INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Peyton Manning hit the practice field in Denver Wednesday morning in front of some 17 cameras and a media throng that looked more playoff-size than regular season.
But this is no regular season game, this is the face of the NFL returning to a place he called home for 13 years, putting the franchise on the map.
“It's hard to predict how I will feel emotionally; football is certainly an emotional game. I just don't know,” said Manning. “How I'll feel walking into the stadium, I can't tell you that right now. I'll probably know after the game, I probably may not tell you after the game either. It's just too hard to predict.”
Manning says it’s been interesting trying to prepare for Indianapolis, a team he says is unfamiliar with the amount of new players on it. But he adds, the Colts defense has been impressive this season.
“When you see Robert Mathis or Antoine Bethea, guys that you are close to, guys that you've played in some huge games with, there is a bond there,” said Manning. “When you are getting ready to play them on a film, it's a challenge. Somebody asked me earlier, you know, ‘is this like playing Eli?’ I said I know Robert Mathis hits harder than Eli.”
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