They completely shut him down for 3 quarters, running up a lead of 31-7.
Manning got 2 TD's and a bunch of passing yards in garbage time when the game was already over.
Gastineau99 seems to be under the impression that Peyton is going to maintain his 300+ yard, 77% completion clip all the way through December and January outdoors.
I mean, that's totally sustainable, because it's Peyton.
The Pats have the best offense in the league by just about every metric you can find. They score more points and get more yards than everybody. If Hernandez is healthy, they are fully capable of going into god-mode. It's going to be a tight AFC race, no matter what.
Ravens look like crap, honestly. Relying on Flacco is really bad and they don't give the ball to Rice nearly enough. When Lewis went down so did most of their hopes. Don't get me wrong they still will make the playoffs but Flacco is not a very good QB.
The Pats are a tier below Pittsburgh, Denver, and Houston. But that's a team on the rise, honestly. Lots of young talent on D. Brady's got 3-5 more years in him at least. I just don't see it this year.
Pittsburgh gets bumped up to tier 1 by beating the Giants and due to Roethlisberger being arguably the best QB in the NFL thus far. He has to be a serious MVP candidate. They have had serious injuries to key players and some others (Harrison) haven't really done crap even when healthy.
Houston is screwed if Schaub gets hurt. Other than that, I can't see them not winning the AFC unless.........
Denver doesn't lose a crap game. Denver should, for all intents and purposes, win out. Only the game at Baltimore should really even come close to raising a flag and I'll take them there. Flacco's immobile and Champ Bailey is still a shutdown corner somehow at age 90.
Houston and Denver will duke out top seed, but I still like the Steelers coming out of the conference this year for the Super Bowl. Ben looks possessed. And that's before we factor in that if you don't have Ben, Brady, or Peyton you don't have one of the past 10 SB winning QB's in the conference.
Houston wins the South.
Baltimore wins the North.
Pats win the East.
Denver wins the West.
Pittsburgh gets in as a Wild Card.
Cinci probably gets the other one although the Colts could sneak in. Not that it matters, this team is fodder no matter who it is.
I'll also take the Steelers to win the whole damned thing in a tight game against Green Bay.
I stand by what I said. Even with the Giants slumping, they still take the East, Chicago went down to Houston and still hasn't beaten a quality team, as is the norm with Lovie Smith. The tie for the 49ers was unfortunate, but Kaepernick settled in well after some early jitters. They still take the West.
Better QB play, better present D, much higher ceiling for the D. Pats have probably their weakest team under Belicheck since 2009, and 2006 is the only other year I can think of that it would compare to. Sorry, Jets may not be a good team, but neither are the Pats. Just be happy you play in a bad division.