Peyton Manning

Why Russell Wilson Is MVP-Worthy

Seattle's Russell Wilson has made a case for MVP honors.
Seattle's Russell Wilson has made a case for MVP honors.

Look out, Peyton Manning. This year’s MVP race just got interesting. With four games to play, Seattle Seahawks second-year signal-caller Russell Wilson is making a strong run at the league’s top award. The Denver Broncos’ thoroughbred remains the favorite to add a fifth MVP to his already crowded trophy case. But Seattle’s favorite underdog continues to dramatically exceed all reasonable expectations while taking a circuitous — and unlikely — route to stardom.

Top 10 Brother Duos in the NFL

Peyton and Eli Manning headline the best brothers in the NFL today.
Peyton and Eli Manning headline the best brothers in the NFL today.

This Thanksgiving, families will come together and gather around the table to break bread — eating turkey and telling stories. Some of those families will include brothers who currently strap on a helmet and play football in the NFL.

This past weekend, St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long went head-to-head against his younger brother, rookie Chicago Bears offensive guard Kyle Long. In fact, the brother dynamic caught the eye of the cameras when a fight broke out and the older Long ran to pull his younger brother away from the scrum.

Manning-Brady Bowl XIV

Peyton Manning and Tom Brady go head-to-head in Week 12.
Peyton Manning and Tom Brady go head-to-head in Week 12.

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history. It’s as simple as that. There has never been a matchup of signal-callers as historically significant and charismatic as Manning and Brady.

Manning has a record four MVPs and a Super Bowl XLI MVP as well as a loss in Super Bowl XLIV. Brady has two MVPs, three Super Bowl wins (XXXIV, XXXVIII and XXXIX), two Super Bowl MVPs and a pair of Super Sunday losses on his shimmering resume.

2013 Midseason NFL Awards

The best and brightest from the first half of the 2013 NFL season.

The 2013 NFL season has already reached halftime — but not the one Bruno Mars will be performing at during Super Bowl XLVIII in New York. It’s way too early to start engraving the hardware, but after the first four games, these are the playmakers who have distinguished themselves as award-worthy:

Most Valuable Player

2013 NFL Picks Against the Spread: Week 7

A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 7.
A betting preview of every game (against the spread) on Sunday and Monday in Week 7.

Locks of the Week
Smart money bets against these two quarterbacks with a combined six career NFL starts.

Chiefs (-6) vs. Texans
Houston Cougar legend Case Keenum makes his first NFL start for the Houston Texans on the road at Arrowhead against K.C.’s undefeated top-ranked defense.

Peyton Manning Returns to Indianapolis

After 14 years with the Colts, Peyton Manning is having a horseshoe homecoming.
After 14 years with the Colts, Peyton Manning is having a horseshoe homecoming.

Peyton Manning wanted to retire as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He just didn’t want to retire following the 2011 season. As a result, the four-time MVP and Super Bowl XLI winner is returning to Indianapolis this week — as a member of the Denver Broncos.

Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

Tony Romo is now the No. 3 overall fantasy scorer following his 500-yard, 5-TD performance against Denver
Fantasy Football 2013 Quarterback Rankings: Week 6

Tony Romo may not top Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 6 quarterback rankings, but you still have tip your hat to the Cowboys' signal-caller. As far as fantasy owners are concerned, the late interception is entirely forgivable considering the 506 yards and five touchdowns he put against Denver last week.

The 10 Greatest Quarterback Seasons in NFL History

Which passer has posted the best single-season in NFL history?

Peyton Manning might be the greatest regular season quarterback in NFL history. And what he is doing to the rest of the NFL this fall is downright unfair.

After five games, Manning has 1,884 yards, 20 touchdowns, one interception and has completed 75.8 percent of his passes at a 9.5 yard per attempt average. His per game averages are 376.8 yards, 4.0 touchdowns and 0.2 interceptions and his QB rating is 136.4.

NFL Picks: Every Game, Week 1

Predictions for every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1 of the 2013 season.
Predictions for every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1 of the 2013 season.

A quick look at every game on the NFL schedule for Week 1, along with the consensus pick of Athlon Sports’ editors.

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