December 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) watches from the sideline during the third quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Broncos defeated the Raiders 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
KUSA - In the twilight of his career (if you even can really call it that), Peyton Manning is appreciating the sunshine a little bit more.
"There is nothing else I would rather be doing than be in this opportunity. And so that is certainly my goal to enjoy the preparation, not just the game, to actually enjoy the preparation part of it," Manning said. After 16 seasons - now 13 of which he's led his team to the postseason - the Broncos quarterback isn't about to be all too reflective though. He's still driven to win the Super Bowl.
"I think you enjoy these things maybe even more than maybe you have in the past," he continued.
Manning - who is a career 9-11 in the postseason - said that he did not, nor has never put more pressure on himself to perform in the spotlight of the playoffs.