NFL

20 NFL Games Where Legends Got Destroyed

Darren - November 11, 2020
NFL

20 NFL Games Where Legends Got Destroyed

Darren - November 11, 2020
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2. Peyton Manning – 2013

Manning and the Denver Broncos played the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. However, the Seahawks absolutely destroyed Denver in a crushing 43-8 victory. It was one of the most one-sided Super Bowl games ever. Meanwhile, Manning was very poor on the biggest stage of them all. He may be one of the sport’s legends but there are no excuses for how ineffective he was against the younger, hungrier team.

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This was a game where statistics can warp your interpretation of what really happened. For example, the stats line reads that Manning had a Super Bowl-record 34 completions. But this meant nothing because he failed when it mattered. The elder Manning threw two interceptions and fumbled once. Furthermore, the snap sailed over his head at the start of the game, setting the tone for the rest of the match.

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1. Brett Favre – 2010

The Minnesota Vikings welcomed the Chicago Bears to Minneapolis in Week 15. One of the biggest surprises of the day was the fact that veteran QB Favre started but he didn’t stay on the field for long. He was a late inclusion after missing the week’s practice sessions because of a sprained shoulder. Furthermore, he even played well in the first quarter with one touchdown pass. But then Corey Wooton slammed him on the ground.

Favre smacked his head off the frozen solid ground and lay motionless for a few seconds. In sum, the Bears ended his career then and there. Then, to rub salt into his wounds, Chicago built on their lead, crushing the Vikings 40-14. You couldn’t have scripted a worse ending for one of the game’s legends. The concussed great’s team lost and he suffered a knockout blow on a miserable December day.

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