So all I ever hear is that the way to stop Manning is to control the clock and win the possession game.
This makes no sense to me. In any game of football, each team more or less has the same number of possessions. Maybe one team will get an additional possession. That's it. But the more possessions each team gets, the less the impact of that extra possession is - percentage wise - which is the opposite of the "control the clock" mentality.
So no matter how slow you score, or how long you hold the ball, Manning is going to get an equal number of possessions to you. The odds are the same. There's even the chance that by keeping him on the sideline longer, you give him more time to think.
Is this just some kind of myth? Somebody explain to me how this theory is supposed to work because I'm a smart guy but i don't get it.