I know everyone will make jokes and hurl plenty of blame at Peyton Manning, but at the end of the day, sometimes you have these kinds of games. It was a Super Bowl blowout in the tradition of SF-Denver, Chicago-NE, Dallas-Buffalo, OAK-Wash, Wash-Denver, and so on. The story was basically the same in all of those, and it was repeated tonight.
When you’re up against an aggressive, attacking, defense, and you fall behind early, the game can turn ugly real quick. If the game situation turns you into a one-dimensional offense, even with Peyton Manning running it, that defense is going to turn you over, force you into mistakes, and the rout will be on.
Throw in a special teams score, and some poor tackling in the second half by Denver’s defense, and you end up with a 43-8 score.
It happens. Unfortunately for the Broncos, and everyone hoping to watch a good game, it happened in the biggest game of the year.
So what were the best commercials? That’s worth discussing. Personally, I wasn’t overly impressed. There were a few cute ones, (Radio Shack, Doberhuahua, Full House reunion) but I didn’t see any that I thought we’d still be talking about for years to come. You?