Manning won't talk retirement

There are plenty of storylines to go around as we get ready for the last game of the year, on the grandest stage of them all. Manning has helped Denver get past the Steelers and Patriots and now sets up the ultimate fairy-tale ending for his career, even though he won't say if he is going to retire.

I wouldn't exactly call it smack talk, but obviously nothing is going to be handed to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The family would be there if they knew this was Peyton's last game or not.

Others predicted some gamblers are waiting until the spread reaches what they think will be the limit and start placing bets on the Broncos plus the points.

"I feel that experience is often times overrated because of my own experience", said Aikman, who 22 of 30 for 273 yards and four touchdown passes as the Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl 27 when the Dallas Cowboys routed the Buffalo Bills 52-17. He gets in and has kind of taken advantage of that opportunity and winning and now being in the Super Bowl. "He said when Josh Norman was signing it, 'Oh my god, I must be dreaming, '" Christi said. He spent time on the bench watching Brock Osweiler, whom some thought the Broncos should stick with even if Manning were healthy. That being said, who are you putting your money on?

Head coach Ron Rivera put his players through a padded practice on Friday, and the team will depart for their Super Bowl site in San Jose on Sunday.

DOMINANT DEFENSES: Both of these teams excel at defense.

While his regular season numbers are solid - if not impressive - Owen Daniels has made an impact in his first season as a member of the Denver Broncos.

"But I really don't know", Thomas said. Only about 20 percent of people will survive for at least five years following a diagnosis of late-stage disease.

During the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, he hit his right index finger on an Eagles helmet as he let go of a throw.

Denver's model is no longer lighting up scoreboards but grinding it out, hanging around and making big plays at the end. We did the same thing before the first playoff game. "And that's why this team is a tougher team because it's a mentally tough one", Elway said.



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