Originally Posted by DOGWARZ
This is like our game vs miami
I found several similarities, but the biggest difference was the adulation of the QBs. TB had a less than stellar game, several inaccurate throws, an interception and several drops. PM has a stellar game, several inaccurate throws, an interception (and should have had 2 more), and several drops. Admittedly his completion rate and yardage were better, but he was going against the 28th Defense in the league as opposed to Miami's 20th position.
Brady sacked 4 times and Peyton 3 (did I hear right? the most in a 1st half in his career). Both QB interceptions were similar, long to the outside right but to the left of the intended target. Both the result of athletic plays by the DB.
I wish I had turned down the commentary but unfortunately this is what the neutral fan hears and votes accordingly in the MVP race.
I thought there were several areas of concern for the Broncos in this game, not least being their red zone problems against one of the weakest Ds in the league. While Peyton had some amazing throws (over the shoulder esp), he still hasn't got the zip back, and that is going to make a big difference when he gets to the playoffs and the harsher weather conditions. Miller is a beast, but Dumervil seems to have dropped off quite a bit from last year, which makes their pass rush more containable.
The Broncos may not get past the first round of the playoffs as that effort was not the most convincing against a very weak team.