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18 Peyton Manning QB
Height/Weight: 6-5/230 | Birthdate: 3/24/1976 | Birthplace: New Orleans, LA, USA | Team: Denver | College: Tennessee | NFL Experience: 17 | Owned/Started%: 100/100 | Average Draft Position: 3.62
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Peyton Manning throws three TDs in win vs. Chiefs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning went 21 for 26 with 242 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Denver's 24-17 win over Kansas City.

Manning focused on the tight ends in the red zone in the first quarter, connecting on his first touchdown with Julius Thomas before hitting Jacob Tamme for a wide-open four-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. He capped off the first half with a 12-yard strike to Demaryius Thomas for his third touchdown. He finished the half 15 for 19 with 191 yards against the Chiefs' decimated defense but couldn't get much done in the second half.

Manning has passed for a slightly-disappointing 501 yards over his first two games but has racked up six touchdowns without throwing a pick. He faces a big road test in Week 3 when the Broncos travel to Seattle for a Super Bowl rematch.


Peyton Manning enjoys big first half on milestone night


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning picked up this season where he left off, throwing three touchdown passes in the first half -- all to tight end Julius Thomas -- in a 31-24 win over the Colts. Manning was 16 of 22 for 199 yards at halftime.

Manning wasn't as sharp after the break and finished 22 of 36 for 269 yards with those three scores and no interceptions. Still, Manning surpassed 65,000 career passing yards and has now beaten all 32 teams. In primetime home games with the Broncos, Manning has thrown 21 touchdowns with one interception.

With Wes Welker suspended, Manning focused on Demaryius Thomas (11 targets), Emmanuel Sanders (9) and Julius Thomas (8). He found the 6-5, 250-pounder for touchdowns of 3, 35 and 5 yards, all in the second quarter.

Manning plays the Chiefs at home Week 2.

Peyton Manning is absolutely awesome in season openers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Peyton Manning is money in season openers. In his last three, two with the Broncos and one with the Colts, Manning completed 69 percent of his throws for 1,148 yards (383 per game) and 12 touchdowns with no interceptions.

Manning became the sixth quarterback in NFL history -- first since 1969 -- to throw seven touchdowns in a game when Denver walloped Baltimore 49-27 in the 2013 opener.

Not that he needs added motivation, but Manning has plenty entering Sunday night's home game against Indy. His first matchup with his former team, Week 7 last year, didn't go well. The Colts handed the Broncos their first loss, 39-33, as Manning lost a fumble, threw an interception, fluttered his passes and took four sacks.

Linebacker Robert Mathis keyed the rush with two sacks and four hits on Manning. He'll be watching Sunday, serving the first of his four-game suspension.

Indianapolis ranked 15th in Fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks last year (18.44). Even though Manning had an off game at Indy, he still threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns and put up 31 Fantasy points.

With Wes Welker (concussion) on track to get cleared, Manning should have all his weapons Sunday. He's the No. 1 QB play on the board.


Peyton Manning on fine: 'Money well spent'


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has called the $8,268 fine he received for unsportsmanlike conduct "money well spent," per Pro Football Talk.

Manning was handed the rare fine for jawing last week at Texans safety D.J. Swearinger after he clobbered Denver wideout Wes Welker with a shoulder to the head and caused a concussion. Swearinger is expected to be fined by the league as well.


Peyton Manning throws for 243 yards in first half


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning tuned up for the regular season by shredding the Texans for 243 passing yards and two touchdowns in the first half Saturday. Manning hit 21 of 27 throws but was picked off for the first time this preseason.

Manning's favorite target was Emmanuel Sanders. The duo hooked up five times for 128 yards and both scores. Manning, who's completed 79.6 percent of his throws in three preseason games, likely won't play again until the Sept. 7 regular-season opener against the Colts.

Peyton Manning carves up 49ers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning led two scoring drives against the 49ers before leaving in the second quarter. Manning completed 12 of 14 passes for 102 yards, including an easy 17-yard touchdown to tight end Julius Thomas.

Manning, who completed his last seven throws, targeted seven different receivers. His favorite target was Demaryius Thomas; the duo connected five times for 37 yards.

Denver's first drive ended in a field goal after Manning barely missed Andre Caldwell in the end zone on third down.


Peyton Manning looks sharp in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had a pretty productive preseason debut on Thursday against the Seahawks.

Manning played two series, highlighted by a 14-play, 61-yard drive which led to a touchdown in his final drive of the night. He completed 10 of 13 passes for 78 yards. Five of his 10 completed passes went to Demaryius Thomas.

The Broncos will play the 49ers in San Francisco on Aug. 17, their second preseason game.

