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Winners

Sep 5, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) after the game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 49-27. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Peyton Manning & The Broncos

Sure, we thought this would be a very entertaining matchup, but no one, and I mean no one, would have ever predicted that Peyton Manning would throw for SEVEN touchdowns! Aren’t 37 year old players supposed to be useless? After everyone hinted at the notion that Wes Welker should have stayed in New England due to a punt return miscue, he properly put on a great show for his debut. Oh yeah, those Thomas boys didn’t do too shabby either. Not bad for a team who was supposed to not be able to field a defense without Champ Bailey, Elvis Dumervil, and Von Miller. If Peyton Manning doesn’t get Player of the Week honors, there may be riots.

New Faces, Starting Right

8 NFL Coaches made their debuts yesterday. Marc Trestman (Chicago), Andy Reid (Kansas City), and Chip Kelly (Philly) all started their respective clubs on the right foot. What’s maybe more impressive about Kelly & Trestman, is many picked the Bengals and Redskins to roll.

Fighting Through the Pain

It flat out sucks to get hurt during a game, but when you play through a broken bone in your wrist like Shane Vereen, groin aggravation like Danny Amendola, or getting the wind knocked out of you taking a hit that looks like your ribs should have been broken like Tony Romo, I believe that deserves some type of shoutout.

Reggie Bush

Bush stole the show Sunday from Adrian Peterson Sunday, accounting for 191 total yards (90 rush, 101 receiving), and a score. The Lions definitely found their guy to help do some damage. I mean think about this, Calvin ‘Megatron’ Johnson had on 4 catches for 37 yards, and the Lions still scored 34 points. Detroit has to be happy here.

Teams Down, But Not Out

The Rams rallied from 24-13 down in the 4th Quarter to win 27-24. The Texans were down 28-7 to the Chargers less than 5 minutes into the 3rd Quarter, and while everyone went to sleep, you all woke up and said, HUH!? Kudos to the Texans, they pulled out a victory 31-28.

Honorable Mentions: Colin Kaepernick – 49ers – Anquan Boldin, The Seahawks Defense, Larry Fitzgerald (HE CAUGHT PASSES FROM A QB)

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