Denver is truly Flacco free after last night’s NFL season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Peyton Manning directed Denver to a 49-27 victory over the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night.
Champ Bailey won’t play in the Denver Broncos’ opener against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night because of a sprained left foot.
Eight months ago, a teary-eyed Rahim Moore stood in Denver’s hushed locker room and took the blame for the Broncos’ playoff pratfall against the Baltimore Ravens.
Giant banners of Joe Flacco hang from the stadium in Denver, where nobody needed the larger-than-life reminders that his 70-yard touchdown toss in the final minute of regulation ruined the Broncos’ Super Bowl hopes.
Joe Flacco looms larger than life in Denver, and not just because he engineered the stunning upset of the Broncos in the playoffs that propelled the Baltimore Ravens to the Super Bowl title.
Whose house is it anyway? Huge banners featuring quarterbacks Peyton Manning and — Joe Flacco? — have been hung outside Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
Utilizing an up-tempo offense, Peyton Manning & Co. were virtually unstoppable against the Rams’ starting defense. That is, until the Broncos stopped themselves by turning the ball over four times.
Forget about Peyton Manning’s neck and right arm. Both held up just fine last year. The question now is about his broad shoulders.
His paycheck may look like Peyton Manning’s tip money. Still, there’s at least one area where Manning and his newest Broncos teammate, defensive back Quentin Jammer, aren’t nearly so far apart.