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Video: Peyton Manning's seven touchdowns make up for a multitude of dumb-ass sins

As a lifelong Broncos fan, I am typically paranoid as hell about the team -- fearful that the brighter the spotlight, the more likely the squad is to screw up in it for all the world to see. And there were certainly some ugly moments during last night's kickoff to the NFL season against the Super Bowl champion (hate typing that) Baltimore Ravens; we'll get to those shortly.

But there aren't many things on a gridiron that seven touchdown passes can't overwhelm, as Peyton Manning proved last night.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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