QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how much he and Tom Brady watch and compete with each other)
"I do end up watching New England's offense a good bit because when you're playing a certain team, for instance playing Denver, you like to see how they play New England's offense. Certain offenses just aren't very similar to ours from an aggressive standpoint. So New England's offense is a team that kind of like us, can play any kind of game. As you saw the other night, they can spread you out and go five-wides or they can line you up and pound you. And you do find yourself watching Tom and the way he attacks the defense, much like when I first got into the league and you watch the Cowboys play or the Packers play, you watch (Brett) Favre and you watch (Troy) Aikman. Tom's a guy that you certainly enjoy watching play and seeing how he attacks defenses."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on what he and Tom Brady's relationship like)
"Tom and I are friends, but obviously during the middle of the season, we're both very competitive guys and both very focused on our respective teams. It seems like even though we're not in the same division anymore, it seems like we play New England every single year. Both of us are focused on helping our teams get better at this point."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on what it is like having K-Adam Vinatieri late in the game)
"Obviously Adam's just an outstanding kicker and coming off a great game against Denver. We feel fortunate to have him. At the same time, from an offensive standpoint, you never want to take him for granted. Your job is to still try to get into that endzone. You've always played that way, but no question that in certain parts of the game, you realize that you do need to be smart with the football down there. But you would try to rather get into the endzone and keep Adam from having to get you off the hook as often as he has for the teams that he's played on. He's certainly an outstanding football player."
QB-PEYTON MANNING (on how impressed he is with New England as a whole)
"Their defense is obviously what I'm focused on. It's really been playing solid all year. They're battling some injuries, but they're getting guys back. They're creating a lot of turnovers and they're getting teams off the field on third down, which essentially is what defenses want to do. They've played well against some good offenses. Cincinnati's one that pops up. They really put them in some tough situations and made some turnovers against them. Kind of like it is each week, though, protecting the ball will be important and finding a way to get open on third down and stay on the field. That's kin