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A tableau: Peyton Manning and Ray Lewis talking in a Mile High Stadium locker room, 90 minutes after the end of the pitched battle that was their AFC divisional playoff matchup, 85 minutes after Ray Lewis yelled Bible verse at Solomon Wilcots, and about six hours after the game started. There's just something about the scene—Manning next to the garbage cans, the whole locker room cleared out except for the two oldest guys on each team, the kid in foreground (Manning's, according to the Ravens employee that captured the scene, one of his twins), and Ray Lewis wearing glasses and a smile, after all that.


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What do you think they talked about? Tips from Manning on defending against Matt Ryan or Russell Wilson? Parenting advice? Whippersnappers and their newfangled technology? Endorsement deals? Their respective futures in punditry? The world may never know—or Ray Lewis will ultimately, tell the world, because he talks a lot. For once, we kind of want to hear it.

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