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Jason Elam

Highlights and lowlights of NFL opening weekend

Highlights and lowlights of NFL opening weekend

Here's a look at the highlights and lowlights around the NFL during the opening weekend:


1. Peyton Manning is back.

The Denver Broncos' quarterback made an early statement in his bid for NFL Comeback Player of the Year honors.

In his first game since being cut by the Indianapolis Colts and undergoing a total of four neck surgeries, Manning manufactured a 31-19 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The four-time Most Valuable Player completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns, displaying zip on his throws and a command of the Broncos' offense. He fired a 71-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Demaryius...