ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – No disrespect to the receivers he had with the Colts, but Peyton Manning never had such a group as he has in Denver.
Even Tony Dungy marvels over this new collection of pass-catchers that Manning brings to Indianapolis for the biggest homecoming since Brett Favre donned purple to so much chagrin at Lambeau Field in 2009.
Andrew Luck doesn't have quite the same cast in Indy that Manning enjoyed there or the one he's doing great things with in Denver, but he does have Reggie Wayne still burnishing his Hall of Fame credentials.
Manning's best year in Indianapolis was 2004, when his trio of 1,000-yard receivers — Wayne, Marvin Harrison and Brandon Stokley — combined for 231 catches, 3,400 yards and 37 touchdowns.
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