NFL fans were loving the alternate broadcast for Monday Night Football featuring former quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning.
Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season reaches its end on Monday night, where the Baltimore Ravens play the Las Vegas Raiders in Allegiant Stadium. While it is certainly far from the most enticing game on the schedule, there is a way to find some entertainment for the game.
ESPN2 is airing an alternate broadcast of the big game, featuring commentary from Peyton and Eli Manning. Those who gave a listen to the broadcast shared their thoughts on Twitter, and the feedback has been pretty positive.
How many Super Bowls did Peyton Manning win?
Peyton Manning won two Super Bowl titles during his 18-year career, one each with the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos. He had the chance to win four Lombardi Trophies throughout his career, but the Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints in Super Bowl 44 and the Broncos were blown out by the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48.
His win in Super Bowl 50 would be his final game in the NFL, as he announced his retirement shortly afterwards. Peyton was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer on his first year on the ballot.
How many Super Bowls did Eli Manning win?
Eli Manning spent the entirety of his 16-year career with the New York Giants, the team that traded with the then-San Diego Chargers to acquire him. The younger Manning brother made two memorable trips to the Super Bowl, both against the New England Patriots.
In Super Bowl 42, Manning’s throw to David Tyree’s and touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress helped end New England’s perfect season. He later won Super Bowl 46, thanks in part to a final drive highlighted by a beautiful sideline pass to Mario Manningham. Eli would announce his retirement from the NFL following the 2019 season.
From Peyton dressing up as Raiders head coach Jon Gruden to Charles Barkley joining as a special guest, the Manning brother’s broadcast was not short on entertainment.