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Peyton Manning Leads Indianapolis Colts in Comeback Over Patriots, 35-34

Published by on November 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

It was early in the fourth quarter. Peyton Manning had been stymied by the Patriots defense yet again.

He had been outdueled by Tom Brady.

Trailing by 17 points, the Colts bid at perfection looked over. But then Peyton Manning happened. He led three fourth quarter TD drives to win 35-34.

Peyton Manning hit Reggie Wayne on a two-yard TD pass with :12 remaining, which made the difference.

Bill Belichick made a very controversial decision, deciding to go for it on fourth and two with 2:00 minutes to go, instead of making Peyton Manning drive 60-70 yards.

But I think he made the right call.

Hindsight is 20/20. I like the Patriots chances of winning more with the decision than without. If they get it, the game's over.

If they punt, I like Peyton Manning's chances of driving down the field with a full two minutes and a timeout.

Never bet against Peyton Manning at night. Even against the Patriots.

Bill Belichick made the right ...

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