In his first game in twenty months after going through about four neck surgeries, Peyton Manning did not disappoint the Broncos on Sunday night as he lead his team to a 31-19 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Although Manning was sacked twice in the game, he connected 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and completed also threw two touchdown passes.
In what should have been a revenge for when Tebow lead the Broncos to a win over the Steelers in the 2011 playoffs, the Steelers defense were not able to prevent four time MVP Peyton Manning from having a game winning performance.
Ben Roethlisberger got the Steelers off to a good start as they had a decent first quarter, but it was obvious that their defense missed their former defensive player of the year James Harrison, and Ryan Clark in the second quarter, as Manning started calling shots in a no-huddle offense, that changed the game as he passed for 253 yards and had two scores. As a team, the Steelers offense had 26 carries for a total of 75 yards, and their Quarterback was sacked five times in the game.
Broncos cornerback, Tracy Porter sealed the victory with two minutes left in the game as he intercepted Roethlisber’s pass for a 43 yard return. Denver Broncos will be visiting the Atlanta Falcons 8:30pm on Monday at the Georgia Dome.