Looks like Peyton Manning is back to his old self – running the no-huddle offense to perfection and orchestrating a balanced offense that was backed up by big defensive plays to help the Denver Broncos beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-19 in Sport Authority Field at Mile High.
One of the key offensive plays in the third quarter in which WR Demaryius Thomas catches a 71 yard pass for a touchdown helped Manning to become the third quarterback in NFL history to reach 400 career touchdown passes; the other two are Dan Marino and Brett Favre.
Note: Broncos safety Rahim Moore might face a possible fine from the league for the helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the third quarter.
StatsPeyton Manning: 19-26 for 253 yards and 2TDs
Willis McGahee: 16 carries for 64 yards
Demaryius Thomas: 5 receptions for 110 yards and a TD
Von Miller: 4 tackles and 2 sacks
Written by – Arnold Glass II – AFC West Writer