Manning and Brees: Destined to Meet in the Super Bowl?
It is very rare to see that actually happen as the professional sports landscape is ever changing. Nowadays, there is so much parity that every team has a chance to win a championship if they do the right things.
At the other end of the spectrum, there are times when two teams and their great players are destined to meet in the championship game. These two teams and their best players work hard all season, do all the little things right, win every game they have to and game in and game out, prove that they are the team and players to beat.
This appears to be the case in the NFL season when it comes to talking about both the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints. With both teams undefeated through their first five games, there are several reasons why both of these teams have what it takes to get to the Super Bowl this season.
With that said, the main reason why both the Broncos and Saints are on top of their respective divisions and the league is because of the play of their quarterbacks. What Broncos’ quarterback Peyton Manning is doing right now is really special while what Brees is doing is showing that he is still one of the best QB’s to ever play in the NFL.
This season, both Manning and Brees are proving why at the end of their respective careers, they should be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Besides having led their respective teams to five wins in their first five games, but statistically, what they are doing is truly unbelievable.
In the case of Manning, he is having one of the best seasons in his illustrious career. He has already thrown 20 touchdown passes, has thrown for 1,884 yards, has completed 75.8% of his passes and has thrown just one interception.
What is even more amazing about Manning is that he is doing this after a serious injury two seasons ago. At 37 years of age, Manning is just as good as when he was in his prime with the Indianapolis Colts.
On the other side of the field, Brees has been just as good as Manning. He has thrown 12 touchdown passes, has thrown for 1,722 yards, has completed 69.7% of his passes and has been picked off four times.
With head coach Sean Payton back on the sidelines, Brees has been wheeling and dealing the football and is doing so with accuracy, smarts and patience. Brees may be heading towards the back nine of his career but if that is the case, he is well under par and right at the top of the leader board with Manning.
Should both Manning and his Broncos and Brees and his Saints continue to play this way, it would only be fitting to see them go at it in perhaps the world's biggest sporting event.