Originally Posted by TonyR
Not directly. But the Manning offense will score more and get more first downs. And if you understand football even a little bit you'll understand how that might help the defense.
Well, we'll see if Manning from TWO years ago (heh-heh) is the same Manning come opening day, with the Denver team. Of course, you know the 2010 Colts went one and done in the playoffs, scoring 16 points at home against the Jets, and Manning couldn't come from behind to win in the 4th quarter at home. Manning did put up 6 points in the 4th quarter, though, and did have the lead, so that's something to hang his hat on.
Manning was 6-for-10 for 75 yds, 0 TD's in that 4th quarter, in his last playoff game, at home.