Who needs Peyton Manning when your offense never actually has to take the field for your team to score touchdowns? Well let's not go overboard, but the fact is that the Broncos went into the locker room with a 10-3 lead at halftime and now they have a 17-3 lead and he never had to put his hands on the ball.
That's because kick returner Trindon Holliday returned the opening second-half kick five yards deep in his own end zone all the way for a touchdown without getting touched.
This not only gave the Broncos a little breathing room, it set a franchise record for the longest touchdown in Broncos history. After the 105-yard return, the Bengals are now looking at a 14-point hole to climb out of, which means not only scoring a the Broncos defense, but continuously stopping Peyton Manning, who appears to be firing on all cylinders with his receivers as we enter the second half of the season.