Eli: Peyton doesn't have to win to secure legacy

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Peyton Manning doesn't need to beat the Seattle Seahawks and win a second Super Bowl to secure his legacy as one of the NFL's greatest quarterbacks.

Little brother and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning of the New York Giants says his 37-year-old sibling has already done enough to qualify as one of football's great -- and the outcome of the Feb. 2 game between the Denver Broncos and the Seahawks isn't going to change that opinion one bit.

Speaking on a conference call 10 days before the championship game in his backyard at MetLife Stadium, Eli Manning said his job lately has been to get his brother extra tickets for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city. Barring late add-ons, he's already hit the request number.