Sunday Night Football open thread: Broncos vs. Colts

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We take a look at Week 7 Sunday Night Football, and provide a thread for discussion. New to Niners Nation? Sign up here and join the discussion!

Sunday Night Football features a heck of a matchup in Week 7 as the Indianapolis Colts host the Denver Broncos. Both teams are playing well, but the bigger storyline is the return of the prodigal son. Peyton Manning makes his first appearance in Indy since the team let him walk after the 2011 season.

For the purposes of real football, this is a potential playoff preview. The 6-0 Broncos need a win to keep pace with the now 7-0 Chiefs. The 4-2 Colts are looking to move to two games ahead of the Titans. The Colts and Broncos are looking long strong playoff candidates, and this game will give us a better idea of things.

I don't really know who has more to prove. The Colts are underdogs, and I don't see many people picking them for the upset. On the other side, the Broncos welcome back Von Miller, which should help boost what has been a rather porous defense. Miller's return is as interesting as anything else in this game as far as I'm concerned.

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