There was really no other acceptable or conceivable outcome in this situation. Denver had to win this game, or get stuck with the ultimate choker reputation and a tarnished end to Manning's Bronco career. It was do or die for us, and we pulled it off.
What I did not expect was a dominant ass-whipping. Maybe Cam will do one of those Superman dances later today when he poops the couple of molars he swallowed during the sack fest. After getting treated like a rag doll in this game, I bet he uses the memory of this crushing defeat to win his next Super Bowl opportunity...and maybe he dances a little less in the future.