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Manning Madness: Peyton Manning Meets with Arizona Cardinals for 6.5 Hours

Manning might be wearing a red jersey more often if Arizona can lure him to sign.
Manning might be wearing a red jersey more often if Arizona can lure him to sign.Kent Nishimura/Getty Images
Michael NargiSenior Analyst IMarch 11, 2012

While Americans fill out their NCAA Tournament brackets, the NFL is hosting a tournament of their own.

The tournament to land Peyton Manning.

It would appear that the top three seeds are No. 1 The Arizona Cardinals, No. 2 Denver Broncos, and No. 3 Miami Dolphins.

Then there are the wild cards in the bracket, such as the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans.

It seems as though Arizona and Denver might be pulling ahead of the rest of the field in the Manning sweepstakes.

After Denver met with Manning for six hours on Friday, Arizona met with him for a half hour longer on Sunday.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Manning was driven to and from the Cardinals' facilities by coach Ken Whisenhunt.

The key to signing Manning might be Arizona's best player, Larry Fitzgerald, who also attended the 6.5 hour visit.

The visit began at noon on Sunday and finished up around 6:30 EST.

Miami might be left behind if they do not act soon and schedule for Manning to visit their facilities. According to the Denver Post, Manning wants to make his decision by Tuesday, the same day free agency begins.

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