Sunday saw a lot of shocks as the NFL returned with a bang and saw the Super Bowl contenders the Indianapolis Colts lose to the Buffalo Bills, Marcus Mariota throw four touchdown passes on his debut and the St Louis Rams claim an overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
It was a great day of NFL action on Sunday and some games were undoubtedly better than others with Seattle and St Louis competing in a 34-31 overtime win for the Rams.
Not the best
While there were a lot of highly entertaining and high scoring games around the league, one that is certainly at the bottom of the list for entertainment value was the Denver Broncos home opener against the Baltimore Ravens.
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In a meeting of two of the AFC's play-off contenders and biggest names at quarterback, it goes without saying that neither team came out covered in glory.
The Broncos won 19-13 despite there not being a single offensive touchdown scored all game.
In the post game press conference, a normally accommodating Peyton Manning wasn't seeming like his usual self when addressing the media.
"If you need a catchy headline for your little article or whatever it is you might be doing, we're trying to get better every single week," - Manning's response to the media
Manning is normally a nice and levelled competitor both on and off the field and is normally happy to answer media questions despite the result, but this week seemed different.
The Broncos have a very different look this year under new head coach Gary Kubiak and many have been wondering how the veteran quarterback would link up with his new head coach.
Manning went 24/40 and threw for 175 yards despite not throwing a touchdown pass and being sacked four times in the game against Baltimore.
It may not have been a strong showing from the Broncos in week one but a win is a win so now they will surely be focused on their trip to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.
Feeling the pressure?
This is Manning's incredible 18th season in the NFL and he is facing constant questions over the end of his career.
Many fear for the future hall of famer as there are some who believe that it is possible that he will have a bad year.
Only time will tell if Manning uses his 18th season to extend his legacy or signal the end but no matter what Denver do this year, it is almost certain that Manning will once again face retirement questions at the end of the season.
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