Manning Manhandles the Ravens

Thursday, September 5th marked the return of the NFL season. The Denver Broncos hosted the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field.

Wes Welker has 9 receptions for 67 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game with the Denver Broncos. (Photo: Joe Mahoney, AP)

Wes Welker has 9 receptions for 67 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game with the Denver Broncos. (Photo: Joe Mahoney, AP)

The end result of the game may not have been what everyone was expecting.

The Broncos’ quarterback, Peyton Manning, had an amazing season opener. After the first half the Broncos never looked back as Manning led them to a 49-27 victory over the Ravens.

Manning’s performance was so impressive that he tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes. This forty-four year old record-breaking number hadn’t been seen since Joe Kapp’s 1969 performance.

The Broncos showed early struggles in the first quarter, but afterwards saw nothing but improvement. The Broncos’ defense was also missing two of their best players Miller and Balley. The fact that the Broncos were able to score 10 points in the second quarter and then another 35 points in the second half proved they were able to shut down the Ravens’ defense with ease.

If this game is an early predictor of what’s to come, the Broncos don’t look like they’ll be stopping any time soon. The 2013 Super Bowl Champions, the Baltimore Ravens, could not keep up with the Broncos’ hard passing play. The Broncos’ debuted new and more diverse plays to prove they were ready to compete.

If Manning and the other Broncos keep this momentum, there’s a strong possibility we’ll see them in this season’s Super Bowl.

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