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Manning vs. Brady 14 Did Not Dissappoint: Overtime Thriller
Bird and. Magic, Sampras and Agassi, some championship rivalries just go together. Last night we got to witness another, Manning and Brady.
It was not the first time those two had met, Brady taking 9 wins, while Manning had recorded 4 in the last 13. Manning and Brady with 7 Super Bowl appearances and 4 titles since the turn of the century, not to mention endless records, MVPs, and others, while in seemingly scripted fashion, it did not disappoint.
The game began with Tom Brady and the Patriots losing football after football, uncharacteristically, and went down 24 points at home. This was a seemingly insurmountable deficit, yet on the other side of the ball was Tom Brady, his multiple championships, MVPs, and most importantly his 37 come from behind NFL victories.
Slowly, but surely, turnover after turnover, the Patriots began to inch there way back. Before the blink of an eye, the Patriots had taken the lead 24=28, while the Broncos lay stunned.
The Patriots then drove down the field and kicked a field goal to make it 24-31. It was not over however, as Manning would lead his team down the field and score a game tying touchdown to even it at 31.
Overtime came, and it was a grueling back and forth battle of wills. Neither team could score, then the Patriots were forced to punt, to Wes Welker, the Patriots old reciever who had shattered NFL records in New England before leaving for Denver over a contract dispute.
The Patriots used their young new left footed punter who swirled one into the whipping winds causing Welker to call off his catch. There was only one problem, his teammate didn't hear the call and the ball hit him, allowing New England to try to recover.
That was all she wrote as the fans chanted "Wel-ker, Wel-ker" and the ball sailed through the uprights to give New England and Tom Brady a 31-34 victory over his nemesis and arch rival, Peyton Manning.
On this night, as many before, Tom Brady walked off of the field victorious. What a game!