Look, I know that Peyton Manning has a laser rocket arm and by the time he retires Manning will hold several major passing records and is guaranteed enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility which will happen sometime in the 2020s.
Manning's 462 passing yards and 7 passing touchdowns is worth talking about. In the fantasy league I am participating in, Manning got 66 fantasy points and that team is likely to win their matchup. He also had Denver's Defense/Special Teams which got him 11 points. Another guy had receiver Demaryius Thomas who caught 5 passes for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns resulting in 34 fantasy points.
The good news is that I did not draw either of them for Week 1. I had Denver's kicker which gives me an early 7-0 advantage heading into Sunday's games.
Keith Olbermann (yes, he's back on television... this time in his second stint on ESPN television) made it clear about why it is WAY too soon to crown the Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII Champions in the opening of his show on Friday night.
It's not even Week 1. It's only the FIRST GAME OF THE ENTIRE NFL SEASON!!!
One game is 0.3745% of the entire 256-game season plus 11-game playoffs. We have a long ways to go to determine who will be on hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in early February.
I just hope that my prediction holds.
Again.... relax. The Super Bowl wasn't won with the first game of the year.