It hurts, but I don't know if it hurts worse than '96.
This team was playing with house money the last half of the season. We were due for a crappy game, and I was wondering when it would happen. Turned out they saved it for the playoffs.
Anyone who thinks Manning can put the team on his shoulders and win by himself needs to take a look at this game. He's clearly not what he once was, and they need to continue to improve the team around him.
The defense had no pass rush today. Crap play in the secondary. Worst game of Champ's career.
This team needs another running back, a safety (maybe Champ?), another Guard, and another interior passrusher.