ESPN’s Steve Young has harsh comment for Chiefs after loss
Buffalo getting the win was a big deal on Sunday night. Even more worrisome for Chiefs fans was Andy Reid’s quote after the loss.Kansas City is 2-3 this season. The Bills are tied for the best record in the AFC at 4-1.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily.
The Indianapolis Colts surprised many fans by beating the San Francisco 49ers 30-18 on Sunday night. The two teams played through pouring rain at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. They produced a stunning result for sports bettors in the process. © Robert Scheer/IndyStar / USA TODAY NETWORK Carson Wentz, the Colts and 49ers scored more points than bettors thought they would in rainy conditions Sunday night.
The total for the game (the amount of combined points the teams were expected to score) opened around 48, depending on the sportsbook. By the time the game was ready to begin, the total was down several points and in the low 40s many places. That is because bettors were expecting fewer points to be scored in the wet conditions.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 7 Odds, Plays and Insights
Check out odds, plays and more for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Indianapolis Colts NFL Week 7 matchup on October 24, 2021. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Oct 10, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan walks off the field after the Arizona Cardinals defeated the 49ers 17-10 at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Coduto-USA TODAY Sports The San Francisco 49ers (2-3) bring a three-game losing streak into a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts (2-4) on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Levi's Stadium. San Francisco is favored by 3.5 points. The point total is set at 45.
Guess what? Just like things always seem to go in the NFL, there was a big surprise.
The teams managed to score quite a few points, and the 48-point total in the game hit the “over” for most bets. That was bad news for many bettors.
At Bet MGM, 91 percent of bets on the total were on the under. The Niners-Colts game represented the biggest under bet of the season at Bet MGM, meaning the majority of people lost their bets.
Any time it seems too easy, it never is.
It’s hard to believe a game played in those conditions hit the over, while one particular game on Saturday went under. That’s what makes football so much fun to follow.
NFL world reacts to Patrick Mahomes' disastrous first-half performance
Mahomes has now turned the ball over 11 times in less than seven full games. It’s one of the most shocking developments of the NFL season. The game’s best quarterback looking average and mistake-prone. In the process, he’s leading one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL.NFL world reacts to Patrick Mahomes’ continued struggles Mahomes throws an interception down 17… YIKES pic.twitter.com/WSkBFDV5U6— PFF (@PFF) October 24, 2021 Patrick Mahomes has now thrown an interception in his last six games pic.twitter.com/FwNl3H5X4P— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2021 Tough watching Mahomes today.
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Peyton Manning: Career retrospective
Before he was in seemingly every other commercial during an NFL game, Peyton Manning was putting together a Hall of Fame career. Manning is considered one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, and he has the stats, and rings, to prove it. Peyton comes from a football family, but he has had his own journey. Here is the story of Peyton Manning’s career, from his famed father to his post-playing career.
High school success
The son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning, Peyton had football in his blood. While Peyton’s older brother Cooper had to quit football in high school due to spinal stenosis, Peyton would wear his number 18 in his honor at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans. Manning started for three years at Newman, and was such a highly-sought recruit that reportedly 60 schools expressed interest in him.
Peyton shirks Ole Miss for Tennessee
Many thought that Manning would go to Ole Miss, which is where his father Archie played. It’s also where Peyton’s younger brother Eli would go to college. However, Peyton instead decided to become a Tennessee Volunteer. College football fans being what they are, there are a lot of Ole Miss fans who were upset by this decision.
Manning becomes a starter as a freshman
When Manning was a freshman, he started the season as the third-string quarterback despite the recruiting battle. In the season opener, starter Jerry Colquitt suffered a season-ending injury, getting Manning his first college action. In the end, though, Todd Helton – yes the future baseball star – became the new starter. Then, in the fourth game of the season Helton got hurt and Peyton stepped in as the starter. He would remain the starter for the rest of his college career.
Manning returns for one more season, falls short in the Heisman race
While people were saying that Peyton would be the top pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, he decided to return to college to try and win a title and a Heisman. The Volunteers made it to the SEC Championship Game and beat Auburn in the game. The problem? Tennessee had lost to Florida once again, so the team was only ranked third headed into bowl season. The Volunteers played the second-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Orange Bowl, and a win could have got them a title. Instead, they lost. And on top of that, Manning ended up finishing second in the Heisman voting to Charles Woodson.
Peyton picked first overall
Famously, there was a debate about the top pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. Would the Indianapolis Colts take Manning, or would they take Ryan Leaf from Washington State? In the end, the Colts took Manning, and Leaf went second to the Chargers. Leaf is now remembered as one of the biggest busts of all time.
