Originally Posted by 2ironVol
Peyton's pick six was the back breaker. It was a bad throw that apologist will claim was Wayne's fault. Doesn't matter how he breaks on it, it was an awful pass in a pressure situation. BTW, Peyton hasn 't always been at his best in pressure situations. For several years, he had great regular seasons then would choke a bit in the playoffs. I've seen it first hand on several occasions.
It wasn't on Wayne at all. Porter just took a huge gamble, and guessed right. Just one of those unlucky things for the Colts. Their offense survives by making checkdown throws based on the pressure, and Porter guessed the right throw.
Reasons Colts choked away 10 point lead -
(1) Freeney comes out in first quarter, after that the Colts couldn't stop NO
(2) Garcon drops a wide open pass 3rd down pass to kill drive late in 2nd quarter
(3) Onside kick
Before #2 and #3 the Colts were still controlling the game, but those 2 plays kept Manning on the sideline while the game momentum got completely flipped. The pick was an after-thought. It was a situation the Colts were forced into because of an epic collapse.