Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos, Share Blame in Loss to Baltimore Ravens

January 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seven years ago, I was sitting in the RCA Dome, the then-home of the Indianapolis Colts, preparing to see the Colts start a playoff run against an up-and-down Pittsburgh Steeler team. Those 2005 Colts were statistically Peyton Manning's best team during his time in Indianapolis. Manning had a 1500-yard back in Edgerrin James. He was backed by the league's second-stingiest scoring defense. Everything was set up for Manning to steamroll to his first Super Bowl championship.
Sixty minutes later, the Steelers ended the Colts' Super Bowl hopes early and used their upset victory to spearhead their own title run. The Colts' season came crashing down behind their second-worst offensive performance in games that Manning had started that season. It was a disappointing end to what looked to be a promising season.
Fast forward to the Denver Broncos' 38-35 divisional loss to the Baltimore Ravens and it's easy to see similarities between those 2005 Colts and these 2012 Broncos. You could m...

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