Manning Monday: Revisiting “The Last Rodeo”, it was never Manning V. #fytb, it was always Manning V. Belichick

 

On This Day:
10/17/99

Bill
Belichick’s defense held Peyton Manning to one touchdown drive, but the 2nd
year quarterback was able to lead 3 other drives that resulted in field goals
as his team beat the New York Jets 16-13, with Mike Vanderjagt breaking the
13-13 tie with :14 seconds to go in the game.

Manning
finished 21/35 for 210 with a touchdown pass to Terrance Wilkins(22) and an
interception.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199910170nyj.htm

On This Day:
9/20/98

Peyton
Manning got his first taste of a Bill Belichick defense as he faced the team he
could have easily been playing for had he decided to forgo his senior year at
Tennessee.

It
turned out to be one of his worst losses of his career losing 44-6.

Manning
finished the day 20/44 for 193 yards and a pair of interceptions.

The
silver lining is that the hit by Mo Lewis shown above didn’t start the Kelly
Holcomb era like a hit by Lewis did a few years later.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/199809200nyj.htm