DENVER (AP) — Usually more comfortable in the pocket, Peyton Manning scrambled to his right to avoid pressure.
And usually so accurate, the Denver Broncos quarterback threw a pass across his body — an ill-advised toss he's gotten away with a few times over his career.
This time, he wouldn't.
Late in the first overtime, Manning tried to thread the ball to Brandon Stokley, only to have the pass intercepted by Corey Graham. A few plays after switching sides to start the second extra period, Justin Tucker hit a 47-yard field goal to help the Baltimore Ravens rally for a 38-35 win in an AFC divisional game on a bitterly cold Saturday.
Like that, Manning was once again left out in the cold. He's now 0-4 in playoff games in which the temperature at kickoff is less than 40 degrees.
Manning even wore gloves on each hand to fight off the frigid conditions as temperatures that started out at 13 degrees dipped into single-digits. He heated up, too, only to cool off at the end.
"I wouldn't say I'm shocked," he said. "That's not the right word. I'm disappointed."
This loss may even sting a little more than any other for Manning. The Broncos were winning late in the game when Joe Flacco hit Jacoby Jones for a 70-yard TD with just 31 seconds left in regulation.
Soon after, the Ravens snapped the Broncos' 11-game winning streak and ended Manning's impressive comeback from four neck operations that kept him out all of last season.
"I accomplished a lot more this year than I thought I would have and I think the team exceeded expectations as well," Manning said.
To add insult, it was here, in this stadium, where Manning's predecessor, Tim Tebow, connected with Demaryius Thomas for a game-winning TD in overtime against Pittsburgh in the playoffs last season.
"I don't feel sorry for us," Broncos defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson said. "We just didn't make the plays we've been making all year. We've just got to get the job done."
After Tucker's kick, Manning began a slow walk to the other side of the field, where he worked his way into a circle of reporters that surrounded Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis. Once inside, he gave Lewis a quick hug before trudging off the field.
Lewis will play another week, his retirement party on hold.
Manning, well, his season is done. He made a costly throw at a costly time. Just like former Minnesota QB Brett Favre, who threw a bad pass in the NFC championship game against New Orleans three years ago that was intercepted and ultimately resulted in a loss.
"He (Manning) is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and for us to come in here and confuse him the way we did, and make the plays we did?" Lewis said. "We gave up two big special teams touchdowns, but the bottom line is, but we kept fighting."