Pittsburgh Steelers vs Denver Broncos: Live Score, Highlights & Analysis

Chris Gazze@ChrisG_PITCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2012

Peyton Manning returned to the NFL in style with a spectacular debut against one of the top defenses in the league.

Manning led the Denver Broncos to a 31-19 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but had some help from former nemesis—Tracy Porter—who's pick six helped seal the game for the Broncos.

The win puts the Broncos ahead of the game in the AFC playoff race and gives them plenty of momentum as they try to establish themselves as Super Bowl contenders.

Meanwhile, the Steelers will be disappointed with the loss, but faced plenty of obstacles in the opener. It was clear that they were impacted by the altitude and injuries to the defense. They are a quality team, but have plenty of work to do.

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