Best. Game. Of. 2009. Thus. Far.
There have been a plethora of great comebacks during Peyton Manning's legendary career as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts. From the Monday Night Football miracle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2003 to the amazing 2006 AFC Championship Game.
This one might be one of the best one ever.
Peyton had help to pull out this improbable win, and the help came in the form of poor coaching by Bill Belichick. With roughly 2 minutes left in the game and facing a 4th and 2 in their own territory, Belichick opted to go for it instead of punting the ball and letting his defense ice the game. The Patriots did not convert, with Tom Brady hitting Kevin Faulk for only one yard. The Colts then took the ball at their own 29 yard line and scored a TD with just 13 seconds left. The winning score was a one yard TD pass from Peyton to Reggie Wayne, who had two TDs on the night. Matt Stover's extra point gave the Colts the lead.
The Colts are 9-0. They are 5-1 against the Patriots since 2005. Absolutely amazing win. Amazing game. This is the best rivalry is all of sports right now. Hats off to the Patriots for being so damned good and playing a great game.
Unreal. Talk away.