Peyton Manning likes compliment from Thomas


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/11/2014) Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas said quarterback Peyton Manning's arm is getting stronger, and Manning is excited to hear that.

"I like having that feedback," Manning said. "I can learn a lot off of that. I do the same thing for receivers. I tell receivers, 'Wow, you're really coming out of the stance, I'm having to throw the ball a lot sooner to keep you from outrunning.' ... Any time a player gives you feedback, I take that seriously and hopefully that means making some progress."


Improved Peyton Manning could play three more years


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) Despite being 38 years old, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is "playing the best football of his professional life," reports the Denver Post.

"Am I better? I am a different quarterback, I think," Manning said. "Am I throwing 60-yard passes downfield throughout the game? No. But I like to kid that I can throw a really accurate 10-yard pass. A pretty good 20-yard pass. And if I get really crazy, maybe the occasional 47-yard pass."

The report says Manning is likely to keep playing through the 2016 season, when his five-year contract with the Broncos expires. 

"Anytime you sign a five-year contract — it's really five one-year deals in many ways — I think that needs to be your goal," Manning said. "The team made plans to where they want a quarterback for this long so they can then fill spots here and there. That's what you try to do. You understand that when you get to this age — and John (Elway) understands."


Peyton Manning: I'm not 100 percent yet


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who threw an NFL-record 55 touchdowns last season, said on the "Late Show with David Letterman" that he's not back to where he was before his 2011 neck surgery, reports NFL.com.

"I'm not 100 percent compared to what I was before my surgery, but I have made strides each season and this year felt a lot better than the year before," he said. "But these nerves just go at their own pace. It's not like it's going to have this immediate recovery one day."

Manning said his accuracy did not return immediately following the surgery.

"It was weak and I lost awareness of my arm in space, a proprioception issue," he said. "So I just use to sit in front of a mirror and go through my throwing motions, trying to get the feel back the way I always thrown before. I was trying to throw to some receivers, so I would throw to you and the ball would go (points finger) there. That was very scary."

Manning, 38, is entering his 17th season.

Could Peyton Manning throw less in 2014?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/17/2014) Peyton Manning might be asked to throw less so "the offense can be more," ESPN speculated on Thursday. Manning threw 659 passes last season, completing 450 of them (68.3 pct.) for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns with 10 interceptions. The yardage and touchdowns are NFL records. 

The thought process behind Manning being asked to throw less is that it would accentuate the run game and give the offense (read: Manning) more of an opportunity to build confidence in the running backs, namely Montee Ball.

No one on the Broncos has come out and suggested Manning will throw less. He still passed 583 times in 2012, seventh-most that year. Expect Manning to still throw plenty in 2014.


Peyton Manning excited for Emmanuel Sanders


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning recently spent time working out at Duke University with some of his receivers, including newest addition Emmanuel Sanders. Manning said "it was good to get some good work with him." 

Sanders is expected to replace the departed Eric Decker, and Manning said they have a lot of work to do.

"I'm excited about playing with him," Manning said.


Will Broncos ask Peyton Manning to restructure?


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Now that Peyton Manning has been officially cleared for the 2014 season, the Broncos could look to restructure his contract, reports ProFootballTalk.com. Manning will count $17.5 million against the cap this year, and the team could create more than $9 million in cap space by converting $14 million of his salary to a signing bonus.

That would enable Denver to be more active in free agency this month. But it would boost Manning's 2015 and 2016 cap numbers to a whopping $26 million. The report said the Broncos have yet to approach Manning about reworking his deal.


Peyton Manning cleared for 2014 season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been fully cleared following his physical, and he's officially ready for the 2014 season, reports the Denver Post. There is no issue with his surgically-repaired neck, the report said.

The clearance means Manning is guaranteed $20 million this year. Manning, who turns 38 this month, enters the season 17 touchdown passes shy of Brett Favre's career record of 508.


Peyton Manning's neck exam is Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will get his surgically-repaired neck examined Monday, reports ESPN.com. The team fully expects Manning, who played the Pebble Beach Pro-Am after the Super Bowl, to be cleared for the 2014 season.

The exam is required in Manning's contract, which includes $20 million guaranteed for 2014. Manning threw an NFL-record 55 touchdowns last season and picked up his fifth MVP award.


Peyton Manning: 'Not an easy pill to swallow'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/3/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was somewhat terse discussing his team's Super Bowl humiliation. After an avalance of Denver mistakes that included a safety on the first snap, four turnovers and poor special teams play, Manning said: "Certainly to finish this way is very disappointing. It is not an easy pill to swallow, but eventually, you have to."

