In spite of rust, Manning still impressive in loss

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By Michael Schottey | Bleacher Report

DENVER — After playing sparingly in Week 1, Peyton Manning received his first extended time in a Denver Broncos uniform against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. Although he looked rusty at times, the former Colts quarterback looks ready for a return to NFL prominence.

Manning led two scoring drives on Saturday night. The first—ending with a Willis McGahee touchdown—was a thing of beauty. Sitting back in the shotgun, Manning picked apart a Seattle secondary that features some of the best young talent in the NFL.

The second scoring drive ended the first half with the Broncos on top 10-9. It was the ideal two-minute drill as Manning (again, primarily from the shotgun) made short pass after short pass. It was low-risk/high-reward as Manning consistently moved the chains and hit multiple receivers. The otherwise-perfect drive was punctuated with a dropped touchdown by Jacob Tamme.

While the final result, Seattle beating Denver 30-10, won’t matter much to the Broncos’ coaching staff, they have to be happy with their first team besting an impressive Seattle defense, especially in light of a few Manning miscues. MORE>>>


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