How is Peyton Manning’s Legacy Affected by Playoff Loss?

January 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Peyton Manning's first playoff game with the Denver Broncos ended a lot like many of his playoff games with the Indianapolis Colts.
Despite Manning putting on a very good (but by no means great) performance—completing 28-of-43 passes for 290 yards three touchdowns—he does have three turnovers for the game that act as a black mark on the performance. It's not just the game-losing interception that would set up the Ravens' game-winning field goal.
Case in point: this first-quarter pick-six from Manning that put Baltimore up 14-7 at the time.
In the third quarter, the Ravens would again take advantage of a Manning turnover—this time, a fumble.
The fumble led to a one-yard touchdown run later in the drive by Ray Rice.
If you made the argument that Denver lost the game because of Manning (since his turnovers did lead to 17 Baltimore points in a three-point game), I couldn't blame you.
Does this affect his legacy? Well it kind of does, except t...

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