Thursday Night Grades

Seven TDs? Yeah, that's good enough for an 'A' for Peyton Manning and the Broncos. (USATSI)
Seven TDs? Yeah, that's good enough for an 'A' for Peyton Manning and the Broncos. (USATSI)
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A+ When your quarterback throws seven touchdown passes like Peyton Manning did, it has to be an A+. They blew out the defending champions in grand style. After a slow start, the defense played better with a lead. Von Miller wasn't even needed.
D They showed a lot of flaws in getting blown out. But it was just one game. Joe Flacco did some good things at times, but also had some rough patches. Losing Jacoby Jones hurt. The defense was horrible.
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