Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning meets with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton after an NFL game in Indianapolis in 2011. Manning and Newton will square off in the 50th Super Bowl, in Santa Clara, Calif., on Sunday. The two quarterbacks were No. 1 overall draft picks 13 years apart. AJ Mast/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Super Bowl 50's Quarterbacks: So Talented And So Different

For Frank Deford, the best football games are those played with two star quarterbacks, because football needs quarterbacks.

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