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The last time Dennis Allen coached against Peyton Manning, it was in the Super Bowl.
Manning had a good game that day, but by no means spectacular. He completed 31 passes on 45 attempts, which comes out to a 69 percent completion percentage. He also threw for 333 yards, but that was it.
The Saints' defensive backs held Manning to only one touchdown and forced Manning into one, crucial interception. Not only that, they were able to keep the Colts' receivers in check.
In Super Bowl 44, Dallas Clark was Manning's best receiver with 86 yards on seven completions. Collie and Garcon had 66 yards each, but what was most surprising was that Reggie Wayne was held to only 46 on five catches.
What does that tell me, exactly? Well, Dennis Allen can sure coach up his players. If his defensive backs could effectively contain Manning's passing game, imagine what he could do as the full-time head coach. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker are undoubtedly talented, but they are not as good as the group of Wayne, Garcon and Collie, yet, that is.