When Denver finally got the ball, Manning's first pass attempt was incomplete to Wes Welker and the drive ended after three plays with a punt. But it took the four-time NFL MVP just two plays to score on his second possession, capping a 56-yard drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Eric Decker.
From there, things began to return to normal. And it was another football Sunday in Indianapolis.
Except for that star-studded halftime show, of course.