Get ready to watch two of the best-known quarterbacks in the league go head-to-head.
Where: Mile High Stadium
When: 20.25 (GMT)
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Peyton Manning’s homecoming last week ended in sour fashion.
Now, he and the Denver Broncos will try to bounce back and spoil coach Mike Shanahan’s return to Denver.
The Broncos seek their 11th straight regular-season home victory Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
Manning’s return to Indianapolis resulted in a 39-33 loss to his former team, snapping a franchise-record string of 17 consecutive regular-season wins for Denver (6-1). He was 29 of 49 for 386 yards, three TDs and an interception, but was also sacked four times and hit 10.
He returned to practice Thursday after being held out a day earlier because of a minor ankle injury. Neither Manning nor coach John Fox discussed the details of the injury.
Shanahan coached Denver for 14 seasons, amassing a 138-86 regular-season record and leading the franchise to its only two Super Bowl championships. However, he posted a 1-4 playoff record in 10 seasons following back-to-back titles.
Sunday figures to be a high-scoring game with Washington (2-4) trying to slow down a Denver squad whose 298 points are the most in league history through its first seven games.
The Broncos’ 469.3 yards per game leads the NFL, while Manning ranks first in passing TDs (25), yards (2,565) and QB rating (123.3). Knowshon Moreno’s eight rushing scores also lead all players.
Though Denver’s offense likely won’t face the pressure it did against Indianapolis — Washington has 18 sacks — it will be focused on providing better protection for Manning, who had only been sacked five times in the previous six games. One sack Sunday by Robert Mathis led to a fumble and a safety.