If there's anyone that knows how much a quarterback is defined by the amount of rings he has it's Brett Favre. The former Viking and Packer has the best numbers of all time but is still judged for only having one ring, just like Peyton Manning.
Manning has been facing questions and comments all week about his need to win on Sunday to cement his place as a great. The same as Favre did in his illustrious career.
"I kind of laugh at that really," Favre told USA TODAY Sports. "I heard the same thing in my career.
"Statistically speaking, if you're middle of the road and won a lot of Super Bowls, it does a lot for you. But not as much if you win (just) one (Super Bowl) and put up big numbers."
Looking at it from a stats view, no quarterbacks have been more prolific than Favre and Manning, who rank first and second, respectively, all time for passing touchdowns, yards, attempts and completions.
So what makes the likes of Joe Montana, Tom Brady and Terry Bradshaw better than Manning and Favre. Some belief that winning that one more game puts you on a different pedestal than winning a huge number of games in your career.
However, if Manning does win his second ring on Sunday, he will be joining that list.
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