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Broncos-Colts Hype Building Steam and Peyton Manning is a Touchdown MACHINE - Horse Tracks

The Colts and Broncos hype machine is really gaining steam. Can you blame the media? It's going to be one of the biggest emotional games in NFL history. Think Brett Favre the game after his dad passed away big. Buckle up, Broncos fans. It does help that Peyton Manning is a touchdown machine in 2013.

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How Likely Is Peyton Manning To Break The Single-Season TD Record? Part I
Sometimes, the simplest questions have the most complicated answers. Peyton Manning has thrown 16 touchdowns so far this season, putting him on pace for 64 touchdowns this year.

How Likely Is Peyton Manning To Break The Single-Season TD Record? Part II
Peyton Manning is not a 51 touchdown per-season quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he won’t average the necessary 2.9 touchdowns per game over his final ten games this season to break Tom Brady’s touchdown record. Before the season, projected Manning as a 2.38 passing touchdown per game player.

Broncos News & Blogs

Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis for Broncos-Colts matchup | The MMQB
There is only one game this weekend, one game that will draw every football-loving eye in America to it Sunday night: Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts. And some non-football eyes too, because Americans just love seeing drama, and Revenge on ABC and The Good Wife on CBS won’t cut it.

John Fox likes the way Von Miller has prepared for Broncos-Colts game - Denver Post
If Broncos coach John Fox was a betting man, he'd wager that linebacker Von Miller will be in his team's starting lineup Sunday night in Indianapolis against the Colts.

Champ Bailey's grade for his season debut: "not good" - The Denver Post
Hey, Champ. Nothing hurt. Maybe some pride. Maybe the left foot grabbed here and there. But the rusty performance of star cornerback Champ Bailey last Sunday against wide receiver Justin Blackmon did not cost the Broncos against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Gray Matter Mailbag: Von Miller's Return |
In this week's mailbag, editor Gray Caldwell answers fan questions on Von Miller's return to the field and the expected atmosphere in Indianapolis.

Ball's Rookie Journal: Just Another Game |
In his latest entry, rookie running back Montee Ball checks in to discuss being mic'd up last week and preparing for the Colts.

Peyton Manning’s return leaves one Colts fan with conflicted feelings | The MMQB
I came to love the game through Peyton Manning, but I know who I’ll be rooting for when he returns to Indy on Sunday night.

Peyton Manning quiet ahead of Indy return; Week 7 storylines -
There is a picture of Peyton Manning in the rear corner of the Lucas Oil Stadium press box. It's of his back, and he appears to be about to emerge from a tunnel into bright sunshine, the horseshoe still on his helmet, his relationship with the Indianapolis Colts still bathed in light.

He’s back! How Von Miller changes the Broncos "D" | Cover 32
This week in Indianapolis, most of the talk has surrounded Peyton Manning’s return to his old stomping ground; a return that not only invites nostalgia, but has real implications on the AFC’s playoff picture.

Wesley Woodyard: "I Definitely Want to Be On the Field This Week" - Predominantly Orange
Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard missed the team’s week six matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and while he certainly would rather be out on the field, he had a good time being a coach on the sideline for the Broncos’ defenders.

Assessing the Broncos defense after six games - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Happy Friday, friends. Our longtime reader Mike Birtwistle asked me on Twitter to take a look at the Broncos defense, and to try to get some perspective into the conversation. He's noticed a lot of hand-wringing by Broncos fans on Twitter, and his view is that this defense isn't really all that bad.

Semana 7: Broncos @ Colts – preview "
Depois de 14 anos jogando pelo adversário, o jogo da semana 7 do Denver Broncos vai marcar o retorno do quarterback Peyton Manning à cidade para enfrentar seu ex-time Indianapolis Colts. Deve ser o jogo mais difícil do ano até agora e será transmitido em horário nobre pela ESPN.

Manning e Luck têm mais em comum além do Colts "
Manning e Luck. O passado e o futuro do Indianapolis Colts. Duas histórias ligadas por um ponto em comum. Ou melhor, vários pontos, no pescoço de Peyton. Não fosse as cirurgias que transformaram Manning num ciborgue (só isso explica o nível de jogo dele depois delas), o Colts nunca teria terminado 2011 com 2 vitórias apenas, e Andrew Luck provavelmente estaria em Jacksonville.

