Peyton Manning is the greatest player to ever step on a football field. Period. That is one of the safest statements that can be made in the world of sports, yet a lot of the football world still makes the argument that Peyton’s younger brother, Eli, is better because he has one more Super Bowl ring. Ok, we’ll play that game. But Peyton can end the argument for good this year and this year only.
When Eli got his second ring, he led the Giants to become the first 9-7 team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl. The kicker? The game was played at Lucas Oil Stadium, which is home to the Colts, with whom Peyton was still a member at the time. Ironically, this year’s Super Bowl will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, home of Eli’s Giants.
Now we don’t have time to get into the moronic reason why the NFL is playing the Big Game in a cold-weather stadium like MetLife, but we do know that Peyton trumps Eli in every category possible except rings. But if he wins a second Super Bowl in his third trip on Eli’s turf, the senseless debate will be over once and for all. We have 15 more weeks of the season and then a month of playoff action to find out if he can do it.