Peyton Manning started the National Football League season in record fashion, throwing seven touchdown passes to lead the Denver Broncos to a 49-27 win against the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
The Denver Broncos are looking for a new center for quarterback Peyton Manning to take snaps from after losing Dan Koppen to a season-ending torn knee ligament less than a week after opening training camp.
Greg Cosell, a senior producer at NFL Films Inc. and a nephew of the late sportscaster Howard Cosell, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend before Sunday night’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, that he expects the Baltimore Ravens to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in a defense-minded football championship game.
Joe Flacco started the season saying he was the best quarterback in the National Football League. He ended it as the most valuable player in the Super Bowl, staving off a comeback by the San Francisco 49ers that began after a power failure at the Superdome delayed the game.
Ray Lewis’s 17-year National Football League career may be in jeopardy because of a season- ending arm injury, while his Baltimore Ravens teammate Lardarius Webb will miss the rest of the campaign with a damaged knee.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick could learn as early as today whether he’ll be fined by the National Football League for grabbing the arm of a replacement official after his team’s loss two days ago.