I've been particularly harsh on Peyton during the playoffs, and I won't apologize for it b/c it was just stating the facts. But finally, he was able to show that high level of play that you need from your superstar. When the chips are down and it looks impossible, you have to find a way to win. Staubach, Montanna, Brady, and many other great quarterbacks all posessed that ability.
Even in the first half, sans his pick, I thought Peyton was playing pretty well. The defense played by the Patriots was picture perfect on many throws and even with that coverage he was right on the button. The only part of the team that gets a "boo" from me is the special teams, but let us forget that.
I couldn't help but think of a famous Mark Boyle call from the Pacers, and I'll use it now:
DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD!!!!