"I respect both these teams a great deal," Ryan said in Indianapolis, according to the Boston Herald. "But to say you have your natural rival from New England in the Super Bowl and then you have somebody you share a stadium with, yeah, it's pretty rough."
"I have no idea," he said. "You look at both these teams, both quarterbacks are elite quarterbacks. The funny thing is, when Eli (Manning) said he was an elite quarterback at the beginning of the year, I think I was the only guy who agreed with him. I was getting shot down for that even. But I think everybody sees it now."