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Peyton Manning Reacts To Interceptions: 'Should Have Thrown The Balls Away'

After his first eight throws on Monday Night Football against the Falcons, Peyton Manning had already thrown three interceptions. The interceptions, along with a fourth first-quarter turnover after a Knowshon Moreno fumble, gave the Falcons enough offensive opportunities to earn a 20-0 lead early in the first half.

While Manning completed 20 of his next 29 passes, including a touchdown and no interceptions, the damage had been done and a late comeback attempt fell short. Atlanta won, 27-21. Following the game, Manning told reporters that he shouldn't have tried to make the passes that resulted in interceptions.

"Everybody was covered. I should have thrown the balls away," Manning told the Denver Post. "There are some things I have to correct."

Manning finished the game with a 58.5 passer rating, the lowest mark for him since a game against the Browns on Nov. 30, 2008.

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