Is The Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning Matchup Really That Legendary This Year?

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On Sunday Night Football on Nov. 24, 2013 at Gillete Stadium, two of the best quarterbacks that have ever played in the NFL will face off in a potential conference changing matchup.

Fans and analysts around the country are making this game out to be one of the most exciting game this season, but is the collision of these two future Hall-of-Famers really that special?

Well, to simply put it, it may not be as “spectacular” as the media is making it out to be. Peyton Manning is the far superior quarterback this season, compiling a total of 3572 Yards and 34 TD’s, compared to Tom Brady‘s average 2552 Yards and 14 TD’s.

You read that right, Manning has over 1,000 Yards and 20 TD’s more than Brady this season. This matchup is far less stellar than people may have imagined.

The New England Patriots are struggling on all sides of the ball, but Brady’s heroics have covered up the many issues on this team. But it can only go so far.

On the contrary, the Denver Broncos are looking like one of the best teams in the NFL this year. The defense, though not playing as stellar as originally expected, is still one of the best in the league. The offense can obviously score in any way imaginable, and the special teams are doing there thing.

Fans and the NFL alike may not want to hear this, but this matchup isn’t what it used to be, as Manning clearly has the upper hand on Sunday Night.

Though the Brady vs. Manning matchup is always one for the ages, this year’s edition could end up as a major disappointment from the over-hyping of the fans and league together.

Christian Nelson is a writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, or add him to your network on Google


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