Oh, right. He's Peyton Manning. And you're not.
Although Eli has managed to steal the spotlight from his accomplished older brother during recent seasons, Peyton delivered just the sort of second-half performance that earned him those four MVP Awards and got him into those "best ever" discussions in the first place. In the Week 6 edition of "Monday Night Football," the Denver Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit and scored 35 unanswered points for the win. Denver's come-from-behind win was the fourth-biggest regular-season comeback in NFL history and marked Peyton's 47th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post.
"We came out in the second half, everybody was accountable and professional," Manning said after the game, via the Associated Press. "We had 30 minutes and I thought it was important to get off to a good start with that first drive. Hitting DT for the touchdown really set the tempo for the second half."
ProFootball Reference credits Peyton with 48 game-winning drives (along with 37 fourth-quarter comebacks) which would put him one above the Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino for the all-time record.
Whether Peyton holds the record at the moment or not, the fact remains he has a heaping of comeback wins on his resume, with many of them involving double-digit deficits. It hasn't mattered who the opponent is. Sometimes hasn't even mattered how long Peyton's offense had the ball. With Peyton on the field, no deficit seems too big.
Scroll down for some of Peyton's past comeback wins from double-digit leads. Which is the most remarkable?
Colts 35, Patriots 34 - November 15, 2009
Colts 31, Texans 27 - October 5, 2008
Colts 34, Chargers 21 OT - December 26, 2004
Colts 38, Buccaneers 35 OT - October 6, 2003
Colts 38, Patriots 34 - January 21, 2007
During the AFC Championship, Manning racked up two touchdowns in the third quarter before <a href="http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=270121011">executing a game-winning drive</a> after a crucial turnover for New England. The Colts scored 32 points in the second half to overcome a 21-6 halftime lead.
Colts 20, Texans 17 - December 28, 2003
Manning lead the offense to <a href="http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200312280htx.htm">two touchdowns in the fourth</a> quarter to take the win from the Texans in comeback fashion.
Colts 28, Browns 23 - December 15, 2002
Going into halftime completely shutout 16-0, Manning lead the Colts to victory with <a href="http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200212150cle.htm">four touchdowns in the second half</a> to shut down the Browns.
Colts 31, Jaguars 24 - December 18, 2008
The Colts trailed by 10 points before heading into the fourth quarter, but the QB would continue to post a stellar performance after throwing for a touchdown in the third. Manning would add <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/recap?gameId=281218030">another TD to the board</a> in the fourth.
Colts 35, Texans 27 - November 29, 2009
Manning threw for two touchdowns in the second half to fight back from a 13-point deficit at halftime. Another <a href="http://espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=291129034">drive in the fourth </a>would help the Colts win by an impressive margin after trailing the Texans the entire game.