Manning may be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, but this was perhaps his lowest moment, when he was a shell of himself clinging to his talents.
He had almost as many interceptions (four) as completions (five). Throw in a pair of sacks and a fumble, and the fact that Gary Kubiak had seen enough to put in Osweiler late in the third quarter, and it’s easy to understand why this could qualify for the worst QBR game ever.
And those five completions? Only one of them traveled in the air more than 2 yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Two. Yards.
Unlike most of the other quarterbacks on this list, it all worked out for Manning. He pushed past the bad game and the bad foot and got himself a ring.
That’s the kind of rebound Dalton can only dream of.
The only guy who had a worse Monday night on the sideline was Sergio Dipp. Peterson’s frustration at not playing more became the game’s big story when ESPN cameras captured him giving Saints coach Sean Payton a death stare late in the first half.
Not that it matters to Payton one iota, as Peterson will soon learn. More on that later.
Peterson and Payton tried to deny that there was even an issue during their postgame news conferences, which came across with the same legitimacy Cheap Jerseys With Numbers as answers at a White House press briefing.
“There’s no conflict,” said Peterson, who also took to Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys Twitter trying to downplay the matter. “Let’s not try to spin it like there is.”