Are You Kidding Me: Peyton Manning Can't Really Be This Good, Can He?

Ryan MichaelSenior Writer IIISeptember 20, 2010

Peyton posts a 145.5 QB rating in the Colts 38-14 victory over the Giants in Manning Bowl II.
Peyton posts a 145.5 QB rating in the Colts 38-14 victory over the Giants in Manning Bowl II.

Peyton Manning playing in the NFL is simply unfair.

What on earth is up with this guy?

A QB rating of 145.5?

After losing by double-digits in spite of his league-leading 433-yard performance against Houston in Week 1, he walks into Manning Bowl II on primetime television and posts a 145.5 quarterback rating.

Isn't there some sort of rule against that?

Shouldn't the competition committee look into this?


Would it be possible for us to have one season, just one season, without Peyton Manning playing dominant football?

Manning is 60 of 83 (72.3 percent) for 688 yards, six touchdowns, and zero interceptions in two games, and ranks first in passing yards, touchdowns, and interception percentage.

Take this guy off the field or something because if the Colts defense is going to play as well as they did against the Giants on Sunday night, it's just not even worth it anymore.

Pro Bowl selections over the past 11 seasons?

Eight Pro Bowl selections in a row?

This has never been done in NFL history—not even close.


My god, Joe Montana played in the league for 16 seasons and was fortunate enough to walk away 4,000-yard passing seasons.

Don't worry, I know: He didn't have Mark Clayton or Mark Duper as receivers.

But 10 in 12 seasons?

I'm losing my sense of time; I shouldn't live decades in the past.

True, it was unfair to allow Dan Marino to play during the 1980s, but at least he only played at an elite level MOST of the time.

With Peyton, it's to the point where it is ALL of the time.

I'm still scratching my head even though you'd figure that, after a full decade of this, I'd have become used to it by now.