Broncos Media

BTV Daily: Not Your Regular Road Game |
Good play could draw cheers for the Broncos Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Fox on Woodyard's Status, Miller's Week |
Head Coach John Fox talks to the press after Friday's practice.

'Playbook': Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts - NFL Videos
While most of the talk this week has surrounded Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis, it is worth nothing that a key Broncos' player is returning. Find out who else besides Manning will play a big role on Sunday.

How do the Indianapolis Colts beat the Denver Broncos? - NFL Videos
What are the keys to the game for the Indianapolis Colts to compete with the Denver Broncos? Our analysts explain why the running game will be a big deciding factor in the contest.

Will Indianapolis Colts hand Denver Broncos their first loss? - NFL Videos
Brian Baldinger joins the "NFL AM" crew to discuss whether Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning is under more pressure to win and if the Colts can finally take down the Broncos.

Pressures on the Denver Broncos' offense - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos wide receivers must prepare and play as hard as quarterback Peyton Manning if the team plans on having a winning homecoming for him, Michael Irvin says.

How can Denver Broncos stay undefeated? - NFL Videos
What changes do the Denver Broncos need to make in order to improve upon their offensive performance from last week? Steve Cyphers also has the latest on Peyton Manning's return to Indianapolis.

Malik Jackson owns defensive possession - NFL Videos
Denver Broncos defensive end Malik Jackson dominates a defensive possession against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

AFC West Rival Roundup

Six weeks in: Chiefs' Eric Fisher is inconsistent, but showing improvement - Arrowhead Pride
We're six weeks into the 2013 NFL season and KC Chiefs rookie and No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher has played five games. Has he improved? Nick Jacobs takes a look at Fisher's Week 6 performance against the Oakland Raiders.

Raiders need to get Marcel Reece more involved - Silver And Black Pride
Where has Marcel Reece been in the Raiders offense? There is little doubt that Marcel is a difference maker with the ball in his hands but he has not been able to get going yet this year in OC Greg Olson's offense.

Jacksonville is not a freebie: 0-6 teams and luck - Bolts From The Blue
The recent "success" of teams following an 0-6 start is a cautionary reminder that there is no such thing as a free win in the NFL. The San Diego Chargers should remember this as they travel to Jacksonville to take on the winless Jaguars.

NFL News & Blogs

Former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips passes away at 90 -
Bum Phillips, the folksy Texas football icon who coached the Houston Oilers during their Luv Ya Blue heyday and also led the New Orleans Saints, died Friday. He was 90.

NFL Week 7 schedule features Broncos-Colts, Steelers-Ravens, more | The MMQB
After taking in all your criticism on Twitter, I still think Andrew Luck is the second best quarterback in football this year. Just because Luck plays in a power-run-oriented offense doesn’t mean he’s on a short leash. In fact, it’s almost the opposite. Luck is asked to make very tough, multi-progression reads and throws week in and week out. He makes them extremely well.

Breaking down the big-time throws from the NFL's best quarterbacks -
These guys make it look it easy, but playing quarterback in the NFL is the most difficult job in sports. Here's a closer look at how Tom Brady, Matthew Stafford and the league's top quarterbacks can steal a game.

Buccaneers want your help with Darrelle Revis -
The Buccaneers are taking some heat for the mismatch of Darrelle Revis and their defensive scheme.. And DC Bill Sheridan has had enough.

How the Chicago Bears Can Build A 3-4 Defense In 2014 - NFL Mocks
One of the bigger surprises of the 2013 NFL season is the Chicago Bears defense. After so many years of success running the Tampa-2 scheme under Lovie Smith things have begun to deteriorate. The loss of Brian Urlacher and injuries to their front seven continue to hamper their progress under new coordinator Mel Tucker.

Advanced NFL Stats: On the Effect of Coaching
There are exceptions, like that guy on the left, but my hunch is that NFL coaches are mostly interchangeable.

ReFo: Seahawks @ Cardinals, Week 7 |
The Seattle Seahawks entered this divisional encounter in the desert sporting a 1-6 record at University of Phoenix, including a loss in Russell Wilson’s regular-season debut last September.

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