Eli: Peyton doesn't have to win to secure legacyFILE - In this Sept. 23, 2013, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) calls an audible at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Denver. The sound of Manning barking "Omaha! Omaha!" is picked up by a tiny microphone in an offensive lineman's pads so it can be broadcast to the world. In an age of enormous high-definition televisions and games streamed to tablets and smartphones, audio seems almost quaint. Yet TV executives have made it a major focus in recent years, for the exact reason so many people are fascinated by the Broncos quarterback's audibles. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Peyton Manning doesn't need to beat the Seattle Seahawks and win a second Super Bowl to secure his legacy as one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks.
Little brother and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning of the New York Giants says his 37-year-old sibling has already done enough to qualify as one of football's great - and the outcome of the Feb. 2 game between the Denver Broncos and the Seahawks isn't going to change that opinion one bit.
Speaking on a conference call 10 days before the championship game in his backyard at MetLife Stadium, Eli Manning said his job lately has been to get his brother extra tickets for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. Barring late add-ons, he's already hit the request number.
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