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The rivalry continues to be alive.

Whereas accepting the New England Patriots‘ award for “Greatest Recreation” Wednesday night time on the ESPYS, Julian Edelman made positive to take a not-so-delicate jab at host Peyton Manning.

“I by no means actually thought I might say this, however Peyton Manning’s kinda killing it. Yeah, we’re indoors, although.”

Throughout his time with each the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, Manning was unquestionably the Patriots’ prime AFC competitors over the course of his 18-yr NFL profession.

Although his outside play improved after touchdown with the Broncos in 2012, there are definitely a number of prior examples the place not enjoying within the pleasant confines of a domed surroundings impacted his recreation – most notably a pair of matchups in Foxboro in the course of the playoffs that adopted the 2003 and 2004 common seasons.

The Patriots shut Manning down in each of these conferences, limiting the star quarterback to a mixed one landing and 5 interceptions in two key New England victories that led to the second and third Tremendous Bowl titles of the Brady-Belichick period.