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Peyton’s kid brother and Peyton’s arch-rival will meet in Peyton’s house

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Yeah, we’ve got two weeks to milk the various story lines arising from a rematch of Super Bowl XLIV.  (And we will.)

But there will be none bigger than this:  Peyton Manning’s younger brother will be meeting Peyton Manning’s biggest rival in the house that Peyton built.  The house in which Peyton played zero games during the 2011 season.

A win by the Giants would give Eli Manning twice as many rings as Peyton; Tom Brady will quadruple Peyton’s career haul with a fourth.  Regardless of the outcome, Peyton will be more motivated than ever to add to his own total.

And that makes me even more convinced that, if the Colts truly intend on using the first overall pick in the 2012 draft on a quarterback, Peyton Manning will want to make a push for a second — and a third, and maybe a fourth — Super Bowl title with a new team.

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  1. galbertkun says: Jan 22, 2012 10:54 PM

    Patriots win

  2. kisstherings says: Jan 22, 2012 10:54 PM

    Or win 2 more with the Colts. Just because they draft Luck doesn’t mean he is starting dude. Look at Rogers in Green Bay. The angles you take trying to stir up drama with Manning and luck are absurd.

  3. hannahsdaddy says: Jan 22, 2012 10:55 PM

    Arizona will sign Peyton. Him and Larry will be scary.

  4. dd2189 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:57 PM

    holly crap how many chances do u need to make it to filed goal range both these teams has plenty of chances if the fumble didnt happen we would still be watching the game.

  5. raider23mike says: Jan 22, 2012 10:57 PM

    Giants will win the Superbowl.

    I knew SF had no chance vs NE so I was rooting for NYG to win tonight.

    Giants 28. Patriots 17.

    Victor Cruz – MVP

  6. pats1995 says: Jan 22, 2012 10:57 PM

    So it’s Saints-Colts then,eh?

  7. raider23mike says: Jan 22, 2012 10:57 PM

    Looks like the city of Indianapolis will get to see a Manning under center this year after all.

  8. trbowman says: Jan 22, 2012 10:57 PM

    Peyton won’t be a Colt in 2012.

    I don’t know if he plays but if he does it will be in another uniform.

    Chiefs would EASILY win the AFC West with Peyton. They should be one of his top suitors

  9. bflobacker says: Jan 22, 2012 10:58 PM

    Eli is clutch, Brady is clutch. Peyton… not so much.

  10. myfinalword says: Jan 22, 2012 10:59 PM

    Not if can’t play at a high level. Peyton is pretty smart…

  11. KIR says: Jan 22, 2012 11:00 PM

    Regular Season Peyton>Eli
    Post Season Peyton<Eli

  12. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 22, 2012 11:01 PM

    This has been a sucky playoffs. None of the teams I have wanted to win won, dammit! :-(

  13. jenniferxxx says: Jan 22, 2012 11:01 PM

    But unlike Brady, the Mannings didn’t have to cheat to win their Superbowls.

  14. cunninglinguist69 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:01 PM

    He could sign with the 49ers…

  15. sixjak says: Jan 22, 2012 11:02 PM

    Great win Giants. Helluva game. As 9ers fan I wish the Giants and their fans success in the SB. Here’s to the 9ers finding some WR’s and caning Kyle Williams. Just wasn’t that dude’s day. I’m proud of my team. Nobody including the fans foresaw them making it to the playoffs this year. Here’s to a rematch. Cheers.

  16. cclaser says: Jan 22, 2012 11:05 PM

    Vanderjack & Hank Basket probably kept him from 1 or 2 more rings. Unfortunately, Father time is going to keep him away at this point. Hope I am wrong, but I don’t see him playing again…

  17. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:07 PM

    “No, that sneaky lil SOB still wont tell me how he does it when the pressure’s on…but I’ll keep after him”

  18. bostontim says: Jan 22, 2012 11:07 PM

    “Peyton Manning will want to make a push for a second — and a third, and maybe a fourth …

    Maybe three more? 3 superbowls AFTER age 36 years, 1o months and three neck surgeries?

