Originally Posted by Cito Pelon
The elephant in the room may have been Fox knew Manning was physically limited throwing downfield, limited throwing with velocity downfield.
And if you're gonna try to move the ball 50 yds in two/three plays Manning would have had to hit some 20 yd throws with mustard on them. Did Manning hit an out pattern all day?
I don't think he even tried.
One possibility is that there was something wrong with his arm (or his grip in the cold) and some people have speculated about that.
Another is that our pass-blocking just wasn't good enough to allow the time for downfield throws. We had some big problems, especially in the interior, and after Moreno went out, we lost any decent RB blitz protection.
Or a combination of the above.