Tom Brady and Peyton Manning provided the NFL with the ultimate rivalry for years, with Brady coming out on top in manny of those great battles.
Manning and Brady have played each other seventeen times, with Brady leading the head-to-head series 11-6, although they are currently tied 5-5 over their last 10 meetings (which encompasses the past 10 seasons). Brady leads the Colts–Patriots series 8-4 and also leads the Broncos-Patriots series 3-2. Brady leads the series in Foxborough 8-2 (7-2 at Gillette Stadium), Manning leads the series in Indianapolis/Denver 4-3. The most recent road win for either quarterback in the rivalry was Brady’s 2007 win at Indianapolis.
The two quarterbacks have met five times in the NFL Playoffs, with Manning leading the playoff series 3-2. Brady leads 2-1 vs. Manning’s Colts teams, while Manning’s Broncos lead 2-0. Four of the five matchups have been in the AFC Championship Game, with Manning having won three of the four, with the winner of those games going on to be the eventual Super Bowl winner, with the exception of the 2013 matchup. One with the Colts and two with the Broncos.
The Patriots star took to Facebook to pay homage to Manning — who’ll announce his retirement from the NFL on Monday.