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It was only a matter of time, really. The Denver Broncos had been relying on their defense to win them close games for so long, that we all knew that something had to give eventually. They lost their first game of the season on Sunday, falling in Indianapolis to the Colts by a score of 27-24.
Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning ended up being three yards shy at the end of the game of breaking Brett Favre’s all-time passing yardage record. He also could have broken Favre’s all-time win record with the victory.
Sure, he’ll break it next week, but it would have been nice for him to break in in the stadium that he built, against the team he won a Super Bowl for – the team who gave up on him to pick up his successor, Andrew Luck, in the draft several years ago.
And it was his successor who once again got the best of him. Luck is now 2-1 against Manning in his career. The Colts are still a team in progress, but if they showed that they can hang with the best team’s in the NFL if they play mistake-free football.