FOXBORO (CBS) — This is exactly what the network, the NFL world and any true sports fan was looking for: Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning. And this could possibly be the last time we see these two legends go at it.
Including the postseason, Brady and Manning have met 14 times, and Tom has won 10 of those games.
Manning holds the edge over Brady in regular-season touchdowns, yards and completions, but in their postseason matchup, Brady has the better passer rating and at the end of the day, Tom’s three Super Bowl rings beat Peyton’s one.
So what should we expect from Brady-Manning 15?
Both players can still play at the top of their game. Manning will probably end this season as the MVP. In this game though, Brady may rely on his running game to make a difference and Manning may have to rely on his defense to make sure he gets on the field.
If the Pats are able to keep the clock in their favor and force Peyton to throw the ball around the park, this could be a strong Pats game. Both teams know what the other can bring.
Too early to make a prediction. This will be something that everyone will enjoy.
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