First of all, I'll acknowledge that Manning is playing, and leading his team, far better than I thought he would this year without "Edge". Having said that, I would still take Brady every time. Brady has had better coaching and a better defense, but any case for Manning would be based on his stats alone, and he has had the advantage of: Playing with a great Marvin Harrison, a very good Reggie Wayne (is there a better #2 receiver?), James (until this year), etc. He has also played half his games in a dome. Brady's team has defeated Manning's every time they have met in the playoffs, and obviously, 3 rings to none makes a huge difference. What's puzzling about Peyton is that he is smart, competitive, very talented, etc., but you cannot blame everyone else for his playoff failures. What's also interesting is that the U of Tennessee won a national championship the year after he left. Maybe, not all coincidence. And, if Brady were qb-ing the Colts last year, would they have lost that home playoff game v. the Steelers, even w/out getting every favorable call that the Colts got (the reveresed Polamalu interception, etc.)? I suspect that even Manning fans know the answer to that.