Denver Broncos

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Peyton Manning to Retire

Decision to be announced Monday

(Newser) - Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he's going to retire, in a decision set to be announced Monday, a person with knowledge of the decision tells the AP. The source says the quarterback and the team were still working out details of an announcement. Chris Mortensen of ESPN... More »

Denver Shocks Carolina, 24-10

Broncos defense controls favored Panthers

(Newser) - The Denver Broncos upset the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday with a dominating defense that forced four turnovers—two of which turned into touchdowns, USA Today reports. Denver opened with two scores in the first quarter, a Brandon McManus 34-yard field goal and a strip-sack of... More »

Patriots Fan's Premature Tattoo: Super Bowl 'Champs'

Burke O'Connell will be wearing pants for a while to cover up ink

(Newser) - A New England Patriots fan was a bit premature when he got a tattoo declaring the team champions of a game they never reached—yet he says he has no regrets. Burke O'Connell, 31, says he strongly believed the Patriots would win the AFC Championship and advance to the... More »

Obama Pardon Lets Broncos Star's Mom See Him Play

Demaryius Thomas' mom will be in the stands for the first time Sunday

(Newser) - Demaryius Thomas and the Denver Broncos take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in a big game that's even bigger for Thomas: It marks the very first football game that the 28-year-old's mom will watch him play in from the stands, reports NBC 9 . For every other game... More »

Why the Missing Broncos Fan Walked 118 Miles

Paul Kitterman had simply had 'his fill of football' and sought warmer climes: cops

(Newser) - Paul Kitterman's family and friends are relieved the Colorado man was found safe and sound after disappearing from a Denver Broncos game on Thursday, but now everyone's wondering where the heck he's been and why he left. Police say Kitterman—found "tired" but in seemingly good... More »

Missing Broncos Fan Found 100 Miles Away

Paul Kitterman found outside Pueblo Kmart

(Newser) - The 53-year-old man who mysteriously disappeared during halftime at a Denver Broncos game on Thursday was safely located more than 100 miles from the stadium last night, police announced. In a brief Twitter statement , they noted Paul Kitterman was found safe, that there were no indications of foul play, and... More »

Man Disappears From Broncos Game

Paul Kitterman vanished during halftime at Thursday's game in Denver

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a father and son's first outing to see a Denver Broncos game together. Instead, it turned into a family nightmare after Paul Kitterman, 53, mysteriously vanished during halftime, a friend tells 9News . Tia Bakke and her boyfriend had two extra tickets to Thursday's... More »

Fans Freak at ESPN Fantasy Football Outage

Network apologizes for glitch during highly trafficked Week 1 game

(Newser) - Last night's game between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts was anything but an ESPN fantasy: Rather, it turned into a social media nightmare after the network's fantasy football website and app went down—somewhat inconveniently during what USA Today Sports says was the "most trafficked fantasy... More »

Broncos Owner Has Alzheimer's, Cedes Control

Team's president takes over as Pat Bowlen focuses on his health

(Newser) - After Pat Bowlen told the Denver Post in 2009 that he was experiencing bouts of short-term memory loss, rumors started flying that the owner of the Denver Broncos had Alzheimer’s. That speculation was confirmed today in the Post, which cited a statement from the team acknowledging the 70-year-old Bowlen’... More »

Seahawks Crush Broncos, 43-8

Denver horribly out of synch as Seattle dominates

(Newser) - "Omaha! Omaha! Wha?" The Denver Broncos' first play from scrimmage in Super Bowl XLVIII turned into a humiliating safety when the snap sailed by Peyton Manning's head into the end zone. That set the tone for a scoreless Denver first half, as the Seattle Seahawks defense intercepted Manning... More »

Bunny, Manatees, Porcupine Predict Super Bowl Winner

But the animals can't agree

(Newser) - One way or another, a horse or a bird is going home with the Lombardi Trophy for Super Bowl XLVIII. The big game between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks is just around the corner, and it's the first Super Bowl to be played on Groundhog Day, so what... More »

Here's the Story Behind Manning's 31 'Omahas'

Companies gave $800 to his Peyback Foundation for every pre-snap mention

(Newser) - Peyton Manning's foundation for at-risk youth will receive a $24,800 donation for all the times he shouted "Omaha!" during the AFC championship game yesterday. The donations were organized by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce after Manning's 44 pre-snap "Omaha!" calls during the... More »

Seahawks Beat 49ers, Are Super Bowl-Bound

They'll face Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII after a 23-17 win

(Newser) - "Every ounce of your energy, every moment spent watching film has been worth it, because we made it." Indeed. So said Seattle Seahawks All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman, whose game-saving deflection in the end zone with 22 seconds left was caught by teammate Malcolm Smith to clinch the 23-17... More »

Peyton Manning Leads Broncos to Super Bowl

Denver upends New England 26-16 in the AFC title game

(Newser) - Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos are heading to the Super Bowl after a 26-16 victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Manning threw for 400 yards and two touchdowns today to lead Denver to its first trip to the NFL title game in 15 years.The Broncos... More »

3 People Stabbed After Denver Broncos Game

And police think 4th victim is out there somewhere

(Newser) - Several people were stabbed in the parking lot outside Sports Authority Field in Denver, Colorado, last night following a Broncos game. One man is in critical condition after what Denver police are calling a "quadruple stabbing" following the team's 27-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Two other... More »

Texans Coach Stable After Halftime Collapse

Kubiak didn't have a heart attack, team says

(Newser) - Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is in stable condition in the hospital after a medical episode that horrified the home crowd during yesterday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Kubiak was walking off the field at halftime when he suddenly collapsed near the 20-yard line, ESPN reports. The team says... More »

Wes Welker Leaves Patriots for Broncos

He'll be Peyton Manning's target, instead of Tom Brady's

(Newser) - Big move in the NFL today: Wes Welker will be suiting up with the Denver Broncos next season instead of the New England Patriots, reports the Boston Globe . Which means, of course, that one of Tom Brady's favorite targets will now be one of Peyton Manning's favorite targets.... More »

Tebow's Hometown Team Not Interested

Jacksonville Jaguars don't want quarterback, either

(Newser) - First Denver unloaded Tim Tebow on the New York Jets. Then the Jets benched Tebow, who is expected to be traded or released. Now add Tebow's hometown Jaguars to the list of teams that don't want the quarterback, reports ESPN . "I can't imagine a scenario in... More »

Colorado School: No Peyton Manning Jerseys Allowed

Number 18 linked to gang fears

(Newser) - At one Colorado school district, Peyton Manning fans will have to wait until after hours to show their colors. That's because Manning's number, 18, is associated with gangs, district officials tell the Indianapolis Star . In fact, the number 18 has been banned for years—but it was no... More »

Manning Injury Would Be Sweet Justice: Pat Robertson

Televangelist is angry about Tim Tebow's departure

(Newser) - Pat Robertson doesn't like the way the Denver Broncos unceremoniously kicked Bible-thumping quarterback Tim Tebow to the curb in favor of Peyton Manning, and he wouldn't exactly be upset if Manning got hurt. "The Denver Broncos treated him shabbily," the televangelist declared on The 700 Club,... More »

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