Even though Tom Brady is going to be in Super Bowl XLVI in the House that Peyton Built, It's Eli Manning's show. If his Giants win this game, there's no denying who's era we're living in....
Reporter: Are you going to talk to Peyton about the noise in the stadium?
Eli: "I don't think he's ever been the away team in his own stadium."
These are the type of questions the NFL's most-clutch QB is getting these days.
About his brother. About Tom Brady. About his 'claim' that he is elite. About everything but him...
Reporter: Do you have a relationship with Tom Brady?
Eli: "Not like Peyton probably. I've seen him around and we're always friendly. He's always been nice to me. So besides that, we're not real close"
Excuse me if I'm missing something, but hasn't Eli beaten Tom Brady the last two times they met? Why are they still treating Eli like the poor relative all the time?
Peyton, who missed all of 2011 with a neck injury, is now suddenly living in Eli's shadow.
Josh Alper of NBC San Diego says that page has been turned for some time...
"Peyton is old news, basically. Eli is the player who it once seemed was being forced into the role of franchise quarterback simply because his last name was Manning. The Eli story is fresher, which, along with the unlikelihood of finding yourself even contemplating such a changing of the guard, makes it an easy one for people to buy into.
Eli is in another Super Bowl. Against Brady. With big brother by his side like Apollo Creed and Rocky. Two Mannings vs one Brady.
Judy Battista of the Times on Peyton the fan and Eli the hero. Read