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Peyton Manning, Joel DreessenNEWS 92 FM Sports Reporter Jorge Vargas has all of this morning’s headlines in your Sports Watch, brought to you by JoS. A. Bank:

Broncos: Eighth Straight Win

Anyone who had questions if Peyton Manning could play football again after a third neck surgery, here is your  answer: Yes, yes and yes. Manning led the Broncos to their eighth straight win. He threw for 310 yards and a touchdown, his 30th of the year.

Texans’ Johnson Says Brady is ‘Intense’

The Texans face the Patriots Monday night. Andre Johnson on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“You look at Tom. He’s a fiery player. Very very intense,” he said. “You’d think he was probably a guy who’d end up playing defense or something.”

The Texans have their own fire this season, off to a 11-1 start–the top in the AFC. Linebacker Connor Barwin says it all starts at the top.

“I think the leadership from Coach Kubes and Wade Phillips, and we just got a mature group of guys that we prepare well during the week, and we just carry that over to whether our game is here or on the road.

Cowboys vs. Bengals

Sunday, the 6-6 Cowboys take on the 7-5 Bengals. Cowboys tight end Jason Witten knows that they need a win.

“We understand what the expectations are, and that’s to compete and have success here,” Witten said. “That’s the way this organization is setup, we’ve done that in the past and we need to do that now.”

Saints vs. Giants

The Saints are 5-7 and have a big showdown with the 7-5 Giants. Saints quarterback Drew Brees knows for them to make it to the playoffs, this game is huge.

“We understand how important this game is going on the road, playing the defending world champs in their house,” Brees said. “They’ve come down here on two occasions and now it’s our turn to go up there.

“We understand the kind of game it’s going to be, the type of we are about to play. They’re very much in the hunt, they’ve got a lot to play for, just like we do. They are a prideful group, very well coached, well disciplined. So, we know we have are work cut out for us.”

TAMU ‘A Real Challenger’ in SEC, Sumlin Says

The Texas Aggies got 10 wins in their first season in the SEC.  Coach Kevin Sumlin on their first year success:

“A lot of naysayers out there about us going into the SEC,” Sumlin said. “I think the very first year it was important for us to compete. I think we’ve shown not only can we compete, we can be a real challenger for the league. I think kids recognize that.”

Rockets Face San Antonio Tonight

Rockets, Spurs tonight in San Antonio. Coach Kelvin Sampson says to get a win they must play aggressive.


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