Lunch pail. Hardhat. And a giant can of whoop-ass. That's what Peyton Manning brought to Sports Authority Field Thursday night.
In a rematch of arguably one of the greatest divisional playoff games in recent memory, the future Hall of Famer painted by numbers. Colorful splashes on 88, 83, 80 and, when not embarrassingly dropping everything in sight, 87, covered the canvas, leaving a once feared Baltimore defense in utter shambles. When the paint dried, the Mile High Monet brushed a statistical masterpiece. His 462-7-0 line scored 50.9 fantasy points in traditional settings (4 points/pass TD, 1 point/20 yards passing), burying gamers unfortunate to be matched against him under a suffocating pile of anti-awesomeness.
So where does Peyton's unforgettable night rank all-time? Below are the most ridiculous single-game fantasy performances logged in the Broadband Age (Since 2000):
If you were on the receiving end of the Peyton (or Wes Welker, or Demaryius Thomas, or Julius Thomas) buzzsaw, chin up little buckaroo. We'll get through this thing together.
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