Some teams like to say the fourth quarter is theirs. The Denver Broncos are taking it to a different level.
Peyton Manning wasn’t the only free agent who had a spectacular Denver debut. So did the man who denied him a second Super Bowl trophy and is now trying to help him hoist another.
Tracy Porter was phenomenal Sunday night, defending a career-high five passes while taking an interception to the house to seal the Denver Broncos win. He gives Denver two shutdown corners and is a valuable asset.
Using the no-huddle, the four-time MVP led the Broncos on a trio of 80-yard touchdown drives and kept the Steelers troops guessing until the final whistle in a 31-19 victory.
Although Peyton Manning attracted most of the headlines, Tracy Porter, Wesley Woodyard and Von Miller were each spectacular for the Denver defense Sunday.
Peyton Manning was near perfect while the Broncos defense played very well in their own right, Sunday night.
Peyton Manning made a successful NFL return from a year’s sabbatical, leading the Broncos past the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut Sunday night.
The Broncos are only missing one starter, the healthiest the team has been walking into Week 1 in recent years. The Steelers will be without James Harrison, Ryan Clark and possibly Rashard Mendenhall making them adjust their game plan against a Denver looking to exploit all weaknesses.
Pittsburgh’s defense presents a tough test for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos offense, while the Steelers’ offense is strong as well.
Save the skepticism on Peyton Manning’s health for somebody else. Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t want to hear it.