The Peyton Manning Legacy?

Daniel SenerizCorrespondent IFebruary 9, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts passes against the New Orleans Saints during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The Manning playoff legacy. 

A few days have past since the Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts in Superbowl XLIV.  
Article after article has been written about this being the SB that would cement his legacy. 

It will be a few years before #18 will retire from Indy.....wait.......come back.  

Sorry, this is isn't "1 Favre at a time"......

Peyton Manning has a legacy that some are comparing to some of the NFL greats.

People are comparing Manning to the likes of Montana, Bradshaw, Aikman.  

Wait for it…

What a lot of these “experts” do not understand is that Montana was a different era with NO salary cap.  

Bradshaw was a part of an NFL in which a defense could break a WR legs just before the catch, and the Aikman/Marino era was in a time of offensive time limit.

The thing is folks, today’s NFL is a lot of different from our Grandmothers NFL.  

More points, more penalties to benefit the offense, more “Tom Brady/Peyton Manning”calls.

New Orleans deserved to win that game after all the things they were able accomplish during the game.  

From the onside kick, to the INT return for a TD, the Saints had the mojo of a seasoned NFL coach.  

The Colts.  Not so much.  

But believe Manning will have more rings before its all over.  

Did any of you believe New Orleans would have beaten the Colts by  14 when the game started?  


The Colts were 3 point favorites starting out Superbowl Week.  At one point they reached 8 ½ points.  Lots of money movin' there.  

My money would be Peyton moving that line.  

With all the credentials Drew Brees may have, 4x MVP Peyton Manning was the one that should have determined the outcome of Superbowl XLIV.  

There’s no denying the Saints their first Superbowl win.  It is, however, the birthplace of 4x MVP Peyton Manning.  

I’m sure it is a bittersweet moment for Archie Manning.

People of New Orleans should rejoice. After all, if not for Katrina, “Who Dat” nation would be in  Los Angeles, and Drew Brees would prob be a Miami Dolphin!