Peyton Manning: Divisional Round Loss Doesn’t Overshadow QB’s Spectacular Season

January 13, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's unfortunate the lasting image of Peyton Manning's 2012 season is Corey Graham's interception.
That turnover set the stage for Justin Tucker's 47-yard field goal to give the Baltimore Ravens a 38-35 double-overtime win over the Denver Broncos in the NFL divisional round.
Manning can't take the majority of the blame for the loss. Although he wasn't his best, he still threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns.
The two interceptions, especially the second, were huge, but they don't deserve to cloud what was a good game for the quarterback.
Denver's biggest disappointment in the playoffs was how poor its defense was. Coming in, the Broncos had one of the best defenses in the league.
You favored the unit against a quarterback like Joe Flacco, who was never covered himself in glory in the postseason. Instead, he threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns.
The loss will no doubt be a sour note on what has been an otherwise outstanding season from Manning.

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