Originally Posted by MagicHef
He does? Can you provide evidence? It seems like the story on what Manning struggles against changes weekly.
An effective pass rush with defensive backs that don't allow receivers a clean break off the snap to run their routes? To me, that sounds like the best way to take out one of the most sound pocket passers to ever play the game. Manning is so good that he can find the right outlet instantaneously, and will more than half the time beat the pass rush in getting the ball out of his hands. The key to beating him lies in what the defense does with the other 40% of the snaps. Hitting him is crucial. If you hit him enough times, he's generally prone to wilting.
The Colts play the same scheme as the Chiefs only with far less talented players throughout. Peyton needs to put in a lot of extra work when that game comes up so he can correct the mistakes he made in that game. Not only will he be dealing with that, but he'll be dealing with better players, tighter coverage, and a better pass rush.
The Chiefs are also a very good defense against screens. I don't think that's going to help him out much.