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Atlanta : GA : USA | Sep 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM PDT
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The NFL Week 2 caps between Matt Ryan and Peyton Manning stack-up against each other as Monday Night Football headlines Denver Broncos vs Atlanta Falcons tonight. It's going to be worth watching how both quarterbacks will lead their team's offenses and grabs 2-0 start. Check this page later for Falcons vs Broncos live score updates below.

Peyton Manning,36, first comeback game after his neck surgeries was stellar in a 31-19 win over Pittsburgh last Sunday night. He makes 19 of 26 pass attempts for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Manning downplayed his performance as he points out in AP report, "It's just one game. I try to keep it in perspective," Manning said. "I know how hard I've worked to get to this point. I know how much help that I've gotten along the way, from a lot of people. I'm very grateful for that. It's special. I will definitely say it's special."

Manning connects a 71-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in the third quarter as one of Thomas five catches for 110 yards. The Broncos successfully combined their long balls and rushing game Willis McGahee getting 64 rushing yards out of 94 the team has yield.

Matt Ryan knows he can compete fairly with Manning arms, Ryan completed 23 of 31 passes for 299 yards, accounting for three touchdowns through the air and one rushing score. Julio Jones made six catches for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

It'll be interesting to see if Atlanta can get their running game going after rushing for only 84 yards last week. Expect Denver Broncos to bring their ground game at Atlanta after the Falcons defense gave up 152 yards rushing in Week 1. Check this page later for Falcons vs Broncos live score updates and highlights.

Broncos vs Falcons Injury report

The Atlanta Falcons may have to face the Denver Broncos without starting right tackle Tyson Clabo (hip) and linebackers Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring) and Robert James (knee), and wideout Roddy White. With the Broncos featuring dangerous edge rushers Elvis Dumervil and Von Miller, going from Clabo to third tackle Mike Johnson would be a big drop-off.

The Denver Broncos injury report listed Guard Phillip Blake (thumb), CB (Chris Harris (ankle) as questionable tonight while Guards Chris Kuper (forearm) and Manny Ramirez (elbow) are probable in tonights game.

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