NE writers agree: 18 more valuable

While risking their lives, several New England Sports Network writers concurred that Manning is indeed more important to his team than Brady.

For these reasons, I’d take Brady over Manning any day of the week and twice on Sunday if I were to assemble a team. But, when you look at each one’s team as it stands, I can’t deny the fact that the Pats are better built for sustained success than the Colts, which you guys have all alluded to. In fact, I’ll be surprised if the Colts make the playoffs this season, whereas I think the Pats would still make the postseason even if Brady were to sustain an injury (God forbid).