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(Eds: Updates with details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It was early November in Cincinnati. The Broncos quarterback dropped back to pass, found a receiver open for a 30-yard gain.
Four plays later, Denver scored the winning touchdown and John Elway, in his 16th and final season, had the 39th game-winning drive of the 40 he would engineer in the fourth quarter or overtime.
Fast forward to 2012: Early November. At Cincinnati. Elway is the general manager and the quarterback he brought to Denver, 15-year veteran Peyton Manning, directs a five-play, 80-yard drive to give the Broncos the lead in the fourth quarter. It was his 48th game-winning drive. Manning now holds the NFL record in a category Elway once defined.
''I think he thrives on it,'' Broncos coach John Fox said. ''I think most competitors do. They want the ball in their hands.''
He could have been speaking about Elway. In this case, he was speaking about Mann...
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