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Brady once again tops Manning in battle of the greats

Brady once again tops Manning in battle of the greats

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)




Tom Brady improved his head-to-head record against Peyton Manning to 11-5, this after the Patriots blew out the Denver Broncos 43-21 in yesterday’s game at New England.

The Patriots absolutely dominated Sunday’s game, confusing the Broncos offense with defensive schemes, while seemingly moving the ball at will behind the arm of Brady.

The former 3-time Super Bowl Champion quarterback, Brady, completed 33 of 53 passes for 333 yards and 4 touchdowns (with one interception) against the Broncos.

Meanwhile, future NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning was able to complete 34 of 57 passes for 438 yards, scoring 2 touchdowns, but also throwing 2 untimely interceptions.

The statistics listed above would lead one to believe that Sunday’s game was a quarterback dual, but it really wasn’t.

Brady was clearly the better quarterback on Sunday afternoon. He completed almost every clutch third-down pass that was forced his way, and did so without making any costly mistakes.

The same couldn’t be said for Peyton Manning. Both of Manning’s interceptions came from poor decisions and his accuracy throwing the ball was the worst it has been all season.

The game marked Tom Brady’s 200th career NFL start. Of those 200 starts, Brady has won 155, which is the most of any quarterback in that many starts.

Brady and Manning will always be compared to one another… But with an 11-5 edge head-to-head and a 3-1 Super Bowl Championship advantage, maybe Tom Brady is really the greatest of all-time.

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Manning vs. Brady Week 9 Preview

Manning vs. Brady Week 9 Preview

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)





The Denver Broncos (6-1) will travel to Gillette Stadium this Sunday to battle the New England Patriots (6-2) in Week 9 of the NFL regular season.

The New England Patriots have won 4 straight games, this after being blown-out by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.

In those four games, the Tom Brady-led Patriots offense has averaged 38.5 points a game, which was capped off by last weeks 51-23 route of the Chicago Bears.

Tom Brady has gone 10-5 in 15 career games against Peyton Manning. The 3-time Super Bowl champion will need to continue his hot play if he hopes to extend that record to 11 wins.

Las Vegas has New England pinned as a +3 point underdog. The good news for Pats fans is the team is 9-1 in their past 10 games when pegged as a home underdog.

Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos are also riding an impressive four game winning streak.

The Peyton Manning led squad has defeated their last four opponents (Arizona, San Francisco, San Diego and the New York Jets) by at least 14-points in each game, while producing an unbelievable amount of offense.

Denver’s last loss came in Week 3 at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks, who they lost to in overtime by a final score of 26-20.

The over/under for this year’s Brady vs. Manning match-up is set at 55-points. Four of the last five meetings between the 2 future hall of fame quarterbacks have gone over the projected total.

It’s hard to bet against Tom Brady at home, but I have a feeling that Peyton wins this battle of the greats.

I predict that Denver will win Sunday’s game by a final score of 33-31.

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Patriots at Chiefs Monday Night Football Preview‏

Patriots at Chiefs Monday Night Football Preview‏

By: Chris Taylor




The New England Patriots (2-1) will travel to Kansas City tonight to take on the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium for this week’s edition of Monday Night Football.

New England is coming off a 16-9 victory over the lowly Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

Tom Brady has played decent through 3 games this season, throwing for 632 yards and 3 touchdowns thus far.

Those numbers are way down compared to year’s past, but this is clearly a different New England offense.

The Patriots defense has allowed just 273 yards per game so far this season, which is good for third-best in the NFL.

Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) are coming off their first win of the 2014 NFL season, this by defeating the Dolphins last week in Miami by a final score of 34-15.

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 186 and 3 touchdowns in that game, while running-back Knile Davis posted 132 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

The Patriots have gone 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 trips to Arrowhead, while the Chiefs have gone 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games as home favorites.

I think this game stays close for the better part of 4 quarters, but Tom Brady will get the job done in the final minutes.

My prediction is a 27-24 win for New England.

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Vikings activate Peterson for Week 3‏

Vikings activate Peterson for Week 3‏

By: Chris Taylor




The Minnesota Vikings (1-1) were without the services of running back Adrian Peterson yesterday, which resulted in a crushing 30-7 home-loss to the New England Patriots (1-1).

“All Day” was deactivated by the Vikings in week 2 after news broke that the former NFL MVP had been indicted on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.

Earlier this morning, The Minnesota Vikings organization announced that Peterson had been reactivated by the team and is expected to play in their week 3 matchup with the New Orleans Saints (0-2).

The following statement was made by Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf:

“Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this is clearly a very important issue. On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved.

“To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child. At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward.

“We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian’s fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process.”

Minnesota travels to New Orleans in Week 3 to play the struggling Saints squad.

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