Peyton Manning Needs More Work
Consider this Manning played a portion of the Bears rush defense and that pressure was for the most part no pressure at all.
The Bears sat DE Julius Peppers, MLB Brian Urlacher was given a pass for “personal reasons” (I think his knee is in serious condition), and rookie DE Shea McClellin did not even line up against Manning.
So before we just assume that all the blame falls on receiver Demaryius Thomas for not reaching to the endzone pylon for a difficult touchdown grab or that tight-end Jacob Tamme had stone hands which they have their own faults. Manning had much more rust to kickoff as Bears play by play announcer and former Bears QB Jim Miller noted during the game.
While some will elevate Manning’s fantasy football value based on a 4-7 series I would not down grade him either until we see some more.