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Associated Press

Posted on: Sunday, February 7, 2010

Aerial assault

 • Why the Colts? Peyton Manning

In a marquee matchup of superstar quarterbacks, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees will square off in Super Bowl XLIV. Brees finished second to Manning in this season's MVP race and now the signal-callers get a chance to settle the score with a championship at stake.

It is the first time since 1993 that the top seeds from each conference will meet in football's biggest game. The Colts, who are in the Super Bowl for the fourth time, are 2-1 in the title game. Manning, a native son of New Orleans, will try to spoil the Saints' first trip to the Super Bowl.
The elite quarterbacks and their high-octane passing attacks should pay a key role in determining which team will leave Miami with the ultimate prize the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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