Power Ranking the 12 Quarterbacks in the NFL Playoffs

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3. Peyton Manning

My decision on who would be No. 3 for this list was up in the air between Romo and Peyton Manning. The main reason why is because over the past six weeks, Manning has looked like a different player. Regardless, he is a more accomplished quarterback than Romo and he knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl. In the past six weeks, Manning hasn’t been on his game, but the Broncos have involved a running attack in their arsenal that seems to be working. C.J. Anderson has emerged as a playmaker for the Broncos and that’s important for the playoffs as it makes it harder for defenses to contain this offense.

Whether he’s banged up or just not playing well, this extra week off for the Broncos is vitally important. Coming to Denver and dethroning Manning will be difficult as the Broncos are 8-0 at home in 2014. Manning will go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks of all-time and although people question his ability to perform in the postseason, Manning is deserving of this ranking.

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