For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Steelers will be without Ryan Clark at safety. In January, it was Tim Tebow who took advantage of defensive injuries for Pittsburgh to put up a huge day, including the overtime winner to Demaryius Thomas. Now, it will be Peyton Manning who gets a bit of a break with Clark out, as well as James Harrison. Manning in a different uniform will be a very weird thing in this one. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are his new targets. This is the kind of game Denver has to win, at home against a quality opponent who has some starters out. Peyton Manning, after a year out of the league, is back.
How’d he do that?
The cartoon character and tactical mastermind of Merseyside dreams.
The Return of the Craptors.
Not going away.
There’s no “eureka” moment where those late game synapses start firing.