Originally Posted by Mutaman
Manning could have been playing for the 68 cowboys or the 85 Bears on Sunday, but all the defense in the world wouldn't have helped if all he could do was put three points on the board. It wasn't the Colts defense that lost on sunday.
Really?? The Pats held the ball for close to 40 minutes. They had three drives that lasted longer than 8 minutes. Do you really think its that easy to establish an offensive rhythm against one of the greatest defensive minds ever (Belicheck backed by Romeo) when you are never on the field? How bout the six passes that were dropped by the Colts receivers? How bout the fact that he was 27 for 42 even with those 6 drops?
Football is about the team - and on this day it was the Colts Team that lost, not Peyton. I'm not sure how you pin the loss on a guy who was 27 for 41 with 6 drops and no INT's and no turnovers until the last play of the game. I guess Edge deserves responsibilty as well cause the Pats stuffed him and really made him a non-factor. How bout Reggie Wayne and Dallas Clark who each fumbled AFTER catching a Manning pass? How bout Harrison who didn't put up his usual numbers?
The Colts D did nothing to win that game for them. Other players on offense didn't step up. Manning got out-thunk by Belicheck once again. The Colts lost to a better team.