Manning picks apart Bears

With the precision of a surgeon, Peyton Manning picked apart the Bears and erased any question about his ability to win the big game, writes John Clayton.

Updated: February 5, 2007, 3:15 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

MIAMI -- Prince electrified Dolphin Stadium on Sunday night by finishing his halftime music set with "Purple Rain." That was sandwiched between Peyton Manning and the Colts' version of the Blue Reign.

Manning erased any of the lingering questions about his career. He finally won a big game. All those proverbial monkeys are completely off his back. He beat the Chicago Bears 29-17 in Super Bowl XLI, and -- although maybe it came a little later than expected -- the Manning Reign ...

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