2003: Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning is unquestionably considered one of the five greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game (and we might be underselling him here). But until he won the Super Bowl at the conclusion of the 2006 season, he was dogged by questions as to whether you could rely on him in the postseason. Case in point? In 2003, Manning’s Indianapolis Colts were playing the New York Jets, and Manning went 14-31 for only 137 yards, throwing two interceptions and no touchdowns. For the third straight season, Manning and the Colts were “one and done” from the playoffs, as the Colts were shellacked by a 41-0 score.