With the start of pre-season in full action after last night’s 31-3 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field in game 1, Denver fans are already gathering up for a action packed season and with the latest addition of future Hall of Famer, Peyton Manning, spectators alike will be on the edge of their seats as the Bronco’s season unfolds to the anticipated victorious season they seek.
Bronco’s 2012 Game Schedule *home games in bold
Sept. 9 PITTSBURGH Sports Authority Field at Mile High 6:20 p.m. MDT NBC (NTL)
Sept. 17 at Atlanta Georgia Dome 8:30 p.m. EDT ESPN (NTL)
Sept. 23 HOUSTON Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:25 p.m. MDT CBS
Sept. 30 OAKLAND Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MDT CBS
Oct. 7 at New England Gillette Stadium 4:25 p.m. EDT CBS
Oct. 15 at San Diego Qualcomm Stadium 5:30 p.m. PDT ESPN (NTL)
Oct. 28 NEW ORLEANS Sports Authority Field at Mile High 6:20 p.m. MDT NBC (NTL)
Nov. 4 at Cincinnati Paul Brown Stadium 1 p.m. EST CBS
Nov. 11 at Carolina Bank of America Stadium 1 p.m. EST CBS
Nov. 18 SAN DIEGO Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:25 p.m. MST CBS*
Nov. 25 at Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium 12 p.m. CST CBS*
Dec. 2 TAMPA BAY Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST FOX*
Dec. 6 at Oakland O.co Coliseum 5:20 p.m. PST NFLN (NTL)
Dec. 16 at Baltimore M&T Bank Stadium 1 p.m. EST CBS*
Dec. 23 CLEVELAND Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:05 p.m. MST CBS*
Dec. 30 KANSAS CITY Sports Authority Field at Mile High 2:25 p.m. MST CBS*
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WIKIPEDIA REPORT | PEYTON MANNING
Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons from 1998–2011. He is the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning and an elder brother of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning played college football at the University of Tennessee, leading the Volunteers to the 1997 SEC Championship in his senior season. He was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. From 1998 to 2010, he led the Colts to eight, seven AFC South and one AFC East, division championships, two AFC championships, and to a Super Bowl championship (Super Bowl XLI). He has won a record four league most valuable player awards, was the most valuable player of Super Bowl XLI, has been named to eleven Pro Bowls, has eleven 4,000-yard passing seasons (including a record six straight), and is the Indianapolis Colts’ all-time leader in passing yards (54,828) and touchdown passes (399). In 2009, he was named the best player in the NFL and Fox Sports along with Sports Illustrated named him the NFL player of the decade of the 2000s.
In May 2011, he underwent neck surgery to alleviate neck pain and arm weakness he dealt with during the previous few seasons before signing a five-year, $90 million contract extension with the Colts in July 2011. Manning had hoped to play in the 2011 season, but in September 2011, he underwent a much more serious second surgery: a level one cervical fusion procedure. Manning had never missed an NFL game in his career, but was forced to miss the entire 2011 season. He was released by the Colts on March 7, 2012, and after an almost two-week period where he visited with and worked out for several NFL teams, he signed with the Denver Broncos on March 20, 2012.
Manning’s pre-snap routine is one of the most recognizable and parodied in the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts’ almost exclusive use of the hurry-up offense led to Manning using an array of gestures and verbal commands to call the play at the line of scrimmage rather than in the huddle.