Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/14/12
After a substantial 31-3 win over the Chicago Bears, the Denver Broncos are feeling pretty good about their team at this moment. All of this being said, everyone who has praised the Broncos and the efforts of No. 18 at the helm, are forgetting that the savior that is Peyton Manning only played in one series during the contest. A total of 12 plays versus the Bears is hardly anything to properly judge and evaluate. Peyton is coming off a full year on the sidelines in Indianapolis, neck surgery, and has now got to play catch up in the playbook in Denver. He has even been quoted as saying that he feels much like a rookie in his first year at Mile High.  Everyone knows that Peyton is one of the smartest quarterbacks in the league, he will have no problem picking up the offense, and falling right back into being the man under center that checks off plays and throws off defenses so well. However, nobody will really know just how ready he is to step into this new role in just the fourth off...
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