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Jets' WR Eric Decker Looking Forward to 2014 Season

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker is enjoying the big city. The Jets signed Decker this offseason and are hoping his experience playing with quarterback Peyton Manning rubs off on a lot of the younger players on the roster.

Decker acquainted himself with MetLife Stadium after playing in February in the Broncos Super Bowl loss to the Seahawks, but is looking forward to this season.

"I love it [New York]," Decker told ABC Sports Radio on Thursday.  "I'm excited for the opportunity; it has so much to offer.  I really believe the Jets organization is going to be a great one to be a part of."

The Jets brought in veteran quarterback Michael Vick that will compete with second-year quarterback Geno Smith for the starting role and Decker is looking forward to seeing Smith grow in the league.

"I think Geno is going to be a great quarterback in this league," Decker said.  "Watching film on him last year, being a rookie is tough in the NFL, no question about it.  I know last year they had a lot of injuries and that's tough on a growth of any player, especially when you're a rookie."

"Being around Peyton Manning, I feel like I learned so much as a professional and hope to take what I learned from him and bring over to the Jets and help Geno," Decker continued.

The Jets will open up the regular season against the Oakland Raiders and will play the NFC North and AFC West this season to go along with the AFC East.

"It is funny that I come to a new team and I'm playing the old division that I was a part of," Decker said of the schedule.  "I know those teams very well, I'm excited to match up with them again."

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Jets Sign WR Eric Decker

NFL Shield(NEW YORK) -- The New York Jets signed wide receiver Eric Decker to a five-year deal on Wednesday.  

Decker is coming off of a trip to the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos.

His deal is worth $36.25 million with $15 million guaranteed, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

"I'm very thankful for my four years in Denver," Decker told the Denver Post. "I think it's one of the greatest cities to play in. Unfortunately, I never got an offer from the Broncos. Denver will always be a part of me but I'm excited about New York being my new community and starting a new chapter in my life. On top of all that, my wife's expecting our baby any second."

Decker had the fortune of receiving passes from Peyton Manning and will make the transition to second-year quarterback Geno Smith in New York.

"When you go from a Hall-of-Fame quarterback, no one else -- no matter who it is -- can be on the same level," Decker told the Post. "Talking to the offensive coordinator Marty [Mornhinweg], who has had a good track record in San Francisco and Philadelphia, he really believes in this kid."

"When you look at the statistics, yeah, he got off to a slow start, but he was hurt early on and he finished the season strong," he continued. "He improved all season long in a tough market. That's pretty impressive."

Decker recorded career highs last season with 87 receptions and 1,288 yards.

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Broncos Not Concerned About Super Bowl Weather

Steve Nehf/The Denver Post(NEWARK, N.J.) -- The Denver Broncos were the first team up on media day at the Prudential Center on Tuesday as they begin to prepare for Super Bowl 48 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Temperatures are expected to be below freezing on Sunday, but neither team is worried about the conditions.

"The elements always play a role," Broncos head coach John Fox said.  "The good news is both teams got to deal with it.  We've dealt with plenty of elements this year. I think our team is prepared for just about anything."

Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker echoed his head coach's take on the weather. "We really don't look at the weather reports," he said.  "We've played in the elements, we play in cold weather.  We're just going to make sure we're prepared for anything Sunday.  It's the Super Bowl, it doesn't matter what the weather is."

Another big question around this week has been whether or not Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning would retire if Denver pulls out a victory on Sunday.

"I'm down the home stretch of my career, but I'm still in it," Manning said in regards to his legacy.  "It's not over yet, it's still playing out."

"This has been the second chapter of my career, it's an exciting chapter," Manning continued.  "I'm certainly excited to be back in the Super Bowl on behalf of the Denver Broncos."

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Broncos Take Control of AFC West with Win Over Chiefs

Steve Nehf/The Denver Post(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) --  Peyton Manning is sure fun to watch, isn't he?

The Denver Broncos quarterback threw for 403 yards and five touchdowns, including four to Eric Decker, as his team rallied to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35 to 28 on Sunday.

With the win, the Broncos (10-2) have moved one game ahead of the Chiefs for sole possession of first place in the AFC West.

"It was a great, gritty effort on the road," said interim coach Jack Del Rio.  Del Rio coached the Broncos to a 3-1 record while John Fox was recovering from heart surgery.  Fox is due back Monday.

Kansas City jumped out to an early 21-0 lead before Denver answered with 28 straight points.  Alex Smith passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns.

"Hard-fought game," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "Two good football teams playing each other, and it came right down to the end."

The Chiefs (9-3) have now lost three-straight.

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Broncos Gallop Past Raiders 37-21

Justin Edmonds/Getty Images(DENVER) -- Peyton Manning completed 32 of 37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, as the Denver Broncos galloped past the Oakland Raiders 37-21 Monday night.

The Broncos started the scoring on the first drive of the game, marching 55 yards on eight plays ending with Manning throwing a two-yard touchdown to Eric Decker.
Wes Welker and Julius Thomas also had touchdown catches in the win, but it was Decker who had the biggest day.
The 26-year-old had eight catches for 133 yards and that touchdown.

“Yea, everybody talked about whether there’d be in-fighting and all that kind of stuff, who gets the ball and whatnot – we don’t have those types of guys," Broncos head coach John Fox said of the team's surplus of talented receivers. "All they care about is winning and how they can contribute. Each week I think it’s going to vary. A lot of it is what the defense gives you or what they decide to take away. Obviously I was happy to see Eric get in that mix in a big way.”

Broncos kicker Matt Prater was 3 for 3 on field goal attempts with his longest being 53 yards.

Terrelle Pryor completed 19 of 28 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown but suffered a concussion on the second to last series of the game. Pryor received a helmet-to-helmet hit from Broncos' linebacker Wesley Woodyard with under seven minutes left in the game. Pryor stayed in the game for the next two plays to finish off the series, but proceeded to head into the locker room after that as Matt Flynn took over the quarterback duties for the rest of the game.

“We’ll see. You know we will go in tomorrow and have an evaluation," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said when asked how long Pryor could be out for. "We’ll get a better feel for where we’re at and then go from there.”

With the loss, the Raiders fall to 1-2 for the season.

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Broncos Top Struggling Ravens, 34-17

Rob Carr/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos surged into Baltimore and came out with the win.

Fueled by Chris Harris' 98-yard interception return for a touchdown, the Broncos took care of the Baltimore Ravens 34-17 on Sunday afternoon.

Peyton Manning threw for 204 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (11-3).  Manning has now won nine straight games against the Ravens with the previous eight coming as a member of the Indianapolis Colts.

Eric Decker caught eight passes for 133 yards including a 51-yard touchdown pass.

Knowshon Moreno paved the way on the ground for the Broncos with 22 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown.  On the flip-side, the defense held Ravens star Ray Rice to just 38 yards on 12 carries.

Joe Flacco struggled, throwing for 254 yards and two touchdowns but by the time he got into a rhythm, the game was already out of reach.  He tossed two late scores to tight end Dennis Pitta.

The Ravens (9-5) are losers of three straight.

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