Found September 10, 2012 on Football Nation:
One of the NFL’s marquee opening week match-ups lived up to its billing.The final outcome of Sunday night’s contest between the Denver Broncos and Pittsburgh Steelers – 31-19 in favor of the hometown Broncos – was not decided until late in the fourth quarter.The victory-clinching score came with 2:10 left in regulation when Denver cornerback Tracy Porter snagged a pass intended for Pittsburgh wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders and returned the pick 43-yards for a touchdown.“It was man under coverage, receiver ran a whip route, quarterback tried to fit in there and I was in the right place at the right time to make a play on the ball,” Porter explained after the game.Both teams have Super Bowl aspirations and, for the most part, the game was well-played and well-coached all around.Yet a handful of players managed to stand out, for better or for worse.Porter, who was acquired by Denver as a free agent in the offseason after spending four years in New Orleans, certainly has to be one of th...
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