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Manning's Return Hinges on Physical

Woody Paige, Denver Post

Kubiak Hire Will Make or Break Elway

Michael Schottey, Bleacher Report

Manning May Audible Final Career Move

David Climer, The Tennessean

The end of the season was a forgettable one for Peyton Manning, especially the very end. He suffered a quad muscle injury, played badly in a disheartening playoff loss and witnes...(full article)

The seismic impact was felt throughout the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday, and the celebration in the auditorium at Dove Valley was beyond exhilarating. But the 6-foot-5, 230-pound ...(full article)

John Elway has his guy, and the hire is either going to prove he's a genius or eventually get him fired.  When the Denver Broncos general manager canned former head coach John...(full article)

If Manning doesn't return, either because he's had it or doesn't think he would be a good fit in Kubiak's pocket-moving system, then it doesn't matter who coaches this team. The Br...(full article)

Was the AFC divisional playoff game last Sunday Peyton Manning's last NFL game? This one is too close to call. Despite all the speculation out there, don't believe for a moment th...(full article)

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Broncos Get Their Man, Bring in Kubiak

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In His Heart, Peyton Must Know He's Done

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Irsay's Looking Like a Genius Now

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Colts Knock Broncos Out of Playoffs

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Broncos No Longer Just Air Manning

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Improbable Comeback Story in Denver

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What Can Petyon Deliver in 2015?

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Peyton But a Mere Mortal on the Road

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Preparing for Life After Peyton

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Alzado a Symbol of NFL's Rougher Years

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Broncos Beset by Rare Uncertainty

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Want CarGo or Tulo? Rockies Will Listen

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Secret's Out: How to Shut Down Manning

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Manning No Match for Brady (and Friends)

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Manning Over Brady? Fantasy Football

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Strong Case for Manning as Best Ever

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Manning No. 1 in TDs, Not in Clutch

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In His Prime at 38, Manning Defies Age

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No Question Now That Peyton Is the Best

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Moyer Wins One for the Ages

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A Comfortable Feeling in Denver

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AFC West Should Fear Broncos

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Elway Hoping to Make QB Magic

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