This is the Manning Bowl, Peyton Manning vs. Eli Manning as the Denver Broncos travel to the east coast to take on the New York Giants. This is the third Manning Bowl we’ve seen and possibly the last. So far Peyton is 2-0 against his younger brother, who has him beat in Super Bowl rings 2-1.
“You do take a moment there to realize that it is your brother over there that’s the quarterback for the New York Giants in the NFL, the same person that you grew up with, so it is unique and I think you take a moment to realize that it is special,” Peyton Manning said.
“It’s still neat. It doesn’t happen very often. It is neat to see your big brother there on the sideline or seeing him before the game,” Eli Manning said. “Those moments are the things you remember and will remember for a long time.
“Hopefully when I think back on these games that we’ve played against opposing teams with my brother, I can think and remember at least one win.”
Peyton and Eli had games on the opposite end of the spectrum last week. Peyton tied an NFL record with 7 touchdown passes in a game. Eli, who threw 4 touchdowns, also gave up three interceptions. The Giants turned the ball over a total of six times in a week one loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Peyton though is pleased with the way his team bounced back last Thursday night from a disappointing end of their season in the playoffs last year. They were also able to exact a little bit of revenge on the team that sent them home early.
“This was a good start to a new season for us,” Manning said, via ESPN. “… So, it’s just a start, get a couple days’ extra preparation for Week 2.”