Peyton and Eli ManningAre we to see a Peyton Manning vs. Eli Manning Super Bowl this year?

A matchup in their hometown and at the stadium where their father Archie once starred?  Which one of the current leaders will still be there in January and which sleeper will emerge just at the right time to make the playoffs and have a shot at going to the Super Dome.

Even though chances of the New Orleans Saints playing in Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome seem slim, there is a possible consolation prize for NFL fans in the Big Easy. They could watch two home town boys and local heroes go at it in an All-Manning Super Bowl.

As it stands after the first half of the NFL season, Peyton’s Denver Broncos and Eli’s New York Giants have both positioned themselves to make a run at the Super Bowl. Clark Judge of CBS Sports has looked into his crystal ball and come up with Green Bay and Houston in the Super Bowl and that too could very well come to pass.  The NFC East is easily the most disappointing division in football, but somebody has to win it. Eli Manning and the defending Super Bowl champion Giants should win it with no problem.  Chicago and Green Bay are likely to battle down to the wire. The Atlanta Falcons seem unstoppable and the 49ers or the Seahawks could have something to say about Eli’s chances.

The rumors that Peyton Manning was done for have gone up in smoke after his performances these past two Sundays. We are quickly finding out the New Orleans native still has quite a bit left. He is not only keeping the Broncos in the playoff chase but Manning has elevated Denver to the top of the AFC West.

Tom Brady and the Patriots have finally found a running game and as a result seem to have their mojo back and Big Ben and the Steelers are always tough.

And then we have the Houston Texans who just may be the badest boys on the block this season.  Quarterback Matt Schaub and running back Arian Foster continue to overpower the competition this season.

Payton will still have to get by some pretty rugged teams to win the AFC.

So could we see a Manning bowl this year?  As they say in New Orleans, “ya know but ya neva know”!



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