Originally posted by theduke85:I don't care how much YAC his receivers picked up, if you think Manning "didn't impress you" after a 7 TD, 450+ yard game... then you're probably be a tad bit cynical, don't you think?
Man, I think Payton Manning is a no doubt, first ballot hall of famer, been a huge fan of his since his first college game (longtime Vol fan). That being said, he is more dangerous because of what he knows rather than making the throws now. Watching the game last night it soon became apparent to me that the ravens backers and defensive backs were letting guys run free through the secondary level of their defense. The ravens are just bad in a lot of spaces, last night once Jones and Oher went down the offense struggled to get back in sync. They really miss Pitta and Boldin bigtime. I think the ravens finish with less than seven wins this year. So yes Payton put up some big numbers, but I would bet that that ravens d gives up aot of points this year. Payton just did what any hall of fame qb would do to that defense under the conditions last night. Let's not forget the ravens were also playing literally a mile higher than where they usually play, they got tired. I can tell you from experience that unless you are used to the thin air, you have a little trouble catching your breath once you start exerting yourself.