A lot of credit needs to go to the Broncos defense. For the most part today they stopped the run and made crucial third down stops to get their offense back on the field.
With that said, I give most of the credit for this victory to the greatest player to ever wear an NFL uniform. Peyton Manning was like a surgeon on the field and his great performance earned him a third trip to the Super Bowl.
Manning is the first QB to lead his team to the Super Bowl with two different teams. Peyton will face great odds against the Broncos winning a Super Bowl but this game today will allow him to shake off his critics who don't think he's a good playoff QB.
To this critics I say, shove it up your...Peyton is the best. His statistics back that up. He's making his third trip to a Super Bowl. Did I say that already?
So what were Peyton's stats today? Peyton threw for 400 yards, 2 TDs and no INTs or turnovers. He had a passer rating of 118.4. Peyton's offense held the ball for 35:10. That was huge. Brady had limited time to put up points.
Brady had to know that he would have to score on just about every drive to win this game. That's because Peyton was on fire all game long. I think I said that already. Peyton was absolutely fabulous. He was great.
As I said earlier, Brady played a decent game. He threw for 277 yards, 1 TD and no INTs. That wasn't good enough. Peyton won this battle and it could be the last playoff game that these two future Hall of Farmers play against each other.
All that's left for Peyton "The Greatest QB Ever" Manning to do is to win the Super Bowl. That would be incredible. My season will be complete with a Broncos championship. It will seal a great season of NFL football.
Let's go Broncos! Let's go Peyton Manning!