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Eli Manning would have never thought that Peyton would be back after his neck surgery

Not many players could come back from a major neck surgery and lead their team to the Super Bowl.  I personally was not sure Peyton would be as good as he has been since joining Denver.  I am not the only person that doubted Peyton, his brother Eli also felt that his brother’s career was over.

“Yeah, and I saw him after that first surgery, this neck surgery, and I was pretty much convinced that he was done,” Eli told NFL Network on Wednesday’s “Super Bowl Live” show. “There was no way he could come back and play football. That first time he went and we were just throwing it in the backyard of our house. We’re throwing 15 yards away, and it was a lob. He couldn’t throw 15 yards on a line. It had no pop. I was like, I mean — he wanted to come back and play football, and I didn’t think it would happen.”

It is amazing that Peyton has done everything this year he has, because their are not many that can do what he has.  I love Peyton Manning and am truly hoping he wins the game.

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