2011 NFL Predictions: 7 Ways Eli Manning's Season Will Be Better Than Peyton's

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2011 NFL Predictions: 7 Ways Eli Manning's Season Will Be Better Than Peyton's
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Anybody who grew up with an older sibling knows that the comparisons are never-ending.  

The comparisons can easily become frustrating.  How frustrating must those comparisons be when the older sibling plays the same sport?  How about the same position?  What if that older sibling just happens to be the best player on the planet?

Sounds tough, right?  Welcome to the life of Eli Manning.

Since childhood, Eli Manning has had to deal with trying to fill big brother Peyton's shoes.  

From trying to match high school records, to trying to fulfill collegiate expectations, to, most recently, trying to become the most dominant player in the NFL, the younger Manning has had some pretty high expectations.

While Eli's career to this point would objectively be viewed as a success, fans never cease to remind him, he is no Peyton.

Eventually Peyton's play will have to regress and whether Eli's play improves or merely remains the same, the two will converge.

Eli will ultimately do what every little brother always desired. He will surpass his big brother.  The real question is: When will he do it?

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