DENVER - Peyton Manning threw three of his four touchdown passes in the third quarter to break a close game wide open, and the Denver Broncos went on to beat the Philadelphia Eagles 52-20 Sunday for their club record 15th straight regular season win dating to last year.
COMMENTARY | It may be a truly beautiful city at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, but Denver, Colorado is one of the last places NFL teams want to visit. The Broncos have one of the great home-field records in NFL history, a league best 191-65-1 between 1974 and 2006. They also have one of the best quarterbacks of this generation in Peyton Manning.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is handling the uncertainty of his sprained foot in stride.
There are plenty of familiar story lines heading into Week 4 of the NFL season. The Denver Broncos are looking like a championship team. New Orleans is back on top in the NFC South. Miami appears to be one of those “surprise” teams that could make the playoffs. Oakland is struggling once again. And New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is on the hot seat. [ Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football is open for business ] Coughlin’s teams seemingly start slow every year before sneaking into the playoffs, but that appears very unlikely right now. New York was embarrassed by the Carolina Panthers, 38-0, this past Sunday, and appear to be spiraling out of control. The Giants are averaging only 44.3 rushing yards per game (last in the NFL), their defense has produced three sacks (tied for worst in the NFL) and allowed 38.3 points per game (worst in the league). Meanwhile, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has thrown five touchdowns and eight interceptions and owns a 70.5 passer rating. While the first day of fall indicates September for most people, rumors about Coughlin’s job security is the needle for NFL fans. THIS WEEK'S THREE HOTTEST SEATS 1. Greg Schiano, Tampa Bay After two straight close losses, the Bucs decided to end all suspense and lose 23-3 against the New England Patriots. Former Bucs coach Raheem Morris probably believes he could do more this team than the lackluster squads he was given – and is probably correct. 2. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants New York’s next three opponents are Kansas City, Philadelphia and Chicago. Unless the Giants can pull off an upset, this could be a 0-6 team. 3. Ron Rivera, Carolina Carolina had a strong win heading into its bye week, but this team still has plenty of issues. The Charlotte Observer reported Rivera will not lose his job during the season. That does not mean it will not occur after this year. GETTING WARMER Mike Shanahan, Washington Fred Smoot recently ripped Shanahan , and it is hard to blame him after Washington’s 0-3 start. Shanahan has led Washington to only one winning season in the past four years. It is just a matter of time before Washington general manager Bruce Allen begs Jon Gruden to come out of retirement and coach his team (both men worked together in Tampa Bay). GETTING COLDER Rex Ryan, New York Jets The Jets are 2-1 and Coughlin’s team is 0-3? Now that is something most NFL observers did not foresee prior to this season. - - - Hit us up on Twitter @YShutdownCorner , email us at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com and "Like" Shutdown Corner on Facebook for NFL conversation 365 days a year, the way it should be.
COMMENTARY | The New York Giants suffered another tough defeat in Week 2 at the hands of Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The Giants struggled to run the ball for the second week in a row, totaling only 23 yards on 19 attempts. Once again, turnovers proved to be the Giants' biggest concern, with Eli Manning throwing 4 interceptions. The Giants have given the ball away 10 times, an astounding number after only two weeks of NFL action.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin has been forced to answer questions about his decision to limit running back David Wilson. He has been quizzed about quarterback Eli Manning’s seven interceptions in two games. Coughlin has also tried to explain how his team will improve after their 0-2 start. None of those setbacks are greater than Coughlin’s biggest loss this year. John Coughlin, Tom’s 63-year old brother, died Monday night at Hackensack University Medical Center, according to the New York Daily News. The accident reportedly occurred after the Denver Broncos defeated the New York Giants this past Sunday at Met Life Stadium. John was on the sidelines of that game. Here is the New York Daily News’ description of the accident: Friend Larry Remmen, who joined Coughlin at the game, said his long-time pal apparently took a spill while exiting a cab and hit his head outside his Hackensack home. “As a result of the fall, he had a brain hemorrhage,” said Remmen, one of the leading trainers in Meadowlands history. “It was just a freak thing that happened.” John Coughlin was a horse trainer who guided 154 winners and compiled $1.4 million in earnings before retiring in 2011. Tom Coughlin, 67, expressed his sentiments through the team’s website on Wednesday: “Our family is thankful for the expressions of sympathy and prayers for our brother John’s passing,” Tom Coughlin said. “We all appreciate them. John was a friend to all. He loved life, and he will be greatly missed. He left us way too soon.” Tom Coughlin intends to coach his team against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, according to the New York Daily News. The wake will be held on Monday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church in Waterloo at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in John’s memory to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation , P.O. Box 50798, Jacksonville Beach, Florida 32240.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Peyton Manning will have a new left tackle protecting his blindside after the Denver Broncos placed Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday.
Peyton Manning's primary blindside blocker, Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady, was put on injured reserve for the remainder of the NFL season on Wednesday with a left foot injury.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- Chris Clark has a message for all those Denver Broncos fans fretting that their Super Bowl aspirations could be derailed by Ryan Clady's foot injury: Relax, I got this.
Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos dismantled the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens in the season opener. Then they delivered a convincing victory on the road against Manning's younger brother and the rest of the New York Giants.

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