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Peyton Manning is back and other NFL Week 1 highlights (+video)

Peyton Manning led the Denver Broncos to victory over Pittsburgh. Rookie Robert Griffin III threw for 320 yards for a Redskins win. The San Francisco 49ers schooled Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

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Broncos 31, Steelers 19

Peyton Manning made a successful return from a year's sabbatical, leading the Broncos past the Steelers. The four-time MVP coming off four neck surgeries completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns.

He got a big assist from another free agent, cornerback Tracy Porter, whose 43-yard interception return of a Ben Roethlisberger pass with 2 minutes left sealed the win.

Manning, jettisoned by the Indianapolis Colts in March after missing all of last season with a nerve injury that weakened his throwing arm, hit Demaryius Thomas with a 71-yard touchdown toss for his first as a Bronco. It was his 400th career TD toss.

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49ers 30, Packers 22

GEEN BAY, Wisconsin (AP) — San Francisco's defense smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense for most of the game, then made one last stand to stop a late rally.


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