A record-setting, uneven rookie season
The Colts put a lot of Peyton’s plate as a rookie, and while he was largely up to the task there were ups and downs. Perhaps it’s best exemplified by two stats. He set a new record for touchdown passes for a rookie quarterback with 26, but he also set the rookie records for interceptions with 28.
Manning takes the leap in season two
The 1999 season was a completely different situation for Manning and the Colts. The team improved by a whopping 10 games, going from 3-13 to 13-3 in the blink of an eye. Manning himself led the team on seven game-winning drives. Peyton made his first Pro Bowl, but the Colts lost to the Titans in the playoffs after a first-round bye.
Peyton wins his first MVP
After a few solid seasons and Pro Bowl appearances, Manning finally took home his first MVP in 2003. Peyton completed more passes than any quarterback and finished with 4,267 yards and 29 touchdowns. Manning actually ended up sharing the MVP with Steve McNair, but he still took home the hardware.
Manning breaks the touchdown record, wins second MVP
Peyton would rebound quite nicely from that tough playoff loss. Manning had some incredible games, including throwing six touchdowns against the Lions on Thanksgiving, en route to finishing with a record 49 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. Peyton won the MVP with 49 of the 50 votes. Then, in the playoffs, once again the Colts lost to the Patriots.
The Colts finally win the Super Bowl
Peyton began the 2006 season facing his brother Eli and the Giants, the first-ever game with two brothers as starting quarterbacks. It ended with Manning hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the first time. Though the Colts were behind 21-3 to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Manning led a comeback to get to the Super Bowl where Indy handled the Chicago Bears.
Peyton gets his third MVP
In 2008, Manning led the Colts to at least 12 wins for the sixth-straight season, and threw for over 4,000 yards for the ninth time. That helped him win his third MVP, tying Brett Favre for the most ever. The playoff run was brief that year, as the Colts lost to the Chargers in overtime in the first round. Tony Dungy retired, and an era ended in Indianapolis.
Manning wins yet another MVP, and makes another trip to the Super Bowl
Fortunately for the Colts, Manning proved more important to their success than Dungy. The Colts started the season by winning 14-straight games before dropping the final two with starters resting. Peyton completed 68.8 percent of his passes, highest in his career, en route to a record-breaking fourth MVP. Indianapolis went back to the Super Bowl, but took the loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Injuries and the end in Indianapolis
Manning signed a new contract with the Colts prior to the 2011 season, but he would never take the field for the team again. Peyton had neck surgery that offseason and afterward he could not complete his throwing motion. It turned out that Manning needed spinal fusion surgery and may never play again. Manning was declared out for the season and released by the Colts in March of 2012, paving the way for Andrew Luck.
The best season ever for a quarterback?
It turned out Manning could still play quarterback just fine. In 2012 he threw for 4,659 yards, 37 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. However, 2013 was the truly magical year in Denver. Peyton threw for a staggering 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards, both NFL records. He won his fifth MVP and took the Broncos to the Super Bowl. Denver got obliterated by the Seattle Seahawks, but from an individual perspective this was an incredible campaign.
Peyton’s final season ends with a Super Bowl
By 2015 Manning was not the quarterback he used to be. His arm had been diminished and he could no longer carry the team. Instead, the Broncos were a team built on defense. Manning was only able to play in 10 regular season games, and he threw nine touchdowns compared to 17 interceptions. Peyton was the quarterback in the playoffs, though, and he was merely managing the game. In the Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers, Manning threw for only 176 yards, but two touchdowns and no picks. The Broncos got the Super Bowl win.
After 18 seasons, many surgeries, and becoming the first quarterback to lead two different franchises to a Super Bowl victory as a starter, Manning saw the writing on the wall. Peyton retired after that Super Bowl victory with Denver, finishing with 14 Pro Bowl appearances and seven spots on the All-Pro First Team.
Peyton the pitchman
Manning may be retired, but you still see him all the time. In fact, it was not uncommon to see Peyton off the football field even when he was playing. Manning has been a pitchman for many companies, appearing in commercials left and right. There has also been a lot of talk of Peyton eventually becoming a broadcaster, but so far he seems happy shilling insurance and pizza.
Betting Roundtable: Jets-Colts Thursday Night Football Picks .
With the emergence of Mike White in Week 8, we called on Sports Illustrated staffers for their best bets for TNF. What better way to start a drama-filled Week 9 than with the Jets traveling to Indianapolis to take on the Colts in primetime.Sure, both of these teams have losing records—but they both put up 30-plus points last Sunday and offer bettors some value plays for Thursday's tilt.Do you ride the Mike White hype and take the Jets straight-up? Can you really trust Carson Wentz to cover a double-digit spread?If you're on the fence about what to bet tonight, we're here to help.