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Dan Quinn wants to make this very clear: He doesn’t take pride in the Falcons’ Week 16 win over the Super Bowl-favored Carolina Panthers. “Nope,” he says. “Honestly, nope...(full article)

Hi, Peyton. You don't know me. Not really. I've asked you some questions over the years and you've always been charming and disarming and winning and quite dismissive, all at on...(full article)

Cam Newton and Peyton Manning are moving toward each other from opposite directions in time. Newton is coming on fast, Manning is fading slow, and the Super Bowl is the intersect...(full article)

We're still getting used to calling them the Los Angeles Rams again, but we can think of something that would require an even bigger adjustment. Seeing Peyton Manning in a Rams j...(full article)

Peyton Manning is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. He has an impeccable resume which includes having the most passing yards, touchdowns, and QB wins in ...(full article)

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