Originally Posted by Blueflame
People who understand football know that it wasn't "Manning vs. Grossman" in the Super Bowl; it was "Manning vs. the Bears defense" and "Grossman vs. the Colts defense". The Bears defense that season ranked #3 in points given up and #5 in yards. The Colts defense? 23rd and 21st.
Tebow was facing the Steelers D and BigBen... no one cares... Peyton was facing both... and that lessens his achievement.
Just as losing to Brees who was never supposed to be able to win a superbowl also diminishes Peyton.
Then you have him taking a FAR BETTER team than Tebow had last season and really performing worse in the post season with them. And Peyton was being coddled and Tebow was being thrown under the bus the whole time.