After watching the game and reading this article by CBS Sports, I think we all can sleep well tonight knowing that Denver finally beat the Oakland Raiders at home for the first time since 2007, and also that Manning was able to shake off a very disappointing performance last week, which included him throwing for a career high 26 incompletions.
Watching your QB do something like that is plenty enough to start getting you nervous about a match up against a team that has found a way to beat you at home for the past 5 years. But then watching your QB step on the field the following week and throw 30 completions for 338 yards and three scores, it makes us feel much better next week's away game match up at New England.
Peyton had the offense in control of the game from the very first series where he lead the offense to its first opening-quarter touchdown of the season. Yeah, it would have been better if the Broncos got everything going 2 weeks ago and avoided suffering the avoidable losses to Atlanta and Houston, but hey, I'll take it.