How badly did Manning play against NE - pretty bad I would say with a good Oline and with a good running game. When Manning plays like a championship QB in the Post season get back to me. Troy played like a champ in season and Post Season - did he pass for as many yards as Peyton? No, obviously not. 3 Int's in 2003 against the Pats and a big 3 points against the Pats in 2004. I would say he needs to prove that he can play well in the big game under pressure to be up there with Aikman. But thats just my opinion! And just so we are straight, that defense was pretty much owned by Delhomme in the SB - NE just got the ball last!