The Denver Broncos play host to Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts this weekend at Invesco Field at Mile High.
The quarterback gene pool in the Manning family is bigger than the Gulf of Mexico.
Starting with father Archie and his days of trying to carry a woeful New Orleans team on his back in the 1970's and on through two of his sons (his oldest, Cooper, defected and was a wide receiver at Ol' Miss), no one can deny that this is the royal family of NFL quarterbacks.
Younger brother Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants has a Super Bowl win under his belt. But he was reminded once more last week, as I am sure he was in his childhood, who the Big Kahuna was and is in the Manning family tree. Big brother Peyton put on a virtual clinic against the Giants, pounding them 38-14.
Through two games, Peyton has six touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 121.
Thus, Peyton is the crown jewel in this family. He of the 10 consecutive Pro Bowl selections, the four NFL MVP awards and his Super Bowl ring. Before he is through he most likely will own virtually all the quarterback records and will be a unanimous first ballot induction into Canton.
The only record he won't hold will be Brett Favre's career interception record, which will be safe forever.
And Mr. Manning is bringing all this gaudy bag of success into the Denver Broncos' house this Sunday.
Let's see how will that will or won't work out for Manning, the Colts and the Broncos.