Cardinals have the edge against Manning's suitors

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Manning looks like a lock to sign with the Cardinals if our data is to be believed.


The Peyton Manning sweepstakes are really starting to heat up and it seems like everybody has an opinion on where he will wind up this season. Well enough with the speculation, it's time to break this one down scientifically to see who has the edge.

Team Broncos Cardinals Dolphins Titans
Coach: John Fox Ken Whisenhunt Not Tony Sparano

Edge: Dolphins
Mike Munchak
Displaced QB: Tim Tebow

Edge: Broncos. Sure, Tebow will be mad, but he'll turn the other cheek.
Kevin Kolb Matt Moore Matt Hasselbeck
Chasing the legacy of: John Elway Kurt Warner Dan Marino

Edge: Dolphins. Not only does Manning have a ring, he's a better actor, too.
Steve McNair
Expectation: Win a Super Bowl. Have more Cardinals than Cowboys jerseys in the stands

Edge: Cardinals.
Win a Super Bowl. Win a Super Bowl.
Our top WR is ...: Demaryius Thomas Larry Fitzgerald.

Edge: Cardinals.
Brandon Marshall Rehabbing a knee injury.
Do you like to run the ball?: Yes No.

Edge: Cardinals.
Yes Yes
Will you play New England?: Yes Yes Yes Yes
December temperature: 46 65

Edge: Cardinals. The temperature in the dome never changes.
77 49
After hours: Hit one of the many micro breweries. The early bird special in Scottsdale.

Edge: Cardinals. Believe it or not, this is more his style.
South Beach. Grand Ole Opry.
Will rub elbows with: Matt Parker and Trey Stone John McCain Too many B-list celebrities to name.

Edge: Everybody but the Dolphins, because the list of minority owners reads like a list of "Celebrity Apprentice" rejects.
Faith Hill
What fans will do if Manning doesn't sign with their team: Buy more billboards. Golf after hitting the Indian casino. Blame LeBron James.

Edge: Everybody but Dolphins. Seriously, Lebron. You're not helping, only hurting.
Continue to be great fans.

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