DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 09: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos stalls at the line of scrimmage as he runs off the clock late in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Steelers 31-19. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Peyton Manning and the Broncos hit the road to face Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
The Atlanta Falcons host the Denver Broncos on Monday night in what figures to be one of the more exciting matchups of Week 2. Both teams are looking to build on Week 1 wins that were fueled by strong quarterback play. The Broncos' Peyton Manning completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two scores against the Steelers in what was his first game back from a major neck injury. The Falcons' Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and accounted for four touchdowns in Atlanta's big win over Kansas City.
Slowing those two down will be the goal of each defense, though the Falcons may be at a bit of a disadvantage after losing cornerback Brent Grimes for the season. Atlanta fans are concerned about Grimes' replacement and the depth at that position, so that could be a vulnerable area of attack for Denver.
The game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday and ESPN will have the coverage. The Falcons are favored by three points.
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