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Broncos Play Keep-Away From Peyton Manning With Record-Setting Ball

October, 20, 2014

As you’ve probably heard by now, some football player named Peyton Manning broke some record on Sunday night. The Denver Broncos quarterback passed Brett Favre’s mark for career touchdown passes in a 42-17 rout of the San Francisco 49ers. With 3:09 left in the first half, Manning threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas for his 509th TD pass to secure his spot in the record books.

While the adoring crowd gave him a much-deserved standing ovation, his teammates decided to have a little fun at his expense and played a game of keep-away with the record-setting ball. REAL MATURE, GUYS.

In bittersweet news for Manning, the ball was eventually returned ... but is already en route to Canton, Ohio, where it is expected to be on display by late Monday afternoon at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Oops. Wrong Brandon Marshall Catches Some Serious Fantasy Flak

September, 23, 2014

Fantasy owners were decidedly less than pleased with Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who had one catch for 6 yards against the Jets on Monday night. And because it’s 2014, many of those disgruntled fans took their outrage to Twitter and attacked Marshall for his poor production.

There was just one tiny problem. It was the wrong Brandon Marshall.

Because the Broncos’ logo and uniform featured on his profile weren’t enough of a giveaway for some people, Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall became the target for the fantasy frustration. Understanding pictures is hard, guys!

While most of the most furious tweets are not acceptable for this site, here are few of the more family friendly posts that won’t get me fired today.

Moral of the story: Before you send your angry and insulting tweets to people, make sure they're at least going to the right person.

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Seattle's DeShawn Shead Proposes To Girlfriend After Win Over Denver

September, 22, 2014

While some members of the Seattle Seahawks surely celebrated their overtime win over the Denver Broncos by hitting the town, DeShawn Shead took a decidedly different route. Surrounded by friends, family and Richard Sherman (complete with his cell-phone camera), the cornerback proposed to his girlfriend, Jessica Martinez, on the 50-yard line after the game. She said yes and it was pretty adorable all around.

AWWWWW! No word on what would have happened had the team lost. That said, hopefully none of the Jacksonville Jaguars plan on proposing after a win this season.

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Break Out the Air Banjos! Peyton Manning Busts A Move

July, 29, 2014

Earlier this week, Peyton Manning brought out the “AWWs” as he played with his two children at Denver Broncos camp. But on Monday, the legendary QB brought out the LOLz as he stole your dad’s best dance moves when “Rocky Top” came over the loudspeakers during practice. While most of his teammates opted to not participate in this impromptu dance party, punter Britton Colquitt capitalized on the moment as a chance to finally show off his hidden air-banjo skills.

Of course, as laws of the Internet dictate, the moves were almost immediately set to Ginuwine’s “Pony” for your enjoyment. Feel free to watch this on loop for the rest of the day. I know I will.

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The QB's Cuties: Peyton Manning's Kids Go to Training Camp

July, 28, 2014
Peyton Manning John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesThe Manning twins teach dad some footwork drills.

While Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos teammates may know to not tackle him during camp, someone really needs to pass on that memo to the legendary QB’s kids. On Sunday, Manning’s ADORABLE children -- 3-year-old twins Mosley and Marshall -- all but tackled their father onto the field. Of course, instead of a sack dance, the duo just climbed all over him. It’s sort of what happened to Manning in the Super Bowl against the Seattle Seahawks only much, much cuter.

SO. MUCH. ADORABLENESS. And a far cry from that last time we saw Manning try to work with kids on “Saturday Night Live.”

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Big day in Broncos' history

January, 31, 2014
John ElwayAP Photo/Tom DiPaceJohn Elway celebrates during the Broncos' last Super Bowl victory in 1999.

On this day in 1999, the Denver Broncos won their last championship with a 34-19 victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. It was the team’s second consecutive Super Bowl win and quarterback John Elway’s final game before retiring. At 38, Elway became the oldest starting quarterback to win the Super Bowl and was named MVP after completing 18 of 29 passes for 336 yards, one passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown. The Broncos jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the second quarter and the Falcons were unable to rally. KISS, Cher and Tori Spelling participated in the pregame ceremonies, and Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy took over halftime duties. Sunday will mark the team’s first Super Bowl appearance since.

No Experience Required?

January, 30, 2014
SeahawksRonald Martinez/Getty ImagesWill the inexperienced Seahawks fare better than the Bills did in Super Bowl XXV?

The Seattle Seahawks enter Super Bowl XLVIII as the first team without a single player to have played in a previous Super Bowl since the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV on Jan. 27, 1991. How did the inexperienced Bills fare in the Big Game? They lost to the New York Giants 20-19 in Tampa, Fla. The Bills had an opportunity to win, but kicker Scott Norwood missed a 47-yard field goal in the final seconds. Wide right. The loss was the first of four straight Super Bowl defeats for Buffalo. As for the Denver Broncos, they have four players on their roster with Super Bowl experience -- quarterback Peyton Manning, wide receiver Wes Welker, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and tight end Jacob Tamme.

5 fast Peyton Manning facts

January, 29, 2014
DenverMatthew Emmons/USA TODAY SportsPeyton Manning looks to become the second-oldest QB in history to win the Super Bowl, behind his boss and former Broncos QB John Elway.

You may have already heard, but the Denver Broncos are set to play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. And did you know that Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has an opportunity to set some records and hit some milestones in addition to winning a championship ring? Here are just some of the biggies he could reach on Sunday:

1. Manning could become the first starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. Manning was named MVP after leading Indianapolis past Chicago in Super Bowl XLI.

2. At 37 years and 315 days on Super Bowl Sunday, Manning could become the second-oldest quarterback to win a Super Bowl, behind former Broncos QB John Elway.

3. With a win, Manning would move into solo sixth place for most postseason wins by a starting quarterback all-time. With 11 going into the game, he is tied with Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach. He trails Tom Brady (18), Joe Montana (16), Terry Bradshaw (14), John Elway (14) and Brett Favre (13).

4. With a loss, Manning would take over sole possession of first place for most losses by a starting quarterback in postseason history. With 11 going into the game, he is tied with Favre.

5. With a win, Manning would become the first player to win a Super Bowl after leading the league in passing yards and passing touchdowns in the same season.