FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have six MVP awards between them in the regular season. They have three more in the Super Bowl.
On Sunday night, two of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks will meet for the 14th time. But there's a new twist. One of them is mired in the middle of the league's passer ratings instead of being near the top.
Brady and his rebuilt receiving corps have had some growing pains. Manning's deep group of pass catchers helped the Denver Broncos (9-1) become the NFL's best offense going into the prime-time game against the New England Patriots (7-3).
The quarterbacks first faced each other in 2001 and Brady is 9-4 in their matchups. He won last year's game, Manning's first with the Broncos against Brady.
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