Nobody can say Peyton Manning's Sunday return to Indianapolis doesn't have added meaning.
Aside from the reality that seeing him in a Denver Broncos uniform tears out the hearts of Colts fans, the five-time NFL MVP can become the winningest quarterback in league history by passing Brett Favre with a 187th career victory. And he can supplant Favre on the NFL's all-time passing yards list with 284 against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Manning brings with him a 7-0 Super Bowl contender and the league's No. 1 defense. He faces a Colts (3-5) team in dire straights with a three-game losing streak.
The Colts ended Manning's season last January in the playoffs. He's 1-2 when facing his old team, including a 39-33 loss at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2013, when the Broncos arrived with an umblemished 6-0 record.
At 39, this could be the final time Colts fans see him play in Indianapolis, where he called home for 14 years through 2011 and was instrumental in leading the franchise to a Super Bowl XLI triumph in 2007.
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