    Sure thing.

    Cheers, BostonTim

  19. dirtdawg55 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:08 PM

    It won’t matter. He is 9 and 10 in the playoffs for a reason. He could have the 2007 Patriots’ offense and the 2000 Ravens’ defense and still find a way to lose when it matters most.

  20. bradshawfumbled says: Jan 22, 2012 11:08 PM

    Fumble Bradshaw

  21. rambo888 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:08 PM

    Brady’s going down . Go Eli……

  22. manonthemoon4 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:09 PM

    “Peyton’s kid brother” thats pretty disrespectful i think hes earned his right to be refered to as Eli Manning.

  23. quadya says: Jan 22, 2012 11:14 PM

    A second…a third…and maybe a forth…..

    Even Lebron wants none of that… :)

  24. plum13sec says: Jan 22, 2012 11:18 PM

    I love it. Perfect storylines all around. Eli in Bi9g bros house, fighting who is essentially both of their arch enemies. Its gonna be good.

  25. gavriloprincip33 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:23 PM

    And Forrest has played his last NFL game….

  26. bradshawfumbled says: Jan 22, 2012 11:23 PM

    Big time wrestling!

  27. mcjon22 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:24 PM

    Hopefully what ever team he plays for has a road game slated for Indy next year. Who’s not watching that?

  28. arrooo says: Jan 22, 2012 11:25 PM

    Washington Redskins will get him. That lunatic owner has the money.

  29. drew05 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    congratz Giants…and their fans.

    Kick Bill-a-cheats’ arse.

    I’m an Eagle fan.

  30. donkeykong2011 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:27 PM

    FrankenManning will have new bolts installed in his neck before next season. Grrrrr! Peyton throw ball!

  31. blackbeard43 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:31 PM

    How many people had the 9ers to win today?

    Giants beat patriots.

  32. gosuhgo says: Jan 22, 2012 11:32 PM

    I watched this game because I wanted to see Harbaugh’s sour, sour face afterwards. God it feels good.

  33. nomoreseasontix says: Jan 22, 2012 11:32 PM

    You’re assuming he will be able to continue playing, Mike.
    I’m not sure I’d put money on that.

  34. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 22, 2012 11:36 PM

    Biggest difference in Peyton and Eli and Brady is that when Peyton has an average, or bad game, the Colts are going to lose 85% of the time…

    When Brady, or Eli have an off game in the post-season, there’s still a 50/50 shot that their TEAM can pull out the win.

    Manning’s been carrying 2-14 level rosters into the playoffs, and the Giants and Pats have much more complete teams… nothing more… nothing less

  35. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 22, 2012 11:39 PM

    bflobacker says:
    Jan 22, 2012 10:58 PM
    Eli is clutch, Brady is clutch. Peyton… not so much.

    ————-

    Tom Brady’s last 2 AFC Championship games…

    2 TD’s, 5 INT’s

    But guess what… the Pats won both games despite the bad QB play. Hardly “clutch” performances in the biggest game of the year, but don’t let facts get in your way…

    I’m sure you’ll be gulping down all the media hype these next 2 weeks

  36. badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 22, 2012 11:42 PM

    Funny how all 7 of Eli’s post-season wins, his defense has averaged giving up only 14.5 points per game… whenever they gave up more than 20, Eli and the Giants lose.

    Much more to the story than “clutch” QB play. Whole team has to come together at the right time in the playoffs…

    Manning’s defense in the playoffs has given up an average of 22 points per game… considering this stat, plus the 2-14 Colts season we just saw… something tells me the comparison isn’t exactly an “even” playing field.

  37. elitekane says: Jan 22, 2012 11:44 PM

    “jenniferxxx says: Jan 22, 2012 11:01 PM”

    “But unlike Brady, the Mannings didn’t have to cheat to win their Superbowls.”

    Too bad what the Patriots got caught “cheating” for wasn’t against the rules when the Patriots won all their superbowls, so go screw yourself you ignorant garden tool.

  38. boilerup1869 says: Jan 22, 2012 11:48 PM

    Is this really the biggest story line?

