Last week, I purchased some Broncos socks at a store in San Diego — a purchase that caused the Chargers-fan clerk to go into conniptions about his own team's woes and Denver's 6-0 record. And I'm ashamed to admit that to make him feel better, I predicted that the Broncos' unbeaten streak would end the following Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.
Never have I been happier to be wrong.
The Broncos' defense shut down Pack QB Aaron Rodgers — something no other squad has been able to manage this season. And even better, Peyton Manning, who had been fighting what appeared to be a losing battle against Father Time in recent weeks, suddenly regained much of his old form, passing for more than 300 yards en route to Denver's 29-10 victory.
Petyon fans on Twitter quickly responded by dissing doubters in graphic ways, sometimes with GIF or video accompaniment. The result may be our first top tweets collection to be NSFW.
See what we mean by counting down the most memorable posts, illustrated with images from the game.
To all of those that have said Peyton Manning is washed up.. sometimes SUCK IT just doesn't say it— Delta Papa (@DillonPeitersen) November 2, 2015
So I guess Peyton Manning doesn't suck afterall. I don't root - let the game speak for itself people.— StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) November 2, 2015
Lol @ people that said Peyton has lost his touch.— ⚽Logan Chadd⚽ (@Theslogan_Logan) November 2, 2015
@IzzyDew This just in… Peyton Manning doesn't suck… and the Bronco Defense rules.— mutha_nite (@Mutha_nite) November 2, 2015
To all the people who talked trash about Peyton...suck it— Dallin Johansen (@dallinjohansen) November 2, 2015
"Peyton's over the hill. Broncos suck this year." 7 wins and 0 losses later, "Peyton's back! Broncos are so good!" ???? #DontDoubtPeyton— Nate Lake (@_natelake) November 2, 2015
At this rate Peyton Manning may never retire lol— Ť-HØŁ (@tyler_holden) November 2, 2015
"Peyton is too old to play now" "The Broncos don't have offense" lmao suck some bronco dick, haters. #OrangeCrush— Isaiah (@ASAP_STOCKY) November 2, 2015
Why does everyone doubt peyton? Hes adjusting to a new offense. Its gonna take a sec. Best. Team. Ever. Suck it packers— Spencer Yates (@spencertyates) November 2, 2015
@Espngreeny say it with me "I'm an idiot and Peyton / the Broncos rule!" The jets suck— incomplete pass (@missjhurt) November 2, 2015
Welcome back, Dr. Peyton. Life is better when you're not suck.— Lizzy Nielsen (@Lizzy_Nielsen) November 2, 2015
Peyton carving up the packer secondary LMFAO— DAN ChILLBERT (@Jamesdagoat) November 2, 2015
Feels good to wake up a Peyton manning fan today lol,— Diontrell (@ShaqDeesel) November 2, 2015
EVERY SPORTS ANALYST THAT SAID PEYTON WAS THROUGH.....SUCK A DICK— Hung Wei Lo (@_Ciroc_Obama) November 2, 2015
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