In response to UD6's comment:
Good stuff - Ok so lets have a go at this.
I'll say it now as I have before - If Brady were in Manning's spot in these situations, the board would be killing the defense for their failures and apologizing up and down for any of the Brady mistakes.
and I will point to it again - amidst either playoffs or regular seasons - Manning has a better passer rating that Brady. Manning has more 4th Q comebacks, more game winning drives, more mvps, more 1st team all-pro designations, etc. Wins in football require help from all facets of the game, a QB cannot do it all. Brady has far and away benefitted from better kicking, better defense, and better return game performance from his mates than Manning. It cannot be debated. What Brady has found, and even stated this last week, with more on his shoulders, the margin for error is very thin, and since that margin has thinned for him, he hasn't won.
Dome. HOF receivers. 1800 more pass attempts.