You might have heard that Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos its starting to sound normal finally are coming to town this weekend.
Even before he left Indianapolis, Manning had established himself as the greatest quarterback in NFL history when it comes to pitching products.
No one has ever said cut that meat like Manning.
Hes droll. Thats a talent almost as rare as reading defenses at the line.
Even better, Manning seems amused by what hes doing even when he was wearing a bad toupee and a fake mustache in a telephone commercial.
He can still play a little, too.
Thats no sales job.
DENVER at CAROLINA: On the week John Fox returns to Bank of America Stadium for the first time, theres already talk about whether his successor, Ron Rivera, will last past this, his second, season. Seems a tad premature.
Big-time Dukies screamed for Mike Krzyzewskis head after his third season. Bill Walsh went 8-24 his first two seasons in San Francisco. Bill Belichick had one winning season in his first six.
Take a breath, please. Broncos 27, Panthers 21.
SAN DIEGO at TAMPA BAY: How big an impact has Doug Martin had on the Bucs? They were 4-4 this time last season. Theyre 4-4 this season. Last season, they finished 4-12. This season they have the leagues best rookie not named Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III. Chargers 28, Bucs 20.
TENNESSEE at MIAMI: Like avocado on a chicken sandwich and Manny on Modern Family, the Dolphins are sneaky good. Dolphins 23, Titans 14.
BUFFALO at NEW ENGLAND: How would you like to be the person who has to sew tight end Michael Hoomanawanuis last name on his Patriots jersey? Patriots 37, Bills 17.
OAKLAND at BALTIMORE: The Raiders have three wins this season, if you want to count their victories against Jacksonville and Kansas City. Ravens 29, Raiders 17.
NEW YORK GIANTS at CINCINNATI: If things really do go full circle in life, does that mean the Icky Shuffle will be popular again? Giants 26, Bengals 12.
DETROIT at MINNESOTA: Percy Harvin on crutches tells this story. Lions 28, Vikings 24.
ATLANTA at NEW ORLEANS: The sad fact for the Falcons is theyll probably get more attention when they finally lose a game than theyve gotten by going undefeated to this point. That means big headlines Monday morning. Saints 34, Falcons 24.
NEW YORK JETS at SEATTLE: Just imagine the plane ride back after this one. Seahawks 24, Jets 10.
DALLAS at PHILADELPHIA: CBS has a show called Two Broke Girls. This is called Two Broke Teams. Cowboys 31, Eagles 27.
ST. LOUIS at SAN FRANCISCO: Theres a term for this. Its Ive seen that movie before. 49ers 41, Rams 17.
HOUSTON at CHICAGO: Could this be a preview of the Super Bowl? It could. However, I have much more faith in the Texans getting there than I do in the Bears despite my feelings about Sunday night. Bears 27, Texans 23.
KANSAS CITY at PITTSBURGH: Kansas City is renowned as a barbecue capital. The Chiefs are renowned as NFL barbecue. Steelers 33, Chiefs 13.
Last week: 11-2