Updated Dec. 16, 2018 10:18:25As the Broncos open the 2018 regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, I will be rating the game.

 There are a few different ways to do it, so I will do the simplest way.

I am going to take a shot at assigning each team a score based on the following four elements: 1.

What I think happened on Sunday night, as measured by how many points each team scored.

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What was the outcome of the game, as determined by how often I would rate the outcome and what percentage of my total score would come from the outcome.

3.

How well each team played.

4.

The difference between the teams performances and how I would score them based on how I grade their performance.

I will also rate the performance of each team based on a few other criteria, including how good they were at protecting the quarterback, how well they played in the run game, and how good their special teams played.

I will also grade each team by the following scale: 2-1 = Not great, 3-1-1 = Great, 4-1= Top 10, 5-1+ = Top 20, and 6-1/2 = Top 25.

The Broncos have not been good at protecting their quarterback.

Last season, the Broncos allowed a touchdown to only five quarterbacks.

That’s pretty awful for a team with a very talented quarterback like Peyton Manning.

This season, however, the team has allowed two touchdowns to just five quarterbacks, so that’s a little bit better.

Peyton Manning had a very good game, completing 29-of-50 passes for 344 yards and two touchdowns.

It is hard to put a ton of pressure on him, but he made some good decisions on the field.

In the second half, he went to his running back on third down to get the ball to the quarterback on time.

Manning also went to a receiver on third-and-2 in the fourth quarter and ran the ball a couple of times, but his pass was deflected by the Pittsburgh safety, who was a little too quick to take it away.

After the game (and for the season), Manning said he did not like the way he was handled, but said that the Steelers would not have allowed that.

A good defense will help Manning’s confidence, but I’m not sure he is going to be able to hold onto the ball long enough to get it to his quarterback.

Manning’s accuracy was good in the second quarter, but not great.

On offense, Peyton Manning was sacked once, but the Steelers didn’t have much success in their attempts to run the ball, with just eight rushing attempts in the game as opposed to seven rushing attempts for the Broncos in the first half.

When the Steelers run attack is not working, Peyton needs to be more aggressive.

If Manning is not able to run his way to touchdowns and the Steelers are able to limit their scoring chances, I would still rate him a solid QB1, but a lot of the time a lot less so.

The Broncos are going to need to find a way to keep Manning on the sidelines, but it may be time to start thinking about how they plan to protect their quarterback more often.

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