It’s impossible to measure a guy’s success based on one game or even a handful of games over a career in the National Football League, but it’s hard not to notice the success, or lack thereof, by Denver Broncos’ QB Peyton Manning against the 3-4 defense.
It really is impossible because Manning has had good success against the Baltimore Ravens and their 3-4 defense which you could certainly argue has been one of the best around. Lifetime, Manning is 17-2 against the Ravens with a career QB rating of 95.5. So to say that Manning can’t beat a 3-4 defensive scheme would be unfair and incorrect. However, as the Steelers prepare for another visit to Denver with a very different guy running the offense, there’s a crucial stat that could dictate how Manning fares against the black n’ gold.
Let’s hope the Steelers can treat Manning like they did in the 2005 playoffs.
The Steelers of course went to Indianapolis in early 2006 and knocked off the favored Colts by limiting them to 18 points an...