Brilliant Manning inspires Broncos in 37-21 rout
(Reuters) - Peyton Manning and the high-powered Denver Broncos steamrolled another opponent in their 37-21 rout of the AFC West's Oakland Raiders on Monday.
Manning fired all three of his touchdown passes in the first half to move the Broncos to a perfect 3-0 start.
Denver's unstoppable quarterback finished with 374 passing yards while feeding all of his key receivers as the Broncos seized a 27-7 lead by halftime.
"I think (Manning has) started up where he left off last year, improved on that," Broncos coach John Fox told reporters.
"We've added some weapons. He's an incredible player as far as the way he prepares and communicates to his team."
Oakland's own quarterback, 24-year-old Terrelle Pryor, played admirably but the Raiders (1-2) were simply no match.
Since Manning tied a league record with seven touchdown passes in a season-opening win against Baltimore, Denver have not looked back.
In their latest offensive showcase, Eric Decker had 133 receiving yards, Demaryius Thomas had 10 catches while Wes Welker and Julius Thomas each added touchdown receptions.
"Any inch of mistake that (Manning) sees, he's going to put the ball there and find that hole," said Raiders cornerback Mike Jenkins. Continued...