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Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis prepare for final matchup with plenty on the line

Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis prepare for final matchup with plenty on the line

They will probably lock eyes more than a few times Saturday, one of the best offensive players of his generation staring straight ahead at one of the era's best defenders.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will spot Ray Lewis across the line of scrimmage and then initiate a series of line calls, his helmet bobbing, his arms gesticulating wildly. A crouching Lewis will then bark out orders to his teammates.

"It's just two people who understand the game very well," Lewis said. "Offensively, he understands what things he wants to see, and defensively, we understand what things we don't want him to see. That's where the chess match comes in. You give him...

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