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September 22, 2009 | Associated Press
Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes and the Indianapolis Colts rallied four times to win, 27-23, Monday night. Manning had the ball for less than 15 minutes but threw touchdown passes of 80 yards to Dallas Clark and 48 yards to Pierre Garcon. The first score came on the first play from scrimmage, the latter with 3 minutes 18 seconds to play. "It was about being efficient when it counted, in the fourth quarter," Manning said. "That's really what the game's about."
March 3, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has passed a physical exam, clearing him to play and earn his $20-million paycheck in 2014, according to reports. Manning is required to undergo an exam of his neck every spring under the 2012 contract he signed with the Broncos after missing all of the previous season following neck surgeries. But this year's test was considered a formality. After all, there was nothing about Manning's record-setting season in 2013 that indicated his neck was still an issue.
August 7, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
  You have probably seen the video by now, Peyton and Eli Manning wearing ridiculous wigs and absurd outfits in a very funny commercial for DirecTV. It's called “Football on Your Phone,” and it's a "Saturday Night Live"-style spoof of a rap song, with the brothers making their way around their hometown of New Orleans and touting the ability to watch NFL games on their mobile phones. The hands-down funniest part of the video is when their father, Archie, makes a cameo, sitting on his throne while wearing a coiffed blond wig and a glittering jumpsuit.
February 3, 2014 | By Mike James
Full disclosure. Before Super Bowl XLVIII, I argued that Peyton Manning's legacy was established and whether the Broncos won or lost the game wouldn't alter the way his career would be viewed. Well.... Who figured that the Broncos quarterback would end up looking more like Brandon Weedon than Peyton Manning on Sunday. Sam Farmer, The Times' astute NFL columnist, discusses Manning, the Super Bowl, and what lies ahead for the NFL in 2014 in the video above. As for Manning, Farmer was as surprised as just about everyone else that the Seahawks defense was able to take him out of his game so effectively.
December 16, 2010 | Sam Farmer
There's something about Archie Manning's easygoing drawl that makes you think nothing gets him too bothered. But don't be fooled. He's as antsy as you might expect the father of two NFL quarterbacks to be at this time of year, especially with Peyton and Eli Manning heading into the biggest games of the season. Archie and Olivia Manning will be in Indianapolis on Sunday to watch Peyton and the Colts in a do-or-die game against Jacksonville. In their direct line of vision will be a TV tuned to the New York Giants game going on at the same time, with Eli facing Philadelphia for first place in the NFC East.
October 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Peyton Manning threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns Sunday night, and Indianapolis never trailed in beating AFC South rival Tennessee, 31-9, for its NFL-best 14th consecutive regular-season victory. Manning joined Kurt Warner and Steve Young as the only NFL quarterbacks to open a season by throwing for at least 300 yards in the first five games. Manning reached another milestone when he threw a first-quarter touchdown pass, the 343rd of his career, to end a tie with Fran Tarkenton and move into third place behind Brett Favre and Dan Marino.
January 19, 2006
'Probably the only good thing that's happened to a Manning boy in the last week is Eli killed an 11-point buck last Friday.' -- Archie Manning, after his quarterback sons Eli (Giants) and Peyton (Colts) lost their playoff games
January 1, 2005
Records are made to be broken and I'm happy for Peyton Manning. However, perhaps there should be an asterisk next to Manning's touchdown passes mark because of how the pro game has changed in the last decade or so. The NFL is nothing more than a game of catch between the quarterback and the receiver. The hash marks have been moved, opening up the entire field. The defensive backs can no longer make contact. And offensive linemen can use their hands to block. Imagine, you can't touch the receiver and you give the modern QB more time to throw.
January 26, 2013 | Dianne Goddard, Dianne Goddard is coauthor (along with her daughter Peyton and writer Carol Cujec) of "I Am Intelligent: From Heartbreak to Healing -- A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Autism."
My daughter Peyton is nonverbal and severely challenged by autism. I once believed she'd never experience a meaningful romantic relationship. Then, at a monthly workshop in Los Angeles for people who communicate via keyboard, she met Gabriel, a young man who traveled from Ventura with his support team. Dressed in preppy khakis and a plaid sport shirt, he seemed to turn a few heads, including Peyton's. Was she smitten? Not long after, at an autism conference at Chapman University, Gabriel did a presentation, with his mother, on the topic of supported living.
