These are the four buzzworthy stories you need to know about from Friday, June 05. They include a splashy hello from one of Minnesota’s winningest teams, and the start of a long goodbye from one of country music’s brightest stars.
New England head coach Bill Belichick warns that Indianapolis is now a much better team than a few weeks ago.
Andrew Luck will need to break a winless streak against Tom Brady to earn his first Super Bowl appearance.
The Denver Broncos are one-and-done in the playoffs for the second time in three years. While it was a mostly successful season, the franchise missed out on their efforts to bring a third Vince Lombardi Trophy back to Dove Valley, prompting all kinds of questions in Broncos Country.
There was one team ready to move onto the AFC Championship Game Sunday night, and it wasn’t the Denver Broncos. The Indianapolis Colts out-preformed the Broncos in every aspect of the game and won the playoff contest 24-13.
A resilient New England team did what was necessary to beat Baltimore.
In the playoffs, it’s important for a team to have all their playmakers. That’s why earning a first-round bye, like the Denver Broncos did, can set a squad up for success.
The Indianapolis Colts face off against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Divisional round with a healthy roster at just the right time.
After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card round, the Indianapolis Colts are in preparation for a familiar foe; the Denver Broncos.
It says something about a team when multiple coordinators are being coveted by opposing franchises for multiple years in a row. The Denver Broncos have lost a few along the way, and both Adam Gase and Jack Del Rio are currently hot commodities.
Peyton Manning versus Andrew Luck and his former team, the Indianapolis Colts. It’s a dream matchup for the NFL, but a playoff game that could be decided by the play of two relative no-names at running back.
New England and Baltimore are developing an impressive postseason rivalry.
NFL Wildcard weekend has been a fun ride, as per usual, filled with tough defense and a few phenomenal plays. The Indianapolis Colts took care of the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday afternoon, meaning a matchup between Peyton Manning’s Denver Broncos and his former team.
Denver is stacked with talented players thanks to John Elway’s construction of the team over the last four years. So, there have been far more “studs” than “duds” this season, and we’ll look at a few specific men here.
Considering the violent nature of the National Football League, the Denver Broncos have made it through the regular season relatively healthy. But there were plenty of bumps and bruises, as well as more major injuries, the last few weeks, making the bye important for the team.
The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t won an NFL playoff game since January 6, 1990. They beat the Houston Oilers—right there, that tells you it was a long time ago—by a 41-14 score in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs. Since then, the Bengals have lost all five postseason contests they’ve played in. That needs to change this weekend.
The Green Bay Packers do not have many holes in their game as they enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the NFC. However, one is their blocking in the kicking game. They allowed more combined blocked field goals, extra point attempts and punts than they had in the previous five seasons combined.
Throughout the John Elway – Peyton Manning Era, a focus on offense was apparent. But things have changed this season, and possibly for the better, as the Broncos are more well-suited to face the playoffs this time around.
The Minnesota Vikings have more confidence and optimism heading into this offseason than they did a year ago. They have two of the most important pieces in place in head coach Mike Zimmer and Teddy Bridgewater. Also, they improved in several areas from the past season. The Vikings have 12 free agents this offseason, but just one opening day starter.
Teddy Bridgewater has learned on the fly since taking over as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback after Matt Cassel was injured in Week 3. Head coach Mike Zimmer is happy with the progress the rookie first round draft pick has made in his 10 starts. The Vikings are 0-5 in divisional games this season. They have one game left to get Zimmer’s first win against a division-rival. Linebacker Chad Greenway is one of eight finalists for the inaugural NFL’s Sportsmanship Award.
The Denver Broncos are currently one of the leaders in the AFC and are looking for home-field advantage. The Buffalo Bills are battling for one of the playoff spots with numerous other AFC teams. Steve Tasker of CBS Sports talks about their week 14 match-up and how Denver may not be this year’s favorite to win it all.
Can the Denver Broncos get back to their winning ways or will Miami hang another loss on Manning and company?
A mascot is energetic, silly…frightening. By definition, a mascot is a person, animal or object that is used to represent a group or team and bring them luck.
The Denver Broncos and St. Louis Rams are two teams heading in completely opposite directions, but sometimes that’s just the way the schedule falls. The Broncos don’t need a win this week, but want one. The Rams desperately need a win to try and save their season. CBS Sports’ Ian Eagle spoke about their upcoming game and looked at both sides of the spectrum.
The Broncos take firm control of the AFC West with a win over the Chargers on Thursday Night Football.