  39. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 22, 2012 11:56 PM

    I like my Giant’s chances against the Pats. I think the Ravens laid out the blueprint to slowing down Brady for all to see. Plus Perry Fewell saw them earlier and slowed them down. Plus the fact the Pats defense is mediocre at best gives the Giants the edge. GO BIG BLUE!

  40. thefiesty1 says: Jan 23, 2012 12:02 AM

    Peyton is NOT going anywhere. Especially not to also ran Arizona.

    Congrats to the Giants and Pats. Go Giants!

  41. patriotsfanfromindia says: Jan 23, 2012 12:08 AM

    Very hard fought championship games. Props to both Ravens & Niners teams and fans.

    This should be one crazy superbowl. This time however the Giants must be favorites.

    Who would’ve thought before the season started that Brady would be going to the Manning backyard to try and beat little Eli and his Giants while the Manning family watches from the skybox.

    It’s going to be two crazy weeks in the media.

  42. mspeechez says: Jan 23, 2012 12:10 AM

    Peyton doesnt have a house anymore. He didn’t play a game this year and may never.

  43. maddenisfordorks says: Jan 23, 2012 12:15 AM

    I hope Peyton makes it back.

    Just not the same without him.

  44. Henry says: Jan 23, 2012 12:21 AM

    Man, did you ever want to deck someone just based on their picture, lol!

  45. tluke25 says: Jan 23, 2012 1:00 AM

    Peyton’s house? There’s been a foreclosure. The Luck family has just moved in.

  46. CKL says: Jan 23, 2012 1:25 AM

    badtimeoutcaldwell says:
    Jan 22, 2012 11:36 PM
    Biggest difference in Peyton and Eli and Brady is that when Peyton has an average, or bad game, the Colts are going to lose 85% of the time…

    When Brady, or Eli have an off game in the post-season, there’s still a 50/50 shot that their TEAM can pull out the win.

    Manning’s been carrying 2-14 level rosters into the playoffs, and the Giants and Pats have much more complete teams… nothing more… nothing less
    -–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    LOLWUT?
    I acknowledge that Brady was subpar today and that he’s had a few bad playoff games. That said, he’s never had a postseason run where he threw 3 TDs and 7 INTS and had his defense and run game and kicker bring him home a trophy like Peyton did in 06. So how does that jive with your assertion that the whole team is Peyton? It doesn’t.

  47. jonahfalcon says: Jan 23, 2012 1:53 AM

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    Peyton.

  48. lameasish says: Jan 23, 2012 2:04 AM

    Hahaha Jen, that dude offered a pretty good rebutle, I believe there are some dishes to be washed…

  49. buzzbissinger says: Jan 23, 2012 2:07 AM

    Eli is better than Peyton, but Brady is the pinnicale.

    Pats: 48
    Gints: 17

  50. raideralex99 says: Jan 23, 2012 2:47 AM

    Okay … it’s been a month now … when exactly are they firing Tom Coughlin?

  51. snikerbotloot says: Jan 23, 2012 3:06 AM

    Peyton to the 49ers would be scary. If they can bring back their D in 2012 that would be at the top of my list. Followed by ARI, NYJ…

  52. truthserum4u says: Jan 23, 2012 4:20 AM

    badtimeoutcaldwell says:Jan 22, 2012 11:39 PM

    Tom Brady’s last 2 AFC Championship games…

    2 TD’s, 5 INT’s

    But guess what… the Pats won both games despite the bad QB play. Hardly “clutch” performances in the biggest game of the year, but don’t let facts get in your way…

    [Funny, I always thought the Super Bowl was the biggest game of the year.]

    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    badtimeoutcaldwell says:Jan 22, 2012 11:42 PM

    Funny how all 7 of Eli’s post-season wins, his defense has averaged giving up only 14.5 points per game… whenever they gave up more than 20, Eli and the Giants lose.

    Much more to the story than “clutch” QB play. Whole team has to come together at the right time in the playoffs…

    Manning’s defense in the playoffs has given up an average of 22 points per game… considering this stat, plus the 2-14 Colts season we just saw… something tells me the comparison isn’t exactly an “even” playing field.

