No fleecing the Steel Curtain

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No fleecing the Steel Curtain

The Steelers fully expect Broncos' new QB to be the QB of old
Jack Dempsey/Associated Press file photo



Completely healthy or not, Peyton Manning won't sneak up on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in both teams' regular-season openers. “It looks very familiar, but I expected it to be because Peyton is Peyton,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
'Boys bigger than Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Tony Romo threw for three touchdowns, two to Kevin Ogletree, and the Dallas Cowboys beat the Super Bowl champion New York Giants 24-17 on Wednesday night in the NFL season opener.

Dallas outplayed its division rival nearly all game, reversing its loss to the Giants on New Year's Day that set up their run to the title last season.

Ogletree, the Cowboys' third wideout, scored on passes of 10 and 40 yards, Miles Austin had a leaping 34-yard score, and DeMarco Murray rushed for 129 yards, including a spectacular 48-yard romp in the third quarter.

The replacement officials were not the feared focal point many expected as the game was called without any blatant errors or ugly controversy. Despite the closeness of the final score, it really wasn't that tight.

Bronco bits

The Broncos' captains for 2012 are QB Peyton Manning, G Chris Kuper, DE Elvis Dumervil, CB Champ Bailey and WLB Wesley Woodyard on special teams. RB Willis McGahee will serve as interim offensive captain while Kuper recovers from a fractured left forearm. Woodyard is the first Broncos player since Hall of Famer Floyd Little to serve as a team captain his first five years. ... In a conference call with season-ticket holders this week, VP John Elway said the Broncos only will activate two QBs on game day. Who will that be? Caleb Hanie won the backup job, but rookie Brock Osweiler has the strongest arm for an end-of-game prayer pass. ... Former Broncos S Brian Dawkins has joined ESPN as an NFL analyst.

No fleecing the Steel Curtain

Jack Dempsey/Associated Press file photo



Completely healthy or not, Peyton Manning won't sneak up on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in both teams' regular-season openers. “It looks very familiar, but I expected it to be because Peyton is Peyton,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
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