It’s hard to imagine Peyton Manning coming up short in the Super Bowl in a few weeks. This is his third trip to the big game and it could possibly be his last. He won the first Super Bowl he played in when the Colts beat the Bears in Super Bowl XLI in 2007, but lost in his second trip to the Saints in Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.
This is the first time Manning has made the big game while not playing for Indianapolis. Denver have been favorites to represent the AFC all year long and sure enough Peyton and the rest of the Broncos team came through.
On the other end you have a Seattle Seahawks team that was also favored most of the year to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.