Denver's defense was tactical and highly effective in comparison to Baltimore, last year's number two best team defense lineup in the NFL. Manning's performance is a personal best in his NFL career to date.
There may be some additional accolades for Manning and team Broncos if last night's 49-27 win over the Ravens is any indication of things to come for the team in this season.
Denver had a winning season last year finishing with a record of 13-3 and a playoff run, not too shabby. Manning is a highly respected and revered figure in the NFL, whether you are a Denver fan or not.
Manning connected with four different receivers in the game. He threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Andre Caldwell, five- and two-yard scores to Wes Welker, and a 26-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas.
The absence of outside linebacker Von Miller, suspended for six games do to NFL drug policy violations, did not appear to be a factor for the Broncos team.