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Manning's mind on football, not future

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 13, 2014 at 4:37 pm •  Published: January 13, 2014

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning's mind is on New England, not his neck.

When answering a question last week about whether he could still enjoy the playoffs given his previous postseason disappointments, Manning dropped in a phrase that "the light is at the end of the tunnel for me, no question."

Meaning, that at age 37 he certainly has more games and seasons behind him than ahead.

Following Denver's 24-17 win over San Diego on Sunday that sent the Broncos into the AFC championship, Manning was asked whether a medical exam on his surgically repaired neck following the season, which ESPN reported will determine whether he even plays in 2014, was weighing on his mind.

Said Manning: "It's really not."