    [Good point on the plus 20 pts stat for Eli. However, it’s funny you mention Peyton’s defense giving up 22 pts per game but deglect to state he lead his team to 20+ pts only once (24 against SD) in his 10 playoff losses; including getting shutout by a 9-7 Jets team in 2002.

    You also left out the fact Peyton has played 13 of his 19 playoff games in domes or warm weather (going 6-7) while Eli has played 7 of his 10 in cold or bad weather (going 4-3). Peyton has had 10 games @ home while Eli has had 3.

    Peyton is 4-5 against teams with an even or better record while Eli is 6-2.

    Eli lost only once to a team with a worse record. Half of Peyton’s losses (5) have come at the hands of teams with worse records; twice @ home, once @ 8-8 San Diego and once on the road to that 9-7 NY Jets team by a score of 41-0. Heck, Peyton’s lost more games @ home than Eli’s even played.

    Peyton has taken two 13-3 teams and one 14-2 and went one and done in the playoffs, losing all three @ home!

    You’re right, the playing field isn’t even…it tilts in Peyton’s favor!]

  53. conbro8 says: Jan 23, 2012 5:01 AM

    “Too bad what the Patriots got caught “cheating” for wasn’t against the rules when the Patriots won all their superbowls, so go screw yourself you ignorant garden tool.”
    ==================================
    Boy, I’m glad I don’t have a guilty conscience about MY team’s championships like somebody apparently does about THEIR’S.

  54. zinn22 says: Jan 23, 2012 5:56 AM

    You can write it down now. Peyton is going to the Jets. There is no better fit for him and no team more in need of a QB than he Jets.

  55. wikidpissah says: Jan 23, 2012 7:33 AM

    badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 22, 2012 11:39 PM

    Tom Brady’s last 2 AFC Championship games…

    2 TD’s, 5 INT’s

    But guess what… the Pats won both games despite the bad QB play. Hardly “clutch” performances in the biggest game of the year, but don’t let facts get in your way…

    I’m sure you’ll be gulping down all the media hype these next 2 weeks
    —————————————————-
    Facts? Here are some facts.

    Brady’s played 10 seasons (2008 not counted since he didn’t play). He’s been to the AFC Championship Game 6 (60%) times and is 5-1 (.833) This will be his 5th super Bowl, he’s 3-1 (.750)so far. Total post season record is 16-5 (762).

    P Manning is 9-10 in the post season, not even .500 despite the Colts being prohibitive favorites in several of those years.

    Brady had the ball three times late in Super Bowls with a chance to win or take the lead, and all three times the Patriots scored.

    Manning had the ball once late in a Super Bowl with a chance to take the lead back and he threw a pick six.

    Those are the facts.

  56. nflofficeadmin says: Jan 23, 2012 7:34 AM

    I guess it’s en vogue to bomb Peyton now?? All I know is the team was in the playoff consistently with him on the team and without him the team was terrible beyond belief. When Brady went down the Pats barely missed a beat…
    That’s not a swipe at Tom, it’s just to point out how much Peyton did with so little..

  57. mute617 says: Jan 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    Yeah, & for the first time in my life, I have NO interest in the Super Bowl

  58. dasboat says: Jan 23, 2012 8:08 AM

    Rex Ryan’s worst nightmare: The other NY team and the Patriots…

  59. jlb10 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:20 AM

    why are we talking about payton and why is there an article about him?

  60. steelerdynasty2010 says: Jan 23, 2012 8:27 AM

    @zinn22:
    there is NO WAY peyton manning would want to play for Rex Ryan…write that down

  61. cleverbob says: Jan 23, 2012 8:53 AM

    kisstherings says:
    Jan 22, 2012 10:54 PM

    Or win 2 more with the Colts. Just because they draft Luck doesn’t mean he is starting dude. Look at Rogers in Green Bay. The angles you take trying to stir up drama with Manning and luck are absurd.
    =====================================

    More absurd is the notion that the Colts, with all the holes on their roster, would be willing to draft a QB #1 over all, then pay him roughly $6 million per season to hold a clipboard while Manning runs the show for the reasonable price of $JoeMontana’shouse per season.

