Dink and dunk doesn't work
The memory of Peyton Manning throwing across his body will long play in the minds of Broncos fans, but a wobbly third-down pass to Brandon Stokley in OT hinted at a theme. That throw, combined with an utter lack of vertical passing from Denver, created a lot of talk centered around whether Manning's arm strength was a problem in the bitter cold. Steve Wyche of NFL.com relayed from one Ravens source that safety Ed Reed played in the deep center field the entire game. The Ravens were daring Manning to go deep, but he didn't test them. Ravens cornerback Corey Graham, who picked off Manning twice, said Manning's patience to dink and dunk gave the Ravens confidence.