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Eli emerging from shadow of big brother

With Big Blue's QB heading to another Super Bowl, he is close to surpassing Peyton

Updated: January 24, 2012, 1:41 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- Peyton Manning had just won the Super Bowl in the South Florida rain, washing away all of those big-game demons and doubts, and on the morning after he had one more question to answer, one last play to make.

Eli needed a hand. Back in New York, the little brother was already feeling the walls of the pocket collapse around him, and Peyton did what big brothers are supposed to do when their siblings are under siege.

He covered for Eli. Picked him up. Bought him some ...

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