• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Peyton Manning leads Broncos to 4-0 start with big win vs. Vikings

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 17 of 27 passes for 213 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions Sunday against the Vikings.After back-to-back games with multiple touchdowns and only one interception, Manning struggled to get much going Sunday despite completing 63 percent of his passes. He connected with six different receivers but only Demaryius Thomas (nine catches on 12 targets for 93 yards) had more than three receptions. The running game was a little better, as Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson combined for 146 yards on the ground, though a lot of that had to do with Hillman's 72-yard touchdown. Manning has plenty of weapons at his disposal but the offensive line isn't giving him a lot of time, which is forcing him to throw quickly and exposing him to cheating defenders, particularly on the left flat. He'll look to get back on track in Week 5 against the Raiders in Oakland.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Broncos' Peyton Manning tosses two scores in Week 3 win

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 31 of 42 passes for 324 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 24-12 win over the Lions. Unable to run for a third straight week, the Broncos relied on their passing game and defense, with the latter once again playing the biggest role in the win. Manning wasn't brilliant, but this was easily his best performance through the first three weeks of the season, especially considering that he faced so many second-and-longs and third-and-longs. He did get a big boost from a couple of outstanding individual efforts by Demaryius Thomas on mediocre throws, but Thomas also cost Manning some yards with a pair of bad drops. Manning will return to Denver to face a hot Minnesota defense in Week 4.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Broncos QB Peyton Manning throws three touchdowns in win

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 26 of 45 passes for 256 yards, with three touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs. Manning followed his dud Week 1 with a terrible start Thursday night, producing zero points on Denver's first four drives, then throwing an ugly pick-six on the fifth. He promptly bounced back to lead touchdown drives of 80 and 15 yards right before halftime, tying the game up at 14 with a pair of scoring passes. The Kansas City defense buckled back down in the second half, but Manning eventually led an 80-yard, game-tying drive that was capped off by a 19-yard touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders with just 36 seconds remaining. It appeared Manning would have the chance to pad his stat line in overtime, but Broncos CB Bradley Roby returned a Jamaal Charles fumble for the game-winning touchdown. Manning still didn't look anything like his old self, and a shaky offensive line certainly didn't help, but he at least proved that he's still capable of moving the ball with short and intermediate passes. Manning will draw a somewhat more favorable matchup in Week 3, heading to Detroit for a Sunday night game against the Lions.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Broncos QB Peyton Manning is active for game at Chiefs

    Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (back) is active for Thursday's game in Kansas City. Manning's availability was never in question, but he'll be up against a tough Kansas City pass-rush after a poor Week 1 showing. He'll have the benefit of a full supporting cast, with both Demaryius Thomas (hand) and C.J. Anderson (toe) active for Thursday's game.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Broncos QB Peyton Manning fine for Thursday clash

    A back issue did not prevent Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning from participating fully in practice Wednesday or from being designated as probable for the game Thursday night against Kansas City. His Week 2 status was never in question, nor is the availability of premier Broncos wideout Demaryius Thomas. The 39-year-old signal-caller will thus look to rebound from a lackluster Week 1 effort when Denver plays on the road against the Chiefs, who were 6-2 at Arrowhead Stadium last season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Peyton Manning dismisses Week 1 struggles: 'We're a work in progress'

    Although the Broncos moved to 1-0 with a 19-13 win Sunday against the Ravens, quarterback Peyton Manning and the offense faced plenty of scrutiny for posting modest numbers. Manning completed 24 of 40 passes for 175 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. After the game, Manning tried to calm Broncos fans and dismiss any concerns about the offense. "Everybody is looking for these summaries of our offense and our team after Week 1 and I just don't think we're going to be able to do that," he said, per NFL.com. "It's Week 1. We're a work in progress. If you need a catchy headline for your little article or whatever it is you might be doing, we're trying to get better every single week. What's another cliché I can think of? We're chipping away. Something along those lines." Manning focused mostly on the Broncos earned a win against a very good team. "Sure, we're excited about the win," he said. "Great win. Beat Baltimore at home in Week 1 against a team that we just know is going to be in the postseason. They always are. They're always a Super Bowl contender. It's a tough team. You beat them at home. "Like I said, the one thing that no matter how many times you ask it, this is not three different teams we have here. We don't have a Broncos offensive team, a Broncos defensive team and a Broncos special teams. That's how you have to ask the question, right? But the Broncos beat the Ravens today. There's your summary right there."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Broncos QB Peyton Manning held without a touchdown Sunday

    Broncos future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning ended last year by throwing for no touchdowns in two of his last four games. Make it three of his last five. His team did beat Baltimore in the season opener Sunday, but Manning put up uncharacteristically meager numbers. He completed 24 of 40 passes for just 175 yards and no scores. He also threw an interception. Manning will have little time to straighten things out. His team plays at Kansas City on Thursday night.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Ravens aware of Broncos QB Peyton Manning's success in September

    Since Peyton Manning joined the Broncos in 2012, he is 8-2 in outdoor September games with 31 touchdowns and one interception. His passer rating is a league-best 120.7, per ESPN.com. "All of the hoopla about him in December compared to September, obviously it's real," Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith said. "But that's none of my concern. I know we have him Week 1, and he's going to be ready Week 1. That's all of our concern." There are obviously some concerns about Manning, who turned 39 in March, and is not coming off a strong finish to the 2014 season. But Ravens coach John Harbaugh isn't buying a decline heading into their Week 1 matchup against Manning and the Broncos. "He's wearing No. 18. He's patting the ball. He's making checks," Harbaugh said. "He's under center a little more than he has been in the past, but we don't know what we're going to get, in terms of scheme. We've just have to anticipate and play our game and play the way we want to play. He looks as good as ever from the reps that I've seen."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Report: Peyton Manning will sit in Broncos preseason opener

    Veteran quarterback Peyton Manning will not play in the Broncos' preseason opener against the Seahawks on Friday, according to a report from 9News in Denver. Manning, 39, will not play in the Broncos' first preseason game for the first time since signing with Denver in 2012. He is expected to play in the team's second game on Aug. 22.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Broncos deny reports of attempted Peyton Manning trade

    The Broncos denied a report by Denver's 94.1 FM that the team attempted to trade quarterback Peyton Manning to the Texans over the offseason. The report cited two official sources, but a pair of denials were quickly issued, refuting the report. "The speculation is false, and your report is inaccurate," Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth told 94.1 on Twitter. Manning's agent, Tom Condon also denied the report, telling Pro Football Talk, "Neither the Texans, the Broncos, or Peyton Manning ever talked to me about a trade anywhere." Manning added a no-trade clause to his contact recently, covering the 2015 season.