Consistency is key for Mannings

Today Peyton ceded his starting streak to a familiar face: his brother Eli.

That the Manning brothers would rank atop the N.F.L.’s consecutive-starts list for active quarterbacks — Brett Favre is the career leader with 297 in a row — is a testament to their physical preparation, toughness and to a degree good luck.

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.