Originally Posted by DABOYZ
The biggest difference between the two is Peyton played well enough for the Broncos to win the game, Romo played bad enough against the Redskins to lose the game. Same story different year for Romo.
...playbook don't support your opinion.
Manning's interception led directly to a TD.
Romo's int in the Washington game gave them the ball at the 25.
At the 2:36 mark at 3rd and 7 an incomplete pass was thrown by Griffin, but Hatcher's penalty sealed at two score margin.
Had it gone to 4th and 7 Shanahan would have taken the 3 pts making it a single score.
The defence doing it's job would have kept it within a single score which with a kickoff return and the 2:00 warning would have given the team time to get the tying score.
In fact in both cases the inability of the defence to play to the situation resulted in the loss.
The Broncos give up a 70 yard pass to at the 30 second mark for the tying score.
The Cowboys commit a boneheaded penalty after getting the Skins off the field and give up the first down. This came due to defensive pressure that led to a sack.
Manning earlier fumbles the ball at his own 37 for another score and finally gives up the int that leads the Ravens to their final scoring play with a FG.
I would say given that summary Manning didn't play well enough to win.