FIRST Its Destiny TIME , GO Colts, Chuck Strong, the rookie Caravan & great veterans shall prevail
And it seems like old news to say that Manning finished the season with nearly every significant single season franchise record, including ranking first in Bronco history in
completions (400), passing yards (4,659), completion percentage (68.6%), touchdowns (37) and passer rating (105.9).
Oh, and by the way, he only had 11 interceptions in 2012, making him the only quarterback in NFL history to have those combined statistics in a single season.
“One” is not a very long list.
Manning would be the first to cite his offensive line which protected him, and his receivers who caught the ball.
Peyton Manning's glove and why it's so important
allows grip in cold weather as nerve injury still hinders it
Q & A
I have followed Peyton Manning closely since his freshman year at Tennessee. Against Cleveland was the first time in Peyton's career he has ever worn a glove. Is this a result of his nerve injury and inability to grip the ball in cold weather?
As an aside, notice how even with a new offense, he doesn't need a play-calling cheat sheet on his wrist.
--Rodney, Asheville, N.C
As a cynic, I was ready to say Manning's ability to pass through inclement weather was the last of the unanswered questions regarding his comeback -- and reason for concern come the elements of playoff football.
But the glove changes everything. He does wear it for grip purposes, an acknowledgement that the nerve regeneration from his neck surgeries isn't 100 percent recovered -- which adds an exclamation point to his remarkable comeback. I mean, the guy's still not completely healthy and he still threw for more than 4,600 yards while compiling a 13-3 record, 37 TDs and just 11 picks.
I think the glove also illustrates some surprising flexibility in Manning's personality. He's been so regimented in his routine over the years, I didn't think he had it in him.
In the first game of his 15-year career with the glove, game 15 against Cleveland, Manning threw two, pinpoint touchdown passes, one to Demaryius Thomas, the other to Eric Decker.
He threw the ball well last week in game 16 against Kansas City. In fact, it looks like the glove has taken some wobble out of Manning's throws. In his two games with the glove, he has completed 53 of 72 (73.6 percent) for 643 yards, 6 TDs, 1 pick and a 122.6 passer rating.
At 36, Manning has stumbled on to something.
If the Broncos make it to the Super Bowl and the Superdome in New Orleans, I say Manning sticks with the glove.
And you're right about the wrist band play list, Rodney. I've always thought a significant difference between Manning & other Elite Qb's .
PEYTON AFC offensive player of week
"I think Trindon will be able to go next Saturday," Fox said.