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October 21st

Happy Monday. Welcome to the new week! At today’s roundtable, we’re talking about the NFL. Specifically the position the streets call the “gunslingers,” what I like to call “the usual main character in those inspirational movies,” or what you might know them as: quarterbacks. The game we can’t stop talking about is the Denver Broncos visiting the Indianapolis Colts.

This season, Peyton Manning has been playing like a man among boys leading his Broncos team to an undefeated record so far. Slinging accurate throws and commanding his new offense with precision, many people (probably including Bone Thugs-N-Harmony) would say “ain’t nothin’ changed,” and the Broncos’ record reflects it. However, among all of the records, accolades and plateaus [the winning¹] Manning has been able to amass, there’s one thing he has not been able to do his entire career… Defeating the Indianapolis Colts.

Well, obviously.

Meanwhile back in Indianapolis, Manning’s franchise successor and sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck has been maturely leading his team to a solid record of 4-2 this season leading up to this game. Yesterday, these two teams faced up head to head. There’s no storyline in primetime television² that rivals this drama. Seriously. Try naming one. That’s what we thought. With a little bit of emotion from the crowd giving Peyton Manning a standing ovation before the opening kickoff, it was on to play the game.

Andrew Luck looked impressive all night, throwing three touchdowns and no interceptions. Luck even used his feet in the effort running in a 10-yard touchdown off of a scramble in the backfield to take a three score lead in the third quarter. With the Broncos rallying in the fourth quarter, typical Peyton magic, right? The Broncos got to their red zone in efforts to take the lead but ended up fumbling the ball away in the most pivotal moments giving the Denver Broncos their first loss of the season.

Although Peyton didn’t come out with the win, this just sets the stage for the next meeting. Fantasy football fans should still be just as happy with Manning as he threw for 386 yards and three touchdowns.


¹ Sorry, Eli.
² Look at what happened to Las Vegas. Sorry not sorry, Josh Duhamel.