September 27, 2009
Al Michaels serves as the play-by-play announcer and Cris Collinsworth provides the color commentary for tonight's Indianapolis-at-Arizona game (5:15, Channel 4): Michaels says ... Had Matt Leinart panned out the way the Cardinals had hoped, by now Kurt Warner would have either been retired or backing somebody up somewhere. Instead, he's already led them to a Super Bowl. He comes off a game in which he set an NFL record for completion percentage. It just makes Arizona a great team for people to watch.
February 2, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
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February 1, 2014 | Sam Farmer
NEW YORK - Peyton Manning has singular focus … and double vision. The Denver Broncos star has a chance Sunday to become the first starting quarterback to win Super Bowls with two different NFL franchises, having already won one ring with the Indianapolis Colts. "He's a living legend right now," said Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman, whose Seahawks will play the Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. "He's been a living legend for years. " Regardless of which team wins, Manning joins Craig Morton and Kurt Warner as the only quarterbacks to lead two franchises to Super Bowls.
February 1, 2014 | Wire reports
Peyton Manning's record-setting season earned him his fifth Associated Press NFL most valuable player award Saturday night in a landslide. No other player has won more than three. Denver's record-setting quarterback, who threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards in leading the Broncos to the AFC's best record, earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. New England quarterback Tom Brady got the other vote. Manning won MVP awards with Indianapolis in 2003, '04, '08 and '09. He was the runner-up last season to Adrian Peterson . Manning, who will play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, sent his father to pick up the award.
January 29, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Denver quarterback Peyton Manning knows this about Seattle Coach Pete Carroll : The coach is a gracious host. Several years ago, Manning was in Los Angeles in June and wanted to get a workout in, specifically to throw the football. So he called the USC football office and reached Carroll, then coach of the Trojans. "I asked if his receivers and quarterbacks were throwing that day, and could I come over and join the throwing session because I was getting ready for training camp," Manning recalled Wednesday, saying he intended to throw whatever routes the team had been planning to throw.
January 29, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
By now, we all know how much Denver quarterback Peyton Manning loves yelling the word "Omaha. " We still really don't know why he does it, just that the future Hall of Famer is sure to give the Nebraska city plenty of shout-outs from the line of scrimmage Sunday when the Broncos face the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. But just how many times will we hear "Omaha!" barked out of our TV sets? Well, Las Vegas sports books are taking bets on that, and they've set the over/under at 27 1/2. Sounds like fun. But just in case you don't want to risk your family's financial well-being on how often a football player blurts out a particular word, you can place your bet here with no money involved at all. A few tidbits to keep in mind: Manning shouted "Omaha!"
January 24, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
DENVER -- Thanks for the hookup, Bro. That's essentially what Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said to younger brother Eli this week after the New York Giants quarterback handled his Super Bowl XLVIII requests. After all, the Broncos are playing Seattle on Eli's home field, MetLife Stadium. When asked about the number of tickets Peyton has requested, Eli told reporters: "I have hit that number. " It's a safe bet Eli asked the same of Peyton a couple years ago when the Giants played New England in a Super Bowl played in Indianapolis, Peyton's old hometown.
January 19, 2012
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival begins Thursday night. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Hugo" and "Moneyball" were among the best sounding films of last year, according to the Cinema Audio Society. ( Los Angeles Times ) Meanwhile, "Albert Nobbs," "J. Edgar" and "Dancing With the Stars" earned GLAAD Media Award nominations. ( Los Angeles Times ) For the third year in a row, Edgar Allan Poe's mysterious admirer has failed to make a birthday appearance at his grave site, so fans are giving up. ( New York Times )
December 19, 2010 | Sam Farmer
On do-or-die Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles did a little of both. They died, then somehow got it done. While Kansas City and Indianapolis had the luxury of some breathing room in their successful must-win outings, it's unclear whether the city of Philadelphia has even exhaled yet. The Eagles pulled off the most stunning comeback of the season ? the biggest fourth-quarter rally in club history ? erasing a three-touchdown deficit to the host New York Giants with four touchdowns in the final 7 minutes 28 seconds.
January 19, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
DENVER - As the clock ticked to zeros amid a roaring sea of rattling orange, Peyton Manning took off his helmet and ran away from the celebration. Before even shaking his fist into the air, he shook hands with the defeated New England Patriots. As his Denver Broncos teammates danced into the raucous Sports Authority Field locker room after a dominating 26-16 victory in the AFC championship game, Manning walked quietly through the madhouse with the most unusual of posses. He was accompanied by his two brothers.
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