INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Archie Manning got to see one of his sons win a Super Bowl and MVP in a city special to his family.
"I think it's special because of the city here," he said. "This city has meant a lot to our family for 14 years, and I've been here all week. The city did a great job, and this building looked beautiful.
"Yes, it is special."
It was more validation for Eli's suggestion before last season that he's an elite quarterback. His father recoiled when asked Sunday whether it's likely he now has two sons headed for the Hall of Fame.
"I know Eli well. He is in his eighth year, and I hope he can stay healthy for a long time."
Archie Manning was impressed by how Eli handled himself during the Giants' latest championship comeback.
"He just hung in there," he said. "He was patient, and he had to be patient. He was sacked some early, and it wasn't easy.
"There wasn't anything easy out there. He played like a quarterback needs to play."