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Thursday Night Football: A Real Quarterback Battle

Can Peyton Manning keep things going on a short week?

A week ago, we watched two quarterbacks who have been, analytically, detriments to their respective teams this season. One of the two were benched during the game, while the other couldn’t manage more than 12 completions on 27 attempts.

Brutal is an understatement.

But this week – this week will be different. We’re moving from Case Keenum and Chad Henne – quarterbacks with a combined Passing Net Expected Points total of -29.68 – to Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers, passers who have combined to add over 367.75 points above expectation for their squads this season.

Will these passers fall victim to Thursday Night Football’s always sloppy, low-scoring curse? Let’s dig into the numbers and find out.

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