Manning and the Broncos looked like AFC contenders and professional football players in their 34-14 win over the disappointing 2012 Saints on Sunday night. Peyton's fourth quarter toss to Eric Decker (last picture above) put him in sole possession of the NFL record with the most games with at least three touchdowns and no interceptions, surpassing Brett Favre, with 37 (thanks Z for the heads up...). Brees barely passed for 200 yards but did get off a touchdown pass to Darren Sproles in the second quarter that kept his streak alive with 50 games in a row with at least one touchdown pass. All photos above copyright Getty Images 2012.
This Friday night game would come down to who could stop the most third down conversions, and the winner was the Air Force Falcons, who won 48-31. Quarterback Connor Dietz would convert two fourth-and-short situations himself, and the game featured only three punts, all by the visiting Wolf Pack. Air Force ran the ball an astounding 82 times and gained an average of 5.6 yards on each carry.
Colorado came out swinging in the first half, and a 10-point barrage in the closing minute of the first half had the home crowd hopeful... but.... as was expected the Sun Devils were able to amass a 3-TD lead plus more by the time the game was over. A late Colorado injury completely deflated the Colorado defense and the Sun Devils went home with a 51-17 win and likely top-25 rank after this Thursday night game.