Originally Posted by Taco John
Just look at his splits:
On first and second down, he throws close to 60%. On third downs, he doesn't even break 50%. When he's down by one score his QB rating is 111.0. When he's down by two or more, his QB rating was 44.2 - a huge drop off in performance.
Some circular logic in this. QB's often aren't playing well while they're getting their asses kicked. It's chicken and egg.
Look at Peyton this year.
His worst numbers by far are when down by multiple scores. Does that mean he played worse when "under the pressure" then he would have otherwise? Or does it mean that we get down multiple scores to teams who do a good job containing Peyton Manning?