It may not sound like this will be a factor in the actual game, but if you really think about it, it will. Brady and Manning are two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, so it’s really going to come down to who wants it more. Manning is trying to silence his critics. After a Super Bowl ring that was won mainly by a dominant Giants defense, he has put together a season (and postseason) in which he has carried his team and truly developed into an elite quarterback. A win for Eli would go a long way towards shaping his legacy. Having multiple Super Bowl rings is something that not many quarterbacks can boast, including his brother Peyton. Manning knows that he has a chance to go down in history here and really make his mark on the position of quarterback. As for Brady, the game couldn’t be bigger. A win for him would not only give him his fourth Super Bowl ring, tied for most by quarterbacks with Joe Montana, but he will also surpass Montana in the category of playoff wins for most all-time. Brady also is going to be out for revenge on the Giants. They ruined his perfect season, so he is going to aim to end their magical run. With all of the accolades that Brady has received, it is very possible that with a win here, he can be considered the greatest quarterback of all time, and, although he’s gotten older, he is still playing his best football, so he could make another run at the Super Bowl. I believe that the game is more important for Brady, but it is extremely crucial for Manning’s career too.