1. Peyton’s meltdown: I wrote earlier in the week how Peyton Manning’s comeback from four neck surgeries to throw 55 touchdowns this season, culminating in a Super Bowl run, possibly elevated him to the No. 1 quarterback of all time. I still believe that. But he looked like a rattled rookie, not a 37-year-old Hall of Famer-in-waiting. Seattle’s defense was great but Manning didn’t handle the pressure well. He had passes either knocked down or deflected, leading to two first-half interceptions. The first led to a Seahawks’ touchdown drive; the second was returned 69 yards for a touchdown. The Broncos needed Manning to be their best player and he was far from that.
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