Originally posted on The Sports Headquarters  |  Last updated 11/13/12
  Carolina needs so much help it’s not even funny anymore. A touchdown in the first quarter, then one for good measure in the fourth. Ho hum. Nothing much to see here except for punt returns which should not have counted and Peyton Manning’s inability to throw for more than one touchdown against the Carolina Panthers. I mean, yeah, sure, the Broncos beat the Panthers by 22 points. Manning accounted for six of those points. If it weren’t for the defense, special teams, and Carolina’s offense/defense/coaching staff/special teams/etc., the Broncos don’t win this game. Fact of the matter is Peyton Manning continues to play mediocre football in 2012 while getting praised as an MVP by the mainstream media. If that’s what you were hoping to read, you better find a different website because that’s not what TSHQ.co is about. *shrugs* Peyton Manning has rebounded better from multiple neck surgeries than I could have ever imagined. I commend him for that. It’s not easy to have a doctor tell you that your quality of life could be dreadful down the road and disregaurd his warnings in order to play the game you love. That’s respectable. But let’s stop with the hyperbole. When the Broncos have faced superior competition this season, they have looked mediocre. And a ton of that falls on the shoulders of Manning. Against Atlanta, Manning was solely to blame as he threw three first quarter interceptions. THREE. While the Broncos only lost that game by six, Manning only accounted for one touchdown. In the Broncos other two losses this season, the game was actually placed on Manning’s shoulders as he threw 52 passes against the Texans and 44 against the New England Patriots. When it comes to defenses, the Patriots are the antithesis of the Texans. Yet, Manning accounted for zero turnovers against Houston while he fumbled against New England. Mainly because he pisses his pants any time he faces Bill Belichick, but that’s neither here nor there. Almost 100 pass attempts against two top tier opponents. Peyton Manning circa 2004 would love that challenge. 2012? Just can’t do it. Sure, he threw for five touchdowns in those two games. But so what? Manning threw two fourth quarter touchdowns against the Texans while his Broncos were down 31-11. Then against New England, Manning added his second and third touchdown passes in the late-third and mid-fourth quarters after being down 31-7. These are the kind of empty stats Manning has made a career out of: putting up big stats in would-be blow out losses. It didn’t impress me then and it doesn’t impress me now. The Broncos are a complete nonthreat until they beat someone worth a damn in 2012. The Broncos get the luxury of traveling to Baltimore in Week 15. That’s legitimately their only test before the playoffs. They lose that game and it’s time to call a spade a spade. Manning is a serviceable quarterback. But he’s still not winning you any big games.
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