This is not an excuse for his bad decisions, some of which were forced by Norv abandaning the run prematurely....but it looked to me and my brother like Philip was limping slightly before the game even started. This wasn't reported and I haven't seen it posted elsewhere but it could explain why some of his throws seemed to lack pepper and hang in the air a long time. It would also explain why he couldn't seem to move around in the pocket at all (slower than usual if possible). He missed some early fairly easy throws. If this was the case I would question why Whitehurst wouldn't start, what's the point of having a back up....to 'simulate' a Peyton Manning offense in practice...yeah that helped a lot.