  62. meluvulongthyme says: Jan 23, 2012 9:03 AM

    Is Peyton Manning that selfish that he can’t see or doesn’t understand that the best course of action for the Colts is to draft Andrew Luck and have him learn behind Peyton for a year or two? There is no guarantee that he will ever play again or that he will even be any good. Everything has changed while he has been gone. The Colts have to do what is best for the Colts in the long term. Besides, he has only won 1 Super Bowl, even Trent Dilfer has a Super Bowl ring. So Peyton Manning is not really anything special.

  63. justafanofitall says: Jan 23, 2012 9:48 AM

    Peyton isn’t going anywhere… Do you think the Colts after last season want to start a rookie if they have a healthy Peyton. Besides look how Rodgers developed by being on the sidelines watching and working with Brett. Peyton will help develop Luck to take over in 3-4 years. If Peyton is healthy Colts would be stupid to trade him to another team. Luck isn’t proven QB in NFL and Colts would suffer another losing season. Besides, fans would be in an uproar. Not sure you’d get a quality coach if they new the Colts were going to get rid of Peyton.

  64. themonster49 says: Jan 23, 2012 9:53 AM

    If its going to be done, Peyton Manning is the man to do it.

  65. youdownwithjpp says: Jan 23, 2012 12:43 PM

    zinn22 says: Jan 23, 2012 5:56 AM

    You can write it down now. Peyton is going to the Jets. There is no better fit for him and no team more in need of a QB than he Jets.

    —————————————-
    There is no way this happens. Do you think Peyton wants to go spend his very limited years with a dysfunctional team like the Jets. Why would he? Their defense is a far cry from their last 2 AFC Championship games.

    I say Peyton if healthy goes to the 9ers and get them a ring. If you look at all 32 teams this is the only explanation.

    They have everything in place good run game, stellar D, good special teams (when Ginn plays), all they need is a leader on offense. This is the most sound business decision for Peyton the the 9ers organization.

  66. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 2:00 PM

    wikidpissah says:
    Jan 23, 2012 7:33 AM
    badtimeoutcaldwell says: Jan 22, 2012 11:39 PM

    Tom Brady’s last 2 AFC Championship games…

    2 TD’s, 5 INT’s

    But guess what… the Pats won both games despite the bad QB play. Hardly “clutch” performances in the biggest game of the year, but don’t let facts get in your way…

    I’m sure you’ll be gulping down all the media hype these next 2 weeks
    —————————————————-
    Facts? Here are some facts.

    Brady’s played 10 seasons (2008 not counted since he didn’t play). He’s been to the AFC Championship Game 6 (60%) times and is 5-1 (.833) This will be his 5th super Bowl, he’s 3-1 (.750)so far. Total post season record is 16-5 (762).

    P Manning is 9-10 in the post season, not even .500 despite the Colts being prohibitive favorites in several of those years.

    Brady had the ball three times late in Super Bowls with a chance to win or take the lead, and all three times the Patriots scored.

    Manning had the ball once late in a Super Bowl with a chance to take the lead back and he threw a pick six.

    Those are the facts.

    __
    Peyton is STILL the better QB…Tom had the better teams.

  67. bozosforall says: Jan 23, 2012 2:05 PM

    rambo888 says:
    Jan 22, 2012 11:08 PM
    Brady’s going down . Go Eli……

    __
    Brady always goes down…on his offensive line after they save his bacon, game after game.

  68. truthserum4u says: Jan 23, 2012 8:04 PM

    @ justafanofitall

    Rodgers was the 24th pick in his draft and wasn’t considered to be pro ready for awhile. Luck will be #1 overall and one of his biggest draws is he is considered ready to start day one. The Colts have too many holes that need to be filled to have so much money tied up in one position, with one of them sitting on the bench. Plus it wouldn’t be an ideal situation from a lockerroom stand point. Both players have sent out signals they don’t want to be on the same team at the same time.

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