Back when he was doing his NFL free agency tour, Peyton Manning nearly became a Tennessee Titan. Instead, he joined the Denver Broncos, altering the paths of both teams as the Broncos appear surely playoff-bound in 2013 while the Titans scramble to hold their long-shot status.
"Yeah. It was a difficult process. You try to narrow it down to a couple teams," Manning said earlier this week. "I really enjoyed the time that I had with the Titans organization [and] really enjoyed spending some time with [Head] Coach [Mike] Munchak.
"They were first class. I enjoyed the process. Similar to college, like I said, you kind of almost want to go to each team for a little bit. Go play here for a year, go play here for a little bit but you got to make one decision. They were first class in the process and I enjoyed the time and obviously I chose Denver and I’ve worked every day to try to make it a good choice. I don’t think there’s ever a perfect decision in those kinds of scenarios but I enjoyed the time with them."
Manning will get to face the team he almost joined for the first time as a Bronco in Week 14 of the 2013 season on Sunday, December 8th. Here's everything you need to know.
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 4:05 p.m. EST - that's 2:05 Mile High Time.
The game will be played at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.
Titans-Broncos will air on CBS as the national afternoon game with Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentary) calling the game.
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The Broncos are 13.5-point favorites to win against the Titans at home.
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