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Athlon's Essential 11 Links of the Day: October 20, 2014


This is your daily links roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for October 20:

• Happy 26th birthday to Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel. Celebrate by reliving her year in Instagram photos.

• Peyton Manning made history last night. He did not make "H18TORY." Can we stop using numbers as letters now? Plea5e?

Celebrities took to Twitter to celebrate Peyton's accomplisment, although Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes broke out the ring-check in congratulating "Eli's brother."

• You've seen it by now, but yesterday, the Rams pulled off possibly the greatest fake-out in NFL history.

The NFL Monday hangover includes an item on a different Manning possibly threatening Brett Favre's interceptions record.

Things got heated in the locker room after the Bears' disheartening loss to Miami. Not shockingly, Brandon Marshall was the one doing much of the yelling.

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• Had the little keep-away game with Peyton's record-setting TD ball been spontaneous, it would have been cute. It wasn't spontaneous, though.

• This will put a dent in the J.J. Watt for MVP campaign: His play doesn't have much to do with whether the Texans win or lose.

Darnell Dockett had the last word in a game-long beef with Raiders fans.

• The World Series starts tomorrow. Here's a position by position breakdown.

• So did Notre Dame get screwed the other night? No, not really.

• The pressure of a bad start is getting to Saints coach Sean Payton.

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