Here’s the latest edition of Rant and Rise for October 16, 2012:
With a 24-0 lead at halftime, the Chargers appeared to be on their way to an easy win over their division rivals–that is until Peyton Manning decided to show up in the second half.
Manning helped the Broncos rally by completing 24 of 30 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns as Denver scored 35 unanswered points in the second half to take the 35-24 win to improve to 3-3 on the year. What’s even more impressive is 14 of those points were defensive touchdowns and the Broncos forced Philip Rivers to turn the ball over six times–which is unacceptable for any starting quarterback.
After falling short of a comeback in Game 1, the Giants came up big on Monday against the Cardinals with a 7-1 win to tie the NLCS at 1-1. Ryan Vogelsong led the way for San Francisco by pitching seven inning and allowing just four hits to go along with one error.
This series heads back to St. Louis for the next three games and it should be interesting to see if the Cardinals can bounce back as they look to return to the World Series for the second-straight season.
Jonathan Vilma Could Play Sunday
This season may not have gone the way the New Orleans Saints expected, but they could receive a boost against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as Vilma hopes to come off of the PUP list. Despite the current bounty scandal, Vilma is eligible to play during the appeal process and the Saints hope he can have an immediate impact on the league’s 31st ranked defense.
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