It all falls on Peyton Manning

No matter how he plays, star QB will be held accountable if Denver can't deliver

Originally Published: January 10, 2014
By Adam Schefter | ESPN.com

Fair or not, Denver's divisional playoff game Sunday versus San Diego, as well as any subsequent postseason matchup, will go straight on the ledger and legacy of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

Those looking for the flaws in Manning's football career go straight to the 9-11 postseason record he has put up after regular seasons of routine greatness.

But that 9-11 won-loss record just as easily could be flipped, improved and made so that critics would need to find some other way ...

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