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Winning Super Bowl 50 Peyton Manning's top moment

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Why Peyton Manning was the best (0:55)

Former Colts teammate Jeff Saturday explains why Peyton Manning was the best, and how he had fun while being a fierce competitor. (0:55)

Peyton Manning will retire after 18 years in the NFL on Monday. Here is a look back at his top 10 moments from ESPN Stats & Info:

10. In Week 5 of 2003, the Indianapolis Colts trailed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by 21 points in the fourth quarter on Monday Night Football. Manning led Indy as it scored 24 unanswered points to complete the comeback. He threw for two touchdowns, including a 28-yard toss to Marvin Harrison with 2:29 remaining to bring the Colts within seven. The Colts became the first team in NFL history to win after trailing by 21 or more points with less than four minutes to play.

9. After throwing 399 touchdowns as a Colt and sitting out the 2011 season following multiple neck surgeries, Manning became the third quarterback to join the 400-touchdown club (Brett Favre, Dan Marino) with his first touchdown pass as a member of the Denver Broncos. No. 400 was a 71-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

8. With their 8-0 record on the line against the New England Patriots in Week 10 of 2009, the Colts overcame a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to win 35-34, punctuated by Manning’s winning 1-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne with 13 seconds remaining. The game is best remembered for Bill Belichick’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the Patriots’ 28-yard line while leading by six points with two minutes remaining. Manning’s touchdown to Wayne came four plays after the failed conversion.

7. In Week 16 of 2004 against the San Diego Chargers, Manning broke Marino’s single-season record of 48 touchdown passes. Manning’s 49th touchdown of the season was to Brandon Stokley with a minute remaining in the fourth quarter. The touchdown completed a 15-point fourth-quarter comeback to send the game to overtime, where the Colts won.

6. Manning started the 2013 season by throwing seven touchdown passes against the Baltimore Ravens, tying an NFL single-game record. He became the sixth player in NFL history to throw seven touchdowns in a game (Nick Foles would do it later in 2013) and joined Y.A. Tittle as the only players with seven touchdown passes and no interceptions in a game. Manning also became the only player in the NFL to throw at least six touchdown passes in three different games.

5. In Week 10 of 2015, Manning broke Favre’s record for most career passing yards. Manning hit Ronnie Hillman on a 4-yard pass in the first quarter that moved him past Favre’s 71,838 yards. Manning finished his career with 71,940 passing yards.

4. In Week 16 of 2013, Manning threw four touchdown passes against the Houston Texans to bring his season total to 51 and break Tom Brady’s single-season record of 50. No. 51 was a 25-yard strike to Julius Thomas late in the fourth quarter. Manning would throw four more touchdowns in the Broncos’ season finale against the Raiders, ending his record-setting year with 55.

3. In Week 7 of 2014, Manning threw his 509th career touchdown pass, breaking Favre’s NFL record. The milestone came on an 8-yard pass to Demaryius Thomas against the San Francisco 49ers at home, one of four touchdowns that game.

2. Manning got his elusive ring at Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007. Manning’s Colts beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 at Dolphin Stadium. Manning threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to Wayne in the first quarter, and finished 25-of-38 for 247 yards and an interception, earning Super Bowl MVP honors.

1. A trying 2015 season ended with a Super Bowl ring. The Patriots were favored entering the AFC Championship Game -- Brady and Manning's 17th career showdown -- but the Broncos beat their rivals to reach their second Super Bowl in three years. In Super Bowl 50, Manning's numbers were mediocre (13-for-23 for 141 yards), but the Broncos' defense dismantled Cam Newton and the Panthers, making him the first quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams. At 39, Manning is also the oldest Super Bowl-winning quarterback.