Sunday was just another boring ol’ day at the office for Peyton Manning and his Denver Broncos. Manning threw for 327 yards and four touchdowns, completing 28 of his 34 pass attempts, and the Broncos demolished the reeling Philadelphia Eagles to the tune of 52-20. Denver remains undefeated on the year; Philadelphia is now 1-3.
Sunday’s big win wasn’t only due to the exceptional play of Manning, though. Former LSU Tiger Trindon Holliday ran a kickoff back 105 yards in the first quarter to help the Broncos take a 14-3 lead. The special teams chipped in again in the fourth quarter when Steven Johnson returned a blocked punt 17 yards for the score. Running back Knowshon Moreno added 78 yards on the ground and celebrated his touchdown with a fun shout-out to the recent “rock, paper, scissors” controversy.
Though the Eagles put together 450 yards of offense, only 22 less than the Broncos, they were unable to punch the ball into the end zone. Chris Polk scored on a 4-yard TD in the second quarter, and Jeff Maehl, who played for Chip Kelly at Oregon, scored with about two minutes remaining in the fourth.
We’ll be bringing you reactions from the players as they come in, so stay tuned.