DENVER (AP) - He took an interception back for a touchdown to salt away a Super Bowl and did the same thing to turn Peyton Manning's debut in Denver into a rousing success.
Still, Tracy Porter has played cornerback for long enough in this league to know all days don't end as well as those.
The defender who has enjoyed some of the highest highs over his five years in the NFL spent the second half last Sunday sitting on the bench, nursing a bruised knee and a bruised ego. Beaten twice for long touchdowns, Porter knows there's no other choice but to get back out there.
He'll be in the starting lineup Sunday when the Broncos (1-2) play the Oakland Raiders (1-2).