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If Manning’s Denver Broncos beat the Seattle Seahawks next weekend, he would become the first starting quarterback to win Super Bowl titles with two franchises. Manning led the Indianapolis Colts to two NFL championship games, winning in 2007, losing in 2010.
And now Manning, at the age of 37, two years removed from sitting out an entire season after a series of neck operations, has a chance to forever stamp himself as a figure of similar importance in Denver, too. As it is, he already has joined Craig Morton and Kurt Warner as the only QBs to lead two clubs to the Super Bowl, although they didn’t win with both.
Super Bowl XLVIII
O Denver vs. Seattle
At East Rutherford, N.J.
Feb. 2, 4:30 p.m.
TV » Ch. 13
"If he can win this game, he definitely will be an icon in two cities," said Morton, who was in Denver for six of his 18 NFL seasons.
Morton went 0-2 as a Super Bowl starter, losing with the Dallas Cowboys in 1971, then the Broncos in 1978. Warner went 1-2, winning with the St. Louis Rams in 2000, then losing with them in 2002, before losing with the Arizona Cardinals in 2009.
Giants’ Diehl retires
New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl has retired after an 11-year career that included two Super Bowl championships. Diehl announced his retirement on Friday. The fifth-round draft pick became a cornerstone of tough offensive lines. Diehl missed only 12 games in his career in which he started at every position on the line but center.
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