|Peyton Manning is taken down by the Falcons' John Abraham and Kroy Biermann. (Getty Images)|
It's performances like this that must keep Broncos VP John Elway up at night. If Peyton Manning doesn't return to his pre-surgery form this team is no better than 8-8 (Tebow coulda done that). On the other hand, if Denver gets 80 percent of old Manning they should be fine. Obviously, that's a huge if.