49ers, Cowboys, Redskins, Jets start well
Finally, Peyton Manning’s first real game as a Bronco was revealing for its connection to the past. The folks in Denver pretty much got what they wanted by witnessing something close to vintage Manning — and this was only the beginning of his second career.
He was in control, he didn’t appear limited by any issues with his surgically repaired neck. More of the same very well could be ahead for Manning and his new team.
‘‘What can you say?’’ Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said. ‘‘I mean, he’s Peyton Manning. He’s the same Manning. Everything anybody has ever said about him is probably the same thing I would say tonight.’’
AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton in Denver, and Sports Writers Janie McCauley in San Francisco and Stephen Hawkins in Dallas contributed to this story.
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