest, have healthy players, and enthusiastic fans -- and I know that because I live in Denver. The Chargers offense will have a nice day but the Broncos will score on the last drive and finally get Peyton Manning a Playoff victory as a Bronco.
Patriots 27 Colts 23
In another tight contest New England will control the entire game. The Colts are young teams with a great developing quarterback. But the question is, was last week their Super Bowl? They played their hearts out establishing a miraculous comeback but they might have put all they had into that game. New England is a consistently competitive team and will outplay young teams so I think they will do it again. They will take away T.Y Hilton and make Andrew Luck uncomfortable and then Brady will go to work. Adding another chapter in the Manning--Brady bowl.
49ers 24 Panthers 26
The 49ers have been hot lately winning 7 games in a row including their playoff victory over the Packers. The Panthers were a hot team but when they lost to New Orleans it ended their winning streak. This game will probably determine which team matches up with Seattle. People might think the 49ers because they beat the Seahawks but I think the Panthers will be victorious. Yes, Steve Smith has battled injury and is still not 100%, but I like the Panthers as Super Bowl contenders. Their offense is still strong with Cam Newton, and the defense is still playing at a high level. They need to contain the 49ers high powered offense and I think they will do that. I think it comes down to a last second field goal and Cam Newton leads them down the field for the game winning score and his first playoff victory.
Seahawks 31 Saints 27
The last time these two teams played it was a meltdown for the Saints. This time I think it will be much closer. Last week against the Eagles, the Saints ran the ball really well while also establishing a strong passing game. What they need to do against the Seahawks is run the ball. Seattles defense is great but the front seven is probably the weakest part of the defense so the Saints establish the run. But ultimately Seattle is really tough at home for any team. The Saints will come close but not yet beat Seattle at home.
We should be in for another great weekend of NFL football. Hopefully there are some great and exciting games that come down to the wire. No matter who wins this week we'll have something to look forward to next weekend -- some great conference championships games.
Two AFC West rivals will battle in Denver, as the electrified San Diego Chargers look to short circuit the Denver Broncos hard line to the Super Bowl.
The Broncos (13-3) are the AFC’s number one seed and the heavy favorite in this game. They’re 7-1 at home this season but guess who it was that beat them at home? You got it, the San Diego Chargers! They were heavy underdogs in that game too!
But let’s face it, these are the playoffs and Denver has been a powerhouse this season. The combination of WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker and TE Julius Thomas might be the best collection of weapons QB Peyton Manning has ever had in his career.
The Chargers (9-7),come into this game after winning their last four regular-season games to sneak into the playoffs. They stayed red hot on a very cold field in Cincinnati with a 27-10 victory over the Bengals in the Wildcard last weekend.
QB Philip Rivers is the key to the Chargers chances and clearly he likes to play in Denver! He has posted a 99.1 quarterback rating, going 6-2 all-time in Denver. Will Sunday make it 7-2 all-time for Rivers?
If they have a shot at pulling this upset they’ll need big games from RBs Ryan Matthews and Danny Woodhead, as well as continued success from TE Antoino Gates and Rookie Of The Year candidate WR Keenan Allen.
Don't miss the action this Sunday at 4:40 PM on CBS!
100 catches in a season. It's a milestone to which many NFL wide recievers aspire but very few achieve.
Five 100-catch seasons? Virtually unheard of. Only one wide receiver in NFL history, Wes Welker, has accomplished the feat.
With four catches last Sunday, Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson raised his tally to 103 catches this season and became the second wide receiver to notch five 100-catch seasons.
Way to go Andre!
Well the playoffs are very close and I am nervous. WHO WILL TAKE THE 6TH SEED IN THE AFC PLAYOFFS!!!!! I hope the Dolphins (sorry Ravens fans.) Well here is my fantasy roster for the playoffs.
QB: Peyton Manning. He is a strong player that has gotten pretty good fantasy points throughout the year.
RB: Marshawn Lynch. He has been okay throughout the year.
WR: Wes Welker. He is a very good receiver for Peyton Mannings awesomeness. He has been okay throughout the year.
TE: Jimmy Graham. He and Drew Brees go together like peanut butter and jelly. Fantastic! Lots of points for your fantasy.
Defense: Seahawks. Very good defense and will get lots of points.
Wild Card: Drew Brees. I believe he is a very good play maker and will get a chunk of points.
Well I hope I helped a little bit.
