Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/20/12
Peyton Manning wasn't having any nonsense Wednesday -- "nonsense" in this case being any questions about the effectiveness of himself and the offense as a whole in the wake of a four-turnover performance Monday. At least on the surface, the 15-year veteran's confidence remained intact. "It's not deterred at all, if you're insinuating that coming off the game," Manning said. But going forward, the performance was a reminder that the offense is still a work in progress. A near-flawless final three quarters in Week 1 offered an indication that it was on -- or even ahead -- of schedule. The Falcons' success at disguising coverages and forcing mistakes not only was a wake-up call, but a template for future foes to follow -- including some daunting games against Houston, New England and resurgent San Diego in the next four games. "The key is you want to win games as you are continuing to learn," Manning said. "We did that in the first game. We didn't do that this week. But I think ...
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