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Peyton Manning: Much in the Clutch

Published by on June 14, 2010
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Flashback to Feb. 4, 2007. Super Bowl XLI: The day the monkey—I take that back—gorilla was lifted from Manning’s back.

Feb. 4, 2007 was also the day that gorilla was lifted off of Tony Dungy’s back, Jim Irsay’s back, Bill Polian’s back and the Indianapolis Colts’ back. 

Feb. 4, 2007 was a great day for football. Whether you love him or hate him, Peyton Manning, arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, had "finally" won the big game. Notice the quotations around "finally."

Flashback to the entire 1998 season, Manning’s first in the league. His Colts went a dreadful 3-13, but a lot of that can be contributed to a defense that allowed 27 points per game. He threw 26 touchdowns and was named to the All-Rookie team. He also threw an abysmal 28 interceptions, a terrible number.

He definitely showed signs of brilliance with a game-winning drive against the Jets, 26 touchdowns and 3,739 yards passing...

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