FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Coming off a 19-for-26 performance for 253 passing yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions in an impressive 31-19 victory over Pittsburgh, Denver quarterback Peyton Manning showed the football world last Sunday that while he might have been playing his first game in two seasons, he is no less dangerous a player.
On Monday night when he visits the Georgia Dome, he will face a Falcons defense that is minus a former Pro-Bowl cornerback and that allowed 258 passing yards to Kansas Citys Matt Cassel last week.
Falcons head coach Mike Smith knows that his defense will have to be as precise as possible against the Broncos.
Weve got to play sound technique and make sure were in the right place because if youre out of place by a half yard, youre going to pay for it, said Smith, who as Jacksonvilles former defensive coordinator was in the same division as the four-time MVP during Mannings long run with Indianapolis. Hes got a very good understanding of how youre...