Broncos QB Peyton Manning, Coach John Fox speak on Super Bowl preps, big game excitement

DENVER - Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox and quarterback Peyton Manning met with the media at Dove Valley Thursday and each shared their excitement about their upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII matchup against the Seattle Seahawks.

Manning said the team is just getting to know the Seahawks and is still studying their style because they saw them only in the preseason. He said the team has spent the day practicing at a 10-degree temperature, simulating multiple game day situations -- cold weather among them.

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According to Manning, Fox also asked that players with Super Bowl experience to share it with the team.

"It's a unique stage. I had them share those experiences for the younger players," said Fox.

When asked if his brother -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning -- had shared any advice, Manning said, "Eli pulls for me, and I pull for him. It's been unique having a relationship with him -- having the same job these past 10 years."

Manning ended the briefing by saying, "There's no question it's very special to be playing in this game … This is why you work hard to get this opportunity."

Fox told reporters he has a lot of close friends in New York and feels it's a great city.

However, he said the game, like most others, will come down to what team performs the best.

Fox called the Seahawks defense "very aggressive and fun to watch."

When asked about Manning leading the team in the Super Bowl, Fox said, "He's earned everything he's got. He's worked very, very hard."

"I've seen tremendous growth to [Manning] physically since last season and his growth in the Broncos system," said Fox.

Fox said he feels there are two Broncos who will be first-ballot Hall-of-Famers: Peyton Manning and Champ Bailey.

As for Broncos injuries, Fox said defensive tackle Mitch Unrein did not practice, and running back Knowshon Moreno was limited due to sore ribs.

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