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Yet, as transcendent as ever.

“If he’s lost anything, I can’t see it,” said Broncos receiver Brandon Stokley, who played with Manning in his prime in Indianapolis. “I’m sure in some ways he’s better than he ever was. And he’s always been great.”

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AP Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell and AP Sports Writers Michael Marot and Dave Skretta contributed.

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