DENVER, CO - SEPTEMBER 9: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on September 9, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos and the Atlanta Falcons clash in a Monday Night Football showdown.
The Denver Broncos close out Week 2 in the NFL with a road contest against the Atlanta Falcons on ESPN's Monday Night Football at 6:30 p.m. MT. The Broncos are playing in prime time for the second week in a row after starting the season on Sunday Night Football, which resulted in a 31-19 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Peyton Manning, no doubt, is the cause the Broncos' early season nationally-televised games. The 36-year-old signal caller completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdown passes. His 71-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas was his first as a Bronco and the 400th of his career.
Thomas is listed as probable with a shoulder injury for this game. The only played ruled out is guard Chris Kuper, still recovering from a broken left forearm. His replacement, Manny Ramirez, is probable with an elbow injury. Cornerback Chris Harris (ankle) and rookie guard Philip Blake (thumb) are questionable.
The Falcons' injury report list tackle Tyson Clabo (hip), linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring) and receiver Roddy White (groin) are listed as questionable, but the latter has tweeted (to assure his fantasy owners) that he will play on Monday night.
Game time/date: 6:30 p.m. MT, Monday, Sept. 17
Location: Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
Odds: Denver opened as a 3.5-point underdog; current odds stand at 3 points.