This Sunday night, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots battle it out against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. This time, though, there is something more to figure out. This is Wes Welker's first game against the Patriots since he was cut and signed by the Broncos. So this is more than just Brady and Manning playing against each other, this is Wes Welker's chance to prove that it was a mistake to let him go. If you ask me, he's already done that, considering he has sixty-one receptions for six hundred forty-eight yards, with 10.6 yards per catch and nine touchdown receptions.
Tom Brady, meanwhile, has not had the best season of his Hall of Fame career, but he has won seven games, and winning is the number one priority for any quarterback. Coming off of the controversial loss to the Panthers, the Pats have a bit of a chip on their shoulder, and will probably be very determined to win this game. Tom Brady possesses a 9-4 record against Peyton Manning, and is hoping to win his tenth game against The Sheriff. Personally, I think this could be the best game of the year. The Broncos do have a bit of an advantage, considering the comparison between the two QBs:
Touchdowns: Manning: 34, Brady: 14.
Interceptions: Manning: 6, Brady: 7.
Passing Yards: Manning: 3,572, Brady: 2,552.
Passer Rating: Manning: 118.3, Brady: 83.6.
This game is going to be so close that it's almost impossible to predict. I can see it going either way. Whatever the score is, I bet the game will be decided by no more than a touchdown. Truthfully, I can easier see the Broncos preforming a blowout than the Pats. But, if both the offense and defense can keep up, than the Patriots can definitely win this. But, that's a big "if." I can't give a good prediction, so I'll just leave it at this: It's going to be good!
Tom Brady and the Patriots will play Peyton Manning and the Broncos this weekend in a highly anticipated Sunday night game. I think that the Broncos will win because they have a stronger offense and the Patriots defense is banged up and injured. Tom Brady is always strong, but Peyton Manning has more wide receiver weapons this year including Julius Thomas, Demarius Thomas, Wes Welker and Eric Dicker. Peyton Manning is playing so well, he may get the league MVP this year. I enjoyed watching past playoff games between the Patriots and Broncos. I am looking forward to this Sunday's exciting match up between these two great teams.
On Sunday there were plenty of good games, but I want to talk about the AFC West showdown of the Kansas City Chiefs versus the Denver Broncos. Even though the Chiefs didn't have a loss yet, it wasn't a surprise to me that the Broncos beat them. The Broncos have an amazing offense with stars like Peyton Manning, Julius Thomas, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Knowshon Moreno, and Eric Decker. They also have a pretty good defense, with Champ Bailey, Von Miller, Dominique Rodger-Cromartie, and Wesley Woodyard.
The Chiefs, on the other, don't have as many stars on offense. They only have Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe. Alex Smith is good, but not a star. They do have a really good defense, with stars like Tamba Hali, Brandon Flowers, Dontari Poe, Derrick Johnson, Tyson Jackson, Sean Smith and Eric Berry. That's a lot of stars, but they couldn't do enough to stop Peyton Manning and his high level offense.
The next time the Chiefs and the Broncos meet, I think the Broncos will show even more fire power and dominate the Chiefs, even though the Chiefs will be at home. I think the score will be 34-20. The Denver Broncos are the better team overall. The Chiefs offense is just not good enough. Like I said in my article last week, I think both teams will get to the playoffs. The Broncos grabbing the AFC West Division, and the Chiefs will grab the top wild card spot.
I think things are set in the AFC West.
The game we've all been waiting for! The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) travel to Denver to play the Broncos (8-1) in a battle to determine the top dog in the AFC West...and a possible #1 seed in the playoffs.
Many think that the Chiefs are the story of the first half of the season. Last year they were 2-14 and now they are 9-0! How did they do that? New coach Andy Reidand new QB Alex Smith joined star RB Jamaal Charles and the rest, as they say, is history. And don't forget the Chiefs defense as LB Justin Houston’s 11 sacks are third best in the NFL. The Chiefs are one win away from the best start in franchise history.
Others say that Broncos QB Peyton Manning is the story of the first half of the season, remaining on pace to set NFL single-season records in both passing yards and TDs. His talented targets WR Demaryius Thomas, WR Wes Welker and TE Julius Thomas make it super difficult for any team to slow them down.
I would vote for Tony Romo, Peyton manning, LeSean McCoy, Adrian Peterson, Wes Welker, Calvin Johnson, Jason Witten, etc. I think Tony Romo has exceeded expectations. He has 15 TD's which is 2nd in the NFL and only 5 INT's. I think Joe Flacco has underachieved this season. He has thrown too many INT's and isn't very accurate.I think he is very overrated. He got a huge contract in the off season and I think the Ravens organization thinks he is better than he is.
I don't really like the new format. I think there should be kickoffs and they should play by conference. It will be an exciting game to watch and I look forward to seeing it.