Or so the nitwit chorus will be singing loudly and proudly again after this.
Peyton's a choker. Peyton can't win the big one. Peyton has an affinity for the Big Pick (remember the Super Bowl?). And, you know, he never could beat Florida.
That about cover it?
OK, so a few things to consider here:
1. Yes, Manning threw the Big Pick at the end as the Colts were driving for a possible tying field goal/winning touchdown. But they wouldn't have been driving for the possible tying field goal/winning touchdown if he hadn't done what did in the previous eight minutes, which is lead them back from 31-14 down, in the fourth quarter, in as hostile and pressurized an environment as you get.
2. One of his two running backs Sunday was the oft-injured Donald Brown. The other was Javarris James, whom the Colts pretty much picked at a yard sale when they ran out of backs.
3. One of his touchdown passes was to Gijon Robinson, a third-string tight end. It was Robinson's first NFL touchdown. And his second catch of the season.
4. Two of his other touchdown passes were to Blair White, who started the season on the practice squad.
5. Oh, yes: And when he wasn't throwing the Big Pick, he was throwing for 396 yards and four touchdowns.