Manning threw for 310 yards, with one touchdown and zero interceptions.
Same old, same old — Manning gets the Colts a fourth-quarter lead only to see defense and special teams collapse as Mark Sanchez (!) led a drive for a last-second field goal. It was only the second time in playoff history that a team got the lead in the final minute only to lose it (1999 Bills and the Music City Miracle was the other). The goat was Colts coach Jim Caldwell, who called a timeout to stop the clock while the Jets were out of timeouts and scrambling to get a play off. Caldwell must have studied at the Andy Reid school of clock management.
Manning threw for 225 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions.
Jared Goff seems destined for Cleveland (sorry, bro)
Goff is the clear top choice at quarterback among this year’s class. The Browns last drafted a quarterback in the first round just two years ago, but the Johnny Manziel experience hasn’t worked out well, especially due to Manziel’s off-the-field antics.
In fact, it’s already been reported that new Browns coach Hue Jackson plans on severing ties with Manziel. Jackson, the former Bengals offensive coordinator, is also a quarterbacks coach by trade and no doubt wants to build his team around a shiny new (and reliable) signal caller.
The only thing that could get in the Browns’ way of taking Goff with the No. 2 pick is if another quarterback-needy team leapfrogs them by trading with the Titans, who own the No. 1 pick but already have Marcus Mariota on the roster.
But there has been one constant in all six losses: the games, except for one, have been very close. Four times, the Colts or Broncos led in the fourth quarter. Two games went to overtime. In five of them, reverse one or two plays, and Manning’s team moves on.