Did you watch the game? The Bronco's defense was responsible for most of the early lead they had (fumble returned for a TD, strip sack putting them in position for a TD). Then for around 40 or more minutes of the game until that last TD drive it was like Manning wasn't there. Brady on the other hand had a fantastic second half. Look at the game stats. Brady rose to the occasion, Manning folded. If we want to say it was a goofy play that won NE the game the obvious counter is that there would have been no OT if not for a goofy 1st quarter.