Brees, Payton outduel Manning

Originally Published: February 10, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Naturally, Peyton Manning is taking criticism for not winning Super Bowl XLIV. That's unfair.

The Saints' victory can be credited to how Drew Brees and Sean Payton out-maneuvered the Colts and -- to a certain degree -- beat the Colts at their own game. At first, I thought the Saints' coach was crazy for going for the touchdown on fourth-and-goal at the Colts' 1-yard line with 1:55 left in the first half.

In retrospect, the strategy was brilliant. The league knows Manning takes control ...

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