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Now Brady is the grizzled veteran, though fans won’t get that expected matchup with his longtime rival, Manning, after Baltimore stunned Denver.

“They’re not going to last forever,” Young said of the old guard, “but you’ve got a feeling that there’s some guys around that we’re in pretty good shape in the next generation. Right now, as we speak, there’s compelling stories all over the playoffs at the quarterback spot, which is kind of fun.”

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