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Broncos’ Peyton Manning Proves he Still Has it

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Rachel Wold
Written by Rachel Wold

Making his second preseason appearance, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning provedhe still has it, defying age and putting up some awesome numbers against the San Francisco 49ers defense.

Okay, so it was against the 49ers’ second-team defense, but you have to admit, Manning still looked fantastic. He plowed through two series, completing 12 or 14 passes for 102 yards and landed a touchdown pass into the hands of tight end, Julius Thomas. Manning ended his appearance with a 120.8 rating before handing the game over to backup quarterback Brock Osweiler.

The most interesting stat, however is that Manning actually had one rush yard. That’s 32 more yards than he had all last season. Not bad for a 38-year-old who has as much mobility as a turtle carrying luggage.

Manning’s drives contributed to a 34-0 landslide blowout win against the 49ers in their brand-new Levi’s Stadium. Broncos and Manning fans are thrilled, while the 49ers’ crowd is just wishing this whole day would end.

The next chance to see Manning in action is when the Denver Broncos host the Houston Texans, on Saturday, August 23.

Photo: Fox Sports

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Rachel Wold

Rachel Wold

Rachel is a football lover of both the NFL and Fantasy and creator of Fantasyfootballchick.com. When she is not vacationing in Miami or Vegas, she is an NFL writer at Sportsnaut and a fantasy contributor at eDraft.com. Rachel's articles are also featured on Yardbarker, MSN and Fox Sports.

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