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NEW YORK (AP) — Just as he had the true touch when he threw passes http://www.tampabaybuccaneersteamonline.com/matt-gay-jersey , set records and won two Super Bowls, Peyton Manning has the right approach when looking at some of the NFL’s greatest moments.ESPN, NFL Films and the league itself clearly felt that way.Manning, a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in 2021, is hosting and serving as an executive producer for “Peyton’s Places,” a five-part, 30-episode series celebrating the NFL’s 100th season. The show debuts on ESPNin July, with ESPN and ABC airing special compilations.For the quarterback, it was a labor of love, a journey into pro football’s past that was educational, humorous and heartfelt.“NFL Films has been great throughout this and they approached me about doing it to tell the story of the past 100 years,” Manning says. “They certainly had a template and blueprint they wanted to tell, and we had certain people we wanted to talk to and visit and have conversations about how football got started.”So Manning dived all the way back to Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile showroom in Canton, Ohio. He spent time with members of the undefeated 1972 Dolphins; rewatched Super Bowl 3 with Joe Namath; discussed the Immaculate Reception with Steelers and Raiders to get the Pittsburgh and Oakland viewpoints; and discovered intriguing connections to the NFL for Richard Nixon, Jay Leno and Elvis.“We got to go down memory lane http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/a.j.-brown-jersey ,” Manning says. “I have always loved the history of the game and I have learned a lot during this journey, and spent some time with some of my favorite players and contemporaries of my dad (former Saints star quarterback Archie Manning) and guys he looked up to.“NFL Films has all this great archives of (Bears founder) George Halas talking about being in Ralph Hay’s Hupmobile showroom, (Giants owner) Wellington Mara talking about how Vince Lombardi wanted him to take Polaroids and throw them down to the field when Vince was coaching with the Giants. To maybe re-enact it or kind of tell that story, it’s kind of why I signed up for it.”Along the way, Manning channeled his inner comedian, as displayed in TV commercials and as host of “Saturday Night Live.”A big fan of Elvis Presley, Manning visited Graceland and “may or may not” have dressed up in an Elvis costume. He did discover that Presley staged impromptu games at local parks and was such a die-hard NFL fan he had three television sets on hand so he could watch as much football as possible.“He got the idea from Lyndon Baines Johnson, who had three TVs so he could watch the news and political news coverage,” Manning explains.Manning and Cris Carter also tried to replicate a stunt the New York Giants performed at the O’Keeffe Radiator Building in Manhattan — now the American Radiator Building. In 1926, the Giants’ Lynn Bomar threw a ball to the ground from 324 feet up on the 23-story building, and Hinkey Haines caught it.“Back in the ’20s, the forward pass was like a circus act,” Manning says. “When you were in the red zone and threw a pass into the end zone and it was incomplete, the other team got the ball; that was news to me. Clearly, teams didn’t want to throw it.“But to get some buzz and interest with the team not drawing well http://www.tennesseetitansteamonline.com/amani-hooker-jersey , the Giants did this publicity stunt and had (Bomar) throw a pass off the building. So I threw a pass down to Cris Carter at the same spot and he caught it. It was pretty neat.”Also neat, no doubt, was having Manning service motorist’s cars at the Vince Lombardi Travel Plaza on the New Jersey Turnpike. Manning dressed up as an attendant and “would give them a lecture or seminar on Vince Lombardi” while they were gassing up. The customers were given $10 off their bill if they could correctly answer questions about Lombardi.Paying homage to one of the NFL’s great QBs, Sammy Baugh, who also played safety and was an All-Pro punter, Manning had Deion Sanders “try to teach me” to play defensive back. “That provided some challenges,” Manning says with a chuckle.He visited with Jay Leno, a renowned classic car collector, to discuss the Hupmobile, an auto on which several future NFL franchise owners sat (on the running boards) “drinking prohibition beer” as the league was formed.“I hope people who love football will find it entertaining,” he says. “I certainly have not been afraid to make fun of myself.”The fun of the series is accompanied by a reverence for the history of his sport. Such highlights as sitting with Roger Staubach and watching the long pass to Drew Pearson that spawned the “Hail Mary” description of such plays. Or chatting with Jim Brown about his career — in football and lacrosse and acting. Or researching the role of Bert Bell, the league’s second commissioner who created the draft, scheduled games for Sundays — college football, more popular in the those days, owned Saturdays — and insisted on blackouts when television became a factor.