Found January 25, 2012 on
NBC Bay Area:
If NBC decided to market Super Bowl XLVI the way you market a soapy drama, they would probably go with something like, "The Super Bowl that could tear the Manning family apart!"
Hyperbolic? You bet, but that doesn't mean that there isn't a chance that the result of the game between the Giants and Patriots isn't going to change the way that Peyton and Eli Manning are viewed by the masses.
One of the big storylines leading into and, should the Giants win, out of the game is going to be the pecking order of the quarterbacks in the Manning family.
As well as Eli has played this season and as bright as his future looks, it still feels a bit ridiculous to talk about him possibly moving past his brother on the quarterbacking ladder.
Peyton has put together one of the greatest careers of any quarterback in history, with a track record of success that his younger brother isn't close to matching at this point in time.
The recency effect plays a role in this quest...
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