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Rodgers, Manning won the hard way

Both know firsthand the tough road to the Super Bowl; now Packers have easier path

Originally Published: January 12, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Eli Manning and Aaron Rodgers each had to win a Super Bowl the hard way, as a wild-card team going against the odds, stringing together four consecutive victories on the road.

On Sunday, they will square off in a test of hot quarterbacks. Rodgers is expected to be named the league's MVP after a season in which he led the Packers to a 15-1 record. Manning has been the league's best fourth-quarter thrower and pulled the Giants out of a late-season slump to win the NFC East.

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