“Bert Bell made a bad investment Taylor Rapp Jersey , putting his money in a pro football team, guys in leather helmets running into each other,” Manning says with a sarcastic laugh. “Bert Bell was a pioneer.”Bell and Nixon likely wouldn’t have gotten along. Nixon, as Manning discovered, was so annoyed he couldn’t watch the Redskins‘ home games from the White House during his 1969-74 administration that he asked NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle to lift the blackouts.“Rozelle refused, saying it would hurt attendance,” Manning says. “So, basically, Nixon got Congress to pass a law to end the blackouts. He called it one of the greatest achievements of his administration, and that shows you how important it was to people who wanted to watch their teams. And still is.” BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s offensive line handled Von Miller, Joe Flacco took care of the football, and the Ravens sliced through Denver’s depleted defense.Flacco found the time to throw for 277 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens pushed aside the previously undefeated Broncos 27-14 Sunday.Baltimore (2-1) got 68 yards rushing from Alex Collins, but the line’s most ample contribution was giving Flacco time to pass against a defense led by Miller, who came in with an NFL-leading four sacks.“That’s a stout run defense. We kept hammering in there and bled some yards Shareef Miller Jersey ,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “But our pass protection really stepped up and did a great job.”Flacco went 25 for 40 without an interception on a rainy afternoon. He threw 28 passes in the first half alone, when Baltimore took control.Miller finished with two tackles and no sacks.“He’s able to get in there and make a ton of plays and change a game when you look at him on film,” Flacco said. “That was the biggest thing, just not letting him be a factor.”Flacco’s success came against a Denver backfield that began the day without injured cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and lost cornerback Tramaine Brock (groin) in the first quarter. As a result, rookie Isaac Yiadom saw significant playing time at right cornerback.“I think we kind of made it easy for them,” Broncos safety Darian Stewart said. “We gave them a lot of stuff.”Javorious Allen caught a 12-yard touchdown pass and ran for a score for the Ravens.Baltimore made 20 first downs, totaled 342 yards and converted half its third-down attempts.“That wasn’t the game we had intended for,” Miller said. “At times, we couldn’t get off the field as a defense.”Denver (2-1) was coming off two home wins, both by virtue of fourth-quarter comebacks. This time, the Broncos could not rally after Allen’s 1-yard TD run made it 27-14 midway through the third quarter.The Broncos were flagged 13 times for 120 yards.“We probably cost ourselves 20 points today on penalties,” coach Vance Joseph said.Denver’s lone turnover was just as costly. The Broncos were inside the Baltimore 5 with 9 minutes left before Case Keenum was intercepted by Patrick Onwuasor, whose 89-yard return for a touchdown was wiped out by a block in the back.The Ravens took consolation in preventing Denver from getting within a touchdown.“That was a huge stop,” said Harbaugh, who celebrated his 56th birthday in style.The Broncos’ next drive ended at the Baltimore 11 Germaine Pratt Jersey , and the Ravens ran out the clock over the final three minutes.Keenum completed 22 of 34 passes for 192 yards.Denver got a touchdown after blocking a punt and also swatted away a field goal try. Chris Harris Jr. took the second blocked kick 58 yards for a touchdown, but an illegal block nullified the second-quarter score.On the ensuing series, Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay was ejected for throwing a punch during the scramble for a fumble by Keenum.“He’s obviously a big part of what we do offensively,” Joseph said. “Losing him, that’s a big deal.”A wild first half ended with Baltimore up 20-14.After Denver’s Joseph Jones blocked a punt to set up a 6-yard touchdown run by Royce Freeman, Collins ran in from the 6 for Baltimore.Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made it 14-7 with a 35-yard end around, his first career rushing touchdown.Justin Tucker sandwiched a pair of 52-yard field goals around a 12-yard touchdown throw by Flacco.Tucker now has six career games with multiple field goals of 50 yards or more, an NFL record. He has also connected on his last eight attempts from at least 50 yards.LEWIS RETURNSThe Ravens welcomed back linebacker Ray Lewis, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August following a 17-year career with Baltimore.After the players were introduced, the song “Hot in Herre” by Nelly boomed over the PA.Lewis emerged from the tunnel wearing his yellow Hall of Fame jacket and performed his trademark dance while the soggy crowd cheered.Lewis was presented with his Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony at halftime. He was joined by Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens’ other HOF member.INJURIESBroncos: Stewart left in the second quarter with a shoulder injury but returned.Ravens: MLB C.J. Mosley was inactive with a bruised knee.UP NEXTBroncos: host Kansas City in an AFC West showdown Monday night, Oct. 1.Ravens: travel to Pittsburgh for a Sunday night matchup between AFC North teams.

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