Originally Posted by tk13
Holy crap, you have the brain damage too.
Peyton played on a team in Indianapolis that would've went undefeated in the regular season had they not pulled their starters in game 15. Undefeated. Something that's only happened 4 times in the history of the NFL and twice in the modern era. Denver just went 13-3 against maybe the weakest AFC group of teams in a long time.
and as soon as they pulled Peyton from that Jets game...and I remember this distinctly...they were the worst ****ing team I've ever seen. (I had money on that game where Painter shit the bed after they pulled Manning)
in fact, there is an archived meltdown thread on this site from that very game
not to mention I'm pretty sure they pulled out A LOT OF GAMES that year at the very end...they didn't go on any 11 game, 7+ points winning streaks.
Honestly, go rewatch their losses this year. They fell down HUGE early and Peyton almost brought them back each and every time (one game ended because of a McGahee fumble)...
what was the common theme in those games early on? (other than the Atlanta game)
THEY DITCHED THE DUMBASS MCCOY ATTEMPT TO RUN PEYTON FROM A HUDDLE OFFENSE.
They ditched it right after they fell down 24-0 to San Diego and Peyton brought them back to win 35-24. After that, they quit...and since, they haven't had ONE close game.