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[Blog] 9 Facts on the Peyton Manning & Tom Brady Rivalry

Author: Sarah Dejak

The friendly rivalry between Peyton Mannning and Tom Brady continues with their showdown in the American Football Conference (AFC) championship game on January 19, 2014. Here is a primer:

  • The two have met 14 times, with Brady’s New England Patriots winning 10 of those games.

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  • They first met September 30, 2001. Manning passed for 196 yards, Brady 168, but Manning’s three interceptions were the story of the game as the Patriots easily beat the Indianapolis Colts.
  • In their most recent meeting, November 24, 2013, Manning struggled, throwing for just 150 yards, and New England won in overtime.
  • Both players have hosted Saturday Night Live, won a Comeback Player of the Year award, and been namedSportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated.
  • Neither player led the league in jersey sales in 2013, at least during the regular season. Manning ranked second overall, Brady seventh. The most popular jersey: Colin Kaepernick.
  • Brady has the most playoff wins ever by a quarterback, with his 18 victories two more than Joe Montana’s 16. Manning has 10 playoff wins.
  • The two have earned $341 million in just their football salaries – not counting endorsements. Manning holds the earnings edge, $207 million to $134 million.
  • The two last met in the playoffs in January 2007, when Manning’s Colts won 38-34 en route to the quarterback’s only Super Bowl title.
  • The two have combined to quarterback their teams to 315 regular-season wins. Manning is 167-73 as a starting quarterback while Brady is 148-43.
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