DENVER -- If Peyton Manning is going to win his first game as a Denver Bronco, he will have to do it with a comeback.
Denver is playing well defensively. Pittsburgh twice played with a short field -- once after Willis McGahee fumbled in Denver territory and again after a punt deep in Denver’s territory. Denver’s defense tightened up near the goal line before the Steelers had to settle for the field goal.
Manning was 4-of-7 passing for 44 yards in the first quarter. He looked solid. He took two big hits and quickly bounced up both times.