Manning set a Super Bowl record with 34 completions, but they went for just 280 yards. Much of his production came after the outcome was long decided.


Peyton Manning flops in Super Bowl debacle


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) The Broncos' Peyton Manning put together the greatest regular season by a quarterback in NFL history, throwing for 5,477 yards and 55 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. That made his Super Bowl performance all the more surprising.

Looking helpless in the face of a fierce Seattle defense, Manning failed to lead his team to a first-quarter first down and threw two interceptions in the first half. Linebacker Malcolm Smith returned the second pick 69 yards for a touchdown, after end Cliff Avril hit Manning's arm on the throw. Manning lost a fumble in the fourth quarter.

Manning finished 34 of 49 for 280 yards, including a meaningless 14-yard touchdown to Demaryius Thomas at the end of the third quarter. Manning followed that up by finding Wes Welker for a 2-point conversion. Manning's 34 completions set a Super Bowl record.

Still, it was a dismal end to a glorious season.


Peyton Manning achieves dubious feat


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning achieved a dubious distinction in the first half of the Super Bowl. After throwing an interception that Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith returned 69 yards for a touchdown, Manning is now responsible for the two longest pick-sixes in Super Bowl history.

In Super Bowl 42, Saints cornerback Tracy Porter returned a Manning interception 74 yards for a score.


Peyton Manning, Knowshon Moreno ready for Super Bowl


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/2/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (ankle) and running back Knowshon Moreno (ribs) head the list of Denver probables who will suit up in the Super Bowl. Manning is seeking his second Super Bowl victory, Moreno his first.

Peyton Manning wins fifth MVP award


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/1/2014) On the night before the Super Bowl, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was awarded his fifth Most Valuable Player award during Saturday's NFL Honors awards show.

With the award, Manning became the all-time record-holder for MVP trophies. He was also awarded the 2013 NFL Offensive Player of the Year award.

Manning led the Broncos to the single-season scoring record. He also completed 450 of 659 passes (68.3 percent) and broke the single-season record for passing yards (5,477) and touchdowns (55).

Peyton Manning: Champ Bailey will retire before moving


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Peyton Manning has weighed in on the possible move to safety for aging cornerback and Broncos teammate Champ Bailey. The quarterback believes it will never happen.

"He'll stop playing when he can't be a cornerback anymore," Manning told USA Today.

Bailey seemed to confirm the view of his former SEC rival.

"Most corners at my age either retire, stink it up or they move to safety," Bailey said. "History says that's the way it plays out. ... I'm not going to be running a 4.1 like I did when I was 22 but I also know I'm a lot smarter. I've got a lot more experience, and I still play corner. I'm not going to move anywhere any time soon."


Eli Manning thought Peyton Manning was done after surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Giants quarterback Eli Manning thought Peyton Manning was done after neck surgery, according to the New York Daily News.

"I saw him after that first surgery, this neck surgery, and I was pretty much convinced that he was done," Manning said. Manning said the first time he played catch with his brother, Peyton could barely throw the ball 15 yards. Eli added that he even had doubts during the preseason, when he saw Peyton and wondered whether it was going to work. "It’s been an amazing journey for him and what he’s overcome and for me to watch him to go through it, and the dedication to work has been inspiring," Manning said.


Peyton Manning: I do throw ducks


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has no problem with the claim written in a column earlier in January by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman that he "throws ducks."

Sherman called Manning the smartest quarterback in the NFL and praised his passes as accurate and on time. But he added what seemed like an insult to anyone but Manning.

"I believe it's true as well," Manning told the Denver Post. "I'd say he's a smart player. I don't think it's a real reach what he's saying there. I do throw ducks. I've thrown a lot of yards and touchdowns ducks so I'm actually quite proud of it."


Peyton Manning more comfortable in Denver this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/30/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning admitted he's felt much more comfortable in Denver this year.

At his last media session before the Super Bowl, Manning told reporters, "last year, I felt like a visitor the entire time, like that locker was just mine for a couple of months." He said things changed this season, and he's much more comfortable. Last season was Manning's first with a different team since being drafted by the Colts in 1998. He spent 14 seasons in Indianapolis.


Peyton Manning: I won't avoid Richard Sherman


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2014) Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has no plans to shy away from the side of the field manned by Seahawks premier cornerback Richard Sherman in the Super Bowl. He believes that would preclude him from throwing to his top target.

"On the teams I played on, I've always had some real good receivers, and we felt like we had to try to get them the ball," Manning told Pro Football Talk. "That was the best way for us to win. This team is no different."

Sherman is likely to cover Demaryius Thomas, though the Broncos also boast three other explosive pass-catchers in Wes Welker, Eric Decker and tight end Julius Thomas.