Manning shows no rust from long layoff
Manning actually used as much of the play clock as he could, all the while decoding defenders’ intentions, calling audibles and putting on that famous show of gyrations, finger-pointing and foot-stomping that were staples of his game in Indy.
‘‘The no-huddle’s something I know Peyton has a lot of confidence in, a lot of background in,’’ Fox said. ‘‘He did a good job of eating clock in the no-huddle. It wasn’t a hurry-up no-huddle per se, but I think it kind of puts the defense on their heels a little bit.’’
Manning avoided many big hits, too, getting the ball out quickly. Running back Knowshon Moreno was beaten on both of Manning’s sacks, one of them coming when he was left trying to block two pass-rushers.
‘‘We just couldn’t get to Peyton,’’ Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel lamented. ‘‘He was getting the ball out quick.’’
Same as always.
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