Peyton Manning's miserable Super Bowl performance inspired a bit of innovation in a former teammate.
While he was watching Manning throw two interceptions and lose a fumble against the Seahawks in February, former Indianapolis Colts cornerback Brandon King thought it might be fun to make a game in which scoring is practically unthinkable.
"It was the most embarrassing game I ever saw him play," King told TMZ of Manning's Super Bowl. "I was like let me make an app where it’s almost impossible to score on a defense."
In the app, called "Smashman," a quarterback bearing a resemblance to Manning is chased around by several defenders. Smashman, like Flappy Bird, requires the player to continuously tap the quarterback to help the character avoid obstacles. The goal is to score 44 points -- one more than the Seahawks put up against the Broncos -- but King told TMZ that, so far, no one has reached that number.
King teamed with Manning in Indianapolis for parts of 2010 and 2011. He saw action in a total of eight games and tallied three tackles. He is out of the league after getting released by the Lions before the start of the 2013 season.
King tells TMZ that the app has gotten 2,000 downloads in the first week of its release, and while Manning probably didn't account for any of those, he thinks the future Hall of Famer would get a kick out of the app.
"I think he would probably laugh," King said. "If anyone could laugh at it, it would be him."
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