In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Peyton Manning aims to overcome old rival

Published Add your comment

Football News

Peyton Manning is in line to reach the third Super Bowl of his career with a win over the New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon.

One problem is that standing in his way is Tom Brady, a quarterback that Manning has only beaten four times out of 14 match ups in his career.

The Denver Broncos survived a late scare last week against the San Diego Chargers to win 24-17. After dominating for most of the game, Manning needed to gain three first downs in order to seal the game. He did and in the process made up for last years dramatic defeat at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.

Meanwhile the Patriots simply outmatched the Indianapolis Colts 43-22 in their divisional game in Foxboro. Colts quarterback, Andrew Luck threw four interceptions meanwhile Tom Brady threw for only 198 yards. Legarrette Blount took the offensive strain instead, rushing for four touchdowns whilst Stevan Ridley scored two.

Brady has recovered from a minor bout of the flu in preparation for the game this week whilst receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins are questionable. Meanwhile Chris Harris has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season for the Broncos.

This week Manning talked about what it would mean to make another Super Bowl:

"We're excited about the opportunity. There is no question that we have come a long way in the two years that I have been here. I have certainly come a long way. A lot of people have helped me and have certainly put a lot of hard work into it, and it is very rewarding when you put [in] a lot of hard work and it pays off with the opportunity to play in a game like this."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

NFL Playoffs
Denver Broncos
Tom Brady
New England Patriots
Peyton Manning

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again