Peyton Manning lost his first regular season game since losing last year 31-21 against the New England Patriots. Expect Manning to come out firing on all cylinders.
The Denver Broncos take on the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon at Invesco Field at Mile High. The Broncos, having won 17 straight regular season games before their heartbreaking loss to the Indianapolis Colts, are looking to get back on track. This is a perfect game for Manning to get some of the momentum back before the bye week. He is going up against a weak Washington secondary and the loss last week, against his former team, should give him all the motivation in the world to play at his very best.
Earlier this week, Manning did not practice due to a sore ankle. I would not worry about that ankle slowing him down at all. With the bye week coming up, he should be able to sustain and play through what little pain he has and play to his full potential. Plus, the injury was very minor and should not keep him out of the game this weekend. The only thing I would worry about for Manning is the offensive line. The line got pushed around quite a bit in last week’s game and they have to do a better job at protecting the quarterback.
Manning is on a mission to get back on track following a loss. With the season that he is having so far, do not expect him to crash and burn so easily just because of one loss. Win or lose, Manning always finds something that needs to be improved on, and the loss may have given him over 100 reasons to go into practice and study harder on what can be worked on so that it does not happen again on Sunday.