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Could this be final meeting between Tom Brady, Peyton Manning?

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There was Ali-Frazier. There was Russell-Chamberlain. There was Bird-Magic. In the NFL, however, the rivalry is about quarterbacks Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, who play each other for the 17th time Sunday. Brady has won 11 of the previous 16 games, although it should be noted that the two are 5-5 over the past 10 years. This will be the fifth time they have met in the playoffs, where they are tied 2-2. Still, Brady is seeking his seventh Super Bowl in 15 seasons. They have never…

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Conference championships have provided memories, too

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Joe Namath walking off the field with his finger raised…Joe Montana leading the 49ers to a comeback…Tom Brady with the glitter falling. We have memories of the Super Bowl, don’t we? It is so large, so hyped that we cannot get away from them. In a way, however, the conference championships have been better. Though the years, there have been more final snapshot moments in the NFC and AFC than there have been in the Super Bowls. In some ways,…

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Fans should pay attention to Cam Newton vs. Carson Palmer

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The conversation, of course, will be about Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. Isn’t it always? Brady has so many Super Bowl rings (four). Manning has so many MVP awards (5). Brady has won 11 of the 16 meetings. Manning has most of the NFL record book. So let the fans argue as they prepare to meet again. Except someone should point this out: the other quarterback matchup will be better. This time, Manning-Brady is the less impressive matchup of the…

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Dolphins, Giants still thinking playoffs as they prepare to compete

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Both teams have a losing record. Both teams have horrible defenses. But this is the NFL, where a team is still in the race halfway through December. And so we gather on a Monday night to watch the Miami Dolphins play against the New York Giants in a game where either quarterback might have a big night. Take Eli Manning of the Giants, for instance. He could go off on the Dolphins’ 28th-ranked defense. Or take Ryan Tannehill, who could…

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To get to .500, Bucs will have to slow down Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning

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Eli’s coming. The eternal little brother, Manning the Younger, invades Tampa Sunday atfternoon. And if you’re wondering, the New York Giants’ Eli Manning already hs the attention of the Tampa Bay Bucs. While Manning can’t match his older brother’s statistics, he is an accomplished quarterback in his own right, one who has won two Super Bowls. And stopping Manning and the Giants’ high-powered offense poses a large problem for the Bucs. “Eli has two Super Bowl rings,” Bucs coach Lovie…

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Flashback: 20 seasons ago, Steve Spurrier’s Gators upset Tennessee

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Was it ever this sweet? Was it ever this hyped? Was Florida ever unbeaten, taking on a highly regarded Tennessee team? Was there ever a Vol quarterback like Joshua Dobbs? Could this game be any bigger? Well, yes. It could. Florida and Tennessee both have been good in a lot of years of their history. There have been close games, and lopsided games, and games when each got past the other on the way to the national championship. But was…

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