Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
I know it fits a neat little narrative to blame him and cite his playoff record, etc etc, but football games have tons of variables. Sorry, i just choose to look at it from a lot of angles other than "well, the broncos lost, Peyton's the QB, must be his fault."
Obviously the loss is the fault of a lot of people, but let's not pretend that he didn't throw a monumentally stupid pass at the end of the game that killed any chance of us winning. It was the polar opposite of the "clutch" play you expect from a HoF QB, and it's been a pattern with the guy his entire career. The truth often hurts, but that doesn't mean it isn't the truth. Manning is almost certainly not going to lead us to any championships unless you are banking on a tiger changing its stripes.