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Did Peyton Manning Choke Away Playoff Game With Overtime Interception?

Peyton Manning threw an interception in overtime against the Baltimore Ravens, costing the Denver Broncos a win in the AFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

The game was tied at 35 with just under a minute left in the first overtime period when Manning, at his own 38-yard line, was flushed out of the pocket. He attempted to hit Brandon Stokley on the right side of the field, but the pass was forced, inaccurate and lobbed across the field.

Corey Graham picked it off at Denver's 45 and came up with his second interception of the game.

Sixteen yards and a few Ray Rice runs later, rookie kicker Justin Tucker kicked the game-winning 47-yard field goal.

So, did Manning choke? 

And more importantly, is Manning's legacy tainted by his inability to win in the postseason?

Per Numbers Never Lie:

 

Fox Sports' Alex Marvez has an even more stunning stat for us:

 

The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy says what we're all thinking:

 

And Defying Sobriety takes it a step further with this, directed at ESPN's Matthew Berry:

 

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora was a bit more diplomatic with his approach:

 

CBS Sports' Mike Freeman summed it up with this:

 

Do Manning's postseason failures detract from his HOF career?

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Yep, Manning choked, and it's not the first time he's choked in the playoffs.

Will this latest disappointment detract from his incredible comeback season or his Hall of Fame career? 

I think not.

 

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