If the average person had looked at Twitter during or after the Broncos' game against the Minnesota Vikings yesterday, he might have assumed the team was 0-4 instead of 4-0 — because the attacks on Peyton Manning were coming fast and furious.
Granted, the 23-20 Denver win wasn't pretty. Manning threw two embarrassing interceptions and continued to look considerably less than invincible.
Yet Manning managed to engineer just enough drives to keep Denver on top, aided immeasurably by a defense that continues to blow minds — and blow up opposing quarterbacks such as the Vikes' Teddy Bridgewater.
Even so, Twitter Nation let Peyton have it with both barrels, suggesting that his consistently incredible play over a long and storied career has spoiled fans — especially those who drafted him on their fantasy teams.
Check out the twenty most memorable hatin'-on-Peyton tweets we found, illustrated with photos from the game and topped by an appropriate last word.
Peyton Manning playing like he's 80 years old— Oz (@The_RealOscar) October 4, 2015
peyton manning you old rusty fuck you're getting benched with your big forehead ass— Zach Stepp (@Zaka757) October 4, 2015
Peyton Manning is a trash fantasy QB, think I'm done with him this season. Old man— Zack Duv (@Duvy_F_Baby) October 4, 2015
The "I'm too old for this shit" look Peyton Manning has after every interception he throws.— Ryan. (@presidentreptar) October 4, 2015
"Why don't you just retire you old bastard. Go make pizzas at Papa Johns or something" My Grampa on Peyton Manning— Deadmik3™ (@StonewallSieve) October 4, 2015
Peyton Manning looks like an old QB who can't make the throws anymore.— Tyler Hardeman (@wunderbar) October 4, 2015
Jesus christ Peyton Manning is an old man who saw that duck— Bobby Calaway (@BeachstandBobby) October 4, 2015
Beginning to wonder why I made my fantasy team fully dependent on a 86479 year old Peyton Manning #ducks— blake (@BlakeG11) October 4, 2015
Peyton Manning is old as hell. Like why even still play?— Kay (@Mz_Kaysh) October 4, 2015
Peyton manning sucks, people have to stop making him sound like he's good— Christian Mahoney (@cmah0ney1) October 5, 2015
Aye fuck Peyton Manning he sucks this year lol— Opm till it's over. (@HellaDopeBoyy) October 4, 2015
I'm so glad I finally got to draft Peyton Manning and he sucks asshole— Casey McDonagh (@casey_mcdonagh) October 4, 2015
Peyton manning needs to retire— Miguel Campos (@miggymanwell) October 5, 2015
Peyton Manning needs to retire at the end of this season. Should've done it last season. He's been great, but his time is up.— #SimulationONLY (@TheSimZone) October 5, 2015
yooooo Peyton Manning really does have a noodle arm. he gotta retire after this season.— LightskinJimmyButler (@Terence_Huie) October 5, 2015
Let's play a game called Peyton Manning retire.— Brayden Miller (@bMiller031) October 4, 2015
Um. Peyton manning blows. ENOUGH.— Micky Von Brunch (@ShaunMartin19) October 4, 2015
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Everyone stays hating on Peyton Manning, the 5x MVP. I heard his arm is dead & team is terrible this year. Yeah he's 4-0 once again..— Brad May (@_BMayy24) October 5, 2015