Date: October 16, 2012

Elias Says...

By Elias Sports Bureau, Inc.
Special to ESPN.com

NFL

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Manning

A COMEBACK FOR THE AGES

From Elias: Denver stunned San Diego on Monday by overcoming a 24-0 deficit to win, 35-24. The Broncos are the first team in NFL history to win by double digits after trailing by at least 24. (Two teams had won by 10-plus after trailing, 23-0, the Packers against the Rams in 1982 and Patriots against the Seahawks in 1984).

The Broncos tied the largest comeback road win in NFL history. Six other teams won after being down by 24 on the road, most recently the Lions in Dallas last season. Denver was on the wrong end of one of those games, against the Raiders on Monday Night Football in 1988, in Mike Shanahan's fourth game as an NFL head coach.

Peyton Manning led his 47th regular-season game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime in Denver's comeback win, tying Dan Marino's NFL record.

The Broncos dug a 24-point hole for themselves, in part, with turnovers on a kickoff and punt return in the first quarter. It was the first time a team lost a fumble on both a kickoff and punt runback in the first quarter of any game since the Eagles did so (in a 40-18 win, no less) against Dallas on Sept. 30, 2001.

Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers

MLB

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Scutaro

GIANTS DON'T GET MAD, INSTEAD GET EVEN

From Elias: Not one, but two Giants second basemen got revenge on the Cardinals after Matt Holliday's takeout slide of Marco Scutaro in the first-inning on Monday. Scutaro had a two-run single in the fourth inning and after he left with an injury, his replacement, Ryan Theriot, had a two-run single in the eighth inning. It's the first time in postseason history that teammates have driven in multiple runs in the same game, while playing the same position.

Scutaro's two-out hit probably wasn't much of a surprise to most Giants fans. Over the final month of the regular season Scutaro was 10 for 18 with two outs and runners in scoring position.

San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals


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