Agreed. For all the talk about the D's being the difference in their rings; the Manning supporters don't seem to realize (or acknowledge) that it's often been Peyton Manning and the unstoppable Colts offense that has failed them in the playoffs...Elway=GOAT wrote:-= original quote snipped =-
I disagree, they completely torched by the Jets. But, almost everyone of the Colts playoff loses came because of the Colts offense not showing up. They paded there stats by torching the Broncos every year, and that game against the cheat(one of the rare playoff games, were the defense didnt play good enough to win).
Brady, has never shown the ability to just collapse in the playoffs(unless they are playing the Broncos). He has always been, the guy who isnt going to make you say holy ****, hes not going to bomb a pass 80 yards down field like Elway, but he does the little things to win. Very Joe Montanaish and he finally has his Jerry Rice.
They lost games in the playoffs by the following scores:
1999: Titans 19, Colts 16. Manning was 19-43 with 227 yards (0/0 TD/INT ratio). Pretty subpar performance.
2000: Dolphins 23, Colts 17. 17-32, 194 yards, 1 TD and 0 INT's. Not a real bad performance, but he definitely didn't put the team on his shoulders and carry them to a win when it was very possible.
2002: Jets 41, Colts 0. Manning was 14-31 with 137 yards and 0 TD's to 2 INT's. He probably wasn't winning that game anyways, but just another case of him and that Colts offense coming up small in a playoff loss.
2003: Patriots 24, Colts 14. He smoked Denver and KC but then **** the bed against the Patriots. 23-47 with 4 picks and 1 TD. If their offense played well, they certainly could've won this game.
2004: Patriots 20, Colts 3. He lit up Denver but once again, pulled a no show against the Patriots. 27-42 with 238 yards and 1 INT and led his team to 3 points.
2005: Steelers 21, Colts 18. 22-38, 290 yards, 1 TD and 0 INT's. Played very well, but the Colts offense still scored just 18 points. I'd say Vanderjagt is more to blame for this than his D.
2006: He was pretty horrible against KC and Baltimore, but his D and the pathetic offenses those two teams have bailed him out and he won both games. Was very good against the Patriots and solid against the Bears. He was really carried to this Super Bowl, aside from his amazing 2nd half vs. the Patriots. It sure seems to me like the Manning & the Colts offense deserves their fair share of the blame and it isn't a case of the Colts always losing 49-42 in the playoffs.
This guy has been way too inconsistent (and it's usually more of the **** games than the good ones) in the playoffs for me to even think about taking him over Brady.