After the Oakland Raiders victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, they will try to make it two in a row against AFC West rival Denver Broncos. That means preparing for soon to be Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.
“He’s Peyton Manning; he’s a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said. “There’s no way that we’re going to in any way say that he’s not the quarterback that he’s been. I’ve watched the tape. He’s still an outstanding quarterback. He’s operating that offense and I don’t really see much of a drop off from where he’s been before.”
Despite Allen's praise, Manning has some vulnerabilities coming off neck surgery that cost him all of 2011. The 15 year veteran threw three interceptions in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons and looks to have lost some velocity on his passes. However, he is still one of the greatest at identifying defenses and finding open receivers. Oakland will also have to deal with the high altitude