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Which losses hurt Tom Brady more: Ones against Eli or Peyton?

Which Manning would you want to quarterback your team for one game: Eli or Peyton?


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It's a frequent debate among sports writers, analysts, and fans everywhere. But leave it to an Eagles backer to come at it from a different angle.

In honor of Veterans Day, the pregame and halftime shows of Westwood One's "Monday Night Football" game between Philadelphia and Carolina was broadcast live from the newly-commissioned naval ship USS America, stationed in San Diego. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined the show (in addition to Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson and Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald) and answered questions from sailors aboard the ship.

That's when Petty Officer Santiago, who was identified as an Eagles fan, asked, "Which Manning do you least like?"

After a roar of laughter, Brady said "that's pretty good" and gave his response.

"You know the Giants, I have real deep wounds from those losses against the Giants," said Brady, who has won three Super Bowls and lost two others at the hands of Eli and the Giants. "Both are great competitors. And the Giants have gotten the better of us in some pretty important games, certainly the two Super Bowl losses. So those are tough ones to swallow, although I've lost some pretty important AFC Championship games against Peyton (Brady is 11-5 all-time against Peyton).

"But it's a great football family. I think the way they handle themselves, both of them on the field and off the field…is a great role model for all the kids watching. They're great competitors, it's fun to play against them, but man, those losses to the Giants still hurt."

Photos from the Giants 17-14 win over the New England Patriots in SBXLII

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