Felger: Peyton cost his team by playing it safe

Felger: Peyton cost his team by playing it safe
November 25, 2013, 2:15 am
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Peyton Manning versus Tom Brady for the 14th time in their careers lived up to all the hype.

Brady and the Patriots pulled off a 34-31 overtime win, as Brady bested Manning for another time in this rivalry.

Michael Felger, Ty Law and Troy Brown talked on PostGame Live about Manning’s inability to step up when the Broncos needed him the most.

“He would have warmed himself up a little more if he was throwing the ball,” Law said. “Peyton should of took advantage and threw the football. He was playing it safe because he didn’t want to put the ball back in Tom Brady’s hands. He knew his defense couldn’t stop Tom Brady. But you have to step up as the leader of the team and put everybody on your back and score. At least you have to try.”

Manning didn’t have the type of numbers he has put up all season against the Patriots, as he threw for just 150 yards for two touchdowns and an interception.

“It’ overtime, you are Peyton Manning, you are the highest paid player in football – maybe the highest paid player in the history of football – you have all these weapons, you have a historic offense, it is time to go win the game,” Felger said.