Peyton Manning declines interview with CBS after losing playoff game

peyton manning struggle facePeyton Manning is frequently lauded as the best quarterback in football and for being extraordinarily media-friendly. On Saturday, he failed to live up to his reputation on both accounts.

Manning turned the ball over three times in the Denver Broncos’ 38-35 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round of the playoffs. He went 28-43 for 290 yards and three touchdowns, but he lost a fumble and threw two picks — including one that led to Baltimore’s winning field goal in the second overtime period.

After the extraordinary game, CBS host James Brown said Manning declined a postgame interview with the network.

“Our announcers Greg and Dan made an effort to talk to Peyton Manning after the game, but he declined to be interviewed,” Brown said on the CBS postgame show.

If I were in Peyton’s shoes, I certainly wouldn’t want to be interviewed after losing in the playoffs, either. However, he gets credited for being extremely media-friendly, so it should also be pointed out when he opts not to do interviews.

Manning is also now 9-11 in his playoff career. Even though there are few quarterbacks in NFL history who can move the ball as consistently as he does, he has a penchant for throwing interceptions in the postseason. That is a big reason why he only has won one Super Bowl despite his tremendous regular-season success.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RP2DMX3NNQHIGC2OBZVDKCUXVE RM

    Maybe Denver can trade Manning to the Jets for Tebow and a 4th round draft pick. Tebow won his first playoff game for Denver. Manning gave away 17 points to lose his first chance at the playoffs! How smart is Elway now?

  • Kevin_Indianapolis

    You can blame this defeat on the porous Denver defense.  Not a Manning loss.   The first interception was a muff by the receiver.  This game should never have gone to overtime.  Shoddy play calling, too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/markshawnda Mark-Shawnda Shirk

    manning is not to blame poor defense all the way.

  • conrad19247

    Everybody blamed Tebow when it was the offensive line who would not protect him, but nobody wants to blame Manning who threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Manning should have prayed more. And for Denver, Kharma is a bitch. Glad they lost.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LFHZJGW4Y6KIH725OXU2FN6V3A Joel

    Bet you Peyton doesn’t decline his next opportunity to film a commercial

  • Kevin_Indianapolis

    Immediately after you lose a playoff game, the last thing Peyton Manning or anyone wants to do is have a live chat with CBS talking heads.  The victors should rightfully receive all the attention.  Peyton talked plenty at the press conference.  This story is a non-issue.  

  • http://twitter.com/chkmystatus fred

    he’s a regular season QB only. if not for Rex Grossman he’d have no SB wins