Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 10/30/14
Just as quickly as Peyton Manning took the field in his first game as the Broncos new hope, San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Matthews may have squashed that very same promise with one play on Thursday night.  After a long summer of optimism and expectations surrounding the Chargers, a team that is notorious for hiccuping early in the season, Matthews received his first meaningful handoff of the year, gained five-yards, and then broke his clavicle. 1733 miles away, Manning on the other hand was as cool as ever. His arm looked fine, and even though he completed just one drive on the night resulting in an interception, the Broncos offensive line bought him enough time to quickly  acquaint himself with wide receiver Eric Decker -even if it was only briefly. Week 1 down, and already lots for Norv Turner and John Fox to think over. Aside from the two major headlines, plenty else went on. Jay Cutler failed to start for the Bears, instead allowing for backup Josh McCown to throw for 56-...
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