"I said, ‘I’ll give you all of our draft picks for the No. 1 pick and I’ll take Luck. I’ll give the whole draft to you."
Colts should have taken that. 2 #1 picks, 10-11 others. Luck is good, but as it has been proven over and over teams win championships and you could have built one hell of a team, with or without keeping Peyton Manning.
Keep Manning, for 5 more years, draft/groom a replacement(a lot like Denver is doing), and you don’t miss a beat.
Obviously they are doing well with Luck and many will say they made the right choice, well, winning in the NFL is a question that has many correct answers, so drafting Luck is only one of many correct answers the Colts could have made.
Part of me feels that Manning earned the right to retire as a Colt, but I think him and Irsay had a falling out over that last month that he was employed as a member of the team.
It will be fun watching Manning kick their ass over the next few years.
Week 2 Thursday Night Prediction
New York Jets @ New England Patriots(-11.5) o/u 43
New England 27
New York 9
So I’ll give the points and go with the under. Brady will miss
Welker Amendola, and Rex has been known to give Tommy fits at times, so I would be surprised to see the Patriots offense running on all cylinders, especially with Gronk still on the sideline. I also don’t suspect a ton of offensive productivity out of Geno Smith.
Fantasy spin. If you have Edleman? Start his ass, because he’s the guy Brady will trust the most.
Does Peyton Manning surpass Brady's 50tds?
51 would be the target.
He needs 44 with 15 games. 3 touchdown passes a game would be 45.
Yes, I think he will. I think he will. Considering Wes Welker is their running game, along with Decker, TNT(Thomas & Thomas), yes I believe he will have over 50 touchdown passes.
NFL week 1 Review
NFL week 1 Review
- Twelve games were decided by seven points or fewer, the most for a season-opening weekend and tied for the most in any week in NFL history (Week 15, 1993; Week 12, 2003; Week 3, 2011).
- NFL teams combined to throw for 8,143 net passing yards, the highest total in any week in NFL history.
- There were 63 touchdown passes, the most in any week in NFL history.
- Six players had at least 350 passing yards, the most ever on Kickoff Weekend. The six quarterbacks to pass for 350+ yards: Denver’s PEYTON MANNING (462), the New York Giants’ ELI MANNING (450), San Francisco’s COLIN KAEPERNICK (412), Baltimore’s JOE FLACCO (362), New Orleans’ DREW BREES (357) and Detroit’sMATTHEW STAFFORD (357).
- Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING tied an NFL single-game record with seven touchdown passes and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Y.A. TITTLE (October 28, 1962) as the only quarterbacks with seven passing touchdowns and no interceptions in a game.
- Manning also became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least six touchdowns in three different games and tied DREW BREES’ NFL record with a seventh game throwing at least five touchdowns.
- San Francisco wide receiver ANQUAN BOLDIN had 13 catches for 208 yards, the first 200-yard receiving game in a season opener since Boldin accomplished the feat (217) in his NFL debut in 2003 (September 7, 2003). There have been only three 10+ catch, 200+ yard receiving games on Kickoff Weekend in NFL history and Boldin has two of them. Boldin, who was making his 49ers debut, is the first player in NFL history to record a 100-yard receiving game in his debut for three different teams(Arizona, Baltimore).
- Minnesota running back ADRIAN PETERSON followed up his MVP season with a 78-yard touchdown run on his first carry of 2013. That’s the longest touchdown run on a player’s first carry since the 1970 merger.
- New England quarterback TOM BRADY improved to 11-1 (.917) in season openers, the best such mark among QBs in the Super Bowl era.
- New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES recorded his sixth consecutive 300-yard passing game, tied for the second-longest streak in NFL history. Brees also holds theNFL record with nine 300-yard games in a row.
- Detroit running back REGGIE BUSH became the first player since 1972 (CID EDWARDS) with at least 100 receiving yards and 90 rushing yards in his first game with a new team.
- New York Jets rookie quarterback GENO SMITH led the team to an 18-17 come-from-behind victory as the Jets became the first team since the merger to open the season with a one-point win when starting a rookie QB.
Prediction Denver 38 Baltimore 24
Baltimore @ Denver (-7.5) o/u 48